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Thule 961 Wing Bar 118 cm Roof Bars

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Product Description

The Thule 961 Wing Bar roof bars are great for riding holidays. They are most aerodynamic Thule bars yet to improve your fuel economy - great if you’re going to be travelling regularly. The 961 Wing bars are also very quiet even at speed.

T-track slots allow for the fast and secure fitting of Thule roof mounted carriers. All Thule products come with a 5-year warranty, so you can be sure of the quality.

Thule Car Rack Compatibility

Key Features:

  • The quietest, most aerodynamic Thule roof bars yet, extensively wind tunnel tested in Thule's own bespoke facility.
  • Offer a 90% reduction in sound energy over the previous aerobar models at 122 km/h, making them almost silent.
  • T-track slots allow for the rapid and secure fitting of Thule roof mounted carriers and accessories.
  • A complete roof bar system requires the specialised footpack, the vehicle specific fitting kits and the load carrier bars.
  • Please see www.thule.co.uk/fitguide to find the perfect set-up for your vehicle.
  • All Thule products come with a 5 year warranty

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 118 cm
  • Equipped with T-track: Yes
  • Maximum load: 100 kg. Please also check the maximum roof load capacity of your vehicle.
  • Locks included: X
  • One Key System compatible: Yes
  • Colour: Aluminium

    Thule 961 Wing Bar Roof Bars user manual

    Please Note: you will need the specialised footpack, the vehicle specific fitting kits and the load carrier bars in order to fit these Wing Bars to your vehicle


    Thule 961 Wing Bar 118 cm Roof Bars Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
    3.2
    out of 5
    3.17
    Build Quality
    3.17
    Performance
    3
    Value For Money
    2.83

    Customer Reviews (3)

    0
    No feet

    Thule are a great make no doubt but had to give this as lower rating as I could as Tredz find it totally acceptable to sell these without the means to attach to the car. Then tell you its clearly noted on the website when you complain, I still can't see anywhere clearly stating this is for bars only and the means to actually use them comes separate. £20 charge to return them also lovely!!

    Thule are a great make no doubt but had to give this as lower rating as I could as Tredz find it totally acceptable to sell these without the means to attach to the car. Then tell you its clearly noted on the website when you complain, I still can't see anywhere clearly stating this is for bars only and the means to actually use them comes separate. £20 charge to return them also lovely!!

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    0.5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 0.5/5
    Performance: 0.5/5
    Value For Money: 0.5/5
    4
    Good product

    Very easy to install and did the job required. Very fast service from Tredz will definitely look to buy from them again.

    Very easy to install and did the job required. Very fast service from Tredz will definitely look to buy from them again.

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    4 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4/5
    Performance: 4/5
    Value For Money: 4/5
    5
    Excellent product

    Have always used Thule knowing they are one of the safest roof systems available. Excellent product that changes between cars. Brilliant service from Tredz. Worth the money.

    Have always used Thule knowing they are one of the safest roof systems available. Excellent product that changes between cars. Brilliant service from Tredz. Worth the money.

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 4/5

    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.