This isn’t really ‘news’ as the Thule ProRide 591 has been discontinued for some time however, we still receive a high number of searches for this product so we thought we’d create a review of the other Thule Roof Mounted Bike Carriers available at The Roofrack Company to help you chose the best model for you.
Thule ProRide 598
This is the newest ProRide model and the best comparative option to the 591. We won’t go into detail here, as our very own Roland reviewed the product in a previous blog so click here to read his review of the Thule ProRide 598.
Thule FreeRide 532
This is the most cost-effective of the Thule roof mounted bike carriers we stock at The Roofrack Company but don’t let the appealing price fool you into believing this is a ‘cheap’ or inferior product.
The Thule FreeRide 532 is modern, dynamic and functional and boasts similar features to the more expensive models.
It has a padded frame holder with quick-lock-function designed for safe, quick and convenient mounting. It has a Quick-mounting-System for fast and easy mounting compatible with both Thule Square and AeroBars without the need for additional adaptors. It also boasts bike to carrier and carrier to roof bar locking capabilities.
We stumbled across an excellent in-depth review of the FreeRide 532, complete with top tips for fitting, from the5krunner – you can read the blog by clicking here.
Thule OutRide 561
The OutRide 561 is the most expensive of the roof mounted bike carriers, however it is designed with serious bike owners in mind and comes highly rated. It uses a front fork mounting design, suitable for use with carbon fibre forks, which removes the risk of damage to the down tube which can be an issue with the traditional roof mounted bike carriers, especially with a carbon fibre bike.
The 561 is made of aluminium which makes it light and easy to lift onto the roof and it has a quick and easy mounting system. Many reviewers have said it takes less than 5 minutes to mount their bike.
As with the other Thule options is is lockable, bike to carrier and carrier to roof bars.
If you’re unsure which product best suits your needs or which products are compatible please visit or contact us and our experienced staff will be able to assist.
Please note prices were correct at time of writing.