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    Rocky Mount Tierod vs Yakima Forklift...

    Anyone have an opinion as to which of these two models are better to use on factory cross bars? I am looking for fork mount. Thanks.

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    Haven't used the RM, but I had a Forklift for a few years and loved it, especially because it locked the fork to the rack. Sold it because I now have a 15mm thru-axel and although I could have gotten an adapter, doing so eliminates the locking ability.

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    I just received my RM TieRod a couple days ago and I really like the simple but solid design. Haven't used it yet but it mounted to my new Outback fatory rails perfectly. I'm using it for a trip to Big Bear so we'll see... I also have a Yakima Aero Raptor that I use for local trails which works great but I wanted something lower profile for road trips.

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    both great racks...tierod is definitely the sleeker of the 2, but the skewer design on the forklift is my favorite. super solid and easy to use.
    can't go wrong with either.

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    Anyone have an idea which has best lateral support?

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    it's a toss up. both solid head pieces with metal skewers...any lateral movement you would get would be the result of your factory crossbars.

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    Anyone have an idea which has best lateral support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfo423 View Post
    Anyone have an idea which has best lateral support?
    I drove across country with my bike in a Forklift and any lateral movement in the bike was due to the fork flexing (another reason I changed to a full upright mount). Once the bike was locked/clamped down in the Forklift, it was solidly in there . . .

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    I have 3 rock mounts, only 1 is the newer sleek design. But I converted the other 2 to their new skewers. It can't get much easier to mount, once you have the right space for your fork, its set, then it just becomes a matter of opening or closing the skewer. PLus with the new skewer only 1 lock is needed to lock bike to rack and rack to the car.

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    love my rocky mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracksandracks.com View Post
    it's a toss up. both solid head pieces with metal skewers...any lateral movement you would get would be the result of your factory crossbars.
    Thank for the info. I just ordered a Yakima Forkift form you guys. Cracks & Racks Phone Customer service was much better than Rack Attack and ORS.

    Someone took the time to answers all my questions more thoroughly and seemed happy to help. Others places gave my the impression there were bothered by me asking opinions and what not.

    Add that I got 10% off with a Retail-me-not Coupon, I was sold!

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    that's how we roll....thanks for the order.
    shipped today.
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRT BOY View Post
    Thank for the info. I just ordered a Yakima Forkift form you guys. Cracks & Racks Phone Customer service was much better than Rack Attack and ORS.

    Someone took the time to answers all my questions more thoroughly and seemed happy to help. Others places gave my the impression there were bothered by me asking opinions and what not.

    Add that I got 10% off with a Retail-me-not Coupon, I was sold!

    Thanks

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    I ended up getting one Forklift from REI since I had to return the POS they previously sold me. It actually mounts very well. I have not used it yet, but will this week on my way to Tahoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracksandracks.com View Post
    that's how we roll....thanks for the order.
    shipped today.
    Saw that! Very nice. Again, I was nice to speak to someone who cared about CS.
    I stumbled on this thread via a Google search and glad I did.
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