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- Product Details
- Spare Parts
- 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”
- WARNING for California Consumers
- 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 35.00in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Some Assembly Required
- 10 Minute Install
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This was the best rooftop carrier I could find for my new Mazda CX50. The factory Mazda crossbars are silver Yakima Aero bars with the T-Slot on the top. I've been using the Highroad bike carrier for 8 months, several hundred miles of securely transporting my Mtn bike without any issues, it has worked great for me. My 29" Ellsworth Evolution Mtn bike (size large) just fits... like some others have said, it should be a touch longer for better compatibility with modern bikes - measure first. I went with these because of the design, the way it holds the front tire works for cabon frames and it is compatible with most front fenders on mtn bikes, the low profile mounting straps, and the T-Slot mounting kit option. The clearance under the front crossbar on my car when the sunroof opens is extremely limited. I just switched to the T-Slot mounting Kit 1 system to gain more crossbar space for other stuff up top (800mm wide Mtn bike handle bars-two bikes facing forward, a cargo box, 3rd bike carrier, or other stuff), the T-Slot kit was very easy to install. The supplied mounting straps do work great, easy to install/remove the carrier, the T-Slot Kit is also easy to use(just remember to keep track of the mounting hardware when removing the carrier). The carrier doesn't rattle at all with or without a bike on it (I always turn the knob clockwise 1 turn or so until it makes contact with the main part of the rack when empty to prevent rattles). I just picked up a second Highroad bike carrier with the T-Slot mounting kit, now I'm ready for more adventures with friends in the Northeast.
Really good, well-made rack - the use case for this is if you want a rack for a variety of road and mountain bikes with a variety of frame materials and axles. Many mfgs will say do not use a downtube clamp on their carbon frames. A fork clamp rack sounds great and looks "pro", until you realise you need hundreds of currency units of extra adapters for 9mmQR, 12mm TA, 15mm TA (maybe even 20mm?) and if you have the wrong adapter mounted you will be (a) swearing and (b) late for your ride. I rider L/XL mountain or 58-61cm road/gravel frames and have had no wheelbase issues. Width is not an issue - I use this with rubber from 25mm to 2.8" If you have a big enduro frame or a tandem, you might need to measure first.
2years going and survived a crash. None of us want to admit, we do forget stuff. I had an out of normal riding schedule were I needed to quickly leave work to join a ride. So I put bike up on top and drove to work. My mind was on auto pilot thinking of work tasks as I drove into parking garage, and Yep , you got it, Bamm! the bike hit the over head garage bar and the Yakima rack Ejected my bike straight out the back of my car.
What was the damage? a paint scratch on the bike head tube and the Highroad rear tire hold down unclipped from the tray and stayed with the wheel. it does not re-attached to the tray and secure as did before, but I just added a velcro strap to insure its secure. This was a Extremely big save for my bike and car. Huge Kudos for the Yakima HighRoad design team! . Cons, One issue is that the Front tire front hoop has two rivets holding it to the rack, and those rivets become loose over time , I’m sure it has to do with my car’s stiffness and these awful California roads, letting the bike wiggle side to side. So i replaced them with screws. It fits my 29lbs Full Suspension size large very well. The cable fits through rear left frame and 2 spokes to lock back to itself. its really just a theft deterant. not long enough to reach through both sides of frame and wheel. The rack is completely quiet, no rattling, no wind noise.
Easy to install. Easy to use. Overall pretty great. Yakima REALLY overlooked 1 detail. There is no cushion or dampening when the bars fold down so you hear them rattle when you hit any bumps.
I love the small loop for U locks!
This rack is up to Yakima’s solid standards and holds the bike securely, but it isn’t perfect. My main issues regard security. First, unlike the HighSpeed (which I also have) the ratcheting knob for tightening the wheel attachment has no lock. Second, the theft inconvenience cable is too short to take in both chain stays on a Specialized Roubaix, it needs AT LEAST another 6 inches. Third, the eyelet welded to the clamping bar that holds the front wheel is installed at an angle that prevents use of a top end U-lock, and the opening is also too small. These faults make it very difficult to secure my bike to the rack with any kind of confidence, and they seem like easy design fixes. I’ll try to bend the eyelet to a useful configuration, but I’m sure that will crack the enamel. Better than losing an expensive bike…
It's too short for bikes longer than 48" measured from axle to axle. I have two bikes and the shorter one is 47" and barely fits and the longer, which goes off the end is 50". Also the rear strap requires me to wear a leather glove to be able to release it despite pushing on the button as illustrated in the directions. What's strange is that I have an older version and it is longer and the rear strap is secure and has always been easy to release.
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.
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.
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.