PSA Thule 598 £64
They’re Volvo branded but are the real Thule model. I have one – albeit not from this shop. It’s a great price if you need one or more.Posted 1 month ago
That’s a great psaPosted 1 month ago
Offt, that is two of them added to the OAB fleet of bike carriers – that is less than half price and cheaper than many secondhand that I have been keeping an eye out for.
Sadly not the same discount on towbar rack…Posted 1 month ago
Yeah these are an absolute steal and no different at all to the Thule branded. The Volvo badge has increased the value of my Skoda too.Posted 1 month ago
that’s a ruddy good PSA… i WISH my older thule racks would break so I could justify getting a set of these! Much nicer design…
DrPPosted 1 month ago
I will have a pair of the older one’s on Gumtree next week DrP – our old style Thule 530 ones are so old that they have started with some movement at the pivot. Upgrade time…Posted 1 month ago
i’ve 4 of the buggerson my Octavia though…!!!
Whacha reckong the resale of the older ones is??
DrPPosted 1 month ago
Seems to be between £15 and £40 on our Facebook marketplace and Gumtree – and the new ones that this PSA is for are £70+ each, second hand…Posted 1 month ago
I bought one of the Volvo ones from Ebay a couple of months ago, its a genuine Thule one for sure.
£64 is an absolute bargain, shame I don’t need one.Posted 1 month ago
Even better deal than the one I got from Ford for £82. The Ford one seems to have a tougher finish on it too.Posted 1 month ago
It says RRP is £69.80, so it’s only £5 off. Am I missing something?Posted 1 month ago
Also available on eBay for almost the same price. I got mine a couple of weeks ago – 2 day delivery.
It says RRP is £69.80, so it’s only £5 off. Am I missing something?
Thule = £119
Thanks for the psa. I bodged some 598 tyre trays onto the older (591?) rack but seen on some other forums that others have had the trays crack by doing this – just picked up one of these so I can carry my plus tyred Stooge without worrying!Posted 1 month ago
My shop cant even buy them from Thule for that
The joy of retail in 2021.Posted 1 month ago
Cheers OP – we’re sporting some very nice new Thule racks.
Even better, I’ve sold one of the old ones for £15 having used it for 15 years already. I’ve two more to go – anyone want a bargain budget Thule bike carrier in central Scotland?Posted 3 weeks ago
Does anyone use these with a carbon frame? The clamp around the down tube gives me the willies so I’ve never invested but maybe I’m just being over sensitive?Posted 3 weeks ago
I have used with only Carbon frames no current issues.Posted 3 weeks ago
Anyone know the actual wheelbase that can fit on these?
Thule seem to say 1230 something mm, which is a bit short for an xl bike in these days of LLS! Are they being conservative or is that genuine max?Posted 3 weeks ago
@owenp I’ve been unable to use the 591 or 598 rack for a long full susser because in order to get the clamp to a useable spot on the bike it needs to be rolled beyond the extent of the wheel holder.Posted 3 weeks ago
Thanks – that’s what I was concerned about. Rear rack life continues for me then!Posted 3 weeks ago
I had to move the central mechanism bsck to get the arm to clamp the right spot on my medium Whyte 129, without the front wheel popping off the front. The back wheel isn’t an issue, just the frontPosted 3 weeks ago
Thule seem to say 1230 something mm, which is a bit short for an xl bike in these days of LLS! Are they being conservative or is that genuine max?
My kona is 1258mm officially and fits fine on a thule 591Posted 3 weeks ago
I had to move the central mechanism bsck to get the arm to clamp the right spot
Very easy to do, I don’t know why it’s not mentioned in the manual.Posted 3 weeks ago
Measured today, I have a 121cm wheelbase and there’s total 6cm of spare track visible = 127cm. I think you could safely overhang a fair bit of the rear wheel tray to fit something longer.Posted 3 weeks ago
Thanks, this is brilliant PSA, have been looking for one of these to replace my Thule 591 (I got as an OEM item from Nissan on a discount many years ago!). Second hand versions go on ebay for over £70 (if in decent condition) so this is a bargain 🙂 I’ve managed to get my Kona (XL frame 1255mm wheelbase) on the old 591 with no issues although it’s at the very limits, assume I should be able to do the same with this as the length is identical.Posted 3 weeks ago
They seem to have increased to £69 with square bar fittings £7 each and postage on top taking them to £80 each so the ebay listing mentioned works out better for me at £71 each posted with fittings.Posted 3 weeks ago
Luckily I am on Volkswagen T bars so it’s just under £77 inc. postage so still a cracking deal for a new one and if something goes wrong it’s easier to claim back through the shop than eBay.Posted 3 weeks ago
Got mine fitted and used a couple of times. Had been using an old Thule 591 for the last 10 years, which was great, but was started to get a little corroded. This 598 (in Volvo badging and a nice gunmetal colour!) is much better and feels so much more secure with the torqueing options. A great PSA 🙂Posted 1 week ago
Meant to say the wheelbase on my Kona is 1255mm which fits fine on the 598, although pretty at the very ends of the rack!Posted 1 week ago
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