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Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2006 Mini Cooper well be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down roof mounted bike rack, part number s64710. Now our vehicle is already equipped with a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system so well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles load bars. Well pull out our hardware and starting at the front, well run the silver brackets around the underside of the front crossbar and thread on our black wing nuts. Before fully tightening them down well move to the rear where this time well slide the silver bracket down over top of the bike rack and bring the black plate up on the underside of the rear load bar and thread on our wing nuts. Well then move back up to the front and continue to tighten them down. Now with everything all tightened down and secured were ready to load up our bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2006 Mini Cooper we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1011. Our vehicle is already equipped with a Thule Rapid Reverse Roof Rack system so we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back at the connection points after removing the black plastic cover. We'll then use the included Allen key to turn the silver bolt to tighten down the straps. We will move to the rear to remove one of the Allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear cross bar. We'll then tighten it down with the included Allen key. With everything all tightened down and secured we're now ready to load up our bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2006 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2006 Mini Cooper well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod roof mounted bike rack, part number rky1014. With a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles load bars. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar, remove the black plastic cover at the front and hook the straps into the connection points. Well then use the included Allen key to turn the silver bolt to tighten down the straps. Well now move to the rear of the bike rack where we will again use the included Allen key to loosen up the Allen bolt to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear load bar. Well then tighten down the bolts.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2005 Mini Cooper, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint, a fork mount roof bike rack, part number TH528. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack system already installed on our Cooper, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our load bars. As we do this we want to bring our black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bars and this will position our foot packs directly on top of our load bars. Here at the front, we're going to fit the strap into the head of the carrier and then tighten down the black lever to secure it. We'll move to the rear and repeat that same process. With both of our clamps secure, we're now ready to load up our bike. We'll begin by undoing our rear wheel strap and making sure that our front skewer is open. We'll now grab our bike, place it onto the bike rack, we'll guide our front forks down onto our front skewer, we'll secure it here first by tightening that black and grey knob back down.



Swagman Upright Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2005 Mini Cooper we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright roof bike rack, part number S64720. With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed on our Cooper we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we're going to bring two of the silver u-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit them through the head of our carrier, and thread two wing nuts onto each one to hold them in place. We'll then tighten down all four of our wing nuts to secure the front of our rack to our vehicle. With the front secured we'll now move to the rear. Here we'll place one of the silver u-bolts down through the rack. We want to make sure that the threaded portion comes out on both sides of our load bar.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2005 Mini Cooper, we're going to be testing the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof bike rack with part number TH599XTR. With our Thule Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on the Cooper, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the two black T bolts from the lower portions of the clamp, bring our clamps around the underside of our load bar, reinsert the T bolts, then tighten down both black wing nuts to secure these clamps around our bars. With the front secure, we can now move to the rear here. We'll loosen both wing nuts and remove one completely. Then we'll position our clamp over our load bar so that we have one threaded bolt coming down on both sides. We'll then replace the lower portion of our clamp, thread on our wing nut, and tighten both of them down to secure it. With our rack secure, we're now ready to load up our bike.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2005 Mini Cooper were going to be test fitting the Rocky Mounts Pitch Fork Roof Mounted Bike Rack; Part Number RKY0438. With our Thule Traverse Roof Rack system already installed on the Cooper well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove the black plastic cover and then our skewer. This will allow us access to the two allen bolts. We'll loosen these allen bolts, removing the lower portion of our clamp from the top. We'll then bring it around our front load bar, thread our two allen bolts back in and then tighten then down with an allen wrench. We'll now re-insert our skewer and replace our black plastic cover. With our front secure we'll move to the rear.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2005 Mini Cooper

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20668Order #TC0760601794 Today on our 2005 Mini Cooper were going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down, a fork mount roof bike rack with Part Number S64710. With our Thule Rack and Diverse Roof Rack system already on the vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring two of the silver u-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit them through the head of the carrier, and thread two wing nuts onto each one to hold them in place. We'll then tighten down all four of our wing nuts to secure the front of the rack to our front load bar.We can now move to the rear. This time we're going to place the u-bolt down through the rack being sure that one of the threaded portions comes out on both sides of our load bar. We'll then take the flat black metal portion, place it up unto to the u-bolt and hold it in place by threading on two the wing nuts. At this point we'll tighten down both of our wing nuts.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2005 Mini Cooper

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20666Order #TC0751270775 Today on our 2005 Mini Cooper, we are going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number RU01. With our Thule rapid traverse roof rack system already installed on our Mini, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we are going to bring the two black rubber coated metal U bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit them up to the head of the carrier and thread two cylinder knots onto each one. We'll then use the provided Allen tool and tighten of four of these down. That will secure our front. We'll now move to the rear, here we are going to loosen both wing nuts and remove one completely. We'll position our clamps we have one bolt in front of our load bar and one bolt behind it. We'll then place the lower portion of our clamp back on to the bolt that we separated it form and thread on our wing nut.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2004 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2004 Mini Cooper, well be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number Y02098.With a roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well start off by placing the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. Well remove the skewer, slide back the black plastic cap, and loosen up the wing nut to bring the bracket around the underside of the front crossbar.Well fit the bolt into the bottom of the brackets and tighten down the wing nut to secure the carrier to the vehicle. Then to the front of the carrier, well slide in the black plastic cap and then insert our skewer. Note, that you will not have access to the wing nut without first removing the skewer.And now with our carrier secured to the vehicle, were ready to load our bike. We'll first undo the tray strap at the rear of the carrier, set the bike onto the carrier, slide the forks of the bike onto the skewer, tighten down the skewer to secure the front forks of the bike to the carrier. We will then move to the rear of the carrier where we will put the tray strap through the rim and tighten it down.That completes todays test fit for the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part number Y02098 on our 2004 Mini Cooper..



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2004 Mini Cooper

Today on our 2004 Mini Cooper well be test fitting the Rocky Mounts Pitchfork roof mounted bike carrier, part number RKY0438. With our roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle well place the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. With the front plastic cap and the skewer removed from the front part of the carrier well loosen up the Allen bolts, bring the bracket around the underside of the front crossbar, and with an Allen wrench tighten it down. Well then move to the rear of the carrier where we will loosen up the wing nut, bring the bracket around the crossbar, slide the bolt through the bracket and tighten it down using the wing nut. Well then move back up to the front of the carrier where we will slide the skewer through the front part of the carrier and turn it just a couple times. Well then replace the black plastic cap over the front of the carrier.





Mini Cooper Bike Rack Questions

  • Once you install a roof rack on your 2016 Mini Cooper the Yakima FrontLoader part # Y02103 would fit and work well. The Whispbar Roof Rack part numbers # WB-S4 and # WB-K665 would complete an excellent roof rack solution for your vehicle. This is a flush bar roof rack where the bars do not go through the feet of the rack which makes the rack look OEM and provides less wind noise. Also, the overall aerodynamic shape of the bars helps with wind noise as well.
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  • Yes, the Yakima KingJoe Pro trunk mount bike rack # Y02624 will fit your 2016 Mini Cooper S hard top. Mounting the rack on this vehicle requires the use of the included set of Glass Hatch Hook accessory in place of the upper strap hooks. Upper straps (Glass Hatch Hooks) route underneath and through spoiler. Make sure the foam hooked end is completely inside the vehicle cabin before closing hatch. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes...
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  • The Yakima King Joe Pro Bike Rack part # Y02624 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Mini Cooper hard top so it would be the correct rack to use. I attached a picture that shows the rack being used on a similar vehicle as yours. None of the Hollywood Rack Trunk racks have been confirmed to fit your vehicle. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman...
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  • For a trunk mounted bike rack that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Mini Cooper that has a spoiler the Hollywood Racks Over the Top part # HRF2-3 would be your best option. This rack is specifically designed to fit your body style of vehicle with spoiler and not touch it at all. Check out the review video I attached for this rack that shows how it installs. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be...
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  • I have an option for you, but there is not a roof rack that will fit your 2015 Mini Cooper S Coupe, per my contact at Yakima. I recommend the Yakima trunk bike rack # Y02624 because it has a low-profile design. As long as the bike rack is secured to your trunk according to the directions, the noise will be to a minimum. You may have slight noise from the elements such as bumps and wind, but it will quieter than having a roof rack. The Yakima trunk bike rack has received great...
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  • Thule does not list any of their rear mounted bike carriers for the 2015 Mini Cooper but we do have several options that are listed as fits. I have included a link to the available options for you. The KingJoe Pro, # Y02624, is a great option and a versatile carrier with great looks that will compliment your Mini. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter...
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  • I spoke with my contacts at Thule and Hollywood Racks and they said they do not offer trunk mounted bike racks for the new Mini Coopers because the hatches are unable to support the carrier weight. Yakima does not have any such exclusions so I would recommend going with the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack # Y02624. This high quality rack is confirmed to fit your 2015 Mini Cooper. Check out the review video for this rack that I attached also. If you plan on carrying any womens...
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  • If you are talking about a trunk/hatch mounted bike carrier there are several that will fit the 2015 Mini Coopers with hard tops. I have included a link to them for you. I recommend the KingJoe Pro, # Y02624. But the bike carriers that will fit require the use of Yakima's glass hatch accessory, included with the carrier. The use of this accessory limited the amount of bikes that can be carried to 2, even on the 3-bike models. And for any bikes that do not have a top frame...
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  • You can use the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack # Y02624 on your 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop with spoiler. The rack is illustrated in the linked video. If you like you can add an anti-theft strap # Y02623.
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  • For a trunk mounted bike rack for your 2015 Mini Cooper the Yakima KingJoe part # Y02619 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit. This is a great trunk rack if that is the style of rack you are wanting. I would steer you towards a hitch mounted option if you are at all considering this route. A hitch rack will offer you a more secure attachment point that would not touch any painted surfaces so it wouldn't scratch anything on your brand new vehicle. A trunk mounted...
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  • Since you can't carry more than 2 bikes on your 2014 Mini Cooper S hardtop with a trunk rack the better option would be the Yakima King Joe part # Y02624. This is a great rack with all of the nice features that the more expensive racks have at a lower price that has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in...
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  • Your 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible poses challenges to the fit of many otherwise excellent bike carriers including the Thule Passage 2 that you referenced, part # TH910XT. The absence of a hard roof and the lightweight sheet metal on your Cooper convertible mean that many bike rack manufacturers including Thule and Yakima do not recommend any trunk-mount carriers for your vehicle. Hollywood Racks does show that some of their trunk carriers will work on your Mini convertible,...
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  • To lock a trunk mounted bike rack like the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 # Y02624 to your 2014 Mini Cooper will require a passive lock system like the part # TH533 as the straps of the rack are nylon and could easily be cut. The # TH533 will get closed into the trunk lid of your car and the other end will loop around the frame of the bike rack or bike as a way to secure it. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested...
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  • Yes, the Yakima KingJoe Pro, # Y02624, is listed as a fit for your 2014 Mini Cooler S Hardtop. You will need to use the included glass hatch adapters in place of the upper straps on the rack when installing on your Mini. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you...
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  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack you referenced, part # Y02624 is indeed a fit for your 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop. The rack is heavily padded, and the padded surface is as wide as possible to do a good job of distributing the weight of the rack and the bikes carried on it over the largest area possible. This reduces the chance of the rack damaging the vehicle. Any time a piece of equipment is in direct contact with the painted surface of a vehicle, the possibility...
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  • I checked and the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Bike Racks part # HRF2 will fit both your 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop and your 2007 Lexus RX350. This would be the ideal trunk mounted bike rack for your vehicles since they have plastic spoilers and this rack is designed to fit over spoilers without contacting them in any way. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Hollywood Racks Bike...
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  • Thank you for providing the photo of your Mini with spoiler. I verified that the Yakima fit guide does indeed list the King Joe Pro 2 # Y02624 as a fit for the 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop. On your vehicle you will need to use the Glass Hatch Hook accessory in place of the upper strap hooks to avoid damage to the spoiler. Try routing the strap under the spoiler if possible. That will avoid stressing it. That said, certain other bike rack makers do not consider the vehicle to be...
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  • For your 2013 Mini Cooper, I recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro Bike Rack # Y02624. This bike rack has been determined to fit your Mini Cooper, and it will stick out less on hatchback style Mini Coopers than other trunk-mount racks. These racks feature anti-sway cradles to prevent bikes from rocking and hitting each other or your vehicle. I have attached a review video of this style bike rack for you. For your vehicle, this bike rack will require that you use the included Glass...
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  • There are trunk mounted bike racks that are confirmed to fit your 2013 Mini Cooper S Hatch (see attached link), but the Thule Raceway part # TH9001PRO that you referenced is not one of them. The best rack for vehicles with spoiler would be the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier for Vehicles w/ Spoilers # HRF2 as it avoids all contact with spoilers. Check out the review video I attached. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal...
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  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 trunk mount bike rack # Y02624 is listed as a fit for your 2013 Mini Cooper S. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical mens bike) I recommend using an adapter bar # Y02531. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and provide better ground clearance. I use a similar style adapter bar and without it my wifes bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load...
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