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RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black

RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black

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This low-profile and aerodynamic rack lets you carry 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. Versatile fork mount design works with 9-mm quick-release, 12-mm and 15-mm thru-axles. Fits round and square crossbars and crossbars with top channels. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from RockyMounts. RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black part number RKY1270 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks - RKY1270

  • Fork Mount
  • RockyMounts
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • 9mm Fork
  • 12mm Thru-Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • Bike and Rack Lock
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • Black
  • Aluminum

This low-profile and aerodynamic rack lets you carry 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. Versatile fork mount design works with 9-mm quick-release, 12-mm and 15-mm thru-axles. Fits round and square crossbars and crossbars with top channels.


Features:

  • Low-profile carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars
    • Fits both disc and standard brake systems
  • Interchangeable axle sleeves work with 9-mm quick-release, and 12-mm or 15-mm thru-axles
    • Fits bikes with 12x100, 15x100, 15x110, and Boost 15x110 thru-axles
  • Ergonomic, quick-release 9-mm skewer lets you load and unload your bike quickly
  • Long, tubular tray with endcap fits a wide range of tire sizes
    • Works with skinny road tires or up to 3" wide mountain bike tires
  • Ratcheting rear-wheel strap slides along tray to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Streamlined, low-profile design minimizes wind noise
  • Chromoly-wrapped stainless steel skewer with UV-resistant nylon handle
  • Easy installation on most crossbar styles
    • T-track hardware included for crossbars with top channels
    • Coated, stainless-steel straps included for round and square crossbars
  • Available lock cores (RKY0332 - sold separately) work with built-in cable lock and top cap for added security
  • Lightweight, non-corrosive cast aluminum construction with black anodized finish


Specs:

  • Application: crossbars with top channels or round and square crossbars
    • Crossbar spread: 16" - 48"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Max tire width: 3"
  • Wheelbase: 34" - 48"
  • Dimensions: 57-1/2" long x 5-1/4" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Cable lock length: 39"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


12725 RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black

Replaces 1270

Installation Details RKY1270 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black - RKY1270

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This low-profile and aerodynamic rack lets you carry 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. Versatile fork mount design works with 9-mm quick-release, 12-mm and 15-mm thru-axles. Fits round and square crossbars and crossbars with top channels.

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Absolutely love how sturdy this mount is. I trust my bike on it at 70+ MPH. Awesome low-profile design. Easy to quickly mount and dismount with a thru-axle fork. 775488



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Great quality, my bike is very stable with this rack no concerns about it coming loose while driving. Wish I would've purchased the lock accessory as it would come in handy. Very well made. 657520


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Ask the Experts about this RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks

  • How To Determine If the RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack Will Clear the Rear Hatch
    In regards to the RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack part # RKY1270, the distance from the center of the mounting clamp to the end of the tray is 53". Therefore, you will need to measure from the center of the front cross bar on your roof rack while in the forward most position to the rear edge of the roof. According to my research, the distance from the center of the front cross bar on the roof rack to the rear edge of the roof on a 2020 GMC Terrain is 53" so the RockyMounts...
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  • Will RockyMounts SwitchHitter Roof Mounted Bike Carrier Work With Crossbars On 2017 Subaru Impreza
    Per RockyMounts, the SwitchHitter Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part # RKY1270, is designed to fit all crossbars, so it will work well with the crossbars you have on your 2017 Imprezza. This roof rack will work with bikes that have a quick-release front wheel and tires up to 3 inches wide.
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  • RockyMounts SwitchHitter on a 2017 Toyota RAV4 SE with OEM/Factory Crossbars
    The RockyMounts Switch Hitter, part # RKY1270, is sized to fit most factory crossbars. I went to the warehouse and measured the size of the mounting clamps for this rack. The front mounting point is a flexible rubber strip that can fit up to a 2- inch thick crossbar. The rear is an adjustable, screw-mounted assembly that can fit up to a 3-1/2 inch wide crossbar, and up to a thickness of 1-3/4 inch. This fits a wide number of crossbar shapes and sizes. You'll need to verify your vehicle's...
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  • Do Yakima HighSpeed, Thule Circuit XT and RockyMounts SwitchHitter Bike Racks Fit Square Bars
    All three of the roof-mounted bike racks you mentioned do fit square crossbars - the Yakima HighSpeed Roof Bike Rack # Y02115, Thule Circuit XT Roof Bike Rack # TH526XT, and RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack # RKY1270. Of the three racks, the best of these and the one I recommend is the Yakima HighSpeed # Y02115. This rack is the most well-built, as evidenced by the fact it has the highest weight capacity among the three of 40 lbs per bike, while also being capable of holding...
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  • Recommended Cargo Box and Roof Bike Carrier for 2015 Honda Odyssey
    I spoke with Kevin and he told me about setup that he used at the time he wrote the review about the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider HR1400. This specific bike rack has been discontinued but Hollywood Racks replaced it with part # HR1400Z. The only real change between these bike racks is that the lock cores are on the handle of the hooks. The cargo box he is using has been discontinued but Thule has a very similar cargo box with their Hyper XL # TH612. This cargo box comes with SecureLocks...
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  • Would Swagman XTC2 Work Well on 2013 Ford Focus
    A Class I hitch is rated to carry a maximum of 2 bikes. The weight of the additional bikes can be a problem, but the greater issue is when additional bikes are placed in the rack the load is moved away from the receiver tube. As the distance becomes greater, so does the amount of leverage applied to the receiver and the attachment points between the vehicle and the hitch. Excessive leverage can damage the hitch or result in the failure of the attachment points between the hitch and vehicle,...
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  • Concern About Theft of Kuat Trio Roof Bike Rack with Attachment to Roof Crossbars
    The Kuat Trio Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum - Black and Polished Chrome # TR02 has tamper-resistant mounting hardware to attach it to the roof rack and then has an integrated cable lock to secure your rear wheel and frame to the rack. The security tool only has 5 sides as opposed to the basic Allen wrench with 6 sides. The only concern for theft is someone with the Trio Security key, but you can mitigate even that issue if you wrap the keyed cable lock around your...
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  • Correct Fairing Size and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    In addition to the 60" JetStream Crossbars, Black # Y00426 or Silver # Y00429, and TimberLine Towers # Y00147 for your 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you'll want the 34" Yakima Fairing # Y05016. The RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS # RKY1270 will fit on the bars perfectly, but it is 57-1/2" long while your hatch clearance with this (or any) roof rack is 51". Even though the head of the bike rack sits a little in front of the crossbar I do believe that it will make contact with the hatch if...
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  • How Could Pace Edwards UltraGroove Tonneau Cover Carry Bike Racks
    The Pace Edwards UltraGroove Metal Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover # 311-KMFA05A28 was designed to allow a roof rack install in the channels of the cover which will allow you to install a bike racks but it would take an unknown amount of fabrication to attach a racks directly to the rails. So for a rack to fit the cover you'd want the Yakima JetStream rack part number # Y00427-482104. Then you could install a fork mounted bike rack like the SwitchHitter # RKY1270.
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  • Will RockyMounts SwitchHitter Bike Rack Fit Channels of Rhino Rack Crossbars
    The Rhino Rack SwitchHitter part # RKY1270 does come with T-slot adapters and would fit into the channel of the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA137S-2 that you referenced.
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  • Compatibility of the SportRack Downshift Bike Rack with Thru-Axle Mountain Bikes
    We do carry roof mounted bike racks that will work with thru-axle style bikes, but the SportRack Downshift Plus Roof Bike Rack, # SR4624, will not work with thru-axle bikes. Depending on the size of the axle, a bike rack like the RockyMounts SwitchHitter Roof Bike Rack, # RKY1270, would be the type of bike rack needed for you thru-axle bike. This RockyMounts rack will work on 12-mm or 15-mm thru axles and also 9-mm quick-release style bike forks. The typical thru-axle sizes run...
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  • Recommended Roof Mounted Bike Rack with Fox Fork 15 QR Style Thru Axle Compatability
    The Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Fork Mount # S64710 requires that your fork have a 9mm quick-release front wheel skewer. For your Fox Factory Fork with 15QR style thru axle, I recommend the RockyMounts SwitchHitter Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black # RKY1270 which is compatible. You may also want the lock cores # RKY0332 to secure your rack and bike.
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  • Budget Fork Mounted Bike Rack for 12 mm Thru Axle Bike
    The RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack # RKY1270 fits what you are looking for. It's easy to use, works with your axle size/style, a fork mount, and fits your budget. This also fits the factory bars of your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon as well.
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  • Bike Rack for Three Bikes and Cargo Box on Yakima JetStream Crossbars
    You may be able to squeeze in three bike racks and a cargo box on the Yakima JetStream crossbars that are on your 2013 Ford F-150, it just depends on how long the crossbars are. Let's start with the bike rack first, and for your bikes I like the RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack # RKY1270. This is a fork-mounted rack that is among the most affordable options and will work with bikes that have a wheelbase of 34" - 48", and with wheels that are 20" - 29" in diameter and up to...
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  • Rooftop Cargo Basket and Bike Rack Recommendations for 1999 Honda CRV
    Yakima offers a Spare Tire Carrier for Rooftop Cargo Baskets, part # Y07076. This part is made for their LoadWarrior, part # Y07070, and MegaWarrior, part # Y07080, cargo baskets. These cargo baskets will allow you to mount a roof top bike rack on top of the basket so you can still bring your bike with you. The RockyMounts SwitchHitter Roof Bike Rack, Fork Mount # RKY1270 is compatible with the round bars of the LoadWarrior or MegaWarrior. I like this rack because it is a durable, aluminum...
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