This roof rack is something I reviewed last year, and soon afterwards I requested to buy it. Since then, it has accommodated more than 40 different bikes without a single hiccup. While tandems and fat bikes won’t fit, just about everything else will.
If I were only carrying my own bikes and they had solid rounded tubes, then I’d consider other rack designs. However, when testing so many different bike styles and not wanting to leave a mark on the paint (or worse), the Yakima’s wheel-only clamping system is a real benefit and hard to match.
I still wish the locking system for both the rack and bike were a little quicker and secure, but otherwise the overall function is hard to fault – assuming you're able and willing to look past the price tag.
Last updated: December 22, 2014