Thule 568 TopRide Locking Upright Cycle Carrier

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Product Description

  • Thule's range-topping fork mounted carrier, ideal for avoiding frame clamping and our most universal roof carrier 
  • Adaptor design ensures a perfect fit and easily guides the axle home with a rapid, secure clamping procedure, important when you have the bike held high 
  • Adaptors included for 100 mm Q/R, 12 x 100 mm, 15 x 100 mm and 15 x 110 mm, adaptors for other sizes available separately 
  • Axle clamping lever closes with an audible click and a clear visible indicator so you know 100% that your bike is secure 
  • Maximum weight of 20kg per bike 
  • Rear wheel cradle handles tyres up to 3 inches in width and includes an integrated cable lock to secure your bike from opportunist theft 
  • Locks to the roof bars, using Thule's locking cylinders, to deter theft 
  • Mounts to all Thule T-track roof bars, including Wing, Slide and Aero bars, T-track mounts are included, requires adaptor TH889900 for use with square bars 
  • Can be run on either side of the vehicle 
  • City Crash tested and TÜV‐GS approved 
  • All Thule automotive products come with a 5 year warranty

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

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Bike Racks & Baskets Guide


Bike Racks & Baskets Guide

Bike racks, also known as pannier racks, are a great way to carry luggage when you ride. Pannier racks are an essential for touring and are very useful for urban cycling and commuting too.

Rear Bike Racks

For most bikes a rear pannier racks is the most convenient way to carry luggage when cycling. You can carry more luggage on a rear pannier rack compared to a front rack. This is because extra weight on the back of the bike doesn’t upset the handling as much as extra weight on the front.

Frame Mounted Racks

If the frame of your bike has rack and/or mudguard mounts, then you can easily fit a frame mounted pannier rack. These mounts are simple threaded holes or eyelets on the frame. You can find them above the rear axle and at the top of the seat stays. Rack mounts are found on touring bikes and hybrid bikes as well as most hardtail mountain bikes. Many gravel bikes and some road bikes also have them.

rear pannier rack

Do I need a disc specific rack?

Many racks are labelled as ‘disc mounted’ or ‘disc mounts’ but you can fit regular racks to most modern disk equipped bikes. ‘Disc mount’ racks are slightly wider than regular racks as the lower stays of the rack protrude from the frame to make room for anything that sticks out from it. Most modern disc brakes don’t stick protrude, so a regular rack will fit perfectly. You will only need a disc rack if your disc brake calliper and/or rotor sticks out from your frame. Disc racks can also be fitted to bikes with calliper brakes if you want a wider rack.

rear rack mounts

Seatpost Mounted Racks

If your bike doesn’t have rack and/or mudguard mounts, a frame mounted rack won’t work, but you can fit a seatpost mounted rack. As the name suggests these racks clip onto the seatpost of your bike. The fittings tend to be quite secure, and you can easily strap a bag on to them. Seatpost racks are easy to remove which makes them a good choice is you only want to carry luggage occasionally.

The rails on these racks are like frame mounted racks so you could attach pannier bags. However, as they will only be attached at the top the bags will wobble around, so this isn’t recommended.

seatpost rack

Fitting Panniers and Lights

Pannier bags are designed to fit onto bike racks. A little adjustment is required when first fitting the pannier bags - every bike and rack combination is slightly different - but once this is done, they will fit securely. You can attach and remove Pannier bags in seconds.

Most rear bike racks have a plate on the back for fitting a rear light and/or reflector to help you be seen on the road at night. These mounts vary and may require an adaptor to fit specific rear lights.

carrying panniers to put on your bike

Front Racks

Front bike racks attach to the fork of your bike. Touring bikes have threaded mounts or eyelets on the fork for easy fitting. However many front luggage racks have fittings for clamping the rack without mounts. These are suitable for all steel or alloy forks. Some will even work with suspension forks.

Front racks have attachments for side mounted pannier bags and/or a rack for strapping a bag or basket to. Front pannier bags are smaller than rear bags, but they attach in much the same way.

Racks and luggage mounts for folding bikes are available but these tend to work only with specific brands. For example, the Brompton Front Luggage Mounting Block will only work with Brompton bikes and Brompton luggage.

front pannier rack


Most baskets are designed to fit either to the front or rear of your bike. Rear baskets are designed to fit onto a luggage rack, and some of these are also suitable for mounting to a front rack. Front baskets are designed to fit directly onto your bike with straps or a mount. Mounts are sometimes included with the basket, but others require separate mounts. These mounts are available separately in our basket spares section.

Check the product description of the basket you are interested in to see if it requires a mount, some just strap on to a rack or your handlebars. If your basket does require mounts, then check to see if they are provided or whether you need to buy them separately.

cycling with a basket full of shopping


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At Tredz, you can spread the cost of your purchase and pay monthly over 6-48 months, interest free (dependent on repayment terms and amount). Finance is provided by Barclays Partner Finance and PayPal Credit with 0% APR finance available on purchases over £250 for Barclays Partner Finance and from £99 for PayPal Credit. Eligibility criteria apply.

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If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

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