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Thule FreeRide frame holder cycle carrier no. 532

RRP: £75.00
Code: TU532

A robust carrier with a quick-release frame-holder lever. It fits most frame sizes, up to 80mm (oval) or 72mm diameter (round), and wide or narrow tyres.

Do you need roof bars as well? If so, please check out our superb package deals - see Description tab.

The FreeRide 532 is suitable for bikes with downtubes up to 80mm (oval) or 72mm diameter (round). It’s 21cm wide and can be fitted for loading either from the left or the right hand side. The quick release clamp only needs to be adjusted to a particular down tube size once, making it quick and easy to use.

The U bolts are designed to fit around bars up to 32mm wide by 22mm deep.

'T-track' aerobar adapters are also included which fit most T-track aerobars. These work with all the aerobars we sell - Atera, CRUZ, Thule WingBar, Whispbar.

Some dealer supplied aerobars need bigger adapters, notably all BMW bars. If you have BMW bars you'll need to order a set of 889-3 adapters for every FreeRide 532 you order - these are listed below.

The FreeRide 532 holds bikes up to a maximum weight of 17kg.

There are two locks - one to lock the bike to the carrier, and the other to lock the carrier to the bars.

This carrier is part of our Multi Buy discount scheme, where there are discounts if you buy more than one roof mounting bike carrier at the same time; you can mix budget and premium carriers and always get the cheapest price on each. Change the quantities in your shopping basket (and press "Recalculate") to see what happens! This carrier is priced as low as £62.95.

  • Include 1 = £64.95 each
  • Include 2 or more = £62.95 each

Do you need roof bars as well? If so, 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 532s, 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.

Exchange scheme: Roof mounting bike carriers are part of our unique 90 day Exchange Scheme - see the tab for details. The bottom line is that if you aren't satisfied that the FreeRide 532 fits the bill you can exchange it for an alternative roof mount, or a tow bar bike rack.

Made in Poland.

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 FreeRide rack spare parts

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Aerobar adapters: Thule T-track aerobar adapter set for Freeride 530/532 no. 889-2 £17.50 £19.00
Thule spares (small): 30206 - 1 x Thule OKS lock barrel (key not included) £4.25
Thule spares (small): 31272 - Thule master key £7.50
Thule spares (small): 34159 - frame support 45mm £4.95
Thule spares (small): 34160 - frame support 65mm £4.95
Thule spares (small): 34161 - tube hole filler £1.95
Thule spares (small): 34163 - frame holder £4.95
Thule spares (small): 34164 - frame holder £4.95
Thule spares (small): 34165 - bolt linking frame holder tubes £9.95
Thule spares (small): 34166 - locking system £14.95
Thule spares (small): 34357 - plastic cam lever including lock recess £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50208 - cylindrical nut 23mm M6 x 0.75 thread £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50336 - M6 x 35mm T-track bolt (Important - click to read pop up) £1.95
Thule spares (small): 50551 - plastic cam lever without lock recess £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50552 - roof bar clamp £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50554 - M6 x 64.5mm bolt, semi-cylinder head £1.95
Thule spares (small): 50718 - plastic wheel strap for FreeRide 530/532 £4.95
Thule spares (small): 51349 - protection sticker £4.95
Thule spares (small): 51350 - wheel holder £4.95
Thule spares (small): 51351 - end cap £1.95
Thule spares (small): 52303 - rear plate; latest model £9.95
Spares Spare keys - charge for 1 key (brand & barrel number TBA) £7.50

View Specs Sheet PDF

Technical specifications at a glance:

Fits roof bars up to: 32 wide x 22mm deep

Fits aerobars: yes, adapters included for most aero bars (adapters required for some OEM bars, see below)

Takes downtube dimensions: 22 - 70mm diameter (max 80 x 65mm oval)

Weight: 3.5kg

Max load capacity: 17kg

Max tyre width: 3"

Maximum wheelbase: 1245mm

Bar to carrier lock: yes

Carrier to bike lock: yes

Matching locks available: yes

Width: takes 21cm of roof bar space

Guarantee: 5 years

Useful information:

You can top-and-tail the bike carriers to take up less space on your roof bars.

Thule One Key System

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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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. Not just an alternative colour.
  • 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.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Core components:
Roof mounting bike carrier: £66.95 (rrp. £75.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £10.95 (rrp. £12.00)
Aerobar adapters: £17.50 (rrp. £19.00)
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: £66.95
 Spare parts 
 Our unique FREE Thule lock matching service 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Fitting Instructions