Roof Mount Bike Racks
- Thule®Prologue Roof Bike RackPrologue 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...Oversized LeverRatcheting Wheel Strap$139.95
- Yakima®FrontLoader Roof Bike RackFrontLoader 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...Wheel Hoops Can Be LoweredAdjustable Rear Wheel Tray$210.89
- Thule®Circuit Roof Bike RackCircuit 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...AeroHeadTool-Free Universal Mounting$159.95
- Yakima®Raptor Aero Roof Bike RackRaptor 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 the...Carries Your Complete BikeSecured to The Rack With Jaws$144.59
- Rhino-Rack®MountainTrail Bike CarrierMountainTrail 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 other best selling Roof Top Bike Carriers.Locking SkewerWheel Strap$153.09
- Thule®ThruRide Roof Bike RackThruRide 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.$229.95
- Thule®Tandem Carrier Pivoting Roof Bike RackTandem 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 bike....Innovative pivoting fork mount design enables easy one person loading and unloadingSecure stainless steel skewer holds fork in place for safe transport$449.95
- Thule®Proride Roof Bike RackProride Roof Bike Rack by Thule®. Upright bike carrier for the quickest, most convenient mounting - for bikes up to 44 lbs. The Proride rack fits Thule square bars, round bars and AeroBlade load bars.Automatically positions your bike when you secure it, thanks to the uniquely designed frame holder and wheel trayQuick and easy bike securing – the torque limiter dial controls the force going into the bike frame with a clear sign of correct mounting$199.95
- Yakima®ForkLift Roof Bike RackForkLift 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...Lockable SkewerEasy-To-Adjust Wheel Tray$158.76
- Rhino-Rack®Road Warrior Bike CarrierRoad 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.Fits on Either SideLocking Skewer$136.89
- Rhino-Rack®Upright Bike CarrierUpright 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 transporting a...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$201.69
- SportRack®Downshift Roof Bike CarrierDownshift 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...Quick and easy carrier mounting and bike loadingCarrier mounts to most factory and aftermarket racks with crossbars up to 3.5” in diameter, with no tools required$147.65
- Yakima®SideWinder Roof Bike RackSideWinder 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 swing...Swing-Out SkewerLockable Skewer$361.46
- Thule®OutRide™ Roof Mount Bike RackOutRide™ Roof Mount 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$179.95
- Yakima®ForkChop Roof Bike RackForkChop Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. This product is made from high-grade materials to meet the strictest standards of high quality. Designed with the utmost care and attention to detail, this Yakima product ensures superior reliability....Securely carries a variety of bike styles with no frame contactInterchangeable inserts work with most axle configurations including quick release (9 mm) and thru-axles (12 x 100 mm, 15 x 100 mm, 15 x 110 mm, 15 x 135/142/150mm)$126.16
- Yakima®HighRoad Upright Bike RackHighRoad Upright Bike Rack by Yakima®. Secure, sleek, and simple to use, the HighRoad is Yakima’s newest premium upright bike mount. The adjustment-free hoop, with its TorqueRight™ tightening knob, loads a variety of bikes quickly...New wheel hoop fits 26" to 29" wheels and tires from 23mm to 3.25" with no adjustment neededNew integrated TorqueRight™ knob quickly and easily secures the bike with precision$250.85
- Yakima®HighSpeed Roof Bike RackHighSpeed Roof Bike Rack by Yakima®. Our new premium fork mount, the low-profile HighSpeed, is streamlined, strong, and versatile. It easily transports mountain, road, and fat-tire bikes and fits both quick release and thru axles. Bikes...Securely carries a variety of bikes including road, mountain and up to 5" fat-tire bikesFits Yakima round, square, factory, or aerodynamic bars$202.70
- SportRack®Upshift Plus Roof Mount Bike RackUpshift Plus Roof Mount Bike Rack by SportRack®. The SportRack® Escape Towing has all the features you'd expect to find in a premium priced hitch rack, at a great value. It gently cradles and protects your bikes with rubber straps and...Self-adjusting jaws automatically wrap around the downtube for precise frame holdLarge wheel trays hold your bike securely during transit$142.88
- INNO®Aero Base T-Slot Fork Lock Roof Mount Bike RackAero Base T-Slot Fork Lock Roof Mount Bike Rack by INNO®. 1 bike capacity. Color: Black. Keeps the inside of the car comfortable and clutter-free. Carry bikes on the roof for safe, long distance trips. Drive in comfort with family or...Light weight slim designFull spec model is compatible with disc brakes and all types of bikes including road and mountain$116.99
- INNO®Fork Lock lll Roof Mount Bike RackFork Lock lll Roof Mount Bike Rack by INNO®. 1 bike capacity. Color: Black. Keeps the inside of the car comfortable and clutter-free. Carry bikes on the roof for safe, long distance trips. Drive in comfort with family or friends.Light weight slim designNew front fork holder with clutch tightening adjuster$19.79 - $116.99
- INNO®Multi Fork Lock Roof Mount Bike RackMulti Fork Lock Roof Mount Bike Rack by INNO®. 1 bike capacity. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your...INNOvative SPM InjectionAll-in-one compatibility fitting 9 mm, 15 mm, and 20 mm thru axle bikes$19.79 - $143.99
- INNO®Slim Fork Roof Mount Bike RackSlim Fork Roof Mount Bike Rack by INNO®. 1 bike capacity. Keeps the inside of the car comfortable and clutter-free. Carry bikes on the roof for safe, long distance trips. Drive in comfort with family or friends.INNOvative SPM InjectionSpecially designed for road and cyclo-cross bikes$19.79 - $134.99
- INNO®Tire Hold II Roof Mount Bike RackTire Hold II Roof Mount Bike Rack by INNO®. 1 bike capacity. Color: Black. Loved and used by many of world-class bicycle teams! Keeps the inside of the car comfortable and clutter-free. Carry bikes on the roof for safe, long distance...Newly Improved Tire Size adjuster for faster and easier Tire Size AdjustmentCarrier secures bike without touching bike frame or cable brake systems$19.79 - $206.99
- Rola®Canyon™ Roof Mount Bike Rack (59404)Universal Canyon™ Roof Mount 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.Transports most styles of bikes with standard fork mount wheelsAccessory track design allow for fore/aft adjustabilty to work with children's and adult bikes up to 50" long from front fork to center of rear wheel$152.25
- Swagman®Enforcer Fork Down Roof Mount Bike RackUniversal Enforcer Fork Down Roof Mount Bike Rack by Swagman®. Made from superior grade tubing, this tough-as-nails roof rack is exceptionally strong to carry all the gear you need for your trip. Designed to maximize the load capacity,...Includes aluminum adapters to fit 9 and 15 mm axlesUniversal mount fits round, square and 3.5" oval cross bars$144.00
- Swagman®Skyline Wheel Holder Roof Mount Bike RackUniversal Skyline Wheel Holder Roof Mount Bike Rack by Swagman®. Made from superior grade tubing, this tough-as-nails roof rack is exceptionally strong to carry all the gear you need for your trip. Designed to maximize the load...Locking ratcheting arm grabs the wheelZero frame contact$188.10
- Swagman®Standard Fork Down Roof Mount Bike RackUniversal Standard Fork Down Roof Mount Bike Rack by Swagman®. Made from superior grade tubing, this tough-as-nails roof rack is exceptionally strong to carry all the gear you need for your trip. Designed to maximize the load capacity,...Fits square, round and oval bars up to 3" wide9 mm skewer attaches to front fork of bicycle once the front wheel is removed$46.80
- Swagman®Upright Roof Mount Bike RackUniversal Upright Roof Mount Bike Rack by Swagman®. Made from superior grade tubing, this tough-as-nails roof rack is exceptionally strong to carry all the gear you need for your trip. Designed to maximize the load capacity, this rock...Versatile and lockableTie-down straps for wheels included$46.80
- Perrycraft®Barracuda Roof Mount Bike RackUniversal Barracuda Roof Mount Bike Rack by Perrycraft®. This revolutionary New Design in Bike Carriers features a special molded wheel profile which holds the bike steady in an upright position, allowing the use of both hands while...Expertly made from sturdy materialsDesigned to ensure consistent product quality$231.30 - $250.20
- Perrycraft®Racer Roof Mount Bike RackUniversal Racer Roof Mount Bike Rack by Perrycraft®. "Frame-mount" style for bikes with "quick-release" front wheel. Adjustable U-profile channel for rear wheel. Lock included. Perrycraft has been manufacturing quality Roof Racks, Truck...Expertly made from sturdy materialsDesigned to ensure consistent product quality$95.87 - $140.85
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.
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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