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We suggest viewing our other Yakima fork mount bike racks and all fork mount bike racks for possible alternatives.
The Yakima SteelHead Bike Racks (8002045) are classic fork mount bike carriers that are extremely strong, easy to use and quickly attach to Yakima multi-purpose base rack crossbars. The Yakima SteelHead is not compatible with Inno and Thule square load bars or factory car rack crossbars. Yakima lock recommended (not included; see accessory add-ons below) to simultaneously secure the bicycle to the Yakima SteelHead and the bike rack itself to the roof rack crossbars. Fits many bicycle sizes and shapes including road bikes with skinny tires on up to cruiser / hybrid bike tires and mountain bike knobby tires.
- Quick-release skewer provides easy loading/unloading of your bike.
- Long throw 9 mm quick-release skewer grasps any size mountain or road bike fork. Please note if your bike has disc brakes we recommend the Yakima SprocketRocket bike rack instead.
- Adjust skewer to your bike's front fork only once; from then on, clamp your bike's fork into the mount in one easy motion.
- Made of stainless steel to withstand lots of use and abuse.
- Lockable with Yakima Same Key System (SKS) lock core (not included; see accessory add-ons below). Simultaneously locks bike to the Yakima SteelHead and the bike rack itself to the roofrack cross bars.
- Attaches quickly to Yakima roof base rack cross bars. Not compatible with Inno and Thule square load bars or factory rack bars.
- Aerodynamic fork block for low profile and extra stability.
- Yakima SteelHead fits a wide range of wheels and tires.
- Completely secure at high speeds and on rough roads.
- All hardware and rear wheelstrap included.
- Yakima 8002045 Steelhead easy-to-follow instructions included.
- Yakima Racks Lifetime Warranty!
Yakima SteelHead Bike Rack Resource Wall
Read the reviews below to find out what other customers are saying about the Yakima SteelHead fork mount bike rack.
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Does Exactly What it is Supposed to Do
this Yakima SteelHead review by LanceFan4
The Steelhead is sweet. I chose it over the Copperhead. The rack does exactly what it is supposed to do, which is hold my bike and keep it from flying off the roof of my car. The bikes are stable when mounted on there. The skewer is easy to use. Installs very easily too.
Very Good Rack
this Yakima SteelHead review by robinson
The Yakama Steelhead bike carrier is a good bike rack. It holds the bike very well, much better, in my opinion, than upright style racks. Highly recommend.
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Ors Racks Direct crew says - The total length of this carrier, including fork block and bike tray is 43 inches.
ORS Racks Direct Demonstration Video & Review featuring the Yakima SteelHead bicycle rack. Movie includes Yakima Racks (8002045) Steel Head review, product demo, premium features etc. Classic Yakima styling with fast bike loading characteristics. The Yakima SteelHead fits many bicycle sizes and shapes including road racing bikes with skinny tires on up to cruiser / hybrid bike tires and mountain bike knobby tires (not compatible with mountain bikes with disc brakes). Fork mount design delivers very aerodynamic and fuel efficient performance. Easy to use skewer adjustment using special Yakima engineered lockable skewer. Perform tightening adjustment to skewer the first time and never worry about adjusting again. Simply place bike on fork mount and close shut the skewer lever. Easy to use rear ratcheting strap holds rear wheel securely in place. Yakima SteelHead bike rack mounts to Yakima round bars only. Optionally lock bicycle inside the carrier using a Yakima SKS lock core. Also, when the Yakima Steel Head skewer is inserted and locked closed using a Yakima lock core, it prevents anyone from being able to pull up the red lever on the SteelHead head assembly and steal the bike rack itself.
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Mounts to Yakima multi-purpose base rack crossbars. Not compatible with Inno and Thule square load bars or factory car rack crossbars.
The Yakima Steel Head is not compatible with most disc-brake equipped mountain bikes. Instead we recommend the Yakima Sprocket Rocket bike rack.
See accessory add-ons above for fork adapters to use with non-traditional style/sizes of axles such as 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, Cannondale Lefty, Maverick etc.
Yakima lock core recommended (not included; see accessory add-ons above) to simultaneously lock bicycle to the SteelHead bike carrier and the bike rack itself to the roof rack crossbars.
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Alternatively, we suggest using our easy Yakima Racks automated fit guide to quickly order the correct Yakima multi-purpose base roof rack system and/or bike carriers if you don't have one already installed: