This top of the line fork mounted carrier provides maximum stability and protection with its durable all-metal head and stiff double-wall tray.
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Simple easy ordering process
By Roy D.
from Monterey, CA
Comments about Thule Echelon 518:
When it comes to carrying my bikes, I didn't want to buy anywhere other than Thule. Ordering was simple, quick and reliable. Quality of the product was just as expect, perfect!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Always losing the endcap
from Kansas City, MO
This would be a much better product had Thule designed the endcap to fit properly. I'm onto my 3rd endcap and tire hold-down now because it fits so poorly that it flies off when you drive on the highway. Loss of the endcap allows wind to push the tire hold-down off the track so you lose it as well. Thule needs to re-design this product a bit. Maybe a built in tire hold down and end cap or something. Going to have to rig the next one so it doesn't fly off or something.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Not safe with round Yakima Bars
from Denver, CO
Used this rack for a year. Very easy to get bikes on and off. I have mountain and road bikes. Looks great on the car.After I first installed it with my Yakima round crossbars, I noticed that the back of the attachment plate tilts down when I tightened the front screws. This brings the small tab the should be sliding into the head back and halfway out of the head. After a while, I could see stress marks on the small tabs. (I also took it to a shop to make sure I installed it correctly). In my opinion, this product should not be used with round Yakima bars. I read other reviews of the Echelon failing because of this. I returned the Echelon and bought the Peloton that has a better attachment mechanism.
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