Simplicity at its Finest
Review by Josh R
I purchased two blockheads about 5 years ago to carry my road and mountain bikes on road trips. This accessory is simply perfect. They have been in the bed of my truck since I originally installed them back in '06. They always work, no questions, no problems. Even trucking down hard washboard fire roads, or traversing very rough terrain, my bikes are always secure and hardly even wobble. They are so good, my brother purchase a couple for the bed of his Ford Ranger. This is a fantastic product! He mounted his Blockheads directly to the bed, which I do not recommend for many reasons. Please see below for my preferred installation method.
Instead of mounting them directly to the bed, I attached them to a length of redwood lumber that fits securely in the bed slots of my 2004 Chevy Silverado. [Yakima, hit me up if you want pics]
My brother, who often rides with me, refined the attachment by drilling through the 2x6 and installing a carriage bolt with two nuts. That way the Blockhead is always secure.
This installation method allows you remove the 2x6 and the blockheads should you ever need the complete truck bed-floor - and you don't have to unbolt the Blockheads - you just slide the 2x6 out from the bed slots. Such an awesome deal. Thanks Yakima!
Blockhead inside Xterra - two bikes
Review by Coach Neil
keeps our bikes inside, dry and clean.
Review by Gerloff31
Somewhat easy to install, cheap, and very sturdy. Best bike holder I've ever used.
Review by Jenny
I have installed 8 Blockheads on the plywood "table" I constructed in the back of my Sprinter van. So far I have used them to transport 5 bikes--quite securely. The Blockhead is simple, flexible to position, and elegant in design.
The elegance contributes to the only negative aspect, however: the forklocking skewer cylinder curves back over the bolt holes in the base, making it impossible to put a conventional socket wrench on the bolt heads. I have a set of ratcheting flat wrenches, fortunately, because one would otherwise have to spend more time wrist-wrenching the bolts down. This is a small weakness, generally, because most users will be installing fewer than 8 and will probalby not be planning to take them on and off.
Simple and Effective!
Review by Jenny
I recently got decided I was going to complete in a triathlon and had no previous experience on road bikes. Knowing I needed to transport one often, I quickly got tired of throwing it in the back of my SUV. This product was a perfect fit for my needs, taste and budget. Yakima supports the National Ski Patrol and as a member I want to support them. The installation was easy, extremely flexible with fitment location and not bulky. This combined with a bungee cord for the back is exactly what I was looking for. Only reason there aren't five stars...I had to buy the mounting hardware separate...