thule outrider

mountainroad Posts: 49
edited April 2011 in Road buying advice
does anyone have use a thule outrider bike carrier
its the one where you take off the front wheel and fix the front forks into the carrier

I have the thule pro riders ofr my mountain bikes, the outrider is more expensive just wondering whether worth it for a road bike

let me know your thoughts if youve used them



  • AndyD2574
    AndyD2574 Posts: 1,034
    My mate uses it for road and mtb and its solid.

    Seems good buy
    Specialized S Works Venge
    Argon18 E114
    Specialized Langster Single Speed
    Scott Spark Expert 29'er
    GT Avalanche
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I have a Thule Outride 561, which holds the front end by the fork drop outs.

    Not used it as yet.
    There is a lot of confusion over Thules warning that states 'Not for Carbon Fibre Forks', which has evidentally been withdrawn now.

    I know of one chap who's P3 came sweeping down the side of his car, at speed, because the front clamp had somehow come undone, it was still held by the rear band, but a lot of damage was caused...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • thanks just checked the thule website
    suggests its the bike carrier for carbon frames

    one of the roof rack sites says not 100% carbon forks, but ok for those with alloy wheel mountings.

    off to check my easton forks!!
  • its a no my easton for full carbon forks!
  • proto
    proto Posts: 1,483
    There's another long thread on this somewhere, a few users, me included, are very happy to ignore the 'not for carbon dropout' warnings.