Subaru WRX / WRX STI Normal Roof without Factory Cross Bars 1993-2001, Circuit Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. If you're in the market for a fork mount roof bike rack that's easy to load, delivers safe and secure transport, and has aerodynamic good looks, your search is over. The Circuit's SecureSkewer and ratcheting strap quickly and easily secure your bike to the rack, while the AeroHead reinforced head combines aerodynamics and style. The Circuit installs easily without tools to all Thule Rack Systems, round bars and most factory racks.
Today's active lifestyles and demanding enthusiasts require products that are easy to use, perform as promised, and look good in the process. The Circuit Roof Bike Rack delivers on all counts. The Circuit is the perfect bike rack for the cyclist that's always on the go. It loads and unloads quickly, without tools, and provides the security and stability necessary to ensure your bike transports and arrives safely. The Circuit is also ideal for the enthusiast who wants more than just functionality. The Circuit, with its AeroHead low-profile reinforced head, will complement whatever vehicle it's mounted on, with a combination of aerodynamics and style.
The SecureSkewer secures the bike's forks quickly and easily. Just place the fork dropouts onto the skewer, and then tighten the ratcheting nut until the skewer lever closes with some resistance. The skewer can be locked with a Thule One-Key lock cylinder (sold separately). The rear wheel rests securely in the integrated wheel cradle, with a high wall design that provides added protection and the perfect fit beneath the wheel. A ratcheting strap quickly and gently secures the rear wheel to the cradle. Both mounting points are attached to a "D" shaped low profile aluminum tray made from corrosion-resistant aluminum to withstand the elements.
The Circuit attaches to all Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks, without the need for any tools. To keep your trunk clutter free, we recommend that you transport your front wheel on the roof with the Thule Wheel On wheel carrier (sold separately). A Thule roof carrier protects your bike from road dirt better than hitch or trunk racks. And the stable and secure roof rack attachment also gives you the versatility to add other accessories to the base rack.
The Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack comes with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.
Fitment Note: Bike must come equipped with a quick release front skewer. This carrier is not compatible with fork dropouts less than 5/32" (4mm) or greater than 13/32" (10mm) thick, and the dropouts must be 3 15/16" (100mm) apart. This carrier is limited to bikes weighing no more than 37.5 lbs. No more than 2 Circuit carriers can be mounted to a factory rack.
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Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.
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I was amazed at the ease of installation of this product. I took my time and read the directions carefully. When I tested it out with my bike, it seemed secure. It comes with a bike stabilizer and a strap for extra securing of the bike. The only thing, I wish it had was a strap to keep the front wheel of the bike from moving. But I secured it with a bungee cord that I provided. Good value for the money.
The 918 was delivered promptly, and it is a rugged piece of equipment, just as the original 916 tray carrier is. This is the best bike rack system I have ever had. The only downside is the weight, but that is what makes these devices durable.