April 23, 2018
Bagaznik-Velo Compact THULE 924 For 2row Hook 13pin Update
The best compact, lightweight Thule carrier for transporting bikes, designed for everyday use (2 bikes)
– Easier mounting of the bike thanks to the detachable arms.
– Possibility of fastening large axle bikes thanks to easily extendable wheel holders
– The pedal-controlled deflection mechanism facilitates access to the trunk.
– Fastened with one hand makes the carrier easy to install.
– Easy fastening thanks to long safety straps with comfortable buckles.
– Easy folding and storage-fits most car carriers.
– The lock secures the carrier fastened to the tow bar and the bicycles in the carrier (locks included)
– Factory assembled, unnecessary tools
– Meets City Crash test requirements.
THULE | KONIG CG-9 080 Snow chains, set of 2
- Anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect alloy wheels (optional application).
- Patented micro-regulation system for a perfect tensioning of the chain.
- Thule, known worldwide as a manufacturer of highly innovative automotive racks and accessories, is proud to offer the newest in their catalogue of winter gear.
- Thule’s award-winning design team has worked extensively with the world’s leading automobile manufacturers to re-engineer the standard snow chain.
- Tested in the Italian Alps, this line of snow chains is surefooted and safe, as well as remarkably easy to install and remove.
- They feature dual-sided D-shaped links that provide exceptional traction and extend the life of the product.
- These snow chains utilize a patented self-centering and auto-tensioning system which adjusts itself for a perfect fit.
- Once the chains are wrapped around the tire, the installation process is completed when the vehicle is set in motion.
- As the wheels turn, the self-centering and auto-tensioning system activates and the chain tightens around the tire.
- This eliminates the need to exit your vehicle and brave the elements to re-adjust snow chains.
- For easier installation in the dark or during the day, all attachment points on the chains are color coded.
- Additionally, each set of Thule tire chains comes with a hard case, installation mat, pair of gloves, and spare links.
- This makes it the perfect match for sub-compact cars or for vehicles with limited space between the wheel and mechanical parts.
- Smaller links take up less room, ensuring that they will not bind or damage braking and steering components.
- They offer perfect compatibility with electronic braking and traction systems as well.
- These smaller links also enable the CG-9 to give superior driving comfort while still providing excellent traction in snow and ice.
- Additionally, the special anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect your investment by ensuring that the chains never actually come in contact with your wheels.
- Thule CG-9 is a perfect combination of design, technology and safety for your winter trips.
- How to Choose a Snow Chain that Fits Perfectly
To choose the right snow chain you must follow a few simple criteria.
- First, check your vehicle’s maintenance or owner’s manual to verify it contains no warnings advising against the fitting of snow chains on your particular vehicle.
- Once verified, take careful note of the three measurements on the side of the tire.
- The first number indicates the width, the second gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width) and the third denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches.
- I have no desire for any other car, but need to be able to drive in the snow and ice when I go up the mountain.
- My GTI has fairly low profile tires (stock tires: Michelin 225/45R17).
- So I ordered them, put them on my GTI to see if they would work, and drove around the block (listening for any noise to indicate a problem) — and they were perfect!
- The other reason they are great for low-profile tires with limited inside clearance is that they self-tension as soon as you begin to drive, puling themselves against the tire.
- I then went up the mountain 2 days later, and used them in real conditions — and they were great!
- I can not attest to durability as I’ve only used them once, but they do come with a 5 year warranty.
- After that discovery, I put them on the Accord and drove around, and verified that they fit the Accord correctly as well!
- Smaller diameter chains can theoretically grip less well in very adverse conditions, however — but that’s inherent in them being “low profile”.
- I had no problem with these on the 6″ of fresh snow last weekend, which was then packed down into a layer of ice on the way back down the mountain.
- These are a well designed product for wheels with limited inside clearance, and extremely easy to put on (after doing it twice, I can now put them on in well under 1 minute per wheel; I’m experience with a cheaper set of chains for the Accord, and those take a lot longer to put on).
- Somewhat expensive chains, but the best choice for a Volkswagen GTI!
- The warranty says the product is covered BUT IT GIVES NO INFORMATION ON HOW TO ACT ON THE WARRANTY: no email address, no website, no physical address.
- I got the chains on using the two added links per chain as described below.
- If you get the connectors tangled in the chains (which is easier to do than throwing extension cords in a pile, then trying to pick up just one), you have to start over.
- Also, when I was installing one for the first time, I noticed that the black plastic housing that says “THULE” on the side, which holds the bungee with the hook on the end, was broken at one end and is splitting open.
- These are the most expensive tire chains I’ve ever purchased.
- And a part was already broken before I even drove on them.
- The fitment guide is absolutely wrong regarding some tire sizes.
- I have no doubt that these chains go on some tires easily.
- HOWEVER, the fitment guide clams that the 080 size fits the 195/55/R16 tires on my Mini.
- I managed to get one on an UNINFLATED snow tire after two hours of wrangling in my house, where I was able to turn the tire in any direction.
- Then, it BARELY was able to get the head only of the bottom link thing through the bottom pulley.
- Then, I was able to stretch the upper bungeed hook down and finally connect it.
- But it certainly won’t go on this size tire with the car on the ground because the chain had to be perfectly arrayed to get on at all.
- MAYBE it will work on a 195/55/16 mounted tire if the car is jacked up.
- I am trying a new tactic: I bought four quick links to use as extra chain links at the top, two for each chain.
- This adds enough length to the ring of chain facing outward to make it easy enough to get it on the UNINFLATED tire in my house.
- Whether it will install on a tire on the ground with these extra links …
- But so far, this is the worst chain purchase I’ve ever made.
- Two hours to get ONE chain on an UNINFLATED, UNMOUNTED tire?
- I double-checked the fitment guide, thinking I might have ordered the wrong one.
- I’m now in my late 60s and mechanically competent enough to rebuild a car engine or assemble a computer or fix anything on a house.
- Already in Lake Tahoe, we’ve gotten a couple storm amounting to several feet of snow and had chain controls on I-80.
- I have yet to encounter terrain that my car can’t get past with these chains on.
- I’ve driven on 3 inches of snow with minimal engagement of the traction control on the car.
- Instead of having to buy an AWD/4WD vehicle, I’ve been able to still drive the Toyota Prius and easily throw these chains on when the snow gets bad.
- It takes me 10 minutes tops to put them on, a little longer to take off usually because so much snow ends up getting caught in the wheel well and I have to chisel it away.
- I combine these with Michelin X-ICE 3 on all 4 tires which is a great combo.
- I’m working my way through grad school delivering newspapers.
- As you can imagine, on snowy nights I’m out on the roads (both highway & backroads) oftentimes before the plows have had a chance to go through.
- There are many hills that my car could just not make it up but thanks to these snow chains snowy roads are no longer an issue.
- Earlier this week I was driving my car through 8 inch unplowed steep roads with no problem whatsoever.
- The only caveat has to do with the speed in which you have to drive.
- Any higher than that and you run the risk of breaking the chains and ruining your wheel well.
- They are easy to install but practice it a couple of times before you head out on the roads.
- Drove for 20-30 miles with them in deep snow and on dry pavement.
- I was in the beautiful Cascade Mountains on New Year’s Day just aproaching Willamette Summit when first one broke, then the other.
- I’ve submitted a warranty claim but have yet to hear back.
- Nice storage case with spare parts, waterproof instructions, and kneeling sheet of plastic.