Birds of prey know that the best meals are the ones that don’t take a lot of energy to capture. Likewise, smart cyclists know that some of the best roof mount bike racks are the one’s that cost the least, like the Yakima Raptor Bike Rack. Engineered for incredible stability and durability, the Yakima Raptor provides solid bike transportation while still being soft on your wallet.
The secret behind the Yakima Raptor Bike Rack’s stability is its powerful claw. It grabs hold of your downtube and keeps your 2-wheeler from swaying around. Plus, the ratcheting wheel straps lock your bike into the cradle to stop it from flying away at high speeds.
Yakima builds your Raptor Bike Rack from rugged bomber steel to ensure lasting dependability. Because you don’t have to remove your wheel, it works perfectly with disc brakes and thru axles. Plus, Yakima backs your Raptor Bike Rack with a Lifetime Warranty.
Our 4+ Yakima Raptor Bike Rack customer reviews have an average rating of 4.50 out of 5 stars. To see specific reviews about your vehicle, please select your year, make and model from the drop down above.
Reviewed by Matthew D (ASHEVILLE, NC) — Nov 01, 2012 2:26 PM
I was expecting this to be a bit burlier. The stays that hold the rack to the crossbars are made of plastic and I wonder if they'll hold up in the cold. The straps are also a similar plastic. The rack doesn't come with a lock which is annoying. The actual lock they sell is flimsy. It takes about fifty turns to clamp the jaws on or off the down tube. It would make sense for the rack to prevent your handlebars from turning left or right, but it doesn't, at least on a 29 inch bike.
Reviewed by Neil M (San Francisco, CA) Reviewed for a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan — Dec 01, 2010 3:12 PM
I am very happy with the Yakima Raptor Bike rack. Easy to install the rack and real quick to get the bike up and locked in place. My only complaint would be that I purchased the bike rack which did not have a locking mechanism included - so I have to use my bike lock to secure my bike to the roof rack if I leave it unattended for long.
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