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Thule FreeRide cycle rack no. 532:

Roof mounting bike carrier:

Thule FreeRide cycle rack no. 532

The FreeRide 532 is suitable for bikes with downtubes up to 80mm (oval) or 72mm diameter (round). Itís 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.

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.

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 £46.95.

  • Include 1 = £53.95 each
  • Include 2 or more = £46.95 each

Made in Poland.

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.

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:
Thule spares (small): 31272 - Thule master key £7.50
Thule spares (small): 34159 - frame support 45mm £3.25
Thule spares (small): 34160 - frame support 65mm £3.25
Thule spares (small): 34161 - tube hole filler £1.25
Thule spares (small): 34163 - frame holder £3.00
Thule spares (small): 34164 - frame holder £3.00
Thule spares (small): 34165 - bolt linking frame holder tubes £6.75
Thule spares (small): 34166 - locking system £10.50
Thule spares (small): 34357 - plastic cam lever including lock recess £2.00
Thule spares (small): 50208 - cylindrical nut 23mm M6 x 0.75 thread £2.50
Thule spares (small): 50336 - M6 x 35mm T-track bolt £1.50
Thule spares (small): 50551 - plastic cam lever without lock recess £2.00
Thule spares (small): 50552 - roof bar clamp £1.75
Thule spares (small): 50554 - M6 x 64.5mm bolt, semi-cylinder head £1.25
Thule spares (small): 51349 - protection sticker £1.75
Thule spares (small): 51350 - wheel holder £2.50
Thule spares (small): 51351 - end cap £0.75
Thule spares (small): 52303 - rear plate; latest model £4.75
Products no longer available 50678 - rear plate for FreeRide 530/532 £3.75
Aerobar adapters: Thule aerobar adapters (3) for Freeride 530/532 no. 889-2 £12.95 £15.50

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

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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

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.

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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If you would prefer not to pay online, or to pay by cheque, please phone us to place your order.

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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.
  • 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.

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Roof mounting bike carrier: £52.95 £65.00
Bike carrier accessory: £7.95 £9.50
Aerobar adapters: £12.95 £15.50
Wall Storage Rack: £53.95 £59.00

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £52.95