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THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack

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  • THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack

    For maximum frame protection, the upright roof-mounted Thule Sidearm makes contact with the wheel only.

    Features/Benefits:

    • SecureHook holds the bike by grabbing the front wheel—no frame contact is made
    • Ratcheting wheel strap quickly secures back wheel to tray
    • Versatile design accommodates bikes with disc brakes, thru-axles, and other nontraditional frame designs
    • Corrosion-resistant double-wall aluminum tray provides maximum strength and rigidity
    • Fits 20 in. to 29 in. wheel diameter bicycles with tires up to 2.6 in. wide
    • One-Key lock cylinder (sold separately) locks the bike to carrier and carrier to rack
    • Fits Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks
    • Refer to Thule Fit Guide for recommended fits

  • THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Bike Capacity 1
    Fits Factory Racks Yes
    Fits Thule Aero Bars Yes
    For Tandem Bikes No
    Shipping Surcharge Yes
    Mount Position Upright

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain bikes (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    its big, but holds a 29er with wheels on

    By MrPeteSays

    from Toronto, Canada

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Pre-assembled

    Cons

    • Takes lots of space

    Best Uses

    • Carry odd shaped bike

    Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

    I got this as an alternative to a fork mount for a 29er so I don't have to carry the big wheel inside.
    It works as advertised, though I'm not entirely convinced the bike is a stable as with a good fork mount. The 29er just fits.

    The packaging is huge and the carrier takes up as much space as the cross rails and the two other bike rails I use when not on the roof.

    It comes as a passenger side carrier and instructions on how to make it a driver side carrier - I didn't test how well it goes to the driver side.

    The grabber is stiffer than I expected - which is good, but it might surprise you first use. Tightening the 'ratchet' seems to be a matter of brute force.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Dan

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Install
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Bikes
      • Road Bikes
      • Small Cars

      Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

      This rack is amazing! Its a little hard to use but once you get the hang of it its second nature and takes less time to pack up and get on the road. I'll be buying another ASAP.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Hate it.

      By Lindsay

      from Jackson, NH

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

        • Hard to Install or Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

          I hate this rack. I got it because I thought it would be a secure and easy-to-use carrier for my mountain bike, and I didn't want a fork-mount rack. I wish I had just gotten another Big Mouth instead. Getting my bike on and off my car is a challenge, mostly because the arm is nearly impossible to operate with one hand. I have to balance the bike in the tray, then hope it doesn't fall on my head while I get the arm in position. I also can never seem to get it tight enough on the wheel to make me feel like the bike is 100% secure.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Easy to use, holds the bike tight

          By gingerdiver

          from Philladelphia PA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

            Had to switch it to the drives side setup. Have been using the rack for just over a month. Directions and tools to switch sides were included and well writen. Have driven at highway speeds for long distances and had no problems.

            Only downside is that it is a bit bulky and came setup for the passenger side.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Challenged by 29in MTB

            By armyschus

            from Forest Hill, MD

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

              Bought this alng with a complete Thule rook rack for my 2005 Jetta TDI. At the price I would have expected the mounting brackets to fit better to the Aero Bars. Holds a 29in MTB but the bike can be rolled back with the arm pulled down on the tire. Had concerns of the bike coming out while driving so added another strap for the front tire.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              sweet sidearm

              By jwo

              from BC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Tall

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

              i had to get a sturdy bungee to hold down the front tire or it kept hopping out of the groove. no locks so i threw on a krypto cable and my u-lock. looks sweet on my new cx-5 and fit onto the OEM mazda rack just fine.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Security Lacking?

              By Tribester

              from Northeastern Colorado

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

              • The Locks are a waste

              Best Uses

              • Road Bikes
              • Small Cars

              Comments about THULE 594XT Sidearm Bike Rack:

              This is a nice tray. Don't trust the locks though! The locks are a small theft deterrent. They are too easily bypassed. Lock your high dollar bikes with a cable too. It would get 5 stars with better security.

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