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Rooftop Upright Bike Mount

SKU: #8002103

Regular price
$209.00
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$209.00
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Regular price
$299.99

Friends will double-take when they see our most versatile, aerodynamic bike mount on your car. It carries your complete bike — no wheel removal needed. The universal mounting system fits nearly any crossbars you can think of.

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Product Details

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Product Details
  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory or aerodynamic crossbars
  • Zero contact with frame; carbon fiber and custom paint jobs are protected
  • Accommodates disc brakes, thru axles, and full suspension bikes
  • Holds bike upright while you secure the bike to the mount
  • Leave your front wheel on for easy loading (some fenders may need to be removed to transport bike)
  • No tools or assembly required
  • Fits 20” to 27.5” wheels with tire widths up to 3” and 29" wheels with tires widths up to 2.7"
  • SKS Locks sold separately
  • 1 bike, up to 40 lbs at min of 18” crossbar spread; or up to 30 lbs at min of 16” crossbar spread
  • Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 48”
Product Specs
  • Weight: 13.00 lbs.
  • Dimensions: L 56.00 in x W 7.00 in x H 7.50 in
  • Minimum Crossbar Spread 16.00in
  • Maximum Crossbar Spread 42.00in
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Installation

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Installation Details
  • Some Assembly Required
  • 10 Minute Install
Resources / Manuals
Installation Video
Accessories

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    Spare Parts

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 40 reviews
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      Jeff George
      Had for quite some time now...many uses and many bikes.

      I've used this rack now for at least 5 years. I've used it with small kiddo 24" Mtn bikes to my M29 DH bike from Intense. I'm tall, but I do struggle putting a bike on top of my Suburban, so I've mastered the lift & placing of the front wheel by pointing my car downhill a little. This helps roll the bike into the front wheel catch. It's then easy to adjust the tension by spinning the red knob...come on people...don't force things & use common sense and things last a long time. As for the back wheel...I usually let it go wherever when I'm adjusting the front. I then lift and put it on the back catch. I did have to purchase the longer straps to accommodate my M29 DH wheels...but here too requires some common sense...I first discovered this the first time I used it with my larger DH wheels, but quickly overcame it with a handy simple strap to tie down the back wheel. Made it without any problems driving 3 hours each way from interstate to dirt roads. One recommendation: if you don't want to or can't lift your bike, then buy a different rack that goes on the back. I also have the Hold-up and it works great on the hitch.

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      Robert Siegel
      5' 10" Tall and Doesn't Work With An SUV

      I'm giving this a neutral 3 star review because there was nothing wrong with the rack per se but with my 5' 10" height and my Mazda CX-5 SUV I cannot get my mountain bike onto the rack. Yakima says that it is compatible with this vehicle and that's technically true but the way you have to get the bike 100% vertical to get the front wheel into the larger hoop and until you do that the rear wheel of my bike was longer than the tray I could not get this to work for me. Perhaps if I had a step stool it would work but that's not an acceptable solution for me when I'm trying to get the bike back in the rack after a ride.

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      Victor Garcia
      Awesomeness

      Great product!! I’ve driven many miles with my Giant Trance Mountain Bike loaded and have never once been concerned. Fits my 29” tires no problem

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      Richard
      Great.... But broke

      When I first got the rack it was awesome. Easy loading and unloading compared to my raptor racks. But no more than 2 months with it and the tabs that hold the front wheel down broke. I’ll probably still buy Yakima products after this since they’ve usually always been great just got to get the warranty information to them.

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      Andrew M
      Solid, but have some design flaws

      I really like these so far (have had them for a few weeks and used ~10 times), but I have some complaints about design that I've seen echoed in other reviews. In terms of pros--these are really easy to install and subsequently easy to use with the bikes. I bought these because I wanted racks to hold bikes without having to take off the front wheel, but for that reason the bikes wobble when driving which is anxiety inducing, even though I've read they're very secure and have faith the bikes won't fall. I also have a compact SUV and haven't experienced major trouble getting the bikes on/off (I'm 6'1")--any higher car though would make it challenging as others have said.

      I give these 3 stars because of some design drawbacks--as others have noted the red knob to tighten the racks is based on a big screw, and you have to turn the knobs A LOT to tighten/loosen. I've read many reviews that these screws strip pretty quickly (some after a few uses, and many within a couple of years)--and I've noticed one already starting to act wonky so I'm certainly worried about that. Couldn't Yakima design it with some kind of more shallow threaded screw and with a tightening handle, akin to a quick release bike wheel? The second issue is with the locking cables. Like others I'll note that I obviously think it's lame that Yakima doesn't provide SKS lock cores with the racks themselves, but that's not the battle I'm fighting. I think the cable lock on these could be compromised as easily as a normal cable/coil lock. It would be more secure to lock the actual racks that hold the front wheel in place. I know the Thule racks like these have this kind of locking feature , so surely Yakima could have figured that out?

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      Hernan Carrillo
      Easy to mount on different crossbars, easy to adjust for different wheel sizes, red knob flimsy

      This will be my third frontloader. The first one had a recall, the second one I owned for about 5 years but then the red knob stripped and would not hold the front wheel tight. Customer support were fabulous, they sent me a replacement. I'm hoping this one lasts longer. Mounting different bike sizes is very easy. Just keep in mind that the rack is spec'd for up to 35 lbs bikes. The other observation is that it comes with the locking cable but no locks, you have to buy them separate.

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      Ken
      Solid bike rack - almost ideal

      I've been using the rack for almost 3 years - it's expensive compared to some alternatives, but for me I'll pay for a good product. The rack does handle a wide variety of bikes. I've used it for 26", 27'5" and 29" tires ranging in size from 1.75" to 2.35" and never had a problem. Goes on and off super easy and I've hit speeds well north of 130km/hr in wind and never had a problem (usually when passing someone). As this is a roof rack you will need some strength and coordination to get the bike on to the rack, but it's pretty easy to slide it in and clamp it down.

      My one complaint is the absence of a lock - and it takes 2 locks, not one. The first secures the bike rack itself to the roof rack, the second helps lock the bike in place. Ideally it's one key for both locks. I also have a Yakima cargo box - had that for over 10 years. Yakima makes really good products - seems that with a bit of extra effort they could make the ideal product.

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      Mr. F
      SOLID DESIGN - BUT CAN BE BETTER

      First. LOVE how easy the install is. Right out of the box and onto the rails is 100% as advertised. Really a solid design. My issue comes with how we represent ourselves when delivering products. Why the locks are sold separately is a mystery and just says; "I don't want to be great - average is good enough". I have a useless cable installed to somehow lure me to buying what should have been included. I think today we need to find ways to be better than average and Yakima has the opportunity but has accepted being average. Consumers like me aren't ignorant so please consider being your best and delivering products that simply demand people like me to say; it's Yakima or it's nothing. I really like the product but feel you could do so much better and... I'll pay for it.

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      David
      Good alternative to the HighRoad...

      I currently own two HighRoad carriers, but needed one that supports bikes that are 20-24"... This was a solid choice I must say... Very simple to use with built in security lock. Note that you'll need 2 SKS locks to secure the carrier and cable lock. The only knock is that I couldn't use the T-Slot kit since I have them on the HighRoad, but overall, this is a very solid carrier. Never had any issues with it and it's nice to have a 20-24"carrier around. Thanks.

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      Trent
      Great - Until Red Knob Strips

      Worked as advertised until the red knob (or the nut inside it) strips. Luckily this happened in my driveway and I was able to get the bike out.