Thule VeloCompact 3 Bike 7-pin Tow Bar Mounted Car Rack

5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

Easily attached to your tow bar via Thule's one hand coupling, the hardest part of owning the new VeloCompact 3 is deciding where you want to go. Both lightweight and compact, the car rack securely holds up to 3 bikes and features detachable bike arms that can be extended to accommodate bikes with larger wheelbases. Unlike with traditional fixed rear car carriers, you can still access your boot when the VeloCompact's attached thanks to the smart foot pedal that tilts the whole rack, even when loaded with bikes.

If you need to stop mid-route you can lock your bikes to the bike rack, and your rack to your tow bar. To accommodate 4 bikes you will need to purchase the Thule VeloCompact 4th Bike Adapter, which is available separately. If you own a vehicle with a spare wheel, this rack is perfect for you as it can easily be adapted by using the Thule VeloCompact Spare Wheel Adapter.

As well as the 4th Bike Adapter, we also recommend the Thule Loading Ramp as an incredibly useful accessory for your VeloCompact.

 

Our Verdict

Compact yet lightweight, Thule's brand new VeloCompact 3 7-Pin bike carrier is the easiest and most convenient way to load 3 bikes (4 with an additional adaptor) on your tow bar.

Key Specifications

  • Max Number of Bikes - 3 (4 with Adaptor)
  • Load Capacity - 60kg
  • Max Bike Weight - 25kg
  • Dimensions - 126 x 74 x 80cm
  • Folded Dimensions - 103 x 74 x 35cm
  • Weight - 18.9kg
  • Fits Frame Dimensions - 22-80mm
  • Detachable Frame Holders - ✓
  • Distance Between Bikes - 19cm
  • Wheel Mounting on Adjustable Holders - Pump Buckles
  • Tilt Function (With Bikes) - ✓
  • Fits Cars with Exterior Spare Tyre - ✓ (Adaptor Required - Thule VeloCompact Spare Wheel Adaptor)
  • Rear Lights - ✓
  • Power Connector - 7-pin
  • One Key System Compatible - ✓
  • Lockable Bike-To-Rack - ✓
  • Lockable Rack-To-Vehicle - ✓

Delivery

Parts, accessories and clothing delivery - FREE over £30

Delivery for parts, accessories and clothing is free over £30 and £2.99 below that. We have a selection of premium delivery services available, including next day, AM, Saturday, timed delivery and local pickup services. Mainland UK only, some remote and off-shore areas or areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge. Delivery options and lead time estimates will be provided in checkout.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Easily attached to your tow bar via Thule's one hand coupling, the hardest part of owning the new VeloCompact 3 is deciding where you want to go. Both lightweight and compact, the car rack securely holds up to 3 bikes and features detachable bike arms that can be extended to accommodate bikes with larger wheelbases. Unlike with traditional fixed rear car carriers, you can still access your boot when the VeloCompact's attached thanks to the smart foot pedal that tilts the whole rack, even when loaded with bikes.

If you need to stop mid-route you can lock your bikes to the bike rack, and your rack to your tow bar. To accommodate 4 bikes you will need to purchase the Thule VeloCompact 4th Bike Adapter, which is available separately. If you own a vehicle with a spare wheel, this rack is perfect for you as it can easily be adapted by using the Thule VeloCompact Spare Wheel Adapter.

As well as the 4th Bike Adapter, we also recommend the Thule Loading Ramp as an incredibly useful accessory for your VeloCompact.

 

  • Max Number of Bikes - 3 (4 with Adaptor)
  • Load Capacity - 60kg
  • Max Bike Weight - 25kg
  • Dimensions - 126 x 74 x 80cm
  • Folded Dimensions - 103 x 74 x 35cm
  • Weight - 18.9kg
  • Fits Frame Dimensions - 22-80mm
  • Detachable Frame Holders - ✓
  • Distance Between Bikes - 19cm
  • Wheel Mounting on Adjustable Holders - Pump Buckles
  • Tilt Function (With Bikes) - ✓
  • Fits Cars with Exterior Spare Tyre - ✓ (Adaptor Required - Thule VeloCompact Spare Wheel Adaptor)
  • Rear Lights - ✓
  • Power Connector - 7-pin
  • One Key System Compatible - ✓
  • Lockable Bike-To-Rack - ✓
  • Lockable Rack-To-Vehicle - ✓

Compact yet lightweight, Thule's brand new VeloCompact 3 7-Pin bike carrier is the easiest and most convenient way to load 3 bikes (4 with an additional adaptor) on your tow bar.

Parts, accessories and clothing delivery - FREE over £30

Delivery for parts, accessories and clothing is free over £30 and £2.99 below that. We have a selection of premium delivery services available, including next day, AM, Saturday, timed delivery and local pickup services. Mainland UK only, some remote and off-shore areas or areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge. Delivery options and lead time estimates will be provided in checkout.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Purchase Price £494.00
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Available Finance Options
Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
36 months 16.9 % APR £18.47 £494.00 £664.92 6
12 months 9.9 % APR £43.32 £494.00 £519.84 0.0
24 months 9.9 % APR £22.68 £494.00 £544.32 0.0
36 months 9.9 % APR £15.82 £494.00 £569.52 0.0
48 months 9.9 % APR £12.41 £494.00 £595.68 0.0

Rutland Water Cycling LTD (Reference number: 800269) trading as Rutland Cycling are an appointed representative of Specialized (UK) Retail Limited (Reference number: 976130) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for credit broking. Credit is subject to status and affordability, and is provided by Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Terms & Conditions Apply.