Rated 4 out of 5 by Dad6Girls Necessity for non-traditional frames.
After reading many reviews about this frame adapter I went in a bit skeptical on whether it was going to fit my children's and wife's bicycle. I am mounting all bikes to my Thule Vertex 9030XT Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier. Armed with L.L. Bean's excellent return policy I figured I'd give the frame adapter a shot. I am very pleased that the frame adapter does fit all my bicycles. It's probably right at the limit of the L.L. Bean Kids' Ridge Runner Bike, 24" but it does indeed fit making carrying all bicycles a breeze. All bicycles are secure when mounted to the Carrier.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to effectively and efficiently carry non-tradtional frame types.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvssun Bike Frame Adapter
Fits my womens bike to our bike rack.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by upstatenyguy1 frame adapter
does a good job holds the bike on carrier well
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hpycmpr A good solution
When I bought the bike we discovered it was too tall on our rack with the long kayaks on the roof of the car above it. This Frrame Adapter is a perfect solution.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mhrhayw Saves time and prevents damage
Didn't realize this adapter was available till we ran into a couple on the rail trail from Augusta to Gardiner who were loading their bikes in Gardiner. We were squeezing my wife's bike on to the carrier using all the little nooks and cranny's available on the bike. We risked damaging the cables and gearing. This adapter is well made, easy to install and makes loading the wife's bike easy and doesn't put any cables at risk of damage.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by lienhearted Frame adapter
It was very difficult to hang my wife's LL Bean cruiser bike on our new Thule hitch-mount bike rack, a common problem with women's bicycles. So having used this adapter once, I am hopeful our problem is solved. It is easy to install it from the handlebar column to the seat post, and readily adjustable. We will see with time how well it handles the stress of the road. Other Thule products have been good.
June 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SheWhoHikesWithDog The Solution We Needed
I had purchased the Thule Hitch Mount vertex 9029 4 bike carrier and was unable to securely load my sons' mountain bikes because the frames weren't wide enough. The frame adapter hooks under the seat (around the post) and around the handle bar post to give the frame more room enabling it to fit easier on the rack. I did not have any problem with the actual adapter gates swinging open and find it quite easy to use and the perfect solution to use our existing carrier.
May 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by avidshopper13 Too Long
This bar is too long to be used on my dutch style women's bike. It is designed to go from the handle bars to the seat post but at it's shortest length, the bar slips down the handle bar post and rests on my paint, which will only scratch it up. If it doesn't fit an average sized women's bike, how is it expected to fit a child's bike? Additionally, one of the two arms that swing open was extremely difficult to close.
August 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikek2 Problem solved
Holds our bikes level in the carrier.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pgrn Great addition for a carrier
I have two frame adapters. One for my wife's women's style cruiser and one for my mountain bike with a short cross bar. The adapter makes it easy to put both bikes on my hitch mounted carrier.
January 16, 2012