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    Generic thru axle rack adapters?

    I've got a Thule rack, and have noticed that the thru axle adapters made for it are pretty expensive. I'm just wondering if I have to buy a Thule adapter, or if other brands would work with it. Is there even a generic brand that makes universal adapters, or people who make them themselves and sell them online?

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    No there are not generic adaptors since Hurricane has a patent on such adaptors. What adaptor do you need?

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    I'm not looking for a specific axle size yet, I just figured that I'd need one if I were to buy a newer bike.

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    I made my own, but it looks identical to the Fork-Up one on the market, mainly because I used pictures of theirs to copy from.

    Hurricane Fork-up 20mm Rack Adapter at Price Point

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    It probably cost more in time and materials then if you just bought the Fork Up, but its good to hear that there are people out there that like to make their own parts.

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    Oh yeah definitely. I think about $30 for a nice powder coated steel adapter is a great price.

    At the time I was just tinkering around and needed an adapter for my recently purchased 2001 GT DH-i Race downhill. I have a whole garage full of dumb ideas like that!

    My next project is a bike rack for my motorcycle, because, thats what happens when you make an engineer do paperwork all day!

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