Roof mounting bike carrier:
Thule 598 ProRide bike carrier black
Thule have managed to improve on their best-selling 591 bike carrier with the new 598. It's very well designed and easy to use.
Do you need roof bars as well? If so, please check out our superb package deals.
The Thule ProRide 598 is a very well thought out, well made bike rack. It's quick and easy to install, easy to use, and looks great.
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Other important info:
This carrier is priced as low as £94.95 - if you order more than one roof mounting bike carrier, any brand, any price, we'll give you our cheapest Multi Buy price:
There are even bigger savings if you buy roof bars at the same time! If you need roof bars as well, please check out our discounted Package Deals - whichever CRUZ, Atera or Whispbar roof bars you need for your car, (locks included), together with 2, 3 or 4 Thule 598s, all for a fixed price, whatever vehicle you have! We even have a Thule lock matching scheme where you pay what is in effect a deposit and get the whole lot back when the randomly numbered lock barrels are returned. Made in Poland. Exchange scheme: Roof mounting bike carriers are part of our 90 day exchange scheme. The bottom line is that if you aren't satisfied that the ProRide 598 fits the bill you can exchange it for an alternative roof mount, or a tow bar bike rack.
Made in Poland.
Exchange scheme: Roof mounting bike carriers are part of our 90 day exchange scheme. The bottom line is that if you aren't satisfied that the ProRide 598 fits the bill you can exchange it for an alternative roof mount, or a tow bar bike rack.
Delivery charges and arrangements:
We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.
For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), £4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or £5.95 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).
There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.
Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.
We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".
If you would prefer not to pay online, or to pay by cheque, please phone us to place your order.
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Technical specifications at a glance:
Fits square (32 x 22mm) bars: adapter 8895 required
Fits aerobars: yes, adapters included for most T-track aluminium bars (adapters required for some OEM bars, see below)
Takes downtube dimensions: up to 100mm diameter (max 80 x 100mm oval, 22-80mm diameter round)
Fits tyres up to: 3 inch (adapter 5981 available for 3-5" tyres)
Max load capacity: 20kg
Bar to carrier lock: yes
Carrier to bike lock: yes
Matching locks available: yes
Width: takes 33cm of roof bar space
Guarantee: 5 years
You can top-and-tail the bike carriers to take up less space on your roof bars.
Deciding which bike carriers to buy is not always easy, especially as you may not have had experience of using bike carriers before. We hope that our buying guides provide useful guidance about which bike carrier 'strategy' will be most appropriate for your circumstances, as well as highlighting the best features of particular models. We also have troubleshooting FAQs - for example, some customers struggle at first to fit four bikes onto a tow ball carrier, and wonder whether a different carrier would allow the bikes to be spaced wider apart. (It won't, but we have some good tips which make bike fitting much easier.)
Our bike carriers Exchange Scheme covers roof mounting and tow ball mounting bike carriers only. Rear door mounting / strap on carriers are not included, and nor are roof bars. It allows you to exchange within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are for roof mounting upgrades, or are tow ball carriers with very basic tilting systems being exchanged for easy to use sliding / tilting carriers.
These are the rules of the bike carriers Exchange Scheme:
This is how the exchange scheme works: