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THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter

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  • THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter

    The Thule Xadapt2 kit connects the Thule 599XTR bike rack and 724/725 ski/snowboard racks to the oval Thule Xsporter truck racks and Rapid Aero bars.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Includes all necessary hardware
    • Easy-to-follow instructions included
    • Please consult the Thule Fit Guide to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle.

  • THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter

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THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Good design (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      5.0

      Great design

      By Troy

      from MA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter:

          This product demonstrates the true flexibility of Thule rack systems. By swapping out just a few parts, you can use your existing carriers on the Aero bars and VW bars.

          Setup & installation was very easy.

          Note: it isn't stated on the package, but this kit comes with all the hardware to adapt one 599XTR Big Mouth bike carrier **AND** one 724/725 ski carrier. That's a bonus for me. I needed to adapt two 599XTR's and one 724, so I thought I needed 3 kits total. But in reality, I only needed 2 kits: one to do the 724 and the first 599XTR, and a 2nd kit to do the other 599XTR. That made it an even better value for me.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great solution

          By Florida girl

          from FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter:

              The XADAPT2 works as designed. I ordered one to install a 1994-era Thule 599 Upright Bike Carrier (predates the 599xt and 599xtr Big Mouth carriers) onto my new Thule Aeroblade load bars. Earlier, I installed the Aeroblade load bars and 480R Rapid Traverse Foot Pack onto my car, so now those adjustments were already made. Later I took the bars off the car until I was ready to try the upright installation.

              I placed the bars with foot packs across a couple of wooden chairs in sawhorse fashion, which was much better than working on the floor. I printed the XADAPT2 instructions from the Thule website, laid out all my parts, and went to work.

              The XADAPT2 contains everything you need. Fortunately, the Thule mounting plates have stayed basically the same since the original 599 upright. The cam handle (lever) that came with the XADAPT2 is slightly different from my originals and actually easier to clamp down. You don't have make full 360 degree turns as you seek the right clamping pressure like the earlier design. This is especially helpful because the XADAPT2 spacers add enough shim height that the clamp is either too tight or too loose. With the 180 degree turns you can get the right amount of clamping force without risking damage to the Aeroblade bars. I like this newer style lever so much that I was able to order some to use on the front plate.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Does the job

              By Snazzy Manatee

              from Adirondacks, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry
                • Day Trips
                • River
                • Travel

                Comments about THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter:

                It does the job. I only gave it 4 stars because there isn't a way to securely attach accessories, anyone can walk up and flip the level and walk away with the whole rack.
                There should be some way to use tamper resistant bolts, instead you pretty much have to by another accessory (locks) to make everything secure.

                Recommended only because there isn't really another good option.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Could only find it at EMS!!!

                By Rob

                from Binghamton, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Retrofit THULE Ski Rack

                  Comments about THULE 599XTR, 724, 725 Xadapt2 Adapter:

                  Parts for a variety of thule applications, best one is adapting Thule Ski Racks to the rapid railing or Aero bars. Volkswagen has the same bars so these work well to adapt just about any Thule product to the aero bars. EMS is the only place I could find this adapter kit.

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