#8002071

SideWinder

$399.00
$399.00

For the couple who loves to ride together, the SideWinder's swing out arm allows one person to load a tandem with ease. The fork-mount allows you to position the bike so it doesn't interfere with most hatchbacks.



Best for Bike
  • We're not sure this will fit your vehicle, please click "Fit my Vehicle" below to find out.
Product Details

SIDEWINDER

  • Swing-out arm allows one person to easily load a bicycle built for two
  • Simple, tool-free installation
  • Won't interfere with most hatchbacks
  • Padded cradle and quick-release straps protect bottom-mounted cables
  • Fits Yakima round or square crossbars
  • SKS Locks sold separately
  • One tandem bicycle up to 50 lbs at min of 24" crossbar spread
  • Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 24” – 36”
Installation
Technical Specs
  • Weight: 18.50 lbs
  • Dimensions: L 56.00” x W 8.00” x H 12.00”
Still Have Questions

Check out our FAQs for more answers.

Liked it, loved it, review it

Write a Review and help other people travel happy.
Write a Review

What People are Saying

Write a Review

6 Item(s)

  • Great rack!

    Review by Bill B.

    • Quality
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Price
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Value
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    We've had our sidewinder for several years now and love the versatility it gives us. Initially we had it on our Chrysler T&C van. The van height did make it somewhat problematic though even though I'm 6'3" tall. Now it's on a Prius V and on and off is quick and easy. Bike is very secure and so far I haven't driven into the garage with it on;-)

    Posted on July 31, 2016

  • Good rack with some caveats

    Review by mtb devotee

    • Quality
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Empty Star
      • Empty Star
      • Empty Star
    • Price
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Empty Star
      • Empty Star
      • Empty Star
    • Value
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Empty Star
      • Empty Star
      • Empty Star
    This rack makes it much easier to get a tandem on and off the roof of any vehicle but it really makes a difference with taller vehicles such as SUVs. It is for the most part very durable but it has some vulnerable components. The receptacles for the wheel straps that secure the bottom tube to the cradle can be broken in the process of mounting and dismounting the bike. I would recommend carrying a spare cradle assembly. I carry spare wheel straps also. The front swing arm assembly is also vulnerable to damage (inadvertently hitting a low clearance over hang). I carry a spare one of these too. These vulnerabilities are unavoidable and the Yakima replacement parts are reasonably priced.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Amazing rack

    Review by Bob

    • Quality
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Price
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Value
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    The swing arm is brilliant, it makes loading up the tandem a breeze for one person. We have taken the tandem on long car trips with no problems other than a bit of wind noise. Only caution; I am 6'0" and I think it would be hard to load the tandem on a standard sedan if more than a couple of inches shorter.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Outstanding! You'll love it!!!

    Review by The Bruno's

    • Quality
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Price
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Value
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    I'm an avid cyclist and I surprised my wife with a Trek Tandem T900. The Sidewinder allows you to put the tandem on top of an SUV by yourself, I have a Chevy Trailblazer. Once the swing arm is sideways you lock in the front forks then just lift the bike by the back tire and swing around to the back were the bottom part of the bike frame cradles into the holder. Straps go over frame to secure it, very secure!! I would suggest that Yakima make a little video to illustrate proper usage....I would also say I'm 6'3" so swinging it around and placing the frame in the cradle is easy for me.....I suggest you just check it out.... if your like 5'10" and under it may be a little more challenging. This product is awesome and my wife and I love it!!!

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Tandem Rack for senior riders.

    Review by Senior Riders

    • Quality
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Price
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    • Value
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
    As I got older, it became difficult and risky to load our tandem on the top of our SUV. This rack makes the process safer and more manageable. You do need to check to be sure everything is secured including the screw bolt on the swing arm. An advantage to this rack over others we considered is that the swing arm moves the fork block away from the vehicle while attaching the forks. Other racks required the tandem forks to be placed too far inboard on the vehicle when being loaded and the front sprocket on the tandem hit the side of the vehicle. Yakima solved this problem with the swing arm.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Impressive

    Review by Captain Luke

    • Quality
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Empty Star
    • Price
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Empty Star
    • Value
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Full Star
      • Empty Star
    Wow I can actually load my tandem by myself! My car is pretty tall too and to be honest, I have more trouble loading my downhill bike on the roof than loading the tandem! I have used most Yakima roof racks and this is quite possibly my favorite. Only downside is it's hefty but i suppose it needs to be to handle a tandem. Anyway, I just feel awesome rolling around with a tandem bike on my roof.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

See More Reviews

Login to access your saved vehicles