The Thule ProRide 598 is a very well thought out, well made bike rack. It's quick and easy to install, easy to use, and looks great. What makes this a 5 star product.
The frame holder will stay in whatever position you place it in, so you can position it before lifting the bike onto the roof. The shape of the aluminium bottom tray isn't just designed to look good. Assuming that you are parked on the flat, or facing slightly downhill, the bike will roll forwards into the jaws of the frame holder, i.The plastic wheel holders have an edge to them so you're less likely to overlift, i. Dump the bike beyond the bike carrier and onto the car roof. Diagonal, quick-release wheel straps hold your bike securely. When the bike frame is resting in the frame holder you'll support it with one hand and use the other to turn the tensioning knob which is probably at shoulder level. This has a one way ratchet, i. This is what Thule call their "torque limiter dial". You release the frame holder with a push button; it releases entirely, making it easier to take the bike off. It comes complete with 20mm x 20mm adapters for aluminium T-track section bars, suitable for most aluminium. If you have square (32 x 22mm) bars or other aerobar types, e.
BMW, then you need adapters. Fits T-track aluminium roof bars with a 20mm channel (adapters available for other bars). Fits bikes with down tubes from 22mm to 80mm diameter (up to 80 x 100mm for oval frames). Fits wheels up to 3" (adapters available for 3-5" tyres).
There's no official guidance from Thule but people have used this rack with bikes as large as 29ers. Each 598 has two One Key System locks - one locks the carrier to the roof bars, the other locks the bike to the carrier. It's easy to change from left- to right-hand mounting to load you bike from either side of the car.
It's TÜV approved and meets the "City Crash Test" criteria. Not suitable for electric bikes. The item "Thule 598 ProRide TWIN PACK premium roof-mount bike carrier, excellent condition" is in sale since Saturday, July 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Car Racks". The seller is "all_4_gzus" and is located in Washington.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom. of Bikes: 2