Frontloader Universal fit to most kinds of crossbars - including aerodynamic factory bars - makes the FrontLoader our most versatile roof rack bike mount ever. It goes right from the box onto your car roof rack, and then to a very special place in your heart.
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  • Super security locks your bike to the bike mount, and the bike mount to your car rack system (2 SKS Lock Cored sold separately)

  • Bikes stay vertical as they roll onto the roof rack bike mount for quick and easy loading

  • Universal fit to car roof racks with round, square or factory crossbars right out of the box

  • Fits all kinds of wheels, from 20” kid sizes all the way up to 29” mountain and 700c road wheels (EXCEPT TANDEMS AND RECUMBENTS)

  • No problem handling disc brakes, thru axles or funky suspensions

  • Doesn’t touch the painted surfaces of your bike and makes for a great bike mount for your carbon rig






SPECIFICATIONS: Direct to factory bar upright bike mount. Our most versatile bike rack ever.


WEIGHT: 5.9 kg (13 lbs)
DIMENSIONS: L 142.2 cm (56") X W 17.8 cm (7") X H 19.1 cm (7.5")
CAPACITY: 1 bike up to 18.2 kg at min. of 46 cm crossbar spread; or up to 13.6 kg at min. of 41 cm crossbar spread. 20" kids wheels to 29" mountain wheels.

  • Installs Quickly and easily without tools

  • Doesn't touch the painted surfaces of your bike

  • Locks to crossbar, and locks bike to rack (2 SKS lock cores sold separately)

  • Easy-to-adjust sliding wheel tray makes positioning the rear wheel a snap

  • Fits round, square and most factory crossbars out of the box

FITS: Whispbar, square and factory crossbars

PRODUCT #8002104





Q: Can I go through the car wash?
A: We definitely recommend that you wash your car now and again and even your rack, but not when the rack is attached to you car because that could cause some serious damage.

Q: Does it lock?
A: Yes. A security cable slides out of the FrontLoader's frame. SKS lock cores are sold separately, so that you can have matching locks for your system.

Q: What bikes will it fit?
A: Bikes with 20-29" wheel sizes.

Q: What crossbar spread should I use?
A: Depends on the load you are carrying. See the Fit List, or ask a local dealer.

Q: I need to carry several bikes. Can I place bikes on the car backwards to get more space?
A: Yes, just remember to turn the bike around before riding it.

Q: What maintenance is required?
A: Maintenance is important to keep it working properly and to help it last longer. Apply grease to nuts, screws, and bolts. Lubricate locks with graphite. Remove the rack when not in use. Clean the rack periodically, especially in marine environments and where road salt is used.

Q: How much space does it need? How many can I carry?
A: That depends on the bikes and vehicle. First check the Fit List to see if there are any specific limitations for your vehicle (when using the online Rack Configurator bike mounts may not be offered or a load limit will be stated in the notes at the end of the process). In general, you will need about 12 inches of crossbar per bike when mounting them alternately front and rear facing. Barring any other restriction practical limit is usually 4 bikes.

Q: Can I use a fairing with the FrontLoader?
A: It may be necessary to mount the Frontloader backwards when using a fairing in some applications.

Q: What if I want a longer wheelstrap for my ForkLift or FrontLoader? 
A: Then order the #8880229 replacement wheelstrap for 6.6 cm (2.5”) more length.