Volkswagen Passat 1997, ForkLift Roof Mount 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 specifically to fit all crossbars, including round, square, factory, and aero. It's integral clamps are adjustable to fit any shape crossbars, making it super easy to install on your roof rack, with no tools required. A bike up to 35 lbs. with a standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hub is just as easy to mount on the rack, with the lockable skewer (SKS lock core sold separately) and easy to adjust sliding wheel tray that fits a wide range of bike lengths. The ForkLift fits most bikes with disc brakes and comes with detailed installation instructions.
|Base Rack System Required|
|10 Minute Install|
|Some Assembly Required|
|Weight: 7.00 lbs|
|Dimensions: 53.5" L x 7.25" W x 2.5" H|
Carries Virtually Any Bike
Carries virtually any bike up to 35 lbs. with standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hub.
Lockable skewer keeps your bike safe and sound (SKS Lock Cores sold separately).
Easy-To-Adjust Wheel Tray
Easy-to-adjust sliding wheel tray fits a wide range of bike lengths (except tandems and recumbents).
Universal Built-In Hardware
Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box.
Backed by a 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. It used to be that you couldn't get the benefit of these advantages if your vehicle had factory crossbars, but now that Yakima has created the ForkLift Roof Bike Rack, everyone can enjoy the benefits of a fork bike mount.
The ForkLift was specially designed to securely attach to all crossbars, including round, square, factory, and aero bars. It has special, easy to use clamps built in to the rack that can be adjusted to accommodate any crossbar shape, for a simple installation that doesn't require tools. Just open the slider and loosen the knob to open the jaws. Close the jaws around the crossbar and pass the T-bolt through the opening in the lower jaw. Rotate the T-bolt until it rests in the slot and then turn the knob to tighten the jaws. If you don't get a secure grip, the lower jaw can be repositioned in another slot.
Most bikes up to 40 lbs. with standard 100mm x 9mm quick release front hubs can be quickly and easily mounted to the ForkLift. 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; the wheel tray slides to accommodate different length bikes. 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 ForkLift Roof Bike Rack, and it's 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.