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Thule VeloCompact 3 bike tilting carrier no. 927

£399.95
RRP: £482.50
Code: TU927

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

It weighs 18.9kg and is small enough to fit in most car boots.


This smart bike carrier is a pleasure to use and takes up to 4 bikes (with the 4th bike adapter listed below). 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).
  • Includes Thule's AcuTight tightening knob that spins when tight enough.
  • It's easy to secure the wheels using long wheel straps and pump buckles.
  • Dimensions: Side to side = 103cm, Front to back = 72cm
  • Weight = 18.9kg (21.7kg with the 4th bike adapter)
  • Load capacity 60kg (max 25kg per bike, but most bikes are nearer 15kg).
  • Use adapter 9261 (listed below) to carry a 4th bike.
  • Use adapter 9241 if you have a rear mounted spare wheel; this will take up one bike space, i.e. you can carry 3 bikes with adapters 9261 and 9241.
  • The 927 is supplied almost fully assembled.
  • Supplied with UK standard 3 function lights and a 7 pin plug; electrical adapters are available for those with 13 pin systems - see below.

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.

Please click here or on the pdf symbol below to see the fitting instructions:

Technical specifications at a glance:

Max number of bikes: 3 (4 with adapter 9261; shown below)

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 103cm (width) x 72cm (depth)

Weight: 18.9kg (21.7kg with the 4th bike adapter)

Max load capacity: 60kg

Max weight per bike: 25kg (15kg for the 4th bike adapter and total must not exceed 60kg)

Max tyre width: 2.4"

Spacing between bikes: 19cm

Tilting: yes

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: with adapter 9241 (this takes the space of 1x bike)

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 donít exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier.

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 OKS lock barrel (key not included) £4.80
Thule spares (small): 52121 - lamp set minipoint 7 pin £59.25
Thule spares (small): 52296 - lamp cover minipoint 7 pin £13.75
Thule spares (small): 52363 - cable socket holder £2.00
Thule spares (small): 52540 - cable clip x4 £1.25
Thule spares (small): 52587 - u frame fixings £9.95
Thule spares (small): 52588 - left hand strap middle £14.75
Thule spares (small): 52589 - right hand strap middle £14.75
Thule spares (small): 52590 - left hand strap outside £15.25
Thule spares (small): 52591 - right hand strap outside £15.25
Thule spares (small): 52595 - u frame £28.25
Thule spares (small): 52598 - replacement clips £3.50
Thule spares (small): 52600 - VeloCompact 3 bike wheel holder £20.00
Thule spares (small): 52601 - VeloCompact light holder set right £13.50
Thule spares (small): 52602 - VeloCompact light holder set left £13.50
Thule spares (small): 52611 - VeloCompact wheel tube end cap £2.50
Thule spares: 52623 - Velocompact Wheel strap £3.25
Thule spares: 52625 - bike arm medium from Thule 927 £24.15
Thule spares (small): 52631 - housing foot £3.25
Thule spares: 52696 - bike arm long from Thule 927 £36.50
Thule spares (small): 52739 - Locking knob without lock £6.75
Thule spares: 52695 - bike arm short from Thule 927 £24.15
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.

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.

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".

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Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Tow bar bike carrier: £399.95 (rrp. £480.00)
Special offers:
Free FASTY strap: £0.00 (rrp. £2.50)
FASTY promotion: £3.50 (rrp. £7.00)
Accessories:
Bike carrier adapter: £105.00 (rrp. £130.00)
Bike carrier adapter: £61.95 (rrp. £75.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £7.95 (rrp. £10.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £53.95 (rrp. £59.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £33.95 (rrp. £40.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £8.95 (rrp. £12.00)
Lighting adapter: £14.95 (rrp. )

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £399.95
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