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Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Fork Mount

Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Fork Mount

Item # Y02098
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ForkLift is the first Yakima fork-mount bike carrier to attach directly to factory, round, aero, and square roof-rack crossbars. Easy to install, includes a lockable skewer and sliding rear wheel tray, and fits most forks with disc brakes. Great Prices for the best roof bike racks from Yakima. Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Fork Mount part number Y02098 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Roof Bike Racks - Y02098

  • Fork Mount
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On - Quick
  • Yakima
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • 9mm Fork
  • Locks Not Included
  • Black

ForkLift is the first Yakima fork-mount bike carrier to attach directly to factory, round, aero, and square roof-rack crossbars. Easy to install, includes a lockable skewer and sliding rear wheel tray, and fits most forks with disc brakes.


  • Mountable on round, square, aero, and most factory crossbars
    • Fully adjustable claws accommodate a variety of crossbars
  • Easy-to-adjust, sliding wheel tray
    • Makes positioning rear wheel easy
    • Includes ratcheting strap to hold wheel securely in place
  • Stainless steel skewer with integrated adjustment knob
    • Adjusts with 1 hand
    • Makes loading fast and effortless
  • Locks with 1 Same Key System (SKS) Core (sold separately)
    • Locks bike to carrier and carrier to crossbars
    • SKS Cores can be changed out to make all your Yakima locks keyed alike
  • Compatible with a wide range of bikes
    • Fits most disc brakes
  • Sleek design and automotive finish
  • Lightweight, sturdy, steel construction
  • Simple, no-tool installation


  • Capacity: 1 bike
  • Mountable on round, aero, square, and most factory crossbars
  • Crossbar spread must be between 16" and 42"
    • Minimum spread of 16" for up to 2 ForkLift carriers
    • Minimum spread of 18" for more than 2 ForkLift carriers
  • Factory crossbars must not be more than 3-7/8" wide or 1-7/8" tall
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 53-1/2" long
  • Lifetime warranty

ForkLift breaks new ground for Yakima when it comes to fork-mount bike carriers, attaching directly to factory, round, aero, and square crossbars right out of the box. If you need a roof-mounted bike carrier, ForkLift meets all your needs with little concern for compatibility.

adjustable front mount - skewer removedadjustable rear mount

To fit factory, round, aero, and square crossbars, Yakima designed the fork block and rear mount to be fully adjustable. The claw of each mount removes and repositions in one of three grooves, adapting to the size of your crossbars for a snug fit.

locking skewer closedlocking skewer is open position showing the red adjustment knob

The ForkLift provides a safe mounting point for your bike with an SKS-lockable skewer, which features an integrated adjustment knob. Opening the skewer end shows the red adjustment knob which tightens (or loosens) the hold on the bike fork. The adjustment knob is hidden when you close the end of the skewer. The end of the skewer can be also be locked closed with an SKS core. This will lock your bike to the bike carrier, and secures the bike carrier to the roof rack crossbars.

rear wheel traywheel mounted in tray

An easy-to-adjust, sliding wheel tray adds to the compatibility of the ForkLift. The wheel tray positions easily and includes a ratcheting strap to hold the rear wheel securely in place.

This carrier holds a wide range of bikes, including most bikes with disc brakes.

ForkLift installs with no tools, tightening over your crossbars with adjustment knobs and T-bolts.

The sleek design and automotive finish look great on your vehicle, and the lightweight, sturdy steel construction ensures durability.

8002098 Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Fork Mount

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Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - Fork Mount - Y02098

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

ForkLift is the first Yakima fork-mount bike carrier to attach directly to factory, round, aero, and square roof-rack crossbars. Easy to install, includes a lockable skewer and sliding rear wheel tray, and fits most forks with disc brakes.


Yep - exactly what I ordered. Instructions included are very thorough. The bike carrier arrived with some box damage but was in perfect condition. Includes everything but the locking cylinder for the skewer (for obvious reasons). I appreciate the clear instructions on how to assemble it all together. Haven't put it on my Yakima rack yet but I know it's straightforward. Can't wait to put the carrier into service!


Good product. However, the one I ordered was supposed to fit the aero cross bars on 2018 Subaru roof racks and it doesn't. In fact the fit is very sloppy and looks unsafe. Sending mine back if they can't find a clamp that fullly contacts all surfaces.

Etrailer Expert

Heather A.


This forklift roof mounted bike carrier part Y02098 will fit most factory bars. The factory bars have to be no wider than 3-7/8 inches wide and 1-7/8 inches tall.


Fits my whispbar crossbars (a lot cheaper than the whispbar-specific rack) and is pretty simple and straightforward to use. I've owned a couple of other universal sort of racks (fit lots of bikes, fit lots of crossbars) and this one is a good one both in terms of simple initial installation on your vehicle and also simple loading/unloading of bike.

Jeff H.


The bike rack in question is still getting the job done very well - thanks


I’ve been using etrailer for years now. Four self installed and one at their shop in Wentzville, MO. Love the assistance for the do it yourselfer. Thanks etrailer!


Once I figured out that my factory crossbars *could be moved* everything worked (2009 Subaru Outback). If you happen to have fixed position crossbars, and your bike's wheelbase just happens to place the rear wheel exactly in the middle of the rear clamp, then it won't work (even if you get the free fix). The rear tire ratcheting tie down (wheel tray) can't be placed suitably close to the rear wheel for buckling.

Also, the clamps don't *exactly* match the shape of my crossbars, so the gripping force is not spread out. I need a notch between the upper and middle notches, or a rubbery, compressible surface.


Great bike rack that is not overly bulky.
It was easy to install and matches my roof rack perfectly.



Still works great!


Here is a photo.


Great product, seems really solid. This is the bike rack to use with these rack systems, it's great! Super quick delivery from etrailer!


these racks arrived in 2 days with free shipping. the racks were very easy to install and look good. the videos of the installations on specific car models were very helpful.


This is a great roof rack, easy to install and mount a bike. Transported my bike from Michigan to Florida and back.


Love this bike rack. Easy to mount (took it off for the snowy winter months), but it is still very secure. Reasonably priced for good quality.


Perfect for my application. Yakima makes a very nicely engineered product.


The clamps fit factory oval cross bars. No adapters necessary. Setup on my 04 Outback took 20 minutes.


My order is missing the locking skewer, i spoke with Nicholas, in customer service, and he is going to get me a replacement part ASAP.


Front mount is hard to turn.



Love this product!


Good quality, excellent service


Easy to install



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