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Replacement End Seal Cap for Thule T2 Bike Racks

Replacement End Seal Cap for Thule T2 Bike Racks

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Replaces the end seal cap on your Thule T2 platform-style bike carrier (TH916XT, TH916XTR, TH917XT, and TH917XTR). Installs in the ends of the horizontal support tubes. 1-636-306-4830 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5961 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement End Seal Cap for Thule T2 Bike Racks. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5961

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Replaces the end seal cap on your Thule T2 platform-style bike carrier (TH916XT, TH916XTR, TH917XT, and TH917XTR). Installs in the ends of the horizontal support tubes.


  • Replaces 1 lost or damaged end cap for your Thule T2 platform style, hitch-mounted bike carrier
    • Works with TH916XT, TH916XTR, TH917XT, and TH917XTR
  • Installs in the end of the horizontal support tubes
  • Measures 2" long x 1-1/2" tall

8535961 Replacement End Seal Cap for Thule T2 Bike Racks

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Replacement End Seal Cap for Thule T2 Bike Racks - 853-5961

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (49 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the end seal cap on your Thule T2 platform-style bike carrier (TH916XT, TH916XTR, TH917XT, and TH917XTR). Installs in the ends of the horizontal support tubes.


All stocked up - great replacement part s!


End cap was missing from my Sportworks (Thule T2) bike rack. Tried the local big box home improvement stores but was unable to find anything close to what was needed. Internet search led me to and I was able to find replacement parts which I ordered along with some spare wheel straps, (just in case). Parts were perfect fit and protects inside of tubing from weather damage.

Prices were terrific, shipping reasonable and product arrived very quickly. Customer service was always available and kept me informed of my order status. Will definitely do business with this company again.

Product is working great, good fit and no problems.
Charles J - 05/31/2016


This company does an excellent job of assisting its customers. Love how they always have original parts.

Cesario C - 01/15/2022


Arrived on time, fit great and still look and work awesome.


This replacement end seal cap was a great find! I have the Thule T2 Bike Rack mounted on my SUV. Last month I noticed that one of the end seal caps was missing. (I'm not sure how that happened, but it is my guess that one of the cyclists---who also had a Thule T2 rack on his automobile-- at my most recent century ride decided to use the "five-finger discount" and remove one of the end seal caps from my rack to replace a missing cap on his rack! Yep! Sadly, stuff like that happens... even at a charity/fund-raising cycling event.) Fortunately, I was able to find a replacement cap on the website and order a few of them (just in case another cap comes up missing in the future.) Delivery was fast and efficient! Customer service is fantastic! I have installed the end seal cap on my rack, and after seeing how firm and snug the cap fits into the rack , I'm now certain that the original end seal cap was intentionally removed rather than being dislodged due to repeated vibration caused during traveling on the highways/roads. Thanks for the excellent and fast service! Cheers!


These are the rectangular end caps that go into the silver T2 bike holders, rather than the square end caps that go into the black T2 swing arm that plugs into the hitch receiver (the square caps get lost more frequently than these rectangular ones in my experience). So, make certain that these rectangular ones are really the caps you're looking for! Otherwise, you'll pay more in shipping to return them then they cost in the first place.


End cap went missing, etrailer had one in stock, quick shipping (of course shipping cost nearly as much as the item) Thule brand end cap.


eTrailer is the real deal!

arrived in a timely matter, were in great condition and worked perfectly. I'll definitely be replacing more Thule components on my racks through

Thanks George and team!


Pretty straightforward product at an excellent price, so I ordered a few of them for backup. is great to deal with, and the items shipped fast. I will definitely order through them again.


Great service and great product. Will try etrailer first for all my needs

Michael - 10/31/2018


Only place I was able to find the part for my bike rack! Very easy navigating the website for my item to purchase.


Etrailer always has accurate descriptions of products and fast shipping.


good quality and works great , fast service. I will buy from etrailer again. thanks


The replacement parts for my bicycle rack were great. I had to make a few minor adjustments to my existing parts to make it perfect. I am very satisfied.


Perfect stated description..
fit old and new T2 racks and even older sportworks racks...


Excellent service, item as described and fast shipping! I couldn't ask for anything more!

Its working out perfectly!
Joseph R - 06/18/2018


Great company to do business with, product have been exactly as described. Fit right no hassle. Will do business with them again.


Perfect fit. Bought a used rack that had a missing end cap.


Excellent product, reasonable price and fast shipment.

Perfect replacement part for the original, which was lost.
Wayne M - 06/01/2020


Cap fits perfect - nicer and snug!


Good stuff! Makes it look great, keeps water out, and simple to install.


The product worked as intended, I haven't had any issues.


Excellent service, fast delivery and exactly what we ordered.


Exactly what I needed at a real good price. Shipped promptly.


Everything was great and worked perfectly. Fast delivery!

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  • What Size Tube Does Replacement End Cap Seal 853-5961 Fit
    Replacement End Seal Cap # 853-5961 measures 2 inches by 1-1/2 inches on the cap part but not the part that fits in the tube, see picture. The part that fits in the tube measures 1.98 inches by 1.42 inches so it is just a tad bit too small for a 2 x 1-1/2 inch opening. While we do not have one that matches exactly you could use this Thule cap by wrapping some electrical tape around the parts that fit in the tube to make the dimensions larger and then tap it into the end of the tube using...
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