Thule Xpress 970

Tow Bar Cycle Carrier

A perfect bike carrier to always have with you - you'll never know when you need to pick up your child's bike at school or carry your bikes on a shorter trip to the weekend cottage.

Thule Xpress 970:
£59.50 (RRP £70.00 - Saving £10.50)

Thule Xpress 970 bike rack

Thule Xpress 970

2 bike loaded on to the Thule Xpress 970


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Thule Xpress 970


Thule Xpress carries two bikes, fits most frame sizes and the soft frame holders keep the bikes firmly in place during transport.

The only bike carrier of its kind with an ISO approved tow bar coupling. A new practical design makes this bike carrier both easy to use and easy to store. When the carrier is not in use just fold it and put it in the boot of your car.

A perfect bike carrier to always have with you - you'll never know when you need to pick up your child's bike at school or carry your bikes on a shorter trip to the weekend cottage



  • Soft, protective frame holders keep the bikes in place.
  • Pre assembled with strap, and reflectors included for extra safety.
  • Bikes are at convenient height from the ground.
  • Folds flat for easy storage and handling.
  • Use Thule Bike Frame Adapter 982 for fitting of bikes with non-standard frames (e.g. ladies’ bikes, BMX's, downhill bikes).


Load capacity Bikes


Load capacity (kg)


Fits wheel dimensions


Max bike weight

15 kg

Distance between bikes


Length (cm)


Width (cm)

43 cm

Weight (kg)

4.3 kg

Fits frame dimensions

All sizes down to 20” junior bikes.

Detachable frame holders


Tiltable with bikes


One Key System compatible


Fits cars with exterior spare tyre


Fits most bikes with disc brakes


Rear lights

 Adapter: Thule Light Board 976



TÜV Approved


Fulfils City Crash norm



Straps for fixation of bikes included. Lock carrier to car with padlock.

Recommended Accessories

Thule Light Board 976

Thule Light Board 976

Substitutes the most important rear lights on your car (7-pin connector).

Price £59.50 (RRP £70.00 - Saving £10.50)


Thule Light board Adapter 9761

For quick and easy fitting of the Thule Light board.

Price £13.60 (RRP £16.00 - Saving £2.40)


We offer a delivery service for the Thule Xpress 970 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience; we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service. Our overnight service works well for the core more densely populated areas of the UK for Clothing and Equipment orders. However more remote less densely populated areas will not be covered by a next day service.

Delivery of canoes and kayaks is classed as “ugly freight” because mechanical handling and automatic parcel processing cannot be used; therefore a delivery time of 3-5 working days is more realistic. For remote location that delivery time will be dependent on the local courier’s ability to onward ship the goods. Not all areas of the UK are serviced by vehicles that can handle canoes and kayaks. Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Thule Xpress 970 online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton
  • Cornwall Canoes - St. Columb Road, Nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth, Devon
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Thule Xpress 970


Contact Bournemouth Canoes if you require any information or advice


For help or advice, call us on
01202 625 256

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