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Thule 517 Peloton Fork Mount Rooftop Bicycle Carrier Review

Thule 517 Peloton Closed
Thule 517 Peloton Closed

Who is the Thule 517 Peloton for?

The Peloton is the Worlds best selling fork bike carrier.  It is suitable for carrying all bikes from road bikes, bikes with disc brakes and even fat tyre down hill bikes.

The main advantage of the 517 Peloton is the secure locking system; with the addition of the Thule one-key lock system you have a solid secure method of transporting your bikes.

Where to buy the Fork Mount?

I have looked around the internet and the best place seems to be Amazon.  They are authorised distributers for Tuhle, have great prices and a full range.  Any racks bought from amazon will carry the Thule Limited Lifetime Warrenty.

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Ease of use:

Out of the box there is really little to do, it comes fully pre-assembled and its a simple matter to use the included hex-key to attach the head and wheel tray.  Within 5 minutes the mount should be ready to fit to the car for the first time.

As this is a fork mount, to load the bike you first need to remove the front wheel.  Then the hatch on the mount is opened to reveal a pressure

Thule 517 Pelaton Open
Thule 517 Pelaton Open

dial.  Drop the bike onto the mount and adjust the pressure to ensure a good grip on the dropouts.  The clamp hatch is closed, and this engages the pressure to ensure the bike will remain on the system.  If you have the one-key lock it can be secured at this point.  Finally the rear wheel is secured using the ratchet (there is an included adapter for racing wheels), and you are good to go.

To remove the bikes just reverse the process.

Features of the 517 Peloton:

  • The design can take virtually all disc brake and suspension bikes with an axel of 9mm (no bolt through axel)
  • Aluminium tray is strong, light and corrosion resistance for minimising roof loading, and extending life.
  • The ratchets to secure the wheels accept deep rims and tyres upto 2.6”
  • Fits all Thule rack systems and other round bars.
  • Can also be used with the Thule ride on adaptor. (for Aero Bars)

What do others think of the Thule 517.

These are actual comments from users:

“ I really like the locking feature, I can leave my bike and not worry about it getting stolen.”

“ The strap that holds the rear wheel down is easy to attach and easy to release. ”

“ Easy to assemble and use. ”

Our Verdict:


If you are looking for the safest and most secure way of transporting your road bike there really is no better choice. The Thule 517 is incredibly secure providing great peace of mind that your bike is safe while travelling.

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