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RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black

RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black

Item # RKY1270
Our Price: $199.95
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Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
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This low-profile and aerodynamic rack lets you carry 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. Versatile fork mount design works with 9-mm quick-release, 12-mm and 15-mm thru-axles. Fits round and square crossbars and crossbars with top channels. Great Prices for the best roof bike racks from RockyMounts. RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black part number RKY1270 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks - RKY1270

  • Fork Mount
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • RockyMounts
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • 12mm Thru-Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axlem
  • 9mm Fork
  • Bike and Rack Lock
  • Black

This low-profile and aerodynamic rack lets you carry 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. Versatile fork mount design works with 9-mm quick-release, 12-mm and 15-mm thru-axles. Fits round and square crossbars and crossbars with top channels.


Features:

  • Low-profile carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars
    • Fits both disc and standard brake systems
  • Interchangeable axle sleeves work with 9-mm quick-release, and 12-mm or 15-mm thru-axles
    • Fits bikes with 12x100, 15x100, 15x110, and Boost 15x110 thru-axles
  • Ergonomic, quick-release 9-mm skewer lets you load and unload your bike quickly
  • Long, tubular tray with endcap fits a wide range of tire sizes
    • Works with skinny road tires or up to 3" wide mountain bike tires
  • Ratcheting rear-wheel strap slides along tray to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Streamlined, low-profile design minimizes wind noise
  • Chromoly-wrapped stainless steel skewer with UV-resistant nylon handle
  • Easy installation on most crossbar styles
    • T-track hardware included for crossbars with top channels
    • Coated, stainless-steel straps included for round and square crossbars
  • Available lock cores (RKY0332 - sold separately) work with built-in cable lock and top cap for added security
  • Lightweight, non-corrosive cast aluminum construction with black anodized finish


Specs:

  • Application: crossbars with top channels or round and square crossbars
    • Crossbar spread: 16" - 48"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Max tire width: 3"
  • Wheelbase: 34" - 48"
  • Dimensions: 57-1/2" long x 5-1/4" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Cable lock length: 39"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


12725 RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black

Replaces 1270

Installation Details RKY1270 Installation instructions



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RockyMounts SwitchHitter LS Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Aluminum - Black - RKY1270

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

This low-profile and aerodynamic rack lets you carry 1 bike on your roof rack crossbars. Versatile fork mount design works with 9-mm quick-release, 12-mm and 15-mm thru-axles. Fits round and square crossbars and crossbars with top channels.

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Installation process and instructions were really easy but I have two major problems with the design. First, the bike rack mounts so far aft on the roof rack that it prevents me from opening my trunk more than halfway. I have a Chevy Bolt hatchback that uses a fixed point roof rack system so I can’t simply slide the bike mount or the roof rack forward at all. The rack is just about long enough for my mountain bike and fits all my other required measurements but I didn’t realize it won’t mount forward enough to clear my trunk. Second, the howling noise the bike rack makes is unacceptable. The normal buffeting wind noises are fine but driving above 40mph sounds like a kid is following me around blowing a whistle as hard as he can, constantly. I appreciate that this unit has very wide bike compatibility and that it holds the bike well, but if you’re looking for a fork mount unit I would look elsewhere.

Henry

8/26/2023

I’ve since found out that the howling noise from the roof rack system was from the rhino rack bars and how I had the bike rack installed on them. After patching the holes in the T track with speed tape the howling noise is gone and the wind noise is acceptable! Unfortunately there’s no fix for the rack mounting so far back but you learn to work around it. The rack has held my bike steady for many miles without a single issue otherwise. I’d like to change my review to a 4 stars!



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I purchased these because of their longer length and they worked perfectly with my Rhino cross bars using the T-slots.



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Absolutely love how sturdy this mount is. I trust my bike on it at 70+ MPH. Awesome low-profile design. Easy to quickly mount and dismount with a thru-axle fork.



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Great quality, my bike is very stable with this rack no concerns about it coming loose while driving. Wish I would've purchased the lock accessory as it would come in handy. Very well made.



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