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Thule 970 Xpress 2-Bike Towball Carrier

Thule 970 Xpress 2-Bike Towball Carrier

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Product Description

The Thule 970 Xpress towball bike carrier offers a sturdy loading bay for your bikes by mounting to your vehicle's towbar.

Weighing just 4kg the 970 Xpress can carry up to two bikes with a total weight of 30kg. The towball car rack also folds up for easy storage.

All fixing straps are included, but for extra security, you can padlock the rack to your car. With the Thule 970 Xpress, bikes are held away from the vehicle's paintwork, removing the chance of damage.

Thule Car Rack Compatibility

Key Features:

  • Practical design makes this bike carrier both easy to use and easy to store
  • Carries a maximum of 2 bikes
  • Load capacity - 30 kg
  • Weight - 4 kg
  • Fits frame dimensions All
  • Locks bike to carrier with accessory 538
  • Locks carrier to car with padlock
  • Tilt function, with bikes
  • For years Thule have developed products to meet the demands of the international 'City Crash' standard
  • Straps for fixation of bike included
  • All Thule products come with a 5 year warranty

Technical Specifications

  • Max number of bikes: 2
  • Load capacity: 30 kg
  • Max bike weight: 15 kg
  • Dimensions: 35 x 52 x 74 cm
  • Folded dimensions: 14 x 52 x 72 cm
  • Weight: 4.3 kg
  • Fits frame dimensions: All sizes down to 20” junior bikes.
  • Detachable frame holders: X
  • Carbon frame compatible: Yes
  • Wheel mounting on adjustable holders: n/a
  • Tilt function (with bikes): X
  • Fits cars with exterior spare tyre: X
  • Rear lights: Yes Adapter/s required: Thule Light Board
  • One Key System compatible: X
  • Lockable bike-to-rack: Yes Adapter/s required: Thule Cable Lock
  • Lockable rack-to-vehicle: X
Thule 970 Xpress 2-Bike Towball Carrier user manual

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Thule 970 Xpress 2-Bike Towball Carrier Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.6
out of 5
4.59
Build Quality
4.64
Performance
4.50
Value For Money
5.00

Customer Reviews (7)

4
Extremely versatile low-cost rack
by Anonymous user on 05/06/2019

Really pleased with this carrier. It fits quickly and securely to the tow ball, the rubber frame clamps don't mark the bicycle frames, and because the clamps rotate, any size or shape of bicycle can fit. Very well thought out, very versatile. At one point, I even used some clamps upside down, to nestle my road bike next to my mountain bike. My only warning - be very careful when taking it off the tow ball, as it 'snaps' shut very quickly! The bikes do obscure my lights and number plate, so I needed to buy a light board - but not Thule's, as there are far cheaper ones out there, even made specially for bike carriers.

Really pleased with this carrier. It fits quickly and securely to the tow ball, the rubber frame clamps don't mark the bicycle frames, and because the clamps rotate, any size or shape of bicycle can fit. Very well thought out, very versatile. At one point, I even used some clamps upside down, to nestle my road bike next to my mountain bike. My only warning - be very careful when taking it off the tow ball, as it 'snaps' shut very quickly! The bikes do obscure my lights and number plate, so I needed to buy a light board - but not Thule's, as there are far cheaper ones out there, even made specially for bike carriers.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Thule 970 Xpress 2-bike Towball Carrier
by Anonymous user on 24/02/2018

Just the one easy click pushing down the locking mechanism to attach the carrier to the ball hitch.Don't lock it down yet. Easy mounting of the bike. Once mounted check that handlebars don't touch window or rear wiper. If they do, with bike in place ,gently lift locking bar and tilt carrier away from wiper. Now lock it down and secure with narrow bar padlock. Then, if you want, lock bike to carrier. OK BIKE STICKS OUT one side of vehicle. This is within the wing mirror line. So no need to worry and you can always see it. Yes your bike is still there!!!! Highly recommend and Tredz is by far the cheapest supplier. Thank you Tredz.

Just the one easy click pushing down the locking mechanism to attach the carrier to the ball hitch.Don't lock it down yet. Easy mounting of the bike. Once mounted check that handlebars don't touch window or rear wiper. If they do, with bike in place ,gently lift locking bar and tilt carrier away from wiper. Now lock it down and secure with narrow bar padlock. Then, if you want, lock bike to carrier. OK BIKE STICKS OUT one side of vehicle. This is within the wing mirror line. So no need to worry and you can always see it. Yes your bike is still there!!!! Highly recommend and Tredz is by far the cheapest supplier. Thank you Tredz.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Easy to use
by Ann W on 04/08/2017

One click mounting on tow bar ball is easy. Needs a padlock with thin bar to make it secure (an extra). Have loaded two bikes. Easy to attach with rubber clips. All felt firm. One bike always extends outside the width of the car by a few inches which is a pity. Overall a very useful purchase and cheap compared to many similar.

One click mounting on tow bar ball is easy. Needs a padlock with thin bar to make it secure (an extra). Have loaded two bikes. Easy to attach with rubber clips. All felt firm. One bike always extends outside the width of the car by a few inches which is a pity. Overall a very useful purchase and cheap compared to many similar.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Light and Easy to Use
by Colin D on 28/06/2015

Nice and light, really quick and easy to fit. Lockable with a paslock (not supplied). Holds 1 bike securely (I haven't tried 2). You can't open the boot when it's fitted. Be careful wheels you don't obscure lights as that could be an issue. The web strap is too short really but just use an additional strap/bungee.

Nice and light, really quick and easy to fit. Lockable with a paslock (not supplied). Holds 1 bike securely (I haven't tried 2). You can't open the boot when it's fitted. Be careful wheels you don't obscure lights as that could be an issue. The web strap is too short really but just use an additional strap/bungee.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great item
by Mark P on 28/04/2015

Bought this after viewing the Thule YouTube video on the Xpress 970, but was initially disappointed as the prongs are too far apart to both fit beneath the top tube on my hardtail mountain bike. But the product is so well designed, the rubber tube clamps can rotate to grip the seat tube, seat post or the seat stays. Brilliant!! It's so easy to take off and on and stores in your boot in an instant too

Bought this after viewing the Thule YouTube video on the Xpress 970, but was initially disappointed as the prongs are too far apart to both fit beneath the top tube on my hardtail mountain bike. But the product is so well designed, the rubber tube clamps can rotate to grip the seat tube, seat post or the seat stays. Brilliant!! It's so easy to take off and on and stores in your boot in an instant too

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Thule970
by Paul M on 16/05/2014

Perfect fit to Honda 2006 CRVGood solid mount.VERY quick to put on and take off.

Perfect fit to Honda 2006 CRVGood solid mount.VERY quick to put on and take off.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Thule Xpress
by James T on 25/05/2013

Very quick and easy to use and attach bikes.Better than the other carriers in the market which involve fiddling about with straps opening and closing the boot and are not suitable for pickups. Excellent product.

Very quick and easy to use and attach bikes.Better than the other carriers in the market which involve fiddling about with straps opening and closing the boot and are not suitable for pickups. Excellent product.

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