Tow bar bike carrier:
Thule EuroPower 2 bike tow bar carrier no. 916
The EuroPower 916 is Thule's new 2 bike wheel support rack specifically designed to take electric bikes. Electric bikes are wider and heavier than conventional cycles so Thule have developed a bike carrier that can take heavier and wider bikes (up to 30kg each). It's a decent bike carrier and has a foot operated tilt function accessed from the front of the bike carrier, near the lights - that's a major plus point. The tilt mechanism allows you to open the tailgate without removing the bikes, which is often very useful.
This bike carrier is supplied largely preassembled, and clamps onto the tow ball. It is suitable for all types of tow ball.
The bike frame holders are lockable and are easy to move to make loading bikes much easier.
An optional ‘Loading Ramp 9151’ as available (shown below) to make loading and unloading much easier, just wheel your bikes up the ramp.
Other specifications and technical info:
This bike carrier is not designed for vehicles with a rear door mounted spare wheel.
Technical specifications at a glance:
Max number of bikes: 2
Fits bolt on tow ball: yes
Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes
Dimensions: 118cm (width) x 63cm (depth)
Max load capacity: 60kg
Max weight per bike: 30kg
Integral lighting board: yes
Lighting board plug type: 7 pin (13 pin adapter available if required; shown below)
Bike carrier to tow ball lock: yes
Bike carrier to bike lock: yes
Possible to tow when in use: no
Fits with a spare wheel: as a one bike carrier (with adapter 9042; shown below)
Guarantee: 3 years
The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by your nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier.
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:
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, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (1st Class post) or £5.50 (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. 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.