Thule Epos 2 978

Thule Epos 2 978
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Our choice for a top-class bike rack

Our choice for a top-class bike rack

The Thule Epos 2 978 bike carrier can carry up to two bikes of different types, such as e-bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes and racing bikes. Thanks to the innovative mounting system, attaching your bikes to the carrier has never been easier. The carrier also folds up completely for easy transport and storage, and the tilt function means you can still open the car's boot while your bikes are on the rack. There's a reason why the Thule Epos is our choice for a top-of-the-range bike rack!

Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • Suitable for all types of bikes, eveb e-bikes and bikes with different frames and geometries.
  • Easy and quick attachment system with extendable arms and tilt function for boot access.
  • The Thule Epos can carry up to 30 kg per bike, ideal for heavier e-bikes.
  • Fully foldable design for easy installation, storage and transport.
  • Maximum of 2 bikes.
  • Suitable for tyres up to 76 mm. If you have wider tyres (up to 127 mm), you will need to get an adapter.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Thule
Maximum tyre width
76 mm / 3 inch
Suitable for vehicle
Car / Van / Camper
Suitable for
E-bikes / Sports bicycles (Aluminium) / Sports bicycles (Carbon) / City bikes / Fatbikes
Carrying Capacity
2 Bikes
Suitable for e-bikes
Yes
Rack Type
Towbar Mounted Bike Carrier
Bike Mount System
Frame / Wheel
Distance between bikes
25 cm
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Description

Description

The Thule Epos bike carrier is suitable for all types of bikes and easy and quick to use, thanks to its innovative telescopic mounting system. The carrier accommodates up to two bikes of different types, such as e-bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes and road bikes. Bikes with mudguards and luggage racks are also compatible. The Thule Epos is fully foldable, easy to transport and tiltable for trunk access.

Safe and secure
Moreover, bike wheels can be easily secured with the adjustable pump buckles at the wheel holders. These are extra long, allowing wheels with a maximum width of 3" to be attached. Finally, the bikes can be locked to the bike carrier, and the tow bar of the carrier can be locked to the car. This allows you to leave the bikes on the car without worrying about their safety.

Tilt function
When the bikes are securely attached to the carrier, it is easy to access the trunk thanks to the tilt function. By pressing the foot pedal with your foot, the bike carrier tilts forward, creating space to load items in and out of the trunk. When mounting the bike carrier on the tow bar, it can be easily adjusted thanks to the stability on the tow bar. After adjustment, the carrier is locked with a handle. After use, the bike carrier can be easily folded and transported thanks to the ergonomic handles.

Technology

• Max. number of bikes: 2
• Load Capacity: 60 kg
• Max. weight bike: 30 kg
• Max. belt width: 76 mm (127 mm with optional adapter)
• Size: 69 x 126 x 22 cm
• Folded dimensions: 69 x 27 x 73 cm
• Weight: 17,3 kg
• Suitable for frame sizes: 22-90 mm
• Detachable arms
• Distance between bikes: 25 cm
• Tilt function (with bicycles)
• Tail lights
• Electricity plug: 13-pin
• Compatible withOne Key System
• Bike lockable to carrier
• Locks carrier to car
• Model number: 978

Frequently asked questions

Is this bike carrier suitable for carbon frames?
Yes, the buttons you use to attach your bike to the frame have a torque limiter. This torque limiter indicates when the optimal grip is reached, preventing damage to a carbon frame. This makes this bike carrier ideal for carbon frames.

Is this bike carrier suitable for E-bikes, including E-MTB?
Yes, in principle! The position can be adjusted so you can place most bikes without problems. However, you must take into account the maximum weight of your e-bike, it should not exceed 30 kg.

Is this bike carrier suitable for mountain bikes with wide tyres?
This bike carrier is definitely suitable for mountain bikes with wide tyres, as the maximum tyre width of this bike carrier is 76 mm / 3". With the Thule Fat Bike Strap Adapter, you can extend this to a maximum of 127 mm / 5".

What is the maximum weight per bike?
The maximum weight per bike is 30 kg.

What is the maximum total load capacity of the bike carrier?
A maximum of two bikes can be attached to this bike carrier, making the total load capacity of the bike carrier 60 kg.
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Reviews

Reviews

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Most recent reviews

5 / 5

Topper in every respect!!!

- Ad 31 May 2024

After changing bikes, the bikes did not fit on my 2-year "old" carrier. After testing it with bikes from the showroom, Mantel bought the Ergo 2 by Thule, in all respects price, use and stability on the tow bar a Top product. Costs a bit but then you have something!

Pros & Cons

Bike charging top!!!
Rolls-Royce among bicycle carriers
Super easy to attach
Maybe the price, but you decide that.
No
Really none
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5 / 5

Extremely easy

- Wiebe 30 April 2024

Both attaching the carrier to the tow bar and placing the bikes and locking everything is extremely easy. With the 2 bikes I combined, I did have some conflict between the saddle of one and the handlebars of the other (solved by lowering the saddle). Is presumably so with every towbar rack (unless bikes are 1m apart or so).

Pros & Cons

Easy to lock
Extremely easy
No damage to bicycles
Bicycles can clash
Price
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5 / 5

Excellent bike rack. Its only drawback is its very high price

- Erik 18 October 2023

Really well-designed bike carrier. Attaching mountain bikes is child's play, whatever the frame geometry or tube size. You can really feel that Thule has taken the time to think its system through. There's really nothing to complain about.

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5 / 5

Top notch!

- Carolien 1 October 2023

Bikes are easy to load and unload. Stabiliser bar works super handy.

Pros & Cons

Beautifully robust model
Light, therefore easy to unload open.
Very easy to charge the bikes
Expensive. But quality has its price.
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5 / 5

Worth every cent !

- Sven 28 August 2023

After using a Thule "triple carrier" for years, I bought the Epos 2 for reasons of space. It's certainly a bit expensive, but in the past the attachment with the conventional lever arm system was sometimes quite annoying and fiddly. With the new lever system, each wheel can be attached individually and effortlessly. Previously I had "stomach ache" when clamping high-quality carbon frames, but this problem has been solved with the Epos 2. Mounting on the trailer hitch is also completely relaxed. The carrier makes a good quality impression on me. Thule has once again put a lot of thought into this and brought something really new and innovative onto the market. For me, the carrier is worth every penny.

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5

Ad, 31 May 2024

Topper in every respect!!!

After changing bikes, the bikes did not fit on my 2-year "old" carrier. After testing it with bikes from the showroom, Mantel bought the Ergo 2 by Thule, in all respects price, use and stability on the tow bar a Top product. Costs a bit but then you have something!

  • Bike charging top!!!
  • Rolls-Royce among bicycle carriers
  • Super easy to attach
  • Maybe the price, but you decide that.
  • No
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5

Wiebe, 30 April 2024

Extremely easy

Both attaching the carrier to the tow bar and placing the bikes and locking everything is extremely easy. With the 2 bikes I combined, I did have some conflict between the saddle of one and the handlebars of the other (solved by lowering the saddle). Is presumably so with every towbar rack (unless bikes are 1m apart or so).

  • Easy to lock
  • Extremely easy
  • No damage to bicycles
  • Bicycles can clash
  • Price
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5

Erik, 18 October 2023

Excellent bike rack. Its only drawback is its very high price

Really well-designed bike carrier. Attaching mountain bikes is child's play, whatever the frame geometry or tube size. You can really feel that Thule has taken the time to think its system through. There's really nothing to complain about.

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5

Carolien, 1 October 2023

Top notch!

Bikes are easy to load and unload. Stabiliser bar works super handy.

  • Beautifully robust model
  • Light, therefore easy to unload open.
  • Very easy to charge the bikes
  • Expensive. But quality has its price.
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5

Sven, 28 August 2023

Worth every cent !

After using a Thule "triple carrier" for years, I bought the Epos 2 for reasons of space. It's certainly a bit expensive, but in the past the attachment with the conventional lever arm system was sometimes quite annoying and fiddly. With the new lever system, each wheel can be attached individually and effortlessly. Previously I had "stomach ache" when clamping high-quality carbon frames, but this problem has been solved with the Epos 2. Mounting on the trailer hitch is also completely relaxed. The carrier makes a good quality impression on me. Thule has once again put a lot of thought into this and brought something really new and innovative onto the market. For me, the carrier is worth every penny.

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All specifications

General

Brand
Thule
Carrying Capacity
2 Bikes
Rack Type
Towbar Mounted Bike Carrier
Connection
13-pin
Warranty
2 years, 5 years after registration
Colour
Black

Properties

Upgradeable to 1 extra bike
No
Tiltable System
Yes
Ramp
Optional
Storage Bag
Optional
Extendable wheel gutter
No
Extendable lighting
No
Foldable Bikebrace
Yes
Extra compact when folded
Yes
Lockable to car
Yes, with padlock (not included)
Lockable Frame Clamp
Yes

Lighting

Tail Light
Yes
Fog Light
Yes
Reverse Light
Yes
Indicators
Yes
Brake Light
Yes

Compatibility

Suitable for vehicle
Car / Van / Camper
Suitable for
E-bikes / Sports bicycles (Aluminium) / Sports bicycles (Carbon) / City bikes / Fatbikes
Suitable for e-bikes
Yes
Bike Mount System
Frame / Wheel
Maximum Total Weight
60 kg
Maximum Weight (per bike)
30 kg

Sizes

Maximum tyre width
76 mm / 3 inch
Distance between bikes
25 cm
Length (in cm)
69
Width (in cm)
126
Height (in cm)
22
Height when folded
73
Width when folded
27