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Yakima BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack - Bolt-on

Yakima BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack - Bolt-on

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BlockHead fork-style, single-bike carrier bolts anywhere along your truck bed rails, making it the most versatile bed mount offered by Yakima. The bike is secured by a skewer that engages with a quick-release lever for easy loading and unloading. Great Prices for the best truck bed bike racks from Yakima. Yakima BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack - Bolt-on part number Y01117 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Yakima Truck Bed Bike Racks - Y01117

  • Fork Mount
  • Bolt On
  • 9mm Axle
  • Yakima
  • Compact Trucks
  • Mid Size Trucks
  • Full Size Trucks
  • 1 Bike
  • Locks Not Included

BlockHead fork-style, single-bike carrier bolts anywhere along your truck bed rails, making it the most versatile bed mount offered by Yakima. The bike is secured by a skewer that engages with a quick-release lever for easy loading and unloading.


  • Holds 1 bike per BlockHead bracket
  • Bolts to truck bed rails
    • Can be mounted on trucks, RVs, trailers and boats
    • Does not include mounting hardware
  • Secures bike with 9-mm-long throw skewer
    • Opens with quick-release lever
    • Maximizes bike stability
  • Has fork-mounted design that accommodates most bike styles
  • Resists corrosion with anodized, black aluminum construction


  • Capacity: 1 bike
  • Dimensions: 2" high x 4" long
  • Lifetime limited warranty

8001117 Yakima BlockHead Truck Bed Mounted Bike Rack

Installation Details Y01117 Installation instructions

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Video of Yakima BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack - Bolt-on

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Yakima BlockHead Truck Bed Bike Carrier Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima Blockhead single bike truck bed mount, part number Y01117. The Yakima Blockhead is the perfect way to transport your fork mounted bike in your truck bed or on your trailer. It used a quick release 9 millimeter skewer that allows for rapid loading and unloading. Though it only holds one fork mounted bike, you can use as many as your truck bed or trailer can handle by purchasing additional blockheads. It will accommodate bikes with both standard and disc brake systems. It's sleek design with the Yakima logo makes it stand out compared to other fork mounts.

It's constructed of an anodized aluminum with a black finish, so it's going to stand up to the elements. It also features a lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. You can mount this really anywhere in the back of your truck bed, or trailer. You can mount it here at the bulkhead, on top, down in the bed, or on the raised rails there. Some people prefer to mount it in a less permanent way by mounting it through a cargo carrier, something that they can remove, or to a piece of wood in the back of there truck like we're going to do here today.

We just got a two by ten stretched to the width of our truck. Either way you will have to provide your own hardware. I'm going to be using some heavy duty bolts as I'm just going into the wood. Now if we're to be mounting it directly to the truck bed, I would recommend using some bolts and some flange nuts. Now in positioning your mount you want to be aware of where your handlebars are going to sit. That way they don't come in contact with the cab or anything else that you might already have in the way.

Once we have it in position, we can go ahead and mark our holes, and then we can drill them out. Now with both holes drilled out we can go ahead and take our hardware and tighten it down. Now you'll want to be sure that your hardware is 1/4 inch in diameter, so it fits through the mount. Once we've got one side loosely installed, let's go ahead and tighten down the other side. Then we can make sure they're both tightened down.

Then we're all set. Now let's grab our skewer. In order to put it in we'll need to undo the nut on the other side here. We can insert this in either side. We're going to go through this side because this is what's going to work best for us. Then we'll replace that nut on the other side. Now we want to be sure and leave enough room for the skewer to receive our forks on both sides right here. Let's grab our bike. Now when we grab our bike we'll want to be sure and of course remove that front tire as our forks will be sitting on the skewer like so. Now we can tighten up and close our skewer. The way you do that is you can come down here, you can adjust the nut on this side to make a nice snug fit, or you can hold it in place and then adjust the skewer on this end. Whatever you want to do will work, but we want to be able to close the skewer and have a nice snug fit around our forks, but we don't want to have it too tight because we might damage them. We'll just kind of check it every couple turns. That looks pretty good. As you can see you've got a little bit of force there. We'll just close it up. It's nice and solid and we're ready to go. Now with our bike completely loaded up and secure, let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performs. Here at our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side to side action such as going around corners, or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action such as going over potholes, or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway, or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima Blockhead single bike truck bed mount, part number Y01117.

Customer Reviews

Yakima BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack - Bolt-on - Y01117

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

BlockHead fork-style, single-bike carrier bolts anywhere along your truck bed rails, making it the most versatile bed mount offered by Yakima. The bike is secured by a skewer that engages with a quick-release lever for easy loading and unloading.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Have used the block head bike mounts by Yakima on trips of 800 to 1500 miles with no incident. Easy to mount the bikes and they have not released even on bumpy roads. Great product for my truck box and bikes are always in view.
Easiest way I have found to transport our bikes

The Yakima racks are still performing great. I did stiffen up the truck box with a 3/4 aluminum angle on the interior to prevent metal fatigue of the box lid flexing a little. Preventive precaution: The bikes ride with security, safely, and with a quick glance in the rear view, I have complete viewing for my RV. 3000+ miles so far on bikes and racks.
Gene A - 05/30/2018

2010 Nissan Frontier

With a little adaption the Yakima brackets mounted to my built in bed rails on my 2010 Nissan Frontier. With my truck cap this makes my bikes safe and secure, out of sight out of mind.

Do you have a short bed? I am looking for a mounting solution that will fit a kennel and two bikes, one on either side.Thanks,Peter
-- comment by: Peter - 09/24/2013


I ordered five (5) Yakima Blockhead Mounts for my trailer to carry bikes to include a tandem these worked great. etrailer fullfilled the order and shipped them quikly. I recommend etrailer to everyone :)


I got my part it is in great shape and is exactly what I wanted. The delivery was quick and even though the money was held in my account, it was not officially transferred until the part was delivered.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

Works great! It would be nice is it came with the mounting hardware, however. shipped the product immediately.

Ford F-150

SOLID construction ... this thing is a beautiful little block of metal with a robust skewer and clamp. I’ll be using mine mounted to a 2x6 running across the front of my F150 bed floor. Very nicely made. 1” lag bolts fit well under the curved shape.


Mounted on a jet ski trailer. Product works great! Allows me to haul bikes and jet ski at same time.


This is a good, solid product. The customer service from etrailer was outstanding. Shipping was faster than I expected!


Great service and product! No problems what so ever! Could not find this product locally instock and when a store locally could order it, it would take three weeks to get it. With etrailer, I got it in three days.



Great serviceEtrailer provided excellent communication and prompt delivery. The product was exactly what I expected


This is a very versatile product, for any cycling enthusiast. I've used these for several applications that require imaginations to get the bikes from place to place.

They work great and easy to apply for those DIY.



Fast shipping, no hassles. The item was just what I needed. I will do business again with


Fantastic item and fast shipping. Well handled by!!!

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Very good quality. Just what I needed at a reasonable price.


Works wonderfully. Very solid. Product has high quality of machining.

2009 Nissan Murano

Fit perfect for my Cannondale SL2

Toyota Tundra

works perfect... and got shipping was fast


Delivered quickly and secure. Strong, solid product. Thank you!


Easy to shipping and great service


Review from a similar BlockHead in Truck Bed Bike Racks

This lock was received exactly as described, is made of extremely high-quality components. I was also very pleased that this item could be keyed alike with other DeadBolt locking products such as the hitch receiver lock. I strongly recommend this item without reservation.

I stand by my review and I love these DeadBolt products.I found, however, that the Blockhead was just too big for my 1-78 coupler and slips right off.
-- comment by: Chris - 04/04/2014


Review from a similar BlockHead in Truck Bed Bike Racks

The deadbolt lock provides higher level of security than the original hitch lock. I wanted to protect the bottom of the hitch and prevent someone from grabbing the trailer by using a ball type receiver or a 'C' type receiver on their vehicle. New lock installs in less than a minute.


Review from a similar BlockHead in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Worked as claimed. Have a 2 5/16" rolled hitch lip, so I had to remove the insert filler. Fits good. Trailer is stored in a open storage lot. Cheap deterrence. Delivered on time.


Review from a similar BlockHead in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Purchased to secure my vintage Avion travel trailer. I have invested some money and labor in it and don’t want it to disappear! The lock fits the original coupler with a little side to side play. I purchased another lock that did not fit and was pleased that this one did, as discribed. Quality appears very good.

After a year the coupler lock continues to function properly and still looks like new.
Robert - 07/24/2019


Review from a similar BlockHead in Truck Bed Bike Racks

So I had been looking for a keyed a-like lock set for my trailer and hitch/receiver for a few months. Well finally after not finding what I wanted and getting to the point of exhausting my internet search I called etrailer. I spoke with Ashley E. and she got to work on finding me EXACTLY what I needed!!! I purchased the DeadBolt™ trailer coupler (not in-use) lock, trailer coupler (in-use) lock, and hitch lock all keyed the same. They all worked great, looked great (quality), and best of all they were made in the U.S.A.!!!!!!!!!


Review from a similar BlockHead in Truck Bed Bike Racks

This small bit of hardware is easy to use and gives me a little more security than not using a hitch lock.
Any pro who really wants to take your trailer can do so, but if there are a number of trailers together, this might be enough to make them decide to go try another one instead.

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