Yakima® - FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack

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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.



  • Base Rack System Required
  • 5 Minute Install
  • Tool-Free Install
  • Weight: 13.00 lbs
  • Dimensions: 56" L x 7" W x 7.5" H


Wheel Hoops Can Be Lowered

Wheel Hoops Can Be Lowered
Front wheel hoops can be lowered when not in use.

Adjustable Rear Wheel Tray

Adjustable Rear Wheel Tray
Rear wheel tray is adjustable to accommodate different bikes.

Bike Wheels

Bike Wheels
Fits 20” to 29” wheels, mountain and road bike wheels (except tandems and recumbents).

Universal Built-In Hardware

Universal Built-In Hardware
Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box.

Cable Lock

Cable Lock
Integrated cable lock secures bike to rack with a SKS Lock Core and will also lock to your vehicle with an additional SKS Lock Core (both sold separately).


Backed by a 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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This limited lifetime warranty covers all Yakima-brand products* and rack components manufactured by Yakima Products, Inc. (Yakima), and is effective for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates when the original retail purchaser sells or otherwise transfers the product to any other person.

Subject to Yakima’s inspection of the product, Yakima will remedy defects in materials and/or workmanship by repairing or replacing, at Yakima’s option, the defective product without charge for parts or labor, subject to the limitations and exclusions described in this warranty. Yakima may elect, at its option, not to repair or replace a defective product, in which case Yakima will issue to the original retail purchaser, at Yakima’s option, either a refund equal to the purchase price paid for the product, or a credit to be used toward the purchase of new Yakima products or rack components.

This warranty does not cover problems caused by normal wear and tear (including, but not limited to, scratches, dents, tears, or aesthetic oxidation of surfaces, or natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use), commercial use, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modifications or repairs not performed or authorized by Yakima. In addition, this warranty does not cover problems resulting from conditions beyond Yakima’s control including, but not limited to, theft, misuse, overloading, or failure to assemble, mount or use the product in accordance with Yakima’s written instructions or guidelines included with the product or made available to the original retail purchaser.

If a product is believed to be defective, the original retail purchaser should contact the Yakima dealer from whom it purchased the product, who will give the original retail purchaser instructions on how to proceed. If the original retail purchaser is unable to contact the Yakima dealer, or the dealer is not able to remedy the defect, the original retail purchaser should contact Yakima for shipping instructions.

Upon contacting Yakima directly, a Yakima technician will provide the original retail purchaser with appropriate instructions for returning the product to Yakima. The original retail purchaser will be responsible for the cost of mailing the product to Yakima. In order to receive any remedy under this warranty (either from a Yakima dealer, or from Yakima directly), proof of purchase in the form of an original purchase invoice or receipt is strictly required. Lifetime warranty applies to all products manufactured after January 1, 2006.

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Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

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Yakima® - FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack
Yakima® - FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack
Average Rating: 4.8 of 5
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Yakima Front Loader Roof Bike Rack
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.
RPosted by (Burlington, NC) /
2009 Toyota Matrix
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4.5 of 5
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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.
APosted by (Antioch, TN) /
2002 Chevy Trailblazer
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