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thule roof bike racks - SportRack A30901

SportRack A30901 2EZ Hitch Platform 2 Bike Rack

SportRack A30901 2EZ Hitch Platform 2 Bike Rack


A hitch-mounted carrier that holds two bikes, this rack is ideal for outdoor-loving families.
This hitch-mounting bike rack system can carry two bikes totaling no more than 90 pounds via rubberized hooks that protect bikes' finish. Its hooks and wheel trays adjust to fit all bike frames and sizes, and a center post folds down when you need to access the rear of your vehicle. The rack fits 1.25- and two-inch receivers, and your hitch must have a minimum Class II rating.
In all, the rack offers an impressive combination of design, durability, and affordability when you need to safely transport your bikes from point A to point B.
About SportRack
Located in Granby, Quebec SportRack started manufacturing automotive ski racks in 1980. The company's early focus on "easy-on/easy-off" products has led to a product line featuring an array of multi-sport roof rack systems and accessories, hitch-mounted products, cargo boxes, and trunk-mounted racks.

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nice rack

nice rack

White mk3 Jetta on Corrado steelies, classic combination. The textured door trim looks great on the whie (I'm a little partial but oh well), also the roof rack always looks good on those mk3's.

My New Bike Rack

My New Bike Rack

Took a break from painting to fit my new Thule roof rack and cycle carrier. Wahoo!

thule roof bike racks

thule roof bike racks

Thule 605 Ascent 1700 Rooftop Cargo Box (Black)

Thule's new Ascent series is designed to reflect the styling of today's vehicles and handle the carrying needs of active outdoors people and travelers alike. The addition of the Quick Grip? mounting hardware adds to the long list of features this box series offers. High grade impact & scratch resistant material sets the Ascent series apart from all the rest. NEW! Quick Grip? hardware for easy on/off attachment to roof racks. Access gear from either side of the car using our patented Dual-Side opening feature. Smooth, aerodynamic design for minimal wind resistance. Easy opening and closing with Thule's NO-GO? Central Locking, One Key System. Mounts to most factory installed and aftermarket racks. Four box sizes available.

Thule's new Ascent series is designed to reflect the styling of today's vehicles while handling the carrying needs of active outdoors people and travelers alike. Depending on the model chosen, it provides from 11 to 17 cubic feet/110-lbs of rooftop stowage per unit. This frees up precious space in your vehicle, while complementing your overall appearance on the road with the classic Thule rooftop look. It is compatible with all Thule base racks and most any aftermarket or factory roof rack, and installs and can be removed from your rack in minutes without the use of tools via the Thule Quick-Grip mounting system. Additional features include and aerodynamic design for increased fuel efficiency and a quieter ride, access to the box from the left or right side, a secure locking system and more.
A mounted Thule Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box used to haul gear to the beach
Reclaim your vehicle's interior space for outdoor adventure or travel with the Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box series.
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Get Your Gear Out of the Car and onto Your Roof
Thule's cargo boxes are designed with your active life in mind. Compatible with all Thule rack systems, as well as round bar and most factory racks, they allow you to get your gear out of your car and onto the top of your roof - saving precious interior space, keeping moisture out of your vehicle when hauling snowsport or watersport gear and securing items that would otherwise roll around during transit. They are innovative, built to last, are easy to load and unload and break down quickly and easily when the time comes. Finally, Thule's assortment of rooftop boxes gives you many options to transport your gear safely, easily and in style. Simply choose the one that best fits the length of your vehicle roof and rack and experience the difference they make in your travels.
Thule Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box
Compatibility ensured with the availability of four cargo box sizes (Ascent 1700 pictured).
View larger. Schematic of the mounting parts and procedure of the Thule Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box
Easy rack mounting and securing with the Quick-Grip mounting system and included tie down straps.
View larger. A demonstration of the dual-side opening capabilities of the Thule Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box
Convenient dual-side access to cargo.
View larger. The One-Key lock system used with the Thule Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box
Heavy-duty lid and lock security and safety.
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Installation with the Quick-Grip System
Installation and/or removal of the Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box from your rack is easy via Thule's patented Quick-Grip mounting system. This tool-free mounting system allows you to attach your rooftop box to virtually any roof rack in less than 5 minutes. The Quick-Grip system utilizes a two-armed pincer mechanism controlled by a simple knob control. The Ascent contains four of these knobs each embedded along internal tracks/strips within the bottom of the box. These can be moved forward or back along these tracks to accommodate your existing rack crossbar configuration and the length of your vehicle. As a knob is turned, the pincers of the Quick-Grip are released down and inward from the bottom the cargo box. These clamp around crossbars providing fast, maximized holding power that you can count on.
Simple Use, Stowage and Security
Once Thule's Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box is installed it is ultra easy to use. Secure, slip-free stowage of gear is provided via two tie down straps, included with the cargo box, that connect to the inner edges of the Quick-Grip units and cinch down tightly. In addition, easy access to gear is guaranteed with Thule's dual-side opening system built into the lid of Ascent series models that allows the lid to be opened from either lengthwise side of the box. This system allows for one-handed usage, with the lid staying in place when opened. Finally, the Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box provides for maximum and convenient security of your gear via an oversized lock with an ergonomic knob that is easy to grasp and turn, even while wearing gloves. A duplicate key is included with each unit, and new lock cores and lock upgrades can be added to existing units as the need arises.
What's in the Box
1-Thule Ascent Rooftop Cargo Box, 2-tie down straps, 2-lock keys, 1-user's manual/warranty card.
Key Features
Dual-side opening for easier loading and unloading from either side of the vehicle
Quick-Grip mounting system for fast, easy, tool-free installation and removal
Heavy-duty lid and base protects gear and keeps out the elements
SecureLock ensures that all gear is locked and box is properly closed prior to driving
Allows for between 11-17 cubic feet of cargo depending on model, or up to 110-lbs of cargo by weight per box
2 One-Key Locks (included) secure box contents and lock the box to the carrier
Fits Thule rack systems, as well as round bars and most factory racks
Reduces over-head clearance
Aerodynamic design minimizes wind resistance for greater fuel efficiency and quieter travel
Four box sizes available
Technical Specifications
605 Ascent 1700604 Ascent 1600603 Ascent 1500602 Ascent 1100
Volume (CF)17 cubic feet16 cubic feet15 cubic feet11 cubic feet
Length (in)91.5"75"69.9"88.5"
Width (in)31.5"31.1"35.1"25.5"
Height (in)15.7"16.4"16"12.4"
Weight (lbs)40 lbs.37 lbs.35 lbs.31 lbs.
Mounting SystemQuick-GripQuick-GripQuick-GripQuick-Grip
Box OpeningDual-sideDual-sideDual-sideDual-side
One-Key Lock SystemYesYesYesYes
SecureLock Box ClosureYesYesYesYes
Capacity - Skis6-8 pairs
(max length 217 cm)6-8 pairs
(max length 186 cm)N/A5-6 pairs
(max length 210 cm)
Capacity - Snowboards4-63-44-6
(max length 155 cm)2-3

Limited Lifetime Warranty
Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.
About Thule
Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulen, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.

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