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Thule 973002 BackPac Rear Mount Bike Carrier

The bike carrier for rear door mounting, mainly on vans, MPVs and SUVs. RRP $549.00 (included fitting kit) (to carry 2 bikes)

$549.00 RRP

Please note that all prices exclude freight and fitting charges.


  • The raised position of the carrier keeps the rear lights and number plate visible.
  • Very stable and robust construction.
  • With unique, detachable bike frame holders that can easily be removed, then returned in position after the bikes are loaded. A feature that makes loading of bikes faster and much more convenient. With rubber surface for protecting the bike frames. Fits all bike frames up to 80mm.
  • Folds flat for easy storage and handling.
  • With quick-release wheel straps for quick and convenient loading and unloading of bikes, adjustable for different wheel sizes up to 2.5 inches, the wheels are securely fastened.
  • For this carrier it is possible to add optional adapters for transporting up to 3 bikes.
  • Carries 2 bikes standard, 3 by adding adapter (973-23, RRP $152.00)
  • One Key System compatible. With this accessory (544000, RRP $59.00) you can replace the locking cylinders for the bikes to use one and the same key for all your Thule products.
  • To lock the 973002 to your vehicle please use (567000, RRP $45.00 https://www.thule.com.au/products/bike-carriers/thule-567000-lock-for-backpac-973002/
  • This product does not have universal fit. Please click on https://www.thule.com.au/details.php?p_id=329&listid=2&slistid=&seo=Which_rear_mounted_bike_carrier_fits_my_car? for information related to specific car models.
  • Fitting kits cost RRP $89.00 each (973-01 to 973-19).
  • This product is not universal therefore Thule recommends that the dealer complete the initial optimisation and installation of this product.
Load Capacity Bikes2 (15kg per bike, total 45kg for a three bike set up)
Fits frame dimensions (mm)22-80
Fits wheel dimensionsAll
Locks bike to carrier Fits Thule Slide Bars
One Key System compatible Fulfils City Crash norm
TÜV Approved TÜV Approved
MiscellaneousPlacement of carrier does not cover rear lights or registration plate.
Load capacity (kg)14 kg
Mounting of carrierFit kit required
Detachable frame holders Detachable frame holders
Wheel mounting on adjustable holders Fits Thule Slide Bars
Boot access with carrier/bikes mounted Fit Kit needed