Review by UtahMTB Posted on June 25, 2019This is hands down, the best rooftop bike rack I have ever used. It takes less than 2 minutes to secure and lock your bike in this rack. It holds my large full suspension bike in an extremely secure fashion, and is great for freeway travel and rough roads. This rack is well worth the investment, I w...read moreould recommend it to anyone.
Withstood the consequences of my stupidity
Review by Casey Posted on May 11, 2019With this rack and my bike on my car, I just drove under an 8ft carport, knocking my bike right off the car.
Somehow, neither the bike rack, the bike, nor my roof rack was damaged. The bike just popped right off. The wheel strap detached itself from the rack, but no part of it is actually b...read moreroken. Once I figure out how to get it back in, the rack is 100% usable. Given that I’m one day in to a 5-day cross country trip, I am very VERY grateful that I choose this mount. It’s built tough.
Awesome for carbon bikes
Review by stacy Posted on March 6, 2019I purchased 2 of these last year and just bought 2 more for me other vehicle. Easy installation and locks up very well. we added an extra cable to cover the whole bike. This great and does not put any stress on the frame or the rims of my Carbon Fiber bikes. A little tough to load and unload (I am s...read morehorter) but other than that easy load and unload of the bikes.
I know a bit pricey but an easy price to pay to take care of a more expensive bike. Travels well and is secure.
Best rack for my mountain bikes
Review by Bubuflu Posted on January 16, 2018These racks are by far the best rack ever produced by Yakima. They are incredibly easy to install and can be taken off and put back on faster than all previous models I have owned. They have a lock system to keep them secure to your vehicle and can be mounted to any roof rack without the need for ...read morespecial mounting brackets. If you don't already have a roof rack, you'll have to purchase that separately in order to use these bike racks.
Once on your roof, getting your bike into the rack securely is easy since you can quickly push the back bar up to hold your bike in place, allowing you to do all the little adjustments for proper seating. The racks have a built in cable system to secure your bike onto the rack. The only problem with this, as with all Yakima Racks is the SKS locks that always have to be purchased separately.
The racks are the heaviest and widest of all Yakima racks, but they also seem to be the most stable I've ever had when it comes to upright bike mounts that don't require the removal of the front wheel. Some previous models as well as a competitor brands models always felt like they had a little too much "roll" around turns as well as wind movement on the highway.
Review by trvrpp Posted on April 18, 2017Bought two highroads to mount on a bar system mounted on my truck bed. Installation was a breeze. Have used it for hauling road bikes so far, but did put my mountain bike in just to check it. Easy to get bikes in and secure with the knob to tighten down on the front wheel. Nothing touches the fr...read moreame. It does take a bit of coordination to lift the securing bar while the bike's front wheel rolls into the front location when you are adjusting it for the first time. It lifts easy though. I just held the back of the wheel with my hand, and while the wheels rolls forward, I grabbed the bar with my thumb. It lifted just enough to clear the frame. Once you have an idea of the angle, then just pre-adjust it before lifting the bike up. You'll want to flatten it though when you aren't hauling bikes. Overall quality is excellent (typical for Yakima). Value: I had to buy the towers and bars to mount the highroads on my truck bed, so it was pricy. I also had to buy two extra locks for the highroads for the cable locks that come with it. Overall If you are looking for a rack solution though, the highroads are awesome.