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RockyMountsTomahawk Fat Bike Ready Upright Mount

$199.95

Item # RMO000I

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Item # RMO000I
Description

Why We Like The Tomahawk Fat Bike Ready Upright Mount

When the innovative minds at RockyMounts decided that fat bike racks were too few and far between, they created the Tomahawk Fat Bike Ready Upright Mount. With the overall structure carried over from the venerated BrassKnuckle and its new capability to fit any bike ranging from 20-29 inches with any road, mountain, or fat tires, we think the Tomahawk is a valuable addition to the current crop of roof racks being offered.

RockyMounts set out to make the Tomahawk as adaptable as possible, creating it with an interchangeable arm so that it can be mounted on the driver or passenger side of a vehicle with a swingarm that will hold your precious cargo in place without touching its frame. To accommodate a fat bike, RockyMounts includes two wheel strap extensions that work with tires up to five inches wide, as well as universal hardware that will pair effectively with any style of crossbar on your vehicle.

  • Do-it-all upright mount than can even handle fat bikes
  • Fits any bike ranging from 20-29 inches, and up to 5 inches wide
  • Interchangeable arm can be mounted to either side of car
  • Universal hardware is compatible with most roof crossbars

Tech Specs
Bike Capacity1
Compatibilityall bikes 20 - 29 inches, fat bike
Part Numbernone
Activitytravel, cycling, mountain biking
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Easy to use. Works well. Some cheapness.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I'd give it a higher rating but it's got some downgrades from previous models that are inexcusable. I don't mind putting the rack together, all-in-all it took only about 5-10 minutes. The frustrating process is installing it on the roof of your car. Previous models were much more user-friendly with a strap design that would wrap under the bar and slot into the rack, then tighten with a single 6mm allen key. The current model uses a total of 6 allen bolts, three more than the aforementioned previous model. It's not nearly as easy to swap from vehicle to vehicle and installing the rack takes 3x as long. Previous models would also come with locks for the same price. However, I do think this is one of the better and most secure roof racks on the market and I still recommend it. It's great that it fits basically every bike on the market without the need to purchase adapters.

I'd
>Rating: 2

I'm not happy with it

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

I have to dissent with the other reviews. I think it's made as cheap as possible. The tray is actually in 2 parts, the wheel hoop is screwed on so that is 2 parts. Then there is the issue of the wheel straps - 3 parts per wheel. You have the separate sides of the 1st strap set that can become misaligned, then the add-on strap extender. So that is 2 adjustments. That might all be fine, but a 4 inch tire conflicts with those very straps and release button because the tray is so slim. Also one end cap broke off on first use. Oh and if you want to switch the arm from driver to passenger, it's not very easy to writhe out of the base and replace in the other direction. I about sent it back then and wish I had. I've also never encountered plain plastic mounts - most other brands have some rubber between the cross bar and rack. This is just plastic on crossbar so not much friction there. I don't trust it. This is the worst thing I've bought from Rocky Mounts. I just expected a lot better.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic Roof Mount Bike Rack

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

The Rockymounts Tomahawk is a fantastic bike rack if you are looking to carry your bikes on your roof crossbars and you don't want to remove the front tire. It's heavy duty, well engineered, and makes loading/unloading a bike very easy (I'm 5'11" and my car is a Civic). It fits a wide variety of wheel sizes. Although it is listed as a Fat tire bike carrier, it holds my 700x23c road bike or my 27.5x2.3" mountain bike equally securely. This is the first Rockymounts product I have purchased. I'm certain that it won't be my last. To top it off, Backcountry offers the Tomahawk at a great price with rapid shipping. Win-win!

>Rating: 5

Great rack

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

This is a well built, sturdy rack. It fits my 2.8 tires nicely without needing to use the fat bike extender (which is included regardless). It was 3/5 annoying to put together, it took about 20 minutes and I needed to use a youtube video because the included instructions were not very helpful. As with all roof racks, it is a challenge to get a MTB on. I am 5' 6" and have a subaru outback and I can manage to get it on the car but I feel like I risk slipping every time I do it -- much more comfortable with a little fold up stool which I just pop in the car every time I ride.

>Rating: 5

Fast, easy, reliable.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've only used this with a road bike and it's great. It took about 10 minutes to install it on my crossbars. It's nice not having to take off the front wheel, but you should know racks of this style (not specific to this rack) are less theft proof even with the lock cores because someone could just take a wheel off the bike and walk away with everything. Great rack though, the lock core is still a good deterrent, and I just lock the bike to the roof rack with a bigger lock if I'm ever away from the car for a longer time.

>Rating: 5

Solid

Great roof mount for the price!

>Rating: 5

Works Great for 27.5" & 29" wheel sizes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I just purchased the RockyMounts Tomahawk upright mounts for a 27.5" & 29" wheel sizes and the mounts worked perfectly. The install instructions on the RockyMounts were a little vague but we figured it out. The overall construction/materials are of high quality. I immediately put them to the test by taking them on a road trip from Colorado to Arizona. Over the course of hundreds of highway miles and driving down bumpy forest service roads we did have to tighten some bolts on the bottom bracket, but with most things with bolts and lots of movement is bound to happen. I went with the RockyMounts based on the reviews and the price difference between the other upright bike mounts. I would recommend them to those who are on a budget or not on a budget! One of the mounts came damaged (just cosmetic) and Backcountry made it right without me having to send them a novel and a 100 pictures...best customer service I have experienced!

I
>Rating: 3

Not for XL Bikes

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

I've been searching for a roof top bike rack for my Fat Bike that didn't cost an arm and a leg. The Tomahawk appeared to fit the bill. I bought the rack and installed it only to find out my XL Fat Bike was only hanging on by a thread at the end of the rack. I'm not risking my bike on that. I had an issue getting the straps to stay in the track once they were installed. I also did not like how the arm locked on. It was rubbing the frame - but that could be related to the fit. My XL 29er does not fit either. Overall, the rack is a solid build once you get it on the car. Installation is rather tricky as the instructions are not as clear as they could be (I'm an engineer and had to make educated guesses to get it installed correctly). If I had a smaller bike that actually fit - I'd give this rack 4 stars - minus 1 star for the installation.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Feels very overbuilt. Not just for fat bikes, this fits my 2.4" wheels like a champ.

>Rating: 5

best fatbike carrier

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

after installing it on a Yakima crossbar(already had Yakima bike carrier on my car), loaded the fatbike on the carrier and went out for test to see fatbike on the roof will hold or bike fall off. carrier did the job and no problem with carrier. you have to install it correctly(read all the instruction), otherwise carrier will not work

>Rating:

any chance the lock cores from Yakima will work with the Rockymounts? Converting for the fat bike and have the Yakima cores. Thanks!

>Rating: 5

Best Carrier

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

it is easy to install on round load bar or blade load bar. it really is easy to like it says. it is the best one of the fat bike. you can use it carry any types of bike you have. I have full carbon fat bike and don't like to take front wheel off to load it on the carrier. with this carrier you don't have to take wheel off at all

>Rating:

Will this work on factory crossbars on a 2012 Subaru Forester?

>Rating: 5

Great rack at a competitive price!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I already had a Rocky Mount BrassKnuckles rack, and liked being able to throw my bike on the roof securely with both wheels attached and no contact from the rack to the bike frame. I liked it so much, I was in the process of buying a second one, along with the FatBike adapter (around another $20) when I saw that RockyMount had released the Tomahawk. They are functionally the same, though the BrassKnuckle seems finished a bit more nicely, and the Tomahawk comes ready to carry large tire fatbikes. So, the same functionality of the rack I really like without the need to buy an additional adapter to carry my Moonlander. RockyMount saved me $70.

>Rating:

Is there a bike weight limit on these?