Thule 599XTR Big Mouth Upright Roof Mount Bike Rack Review


The Thule 599XTR Big Mouth is a bike rack that can be mounted on the roof of a vehicle. It comes with a number of useful features, in addition to being simple to operate and versatile.
It is possible to attach the rack to different round bar crossbars in addition to being compatible with all Thule crossbar systems; the Thule Aero may be attached to the rack with the use of a Thule adapter (Xadapt2), which is offered separately.

The Thule 599XTR Big Mouth is designed to accommodate a wide variety of bicycles, including road bikes, mountain bikes with disc brakes, and everything in between. The tray in which the wheels stand is robust and solid, and wheel straps tie the wheels down firmly. The wheel straps are easy to secure and have an easy release mechanism.

The double-ended support in the center of the bike features a jaw that can be adjusted to provide a secure clamping force on the downtube.

Holding the center support and adjusting the jaws on the Thule 599XTR Big Mouth is easy and can be done easily with one hand while the other hand balances the bike on the rack. Both of these functions are found on the rack. You can shift the release handle into the closed position by pulling down on the slider. As you apply additional pressure, the jaws will automatically adjust themselves around the frame’s down tube to the exact amount of pressure that will provide the most effective gripping power. This makes locking with one hand much simpler.

The finished product is a sturdy bike rack that is simple to operate and offers a wide range of possible configurations.

The clamp can secure itself to a bike frame down tube that is up to 3 3/8 inches wide, and the tray can hold tires that are up to 2.6 inches wide.

The box comes with all of the essential mounting equipment already inside of it.

The front wheel does not need to be removed and stored separately thanks to this design that allows it to stand upright on its own.

The following are some of the features of the Thule 599XTR Big Mouth Upright Roof Mount Bike Rack:

  • The self-adjusting jaws of the Thule provide excellent stability by automatically clamping the downtube.
  • The center support is a handle and slider system that can be operated with one hand and is simple to use. It is designed to grab the bike frame and keep it stable.
  • Compatible with a bicycle frame tube that has a maximum diameter of 3 5/8 inches.
  • Compatible with tires with a maximum width of 2.6 inches
  • Lock cylinder with with one key (sold separately) bike is locked to carrier, and the carrier is locked to rack
  • Compatible with all rack systems manufactured by Thule and Yakima, including those with round crossbars and square bars
  • Compatible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) crossbars for use with a Thule ride-on adapter (sold separately)
  • Wheel tray is suitable for use with both road bikes and mountain bikes (via included adapter)
  • Compatible with the majority of bicycles that use disc brakes.
  • Cary There is room for one bike here.
  • Thule provides their rack with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, which is only valid for the original purchaser and does not follow the rack if it is sold or otherwise resold.

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