Can you all recommend a bike rack tube for kids 20 rev bike? I have a yakima bike rack and don't think their option will work well.
@jbragger thanks for reaching out! To make sure we clearly understand your question: you have a kid's REI Co-op Cycles Rev 20" bike (my son has the same bike!), are wondering the best way to carry it on your Yakima bike rack and were considering the Yakima TubeTop Adapter but are concerned it won't work - is that all correct?
Assuming yes, a few thoughts:
Hopefully this description makes sense - let us know if you have additional questions!
i'm having the same issue. unfortunately, that description leaves my head spinning. i've spent a good while trying different positions but can't seem to get anything to work. anyone got any pictures out there?!?! 🙂
@mrhargr0 here you go, hopefully this is more clear!
The traditional and recommended way to carry a bike on a bike rack is to use a top tube adapter, attaching it at the 2 points circled below. Two caveats for this set-up with a kid's bike: (1) if the handlebars are set lower than the image shows, the adapter won't fit at that location and (2) if the frame between those 2 points is shorter than the adapter's smallest setting, the adapter won't fit. With that said, the Yakima adapter specifically states that it's compatible with kid's bikes so will likely fit.
The other option, if an adapter doesn't fit, is to slide the arms of your car rack under the 2 spots we've circled below to support the bike, then have the rubber straps wrap snugly around those parts of the frame. If you cannot achieve a snug fit of the frame against the rack arms this way, we don't recommend using this option.
Let us know if you have additional questions - we're happy to consult further!