bing tracking image
  1. Accessories and Parts
  2. Thule
  3. Hitch Bike Racks
  4. Wheel Holds
  5. Wheel Trays
Replacement Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder & Strap - Thule T1 or T2 Classic Platform Bike Racks - Qty 1

Replacement Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder & Strap - Thule T1 or T2 Classic Platform Bike Racks - Qty 1

Item # 7521568001
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $36.21
Accessories and Parts
Orders above $99 qualify for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 0.89 lbs
In Stock
Thule Hitch Bike Racks - 7521568001
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

Customer Photos


Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
Replaces a damaged fat tire rear wheel holder and wheel strap for your Thule T1 platform bike rack (TH9041) or Thule T2 Classic (TH9044, TH9045, or TH9046) platform bike rack. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 7521568001 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder & Strap - Thule T1 or T2 Classic Platform Bike Racks - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (97)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Videos (1)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Thule Accessories and Parts - 7521568001

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Wheel Holds
  • Wheel Trays
  • Thule

Replaces a damaged fat tire rear wheel holder and wheel strap for your Thule T1 platform bike rack (TH9041) or Thule T2 Classic (TH9044, TH9045, or TH9046) platform bike rack.


  • Replaces 1 fat tire rear wheel holder and 1 wheel strap for your Thule T1 platform bike rack (TH9041) or Thule T2 Classic (TH9044, TH9045, or TH9046) platform bike rack

7521568001 Replacement Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder and Wheel Strap for Thule T1 or T2 Classic Platform Bike Racks - Qty 1

Video of Replacement Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder & Strap - Thule T1 or T2 Classic Platform Bike Racks - Qty 1

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

Video Transcript for Review of Thule T2 Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder - 7521568001

Michael: Hi there, I'm Michael with Today we're going to take a quick look at this replacement fat tire rear wheel holder. This is going to replace a damaged fat tire rear wheel holder for your T2 Classic platform bike rack, whether that be for the 2" hitches or 1-1/4" hitches, or for the two bike add-on or the two-bike holder. Just like the original, this is designed to keep that fat rear tire in place as you're going down the road.It's going to include the strap here to make sure that that tire stays in place. And because this is a Thule product, you can trust it's going to work for your platform bike rack. You're not going to have to worry about any compatibility issues or anything like that.

It is a direct replacement for Thule. If you are needing a replacement for your T2 platform bike rack for your fat tire bikes, this is going to be the piece for you. That's going to complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with Thanks for watching..

Customer Reviews

Replacement Fat Tire Rear Wheel Holder & Strap - Thule T1 or T2 Classic Platform Bike Racks - Qty 1 - 7521568001

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)

Replaces a damaged fat tire rear wheel holder and wheel strap for your Thule T1 platform bike rack (TH9041) or Thule T2 Classic (TH9044, TH9045, or TH9046) platform bike rack.


The reason I did not give a higher rating than average is I had to modify the product. There is a slot on the inside rectangle for a screw on the bike rack. That screw prevents the rear tire holder from sliding off the rack. The slot was on the wrong side. I just drilled a hole on the other side of my rack to accommodate the screw. If I did not do that then the strap would have been on the inside making it awkward too put over the back tire and connect.

You mentioned that you needed to drill a hole on the rack to make room for the screw. I wanted to ask you a few follow up questions. Would you be able to send a picture? Was your bike rack a Thule T1 or T2 Classic platform rack? Were you installing the holder on the rear wheel hoop?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/25/2022


Perfectly matches my other rear tie down.
Great description and sizing. Makes it easy to be sure you have the rights you need.


Quick and easy replacement of the read tire cinch component. Very happy to be able to order this as a replacement part vs. buying the entire "fat bike" conversion kit for 2x-3x the price with extra parts I don't need!

The downside is that this particular part from Thule has two unreasonably thin plastic "tabs" that keep the strap in place. That's what broke on me previously and required ordering this new part and I assume in ~2 years will likely break again. This is a ~8 year old rack model though.


I purchased these rear wheel holders to replace my worn original ones as pictured given that Thule does not sell any strap buckles.

After installing these newer versions, as you see, the original stop designed on my bicycle carrier was reversed and has the buckle for the strap to engage facing the rear of the vehicle rather than towards the person installing the bicycle on the rack. That is, the original wheel holders had the insert to stop the wheel holder from sliding off on the opposing side of these newer models.

Not a problem, a new hole was drilled on the opposite side and the rack is was good as new,

A little pricey for an old bicycle carrier but I plan to run this for a long time.

etrailer delivered the goods as expected.


Perfect solution, go online to get PDF from Thule for instructions. Block can accommodate both FAT tire and standard MTB tire.

PDF show different positions for strap.. make longer for fat tire setup.


Better than the original holder. Easier to use


First let’s start with the staff. The staff is extremely knowledgeable with everything they sell, I have purchased several items from them and they never seem to amaze me!! I have never dealt with a better staff!!! Now as for the parts they were a perfect fit and they saved me from having to buy a new bike rack!! Total install time was 10 minutes and they are a much better design than the original ones!!


This is a great replacement part. It popped right smoothly and works great, much better than the stock ratchet clips that come with the rack.


Had an old bike rack, was not sure parts were still available. Etrailer customer service was extremely helpful making sure I ordered what I needed. Thank You customer service.


I ordered the incorrect part for my Thule T2 bike rack. I was fortunate enough to reach someone in customer service that was considerate,kind,and understood what I needed. I appreciated the help , thank so much. The item itself is a better upgrade than the old one.


Etrailer always has accurate descriptions of products and fast shipping.


The website was easy to navigate and place my order. Delivery came a few days ahead of schedule and the product was high quality. The free shipping was great. Nice experience.


I love the new and improved fat tire rear wheel holder & strap. So much better than the original one that came with my bike carrier. The older model could break so much easier as a person didn't know for sure how tight to strap the tire down. This new one you put the tire in and just pull down on the strap to slightly tighten and it locks right in place. I will purchase another one if and when my other holder breaks.


Ordered the Thule T2 replacement Fat Tire rear wheel holder and Fat Tire front wheel tray(X2) for my Sport Works bike rack. (Thule bought them out a few years ago). The parts bolted right up and work great. Remember to move the rear wheel strap into the longer reach holder notch so it fits around 4-5 inch fatty wheels.


Good quality but for fat tire bike the straps are short.I ordered longer strap.


Just what I needed! Thanks to and REI for helping me find my way there.


Fit Perfect I can use it on my fat bike and road bike. Was cheaper buying individual replacements then the fat tire kit that came with both pieces.
I have 4.6" tires on the rear of my Motobecane and had to move the strap to the second seating position. It still fits my downhill 2.35" tires without changing position.

Working great will buy from etrailer again
Greg M - 08/08/2018


I bought this after being unable to replace the piece that was broken and happily it fits and works as designed. It was easy to install with just a Phillips head screwdriver and a crescent wrench. It’s slid right on as designed. The only thing I’m not crazy about is that the strap is difficult to keep out of the way when you’re loading the bike and doesn’t have a latch like the old ones did, making it difficult to tighten. That said I am very excited that it works and will be ordering another one for the second bike.


Nice product. Shipping time was good. These hold downs also work just nice with reg. Mt bike rim/tire.


Exactly as described. Easy to find replacement part. Other buyers should be aware that the strap comes in the shortest position. To truly fit most fat bikes you need to unscrew the unit and adjust the stopper position of the strap. Unexpected since this is the "fat bike" part, but no biggie. 4 minutes with a screwdriver and you're good to go.


Parts fit perfect. I was told by Thule support that parts will not work. I have a Sportworks bike rack which was bought by Thule. Either their service people are not knowledgeable or just trying to sell me a new rack. In any case all work out fine.

I will be ordering soon to replace the rest of parts on my rack.

Thank You


Items as described


It broke after one year of use - almost one year to the date. Just like the original part. I thought that maybe I was being too rough on the original part so I have treated this replacement part with extra care. Nope. Broke just like the original. It's not me, it's an expensive piece of plastic that breaks after one season of use. I'm not buying another one; I'm going to patch it together with a strip of aluminum and a couple sheet metal screws.


My review is for etrailer. Good support pre and post order. Good selection of some hard to find rack parts, competitive prices, prompt delivery. I will be a repeat customer. Thanks.


Hard to find item, good price, fast shi pping!!

Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts

< Previous

Do you have a question about this Accessories and Part?

  • Why

    At we guarantee:
  • Highest quality accessories and parts for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate accessories and part information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Adam R
Expert Research:
Adam R
Employee Tyler C
Edited by:
Tyler C
Employee Matthew S
Updated by:
Matthew S
Employee Noah M
Updated by:
Noah M
Employee Manda E
Updated by:
Manda E
Employee Daron K
Written by:
Daron K
Employee Michael B
Installed by:
Michael B

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.