Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    484

    Lock for THULE OUTRIDE 561

    I recently purchased a Thule outride 561 bike carrier to be used with my 29er bike that has fox float 32, 15QR. I have to use the 15mm adapter 561-1 so that I could mount my bike and secure it using the thru axle bolt, by doing this I loose the key locking feature of the Thule outride 561.

    Is there a way to put a key lock on the 15mm adapter?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Naturally Aspirated's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    366
    Yeti SB-66 Carbon

  3. #3
    Ninja Master Powers
    Reputation: DWill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    517
    +1 on the Rocky mount. I have two of them. The only complaint is they don't work well with 15mm TA's. Two issues I had, first they are not wide enough. If you are not careful you'll squeeze the fork lowers together possibly bending them.

    Not sure why RM didn't make the adapter wide enough but the didn't. I fixed this problem by making a PVC spacer.

    The second problem is that you simply can't get the adapter to clamp tightly enough to keep the bike from moving either forward or backward. This is easy enough to work around if you have a RM rack; you just use two wheel straps on the rear wheel and place them such that the bike can't move forward or backward.

    The RM adapter is a great idea just poorly designed for a 15mm TA.

    I now have 20mm TA's on both bikes and both issues are non-existent with those TA's.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    1
    Hi DWill,
    i have the same problem with my Thule OutRide. Can you tell me where you bought the 20mm TA's?

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    734
    Quote Originally Posted by DWill View Post
    +1 on the Rocky mount. I have two of them. The only complaint is they don't work well with 15mm TA's. Two issues I had, first they are not wide enough. If you are not careful you'll squeeze the fork lowers together possibly bending them.
    I have heard that the 15mm issue is somewhat specific to Fox Forks. Just curious if that is what you were using, or if you had tried another brand as well.

Similar Threads

  1. Thule lock removal
    By strangerthanmilhouse in forum Car & Biker
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 09-18-2014, 12:59 PM
  2. Flip-Lock or Lip-Lock Seatpost Clamp?
    By sasquatch rides a SS in forum Salsa
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-13-2012, 09:04 AM
  4. Thule 917XT T2 core lock removal
    By dasnakenyc in forum Car & Biker
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-27-2012, 06:26 AM
  5. Thule lock problems
    By samguan in forum Car & Biker
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-20-2012, 10:37 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •