The Rocky Mounts Tie Rod universal fork mount bike rack will mount to Thule racks, Yakima racks, Rhino rack, Inno racks and factory racks.
The low profile aluminum tray design fits narrow road bike tires to 2.7" mountain bike tires. The tray of the Tie Rod is 40% stronger than the Lariat, includes an end cap, and is 2" longer (45") to accommodate longer wheelbases found on 29'ers and full suspension bikes.
The solid metal head of the Tie Rod fits almost all factory crossbars.
The Tie Rod fits bikes with disc brakes.
The nylon ratchet strap for the rear tire is adjustable and easily secures the skinniest road bike tire, and up to a 2.7" mountain bike tire.
The Tie Rod bike rack uses the advanced Rocky Mounts four bar linkage quick release skewer which provides 12mm of travel, more than any other roof rack company, making loading even the burliest suspension forks effortless. One sided smooth, positive adjustment, large knob is easy to turn, 12mm of closure (closest competitor only has 7mm).
The Tie Rod bike rack can be locked using 2 Rocky Mounts Lock Cores. One lock is for the skewer to lock your bike to the Tie Rod, and one lock is needed to lock the Tie Rod to the roof rack (sold separately).
NOTE: Available in BLACK only. No more fun colors (sorry).
All Rocky Mounts bike racks are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.