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Thule TopRide 568

RRP: £200.00
Code: TU568

Thule's TopRide 568 has a quick fit system and fits the majority of thru-axles (9-15mm) and standard 9mm quick release bikes forks with the supplied adapters. An adapter for 20x110mm thru-axles is available separately. It works with carbon forks (including those with carbon dropouts) and disc brakes.

Loading the bike is straightforward - an audible 'click' as well as a visible tab let you know that you have fitted the bike securely.

We are giving away a free wheel bag with every carrier. Takes up to 29" wheels. Available while stocks last!

The TopRide fits standard quick release forks and the majority of thru-axles (9-15mm). The bike is held securely by the front fork and rear wheel, so you won't risk scratching the frame of your bike.

Loading the bike is straightforward. You'll need to fit the correct adapter to the bike fork first, the bike then slides into position on the rack. When the bike is securely positioned you'll hear it 'click' into position. A green tab also pops up to let you know the bike is fitted securely. The rear wheel is secured using a plastic ratchet strap with a rubber rim protector, to help prevent scratches to the wheels. To remove the bike you simply push the release leaver and slide the bike out of the rack.

An integrated rubber-coated steel cable lock secures the bikes. This cable lock is stored tucked inside the wheel tray, you simply pull it out and weave it through the bike frame and wheel when you need to lock the bike.

Other features include:

  • Accommodates bikes with disc brakes and carbon forks
  • Maximum bike weight: 18kg
  • Locks the bike to the bike rack and the bike rack to the roof racks
  • Fits T-track aluminium roof bars with a 20mm channel (adapters available for other T-track bars and square bars)
  • It's easy to change from left to right hand mounting to load you bike from either side of the car

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 £192.95.

  • Include 1 = £194.95 each
  • Include 2 or more = £192.95 each

Exchange scheme: Roof mounting bike carriers are part of our 90 day exchange scheme - see the tab for details. The bottom line is that if you aren't satisfied that the TopRide 568 fits the bill you can exchange it for an alternative roof mount, or a tow bar bike rack.

Our free wheel bag offer

We are giving away free 28" or 29" wheel bag(s) with forkmount carrier orders, while stocks last.

The downside of forkmount carriers is that you have to find a way of carrying what might be a muddy / wet / oily front wheel - a wheel bag is the easiest solution.

We have single and double wheel bags to give away. Order 1 bike carrier and we will send a single, order 2 and we will send a double, order 3 and we will send a double and a single, order 4 and we will send two doubles.

If you have a preference about 28" or 29", please make a note in the 'Order comments' box in the Checkout. If we can meet your request, we will, but stock is limited and we can only send what we have!

These lined and padded wheel bags hold all wheels up to 28" or 29", are made from a highly tear-proof polyester, and include very useful internal pockets, one Velcro and two zipped.

  • Diameter: up to 760 mm
  • Extra protection at the axle points
  • High quality zip
  • Includes two carrying handles and a shoulder strap for easy carrying

These are made by B&W International, based in Germany, who we think make the best quality and best designed range of bike carrying bags and boxes on the market.

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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Technical specifications at a glance:

Fits square bars: 8899 adapter available separately for 32 x 22mm square bars

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

Weight: 3.5kg

Max load capacity: 18kg

Max tyre width: 3"

Maximum wheelbase: 125cm

Distance from forks to rear wheel holder: TBA

Bar to carrier lock: yes

Carrier to bike lock: yes

Matching locks available: yes

Width: takes 20cm of roof bar space

Guarantee: 5 years

Thule One Key System

It's really important that you check that the fork mounted bike rack that you are intending to order is compatible with your bike forks - adapters are sometimes required. The table below lists all of our fork mounting bike carriers.

Product 9mm QR(9 x 100mm) 12 x 100mm 12 x 110mm 15 x 100mm 15 x 110mm(boost) 20 x 110mm 15 x 135/142/150mm(fat bike thru-axles) 9mm x 135mm QR(fat bike)
Atera Giro Speed   YK8002116 required   YK8002099 required YK8002113 required      
Thule FastRide   TU564-1 required TU564-1 required TU564-1 required TU564-1 required TU568-1 required    
Thule Outride   TU5613 required   TU561-1 required TU5612 required      
Thule TopRide           TU568-1 required    
Yakima Forklift   YK8002116 required   YK8002099 required YK8002113 required      
Yakima ForkChop                
Yakima HighSpeed                

It's really important that you check that the fork mounted bike rack that you are intending to order is compatible with your bike forks - adapters are sometimes required. Please check the table below before ordering.

Thule TopRide fork compatibility
9mm QR(9 x 100mm)  
12 x 100mm  
12 x 110mm  
15 x 100mm  
15 x 110mm(boost)  
20 x 110mm(non-boost) TU568-1 required
15 x 135/142/150mm(fat bike thru-axles)  
9mm x 135mm QR(fat bike)  

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.

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.

spare parts illustration

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Thule spares (small): 30206 - 1 x Thule OKS lock barrel (key not included) £4.25
Thule spares (small): 50036 - allen key wrench 5mm £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50208 - cylindrical nut 23mm M6 x 0.75 thread £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50236 - M6 x 40mm T track bolt £4.95
Thule spares (small): 50920 - cylinder nut £1.95
Thule spares (small): 52670 - rubber protector for 598/599 wheel strap £9.95
Thule spares (small): 52672 - lever £1.95
Thule spares (small): 52921 - rear bracket £9.95
Thule spares (small): 52922 - clip rear bracket £4.95
Thule spares (small): 52934 - Integrated cable lock and end cap for 599 (lock not included) £14.95
Thule spares (small): 52942 - rear bracket adapter £4.95
Thule spares (small): 52943 - rear bracket adapter screw £4.95
Thule spares (small): 54474 - T-bolt £4.95
Thule spares (small): 54476 - Wheel Holder Strap £4.95
Thule spares (small): 54477 - Wheel holder buckle £4.95
Thule spares (small): 54478 - Wheel holder (symmetrical) £4.95
Thule spares (small): 54479 - T-track screw guide £1.95
Thule spares (small): 54480 - Adapter for QR forks (top loading) £29.95
Thule spares (small): 54481 - Adapter for thru-axel forks (top loading) £9.95
Thule spares (small): 54482 - Thru-axel adapter set for 568 £4.95
Thule spares (small): 54483 - Square bar bracket £4.95
Spares Spare keys - charge for 1 key (brand & barrel number TBA) £7.50

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Core components:
Roof mounting bike carrier: £194.95 (rrp. £200.00)
Special offers:
Free wheel bag: £0.00 (rrp. )
Bike carrier adapter: £16.95 (rrp. £18.00)
Bike carrier adapter: £8.50 (rrp. £9.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £69.95 (rrp. £77.00)
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: £194.95
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 Our unique FREE Thule lock matching service 
 Bike fork compatibility 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Spare parts 
 Fitting Instructions