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Thule 598 ProRide Locking Upright Cycle Carrier - Aluminium

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Product Description

The Thule 598 ProRide is the quickest and most convenient bike carrier for bikes weighing up to 20kg. Thanks to an innovative frame holder and wheel tray the 598 ProRide auto positions your bike when you secure it.

Easy Secure

A torque limiter dial controls the force going into the bike frame for quick and easy securing while pressure is spread thanks to large, soft claw pads that adapt to your tubing. This reduces the change of damage.

Safe Mounting

The Thule 598 comes with an extended lower jaw to prevent your bike from falling. Your wheels are stable in specially designed wheel holders with diagonal quick release wheel straps.

Review | 5 / 5

"Simply put, this is the finest roof rack we’ve ever used. Its operation is simple, it’s stable at speed and sleek in aesthetic. The price is certainly high, but it’s sure to last" – BikeRadar

Thule Car Rack Compatibility

Key Features

  • The quickest and most convenient cycle roof carrier on the market
  • Revised clamp with extended lower jaw holds your bike in place whilst you secure the wheel straps and tighten everything up
  • Integrated torque limited dial prevents over tightening on lightweight carbon frames whilst ensuring that clamp is still secure
  • Deep and flexible padding integrated into the 598's jaws adapts to the shape of your frame giving a more secure hold whilst minimising the chances of damage
  • Smartly designed wheel holders with diagonal straps for a larger contact area and more secure hold. Ratcheting pump-buckles make cinching them up a quick and easy task
  • Clamp arm can be switched tool-free from one side to the other for mounting on either side of your vehicle
  • Clamp and mountings are lockable, securing the rack to the car and the bike to the rack
  • Includes T-track adaptors to fit Thule Wing, Slide, and Aero bars, requires adaptor for square bars
  • Max number of bikes: 1
  • Max bike weight: 20 KG
  • Product Weight: 4.2kg
  • Fits Frame Dimensions: All
  • Fits Wheel Size: Up to 3"
  • City crash tested and TÃV-GS approved
  • All Thule automotive products come with a 5 year warranty

Technical Specification:

  • Load capacity: 20 kg
  • Dimensions: 145 x 32 x 8.5 cm
  • Weight: 4.2 kg
  • Fits round frame dimensions: 22-80 mm
  • Fits maximum oval frame dimensions: 80x100 mm
  • Thru-axle compatible: Yes
  • Carbon frame compatible: Yes Adapter/s required: Thule Carbon Frame Protector
  • Fits roof racks with 20x20 mm T-tracks: Yes
  • Fits roof racks with 24x30 mm T-tracks: Yes Adapter/s required: Thule T-track Adapter 889-1
  • Fits SquareBar: Yes Adapter/s required: Thule ProRide SquareBar Adapter
  • One Key System compatible: Yes

Thule ProRide 598 Instructions

Thule 598 ProRide Locking Upright Cycle Carrier - Aluminium Reviews

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Internet purchase for rear lights

Placed and order for rear lights. Good web site. Reasonable prices supported with free delivery and prompt service. Very happy and will defo send more orders.

Placed and order for rear lights. Good web site. Reasonable prices supported with free delivery and prompt service. Very happy and will defo send more orders.

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Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
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Fantastic product

Upgraded spec on ratchet grips much better than the older version

Upgraded spec on ratchet grips much better than the older version

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Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Car Rack Guide

 

Car Rack Types

Roof Racks

Cyclist mounting a bike to a car roof rack

Benefits

  • Easy access to your boot
  • No problems when reversing or parking
  • Add accessories to carry any big bulky item, not just bikes

Considerations

  • Can reduce fuel economy by causing drag
  • More difficult to mount and remove your bike
  • Be aware driving under low objects

Boot Racks

Cyclist mounting a bike to a boot rack

Benefits

  • Affordable
  • Very portable for storage
  • Easy to mount and remove bikes
  • Improved fuel economy
  • No fittings needed

Considerations

  • May need a light board if the rack obscures your number plate and lights
  • Take care when reversing
  • Some fastenings can damage paintwork
  • No access to boot
  • Remember to disable automatic rear wipers

Towbar Racks

Cyclist rolling a bike onto a towbar car rack

Benefits

  • Low height for easy bike mounting and dismounting
  • Less risk to vehicle paintwork
  • Very strong & sturdy
  • Improved fuel economy

Considerations

  • Need a towbar fitted to your car
  • Can be expensive
  • You may need a light board
  • Obscures boot (some can tilt giving you access)

What to consider

1

Your budget

Your budget will determine the type of car bike rack you want. Roof racks tend to be the most affordable car racks, starting from around £30, while entry level boot racks begin around £40 and towbar racks from £50. 

If you're planning on transporting more than one bike, you'll want a higher budget to buy a more sturdy cycle carrier.

2

Bike tyre width

Road bikes use slim tyres and will easily mount to most car racks. However, if you're transporting mountain or some hybrid bikes then you'll want to consider the width of your tyres. 

Some MTB's come with very wide tyres (such as 27.5+ MTB’s and fat bikes) that won't fit into the standard wheel holders on roof racks and towbar racks. You can buy specialist bike racks made specifically for these types of cycles, and brands like Thule offer adapters to accommodate wider tyres.

3

Bike weight

Most car racks with come with a recommended maximum weight per bike, which will depend on the style of rack you’re using and the durability of it. Most roof and boot racks have a max weight of 15kg. 

Towbar racks are generally stronger, so can fit bikes up to 20kg. These weights can be found on our product pages. It’s worth remembering that E bikes are heavier than standard bikes, so choosing a rack that can accommodate the extra weight is essential.

4

The number of bikes you’ll transport

Roof racks will carry just one bike, but you can fit two or three racks to your roof, depending on the size of your vehicle. Boot racks often fit three bikes but can go up to four in rare exceptions (check the maximum weight capacity of the rack). 

Towbar racks can also fit up to four bikes as weight isn't so much of a problem.

5

The length of your bike’s wheelbase

Car racks will fit most standard road, hybrid and mountain bikes. However, bikes with long a wheelbase, such as enduro and downhill MTB’s may struggle to fit the length of the wheel holders. 

You can buy extenders and adaptors to help with this, although you can get adaptor beams which fit to your seatpost and headset for easier mounting.

Also, if you’re using a long wheelbase bike with a boot or towbar rack, be aware that the front and rear wheel may stick out on either side of your car. When measuring your wheelbase, remember the distance is from your front axle to the rear axle.

6

How often you’ll be travelling

If you're going to be using the rack regularly, you want it to be easy to use. A roof rack is ideal for securing your bikes out of the way. You don't need to worry about reversing or parking unlike with boot and towbar racks. You'll also have access to your boot.

However, because your bikes are so high up they can be fiddly to mount. Boot and towbar racks make it easy to secure bikes but you'll need to be careful parking up. 

The easiest bike carriers to use are the innovative new vacuum suction SeaSucker racks. All you do is press the vacuum cups down to create an initial seal then press the vacuum pump until low pressure keeps the pump fully depressed. To attach your bike simply remove the front wheel and attach the front dropouts to the metal bracket with the QR lever. The whole process takes a few seconds.

7

How far you will be travelling

Drag reduces fuel economy. If you're heading up to the highlands for an epic weekend away, then a roof rack may not be your best bet. 

Boot racks and towbar racks keep your bikes out of the wind for more efficient aerodynamics.

8

Vehicles with spoilers

If your car has a standard metal sheet rear spoiler, you may be able to use a boot mounted rear rack. It’s very unlikely you will be able to use this type of bike carrier if your car has a plastic rear spoiler (as the plastic will be too weak to support the combined weight of the rack and bikes). 

Please check our car rack compatibility section for more information.


Light boards

Do I need a light board for my car rack?

Before you buy a car rack you should determine if you need to fit a light board to your car. Your number plate and rear lights have to be visible from all angles at all times. The easiest way to do this is by fitting a light board. Don't fit the light board to your bikes (this is illegal), fit it to the car rack itself.

Thule car rack light board

Car rack compatibility

If you have a towball on your car then you can use most towbar racks with no problems. Roof bars and boot racks are a little more complicated. Please follow the links below to find the compatibility for our main brands:

Hollywood | Peruzzo | Saris | Thule

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

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.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.