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    Thule 822XTR rack w/ a through axle bike????

    I just bought a 2016 Epic Elite Carbon 29er. Of course it has the through axle on the front fork. I wasn't thinking when I bought this rack and now I can't figure out how to mount the bike.

    Did I buy the wrong rack? Is there an adapter of some sort?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    There is an adapter yes, the thule one is part number 53015, although any brand should work. Also of note, the thule adapter does not lock the thruaxle, so you can lock the adapter on your car but anyone can walk up and unscrew your axle still. Rockymounts makes a locking adapter, but it is more expensive, and I don't know if you can use a thule lock tumbler with it (in order to use the same key)
    Riding a Brooks saddle mounted to Reynolds 853 :cool:

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    If you still can, return the rack and get one that doesn't require you to remove your front wheel.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    If you still can, return the rack and get one that doesn't require you to remove your front wheel.
    ...or that, haha I've had my rack for years do I didn't occur to me to suggest it
    Riding a Brooks saddle mounted to Reynolds 853 :cool:

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    I used to have a Kuat hitch mounted rack. I loved it, but I just wanted to use the bed of my truck to haul the bike now.

    I ordered rocky mounts adapter. I checked out the Thule but I wanted it to lock.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason07 View Post
    I used to have a Kuat hitch mounted rack. I loved it, but I just wanted to use the bed of my truck to haul the bike now.

    I ordered rocky mounts adapter. I checked out the Thule but I wanted it to lock.

    Thanks for the help guys.
    Cool, if you try to use a Thule lock tumbler let us know whether it fits in the Rocky mount unit yeah?
    Riding a Brooks saddle mounted to Reynolds 853 :cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidfs View Post
    Cool, if you try to use a Thule lock tumbler let us know whether it fits in the Rocky mount unit yeah?
    Will do. I should have it tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason07 View Post
    Will do. I should have it tomorrow
    As far as I can tell, the tumbler will not interchange, although I didn't put a bunch of effort into trying though

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    Ok thanks, if it did fit it should be fairly easy.
    Riding a Brooks saddle mounted to Reynolds 853 :cool:

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