Roof Mount Bike Carriers

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Roof Rack Mounted Bike Carriers

Thule Proride bike carrier

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Rhino Rack logo
Rhino RockyMounts bike carrier RBC050 Rhino Vortex, Rhino HD (+kit RBCA035) Black $385 more info
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Thule Freeride 532 bike carrier Freeride 532 Bars with T-channel and 32x22mm square bar Silver $199 more info
Thule Proride 598 bike carrier Proride 598 Bars with T-channel Silver $325 more info
Black $335
Thule Sidearm 594XT bike carrier UpRide 599 Bars with T-channel Silver $425 more info
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Yakima Frontloader bike carrier Frontloader 02103 Most crossbar profiles Black $299 more info
Yakima HighRoad bike carrier Highroad 02114

Most crossbar profiles

Black $385 more info


FORK MOUNT carriers

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Thule wheel holder Wheel Carrier 547001 Most aero crossbar profiles and 32x22mm square bar Silver na $199* more info
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Rhino Mountain Trail bike carrier RBC035 Mountain Trail Most crossbar profiles Black 128 $249 more info
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Yakima Forklift bike carrier ForkLift 02098 Most crossbar profiles Black 128 $225 more info
Yakima HighSpeed bike carrier HighSpeed 02115 Most crossbar profiles Black 115 $365 more info

* Freight $10



There are many bike carriers available for attaching bikes to your roof racks. At Shop1Auto we can provide any of the carriers available from Thule, Rhino, Whispbar, Yakima, Prorack or ROLA however we have looked at all the offerings and the following selection are the units that we stock based on their individual merits, be that features, price, ease of use and the like.

The first choice you need to make is whether to go for a fork mounted bike carrier or a front wheel fitted bike carrier. The front wheel on bike carriers are very convenient as you do not need to remove the bikes front wheel and then working out where to carry the wheel itself. Yet while the fork mount bike carrier is less convenient it does keep the bikes lower on the car, reducing drag at the front and exposure to cross winds at the side. Our general advice is for regular local trips go wheel-on and for long freeway runs go for wheel off. That doesn't mean to say you can not use a wheel-on bike carrier on the freeway.

These are our favourite carriers:

Thule ProRide 598

Thule ProRide 591

The Thule ProRide 598 bike carrier is extremely popular. It fits to any cross bar with a T-channel in its top face as well as 'square' profile (32mmx22mm) cross bars. It key locks to both the bike and the roof racks and gives simple convenient clamping of the bike with all the controls at the height of the roof rack.

Get the full Proride 598 details here.

Thule FreeRide 532

Bike Rack Thule FreeRide Bike Carrier

Thule quality at a great price. The FreeRide is smart and functional for carrying a bike up to 17kg with the front wheel fitted.

Get the full FreeRide 532 details here

Thule UpRide 599

Thule Sidearm bike carrier

Thule's big brother of roof mounted bike carriers. This is a tough unit designed for bikes up to 20kg. The bikes are securely held without the need to make contact with the frame.

Get the full UpRide 599 details here

Thule Tandem Carrier 558P

Thule Tandem bike carrier

Well I can't say I know many people with tandems, but they are out there and if that's you, well here's the transport solution.

Get the full Tandem 558P details here

Rhino Mountain Trail RBC035

Rhino Mountain trail bike carrier for cars

Rhino's newest bike rack offering with locking skewer and universal attachment straps to fit any aero cross bars.

Get the full Mountain Trail RBC035 details here

Rhino RBC050 Bike Carrier

Mont Blanc Discovery bike carrier

Rhino Rack's sturdiest bike carrier is a very secure piece of equipment. No frame contact and suitable for the widest range of bikes.

Get the full Rhino Rack RockyMounts bike carrier details here