THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter

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THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Casual/ recreational (3)
          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort driven (3)

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Kind of Ugly

        By Scott

        from Gilford, NH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Needed for Aero Bars

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Ugly

        Best Uses

        • Adapter for aero bars

        Comments about THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter:

        Unfortunately you need this adapter to attach the peloton bike rack to the aero bars. I thought it was rather ugly and bulky looking when installed. I just used the front adapters the way you were supposed to, but in the rear I drilled a hole thru the wheel tray and screwed it down to the aero bars like the front was attached.

         
        5.0

        Thanks to Michelle, I am happy!

        By John

        from Leominster, MA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter:

            Easy instructions. All parts were there with no extras!!

            Service and delivery comments:

            On a recommendation we purchased bike racks which required adapters for our Subaru. EMS told us what we needed and sent it. We were initially frustrated when the adapters did not attach properly. We called Michelle at EMS who quickly identified the proper part and sent it off with a return receipt for the wrong one. Now it fits perfectly and we are happy cyclists. Thanks Michelle, and EMS!

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Easy to install

            By Beck on Bike

            from Itasca, IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy Setup
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry
              • Day Trips
              • Travel

              Comments about THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter:

              -- I use for bike rack
              -- Easy to install
              -- A little loose bit they said it fit perfect

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

              [...]

              By Lucas

              from Albany, NY

              About Me Outdoor Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • East to install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Thule Aero Bars

                Comments about THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter:

                [...]

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                4.0

                Worked like a charm

                By Dave

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Tough

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter:

                    Thos worked exactly like it was supposed to as well as fitting nicely. Thought that the adapter would make the rack less stable but it worked like a charm. Only reason that I rated it 4/5 and not 5/5 was that the instructions were not all that helpful. Once figured out though, it was real easy.

                     
                    3.0

                    Instructions are really bad

                    By Kevin

                    from Montreal,PQ

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Stable

                    Cons

                    • Hard to Install or Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Bikes

                    Comments about THULE 517, 518 Xadapt9 Adapter:

                    This adapter kit is necessary to install the bike tray to the aero bars. However the instruction for this kit and the echelon bike carrier tray do not tell the same story. Confusing instructions.

                    Other wise what else is there to say- it is hardware to connect one thing to another.

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