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Thule Frame Adapter For Strap/Hitch Carriers


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Frame Adapter For Strap/Hitch Carriers

The Thule Frame Adapter For Strap/Hitch Carriers work with hanging-style hitch-mount racks to hold BMX frames, downhill frames, women-specific frames, and other oddball-shaped frames securely to your rack and vehicle. The Frame Adaptor uses a telescoping push-button system that clamps onto a bike's headset and seatpost to hold it securely in place.

  • Item #THU0324

Bike Capacity
hitch mount
Part Number
Recommended Use
bike travel
Manufacturer Warranty

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Top tube adapter

I bought this for a cross country trip to use with my mountain bike and it works as advertised. It allows for me to use all of my bikes with my trunk rack.

>Rating: 3

Poor fitment with Passage 2 bike Rack

I returned this product before using it

The rack seemed to be a very good one, however I needed to use the Thule Frame Adapters and they did not seat securely in to the rack channels. I am sure that the adapter could work well with the correct conditions, but not with my bikes.

>Rating: 5

Great adapter

Carry any bike frame on your rack using this simple product

>Rating: 5

Essential to have

I've put it through the wringer

This product is essential if you have a full suspension bike and a simple car rack. The design is very simple to use and fixes the problem of placing your bike on the rack completely. Couldn't be happier with this product!

>Rating: 5

Quick and Easy solution

I've put it through the wringer

This adaptor makes for a quick and easy solution for those of us that have run into the problem of putting a bike with a newer frame onto our hitch bike racks. Its very easy to put onto your bike and get off of your bike. It makes putting bikes on the rack a lot easier!

>Rating: 5

Easy to use

Used the frame adapter for the first time this past weekend with my daughters small mountain bike, and it worked perfectly. It is very easy to use and the bike was secure. I used it with the Apex 4 hitch bike rack.

>Rating: 4

It works

I'm using the Thule Frame Adapter in conjunction with the Spare Me 2 Spare Tire Bike Carrier. Normally my StumpJumper is a little difficult to mount on such racks, but with the Frame Adapter, no problem. The fit is a bit loose around the headset & seatpost, but properly placed straps seem to eliminate any slop. About the only negative is that you can't have anything mounted to the seatpost right under the saddle - that's because that is where the Frame Adapter rides


Does it effect a dropper post such as the rock shock reverb?


What is the maximum weight of the bike...

What is the maximum weight of the bike that can be used with this adapter ?