SKU: #8002103

FrontLoader

$199.00
Friends will double-take when they see our most versatile, aerodynamic bike mount on your car. It carries your complete bike — no wheel removal needed. The universal mounting system fits nearly any crossbars you can think of.

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Product Details

FRONTLOADER

Product Details
  • 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”

Product Specs
Installation

FRONTLOADER

Installation Details
  • Roof Rack System Required
  • 5 Minute Install
  • Tool-Free Install
Resources / Manuals
INSTALLATION VIDEO
Accessories

Your System, Your Way

#8007202

SKS Lock Cores-2 Pack

Allows you to lock 2 Yakima items with just one key.

$39.00 Add To Cart View Details
Spare Parts

Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

#8880138

FORKLIFT REAR MOUNT TOP PAD

Spare part for ForkLift $2.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880188

ENDCAP STEEL TRAY FORKLIFT

Spare part for ForkLift $4.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880190

FRONTLOADER TENSIONING HANDLE

Spare part for FrontLoader $3.75 Add To Cart View Details
#8880191

WHEELSTRAP FRONTLOADER, FORKLIFT

Spare part for ForkLift $3.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880192

REAR BAR CLAMP FRONTLOADER/FORKLIFT

Spare part for FrontLoader $4.50 Add To Cart View Details
#8880196

BAIL ADAPTER

Spare part for ForkLift $0.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880208

REAR CLAMP ASSEMBLY FORKLIFT/ FRONTLOADER

Spare part for ForkLift $20.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880226

RED KNOB FRONTLOADER

Blank $10.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880229

HoldUp RPL Wheelstrap

Replacement part for HoldUp. $3.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880766

FRONTLOADER KNOB W/ NUT, SQUARE THREAD

FRONTLOADER KNOB W/ NUT, SQUARE THREAD $6.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880845

Rear Wheel Cup - Grey Release Lever

Rear Wheel Cup - Grey Release Lever $10.00 Add To Cart View Details
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By Bicycling.com

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

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."

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  • best bike rack

    Review by Lookupdummy

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    best rack I have ever owned-- 6 years old and still works great- for those needing a roof reminder remember the best rack reminder system lookupdummy.com simple and easy to use.

    Posted on November 28, 2017

  • Good. Could be better.

    Review by Bike-N-Paddle

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    I actually own 2 of these. One is about 5.5 years old. It is rusting apart (every time I use it, it leaves rust flakes on the roof of my car). I actually took it off my car, for fear of the rack failing. I live down south, no salt on the roads. It has lasted a few years, but I feel with better ...read more

    Posted on October 2, 2017

  • Awesome product

    Review by vassa

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    Good build quality and super easy to use.

    Posted on August 19, 2017

  • So easy to install

    Review by John of Spokane

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    Way easy to put on and off. Like way easy. So fast. I went and bought another. Now thinking about switching out all my kayak J-hooks for Yakima.

    Would be even better if there was some kind of flag that reached out in front of the windshield so you remembered there's a bike up ther...read more

    Posted on August 18, 2017

  • Zipless Install

    Review by AK2AZ

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    Great OOBIE...great out-of-box install experience. No tools required. Measured the bikes wheelbase, positioned the square cross-bars that far apart, placed the Frontloader on passenger's side with rear attaching location over the back crossbar, and the front attaching location positioned over the ...read more

    Posted on October 14, 2016

  • Best bike carrier on the market hands down

    Review by bhdon

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    I've had the privilege (or curse as some might say) of being in the bike industry for well over a decade now. I bought one of these carriers when they first replaced the king cobra. I then bought a second. I honestly can't say which one I'm on now, but I've bought a LOT of them. I use them for a yea...read more

    Posted on October 4, 2016

  • One of the best roof bike racks I have ever tried

    Review by Onadler

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    We did a review of this rack on our blog.
    Very nice quality and stability.
    Read the full review here:
    http://bikegag.com/reviews/yakima-frontloader-rooftop-bike-rack-review/

    Posted on July 19, 2016

  • Great rack though when it breaks you throw everything out

    Review by Nate

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    Overall this is a great rack: out of the box easy to install, easy to use, holds all bikes sizes tightly and secure, locking cable good for security. However, when the big red screw handle strips its threads you have to throw the entire unit away! Apparently there is no way to fix it. ??? Seems to m...read more

    Posted on July 13, 2016

  • Nice Rack

    Review by SouthernCycleSpouse

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    We have three Frontloaders, purchased together in 2011. They fit both our twenty year old Volvo and our two year old Mazda. Two of them have spent the last eighteen months sitting on a car through all the vagaries of a southeastern summer and winter and are holding up well - no corrosion or undue we...read more

    Posted on July 11, 2016

  • Does the job!

    Review by Mtnbikr63

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    I've owned a number of Yakima racks over the years and this one is the best as far as ease of use. It pops on and off the roof easily. It holds the bike steady. Durability has not been an issue at all. I have a 2008 Outback and the rack fits on the roof without any issues, even with the hatch ope...read more

    Posted on May 11, 2016

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