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Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs for Bike Racks - Qty 4

Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs for Bike Racks - Qty 4

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These 16" hook-and-loop straps secure your bike's front tire to your down tube to prevent spinning and wobbling on your bike rack. They can also be used to secure cargo, cables, and even your pants leg to prevent binding in your bike chain. 1-800-940-8924 to order Softride accessories and parts part number SR54FR or order online at Free expert support on all Softride products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs for Bike Racks - Qty 4. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Softride Accessories and Parts - SR54FR

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Tie Down Straps
  • Softride

These 16" hook-and-loop straps secure your bike's front tire to your down tube to prevent spinning and wobbling on your bike rack. They can also be used to secure cargo, cables, and even your pants leg to prevent binding in your bike chain.


  • Straps wrap around the bike frame and the rack's upright bar
    • Secures unstable frames or tires to the rack arms or cradles
    • Ensures a safe, tight ride for bikes
    • Can also be used to secure pants leg to prevent binding in chain while riding
  • Hook-and-loop (similar to Velcro) fastener
  • Color may vary
  • Secures to pants leg to prevent binding in chain while riding
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 4 straps
  • Dimensions: 12" long x 1" wide x 1/4" thick
  • Unstretched length: 16"

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Video of Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs for Bike Racks - Qty 4

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Softride Bike Rack Accessories - Hook and Loop Straps - SR54FR

Ellen: Hey everyone, I'm Ellen here at and we're going to be taking a look at the soft ride hook and loop tie down straps. So, you can use these for several different purposes. If you want to use them for your bike tie down you can to keep your bike wheel safely secured to your bike rack so it's not moving around, or you can use it for a hanging style bike rack.A lot of times that wheel is just hanging and dangling there, and it kind of swings around in the wind, so you can lock that into place by putting this around the wheel and then around the frame or the down tube, or the cross tube of your bike to help hold that in place. That way it's not moving around and it makes it a little bit easier to prevent it from whacking into your vehicle.You can also use this to hold up a pant leg while you're biking, so if you happen to be wearing some jeans, or slacks, or something like that while you're riding your bike, maybe you commute to work, something like that. You can use these to cinch up that extra material and keep it from getting caught in the spokes or from getting caught in the gears, or your chain, and mucking up your pants.So, keeps that secure. Just a hook and loop strap, so we'll have the loop material here and then the little hooks that grab into that and hold it really strongly.

We'll also get some little reflector pieces, and these are going to have a hook material on the back of those, so you can attach them to the loop material and hold that in place.So, that just creates a highly reflective surface on the strap to make you more visible at night. Alert other vehicles, other drivers that you're there. And you get one of those little squares per strap. Now, this is available in a four pack or as just a single strap.It's going to still come with that little reflector, even if you get this as a single strap, so you can utilize that to keep you more visible at night.The total length from end to end of the strap is 16 inches, but four of those inches is going to be taken up by the hook material, so the actual usable part of the strap is going to be 12 inches long, or about a foot.So, from here on back that's 12 inches in length. The width is about an inch, thickness about a quarter of an inch, and there's no stretch to them.

Just holds securely with that strap.Each of these little squares is about seven eighths of an inch on each side. And that's about all there is to it for our hook and loop tie downs. I hope this video has been helpful in deciding if this is going to be the right piece for you.Again, can be used for a lot of different scenarios, a lot of different options, so hopefully it'll get you out and rolling again. Thanks for watching and we'll see you next time.

Customer Reviews

Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs for Bike Racks - Qty 4 - SR54FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

These 16" hook-and-loop straps secure your bike's front tire to your down tube to prevent spinning and wobbling on your bike rack. They can also be used to secure cargo, cables, and even your pants leg to prevent binding in your bike chain.


4 stars due to slower than expected delivery. Bicycle rack was identified as in stock with expected free delivery 5 days later. Ordered on a Sunday and free delivery was identified for Friday. Each day the delivery date moved out another day with no indication that it had even been picked and packaged. Emailed etrailer to find out why. Received a response stating that free shipping was subject to many factors and difficult to predict. Item was picked and packed within a day of the response and received one week later than originally expected (12 days vice 5 initially expected). Fortunately, I didn't have any scheduled first use so I could wait. Unpacked the item today and everything went great. All material included, directions easy to follow, assembled and installed on car in about 15-20 minutes. Seems to fit tightly and securely. Tilts back to permit opening hatch as advertised. Price was competitive. Hoping to load the bikes on tomorrow and get out for a ride!


This product simply works. Reflective pads are a nice afterthought.


Very useful.


just as described. perfect for what i n eed


Selecting and ordering the product was quick and easy. And delivery was weeks ahead of what was promised on [online store]!


I have not used them yet so I can't tell you how they work


Awesome product


These straps worked great for the purpose I needed.


Seem to be as good as the originals!









Ask the Experts about this Softride Accessories and Parts

  • Are Replacement Straps Available for Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457
    We do offer the part you are looking for on your Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457. The Softride Soft Velcro Tie-Downs like # SR54FR include the plastic clip and the velcro strap that hold the bike to the bike carrier.
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  • How Long is the Softride Velcro Tie Down Strap
    The Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down strap # SR54FR is 12 inches long by 1 inch wide.
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  • Will the Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down Damage the Paint on Bicycles
    The Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down, part # SR54FR, is made of a soft Velcro material that should not damage the paint on your bicycle. We have not had any customer complaints of these straps causing any type of damage to their bicycles.
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  • Length of Pro Series # 63135 Replacement Hook and Loop Straps
    The Replacement Hook and Loop straps you referenced measures 17 inches long by 5/8 of an inch wide. Softride offers hook and loop straps that measure 12 inches long by 1 inch wide, part # SR54FR, which are sold individually.
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  • Longer Version of the Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Down
    We do have longer straps available like part # HRSPRVEL which measures 16-3/8" long but we have not specifically tested this on a Trek Dual Sport so you will need to compare this to part # SR54FR which measures 12" long to see if it would work for you. If not, you can always combine two of the part # SR54FR to give you the length you need.
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    Replacement Buckle Protector # 853-5593 is designed to fit Thule cam buckles that are 1-1/8 inches wide, 1-7/8 inches long, and 1/2 inch tall. It fits snug on the buckle and the strap has to run through it so it won't come off. You also might consider some hook and loop straps # SR54FR to keep straps and other things nice and tidy.
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  • Dimensions of Rola TX 102 Bike Rack on 2012 Subaru Forester
    The Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # 59400 has a measurement of 33-3/4 inches from the bottom of the shank to the lowest cradle. This will give you the 11 inches of ground clearance from the hitch and put the bottom of your tires at 15-3/4 inches off the ground if I understood your measurements correctly. I've attached a photo to assist. If you have any step through frames, I recommend the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and...
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  • Which Would be Stronger the HitchMate QuickCinch Utility Straps or Softride Soft Tie-Downs
    Both of the straps you mentioned do not have weight capacities, but due to how Velcro works the longer # HE4084 would be stronger than the shorter # SR54FR that you referenced. The longer the strap the more connection gets made between the hook and loop sides of the strap so that makes it a bit stronger.
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  • Recommended Hook and Loop Velcro Style Tie-Down to Secure Excess Strap Length to Prevent Flapping
    The Cam-Lock Ladder Strap with Snap Shackle for Rhino-Rack Aero/Sportz Crossbars - 20" Long # SLS5 does not need to be removed when not in use. You will however want to secure the slack to keep it from flapping in the wind as you stated. I recommend using a Velcro style tie-down like the Softride # SR54FR to secure the excess strap to your crossbar.
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  • Length of SoftRide Hook and Loop Tie Downs
    The usable length of the SoftRide # SR54FR hook and loop tie downs are 12 inches, with the overall length of 16 inches. I've linked to a product description video that shows the dimensions of the strap.
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    Yakima currently only makes the one size Zip Strip for the bike racks that use them. If they are not long enough you may be able to use the 12 inch long hook and loop strap # SR54FR. Or you could use set # 63135. These are 17 inches long. This is going to be the best option for this situation.
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    The Rhino-Rack 2 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting # RRRBC045 is a nice bike rack with a tilt away feature for cargo access as well as a more sturdy design with reflectors. It doesn't come with any locks, but does come with an anti-rattle pin. This is a very nice bike carrier for the cost and I think you will really like it. For any hanging bike rack, I also recommend the Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Down for Bike Racks # SR54FR to secure the front wheel and the Swagman Deluxe Bike...
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    For your 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the only 3 bike trunk mounted rack I could confirm a fit from the manufacturer was the Yakima FullBack 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # Y02633. You will be limited to a total of 90 lbs for this rack. I also recommend the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005. This will give you a top frame rail between your seat post and handlebars for level transport and ground clearance. I also...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima FullBack 3 Bike Rack On 2017 Ford Escape Titanium
    The Yakima FullBack 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms # Y02633 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Escape Titanium. It will fit and is not excluded. I do recommend the Softride tie-down # SR54FR to secure your front wheels and the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 to give you a level ride with adequate ground clearance. Do not use your auto lift gate with this bike rack installed.
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    The Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack part # TH934XTR does come with a cam lock strap that is in the picture that I attached. For a set of hook and loop straps similar to what you mentioned you would also want the part # SR54FR.
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