Thule® 982XT - Frame Adapter

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Universal Frame Adapter (982XT) by Thule®. The Frame Adapter enables bikes with non-standard frames to be carried by Thule hanging style hitch and trunk bike racks. The adapter attaches quickly to the bike with push button clamps, then the adapter can take the place of the frame top tube in the rack arm cradles. The adapter is completely adjustable for different frames and features durable rubber collars that attach to the bike stem and seat post.


  • Telescopic adjustment (18" - 30.5") fits most bike frames
  • New push button clamps for quick installation and removal
  • Molded rubber pads protect bike finish
  • Keeps bike securely centered and mounted on hanging style rear mounts
  • Durable rubber collars secure easily and safely to bike stem and seat post

Girl's bikes, kid's bikes, BMX bikes and any other bike with a non-standard frame used to be a challenge to mount in a hanging style hitch mount or trunk mount bike rack. In fact, the only alternative for such bikes was a platform or roof carrier, where the bike could be supported by the wheels. But now, with Thule's Frame Adapter, virtually any bike without a top tube can be safely and securely transported with a hanging style bike carrier. The Frame Adapter attaches to the bike at the bike stem and seat post, and becomes a stand-in for the top tube, resting in the bike rack cradles.

The telescoping feature enables the Frame Adapter to fit a wide range of bike frames, while the push button clamps allow fast and secure attachment to the bike. Durable rubber collars and molded rubber pads make sure the Thule Frame Adapter won't damage your bike's finish. The Frame adapter 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.

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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