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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Make Loading and Unloading Bikes and Rack Easier on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The RockyMounts BackState # RKY10002 is a great rack that sounds like it would well for you. Except that it is a pretty heavy rack at around 70 pounds. Unfortunately, swinging racks are generally heavier, as our platform racks. When you combine it into a swinging platform rack it's likely going to be pretty heavy. Taking the weight of the bike carrier into consideration I have a few other options you may like. The Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is also a swinging rack however it's a...
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  • How to Change the Lock Core on a RockyMounts Bike Rack
  • Like you said, there isn't a master key for the RockyMounts lock cores. In order to change out a lock core you will need access to the back of the lock. Then with a small flat blade screwdriver or a knife you can press down on the pin that holds the lock in the housing and then push it out of the front. In the video I made, it is a Rhino-Rack part but the process is the same.
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  • Rockymounts Split Rail 4 or Kuat Base 2.0 with 2 Bike Add On Comparison
  • I really like the RockyMounts Split Rail # RKY1140-4 because it allows you to go from a 2 bike to either a 3 bike or 4 bike rack depending on the need. The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B is regarded by many as the nicest bike around but it's either 2 or 4. Split rail comes with a wall rack which is super convenient too. The Split Rail has a reputation for being very easy to operate, including the raise/lower lever, and has a fantastic anti-rattle device. If I were in your situation that's...
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  • Will Yakima Lock Cores Work With RockyMounts Products
  • I spoke with my contact at RockyMounts and he confirmed that the Yakima lock cores will not fit RockyMounts products, like the Flagstaff Towers # RKY3002 that you referenced. To lock the RockyMounts Flagstaff Towers # RKY3002 you will want to use the Lock Cores # RKY0332. Lock cores look similar, but typically each is specific the to manufacturer.
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  • 15 mm Thru Axle Adapter Recommendation that Can Lock to Roof Bike Rack
  • This is a great question. Sounds like you are trying to determine which of the 15 mm adapters will allow you to actually lock the bike to the roof rack. Of the three you mentioned the only one that actually locks the bike to the adapter and then the adapter to the roof bike rack is the RockyMounts part # RKY1081. The rest are only adapters that allow the bike to fit the rack, but when our demo guy says the word lock he means it is clamped to the rack. Not locked like "theft-deterrent"....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the Bed Rail System
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft SD, # RKY1085, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. It is confirmed to work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. I have attached a video showing how this bike rack attaches to a bed rail system for you to check out.
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  • RV Bike Rack Recommendations for a LivinLite Trailer with a 2 x 4 Bumper
  • We have tandem bike racks like the RockyMounts Tandem TailPipe # RKY1031 but this rack is not rated for use behind an RV or motorhome so I could not recommend it for you. However, if you have non-tandem bikes you need to carry I do have a solution for you. To give you the best flexibility for bike rack you will want to install a hitch on your 2 x 4 bumper. For that I would recommend the Curt RV Bumper Hitch # C19101. Now to see all of the RV rated bike racks we offer check out...
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  • Recommended Light Weight Bike Rack on a Jeep Liberty with Rear Spare Tire
  • The best option for your Jeep Liberty is a swinging hitch rack. The RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 swings completely away from the vehicle to allow access to the rear cargo area. The BackStage also has a maximum capacity of 60 pounds per bike which is a lot higher than most swinging racks which usually cap out at 40 pounds. The issue with the BackStage is it's about 75 pounds. But it's going to be the best option to carry the bikes otherwise.
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  • Carrying Fat Bike with Thule # TH594XT Sidearm Roof Mounted Bike Rack
  • Your best bet would be to go with a rack that is compatible with the fat bike adapter. The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles roof mounted bike rack # RKY1203 is compatible with fat bikes when equipped with the # RKY1240 adapter kit. I spoke with my Thule representative, and was told that Thule doesn't offer a fat bike adapter for their # TH594XT Sidearm Roof Bike Rack. Because RockyMounts is a completely different manufacturer, Thule couldn't say if the RockyMounts Adapter Kit would be compatible...
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  • Tandem Bike Rack Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch
  • You are correct, all of the tandem roof bike racks we offer are only designed to fit roof racks with either round or square crossbars. Your options then would be to go with a different roof rack on your vehicle or go with a hitch mounted bike rack for tandems like the RockyMounts Tail Pipe part # RKY1031. Since tandem bikes can be pretty heavy the hitch mounted option might be a better solution for you. Check out the review video I attached for the rack as well.
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  • Can RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes Also Secure Standard Bikes
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes # RKY1201-FB referenced in your question does include an adapter that will allow you to also mount standard road or mountain bikes. You will be able to transport a bike with standard tire sizes or a fat bike with tire widths of up to 5 inches on this carrier. The ratcheting, padded hook and metal wheel brace will secure your bike by the front wheel, preventing any damage or scratching to the frame. The rack has a weight capacity...
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  • How to Transport a Tandem Bike with Female Style Rear Frame Tube
  • What you would need is the frame adapter bar part # TH982XT to span the gap between your front seat and rear seat post. This would give the RockyMounts Tandem TailPipe # RKY1031 a way to attach to the rear section of your tandem bike. I attached a review video for the # TH982XT for you to check out as well.
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  • Crossbar Rack Recommendation for Bed of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • For a low set of crossbars for the bed of your 2015 Toyota Tacoma with the track system you would want the Yakima Truck Bed Bike rack part # Y01141. This will give you a single crossbar that will sit right above your bed rails. You will need a quantity of two of these.
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  • Roof Rack Channel Mount Bike Carrier That Installs into T-Slots
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles # RKY1201 will not mount using T-slots on crossbars. However, the RockyMounts JetLine Bike Rack # RKY1321 can. The Jetline will only work with bikes that have a quick-release front wheel. It does feature a locking option by adding two lock cores # RKY0332. For another channel mount bike carrier that uses T-slots the Thule ProRide # TH598003 is a frame mount that doesn't require the front wheel to be removed. It uses a padded clamp that holds your bike...
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  • How to Carry a Tandem Bike On a 2014 Honda Accord
  • You also have to consider ground clearance. Your 2014 Honda Accord trailer hitch is going to be closer to the ground than it would be on many other vehicles so the height of the rack would actually be an advantage when going over bumps, dips, or up and down driveways. The bike might catch some wind that it wouldn't normally if behind an SUV but in either case most of the wind is going to be pushing at the parts of the bike sticking out the sides. That is why you see the tandem bike...
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  • Fat Tire Size Compatibility of RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes RKY1201-FB
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes # RKY1201-FB will work with fat bike tires up to a 5-inch width thanks to the included adapter. This is noted in the linked video but I have requested that this important dimension be added to the description. This roof-mount rack fits on most crossbars, including round, square, aero/elliptical, and most factory crossbars. If you'd like to add locks for security you can use kit # RKY0332 which will allow you to secure both...
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  • Can RockyMounts Bed Rail Bike Carrier # RKY1097 Stay Mounted With Installation of Tonneau Cover
  • The RockyMounts Truck Bed Rail Bike Carrier, part # RKY1097, you have referenced, is designed to be installed on the factory-installed deck rail system rails of your 2012 Toyota Tacoma. The square brackets in the mounting hardware of the bike carrier will slide into the channel of the factory deck rail system. Then, the two bolts are inserted through the bracket and tightened down to hold the bracket in place. If your tonneau cover is installed in the channels of your factory rails,...
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  • Will RockyMounts Euro PitchFork Roof Bike Carrier # RKY1103 Fit On a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The RockyMounts Euro PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part # RKY1103, is designed to work on cross bars with channels or slots. The cross bars with channels or slots is what was used strictly on European-style roof racks found on Audi, BMW, Mini, Volkswagen and Volvo vehicles. Now these roof racks are more common, meaning that the # RKY1103 attaches quickly and easily to your Euro-style slotted, Thule AeroBlade and Rapid Aero, Rhino-Rack and Whisbar roof-rack crossbars. I am including...
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  • Is it Possible to get RockyMounts Clutch SD Truck Bed Rail Bike Carriers Keyed Alike
  • Most likely if you purchased 3 RockyMounts LoBall Bike Racks # RKY1097 you would get three different lock cylinders that would require different keys. What you could do is get RockyMounts Replacement Lock set # RKY0334. This is a replacement key set that comes with four matching lock cylinders that you could replace with the ones in the # RKY011 that you plan on purchasing and you would be good to go.
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  • Will this Work with the Unistrut Channel System
  • Yes, the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack, # RKY1097, will work with the Unistrut rail system. It is also compatible with the OEM truck bed rails systems from GM, Nissan and Toyota. This bike rack works with quick-release front wheel. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you to check out.
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  • Is the Thule 594XT Sidearm Roof Mounted Bike Rack Compatible With The Thule XADAPT9?
  • The Thule Sidearm Wheel-Mount Bike Carrier - Roof Mount # TH594XT is not compatible with the Thule XADAPT9 Load Bar Adapter for Echelon, Peloton and Prologue Bike Racks # THXADAPT9 because of it's head assembly. This system is limited to certain bike rack models, but the vast majority are not compatible with the t-slots. If you are interested in a similar style rack that has lockable ability to the rack as well as for the bike, I recommend the RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted...
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  • Tandem Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Outback and 2015 Nissan Murano
  • For a hitch mounted bike rack I would recommend the RockyMounts Tandem Tailpipe bike rack part # RKY1031. For a hitch for your 2016 Subaru Outback you would want the # 75673 and then for the 2015 Murano # 75972. For a roof rack mounted option you would want the Yakima Sidewinder part # Y02071, but since this will also require the installation of a Yakima or Thule roof rack on both vehicles and will require you to lift the heavy tandem to the roof of your brand new vehicle the hitch...
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  • Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack to Carry a Tandem Bike on a 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The slots on the Thule AeroBlade bars, # THARB47, extend all the way to the end caps so you technically could place an item there. However if you where to place a bike in that location it may stick out too far on the outside of the vehicle making clearance an issue so you have to be aware of that when loaded. You could probably put another 2 bikes on the roof for a total of 3 but having 4 bikes could potentially be too many because of the width restrictions and weight limits of the...
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  • What Keeps the Rear Tire on the Bike from Bouncing or Moving Around Over Bumps During Transport
  • The RockyMounts LoBAll Truck Bed Rail Bike Carrier # RKY1097 is designed to hold your bike in an upright position when used in the back or your Tacoma. We do not offer a specific product that is designed to secure the rear tire in the bed of your Tacoma, nor is one included with the RockyMounts Bed Rail Carrier. However you can use any general purpose strap to secure the rear tire of your bike down during transport.
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  • Fitment of Rockymounts Replacement Wheel Straps #RKY083 Fitting on Yakima Steelhead Tray
  • Yakima has a replacement strap for its bike racks like the discontinued Steelhead, the part number is # Y8820112. While we have not tested the two straps to determine if they could be exact replacements (Yakima # Y8820112 and Rockymounts # RKY083) they do have very similar specs. I've attached an image with the twos bases for you to compare visually, it looks like the plastic piece that slides into the tray is shaped slightly different between the two. We did have a customer leave...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Recumbent Tandem Bike
  • For a bike rack to fit your Rans Screamer tandem recumbent you would want the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Recumbents # HR1450R as it is the only bike rack that will work as a hitch mounted bike rack for your recumbent with such a long wheel base (up to 74 inches). The # RKY1031 that you referenced could potentially work, but due to the size and shape of your bike it is hard to say for certain.
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  • Recommendations for Carrying Bikes with a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica
  • I checked with our suppliers and the roof rack side rails and cross bars on the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica are not strong enough for any accessories other than snow board and snow ski mounts. They do not recommend using any other roof mounted accessories like a bike rack on your vehicle. this means that you will need to select some other means for carrying bikes with your Pacifica. My first recommendation for you would be to use a hitch mounted bike rack and trailer hitch to carry bikes...
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  • RockyMounts SplitRail vs. Kuat Transfer vs. Saris Freedom Bike Rack Comparison
  • Both the RockyMounts Split Rail part # RKY1140 and the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G are great bike racks. The Kuat weighs a bit less at 37 lbs vs. the RM which weighs 44 lbs but you give up a bit of adjustability with the Kuat. The RM allows the rear rail to slide to adjust to bike lengths better. It's also very easy to fold up and down when needed. Platform bike racks require quite a bit of material to make due to the nature of the rack so they weigh more than hanging racks, but they...
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  • Swing Away Bike Rack Recommendation for Mercedes Sprinter 3500
  • My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that the bike rack doesn't take up much space as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this rack as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes...
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  • Which Allows More Clearance for Opening Tailgate Thule T2 or RockyMounts SplitRail
  • The RockyMounts Split Rail part # RKY1140 has a larger distance between the hitch pin of the rack and the nearest wheel rail at 11-1/2 inches when compared to the Thule T2 part # TH9034XT which has this distance at 7 inches. If that dimension is the most important factor for you the RockyMounts will be the better rack. The SplitRail is also a bit lighter at 44 lbs compared to the Thule which is 52. I did attach review videos for both rack for you to check out for further comparison.
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