Will a Thule EasyFold XT 2 fit a 2020/2021 Superdelite?

Arlo

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I have a Thule EasyFold XT 2 bike rack from my previous bikes. I'm getting a 2021 Superdelite with GX package in the medium frame size in a couple weeks. I'm trying to decide if I should just have the bike shop deliver the bike to my house or if I can go and pick it up. It is a $250 delivery charge, vs a 5 hour round trip in the car to the bike shop. I'm a bit worried that my rack won't fit the Superdelite, mainly around the arm that clamps to the bike frame/seat post. According to the specs it should fit the wheelbase ok, and I'll remove the batteries and use the transport covers. I'm driving a Tesla Model Y, so I may be able to squeeze the bike into the hatch, if I had to. But I'm not confident about that being doable, since I don't see any overall height numbers on the bike.

Has anyone used a XT 2 with a 2020/2021 Superdelite?
I've used by Thule Easy Fold XT-2 to carry my Superdelight 2021 . If your hitch receiver height is high it may make the use of the ramp to the carrier unusable. I have to lift my Superdelight onto the XT. It's fine but for a small person it may be a problem. Enjoy your bike but please use a Abus 6000A fold lock with vibration alarm and perhaps a GPS tracker. I had my Superdelight stolen !rom my XT after having locked the frame clamp and using extra tie downs. It happened at 2:30 pm. I always take the Nyon computer with me.
Enjoy your wonderful bike! Mike L
 
I've used by Thule Easy Fold XT-2 to carry my Superdelight 2021 . If your hitch receiver height is high it may make the use of the ramp to the carrier unusable. I have to lift my Superdelight onto the XT. It's fine but for a small person it may be a problem. Enjoy your bike but please use a Abus 6000A fold lock with vibration alarm and perhaps a GPS tracker. I had my Superdelight stolen !rom my XT after having locked the frame clamp and using extra tie downs. It happened at 2:30 pm. I always take the Nyon computer with me.
Enjoy your wonderful bike! Mike L
Did you use the lock on the clamp that attaches to the bike ?
I hope this will not be a problem for us as we expect to always be in view of the bikes when traveling and do a pit stop. When I park somewhere I reverse my car in to make it difficult to yank the rack off (I lock it using the knob lock) - would hate to return from riding and find my rack gone
 

RMK!

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Did you use the lock on the clamp that attaches to the bike ?
I hope this will not be a problem for us as we expect to always be in view of the bikes when traveling and do a pit stop. When I park somewhere I reverse my car in to make it difficult to yank the rack off (I lock it using the knob lock) - would hate to return from riding and find my rack gone
I've attached a bigger/heavier fat tire ebike on the Easy Fold XL. It is a nice rack and by locking the hitch tightening knob the rack can't be removed. My problem with the Easy Fold is the lack of articulation of the bike clamps. It is very fiddley and they would often come off of my larger bikes frame grab point. I always used bungee cords as an additional precaution and that saved me a couple of times. I eventually gave to a friend and have moved on.

I just ordered this rack and it appears to be the best available. The problem with this one is the hold downs are over the tires and if you have fenders it can be an issue.
 
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Arlo

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Did you use the lock on the clamp that attaches to the bike ?
I hope this will not be a problem for us as we expect to always be in view of the bikes when traveling and do a pit stop. When I park somewhere I reverse my car in to make it difficult to yank the rack off (I lock it using the knob lock) - would hate to return from riding and find my rack gone
 

Arlo

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Jim,
I think because of the quality and cost of the R&M Superdelight we need to put pressure on R&M to build in security like a hidden GPS sim card tracker and a vibration/sound Abus 6000A/90 fold lock instead of the Abus/90. I thought I locked the frame arm on the XT but I'm not sure since I didn't double check the tightening knob. I know the Stromer ebikes have locked wheels when using their frame lock.
Mike L
 

smorgasbord

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I just ordered this rack and it appears to be the best available. The problem with this one is the hold downs are over the tires and if you have fenders it can be an issue.

Note that 1-Up makes two racks that look similar. The "Heavy-Duty" one you got is rated for up to 50 lbs per bike slot. They also make the "Super-Duty," which is rated for up to 75 lbs per bike slot.
And also note the founder/designer of 1Up has a new company now, QuickRStuff.

Yes, if you have big fenders, then you probably want a different style rack. Since my bikes are carbon fiber, I wanted a rack that didn't contact the frame.
 

RMK!

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Linked the wrong rack model. I ordered the Super-Duty double and it arrived today. My Delight GX is fender-less and I have a plan for the other bike.
 
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