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Yakima Front Loader Rooftop Bike Rack

  • Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box
  • Zero contact with the bike frame. Accommodates disc brakes, thru axles and full suspension.
  • Carries your complete bike – no front wheel removal necessary
  • Holds the bike upright  while you secure the bike to the mount
  • No tools or assembly required for quick and easy install
  • Fits 20” to 29” wheels, mountain and road bike wheels (except tandems and recumbents)
  • Integrated cable lock secures bike to rack with a SKS Lock Core and will also lock to your vehicle with an additional SKS Lock Core (both sold separately)
  • Weight: 13.00 lbs.
  • Dimensions: L 56.00" X W 7.00" X H 7.50"
  • Capacity: 1

Download Installation Instructions


Q: Can I go through the car wash? A: We definitely recommend that you wash your car now and again and even your rack, but not when the rack is attached to you car because that could cause some serious damage.

Q: Does the FrontLoader lock? A: Yes, the FrontLoader will lock your bike and you can lock the rack to the crossbar. Requires a 2-pack of SKS Lock Cores.

Q: What bikes will work with the FrontLoader? A: Bikes with 20-29" wheel sizes.

Q: I need to carry several bikes. Can I place bikes on the car backwards to get more space? A: Yes, just remember to turn the bike around before riding it.

Q: What maintenance is required? A: Maintenance is important to keep it working properly and to help it last longer. Apply grease to nuts, screws, and bolts. Lubricate locks with graphite. Remove the rack when not in use. Clean the rack periodically, especially in marine environments and where road salt is used.

Q: What is the max size tire I can fit in my FrontLoader? A: The Yakima FrontLoader was designed and tested to work with tires up to 2.5 inches in width.

Q: Can I carry my fat bike in the FrontLoader if I let some air out of my tires? A: Unequivocally, NO.

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