There are some things even the roar of the city can't drown out, and the call of nature is one of them. Whether you have a two-week vacation ahead of you or just a free afternoon, the last thing you want to do is waste precious time disassembling and reassembling your gear just to haul it from one place to another. Forget fighting with the chains and wheels. Forget having to worry about how you're going to pack all the food and other supplies and still have room for passengers. With a roof rack, life can be so much easier.
Base Racks and Accessories
Known by a number of similar monikers, including bike racks and bike carriers, they all equate to the same thing: convenience and safety when hauling gear to and from your destination. Roof racks allow you to safely and easily transport any of your recreational gear, including surf boards, skis and a wide range of other gear through adaptable add-ons, while leaving extra leg room in the cab. High-quality roof racks - like Thule racks - are crafted from steel tubing and capable of holding up to 300 lbs of evenly distributed weight. Plus, unlike hitch bike racks, roof racks store everything up and out of the way without blocking your vision or obstructing access to the rear of your vehicle. This also adds an extra level of protection, keeping your bikes and other gear out of the immediate reach of thieves.
Rooftop Cargo Carriers Provide Valuable Extra Space
Roof racks work with just about any cargo carrier system and are personally-tailored to your specific make, model and year to provide a custom fit. Cargo roof racks are ideal for those who regularly haul extra gear, like paddles, life jackets, tents and other bulky items, turning the space on your roof into a second trunk. Many cargo racks, like the Thule roof box, feature a snap-on mounting system that provides quick installation and simple removal for convenient storage between trips. Constructed from all-weather ABS, cargo roof racks come in three sizes, with up to 17 cubic feet of cargo room, and provide the added benefit of security by enabling you to lock your belongings when you stop along the way or get ready to head off down the trail.
Yakima racks and their companion cargo carriers include a valuable feature for safety and security. In addition to their sturdy construction, Yakima SkyBox cargo racks feature spring-loaded hinges so you can open the SkyBox from either side with just one hand. Plus, the cast-metal super latch automatically ensures a snug seal with a built-in lock that adds a further theft deterrent.
Roof racks and cargo racks come complete with all the necessary hardware for a quick and easy installation. Plus, they're finished in a tough black-powder coating that resists corrosion, providing a long life of reliable wear.
The Right Accessories Make Life Easier
Leisure time should be leisurely. That's why bike roof racks and cargo roof racks are essential gear on your next outing. Easy to install and highly affordable, they'll get you organized and on the road in a matter of minutes.