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Premium Rooftop Upright Bike Mount

SKU: #8002114

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Secure, sleek, and simple to use, the HighRoad is Yakima's newest premium upright bike mount. The adjustment-free hoop, with its TorqueRight™ tightening knob, loads a variety of bikes quickly and easily. The HighRoad secures the bike by the wheels for ultimate bike protection and the low-profile design minimizes hatch interference.Universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks.

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Product Details
  • New wheel hoop fits 26” to 29” wheels and tires from 23mm to 4.0” with no adjustment needed
  • New integrated TorqueRight™ knob quickly and easily secures the bike with precision
  • Requires no wheel removal and makes no contact with the bike frame - a great option for carbon fiber bikes and custom paint jobs
  • Sleek, low profile tray minimizes hatch interference
  • Tool-free, universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks
  • Add your own bike lock to the integrated lock loop for additional bike security when your vehicle is parked
  • Easily convert to integrate with T-Slot crossbars with the addition of a SmarT-Slot Kit
  • Add SKS Locks (2) to the included TailWhip™ cable to secure your bike and mount to your roof rack (sold separately)
  • Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 48”
Product Specs
  • Weight: 18.00 lbs.
  • Dimensions: L 56.00 in x W 9.50 in x H 4.50 in
  • Minimum Crossbar Spread 18.00in
  • Maximum Crossbar Spread 36.00in
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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  • Some Assembly Required
  • 10 Minute Install
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 14 reviews
      Love this rack!

      This thing is awesome! I had a cheap rack that clamped on to the down tube and I was nervous every time I transported my bike. Kept an eye out the sunroof more than the road. Bike swayed side to side by several inches. Especially in the wind. This High Road is super secure! I don’t worry a second about my expensive bike! The Torque knob thing is super simple and quick. I have have my bike loaded or unloaded in seconds and with no guess work! I would by this rack again over and over. Highly recommended!!

      I have a semi wide tire 3.25” Large size Cannondale Mountain bike and I have no problems with it fitting.

      Great build quality, too short for modern bikes as others mentioned

      I bought this yesterday and installed it. It's a very stable, solid, high quality rack. But i'm surprised Yakima doesn't realize modern bikes are longer. My 2021 Marin RiftZone, size Large, is too long and the rear wheel hangs off the back. About 3" longer than the rack will go. I don't get it. Was this designed 5 years ago? Imagine if you road an XL or XXL, you couldn't even use this rack.

      Love it, but always received with damage

      Let me start with I hate reviews that rate a product negatively when the issue is with the retailer or delivery company. The high road was the perfect choice for us. With young kids learning to ride, the option of quickly and securely attaching our bikes without removing the front wheel is a must. Also, the mounting straps readily allow for quick mounting and removal for storage. Also a plus for testing out custom configurations; we’re testing the medium off grid basket in tandem with the bike mounts. The built in cable for a bike lock was something we overlooked; so for us, a welcomed bonus. Liked it so much we bought two.

      The gripe, we’ve now invested in several Yakima products; rack, 2 bike mounts, off grid basket, 20 sks locks. It’s bc we love the products that we’ve done so. However, why are the big boxes for the mounts and baskets severely beat up on arrival? Our products are from Yakima directly, REI, and trusted Amazon vendors (2000+ reviews). So it’s not a primary issue with one source. I was willing to overlook slight cosmetic damage, but now there’s rust on 2 week old products. With these premium products in high demand, they’re not easily replaceable. So stick with compromised products or be stuck at home?


      The Yakima Highroad is a great roof bike rack that does not contact your frame but rather mainly secures your bike via the front tire, so there is no need to worry about over clamping your expensive carbon frame and there is no need to take off the front wheel. The rack fits 23mm to 4" tires and supports rims from 26" to 29". The TorqueRight knob makes it easy to know when your wheel is perfectly secured. You can install the rack on any type of bar but it also has the ability to be installed with T-Slot crossbars. The rack has the ability to lock the rack to your bars and also has a TailWhip cable to secure your bike however this requires the Yakima SKS locks. At $250 the locks should have already came installed. Other minor qualms are the fact that the Highroad racks are fairly wide compared to Thule offerings and that each rack weighs 18lbs. I managed to fit two on my My 2020 Acura TLX with some Rhino Rack Aero bars.

      Perfect Rooftop Rack

      This rack is solid! It works for my road, gravel, and mountain bikes. It is sturdy, simple, and functional. Sounds perfect and it almost is. What are the downsides? Only two things you have to endure before mounting this bike holding piece of awesomeness to your vehicle; 1) It's on backorder. I waited almost three months to get it. 2) Yakima only uses FedEx for shipping. They are horrible. My rack sat in a FedEx warehouse for nearly three weeks because of the "pandemic". Several phone calls to Yakima and FedEx finally got it on a truck only to arrive looking like it did two tours in Iraq. Yakima refunded the shipping fees and sent me the missing pieces. Now I smile every time I use it. If you can deal with those two frustrations then get this rack on your car!


      Solid rack. I tried mounting it on my car's OEM crossbars and my Thule square bars and it was quick and easy either way. In my case, I settled on the square bars because you really need the rack as close to the side of your car as possible. Balancing the bike while you secure the front wheel is trickier if you have to reach too far. I'm going to wrap the tightening knob with rubber bands to improve the grip. If the knob was rubberized, the grip would've been better, but then the rubber would degrade and get ugly. The cable lock is very convenient. Remember to pass the cable under the crossbar before looping through the bike frame for security.

      Great rack, not long enough by modern MTB Standards

      Love the clamping system, much sturdier than my old king cobras from waaay back. The only problem is that all three of the mountain bikes I have mounted on there are hanging off the back end of the rack. This would be a 5 star review but can't because I can't mount my bike with confidence it will stay on. Bummer...

      Best bike carrier around!

      I found the HighRoad to check all marks when it comes to carrying my gravel and MTB bikes... Easy to install and ease of use when mounting a bike. The built in tail end cable lock adds peace of mind. Keep in mind that you'll need 2 SKS locks. I opted to use the T-Slot kit and it's worth it if you also have the JetStream bars. Bikes are secure even going at California highway speeds (If you know what I mean...). I feel confident with the bikes mounted on the HighRoad. Worth it in my books. Thanks.

      Simply Awesome!

      This is hands down, the best rooftop bike rack I have ever used. It takes less than 2 minutes to secure and lock your bike in this rack. It holds my large full suspension bike in an extremely secure fashion, and is great for freeway travel and rough roads. This rack is well worth the investment, I would recommend it to anyone.

      Withstood the consequences of my stupidity

      With this rack and my bike on my car, I just drove under an 8ft carport, knocking my bike right off the car. Somehow, neither the bike rack, the bike, nor my roof rack was damaged. The bike just popped right off. The wheel strap detached itself from the rack, but no part of it is actually broken. Once I figure out how to get it back in, the rack is 100% usable. Given that I’m one day in to a 5-day cross country trip, I am very VERY grateful that I choose this mount. It’s built tough.