0800443377

Connect

Facebook
YOUTUBE
Instagram

Join The goRead. goRides seasonal biking tip and tasks.

How to Attach a Thule Tour Rack

By Annette 9 months agoNo Comments

Learn how to attach your Thule Tour Rack to your bike

The Thule Tour Rack is a lightweight bike carrier ideal for bike packing/touring.  It attaches to either the front or rear of any bike:

Rear attachment to seat stays by clamping

Front attachment to front forks by clamping

 

For more information on which type of carrier to use on your bike see Bike Carrier Buying Guide

Thule bike carrier with waterproof bags and bungey cords

Two Tour Racks attached to an x-small full suspension mountain bike

Your Thule Tour Rack has arrived…

Unpack your rack box. Remove the plastic and identify the following contents.

Thule tour rack box/packaging.goRide

Thule Tour Rack box

Tour Rack & instruction sheet

Supports for Tour Rack in 3 different lengths

Allen Keys and 4 screws

Tour Rack release key

Tools/Equipment you will need…

All the tools you need (an Allen Key) are supplied with the Thule Tour Rack

Prepare your Tour Rack for attachment to your bike

Your first task is to decide which size supports you need to attach to the tour rack for it to sit level on either the front or back of your bike.

To do this place the rack over the wheel you have chosen to mount it above.  By pivoting the clamps into position you should be able to hold your rack level and decide which length supports you need to attach.

As a general rule the longer supports are needed for rear attachment, the short ones for front.

Using the Allen key and 4 screws secure the supports you have chosen to the rack.

Follow the instructions below choosing either a rear or front attachment

Note that the process is the same, we just want to show the carrier mounted on both of its options – front & rear

Attach the clamps to the seat stays of your bike frame

  • determine where along the seat stays your carrier needs to sit
  • thread the straps through the slot – if this is difficult use the allen key to turn the mechanism and move the position of the slot
Thule Tour Rack attached over rear wheel. goRide

Tightening the clamp mechanism

  • Make sure your carrier is sitting in a horizontal position or has a slight forward tilt
  • Using the Allen Key provided tighten each clamp until the carrier is securely fitted

Test that the carrier is adequately fastened by applying a little weight/pressure – it should not move

Attach the clamps to the front forks of your bike frame

  • determine where along the forks your carrier needs to sit
  • thread the straps through the slot – if this is difficult use the allen key to turn the mechanism and move the position of the slot
Straps threading on Thule Tour Tack - front attachment.goRide

Tightening the clamp mechanism

  • Make sure your carrier is sitting in a horizontal position or has a slight back tilt
  • Using the Allen Key provided tighten each clamp until the carrier is securely fitted

Test that the carrier is adequately fastened by applying a little weight/pressure – it should not move

Removing the Tour Rack

To remove the tour rack from your bike you will need the release key.

Simple slot the key into the hole found above each clamping mechanism.  Turning the key will release the tension and the straps will simply slide out of the slot.

If you happen to lose this key replacements can be purchased here

NOTE:

When the rack is removed from your bike you will need to be careful not to lose the rubber protection pads that sit over the 4 clamps.  These pads easily fall off the rack.

The Thule Tour Rack is suitable for carrying loads up to a maximum weight of 11.3kg when rear mounted or 10kg when front mounted.  Please use the rack safely by not overloading.

Although intended for off road use the Tour Rack can also be used for light loads around town.

Find out more, make your Bike Carrier solution a success…

…so you and your family can SMILE when you goRide

this work was shared 0 times
 000

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.