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Yakima Highroller?

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Anyone use this rack? Looks like a great option for a BMW X3, any thoughts? Suggestions. I see that Luggage warehouse has all Yakima on sale 20% off

 

http://www.luggagewarehouse.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=498

post #2 of 13

I prefer the Thule 599XTR.  

post #3 of 13
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have you seen or used the Yak? Why do you prefer it?

post #4 of 13
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5dPxBgM5Jg

 

Phil, check the product demonstration on the Highroller, it appears to be much more substantial and better functionality. that Thule looks kind of an older design.

post #5 of 13

why not just put the bike in the car and not risk parts/bike being stolen?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5dPxBgM5Jg

 

Phil, check the product demonstration on the Highroller, it appears to be much more substantial and better functionality. that Thule looks kind of an older design.


I haven't used it but have seen it. IMHO, too over engineered. I like the simplicity of the 599, it just works. 

post #7 of 13

I have the Highroller. I got it last year. I've been hesitant to use that style of rack, but it turns out that I really like it. It holds my 40 lb. DH bike securely at highway speeds. What more can I ask? 

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used it this weekend. Can't be any easier and more secure. Great design, sleek and good looking as far as a rack goes. Two folding bars, one adjusts to the size of your front tire and the other ratchet's up and holds it secure.  Teh rear has simple ratche strap and the tires both fit into grooves on the base of the rack.  Folds down flat and with the integrated lock, you can lock the rack to the rails when the bikes not mounted or lock yuor bike to the racke when it is mounted. I really like the ability to snug up the front tire with the adjustment knob which ratchet's up and holds the bike and then you can tighten without having holding the bike.  They are 20% off right now via a Yak sonsored sale so for 149 shipped, it's a great deal.

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 They are 20% off right now via a Yak sonsored sale so for 149 shipped, it's a great deal.


Do tell. I want another one.

post #10 of 13
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http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima-racks.html

 

I like these guys but if there are Bears selling them, I would buy there 1st.

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http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima-racks.html

 

I like these guys but if there are Bears selling them, I would buy there 1st.


Hah. That's about 20 minutes away from me. Right across the street from DMV which I need to go visit anyway.

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Hah. That's about 20 minutes away from me. Right across the street from DMV which I need to go visit anyway.


O.R. they? ( a little Rushmore humor) 

post #13 of 13
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actually $143.20!

 

Cool! 

 

Phil, too funny, I had to think a minute about that one. amazing....

 

 

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