Thule Bicycle Spare Tire Mount Carrier - TSPRO963
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100% Recommend this product (21 of 21 responses)
Perfect bike rack!
August 27, 2020
A side hinge trunk with a spare tire is impossible to find a regular bike rack for! We actually have a 2002 Honda CRV. The Thule Spare Me fits on the tire well and has a couple of extra pieces if you need to adjust for tire width. Our two bikes fit well together on it. This is actually my second Thule Spare Me rack... I got the first one 3 years ago and when I got rear ended it bent too much so I just got a new one.
ProsOnly rack that I've found that works on a side hinge trunk with spare tire!
July 18, 2019
Well made and easy to install. The way the rack folds down when not in use makes it look like it's part of the Jeep and not something that was added on. Highly recommend!
Thule bike rack
June 9, 2019
Absolutely love it
Perfect Fit and Easy to Use
May 20, 2019
Fits perfectly on my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Installation was easy enough with the "toughest" part being able to hold the weight of the spare tire. Other than that, very easy installation. Unit looks good and carries two bikes with ease. It can be adjusted to address multiple bike layouts and has adjustable (thick) straps that secure the bike to the carrier. Good quality material and very stable (doesn't make noise) over bumpy terrain. Highly recommend if you have a Jeep Wrangler.
By Alicia B.
September 21, 2018
Instructions weren't the best but once assembled it's great!!! Highly recommend over a hitch bike carrier.
ProsWell built. Plus bike lock
Easy to Install. Works great!
September 2, 2018
I've been using the Thule 963 PRO for a few weeks now and live it. I read several reviews about difficult installs or for issues. I have a 2017 Wrangler unlimited Sport and I had no problems installing. The bike rack comes with multiple extension options for larger tires and tells you which to use for your model and tire size. My mountain bike goes on easily and stays secure with no noise or rattling. I definitely recommend this bike rack.
By Audrey H.
July 18, 2018
Absolutely perfect. Ordered at 5pm and arrived before noon next day !!!!
St. Petersburg, FL
Thule 963PRO Bicycle Carrier GReat Addition!
May 23, 2018
This works great for those who have upgraded to custom bumpers and the hitch is too high for Thule's hitch mount carrier! Just put the carrier extensions down when not in use; I keep hitting my head when bike not on carrier.
ProsEasy to use swinging extension arm up and down for use.
ConsStrap use for oversized tires needs to be removed whenever carrier arm is moved to down position.
Three Rivers, CA
April 6, 2018
I had to modify which bracket and adapter to use for my vehicle. The hardest part for me was getting the spare tire put back. Thank goodness this grandma lift weights :)
By Robert F.
Thule bike rack
February 28, 2018
The only issue I had was the plastic screw that you were supposed to be able to uncrew gave me big problems once I finally got it out I put the key cilender and we're good to go
December 6, 2017
Ingenious solution from Thule to allow rear door to open without having to lower or remove the bike rack. Installation took about an hour. Looks sharp and very functional.
Tight fit but wonderful
November 10, 2017
This bike carrier works perfectly on my Jeep. I sold my old carrier that went in the hitch because my spare tire wouldn't allow me to install it. It's strong and it looks good and it installed very easily. The only drawback is that the frame mounts are a little far apart for my mountain bike. I have a Trek 4300 and it's a tall bike but evidently that little triangle that fits over the two brackets on my bike is smaller than most so I have to really squeeze that sucker on there but it holds very well even at 80 miles an hour on the interstate. Very happy overall, highly recommend.
fits well and works great
October 5, 2017
easy to install and fits to tire well, easy to use
Securely holds bikes
September 9, 2017
Great price & product, received w/in a few days of order, terrific customer service - large mounting bracket was tooled incorrectly but w/in 3 days received the replacement part which fit perfectly - impressed w/direct communications w/owner Peter Catanese.
ProsTwo locks & keys (w/extra key to cut if needed); dial spins while in locked position securing tight grip; holds both bikes securely; light in weight; door opens/closes w/ease while rack is on; easy to customize to different bikes using rubber padding pieces; holds securely while car is in motion; highly recommended.
ConsFor those of us who struggle w/pictorial & written instructions assembly can be confusing but w/the assistance of a friend the bike rack was securely installed; had to use different parts than those recommended for my tire size but plenty of parts from which to choose. No issues w/which to be concerned, great bike rack.
Exactly what was needed
August 9, 2017
Having two locks is a hit! The rack fit perfectly and securely once in place. The instructions were a little confusing. Some parts were already connected, but the instruction steps indicated they weren't.
Great rack ðŸ‘
August 1, 2017
Fits perfect. Holds bikes secure. Would definitely recommend this bike rack to all wrangler owners
CA - California
Best Bike Rack I've Ever Had
June 21, 2017
The rack mounts securely and tightly behind the spare tire. Even though the product was packaged with extra extension pieces, they were not needed. I like the fact that I can easily remove the rack without affecting the base plate behind the tire. The most important feature is that I can open the tail gate of my Jeep while the rack is on - even with a bike loaded.
ProsAs mentioned above.
Does the job
February 12, 2017
Very easy to install and holds the bikes snug.
San Antonio, Texas
May 12, 2015
Fit, form and function were good.
ProsWell designed and made. Easily assembled.
ConsBeing a relatively "new" cyclist, I could have used information about properly installing the bike on the rack. Local bike shop provided assistance.
seems to meet my needs
November 6, 2014
the only issue is the instructions are wrong as far as the combinations of particlar hardware one must use for certain tire sizes. My 2014 wrangler is a perfect fit with a slightly oversize tire...one size up from the stick tire...yet if I followed the instructions, it would not have fit properly. I can't see how Thule got the instructions so wrong, but the product so right...that is if you have some logic. I have had issues with this exact same situation years ago with Thule and while this rack works, the other one had to be retunred,
Proslight and simplr to take on and off, although it can easily be left on
Consyou better not be one of those people who must follow instalations instructions to the letter or you will have issues.
Solid Bike Carrier
July 10, 2014
The item came as described and on time new in the box. All parts necessary for installation were included (except for lug wrench). As I have read in other reviews, the instructions do leave a little to be desired, but with a little trial and error on some steps, the carrier goes on fairly easy. The only reasons for the 4 star rating (as opposed to 5) is the difficulty in using the bike lock (cables are very difficult to extend) and that the bike support arms barely fit the main triangle of my mountain bike (and my bike frame is not small). It would be easier to work with if I had the extra crossbar support that they sell separately, however, I feel that the overhead on this carrier should more than cover including that item in the purchase of the carrier. I have not tried putting my wife's mountain bike on this carrier, and I have a feeling that it is not going to work without the added part. Overall, I am pleased with the carrier.