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Thule VeloCompact 2 bike tilting carrier (13 pin lights) no. 924

RRP: £522.50
Code: TU924

A new version of the popular VeloCompact, now supplied with 13 pin lights (we include a free lighting adapter if you have 7 pin lights).

Compact, lightweight, well designed, well made and very easy to use.

It weighs only 14.2kg making it easy to handle and is small enough to fit in most car boots.

This smart bike carrier is a pleasure to use and takes up to 2 bikes. It's easy to lift it onto the tow ball and then push down the single lever to lock it into place. Minimal adjustment may be required first time out to get a firm grip on the tow ball.

Tilting is an easy one person operation using a foot pedal positioned at the front of the carrier.

The VeloCompact should fit all tow balls. To fit this carrier you need a clear 65mm between the centre of the tow ball and the bumper. Please check this measurement before ordering.

It makes sense when using this carrier to place a safety strap around all the bikes and the bike holder support frame. Why? The bike holders sometimes only grip around the top (or bottom) and sides of the bike frame, especially on irregular shaped frames, so there's the potential for the bike holder to jump off or fall off the frame, e.g when travelling over bumpy roads or speed bumps. We're therefore providing a free strap with each carrier - one strap per carrier! As well as providing peace of mind the strap will also help to minimise vibration.

Other technical and miscellaneous information:

  • Comes with a carrier to tow bar and bike to carrier lock.
  • The bike holders are locked to the support frame in an ingenious way, and can be removed when unlocked. See pictures for more details (when you come to fit the bikes you're expected to move these bike holders around the frame, and it may take several attempts before you have the optimum scheme for loading your particular bikes).
  • It's easy to secure the wheels using long wheel straps and pump buckles.
  • Dimensions: Side to side = 106cm, Front to back = 66cm
  • Weight = 14.2kg
  • Load capacity 46kg (max 25kg per bike, but most bikes are nearer 15kg).
  • The 924 is supplied almost fully assembled.
  • Supplied with a 13 pin plug for 13 pin continental type electric sockets (we include a free adapter if you have a 7 pin socket).

To fit this rack you need a clear 65mm between the centre of the tow ball and the bumper. Please check this measurement before ordering.

Made in Poland.

Technical specifications at a glance:

Max number of bikes: 2

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 106cm (width) x 66cm (depth)

Weight: 14.2kg

Max load capacity: 46kg

Max weight per bike: 25kg (total must not exceed 46kg)

Max tyre width: 2.4"

Spacing between bikes: 19cm

Maximum wheelbase: 130cm

Tilting: yes

Integral lighting board: yes

Lighting board plug type: 13 pin (7 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: no

Guarantee: 3 years

Useful information:

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.

Fits most tow balls - check this diagram for more details:

Thule One Key System

We offer our existing customers a full "Next Day if possible" spares service, and will cannibalise new stock as required to find you the parts you need.

To find the spare parts you need, please see the diagram below, identify the product codes, then choose them from the list below. If you need more than 1 of any item, change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.

Thule VeloCompact spare parts

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Thule spares (small): 30206 - 1 x Thule OKS lock barrel (key not included) £4.25
Thule spares (small): 52111 - plastic cover £1.95
Thule spares (small): 52121 - light set for 7 pin VeloCompact £79.95
Thule spares (small): 52363 - cable socket holder £4.95
Thule spares (small): 52374 - release lever £1.95
Thule spares (small): 52540 - cable clip x4 £1.95
Thule spares (small): 52587 - u frame fixings £14.95
Thule spares (small): 52588 - left hand strap middle £19.95
Thule spares (small): 52589 - right hand strap middle £19.95
Thule spares (small): 52590 - left hand strap outside £19.95
Thule spares (small): 52591 - right hand strap outside £19.95
Thule spares (small): 52595 - u frame £39.95
Thule spares (small): 52598 - lighting board clips (x4) £4.95
Thule spares (small): 52599 - 2 Bike wheel holder £19.95
Thule spares (small): 52601 - VeloCompact 925/957 light holder set right £19.95
Thule spares (small): 52602 - VeloCompact 925/927 light holder set left £19.95
Thule spares: 52623 - Velocompact Wheel strap £4.95
Thule spares: 52625 - Bike arm medium from Thule VeloCompact £39.95
Thule spares: 52695 - Bike arm short from Thule VeloCompact £29.95
Thule spares (small): 52739 - Locking knob without lock £9.95
Thule spares (small): 52611 - VeloCompact wheel tube end cap £4.95
Spares Spare keys - charge for 1 key (brand & barrel number TBA) £7.50

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:

  • You are allowed one exchange only.
  • The original equipment must be in "as new" condition, subject only to fair wear and tear.
  • The replacement items must be different models from the originals.
  • The replacement items must not be part of a package deal or be from our Bargains section.
  • Roof bars are never part of the Exchange Scheme.

This is how the exchange scheme works:

  • We charge in full for the replacement items, including the appropriate carriage charge and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the originals.
  • We pay the return carriage costs.
  • When the originals arrive back here we refund you for their invoice value, but you won't get back more than the invoice value of the replacements. In other words, if the replacements are cheaper than the originals we won't be giving you "extra cash back".

Please note: we can only collect items from mainland UK.

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.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 5 working days
Standard sized items (Roof bars, bike carriers and most other items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 5 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 5 working days
Long wide roof boxes, Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express delivery’. Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next or second working day, but some will arrive on the second or third working day, or be split between these days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, 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.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. 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.

Payment options:

We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

PayPal accepted

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Bike carriers with 7 pin plugs

Wheel support bike carriers which are supplied with 7 pin plugs usually only include rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights, which is why they are often called ‘3 function lights’.

Unusually, Thule bike carriers with 7 pin plugs also include a fog light; this works when plugged into 7 pin electrics, but it does not work when plugged into 13 pin electrics via an adapter.

Bike carriers with 13 pin plugs

Bike carriers which are supplied with 13 pin plugs include a fog light and reversing light, as well as rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights – which is why they are often called ‘5 function lights’.

If these are plugged into 13 pin electrics then all 5 functions will work.

If they are plugged into 7 pin electrics via an adapter then the fog light should work, but the reversing light on the bike carrier will not work.

Please note

These notes assume that your tow bar electrics have been wired correctly!

Tow bar wiring in the digital age is much more complicated than it used to be when everything was analogue. Our experience is that if you are having lighting problems, e.g. a fog light does not work in 7 pin tow bar electrics, the problem is much more likely to be caused by the wiring, not by a dud bulb in the bike carrier.

Fitting PDFs
Thule VeloCompact 924 - How to fit

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Tow bar bike carrier: £459.95 (rrp. £500.00)
Special offers:
Free lighting adapter: £0.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Free FASTY strap: £0.00 (rrp. £2.50)
Bike carrier adapter: £79.95 (rrp. £87.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £10.95 (rrp. £12.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £44.95 (rrp. £49.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £12.95 (rrp. £14.00)
Bike storage and maintenance:
Wall storage rack: £24.95 (rrp. £40.00)
Bike servicing stand: £49.95 (rrp. £65.00)
Wall storage rack: £53.95 (rrp. £59.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £459.95
 Our unique FREE Thule lock matching service 
 Spare parts 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar electrics? 
 Fitting Instructions