YAKIMA FrontLoader Wheel-On Mount Upright Bike Rack

Last updated date: September 9, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

YAKIMA FrontLoader Wheel-On Mount Upright Bike Rack

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Overall Take

As long as you have a roof rack, you can use this bike rack to transport your bicycle. It comes fully assembled and doesn't require any tools to install. It's a great choice for bicycles that have a custom paint job, as it secures the bike at the wheels and never touches the bike's frame. In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the YAKIMA YAKIMA FrontLoader Wheel-On Mount Upright Bike Rack placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bike Rack (Non-Hitch) for a detailed review of all the top bike racks (non-hitch).

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
392 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Fits a lot of bike sizes. Easy to use. Holds bikes securely
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What experts didn't like
Can be hard to reach on tall vehicles
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From The Manufacturer

Fits virtually any type of bike, including disc brakes, thru axles, and full suspension bikes; Fits 20" to 29" wheels and tires up to 3"

Overall Product Rankings

Allen Sports Deluxe Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
1. Allen Sports Deluxe Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
YAKIMA FrontLoader Wheel-On Mount Upright Bike Rack
3. YAKIMA FrontLoader Wheel-On Mount Upright Bike Rack
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
Thule 3-Bike Gateway Pro Trunk Bike Rack
4. Thule 3-Bike Gateway Pro Trunk Bike Rack
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
CyclingDeal 2-Bike Alloy Car Roof Bike Rack
5. CyclingDeal 2-Bike Alloy Car Roof Bike Rack
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 1
Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
6. Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
Saris Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike
7. Saris Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4
Tyger Auto Trunk Mount Bicycle Rack, 1-Bike
8. Tyger Auto Trunk Mount Bicycle Rack, 1-Bike
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Bike Racks (Non-Hitch)

When you are ready to pack up and head out of town, you want to be confident about the bike rack you’ve attached your bikes to for the drive. With countless bike racks on the market, it is not always easy to know which are the best fit for you. It may take some digging but with a few things to keep in mind and a good review of each rack, you’ll surely be able to find a rack that is a good fit for you.

There are several key things that you must know in order to buy the right bike rack. There are three main types of bike racks: roof racks, hitch racks and trunk racks. You will want to decide what will work best with your vehicle. Then consider the type of bikes you have. Most racks will note how much weight they can handle so be sure to opt for a heftier rack if you have heavy bikes. The size of your tires is another thing to check. Last of all you need to know how many bikes you’ll be hauling on the rack. All of these factors will help you determine the bike rack you need for your vehicle.

Of course, you will always have a budget in mind when you are buying a bike rack. They can range anywhere from low hundreds to over a thousand dollars. When you want to keep a reasonable budget, you’ll most likely turn to the trunk racks. This type is usually the most affordable and will get the job done.

If you are only transporting one bike, you can easily find a trunk bike rack for that. The YAKIMA FrontLoader Wheel-On Mount Upright Bike Rack is a perfect option for an individual bike rack. It is fit for most vehicles that do not have rear spoilers and offers easy installation. For a two-bike rack, you’ll want to take a look at the Allen Sports Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike. The larger Thule 3-Bike Gateway Pro Trunk Bike Rack is ideal for three bikes in transit.

There is another type of modern racks designed for trucks. These tailgate pads are a cushy pad that drapes over the tailgate and features a massive web that contains and locks the front tires in place against the tailgate. You can haul several bikes at once with this system.

DWYM Fun Fact

In the mid-1970s, the first bike porter rack was invented by a U.S. manufacturing company. The product was so versatile it could fit on top of a car or strap to the trunk of a vehicle. The Graber Bicycle Racks company was born from the product and since then the company strives to maintain a product that is entirely made in the U.S.

The Bike Rack (Non-Hitch) Buying Guide

  • Always get a bike rack that’s durable and built to last.
  • Choose a bike rack that will hold up in rough weather and is rust-resistant.
  • Check the weight of your bike or bikes against the capacity of the rack before buying.
  • It’s always nice to have the option of adding an additional bike onto your rack, in which case you’ll want to think about buying an expandable bike rack.