Thule 518 Echelon

Price: $179.95
Status: Discontinued

Product Code: 100518

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Thule's top of the line fork mounted carrier, the Thule 518 Echelon, provides maximum stability and protection through its all metal head and stiff double wheel tray. The Thule 518 Echelon adapts to fit most disc brake and suspension bikes.


  • The self-adjusting clamp automatically adjusts to securely hold a variety of fork dropout thicknesses
  • Fits most disc brake and suspension combinations with standard 9mm axles
  • Precise ergonomic pressure dial optimizes force on dropouts increasing hold, and eliminating fork damage
  • Aerodynamic, durable die-cast metal head for increased security and product life
  • Corrosion resistant aluminum tray
  • 1 One-Key lock cylinder (sold separately) locks the bike to carrier and carrier to rack
  • Carries bicycles with wheelbase up to 48 inches and tire widths up to 2.6 inches, including high profile rims
  • Fits Thule square and Yakima round load bars
  • Requires xadapt9 when using Thule Xsporter or Thule Rapid Aero bars
  • Factory rack compatible with Thule 532 Ride-on Adapter, sold separately


Weight: 7.6lbs

Length (carton): 55.5"

Width (carton): 6"

Height (carton): 3"

UPC: 091021518179

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Thule 518 Echelon Instruction Manual (.pdf)

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They work very well. They are easy to install, even with the adapt9 kit on Aero bars. They hold the bike in secure, and with the rear wheel strap its not moving at all! I would also advise you get lock cores, to protect your investment.

2011 Hyundai Touring


Top notch fork mount. These are the most stable solution for a roof rack. Mounts nicely to the Aero bars with the adapter. Very secure. Looks good too.

2004 BMW X5


Great rack, very easy to install. Very pleased!!

1999 Audi A4

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