Yakima Bike Racks

Ford and Subaru

Yakima , www.yakima.com, has been in the business for over 25 years. They build tough, durable equipment to transport bicycles easy, safely and securely. "Your destination hardware Company" is their motto. They claim to have durable, functional hardware that exceeds the standards in the carrier business.

Yakima builds top, trunk, hitch, and truck bed mount bicycle carriers.

The top racks attach to the base rack system and comes in nine varieties. The Viper is ergonomically designed and holds even the high-end bikes; it has the widest range of tire sizes and rims that fit in its wheel tray, installs without tools, is lockable, and mounts to round or square crossbars. The Steelhead still leads the industry and is economical, lockable, and simple to install. The Copperhead is an aggressive mount, stable, lockable with SKS cores that are sold separately, and economical. The Boa has a short tray mount, fits a wider range of crossbar spreads, very stable, has quick attachment, is lockable, and also mounts to round or square crossbars. The King Cobra is a simple up-right mount that quickly holds bikes with front suspension or disc brakes, and is constructed of bomber quality steel with powder coat finish, and is lockable with the SKS cores. The Cobra which is similar to the King Cobra, does not have the locking fangs but has the same other features. The Side-winder Tandem rack holds tandem bikes and bike can be easily loaded by one person with its swing-out arm. The Wheel Fork keeps wheels in place and securely holds the front wheel with an anti-spin device. The Raptor holds bikes securely with large jaw like non-marring clamps that are adjustable to protect the bike's finish.

Yakima has five trunk mount bike racks also, the MightyJoe (with superior fit and stability for three bikes), SuperJoe (great value and performance, carries three bikes easily), LocoJoe (all the basics and a low price), LittleJoe (simple, entry-level rack), and MoJoe (solid fit, stability, and economical), they all come fully assembled and easy to install.

Yakima has nine hitch racks also. They include Hitchfork which safely carries two bikes and folds up when not in use, fits 2" receiver, clears hatches and tailgates for easy access, Kingpin 5 that carries five bicycles, Kingpin 4 four bike carrier, Fullswing 4 with swing-away technology, Backswing 4 has full access to back door even when fully loaded, Bighorn 4 has great features and is economical, Bighorn 4 1 ¼ built for smaller 1 ¼" hitch, Slickroc 4 has dual arm design with tilt down mast, and Kingpin 2 has mid-level features with capability of upgrades, with dual arm design, fits more bikes easily, and eliminates the need for the TubeTop adapter. It is durable, strong, and lightweight, also has optional security features.

Yakima also sells six truck mount bike racks. The BeddyJo fits different size truck beds, has two bike capacities, installs in less than one minute, padded to protect bikes, and works with bed liners. The Locking Bedhead carries one bike, is affordable, and installs easy, also locks rack to truck. Bedhead has the same features without the locking mechanism. The locking Blockhead holds one bike and can be attached to most pickups, RVs, and boats; it locks the bike to the mount. The Blockhead has the same features without the lock. The Outdoorsman 300 clamps on to a wide range of truck bed rails, can be combined with any Yakima accessory, requires RoundBars that are size specific for the truck, and holds up to 300 pounds.

Subaru roof rack attachments are manufactured by Yakima , www.yakima.com , for Subaru Parts, www.subaruparts.com. These come with clamps that mount to the factory rack assembly. They also produce products for Ford vehicles, such as hitch and roof racks Bike racks and carriers, www.fordgenuineaccessory.com. The Terrafirma hitch-mount rack by Yakima is one example, this hitch uses a 2" receiver.

Sportworks has also developed a roof rack for bicycles that follows their tradition of being easy to load and carries most any type of bike; it is called the Bob Ratchet rack. This rack easily attaches to Thule® and Yakima® brand crossbars. It comes fully assembled and easy to install. There is also a model for tandem bikes.

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