Bike Roof Racks

Seize the day and take your bicycle where it’s never been before with our bike roof carriers

Rooftop bike racks

Rooftop bike racks are a great way to transport your bike anyplace you want to go. Transporting your bike on the roof means you won’t obstruct your view of the road as you might by carrying it on the back. If you have a larger vehicle, you can usually carry more bikes on your roof than on a hitch-mounted rack. Rooftop racks also mean you won’t sacrifice access to your boot or hatch while carrying your bikes. Using a rack also means your bike is safe and secure outside your vehicle, freeing up lots of interior room for more gear and friends. Roof racks provide the most stable way to transport your bike, whether you choose to leave the front tyre on or take it off.

Roof bike carrier types

Rooftop bike racks are available in two basic styles. Upright racks allow you to transport your bike with the front tyre on. Fork-mount racks mean you transport your bike with the front tyre off. Upright mounts mean you have no additional tyre to store inside the boot or hatch, while fork-mount options offer the greatest stability and safety. Both are great options for taking your two-wheeler anywhere you go.

Yakima roof rack options include choices that will transport fat-tyre, road, and mountain bikes, and that will work with both quick release and thru axles. Whether you have factory-installed crossbars or purchase Yakima bars to complete your roof rack, we have a bike rack that will work for your vehicle. 

Yakima bike roof racks: top quality

All of our racks are made with impeccable engineering and top-quality materials, which means they’ll last for years to come. Every design is field tested in extreme conditions, so we’re sure you are getting the very best long before it reaches your car. Feel confident in your Yakima purchase knowing every new rack comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty, and our customer service ensures there’s always someone to assist when you need help.

Installing a Rooftop Bike Rack

Yakima’s roof-mounted bike racks are designed to mount to the crossbars of a roof rack. If your vehicle includes factory-installed crossbars, we have racks to fit your vehicle. If you don’t already have crossbars, you will need to install these before installing your bike rack. Both our Yakima and LockN’Load systems work with our Yakima bike racks, as do any of Yakima’s universal-fit crossbars. Bike racks then utilise a combination of cargo straps, fork-mount technologies, wheel hoops, or tension clamps to hold your bicycle securely in place while you travel.

Crossbars are available for most makes and models of cars, including most models of Mazda, Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Holden, Isuzu, Land Rover, Nissan, and Volkswagen, and many more! There is a rooftop solution for pickups, SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, and much more. You can use our Vehicle Finder Tools to help you determine which Yakima or Lock’NLoad crossbars will be right for your vehicle.