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RockyMounts PitchFork Bike Mount

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    Whether you're gearing up for a weekend bike adventure or getting run out of town by a mob of angry locals, RockyMounts' Pitchfork Bike Mount is your solution for easy, secure bike transportation. The clamp head is compatible with all standard road and mountain quick-release forks, and the rear wheel straps down via a ratcheting buckle. The Pitchfork is lock-compatible, but lock cores are sold separately.

    • Aerodynamic shaping
    • Compatible with Yakima and Thule bars
    • Fits standard road and mountain quick-release forks
    • Item #RMO0012

    Tech Specs

    Bike Capacity
    1
    Compatibility
    Yakima bars, Thule bars
    Locks Included
    no
    Recommended Use
    cycling, mountain biking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Pitch Fork not just for hay anymore.

      Installs easy on Yakima bars. Easier than similar Yakima trays. The rear strap is easy to move fore and aft on the cradle for different sized bikes. I use a Yakima Universal locking pin (it fits!) so I can continue to use the SKS core key I have for my other rack features.

      Pitch Fork not just for hay anymore.

      The Bees Knees

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I decided to get this rack because it fit Yakima round bars that I already had. Installation was super easy and the entire unit is very simple. The best part is how secure it hold a bike for such a simple rack. I know there are all sorts of fancy racks with arms, and clamps, and cables, and hitch attachments, etc. But for the price and security of this rack, you can't beat it! I might just buy another one.

      Sleek and functional bike rack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought a blue Pitchfork rack to install on some Yakima round bars, and it has been great so far for short and long highway trip duty with both a road bike and XC mtn bike. The rack was an easy under-10-minute install and feels solid despite the super-sleek dish (more confidence-inspiring than deeper-dish fork mount racks I've owned in the past from the bigger rack makers). The beefiest part of the system is the fork clamp, which cleverly looks and operates like a screwdriver for adjustment then folds 90-degrees to lever the clamp firmly closed. 100% satisfied thus far.

      Good for holding your bikes on your car

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought these on account of I have both Thule and Yakima racks (don't ask me why) and I like that they work with both. I strapped 'em to my Crossroads, put my bike up there and drove all the way to St. George. When I got there, the bike was still on my car. 5 stars for that.



      I will say they don't do me much good when the Ogres come out, and it took me forever to move a pile of hay with 'em, but for bikes they are money.

      Good for holding your bikes on your car

      Slick Rack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have two of the Euro version of the Pitchfork mounted to my Thule Aero crossbars. It's about as quiet as a rack can get and still clamps down on bikes like a gator.



      The tray on this mount is minimal. It doesn't have much of a side to it, but it doesn't need it. Rocky Mounts used as much aluminum as they had to to hold a bike securely and didn't use an ounce more. It makes for a lightweight and very aero mount.



      The skewer is, in my opinion, the best in the business. It has a phenomenal mechanism built into it that provides a ton of clamping force without requiring too much effort to close. The skewer is also easy to adjust for different forks.



      I also like the rear strap. I thought it would be difficult to tighten without any ratchet mechanism, but I've discovered that ratcheting is unnecessary. It is a tight squeeze with the 2.4 Ardents on my single-speed mtn bike, but they fit. Smaller tires don't have a fit issue.



      Two things could use improvement. The Pitchfork requires two locks: one in the skewer to lock the bike and one in the housing to lock the Pitchfork to the crossbar. Yakima and Thule get it done with one. Also, if you slot-mount the rear, the bracket provides a bit of play in the assembly which can cause some annoying rattling. A bit of rubber fixed this.



      Overall, a damn fine looking bike mount that performs well. I recommend it. Get two if you want to drive yourself and a buddy to the trail. Get one if you'd rather he drive himself.