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  • Fits elliptical crossbars like a glove and is specifically designed for the pre-installed factory racks on cars and SUVs
  • Includes rubber-coated stainless-steel straps that snug tight and cradle the crossbars
  • Stainless-steel quick release is simple to operate and securely attaches the bike to the rack
  • Fork mount fits most disc brakes and suspension combinations with standard 9mm axles
  • Ratcheting wheel strap secures the rear wheel
  • The Rocky Mounts TieRod Bike Mount is lockable with Rocky Mounts lock cores (sold separately)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attaches quickly, no wind noise I have had my TieRod for about 2 weeks and have attached my road bike to it at least 4 times. I drive a 1998 Subaru Forester and had no issues attaching it to my factory roof bars. The whole process took about 10 minutes, including adjusting the factory roof bar spacing. I've driven with the windows open and radio off from zero all the way up to 60 miles an hour with no noticeable noise coming from the bike mount. When a bike is on the mount, then there is some noise but that's coming from the bike, rather than the rack. My road bike goes on quickly and easily, and is held in place securely.
Date published: 2010-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome rack! Im glad I found this instead of going for the Thule or Yakima bike trays. It was easy to install, and really strong. Its so low profile that it creates no wind noise and doesnt really effect gas mileage. The locking cores are great to since on locks the tray down the the crossbars, and the other locks the fork. I could not be happier with this product, and will eventually buy a second!
Date published: 2011-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect on my Thule Aeroblade cross bars Was on the hunt for a good looking fork mount for my road and cx bikes and I liked this better the others. QR is very functional and quality built for the long run. Install was easy. The whole thing is very sleek. I have used it several times on HW and rough roads with no issues. Supplied rear wheel strap has no problem with my high profile wheel (65mm + 23mm tire). System is rock solid. During my research I also found Rocky Mounts to be a great company.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trimmed, now perfect I bought this knowing that it would be ~2" too long to miss my tailgate (RX 350), but was looking at the same issue with every roof rack that fit factory crossbars. No problem. Hacksaw + 10 minutes and it fits perfectly (tray still has plenty of room for the rear tire, which clears the tailgate just fine). As for the standard end of it, it was exceptionally easy to install, is very secure, looks great.
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great Thule and Yakima better watch out
Date published: 2013-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it 100% Perfect fit (Impreza 2011 3 inch factory bars) and the construction doesn't have me worried if my bike is going to fall off like other bike racks I've owned. Fits my road bikes (Giant Defy, Trek Madone) and my Mountain bike with disc brakes (Giant Trance X) with no issues what-so-ever!
Date published: 2011-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid Installed the TieRod on my 2005 Subaru Forester with factory rails. Easily clears rear hatch. Was easy to install and easy to use. Bought lock cores to secure the rack to rails and the bike to the rack. Love the quick-release mechanism, set and forget.
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic on 2006 Subaru Outback Great product. Easy to install. Easy to mount bike. Great color choices, I have silver on my silver/gray wagon, super sweet. Very low profile and other than wind around bike, silent. I have a 2006 Subaru Outback wagon, fits well and is very stable. Need to be sure the front factory crossbar is as far forward as possible, in the small gap towards front of vehicle, in order for tailgate to open fully. Takes about 2 minutes to move, I didn't have star configuration driver that screw head has but found a slotted screw driver that fit in there perfectly and worked well. Only problem is tailgate will not open 100% with bike up there, very close but hits tire just short of fully open with my MTB mounted, not a big deal for me though. Definetly need 2 lock cores, one to lock cover so rack cannot be removed and one to lock skewer so bike cannot be removed. Only thing I am unsure of is the strap that ties down rear tire appears it could wear out but as long as they continue to sell replacement no problem and even then bungee cord etc. would work. None of this keeps me from giving it 5 stars as I have had hitch racks, roof racks and trunk mounts by many companies over the years this is the best I have used yet. So simple it is genuis. [...]
Date published: 2010-05-29
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What is the difference between this and the pitchfork bike mount?

Asked by: Frankbgibbs
The main advantage of the TieRod is it will fit on elliptical, wing-shaped crossbars such as the Thule Aero Bars.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-02

Will this bike mount system work with the Thule Aero Blades?

Asked by: WhiteHorse
Rocky Mounts states that the TieRod is guaranteed to fit all factory crossbars including Thule AeroBlades.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will this rack allow sufficient clearance to fully open the gate on a 2016 Honda Pilot with factory crossbars?

Asked by: jamo
The TieRod Bike Mount will not have a gate clearance issue with the Honda Pilot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-05
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