Yakima® - FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack

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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 required, and the hoops hold the complete bike upright while you secure it to the rack; no need to remove the front wheel. Once loaded up, the FrontLoader provides safe, secure transport for most bikes with 20" to 29" wheels, and it accommodates disc brakes, thru axles, and full suspension. The front clamp can be locked to the crossbar and the integral cable lock can be used to lock the bike to the rack. SKS (Same Key System) lock cores (sold separately) can be configured for single key locking.

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  • Transports complete bike on your roof rack; no need to remove front wheel
  • Bike is secured to carrier by the wheels; no contact with the bike frame
  • Bike is held upright as soon as it's mounted, leaving both hands free to secure it in the carrier
  • No tools required for quick and easy installation
  • Accommodates bikes up to 40 lbs., with 20" to 29" wheels (except tandems and recumbents)
  • Fits bikes with disc brakes, thru axles, and full suspension
  • Carrier attaches to roof racks with round, square, factory and aero crossbars with built-in clamps
  • Clamps are adjustable for crossbar width and spacing
  • Rear wheel tray is adjustable to accommodate different bikes
  • Integral lock in carrier can be used to secure rack to crossbar
  • Integral cable lock secures bike to rack
  • Two SKS lock core required (sold separately)
  • Front wheel hoops can be lowered when not in use
  • Comes with detailed, illustrated installation instructions
  • Limited lifetime warranty

When you want to hit those great mountain trails, or do some miles on scenic stretches of asphalt, the last thing you need is a finicky bike rack that's a hassle to install and load. With the Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack, you can be loaded up and on the road whenever the impulse moves you, with very little time and effort required. The built-in clamps on the FrontLoader can be attached to round, square, factory, and aero crossbars. The clamps adjust to accommodate the crossbar style and thickness, and the rear clamp slides to accommodate crossbar spacing. Once the rack is securely in position the front clamp can be locked to the crossbar with an SKS lock core (sold separately).

Loading your bike is just as simple. Place the bike in the carrier with the front wheel in the hoop. The carrier will hold the bike upright, leaving your hands free to secure the bike, and since there's no frame contact, you'll never have to worry about frame damage. The front hoop has a wheel grip that adjusts to the tire diameter, and once the wheel is installed the rear hoop will lever up. Pull down on the wheel while tightening the adjustment knob to secure the front wheel, then wrap the strap through the rear wheel and tighten it with the ratchet mechanism. The rear wheel tray can slide on the rack to accommodate various wheelbases. The Front Loader fits bikes up to 40 lbs., 20" to 29" wheels, mountain and road bike wheels (except tandems and recumbents), and accommodates disc brakes, thru axles, and full suspensions.

A built-in cable lock is stored under the front hoop, and this can be used to secure the bike to the rack. Like the rack lock, it requires an SKS lock core (sold separately), but these can be set up to operate with the same key. When the rack is unloaded both hoops can be folded down for better aerodynamics and for additional roof clearance. Comprehensive, illustrated installation/user instructions are included with the Front Loader Roof Bike Rack. The rack is covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

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.

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Yakima® - FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack
Yakima® - FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack
Average Rating: 4.8 of 5
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2009 Toyota Matrix / Posted by (Burlington, NC) /

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.

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2002 Chevy Trailblazer / Posted by (Antioch, TN) /

They were easy to install and I feel safe leaving my bike attached to my car without fear of theft during my post-ride meal with the team.

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