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YakimaSidewinder Tandem Bike Mount

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Item # YAK0056

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Sidewinder Tandem Bike Mount

The Yakima Sidewinder Tandem Bike Mount is a convenient one person tandem loading system with an easy swing out skewer arm. The Sidewinder firmly holds all tandem frame shapes more securely than a wheel-tray design, and easily holds any 9mm tandem fork using a stainless steel locking long-throw shewer with single side adjustability. Protects bottom mounted cables with unique padded boom cradle and quick release ratcheting straps, and is designed to clear hatches and flip up rear doors on most vehicles. Mounts equally well to round or square crossbars, includes handlebar strap. Full system security with SKS cores-sold seperately.

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Hello! I have the Italian MTB Tanden...

Hello! I have the Italian MTB Tanden Carraro. Is transport the beginning of the MTB fork? kindly Pentti Hautala Finland


Will the Sidewinder mount to my 2005...

Will the Sidewinder mount to my 2005 Suburban w/factory crossbars IF I use the Yakima Multi Mounts or is it necessary to go with a round or square bar instead?

I checked Yakima's fit guide to see if this will fit your Suburban and it showed that these will not fit your vehicle. The result that should fit are the Yakima Frontloader, Raptor Aero and Forklift. The links are listed below: http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-frontloader-bike-mount?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6WUFLSU1BIEZST05UTE9BREVSOjE6MQ http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-raptor-aero-upright-bike-mount?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6WUFLSU1BIFJBUFRPUiBBRVJPOjE6MQ http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-fork-lift-bike-carrier

Thanks for your response. The reason I was asking about the Multi Mounts is that I noticed the Multi Mounts (from the water sports section) can be used to adapt the front wheel mounts (according to another discussion). The front wheel mounts only work on the round or square bars according to the Yakima fitment guide (but can be put on the multi mounts for factory bars like mine). I was hoping someone may have experience with the multi mounts and the Sidewinder.


Will the Yakima Sidewinder work with a...

Will the Yakima Sidewinder work with a tandem that has fenders and no quick release wheels?

The fenders should clear fine. It will still work without a quick release skewer, as you fully remove the wheel and set the fork onto the mount's skewer. It would just make your life easier if you had quick release .


I have a Cannondale mtn. tandem with very...

I have a Cannondale mtn. tandem with very large oversize tubing. Will this hold the large tubing?


Will this carrier fit on a VW jetta...

Will this carrier fit on a VW jetta sportwagon with factory VW mounting crossbars?

Hey Lem, Please use the configurator located at the top of this product page or at www.yakima.com to ensure compatibility.


Yakima Sidewinder


Write your question here... Can the...

Write your question here... Can the Sidewinder be mounted to an Acura MDX which comes with factory installed crossbars?

If the Acura MDX has factory raised sidrails, it will work with the sidewinder.


Will the Sidewinder mount onto the Yakima...

Will the Sidewinder mount onto the Yakima Universal Mighty Mount? I just purchased a 2009 Subaru 2.5I STI 5 door with a factory roof rack and would like to make ensure compatibility before purchasing the tandem rack. Thx/Rod


Write your question here...Will a Rans...

Write your question here...Will a Rans Screamer or Rans Seavo fit on the Sidewinder?

Our screamer fits a sidewinder rack well. The bike centerstand requires removal and there is a tab on the bottom of the frame that looks like a problem but just sits in the cradle.We have used it this way for about 5 years.


Does any one know if the Yakima Sidewinder...

Does any one know if the Yakima Sidewinder will work to attach at tandem to a 2001 Subaru Forrester?Thanks!Teri


would it take a Bike Friday triple ?

would it take a Bike Friday triple ?

The structure should support the triple, but there's a good chance that it'll extend beyond your vehicle substantially. This causes huge wind drag problems and can absolutely tank your car's mileage when you're hauling at 80mph down the interstate.

>Rating: 5

Yakima Sidewinder

We love this rack! It's a bit distinctive when driving down the road though. (My husband says it looks like we have an arm to attach to the "mother ship" on top of our car.) It's very easy to load the bike (takes less than 2 minutes) and we're able to open the back of our Subaru Outback Sport while the bike is on top without any trouble at all.

>Rating: 5

Sidewinder is Great

I doubted I would be able to put my (rather heavy) tandem beach cruiser on top of my Lexus RX400h by myself as the Sidewinder ads claimed, but it is true. The Sidewinder is everything I needed. Easy to use, secure, and compact. I highly recommend it.

>Rating: 4

tandem roof rack

Cool design - best that i have seen out there - easy to install - fairly easy to load - but it doesn't have a way to lock it to the rack system like the copperhead bike carrier does - someone could, granted with some effort - steal both my $3000 tandem and the $300 carrier with a just a screwdriver.

>Rating: 5

yakima sidewinder tandem carrier

Best design for tandem bicycle transport, for both ease of loading/unloading, as well as securely holding bike in position while mounted on the carrier. Very pleased....

>Rating: 5

Yakima Sidewinder Tandem Bike Mount

Yakima Tandem Bike Mount, was very helpful. We're very happy with the mount.

>Rating: 5

Yakima Tandem Bike Mount

We love this bike rack! We have been using a Thule since we got our tandem three years ago, and it had so much left-right motion and rattles. Also, it could not be locked. The Yakima is so secure and can be locked. It was easy to assemble and is very easy to use.