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Thule Unveils Three New Fork Mounted Carriers for 2014

Press Release   •   Jul 31, 2013 06:00 EDT

The sport of cycling has continued to experience growth in recent years. With so many different types of bicycle and riding styles, Thule has recently unveiled three new fork mounted bicycle carriers for the top of car that can carry just about any bicycle on the market.

“Thule has been making fork mounted carriers since the mid-90s. Back then, there was truly one type of fork axle, 9mm. Today, we still have 9mm, but many mountain bikes are coming with 15 or 20mm thru-axles. With our 2014 lineup we can carry all of the current fork configurations on the market along with many to come,” said TJ Hanson, Thule’s Director of Product Development.

Sprint (model 525)
Thule’s premium fork mount carrier. It combines security and convenience with patented assurance technologies, making it the most complete fork mount bike carrier.

  • AcuTight™ Knob “clicks” when you reach optimal hold to ensure your bike is secured to the rack
  • Tool-free installation with Thule’s Speed-Link™ mounting system
  • SonicHead design provides added bike security and timeless style
  • Telescoping wheel tray moves in and out securely fitting most bikes while providing greater hatch clearance
  • ”D” shaped low profile and lightweight aluminum tray is corrosion-resistant to withstand the elements
  • Ratcheting wheel strap quickly and easily secures the rear wheel and absorbs road shock

MSRP $249.95
Available – January 1, 2014

Paceline (model 527)
One-handed closure allows you to load and unload your bike with one hand while fitting most racks on the market.

  • Auto-clamp adjusts the pressure to different drop-out thicknesses for a secure hold
  • Ergonomic precision dial optimizes fork clamping pressure eliminating damage to fork
  • ”D” shaped low profile and lightweight aluminum tray is corrosion-resistant to withstand the elements
  • Ratcheting wheel strap and high-wall wheel cradle secures the wheel


MSRP $199.95
Available – January 1, 2014

ThruRide (model 535)
Premium thru-axle fork mount bike carrier with precision clamping pressure and universal roof-rack compatibility.

  • One-handed throw hood with adjustable clamping pressure for a secure hold on different thru-axle diameters
  • Ergonomic precision dial optimizes axle clamping pressure eliminating damage to axle
  • Adjustable clamp fits all thru axles sizes including
  • 12mm, 15mm and 20mm. (Fits 9mm axles with skewer and adapter sold separately)
  • ”D” shaped low profile and lightweight aluminum tray is corrosion-resistant to withstand the elements
  • Ratcheting wheel strap and high-wall wheel cradle secures the wheel to the tray with added protection


MSRP $199.95
Available – January 1, 2014

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About Thule 

The Thule brand was established in Sweden in 1942. Thule is now a premium brand that is used around all over the world. Under With the motto Bring your life, Thule offers a wide assortment of accessories to simplify the transportation of your gear and equipment in a secure, safe and stylish way. Roof racks, bike and water sport equipment carriers, roof boxes, accessories for recreational vehicles, trailers for the an active life (horses, boats, etc.), snow chains as well as luggage bags and boxes are just a few examples of what Thule currently offers. Thule is the largest brand in the Thule Group.