#8002103

FrontLoader

$189.00
$189.00

Maximize access and gear transport with this versatile, easy-to-load. Leave the front wheel on for faster loading...and faster arrival at your destination!




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Product Details

FRONTLOADER

  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory or aerodynamic crossbars
  • Zero contact with frame; carbon fiber and custom paint jobs are protected
  • Accommodates disc brakes, thru axles, and full suspension bikes
  • Holds bike upright while you secure the bike to the mount
  • Leave your front wheel on for easy loading
  • No tools or assembly required
  • Fits 20" to 29" wheels with tire widths up to 3"
  • SKS Locks sold separately
  • 1 bike, up to 40 lbs at min of 18" crossbar spread; or up to 30 lbs at min of 16" crossbar spread
  • Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 16” – 48”
Installation
Technical Specs
  • Weight: 13.00 lbs
  • Dimensions: L 56.00” x W 7.00” x H 7.50”
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By Bicycling.com, June 2012

Editorial Review

"If you prefer not to take your bike apart before loading it onto your roof, the Frontloader has you covered."

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By BikeRadar.com on December 18, 2013

Wheel-grabbing roof rack that leaves the frame untouched

"No matter what frame design, material, axle style or delicate paintwork the bike has, carrying it in the FrontLoader will never be a problem."

What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

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FrontLoader

What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

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What People are Saying

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  • Excellent product

    Review by Greg

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    I carry mountain bikes on the roof of mu 4 wheel drive dodge duelly . being so high in the air it was a concern about durability . These things are really rugged and take all the punishment we can dish out.

    Posted on November 15, 2015

  • Best Rack for Low-roof Vehicles

    Review by Fritz

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    I have used this rack on my BMW 3 series wagon for several seasons, and it works great here. The low roof height of the vehicle allows me to easily load it. However, if you drive a taller vehicle, such as a fullsize SUV or pickup, remember that with this rack, while you load and unload your bike, you need to hold it by the fork and frame, and the fork has a tire on it, creating quite a reach unless you are tall enough. For my taller vehicles I find fork mount racks are much easier to use.

    All that being said, the Frontloader is the best-engineered solution I have found for the right (low mounting height) vehicle. There's negligible wind noise, it will clamp to almost any roof crossbar without any adapters, all bikes including road, MTB and kids bikes, are very secure, are a snap to put on and take off the vehicle, and I don't need to find a place in the car for a muddy front wheel.

    Many of this rack's structural parts are made from steel, which makes them susceptible to corrosion. In my part of the Midwest we ride year around; the rack stays on the roof even during blizzards, and is getting rusty.

    Posted on November 3, 2015

  • Subaru Outback Wagon

    Review by Tom

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    Careful.. The site says it fits. But when you install it and then try to open your hatch, it hits. Called, was told to just turn it around. I'm not happy with that answer.

    Posted on October 27, 2015

  • Outstanding

    Review by Davis

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    I've owned Yakima bike mount systems for the past 20years and they are by far the leader in the industry. Top quality and customer service. I just bought two FrontLoader mounts for my Subaru Forester and I can't tell you how confident it makes me feel to know I have $7K worth of bikes on my roof and that they are safe and secure! I live in Kansas and drive to Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas frequently and have never had a issue what's so ever. They are secure at triple digit speeds as well but I don't recommend it. Super simple to install on top of vehicle and super easy secure bike in the mount and to remove it. My bikes are off and on the ground in three minutes early. Don't hesitate to buy these! You'll be happy you did!
    Thank you Yakima!! You make a fantastic product and I trust them completely.

    Posted on August 9, 2015

  • One of the most convenient roof racks

    Review by Jenny

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    The Frontloader is one of the easiest bike racks to use. Not having to remove the front wheel and store it somewhere before a drive is convenient, and for bikes without a quick release it's essential.

    That said, this rack needs a serious security upgrade. The tiny little cable lock it comes with is worthless, it looks like it could be cut in half with a butter knife. When I'm on my way back from the mountain and I want to stop into town for a minute to grab coffee, I'm terrified someone is going to cut the cable and make off with my bike the second my back is turned. There needs to be a built in U-lock or something that could withstand a petty thief with some wire cutters.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Simple, sturdy, & fast

    Review by Chris

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    It was time to get a rack fitted to my current car (Subaru Legacy w/ a factory RR) and none of my existing Yakima or Thule gear would fit. I'll have to say I was a little apprehensive to go through getting set-up on a new rack system because they have always been so fiddly. I was shocked with how simple and sensible the FrontLoader was. I was able to pop it from the box (shipped fully assembled) and without a single screwdriver or allen wrench just drop it right onto the Subaru rack and lock it down. Wow. The only even slightly unusual aspect of the rack was that to accommodate the lift gate on my wagon we had to mount them "backwards" but I don't think that's any issue really.

    Loading a bike is ridiculously easy and I love not having to fiddle with removing the front wheel. One tightened down it feels super-solid. The integrated cable locks with matching keys are a nice detail too.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • I'm very satisfied with the frontloader. It mounts simply to the factory rack on my Lexus GX and supports both my 29R and my cyclocross bike, as well as my daughters little mtb.

    Review by KasOnTheGo

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    I have three Frontloaders that I have owned for over 2 years. I use them for road bikes, a triathlon bike, and a comfort bike. It's not unusal for me to drive 4 hours in a weekend with bikes loaded. My only suggestion is there should be a replacement part for the triangular piece where the front tire goes..by the screw.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • solid product

    Review by JT

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    I'm very satisfied with the frontloader. It mounts simply to the factory rack on my Lexus GX and supports both my 29R and my cyclocross bike, as well as my daughters little mtb.

    The rack holds the bikes very securely and you can travel at highway speeds with no risk or concerns.

    My only point of concern is with the screw lock. After only two uses the screw has become very hard to turn, I almost couldn't get it off. I'm headed back to my dealer to discuss how to resolve the issue.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Secure bike holder

    Review by Rikki

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    I carry expensive road bikes with wheel on on my BMW 3 series sedan. The. Front loader set up is secure and easy to install. Solid construction but heavy.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Simple to install, use and solid!

    Review by Ash the Daily Commuter

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    We got a new 2014 Honda CRV and I needed to be able to carry the bike so I can communte into work after dropping kids off at school. This rack fit great and leaves plenty of room for the rear door without needing to mount backwards or anything. Super simple to load a bike and once locked in is very solid. The integrated lock with matching key is a nice bit of polish that makes it all the better and easy to use.

    Only con is that the strap for the rear tire is constantly folded over and in the way while trying to load and unload. Just don't need to be messing with little things like that when trying to load the bike overhead on a roof rack. Would be nice if it could pull back out of the way when needed. Extremely minor issue however and can be delt with. Other than that fantastic product.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

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