Discount Ramps is proud to offer the Yakima Forklift Rooftop Bike Rack! This fork mounted bike rack is compatible with nearly all factory crossbars, as well as round and square bars, right out of the box. This Yakima ForkLift is quick and easy to install. The ForkLift is Yakima’s first direct to factory crossbar fork-mount bike carrier. This carrier will directly fit right to your aftermarket or factory crossbars right out of the box. This carrier is easy to install and includes a lockable skewer and sliding rear wheel tray, and it fits most forks with disc brakes. The lockable skewer has an integrated adjustment knob for easy access. This ForkLift rooftop bike rack easily installs to the roof of your vehicle without using any tools. This great looking Yakima bike rack features an adjustable sliding wheel tray that holds the back wheel in place then is secured with a ratcheting wheel strap. The ForkLift bike rack also features an easy to adjust, sliding wheel tray that makes positioning the rear wheel a breeze. The ratcheting strap included in this kit will hold the wheel in place tightly. A single hand can adjust the stainless steel skewer because of its adjustment knob, thus making loading fast and effortless. The lightweight yet heavy duty steel construction allows for a great design. The very easy no tool installation makes the Yakima ForkLift bike rack a great way to transport your bike.
Yakima designed the fork block to fit all different sized crossbars and the rear mount to be fully adjustable to handle a variety of different tires. The claw part of each mount can be removed or repositioned in one of the three grooves featured; this allows it to adapt to the size of your crossbars to make sure its a perfect fit. The forklift gives users a safe mounting point for your bicycle, and the SKS-lockable skewer with its integrated adjustment knob makes it easy to secure and lock. When you open up the end of the skewer, the red adjustment knob is displayed. This adjustment knob is used to tighten or loosen the hold on the fork of the bicycle. When you close the end of the skewer the adjustment knob is hidden and protected. You can lock the end of the skewer with the SKS core; this locks your bike to the carrier as well as secures the bike carrier to your roof rack crossbars. The compatibility of the ForkLift is added to by the easy to adjust sliding wheel tray. This wheel tray positions easily and comes with a ratcheting strap that keeps the rear wheel securely in place. The ForkLift carrier holds all kinds of bikes from children to ones with disc breaks. T-bolts and adjustment knobs are used to tighten the forklift to your crossbars. This means you do not use any tools with this roof mounted rack.
The Discount Ramps model number for the Yakima Forklift Rooftop Bike Rack is 8002098. This Forklift rooftop bike rack can carry a single bike safely and will secure to round, square, and most other factory crossbars. The factory cross bars must not be more than 3.875 inches wide or 1.875 inches tall, and the minimum crossbar spread is 16 inches and the maximum crossbar set up is 42 inches long. Basic security is provided by a single core — the core weights 8 pounds and is 53.5 inches long. The SKS lock core is sold separately, but is highly recommended. The Forklift from Yakima is the first fork mounted bike carrier designed by Yakima to fit all the factory cross bars. Simply detach the front wheel of your bicycle and set the rear tire in the wheel tray, and use the ratchet strap to tighten it down. Finally, the Forklift’s sleek design and awesome automotive finish makes the Yakima Forklift look factory-made when it’s on your vehicle. The Yakima Forklift comes with Thule’s limited lifetime warranty.
If you are interested in learning more about the Yakima ForkLift roof mounted bike rack or would like to purchase this item, please visit the Yakima ForkLift website. Discount Ramps offers a wide variety of vehicle crossbars. If you plan on using any one of our Kayak or bike roof mounted racks you would need to add cargo bars to the roof of your vehicle. These cargo bars allow you to hold extra cargo or use other roof mounted carriers. Discount Ramps has many different roof racks available from clamp on to inflatable. Visit our Cross bars website to find the cross bars that are right for you. Discount Ramps also offers the Portable Wheel Step for those of you who have trouble getting in to your rooftop cargo rack. This step attaches to your vehicle’s tire, up to 22 inches in diameter, and will hold a person up to 220 pounds safely. If you are interested in this item please check out our RAGE Power-sports portable wheel step’s website.