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      Thule Paceline Bike Mount

      A roof-mount bike rack you can clamp with a single hand while the other hand supports your frame, the Thule Paceline Bike Mount combines a sleek, low-profile look with an easy-to-load design.
      • $199.95

      Item # 871127

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      • Auto-clamping with ergonomic precision dial optimizes fork clamping pressure to help eliminate damage to fork
      • Low profile aluminum tray made from corrosion-resistant aluminum to withstand the elements
      • Ratcheting wheel strap and high-wall wheel cradle secures the wheel to the tray with added protection
      • The Thule Paceline Bike Mount fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks


      Thule Paceline Bike Mount

      Specification Description
      Best use Cycling
      Number of bikes 1
      Weight 8 lbs. 5 oz.

      Thule Paceline Bike Mount

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      Rated 4out of5
      by fromLove Thule products but this one? When this product works, it's awesome. Easy to put on most any rack system, once on easy to secure bike in place. However, 1 of the 2 I purchased broke in the clamping mechanism that secures the front fork. The actual piece that broke was a hard plastic or resin, so hoping down the road Thule will use a better material for such a critical piece. Had to leave one of my bikes on the trip home. 5 Stars if this would not have broken. BUT….I give REI and the Thule warranty a big 5 Stars! I returned the broken mount to REI and was told to get a new one, no questions asked!
      Date published: 2014-09-12
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromSecure and fast configuration Install is Super easy, fast and secure. I appreciate the lock mechanism keeps the bike attached to the sled, and the sled attached to the car. Mounting the sled to the aeroblade cross bars on my wife's van was simple and quick to adjust. I like specifically that the lever that opens to trap the fork opens MORE than a quick-release so the fork comes right out without any loosening (thank the lawyer tabs for when you put the wheel back on), also the lugs which interface with the fork dropouts are rounded and polished smooth, no sharp edges to dig into 'carbon fiber' and gouge the surface for no value added. After 14+ hours of driving the bike hadn't moved at all, the dropouts were still bottomed-out against the lugs when I finally took the bike(s) down off the rack. We traveled for about 3 hours at 80mph (US-15 NB Utah for anyone thinking of busting me for speeding!) in some pretty wicked crosswinds too. The overall theory of a roof top mount is second preference for me with hitch/spare tire being first due to the drag of bike tubing etc. above the significantly more aerodynamic vehicle. We lost over 10mpg against our previous trip of 1500+ miles last summer with no change but the bike on the roof rather than in the cab (crowded, I don't recommend that either...), granted we had a road bike and a 29er on top of the van, which usually gets 40+mpg on that trip. Trivial complaint is that the rubber which interfaces the front of the sled to the aeroblade will curl under if you tighten the front clamp a bit too tight. I am not sure why the rubber is only 'slip on' tight, but it didn't make the sled perform any less
      Date published: 2014-07-31
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromgreat bike mount! have been using this with my Specialized Roubaix on the roof of our 2014 Highlander, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase! very sturdy, no wiggling, and very aesthetically pleasing!
      Date published: 2014-08-15
      Rated 2out of5
      by fromAwkward; Didn't Fit My Car Aluminum finish is highly attractive. However, the overall product is rather awkward to use. The mechanism to mount the rack to the rear crossbar is incredibly difficult (look closely at the product photo). You basically have to screw two knobs up from the bottom while maneuvering a rubber pad into place. Not easy. The front mount wasn't much better. There is an odd little bolt mechanism that requires a fair amount of fiddling and adjusting before you can flip the lever to lock the rack into place. Mounting the bike was also challenging. There is a tiny knob inside the front lever that you have to adjust to make enough room for the dropouts. I suppose once you get it set you can leave it that way for good, but it seems to require adjusting every time I use the rack. The worst part about the Paceline was that (in spite of help at the store) it didn't fit my car (Acura MDX with factory rails and crossbars). The rear tail on the Paceline blocked the tailgate which would only open 25% of the way. I used a hacksaw to cut off six inches from the bike rack while my family waited inside the car to leave for our trip. It fixed the problem for the short-term, but now I have to live with the awkward features described above. Bummer. So be 100% certain this will work on your vehicle before you're ready to go. And even if it does fit, I'd still pay the extra and get the Thule Sprint with much better design.
      Date published: 2014-07-27
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromSturdy Rack, Solid Clamping and Easy Assembly Sturdy rack, solid clamping and easy assembly offset the cost of the Thule Paceline. As an added plus, the crossbar mounting is adaptable to most factory cross bars as well as other brands’ roof racks. If you do not like “two wheels on” roof top bike carriers, I suggest you take a look at this one. Here are some assembly notes that may help you. The directions from Thule are very clear and almost everything is pre-assembled, so it is very easy to install if your roof rack system is already in place. The last two pages, however, contain a reference to what length bolts will be needed for the rear clamp. I wish Thule had put that on the first page. The reason for this is the most difficult (read frustrating) step is mounting the end cap. If the endcap has already been put in place, you need to take that off to change the bolts out. Check that bolt length before you do anything else. Another point not adequately covered in the instructions is changing the side the pull tab is on. Before you put the endcap on, you can easily slide the rear wheel hold-down off the bar and flip it around so the pull tab is towards the outside of your vehicle. This will make mounting your bike easier if you are mounting two carriers or more to your roof rack. The last tip concerns getting a good fit with aero design cross bars. There are two knobs that control the tension on the mounting bolts. It takes a little patience, but by loosening the leading knob and tightening the trailing knob. You can get a really solid fit on the angled portion of the aero bar. So far, I’ve done only a couple of short car trips with my 29er mounted to the roof. Rock solid hold on the bike with no noticeable sway, even with some potholes thrown in. I really like the clamping system. I suggest you get the optional core lock for the peace of mind that the clamp will not accidently flip open. I’ve heard some disparaging comments about the exposed bolts being a target for bike thieves. I won’t comment on that except to say if I am really worried, I can be really creative about using motorcycle grade cable and padlock to secure the bike to the roof rack. After using Yakima racks for a long time prior to this, I am now a convert to the Thule clan!
      Date published: 2014-09-16
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromSturdy and easy to use I've never had a roof bike rack before, this was my first. The reviews I read of various models ranged the spectrum from flimsy and difficult to use, to outstanding. The Paceline mounted to my load bars quickly, and is very easy to load and adjust. The cam lock that tightens the rack to the dropouts makes it a breeze to operate. It worked well with the Thule Aerobars that I mounted on my 2011 Honda Fit. One minor thing - my Surly Long Haul Trucker (also from REI) has SKS fenders. The front fender was too long in the back to clear the body tube of the bike rack. I solved that by lopping an inch of the end of the fender.
      Date published: 2014-06-03

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