thule proride 591 cycle carrier.. £55.99 @ Sandicliffe. (Halfords will price match this. after British cycling discount £50.49)
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thule proride 591 cycle carrier.. £55.99 @ Sandicliffe. (Halfords will price match this. after British cycling discount £50.49)

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Found 7th Apr 2015
thule proride 591.
sandicliffe are doing this at £55.99 each.
halfords will price match this and if you do the british cycling discount. makes it £50.49 each . great if you only need one.

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prefer rear mount as less resistance and more stability

Worth adding that is a carrier - not bike. Picture is misleading.

This is a very good price, not used mine very often as I wasn't built to lift a bike to head height without scratching the car. I even have a gas lift one, but wrong roof bars and too fiddly.
Saving for a tow bar mounted one, expensive but none of the problems.

These have a reported security issue (YouTube video shows theft in seconds) - replacement model coming out soon.

Buy a Thule 532 instead for only £38.24 from Amazon

I have two 591s and they are great.

quick to fit, cycles go on really easy and quickly (and no need to balance cycle with one hand when trying to bring the mount up, just position the arm and bring the biks up, rest then secure. secure fitting on the car and really stable.

and the security issue, that isnt a 591 as the video has 2 arms, the 591 has one, so wrongly labelled video. Would it prevent a theft like that, well who knows, however in all honesty would ANY resist a cycle being twisted that much? but just fit a lock around the frame and the bars if you are concerned, sorted.

I would recommend one if you need a roof mounted solution as i think they are the best around (even for the £100 i paid 3+ years ago!) and get a small lock to wrap around the bike to the car (eithe rthe roof bars or if you have rail, to the rails.

Voted hot. Fantastic kit, very easy to use & does not damage car/use fiddly straps unlike rear mounted bike holders. The only negative of a roof mounted system is if you forget it's there & drive into a height limited barrier.:(

toonarmani

These have a reported security issue (YouTube video shows theft in … These have a reported security issue (YouTube video shows theft in seconds) - replacement model coming out soon. Buy a Thule 532 instead for only £38.24 from Amazon


you are having a laugh

Original Poster

Ive seen a rear mounted carrier with a bike attached come of a car yesterday. Not much left of the bike after it came off on thecar going down the duel carrageway.
Yes you do have remember with the roof mounted ones barriers at carparks but at lest the bike does not hit each other when you driving and causes deep scratches to that new bike on you rear mounted carrier. My mates new £1000 cube got damaged this way when he went to cannon chase with his mate using a rear mounted carrier.

DominikB

you are having a laugh



Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to this problem (example here).

toonarmani

Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to … Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to this problem (example here).



such a well informed and customer focused company, using a 3 year old youtube video which clearly shows it is NOT the 591 (as well as multiple posts on the video stating as such).

and if it is discontinued, why does the thule website show it as well as many other 'higher profile' websites.....

if you buy one, just use an extra chain when it is on your car, cycles are not LESS secure than others on the market, but the stability and mounting is a lot easier than others and on the move a lot better.

I would REALLY like to see a security test with the 591 apart from a grainy video that ALWAYS crops up when these are on offer.


homerjh

such a well informed and customer focused company, using a 3 year old … such a well informed and customer focused company, using a 3 year old youtube video which clearly shows it is NOT the 591 (as well as multiple posts on the video stating as such).and if it is discontinued, why does the thule website show it as well as many other 'higher profile' websites.....if you buy one, just use an extra chain when it is on your car, cycles are not LESS secure than others on the market, but the stability and mounting is a lot easier than others and on the move a lot better.I would REALLY like to see a security test with the 591 apart from a grainy video that ALWAYS crops up when these are on offer.



Is the 591 worth the difference over the 532? Genuine question as I've ordered 4x 532's @ £38.24 each from Amazon (due this week) to go with Thule wing-bars (I plan on using extra chain to strap around the bike/holder/roof bars).

Also it is the 591 in the video clip - you can tell by the curved base it sits on and the single arm holding the bike (at first glance looks like 2 arms/bars holding, but it is actually only 1 and the far side is the pedal arm - also once the bike is taken, there's only a single arm left connected on the carrier).



Is the 591 worth the difference over the 532? Genuine question as I've ordered 4x 532's @ £38.24 each from Amazon (due this week) to go with Thule wing-bars (I plan on using extra chain to strap around the bike/holder/roof bars).
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can't answer 100% as Amazon sent my first 591 set by UPS from Germany and they got smashed up so waiting replacements.

what I will note as you have aerobars is that the 591 come with t-track adapters in the box to slide into aero bars, but the 532 come with a standard clamp - which is why I went for the 591 when on Amazon deal recently.

toonarmani

Is the 591 worth the difference over the 532?



I have had the 591 (well 2) for 5+ years now, so some comments :

1 - setup is really easy, and converting to left/right is as well. just remember to keep the feet as far apart to increase stability.
2 - fitting them to the bars takes a minute or so. just align, clip the U clips (or the T bar clips), then push the levers down. one on the main fitting has a space for an integral lock, same as thule (and others) locks. once on and tight, they are REALLY steady (the main arm fits to where it clamps to the roof bars).

3 - mounting a cycle is stupidly quick. fit the wheel straps, keep loose, and align the arm to where the crossbar is (you will get used to this).
4 - life the cycle onto the rack, wheels into the holders and put the cycle into the arm, this will rest steady once in, so no need to balance the bike whilst trying to fit the cross bar clamp, so very little risk of the bike falling, unlike others where you need to mount the bike, then raise the holder to the bike..
5 - move the arm so it is at the lowest point on the crossbar, and twist the clamp dial to close the clamp, on a ratchet, until it is tight enough. Lock the ratchet (same key as the main lock to the bars)
6 - strap the wheels to the carrier until they are tight
7 - drive.

I have returned after a ride, mounted the cycle, changed shoes and started to leave before others i have seen have needed 3 hands to mount the wet bike without it falling..

I like them, and regarding all the 'OMG they are not safe', if you need to leave it, then lock, but ease of use (including bike attaching), quality and stability when on is top notch.

Sure it may not be a totally secure product, but most dont look to be as good, and i can have 2 bikes on the car within 5 minutes, with a double check of all attachments with no assistance, that is what you are paying for.

and watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW0Bc7MISOw

a 2 minute video which shows exactly how it fits, and how quick it is to mount cycles.

whitecitadel

can't answer 100% as Amazon sent my first 591 set by UPS from Germany and … can't answer 100% as Amazon sent my first 591 set by UPS from Germany and they got smashed up so waiting replacements.what I will note as you have aerobars is that the 591 come with t-track adapters in the box to slide into aero bars, but the 532 come with a standard clamp - which is why I went for the 591 when on Amazon deal recently.




2 of the 532s have arrived this morning and on the box it says includes T-Track adapters (20x20mm) which it says can be used on wingbar/slidebar/aerobar or other 20mm T-Track (doesn't include 24mm which are for BMW/Renault etc bars)
Edited by: "toonarmani" 8th Apr 2015

homerjh

and watch thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW0Bc7MISOwa 2 minute video … and watch thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW0Bc7MISOwa 2 minute video which shows exactly how it fits, and how quick it is to mount cycles.



Interesting they don't have the t-track filled. Do you leave the T-Track empty? as I thought you were supposed to put a strip in to stop noise etc?

I have cheapy mont blanc CRB1 bars (bought from go outdoors, price matched with another internet retailer and got them for £35 down from £55!), they are noisy, but only use them when carrying the bikes anyhow.

Its a company car so couldnt qualify paying £140+ for bars when these were available, and do the same job.

toonarmani

Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to … Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to this problem (example here).


I can't think of any roof bike
toonarmani

Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to … Why? Some Thule re-sellers have pulled the 591 from their range due to this problem (example here).


I can't see any bike carrier to be secure enough. Simply speaking there is always a way to rip the bike this way or twist with the other.
I came to that conclusion trying to find a good carrier for myself, and going through a handful of YouTube videos.
Carriers are for taking a bike from A to B, I would not trust ANY bike carrier to secure a bike really well. Even with a security wire/cable going through your bike it is just a lottery.
You should always keep an eye onto a bike whilst in a carrier!
Edited by: "DominikB" 10th Apr 2015

Just checked with Halfords and they are willing to price match. Plus it saves the postage costs. Great deal.

picked two up, with halfords price match this is the best price I could find locally. cheers

cblfal

Cheers for posting OP I've been looking for a deal on these as I need a couple

Just price matched at Halfords....thanks!!

Halfords price matched today great deal

shredder

Halfords price matched today great deal



Shedder which store did you get the price match in?

Managed to get two of these today but it was a bit of a Flagg!

I'd reserved them online at my local Halfords to ensure they had them in stock, then called this morning when I received the text to say there were in the store waiting for me to ask if they'd price match this deal and the boy on phone didn't have a clue and ended up going to ask his manager. When he claim back he said they'd only price match shops and not online stores! So I told him that was crap and I'd buy them else where.

I decided to go into another store in East Kilbride and asked in there about the price match to which the lad said yeah as long as they were in stock and he could show me the price online....that's where it got interesting as when I logged into the site the price had went up to £65.99!!

But a quick check on Google cache and I found the old page with the £55.99 price and the lad was happy with that

gken74

Shedder which store did you get the price match in?


st albans..
assistant tried to fob me off saying must be locally within 10miles
i showed him the t&c webpage which he glanced at and said here you go

ps its a great bit of kit

Just price matched at York branch. I bought two.

Once again, they tried to fob me off. "Ideally a physical store within 25 miles." I pointed out their terms and conditions and they caved.

Price match wasn't as good 10 years ago when I worked there and Halfords was owned by Boots. Just be firm and demand it. No reason not to notice match.

JB1357

Just checked with Halfords and they are willing to price match. Plus it … Just checked with Halfords and they are willing to price match. Plus it saves the postage costs. Great deal.



​Their pricematch terms say the price must include delivery. Presumably they don't insist on this when you are in store for a pricematch?

£57.49 now plus £5.99 delivery

Original Poster

STUkrugen

£57.49 now plus £5.99 delivery


price match it instore halfords. say british cycling card is in the post and get 10% off and then pay £51.70

The youtube video is not for this carrier - look at the tube clamp - it has two bars going to it, this only has one. Not sure this would be any different though!

Now £57.49 but still a great price and Halfords will still price match. (Halfords Rugby branch price matched one today)

Thanks OP..
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