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Chevy Malibu 2008-2012, CopperHead Roof Bike Rack for Naked Roof by Yakima®. The Copperhead is the inexpensive way to get secure, stable fork bike mount roof top transport for your bike. The sturdily constructed wheel tray attaches to round and square crossbars using mounting bolts in the front (a hex wrench is included), and a snap around mount in the rear with carriage bolt and hex key. The Copperhead can carry most bikes with a standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hub and features a lockable skewer design (SKS lock core sold separately) with one-handed adjustment, which can easily be manipulated from one side of the vehicle, and a ratcheting strap to secure the rear wheel. The Copperhead comes with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions.
- Fork bike mount stability at an economical price
- Fits round and square crossbars
- 2-piece head clamps around crossbar with bolts, hex wrench included
- Cover over head is secured with skewer, preventing access to bolts to deter theft of rack from crossbars
- Rear of tray secured with carriage bolt, snap around mount and hex key
- Ideal for vehicles with short rooflines
- Carries bikes with standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hub
- 1-2 bikes up to 30 lbs. each can be carried with a crossbar spread of 16" to 42"
- 3 or more bikes up to 35 lbs. each can be carries with a crossbar spread of 18" to 42"
- Not compatible with disc brakes
- Bike mounting is simple with lockable skewer
- Lockable skewer with integrated adjustment knob offers single-handed easy access and the most stable method of bike transport (SKS lock core sold separately)
- Ratcheting wheel strap secures rear wheel to tray
- No frame contact; no possibility of frame damage
- Bike is lighter and easier to lift with front wheel removed
- Can be used with Yakima fork adapters (sold separately) to transport bikes with thru axles
- Comes with instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
A fork bike mount rack provides the most stable form of bike transport because the skewer firmly holds the fork in place. And since there's no contact with the frame with this type of carrier, you won't have to worry about damage to your bike's frame or finish. The bike is also much lighter and easier to lift onto the roof without the weight of the front wheel. Many also think a fork mount is more aerodynamic than an upright rack. Yakima proves that you don't have to spend a lot of dough to get a bike carrier with these benefits with the Copperhead Roof Bike Rack.
The 43" long Copperhead wheel tray mounts to round and square crossbars. The 2-piece head clamps around the crossbar, and is secured with 3 bolts using the included hex wrench. The rear of the tray is attached using a carriage bolt installed in the bottom of the tray, a snap around mount around the crossbar, and a hex key to secure the mount.
Most bikes with standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hubs can be quickly and easily mounted to the CopperHead, however it's not compatible with disc brakes. 1-2 bikes up to 30 lbs. each can be carried if the crossbar spread is 16" to 42", and 3 or more bikes up to 35 lbs. each can be carried if the crossbar spread is 18" to 42". Install the cover over the head. It will be secured in place by the skewer and prevent theft of the rack by obscuring the mounting bolts. Insert the skewer through the head, attach the quick release lever and load the bike, with the fork dropouts resting on the skewer and the rear wheel in the wheel tray. Adjust the knob on the quick release lever and close the cover; the adjustment knob and lever can be manipulated from one side of the vehicle, a big advantage when the rack is mounted on a tall vehicle. Secure the rear wheel to the tray with the ratchet tensioned strap. Yakima's fork adapters (sold separately) can be used to transport bikes with thru axles.
An SKS (Same Key System) lock core (sold separately) can be installed in the skewer cover to lock the bike to the rack. Comprehensive, illustrated instructions are included with the Copperhead Roof Bike Rack, and it's covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.31.50 89.10
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Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.Yakima® - CopperHead Roof Bike Rack Reviews (2)Customers' rating: 5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYI am satisfied| Posted by Dan R. | 2009 GMC Acadia (Sparks, NV)
This product works as advertised and is easy to mount and remove. I have another mount from a different brand that requires tools - it makes for a painful installation every trip. The Yakima does not. Worth the extra money for more convenience and less headache.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYI like it!!| Posted by Patricia A. | 1998 Audi A4 (Houston, TX)
I have this mounted on my Audi A4 with OEM factory bars and the fit is perfect. I had a problem with other racks that were made for either round or square bars. My OEM bars are large and oval-shaped, and this rack had no problems fitting on. The clamps are very sturdy.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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