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Replace your boxy, aging bike trays and upgrade to streamlined, secure bike transportation with the RockyMounts JetLine Bike Mount. Billed as a replacement to the PitchFork and Euro PitchFork mounts, the JetLine is compatible with quick-release front forks equipped with rim or disc brake calipers. Its versatility expands beyond just RockyMounts' Slotted crossbars, boasting additional compatibility with square Thule bars and round Yakima crossbars.
- A streamlined bike mount for quick-release forks
- Compatible with most major rack brands' crossbars
- Compatible with tires up to 2.7-inches wide
- 35lb weight limit handles all but the burliest sleds
- Customize your rack with a variety of colorways
- Requires separately sold adapters to pair with thru-axle forks
- Item #RMO000Q
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased these for my new Audi Q5, after finding that Thule Paceline mounts could not be made to fit my new vehicle because the Thule trays were too long to allow the tailgate to lift fully.
The Rockymounts were easy to install, and the shallow trays look very nice. These are far more sleek than the Thule mounts that I have on another car. The subtle, blue logo against the silver tray also complements the color of my vehicle nicely.
I've only mounted my road bike once so far, and thus the one-star demerit based on this initial experience...
Compared to the Thule mechanism with which I'm familiar, the Rockymount fork lock requires an iterative approach to finding the right "spread" on the locking skewer. This took about five minutes of mounting/unmounting/remounting the bike until I got the skewer spread dialed in to both allow complete closure AND hold the bike securely. [This is in contrast to the quick dial of Thule.] Hopefully, that was a one-time exercise, but there are two possible issues going forward.
First, distinct forks on my different bikes might necessitate repeating the fitting of the skewer each time I transport another bike, a potential hassle. Second, although the pic shows the locked skewer sticking back in an aero position, parallel to the tray, it's unclear it will stay in that position because the fitted-to-bike skewer setting leaves the skewer loose when empty of a bike. If it sags or rattles, I'll need to tighten the skewer when empty and repeat the iterative fork fitting with each use. I'll know more in spring/summer because I don't haul my bikes much in Chicago's winter.
Still, these look great!