Easily carry your bike in an upright position with the roof mount single bike rack. Attached to your vehicle's cross bars, this lightweight aluminum carrier offers both U-bolt and T-bolt assembly. A plastic-lined bike frame clamp on the support arm safely secures with a locking turn knob. Secure your bike's wheels to the bike rack tray with included nylon wheel straps, and you're good to go.
Transports one bike in upright position
Easily mounts to existing vehicle cross bars
Includes two high quality nylon wheel tie down straps
Support arm includes a heavy duty, plastic-lined locking clamp with two keys
This economical roof bike rack attaches to your vehicle's cross bars to transport one bike. The carrier features a lightweight aluminum wheel tray and a locking frame clamp to keep your bike stable and secure.
The Roof Mount Bike Rack attaches to your vehicle's cross bars, allowing you to carry one bike in an upright position. The carrier has a lightweight aluminum construction and attaches with two U-bolts (two options available) and a T-bolt bracket assembly. The support arm has a plastic-lined bike frame clamp that secures in place with a locking turn knob. Two nylon wheel straps are included to secure the bike's wheels to the bike rack tray. The roof mount bike rack includes a one year warranty.
Rooftop bike carrier with locking frame clamp
Transports one bike upright
Mounts to existing vehicle cross bars
Includes two nylon wheel tie down straps
Support arm includes a plastic-lined locking clamp with two keys
Bought this carrier so that i could mount my bike on top of my wife's Highlander. The carrier is very light but seems to be well designed and constructed. Attaching the carrier to the crossbars can be a bit tricky but not overly difficult. The 2011 Highlander didn't come with factory crossbars, so I built some to attach to the side rails. Your experience with attaching them to OEM crossbars may be easier. Once I got it on and adjusted, the bike goes on fairly easily and feels very secure, even though at first inspection it looks like there isn't that much holding the bike on. I was able to load and unload the bike by myself, but is easier if there is another pair of hands available to hold the bike in position while you attach it to the carrier. I mounted the carrier toward the driver's side of the roof rack, just to make it easier to load/unload the bike. Could just have easily put it in the middle of the roof rack, just would have been a longer reach to load/unload. This was a good purchase, and I would recommend it to others who need a car top bike carrier of this type, especially at this price. Not as handy as those that mount to the back of the car, or to a trailer hitch (like I use on my pickup), but this allows you full unobstructed use of the rest of the vehicle. Directions could have been written in a format that would be a little easier to follow, but they get the job done. Shipping was very fast, arrived at the house faster than promised, nice! As others have noted, the box feels very light but the equipment seems to be of good quality and I don't have concerns about a road trip with the bike on top. Quick reminder, the bike rides very high above the car!
4 StarsExcellent Inexpensive Lightweight Rack
Craig from PA wrote (June 28, 2014):
I recently bought a bike for my wife, and she wanted to take it down the shore this summer. I've owned a folding Fuji myself for years and never needed a rack. I looked around online and found this product. Since we already had the rack bars on the van roof, this seemed like it would work after watching the youtube video. I ordered one at first, then a second once I knew it fit OK. My first impression when it arrived was I could not believe how light the box was. When the 2nd one came, my 7 year old got it from the UPS guy and said the same thing, "It's light, Daddy." The installation was pretty easy, I had to add small wood blocks to raise the back end almost an inch, the screws were a bit too long for my 2004 Quest rack. We did some short rides around the area with no issues, but the big test was the ride to the shore. They worked great, I had no issues at all. The only reason I did not give this product 5 stars is because you may have a problem attaching the top part that locks if your bike has very thick