Yakima Universal Forklift Vehicle Rack Review

3.33 out of 5
By Jeff Barber    on Jun 24, 2009

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November 6, 2010
Pros: Not to inexpensive.
Easy to set up - No tools required.
Secures bikes well.

Cons: Locks must be purchased separately.
Rear wheel straps will fly right off if you forget to fasten them when rack is empty.
Rails are long - Fine for say - a subaru outback, but likely too long for anything shorter with a hatch.

Recommendation: A sturdy, fairly inexpensive rack great for those with factor crossbars.

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June 12, 2009
Pros: No tools required for installation

Cons: Not Universal fit as claimed by manufacturer. Bike rails extend too far & will damage rear hatch when opened.

Recommendation: Not recommended for vehicles with a rear hatch.

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June 4, 2009
Pros: Easy to install (no tools) and no need to buy anything else. Holds bikes securely and seems to be well constructed.

Cons: Fork clamp rests at an awkward angle due to the placement of my vehicle crossbars. Can be wobbly until you find the right setting and crank it down TIGHT.

Recommendation: If you have a factory roof rack system, get this bike tray - it's inexpensive compared to others and it just works. I'm using mine on a Subaru with aero bars and it's great.

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Yakima Universal Forklift 3.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.