If your Yakima rack says it's SKS-lockable but you're missing the cores, fix up your system with the SKS Lock Core 8-Pack. Just pop 'em in, lock 'em down, and stop worrying about your rack and gear getting lifted when you stop at a watering hole during your roadtrip.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
All of my racks are pretty much Thule, but I recently got a Yakima bike rack. The Thule lock cores are longer than the Yakima cores, so they won't fit in the rack and visa versa. They install just as easy and work just as good though! I bought the 8 pack even though I only needed 2 locks because eventually I will need more Yakima locks, and now I can keep the future racks on the same key!
Super easy installation (literally takes minutes) and your rack system and other accessories in my case: Yakima Frontloader Bike Mount x 2 and Yakima FatCat 6 will be safe! Keep your mind at peace and your outdoor toys safe!!!
Once you go to a Yakima rack, you won't go back. I've had the same core locks since I started racking my cars about 10 years ago. These cores have been in 3 different rack systems. Just keep the "blank" key, and it's a cinch to pull them out of one rack. I recommend getting a big pack of cores (at least 8) with the same key... as you'll be using these cores for the base rack, plus ski rack, bike racks, and more.
These locks are not super cheap, but are definitely worth the $- without them, someone could unclip your rack and walk away (in seconds) with hundreds of dollars of rack, plus whatever you are carrying!!
These cores are easy to install and remove using the "blank" key. I bought these back in 2000 and they have never failed. The locks also have a dirt guard.
Note: Do not throw away your blank key, you will need it to remove your cores if you want to put them into another Yakima product. I just switch out my cores when I switch from bike to kayak mounts instead of buying more cores.
Love the Yakima system, but I still need the locking cores so someone doesn't steal my awesome racks but they've been out of stock for a while now. I have no use for groups of 6,8,10, or 12 (who would need that many?) Why can't Back Country break down some of those big sets that don't seem to be selling into smaller sets of 4 and 2 that are always out of stock?
An internet search led me to this site. Good price on the merchandise. I received exactly what I ordered and on time. Great experience and will definitely shop here again. Thanks for the professional service!
So far, the Yakima system I put together from 3 different suppliers has worked just fine. I bought most components from this site as was pleased with the price. The system is fairly easy to setup and feels sturdy enough to not worry about putting my new Cannondale on. I certainly would purchase this whole setup again.
I've used my racks for kayaks, and general transport and have always found the products to be well designed. I have to admit that I was really skeptical about the way the bike attached and if it would really hold. The bike becomes part of the car and if you move the bike (even pulling on it with all your might) the car moves and the bike stays firmly attached. Easy to install and use.