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.

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      # 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...
      $179.95
    • (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...
      $152.55
    • (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...
      $206.10
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $148.50
    • (0 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...
      $199.95
    • (1 review)
      # 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.
      $134.10
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $97.20
    • (0 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...
      $189.95
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $114.75
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $159.95
    • (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,...
      $241.65
    • (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.
      Pre-assembled bicycle carrierRubber coated stainless steel straps for universal cross bar fit
      $152.10
    • (1 review)
      # 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",...
      $166.05
    • (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...
      $126.90
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $199.95
    • (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.
      Fits most cars, vans, SUVS, pickupsLevel and secure transport to and from your destination
      $95.88
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $78.30
    • (0 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...
      $139.95
    • (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
    • (0 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.
      One-handed throw-hood design fits 12mm to 20 mm thru-axles and 9mm quick release hubs (with included adapter).Expanding wide-jaw clamp accommodates a bike's thru-axle with no loose parts for easier bike loading.
      $219.95
    • (0 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...
      Innovative pivoting fork mount design enables easy one person loading and unloadingSecure stainless steel skewer holds fork in place for safe transport
      $439.95
    • (1 review)
      # 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...
      $319.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp24691
      WB201 Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. The sleekest and smartest bicycle mount of its kind. Patented SmartHold™ technology automatically applies precise clamping pressure to mount your bicycle without the need to remove the front...
      $275.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27316
      Upshift Roof Bike Carrier by SportRack®. The Locking Roof Bike Carrier is easy to mount and easy to load, so you can be on your way to great bike riding areas. The universal mounting system enables this rack to be mounted quickly...
      $63.50 - $169.34
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27315
      Upshift Deluxe Roof Bike Carrier by SportRack®. The Locking Roof Bike Carrier is easy to mount and easy to load, so you can be on your way to great bike riding areas. The universal mounting system enables this rack to be mounted...
      $81.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp27314
      Downshift Roof Bike Carrier by SportRack®. If you’re looking for a roof mounted bike rack that’s inexpensive and quick and easy to mount and load, and your bike has a quick-release front skewer, the Wheel Off Roof Bike is the...
      Holds one bike with a maximum weight of 45 lbs.Quick and easy carrier mounting and bike loading
      $140.62
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19018
      Upright Roof Mounted Bike Carrier by Rhino-Rack®. The Hybrid Bike Carrier is versatile, sleek and designed to transport your bike with ease. Continuing the Rhino-Rack legacy of versatility this bike carrier is perfect for...
      Mulitple locking system, rack to carrier, bike to rack and finally the cable to keep your bike and racks as secure as possibleErgonomically shaped handle with release trigger and locking system
      $206.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1965281
      Sidearm Roof Bike Rack (594XT) 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...
      SecureHook holds the bike by grabbing the front wheel – no frame contact is madeFits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory mounted racks
      $199.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1965282
      Criterium Roof Bike Rack (598) 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...
      C-Clamp has an integrated dial that gently grips and holds the bike frame for greater stabilityRatcheting wheel strap quickly secures back wheel to tray
      $189.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1965284
      Tandem Carrier Pivoting Roof Bike Rack (558P) 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...
      Innovative pivoting fork mount design enables easy one-person loading and unloadingSecure stainless steel skewer holds fork in place for a safe transport
      $439.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1965283
      Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack (599XTR) 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...
      Self-adjusting jaws automatically wrap around the downtube for precise frame holdCarries 1 bike
      $179.95
    • (1 review)
      # mpn2802047
      Paceline Roof Bike Rack (527) 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...
      Auto-clamping with ergonomic precision dial optimizes fork clamping pressure eliminating damage to forkLow profile aluminum tray made from corrosion-resistant aluminum to withstand the elements
      $199.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn575809854
      ThruRide Roof Bike Rack (535) 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.
      One-handed throw-hood design fits 12mm to 20 mm thru-axles and 9mm quick release hubs (with included adapter)Expanding wide-jaw clamp accommodates a bike's thru-axle with no loose parts for easier bike loading
      $219.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1738527332
      Circuit Roof Bike Rack (526XT) 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...
      Easy to secure the bike to the carrier with the locking skewer (lock and cylinder sold separately)AeroHead low-profile reinforced head combines aerodynamics, durability and style
      $159.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1738527333
      Prologue Roof Bike Rack (516XT) 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...
      Easy to secure the bike to the carrier with the locking skewer (lock and cylinder sold separately)Easy-to-use stainless-steel skewer with oversized lever makes for secure loading and unloading
      $139.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1949777
      Whispbar™ WB200 Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack (8052001) 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...
      $241.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn641387996
      WB201 Roof Bike Rack (8052002) by Yakima®. The sleekest and smartest bicycle mount of its kind. Patented SmartHold™ technology automatically applies precise clamping pressure to mount your bicycle without the need to remove the...
      $275.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1728925
      Viper Roof Bike Rack (8002000) 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...
      $97.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1728927
      Raptor Aero Roof Bike Rack for Naked Roof (8002093) 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,...
      $114.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1728928
      ForkLift Roof Bike Rack (8002098) 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...
      Simple tool-free installation and removalFits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
      $126.90
    • (1 review)
      # mpn1728929
      FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack (8002103) 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...
      Fits Yakima round, square, factory or aerodynamic crossbarsZero contact with frame; carbon fiber and custom paint jobs are protected
      $152.55
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1728930
      SprocketRocket Roof Bike Rack (8002106) 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...
      Accommodates a variety of bike styles and tire widths up to 3Secure and lockable skewer with integrated adjustment knob for single-handed, easy access (SKS Lock Cores sold separately)
      $148.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1728931
      HighRoller Roof Bike Rack for Naked Roof (8002107) 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...
      $166.05
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1733667
      Boa Roof Bike Rack (8002065) 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...
      Pivoting wheel tray fits crossbar spreads 32 to 50Works great with MegaWarrior or LoadWarrior
      $78.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1733668
      SideWinder Roof Bike Rack (8002071) 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,...
      $319.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1949784
      ProRack™ Roof Bike Rack (8062003) 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...
      $130.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2095105943
      Fitting Kit (RBCA034) by Rhino-Rack®. For Vortex Cross Bars. This is the fitting kit you will need to fit your Hybrid / RockyMounts Bike Carrier to the C-Channel of your Vortex cross bar.
      Fits the Hybrid / RockyMount Bike Carrier to the Rhino-Rack Vortex cross bar
      $10.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2095105944
      Fitting Kit (RBCA035) by Rhino-Rack®. For HD Cross Bars. This fitting kit allows you to fit the Hybrid / RockyMounts Bike Carrier to your Heavy Duty crossbars.
      Allows you to fit the Hybrid / RockyMounts Bike Carrier to Heavy Duty crossbars
      $10.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2095105945
      Fat Bike Adapter Kit (RBCA033) by Rhino-Rack®. The Fat Bike Adapter works in conjunction with the RBC050 Hybrid / RockyMounts Bike Carrier. With a few simple changes to the system like wider wheel supports and extension straps the...
      Fits the RBC050 Hybrid / RockyMounts Bike CarrierFits wheels up to 12.7cm / 5 "es
      $27.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2095105946
      Upright Roof Mounted Bike Carrier (RBC050) by Rhino-Rack®. Designed with you in mind the Hybrid Bike Carrier is the best accessory for roof top bike transporting. Engineered with an ergonomically shaped handle that makes the arm...
      Mulitple locking system, rack to carrier, bike to rack and finally a premium cable to keep your bike and racks as secure as possibleErgonomically shaped handle with release trigger and locking system
      $206.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2300101
      Quick Release Bike Carrier (RBC011) by Rhino-Rack®. 1-Piece Version. 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...
      $107.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2300676
      Discovery Right Side Bike Carrier (RBC016) by Rhino-Rack®. Right Side. Using the product is as effortless as the installation thanks it's moulded profiles which your bike wheels neatly fit into - leaving both hands free while you...
      Roof mounted systemPre-assembled
      $206.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2300677
      Discovery Left Side Bike Carrier (RBC017) by Rhino-Rack®. Left Side. Using the product is as effortless as the installation thanks it's moulded profiles which your bike wheels neatly fit into - leaving both hands free while you...
      Roof mounted systemPre-assembled
      $206.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2300678
      Mountain Trail Black Bike Carrier (RBC035) by Rhino-Rack®. Featuring easy installation, a screw-on fastener for bike forks and a quick release wheel strap - you will spend less time getting your bike on or off your roof and more...
      Roof mounted systemPre-assembled
      $152.10
    • (1 review)
      # mpn2300679
      Road Warrior Bike Carrier (RBC036) by Rhino-Rack®. Featuring easy installation, a screw-on fastener for bike forks and a quick release wheel strap - you will spend less time getting your bike on or off your roof and more time...
      Pre-assembledSuits most bars featuring C Channels
      $134.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2300681
      Discovery Bike Rack Adaptor for Rhino-Rack Heavy Duty Bar (RBCA003) by Rhino-Rack®. This fitting kit contains all the nuts and bolts needed to adapt the Rhino-Rack Discovery Bike Carriers (RBC016 & RBC017) to the Rhino Heavy Duty Bar.
      Allows Rhino-Rack Discovery Bike Carriers to be used with Heavy Duty barsQuick and easy installation/removal
      $23.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1297028
      Universal Upshift Deluxe Roof Bike Carrier (SR4612) by SportRack®, Holds 1 Bike. Max weight of 45 lbs or 20 kg. The Locking Roof Bike Carrier is easy to mount and easy to load, so you can be on your way to great bike riding areas....
      Locking clamp gently holds the down tube of the bike for greater stabilityLarge wheel tray holds your bike securely during transit
      $81.65
    • (1 review)
      # mpn1297029
      Universal Upshift Roof Bike Carrier (2 Bikes) (SR4883RP) by SportRack®. The Locking Roof Bike Carrier is easy to mount and easy to load, so you can be on your way to great bike riding areas. The universal mounting system enables...
      Double wheel tray allows you to transport 2 bikes at once on your roofAdjustable arm holds the down tube of the bike for greater stability
      $169.34
    • (1 review)
      # mpn1297030
      Universal Upshift Roof Bike Carrier (SR4883) by SportRack®. The Locking Roof Bike Carrier is easy to mount and easy to load, so you can be on your way to great bike riding areas. The universal mounting system enables this rack to...
      Wheel tray holds bike securely during transitAdjustable arm holds the down tube of the bike for greater stability
      $63.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn957107100
      Universal Downshift Roof Bike Carrier (SR4624) by SportRack®, Fits bicycle wheelbases up to 48" and tire widths up to 2.3". If you’re looking for a roof mounted bike rack that’s inexpensive and quick and easy to mount and load,...
      Easy-to-use lockable stainless steel skewer with oversized lever makes for secure and easy loadingAerodynamic, durable aluminum tray and adjustable wheel strap with ratchet buckle provide stable mounting platform
      $140.62




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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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