Thule Group

Thule increases convenience, style and security to its new premium fork mounted carrier

Press Release   •   Aug 29, 2013 09:00 BST

With the ever changing styles, technology and materials of bicycles today, the new premium fork mount carrier Thule Sprint has been designed to solve annoying carrying challengers that bike riders face. It combines convenience and patented safety technologies, making it the most complete fork mount carrier for maximum bike protection.

To fully understand the problems bike riders face when travelling with bikes, the new Thule Sprint bike carrier has been developed in close collaboration with bicycle manufacturers.

 “We know that many bike riders get frustrated when they’re trying to mount their bike. So being able to add smart features that makes their life just a little bit easier is exiting. Working closely with bicycle manufacturers also ensure we stay on the top of future trends”, says Eric Norling, International Product Manager Bike.

With Thule Sprint you don’t have to worry about over tightening the bicycle to the bike carrier as it is equipped with an integrated automatic torque adjustment and feedback system. When the bike is tightened to the carrier, a gas cap makes an audible noise and clicks out to indicate that it has reached an optimal holding force and that it is properly secured to the rack. To make sure no damage is done to the bicycles sensitive rims while fastened on the roof, Thule Sprint is equipped with shock absorbing elastomers imbedded in the wheel chock support to help absorb road shock and vibration.

Thule Sprint is designed to be installed into the load bars t-track slots for a very low and integrated fit and fast, easy and tool-free installation and removal. The new fork mount carrier is also designed to fit virtually all bike sizes. A telescoping wheel tray telescopes in and out for a custom fit to bike and vehicle and it also allows for better hatch clearance and rear vehicle access when not in use.

Facts – Thule Sprint

  • The AcuTight knob “clicks” when optimal hold is reached controlling the torque going into the bike frame and ensuring the bike is secured to the rack.
  • Road Dampening Technology (RDT) elastomers are imbedded in the rack attachments to help absorb road shock and vibration.
  • Ratcheting wheel strap with RDT quickly and easily secures the rear wheel and absorbs road shock.
  • Wheel chock support for increased rear wheel security and stability.
  • Telescoping wheel tray allows for custom bike fit and provides greater hatch clearance.
  • Easy, tool-free installation into the load bars t-track slots.

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About Thule Group

Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy for people to transport the things they care for - securely, safely and in style. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified, Thule Group offers products within four segments: Outdoor (equipment and carriers for cycling, water and winter sports, roof boxes, bike trailers and baby joggers.), Bags (laptop and camera bags, backpacks, bike panniers etc.), Towing (towbars and trailers) and Work Gear (ladder racks, tool boxes, etc.).

Thule Group has approximately 3,400 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. Sales in 2012 amounted to SEK 5.8 billion.
Find out more at www.thulegroup.com