Whether you’re challenging trails off-road or gliding over smooth pavement, if you like riding a bicycle you can greatly expand your riding area with a bike rack mounted on your vehicle. When you transport your bike on a bike carrier you can experience woods or roadways that would be impractical to ride to. You can get your bike to remote riding areas safely and securely with a simple to mount and easy to load roof mount bike rack.

Featured Products

  • Thule® Circuit Roof Bike Rack
    (2 reviews)
    # sp1315
    Circuit Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. If you're in the market for a fork mount roof bike rack that's easy to load, delivers safe and secure transport, and has aerodynamic good looks, your search is over. The Circuit's SecureSkewer and...
  • Rhino-Rack® MountainTrail Bike Carrier
    (0 reviews)
    # sp2636
    MountainTrail Bike Carrier by Rhino-Rack®. New pre-assembled roof mounted MountainTrail bike carrier, with a stylish matt black look, combines the unique features pioneered in our other best selling Roof Top Bike Carriers.
  • Yakima® FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack
    (2 reviews)
    # sp3135
    FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. This versatile carrier may be the easiest to install and load bike rack yet devised. The simple to operate built-in clamps attach to round, square, factory, and aero crossbars, with no tools...
  • Thule® Criterium Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp781
    Criterium Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. The advanced "frame hold" design of the Criterium rack features a C-Clamp that gently grips and holds the frame for secure and stable transport without risk of damage to the frame. The clamp...
  • Yakima® HighRoller Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3134
    HighRoller Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. Carry virtually any bike on your roof rack with Yakima's top of the line upright bike carrier. The HighRoller accommodates bikes up to 50 lbs., with 20" to 29" wheels and tire widths up to 3",...
    $39.00 - $209.00
  • Rhino-Rack® Quick Release Bike Carrier
    (0 reviews)
    # sp2638
    Quick Release Bike Carrier by Rhino-Rack®. This is the safe, secure, easy and economical way to transport your bike on your roof rack. This quick release fork mount bike carrier features a unique head that clamps to the Rhino-Rack...
    $98.10 - $107.10
  • Thule® Prologue Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp776
    Prologue Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. Transport your bicycle quickly, safely and economically with the Prologue Roof Bike Rack. The Prologue is an affordable fork mounted carrier that can carry road, hybrid and mountain bikes with...
  • Yakima® ForkLift Roof Bike Rack
    (2 reviews)
    # sp3136
    ForkLift Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. In the past if you wanted the stability of a fork bike mount rack, but your vehicle had factory crossbars, you were out of luck…but no more. The ForkLift is Yakima's fork bike mount rack made...
    $39.00 - $159.00
  • Rhino-Rack® Road Warrior Bike Carrier
    (1 reviews)
    # sp2637
    Road Warrior Bike Carrier by Rhino-Rack®. Easily adjustable and versatile to fit a range of a "C" Channel crossbars. This pre-assembled bike carrier attaches directly to roof rack without the need for a fitting kit.
  • Thule® Sidearm Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp773
    Sidearm Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. Many of today's expensive high-tech bikes feature frames made from exotic materials like carbon fiber, which can be easily damaged if mishandled. The Sidearm bike rack holds the bike by the front...
  • Yakima® Boa Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3139
    Boa Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. The Boa is Yakima's most affordable fork bike mount rack, designed to fit larger crossbar spreads of 32" to 50" and featuring a separate pivoting wheel tray. It attaches to round and square crossbars...
    $39.00 - $99.00
  • Thule® Sprint Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp6213
    Sprint Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. The Thule Sprint bike carrier unites functionality and patented safety technologies, making it the most complete fork mount carrier for superior protection of your bike. It features the AcuTight...
  • Yakima® Raptor Aero Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3133
    Raptor Aero Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. If you're looking for an economical, simple to mount and load upright bike rack, your search is over. The Raptor Roof Bike Rack mounts easily to round, square, factory, and aero crossbars with...
    $39.00 - $149.00
  • Thule® Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp775
    Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. The Big Mouth rack offers fast loading and secure bike transportation at an affordable price. The upright carrier provides the most upright stability and the self-adjusting jaws provide optimal...
  • Rhino-Rack® Discovery Bike Carrier
    (0 reviews)
    # sp2635
    Discovery Bike Carrier by Rhino-Rack®. This bike carrier delivers the unbeatable combination of safe, secure transport and ease of use. Just place the wheels in the molded base, which will keep the bike upright so you can secure...
  • Yakima® CopperHead Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3137
    CopperHead Roof Bike Rack 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...
    $39.00 - $99.00
  • Thule® ThruRide Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp9102
    ThruRide Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. Thule's thru-axle fork mount carrier fits the complete range of thru-axle diameters without needing adapters and has universal roof rack system compatibility.
  • Yakima® Viper Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3130
    Viper Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. The Viper is Yakima's mid-priced fork bike mount rack. It provides all of the stability of a fork bike mount along with features you won't usually find elsewhere at this price; like tool-free...
    $39.00 - $129.00
  • Rola® Roof Bike Rack
    (10 reviews)
    # sp8850
    Roof Bike Rack by Rola®. Take your bike along for the ride with a bike rack. It only takes a few seconds to clip or strap your bike onto a bike rack.
  • Yakima® SprocketRocket Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3131
    SprocketRocket Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. This is Yakima's premium fork bike mount rack that will transport virtually any bike up to 45 lbs. with a standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hub, from skinny tired road bikes to...
    $39.00 - $189.00
  • Thule® Paceline Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp6214
    Paceline Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. The Thule Paceline roof bike rack is designed to safely and securely transport your bike on your vehicle's roof. It fits most bikes with disc brakes and you can install it on most roof racks on...
  • Yakima® Whispbar™ WB200 Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack
    (0 reviews)
    # sp3843
    Whispbar™ WB200 Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. The WB200 is just as elegant and technologically advanced as the Whispbar roof racks it’s designed for. The aerodynamic shape has a curved profile to match your roofline,...
    $70.00 - $479.00
  • Yakima® ProRack™ Roof Bike Rack
    (0 reviews)
    # sp3866
    ProRack™ Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. Here's an affordable, easy to mount, easy to load, roof mounted carrier that transports a complete bike, with no need to remove the front wheel. The adjustable universal mounts fit round,...
    $70.00 - $229.00
  • Thule® Tandem Carrier Pivoting Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp9110
    Tandem Carrier Pivoting Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. This tandem and recumbent bike carrier loads faster and easier than any other carrier on the market. The unique design makes it so easy even one person can load and unload a tandem...
  • Yakima® SideWinder Roof Bike Rack
    (1 reviews)
    # sp3132
    SideWinder Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. Now you can get the stability of a fork bike mount rack for a tandem bike with the SideWinder Roof Bike Rack. The SideWinder will hold a tandem more securely than a wheel-tray design, and its...
    $39.00 - $399.00

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Roof mount bike racks mount to the crossbars on a roof rack, so having a roof rack on your vehicle is a prerequisite. We offer a wide range of roof racks for every type of vehicle roofline, but many of you are probably driving a vehicle that came with a roof rack from the factory. Roof racks are standard equipment on many SUVs, minivans and crossovers. Roof mount bike racks are convenient because they can remain on the roof rack when not in use.

There are round, square, aero, and factory crossbars. Most of the bike racks we offer can be mounted to several crossbar profiles, while others are only for specific shapes. Rest assured that no matter what type crossbar you have on your roof rack, we have a bike carrier to fit. Most carriers can be quickly attached to the crossbars without the need for tools. Since bikes and roof mount carriers don’t take up a lot of room, you can easily carry 4 or more bikes on a roof rack depending on the vehicle, or use the space next to a single bike to carry cargo or other sports equipment.

Although hoisting bikes up on the roof can be a stretch for some depending on the height of the vehicle, modern bikes are lightweight, and once mounted they are completely out of the way. Roof mount carriers don’t restrict access to the trunk or tailgate as trunk mount and hitch mount racks can, and your rearward vision is unobstructed. If you’ve decided that a roof mount bike rack is the type for you, there are three different kinds to choose from: fork mount, wheel mount, and frame mount. Frame mount carriers secure the bike at the frame. They’re easy to attach and compatible with just about any style bike.

Wheel mount carriers secure the bike to the rack at the front wheel. Most bike types can be mounted on a wheel mount rack and they’re a good choice for bikes with frames that could be damaged with a frame mount rack. To use a fork mount rack the front wheel must be removed. It can be carried inside the vehicle but mounts are available so it can be attached to the roof rack. A skewer on the front rack mount clamps the bike’s forks to the rack. A fork mount rack provides excellent security and stability. Most roof mount bike racks have locking mechanisms to secure the carrier to the roof rack and the bike to the carrier.

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    Bicycle riding, whether done for leisure, for exercise, or for sport, seems to be more popular than ever, at least judging by all the weekend riders we see hitting the pavement and the trails all over the place. In fact, bicyclists are saddling up 12 months a year; they certainly are not letting weather and temperature extremes prevent them from pedaling the miles.

Roof Mount Bike Racks Reviews

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Yakima Front Loader Roof Bike Rack
This was a great purchase for me and I highly recommend this to anyone. I bought this one because it was made to fit my existing roof rack without any special adapters. I'm able to use it on any of my cars roof racks (all Toyota). The rack came completely assembled and ready for use. It takes less than 10 minutes to attach it to the car. The bike was easy to fit in and secure down. I bought the additional lock cylinders which secures the rack to the car and the bike cable to the bike and rack.
RPosted by Robert (Burlington, NC) /
2009 Toyota Matrix
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