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Epic rides call for epic tunes.
Crank the metal, but not because you’re trying to drown out the noise from your roof rack. The Rocky Mounts PitchFork Bike Mount is as good as noise-canceling headphones for your car. And, with a variety of color choices, you can get a red and a black one, throw the horns, and run to the hills.
- Low-profile design puts an end to high-speed banshee wails from above
- Simple and effective attachment system for more time riding
- Fits all Thule and Yakima crossbars
- Accepts bikes with disc or standard brakes
- Mounting hardware included
- Lock Core Packs sold separately
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I have the "Euro" version
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I previously had a Thule-made Volvo-branded bike rack. Once when driving, the fork mount loosened up. I was never really happy with how it mounted on the stock bars (it used T mounts, which are supposed to be nice and snug). There was always some play. After that incident I just removed it. I searched and seached, and the current Thule racks seemed not very different from the one I had. Then I gave this RockyMounts Pitchfork a try. I bought the Euro version of this from another site. I have a Volvo V50 with the stock aero cross bars. These take the T mounts. I'm thrilled. There is almost no noise. The Thule loved to whistle, and made my sunroof almost unusable. This thing fits on my rack perfectly, as if it were made for it. There is no play. It feels like it's almost welded down! The bike feels really secure. I trust it!
Sweet look, great feel and work great
Excellent Product, fit and finish were amazing, would buy again, actually I DID. I ordered the Pitchfork model but it would not work without modification on my Euro Bars, so returned them. It was an easy process but I picked up the Euro Pitchfork model over the Thule brand's that were on sale based on the product. The red looks Sick on my Red GTI a well:)
Great bike mount!
This bike mount is of a much better quality than I expected. My previous mounts have been Yakima and they have nothing to justify their $$$, however, I continue to user their rack system. The grade of metal used to secure the rack to the crossbar is very strong. I thought that there would be flexing of the metal as soon as I tightened the two bolts, however, my rack is on extremely tight and I never noticed a hint of flexing. It's sleek in appearance which makes for a clean looking roof rack system. This is a fantastic alternative over the more expensive well known brands. The bike in the photo is a 29er and seems as if it was designed for the mount.
All in all, this is a great quality product for a very low price. Hope this helped.
info on this racks compatibility with...
info on this racks compatibility with standard roof rack on subaru forrester. will it fit on this rack?
You'll need to get the Thule or Yakima crossbars and mounting hardware to attach the factory running bars.
If you have factory crossbars, then you want the RockyMounts TieRod. It's the same bike rack as this one, but it's designed for factory bars.
Wow! Big Comeback for Boulder Based RockMounts
I have 3 Euro PitchForks (Green I might add), and the are solid. the locking QR is stellar as long as you LUBE it every few months so it don't stick! Other than that, its the best product in its class on the market. Fits all disc suspension forks and will take 15 and 20mm through axels with adaptor from RM. Slim design is great and the construction is not cheap like some others I won't name, that rhymes with spooley. Try the Tie-Rod if you have factory bars. The design of that thing is GENIUS!
These are very low-profile, make no wind noise when driving, and provide a super-stable platform for the bike up top. Beware installing the skewers...I accidentally cross-threaded one side, which was surprisingly easy to do, and you're out of luck with the warranty...a $32.52 mistake. Nevertheless, the choice of colors is really slick, and the cam design of the skewer makes it set-up-and-go easy. Easy on / easy off, no hassle