Rhino-Rack® - Quick Release Roof Mount Bike Rack

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Rhino-Rack® - Quick Release Bike Carrier
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2003 Subaru Forester
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  • With Factory Rails
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    Rhino-Rack Accessories

    Subaru Forester With Factory Rails 2003-2008, Quick Release Roof Mount Bike Rack 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 Aero or Sportz cross bar and is fastened with security bolts to prevent theft. The head includes the Rhino-Rack Key Locking Skewer that clamps your bike’s forks in place and prevents theft of the bike from the carrier. The bike’s rear wheel rests on and is strapped to a lightweight alloy tray, which is mounted to the other cross bar. The carrier is available in a 1-piece version and a 2-piece version for cross bars that are more than 34.4” apart.

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    Carrier Head

    Carrier Head
    Carrier head secured to cross bar with security bolts to prevent theft; security hex key included.

    Rear Wheel Strap

    Rear Wheel Strap
    Rear wheel strap fits all wheel dimensions.


    Available in 1-piece and 2-piece versions.

    Fits on Either Side

    Fits on Either Side
    Fits on either side of your vehicle roof.


    Limited 5-year warranty.

    If the amount you spent on your bike hasn’t left you with much dough in your pocket, but you still want a safe, secure way to transport your wheels that is easy to use, then look no further. The Rhino-Rack Quick Release Bike Carrier provides solid, stable bike transport at an affordable price, and the unique carrier head mounting system and quick release skewer make carrier and bike mounting quick and easy.

    To install the carrier, position the head on the Rhino-Rack Aero or Sportz cross bar and tighten the security bolts with the included security hex key. The security bolts help prevent theft of the carrier and the security hex key is required to remove or install them. The carrier is available in 1-piece and 2-piece versions, with the 2-piece for roof rack cross bars that are more than 34.4” apart. Attach the tray part of the carrier to the other cross bar with the knob and bracket on 1-piece models or the knobs and clamp on 2-piece models.

    Remove the bike’s front wheel and position the fork drops in the Rhino-Rack Key Locking Skewer, which also prevents theft of the bike from the carrier. At the other cross bar, secure the wheel to the tray with the Velcro strap. It’s that simple, and now you’re ready to roll.

    The Quick Release Bike Carrier comes with hardware and detailed, illustrated installation instructions. It’s backed by a limited 5-year warranty to the original purchaser against defects in materials and workmanship.

    Rhino-Rack® offers a wide range of quality roof racks and accessories to meet any load carrying needs, whether you are a hardworking craftsman, a weekend warrior, or a serious holiday traveler. Since 1992, Rhino-Rack® has proven to be Australia's most diverse commercial roof rack company, with a range of rack systems to suit everyone from the ladder-carrying tradesman to the desert assaulting 4-wheel driver. Rhino-Rack specializes in Roof Racks, Kayak Carriers, Ski & Snowboard Carriers, Luggage Trays and Roof Boxes. Not to mention they are experts in trade solutions and offer a massive selection of ladder racks and ladder loading equipment.

    Warranty Information

    Find out everything you need to know about the product warranty

    Rhino-Rack goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

    The benefits given to you by Rhino-Rack under this warranty are in addition to your other rights and remedies under a law in relation to the goods to which the warranty relates.

    Subject to the conditions of this warranty, Rhino-Rack warrants the following products manufactured by Rhino-Rack will be free from any manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship for the following periods from the date of purchase (each a "Warranty Period"):

    • Lifetime for roof racks;
    • 1 year for products made from textile and fabric, locks and electrical components;
    • 3 years for steel (ferrous) products and components;
    • 5 years for all other products.

    Requirements for warranty claims

    You must register your warranty with Rhino-Rack within 21 days of the date of purchase by returning the completed warranty registration card (if supplied with the product) to Rhino-Rack. Rhino-Rack may waive this requirement on a case by case basis, in its discretion.

    To make a warranty claim you must return the defective product or components to the place where the product was purchased together with the original proof of purchase or receipt. No warranty claim will be processed without proof of purchase.

    A warranty claim must relate to a defect which appears within the Warranty Period and must be made within 15 days of the Warranty Period ends.

    The cost of returning the defective product or components to the place of purchase will be borne by the person making the warranty claim.


    If a defect appears during the time periods referred to above, Rhino-Rack will, within a reasonable time of being notified of the warranty claim, repair or replace, at Rhino-Rack's option any defective product or defective component without charge for parts or labour.

    Conditions and Exclusions

    This warranty does not apply to:

    1. any person other than the original retail customer or recipient of the product (in the case of acquisition as a gift or promotion) and it is not transferable.
    2. any defect in materials or workmanship, if: the purchaser examined the product before having agreed to purchase the product and that examination ought reasonably to have revealed the defect; or the defect was specifically drawn to the purchaser's attention before the purchaser agreed to purchase the product;
    3. failures caused by inadequate maintenance or non-compliance to fitting instructions supplied by Rhino-Rack. It is your responsibility to maintain the product adequately. Rhino-Rack recommends that this product be removed from your vehicle for regular cleaning and when not in use for extended periods. Any components subject to normal wear, degradation or consumption through use or exposure to the elements must be inspected periodically and replaced with Rhino-Rack parts as required;
    4. any defects, loss or damage caused by a product being fitted to a non-compatible vehicle, for example, because of the vehicle's shape or build;
    5. any defects, loss or damage caused by conditions beyond Rhino-Rack's control including, but not limited to any cost, loss, misuse, neglect, accidents, attachment of accessories not originating from Rhino-Rack, act of God, overloading beyond recommended capacity or other improper treatment of the product, including incorrect assembly or fitment by the purchaser, retailer or any other third party;
    6. any defects or damage caused by modifications to the vehicle or the product or the user's failure to properly secure cargo as recommended by Rhino-Rack;
    7. any consequential or incidental damage, including but not limited to damage to your vehicle, cargo or to any other person or property.
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