Yakima Raptor Vehicle Rack Review

4.33 out of 5
By 2leftfeet    on Jan 19, 2009

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Model/Year: Ankle biter

Pros: Holds bikes, lasted 10+ years still going. Service is great.

Cons: Does not stay black, replacement keys are expensive.

Recommendation: I have the discontinued rack. You do not need to remove the front wheel so it is faster and if your bike is muddy, cleaner.

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January 15, 2009
Pros: Quick install
Easy to Mount Bike
Aero Version comes with clips to mount to just about anything

Cons: Does not lock to car

Recommendation: Easy to remove from the car rack if you are going to carry big stuff on your rack like canoes or plywood. Great as an extra or add on tray. The "Areo" version of this rack is a few bucks more, but it comes with the Yakima "mighty mounts" so it will fit factory rack cars.

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August 25, 2008
Pros: Easy To Attach To Car, Easy To Secure Bike

Cons: Stiff Wheel Tiedown

Recommendation: Affordable bike carrier for the Yakima lineup. Fits many styles of frame design and easily adjustable for different sizes. If your bike does not have quick release front wheels, or you have a disc brake that limits the number of carriers you can choose from, this is a good alternative.

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Yakima Raptor 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.