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Don't fear the rack, adapt.

The Thule Frame Adaptor is the missing link that will let you mount your non-standard frame on a hitch mount rack, be it BMX, downhill or other oddball frame. The Frame Adaptor telescopes to fit any bike and uses a strong but simple push button system to clamp onto a bike's headset and seat post.

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5 5

It works

I have a Thule hitch rack that I bought before testing to see if it'd work with my Gary Fisher full suspension 29er. Well, it did work, but wasn't ideal. This adapter makes things much better.

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Can this be locked? If I have it on the bike and on the rack is it possible for someone to release the adapter, drop the bike down and take it?

5 5

Thule Frame Adapter

Purchased the Thule spare me, only to find out one of our bikes would not fit on the rack. So I did a google and ran across the Thule Frame Adapter. And boy am I glad I did. It is fantastic, makes our bike outings so much more easier when using our vehicle rack. I'd recommend this product to anyone who needs a quick fix to their rack.

4 5

Great for odd geometry bikes!

I am very happy with this purchase. It allows me to attach my mountain bike to hitch mount rack when before I could not. This frame adapter is very easy to use. Just open the loops and attach to bike. The adapter adjusts to frame length through its telescoping design. It does exactly as advertised.

4 5

Works just like it looks

Opening the loops is difficult, but they are secure once closed. The loops are different sizes and may not fit all bikes.

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These types of adapters are a necessity if you want to get maximum use out of your rack and don't want to look like some dope going down the road with your bikes all crooked and stuff. I already owned two made by Saris before buying these that work great, so I was familiar with how they work. Also, before buying these I looked at the Yakima version at a local retailer to see how they were designed. The loops on the Yak version were not as large as those on the Saris model so I went with the Thules since I had just bought a Thule hitch rack and cargo box. "Amazingly ?" the Thules are almost identical to the Yak version. I agree with the previous reviewer that they are hard to open but seem solid once closed and should function fine. The Saris version doesn't seem to have as strong of a locking mechanism, but the bigger loops make them easier to attach to at larger variety of bikes. I've hauled bikes about 500 miles on the Saris' and they worked fine. We'll be doing a head to head test in July with the Thules when I haul four bikes to the Triple Bypass in CO. I'm sure they will do fine but if you plan to buy any of these things you should check them out at a local retail shop and then buy from backcountry.com. BC always has the best prices and you can't beat their service.