Why We Like The Yakima Frontloader Bike Mount
One of the biggest hassles with bike racks has always been taking off the front wheel, putting the bike on the rack, and then stashing the front wheel somewhere. Not only that—with a bunch of different front axle standards, you have to carry all kinds of adapters around. The Yakima Frontloader Bike Rack eliminates the hassle by allowing you to load the bike directly onto the car, wheels and all.
The Frontloader works with all wheels sizes from kids' 20-inch to full-size adult road bike wheels. The only places where the rack touches your bike are at the tires, so you don't have to worry about it scratching your frame. It's also compatible with any brake system and frame configuration, so you don't have to carry adapters around.
- Roof-mounted bike rack that doesn't require wheel removal
- No contact with the frame to keep your bike in tip-top shape
- Compatible with any brake system or frame configuration
- Adjustable front wheel tray fits 20–29in tires
- Item #YAK0282
- Bike Capacity
- round bars, square bars, aero bars, most factory bars
- Locks Included
- no, 2 SKS lock cores sold separately
- Part Number
- Manufacturer Warranty
5 based on 2 ratings
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December 7, 2021
Great for an extra rack
- I've put it through the wringer
I normally use my hitch mount tray-style rack, but occasionally I take my boys for a ride or we are traveling with a pop-up camper and so the bikes need to go on the roof rack. I picked this up as a way to add a tray-style rack to the roof for when I either need my full suspension 29er or my son's 20" mtb to go on the roof. I love that this rack accommodates that range of wheel sizes and doesn't require taking the wheels off or contacting the frame. I also really like how easy it is to move back and forth from my van's roof rack to the factory rails on my Outback. The one downside is it's not helping the car's aerodynamics as it has a larger frontal area than most roof racks and keeps the bike higher up with the wheels staying on.
June 8, 2021
Great! Sturdy and sleek
- I've used it several times
I have rely enjoyed this rack, it fits both my 29 and 26 inch tires perfectly. There is very little movement from side to side. It can be hard to hoist the bike up so make sure your car isn't too tall.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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