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Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Carrier - Fork Mount

Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Carrier - Fork Mount

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  • Fork Mount
  • Rhino Rack
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • 9mm Fork
  • Bike and Rack Lock
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Black
  • Clamp On - Quick
  • Aluminum
This versatile fork-mount rack carries bikes of almost any length and style, and its universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. The sturdy aluminum wheel tray resists corrosion, and integrated locks deter theft of your bike and the rack. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Carrier - Fork Mount part number RBC035 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Rhino Rack Roof Bike Racks - RBC035

This versatile fork-mount rack carries bikes of almost any length and style, and its universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. The sturdy aluminum wheel tray resists corrosion, and integrated locks deter theft of your bike and the rack.


Features:

  • Fork-mount single-bike carrier
  • Low-profile design reduces drag and wind noise
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy wheel tray resists corrosion
    • Accommodates bike wheels up to 3" wide
  • Universal mounting hardware lets you install the bike rack on most crossbar configurations
    • Front head (fork block) attaches to crossbar with rubber-coated stainless steel straps
    • Wheel tray attaches to crossbar with a mounting bracket that tightens with hand knobs
  • Quick-release, 9-mm, stainless steel skewer secures your front-wheel fork to the bike rack
    • Universal fit - works for racing bikes, mountain bikes and bikes with disc brakes
    • Cam-action lever on skewer lets you quickly release bike
  • Locks are included to secure your bike to the rack and the rack to your crossbars
  • Sliding rear-wheel holder accommodates bikes of different lengths
    • Rear wheel is secured in place with a high density polymer strap
  • Stylish matte black finish


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 bike
  • Application: round, square, aero/elliptical and most factory crossbars
    • Does not fit Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Crossbar spread: 21-1-/2" - 40"
  • Wheel-tray dimensions: 45" long x 3" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rhino-Rack MountainTrail bike rack mounting procedure

The Rhino-Rack MountainTrail is a versatile fork-mount bike rack that fits on most roof-rack crossbar configurations with universal mounting hardware. The fork block attaches to your crossbar with rubber-coated steel straps. The straps are tightened around the crossbar with the included Allen wrench.


Rhino-Rack MountainTrailer bike rack rear mounting hardware

The rear mounting hardware is constructed of a simple bracket and hand knobs. The bracket loops under your crossbar and is secured in place with the hand knobs.


Rhino-Rack MountainTrail bike rack lock in capRhino-Rack MountainTrailer lockable skewer

The rack includes a locking, 9-mm skewer to secure your bike to the fork block. The stainless steel skewer includes a quick-release lever so that you can free your bike's fork from the rack in seconds. The skewer offers a nearly universal fit, accommodating racing bikes, mountain bikes and bikes with disc brakes. (Will not work for bikes with thru axles.) A lock in the fork block cap allows you to secure the rack to your crossbars.


Rhino-Rack MountainTrailer bike rack wheel trayRhino-Rack MountainTrailer bike rack wheel securing strap

The lightweight aluminum wheel tray resists rust and corrosion, so it will always look great on your vehicle's roof. The wheel tray is wide enough to hold bike wheels up to 3" in diameter, and your bike tire is secured in place with a sliding, rubber-coated stainless steel strap.



RBC035 Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Carrier - Fork Mount



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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail rooftop bike rack, part number RBC035. This bike rack accommodates many bike styles from mountain bikes, racing bikes, and bikes with disc brakes. As you can see this specially designed cut out here at the back side of the bike rack, which is designed for the bikes with disc brakes. It's made of a lightweight aluminum material that resists rust and corrosion. At the back of the bike rack is this sliding back wheel tray that's going to accommodate different bike lengths. It uses a nice soft plastic so that when you go through your rim of the bike it's not going to scuff it up or damage any sensitive materials. It uses a ratcheting strap to make sure the back tire is actually secure.

The Rhino Rack Mountain Trail will allow you to carry one bike on the roof of your vehicle. There's a 9 millimeter quick release skewer that's going to allow you to quickly and easily unload and load your bike. The skewer also locks using one of the two included keys so that your bike can be secured to the rack. Now, there's also this black plastic cover at the front of the rack which locks the rack to your cross bars. It does that by securing the two strap ends here which is going to prevent anyone from gaining access to the silver bolt and removing the straps. I'll go ahead and show you how to install it. The first thing we're going to do is we're going to need to use one of the keys to unlock the black plastic cover.

With them cover removed we'll then need to use the included Allen key to loosen up this silver bolt here, which is going to allow us to loosen up these rubber coated straps. It actually is loose enough that you can just use your hands to loosen it up. You're able to pull those straps out. Then we can just simply place the rack up onto our cross bars. Now, with the front of the bike rack in position we can, again, just continue to loosen up the silver bolt. That way we can bring the straps around.

Now, we can bring the straps around and hook them back into the head of the bike rack. Can see how these little ends of the strap here fit nicely into those grooves. That's just going to help keep them in place. Now, before I tighten down the front I'm just going to get the back bracket in position. We'll just need to loosen up one of these black wing nuts and position the bracket around the underside of the rear bar. Now we'll just go ahead and fully tighten them down.

Now, with the rear bracket in position we'll move back up to the front and tighten down the silver bolt. With that tight, we can go ahead and replace our black plastic cover. The universal mounting hardware allows you to install the bike rack on almost any cross bar configuration. It has a carrying capacity of 1 bicycle, with a weight capacity of 35 pounds. It fits round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory cross bars an comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how to load up a bike. The first thing we'll need to do is just double check to make sure our skewer is loose. This is going to ensure that the forks of our bike can slide down on to. Then we'll go ahead and push in the button at the back of the bike rack which is going to free up our ratcheting strap. Then we'll place our bike up onto the bike rack, sliding the forks down onto the skewer. Then we'll go ahead and turn the skewer to tighten it down, then clamp it into position. We can then go ahead and lock it in place. Now, at the rear, we'll place the strap through the spokes, around the rim, into the buckle, and pull it tight. With our bike all loaded up we'll go ahead and take it out on a test course to show you how it performs. That'll complete today's review of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail rooftop bike rack. Part number RBC035. .


Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Carrier - Fork Mount - RBC035

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

This versatile fork-mount rack carries bikes of almost any length and style, and its universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. The sturdy aluminum wheel tray resists corrosion, and integrated locks deter theft of your bike and the rack.

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It is very easy to mount on Thule aero bars. Holds fork solidly. The cam has a lot of throw so it is easy to insert the forks without further loosening or adjusting. etrailer packed them very well and delivered on time. 463969



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Super easy to attach to cross racks on 2016 Subaru Impreza 5 door. Plenty of room to open the hatch. Seems sturdy, my mt bike fork fits. Just got it this afternoon, bike was on the car within the hour. So far it looks like a great rack. I am happy with etrailer. 251363



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The ease of installing was better than expected. The videos etrailer provides for the Rhino was truly a determining factor in my pre-purchase assessment. Upon unpacking and inspecting the rack I became concerned with the integrity of where the skewer/locking bracket attach to the bar. It is held in place with a rather small bolt and nut which I had to tighten . Although I have not experienced any failures it makes me nervous that this will become a point of failure. One other note: Although my primary usage will be for a carbon road bike, upon reading the instructions I learned the weight limit is 35 pounds.This is simply an oversight on my part when looking over technical specs. I have never weighed my mountain bike but Im not sure this rack is suitable for it. Just be sure you read over other technical documents if you are considering this rack. My rack was installed on a Ford Escape. 288814



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Love this bike rack! It fits perfectly with my Rhino Rack Cross Bars. I'm very impressed by the lack of wind noise. With the bike mounted on the rack, you can barely hear the wind noise at 60mph. With the sunroof open you can hear wind noise, but as long as the window is closed, you can only slightly hear anything if the radio is off and you are trying to hear it. Amazing! Can't wait to get more use out of it in the future! 291411


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I love this product even after one year! It works perfectly and is so easy to use that even though I only use it every couple months, I remember the steps.

Jordan - 10/26/2017

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I have used a lot of bike racks and this is the one I keep on my 4Runner. It just works. It is the easiest to take on and off, which is important for me because between me, my wife and kids I have 4 bikes that need to be rearranged often. We also use a roof box, kayak racks and a SUP rack so I am always taking things off and on. The front straps loop over the bar and tightens with an allen key, the back is a couple wing nuts. Since there are 2 straps up front the rack is very stable when a bike is on it. I like that it comes with locks and the skewer is super easy to adjust, clamp and unclamp. If it is cold, dark and damp at 6am and I am tired, late for a ride and still waking up this is the rack I go for because it is easy. There are a couple things to be aware of though... You will need to put a drop of oil in the skewer every 6 months or so to keep it opening and closing smoothly. Otherwise is can stick. Sometimes if the skewer is turned just right there will be a bit of whistle because of a hole in the clamping mechanism. If I turn it to a different angle the whistle stops. And after going through the car wash with the rack on my roof a dozen times or so the black paint began to have a bit of a rainbow sheen. Not sure if it is the bike rack or the soap my car wash uses. 102571


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Kevin, What type of car wash have you gone through? Roller brushes or touch less... with just water? I was thinking about this same question. I use the Oasis Kwik Wash in Wentzville often and was wondering if these racks will hold up to their brushes. Thanks

-- comment by: Chris M - 06/18/2014

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Chris, I tend to get my car dirty, so I need a full-on scrub. I usually go through car washes with brushes or the long floppy side-to-side towel things - that is a technical term : I have 4 of these racks now and they have held up well in the car wash. Then end of the rack has a plastic cap that can get loose if you take it on and off too much. That is the only piece I worry about coming off. I will probably add just a touch of glue to it to make sure it stays on. Like I said in my original review, the paint did get a rainbow sheen after having it on my roof a while, not sure if it is from the sun or the soap.

Kevin B from - 06/20/2014

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Great design. Easy to install and fits all my many bikes. Quieter than I thought and made of solid materials. Sexy black on my Legacy. Kayaks and bikes ready for adventure and fun in the upper left USA. 644911



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Purchased the RBC035 carrier along with the RS2500 Roof Rack - Vortex Aero Crossbars and everything fit well on my BMW 328i and is performing as expected. I'm pleased with the purchase. 635572



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I've had this bike roof rack for 1 year and I'm happy to say that it was the right product to purchase. I've had no problems at all with the racks. I bought a pair for my Subaru Outback and had my bicycle repair guy install it for me. I feel secure in that it locks the bikes in place and keeps them sturdy on the roof. I'm glad I got the one where you remove the front tire of the bike. The other style would make it much to hard to remove the bikes from the roof. I usually put the bikes up and remove them with my wife and the aid of a small step stool. It's been really great riding with our bikes to our favorite bike trails. Would highly recommend Rhino for making such a great product. 549991



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I have two of these roof racks and they have been great. Love the low profile design when not carrying my bikes and good to know that they are solid up on the roof when driving at highway speeds. 522854



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fits my 2018 civic hatch great, very solid. The rhino rack bike carrier is very solid and i love that it comes with all the locks unlike my thule one. 504620



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I ordered four of these racks to mount on my 2002 Subaru Forester that has the factory rails. They arrived very quickly, fit like a glove, and I was impressed by the quality and design. By alternating them front-to-back, I am able to carry 4 mountain bikes at one time - just what I wanted. I did have a problem with one of the keys working smoothly in one of the units, but this was quickly resolved by customer service at RinoRack.com who sent a new pair of keys. 483927



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You have to love the service you get from etrailer. The bike rack appears to be very well made, and was extremely easy to install on my Undercover truck lid with the build in rhino rack. 411955



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Works great... 397757



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My bike has fallen off many times and dented my car 392439



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I mounted this on my 2011 Subaru Outback in about one hour. The instructions were in error as in Step 1 it has you put on the end-cap first. But then you have to take the end-cap off in order to thread on the Wheel Strap. I mounted the bike (29 inch hard-tail) and it seems sturdy and secure. So far so good. Will it keep the bike on in Wyoming cross winds? This remains to be seen. 363868



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Works well. Had to plug the hollow clamp down handle because it whistled but once we figured that out we were fine. 348463



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Simple but elegant and stylish 347944



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The products works great. Glad I made the purchase. 341796



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Excellent quality and looks just great! 265235


Comments

it has been working fine, no problem at all!

Fabio - 06/26/2017

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So good I bought a 2nd one. Simple to install on my 2008 Subaru Forester. Easy to use and very secure. 258354



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Great products, excellent selection and fast shipping. I'll buy from etrailer again. 256299



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The Rhino RBC035 bike rack works great. It's low profile is great without bike, and its had no issues keeping full suspension bike stable at highway speeds. Etrailer was great to order through. Super fast and responsive. 219491



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Product fits well on roof rack for 2015 BMW X 3. Easy to install. Well constructed and assembles easily. Have not placed bike on rack so far to determine stability or function. From years of bike rack experience, it looks like it will be exactly what I want for road and trail/disk brake bikes. Used Thule and Yakima in the past. Be careful not to throw away keys. They are located in the long plastic bag covering the support tray, a place you would not normally look for keys. Should be in bag with assembly parts. 192416



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Works perfectly - fitment was exact, very minimal wind resistance.noise. Instructions were precise easy instillation. Finishes off the rack - now I want a wind deflector! 191157



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The product is of high quality and easy to assemble and install. It is so stable that holds the bike so tight that I don't have to worry while I am driving. I have two issues with this product: The strap is long that it hits the rear window of my eclipse whenever I open the trunk. It left some marks on the rear window that I was able to remove them( I think it is because of my car and the product itself). The second issue is the whistle that I can hear when I drive more that 40 mph and some people advised me to use fairing that I have not used yet. Generally, I like the product and strongly recommended it as it solved my problem of putting the bike with its dirt in the trunk. 186104



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Just what I expected, Prompt delivery and excelnt service Video is great adition to your ejucational information. 183956



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I was super happy with etrailers prices. Super fast to ship the products I ordered. Also I was really impressed that they had PDF files of installation instructions for all their products. Great place to shop! Thanks! 176821



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Easy to install. Excellent quality. Includes keys making the overall package a competitive value compared to similar products. Will probably buy a second. FAST SHIPPING! 123690



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Easy assembly, very sturdy. Although the end piece did take some elbow grease to install. Locks the bike tight, and the rear movable strap helps with different wheelbase bikes. Works for the bikes I have; the cutout for the disc brake on the mountain bike is large enough. Excellent alternative if you don't want to scratch your frame using upright trays with a frame gripper. 112523



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Easy to assemble and does the trick. Needed it for an interstate ride with my bike and it worked like a charm!!!! 84973


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  • We do offer some roof racks for your 2010 Hyundai Genesis. If you have no existing side rails on your vehicle I would recommend the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Roof Rack by Rhino Rack. This kit consists of two part numbers. The Rhino-Rack Vortex roof rack has the 2 black aerodynamic 49 inch crossbars # RRVA126B-2, and 4 Rhino-Rack Vortex Series legs, # RRRLKVA, that mount to your roof with the vehicle specific clamp kit, part # DK026. I would recommend the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop...
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  • Will Rhino-Rack Roof Rack Fit a 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid with Moonroof and Hold Kayaks and Bikes
  • The Rhino-Rack roof rack # RRRS547B is a fit for all models of the 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion so I am happy to report that it will fit your Fusion hybrid. The moon roof, if it opens into a cavity in the roof and doesn't raise up above the roof line, will not be an issue. If it does rise up above the roof line then it is possible that a crossbar could get in the way. As far as the capacity of the roof rack I did some checking and the roof does not have a listed capacity in the owner's manual....
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