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Yakima Roof Bike Rack Recommendation for 16" Kids Bike Wheels on a 2018 Subaru WRX Sedan

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Do any of the Yakima roof rack bike mount options work with kids bikes? I have a 16inch wheel bike and soon to be 20 inch wheel bike. Vehicle is a 2018 Subaru WRX sedan.

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As far as Yakima racks that work with 16" and 20" wheels, the best and only option is the fork-mounted Yakima HighSpeed # Y02115. With this rack, I confirmed with Yakima that it does not require a minimum or maximum wheel diameter as long as the bike's tires do not exceed 5" wide and the bike's wheelbase does not exceed 48". As far as compatibility with the kid's bike, it is compatible with 9 mm x 100 mm, 12 mm x 100 mm, 15 mm x 100 mm, 15 mm x 110 mm, 15 mm x 135 mm, 15 mm x 142 mm, 15 mm x 150 mm, and 20 mm x 110 mm axles.

If you already have crossbars on your 2018 Subaru WRX, I recommend measuring the height and width of your crossbars to make sure the HighSpeed can clamp around your bars. As long as the bars do not exceed 3-1/8" wide x 1" tall, you are good to go!

If you happen to need compatible crossbars, I recommend the following setup:

- Yakima CoreBars - 60" # Y00422
- BaseLine Towers # Y00146
- BaseClip Fit Kit # Y06127
- BaseClip Fit Kit # Y06125

With the aerodynamic design of the CoreBars, you receive a quieter ride and increased fuel efficiency. Additionally, you receive 165 pounds of maximum weight capacity. To have both your roof rack and the HighSpeed with keyed-alike locks, you need the # Y07208.

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