The Yakima ForkLift is a rooftop fork mount bike rack for carrying a single bike by the front drop-outs. The ForkLift uses universal attachment hardware that requires no tools for installation and removal, making it a great solution for people who need to carry a variety of bikes on a variety of racks.
Holds Bikes by Front Fork
The Yakima ForkLift securely holds a bike's 9mm forks with safety tabs (spaced 100mm apart) after removing the front wheel. If you have a thru-axle, Yakima makes 15mm, 20mm, and 24mm thru-axle adapters that can be used with the ForkLift.
Ratcheting Rear Wheel Strap
The rear wheel of the bike gets held by the ForkLift's ratcheting rear wheel strap. The rear wheel tray is adjustable along the length of the ForkLift's length, and can be flipped for easy use on either the driver or passenger side of the vehicle.
Universal Mounting Hardware
The ForkLift uses universal attachment hardware to grab around just about any factory crossbar or aftermarket crossbar including Yakima's round bar, JetStream, and CoreBar systems, Whispbar systems, Prorack systems, Thule's AeroBlade, Aero bar, and square load bar, and many other racks. To see if your vehicle's factory rack will accept the Yakima ForkLift, use the Yakima Fit Guide.
By adding a Yakima SKS lock core (sold separately) to the ForkLift's quick release skewer, you ensure your bike will remain locked to the rack. Additionally, the front attachment of the ForkLift can only be accessed with the skewer removed, so closing and locking the skewer means your rack will stay locked to your vehicle's crossbars.
Carries one bike up to 35 lbs
Simple tool-free installation and removal of the bike mount from your car roof rack
Fits most disc brakes
Easy-to-adjust sliding wheel tray makes positioning the rear wheel a snap.
Doesn’t touch the painted surfaces of your bike and makes for a great bike mount.
Secure and lockable skewer with integrated adjustment knob for single-handed, easy access
Fits car rack systems with round, square and most factory crossbars right out of the box
Fits Yakima round bars, JetStream, CoreBar, Whispbar, Thule square and Rapid or Aeroblade bars, and most other aftermarket and factory crossbars
Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 16" - 42"
If you have a thru-axle, Yakima makes adapters in 15mm, 20mm, and 24mm sizes that can be used with the ForkLift
Add a Yakima SKS lock core (sold separately) to lock the skewer, which also locks the access to the front attachment hardware