Sometimes getting from A to B involves taking your bike, by car to point A. There are plenty of options when it comes to attaching bikes to cars but, none better than Thule. There are some obvious caveats here; you need a roof rack, preferably a Thule one. We had both at our disposal. Reviewing the Thule ProRide 598 Roof Mounted Bike Rack was a simple process. That simple process is down to how easy it is to use.
Over previous versions of this popular bike rack this is by far the best iteration, key points being; Torque indicator (on the frame holder)
Tool free interface, Fully lockable to the vehicle and bike. Fully City Crash tested and TUV approved. We really liked the wheel straps, which are a great improvement and really lock the bike down secure.
The given time for fitting is five minutes, while it isn’t that quick straight out the box, once you have it ready, on and off the roof rack system is probably five minutes. Putting the bike on the rack itself is easy and takes only two minutes. The main arm that attaches to the bikes downtube gets clamped first and with the torque indicator its near impossible to over-tighten. Next, the wheel straps, that are ratchet operated. They give a solid fix between the bike wheels and the wheel mounts. And thats it. Simple. On and off in no time. Which means more riding time.
Many thanks to Halfords for providing the Thule ProRide 598 Roof Mounted Bike Rack for this review.