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  1. #1
    Crawlin' like a Crawfish!
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    Jan 2004

    yakima king cobra vs. thule sidearm??

    I am going to get a non-frame touching upright bike rack to replace an old 'performance' frame grabber. I can't really find anything to help me make the decision between the sidearm and the king cobra. I am looking for anyone's real life experience with these models.
    Or, are there any other brands/models out there that would be better?
    Thanks for your time.
    I'm in a groove now, or is it a rut?

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    Mar 2008
    Get the Yakima High Rollers. They are a little more expensive than the King Cobras but they are more stable. The knob on the HR makes adjusting and removing simple. I heard stories of the KC pinching fingers while removing the bikes but have not seen it happen. The HR also lays flat and I like the way they look better. I looked at the Thule Sidearm but I didn't like the way they looked. They don't lay flat and stick up quite a bit in the air. Security is not as good as the HR or KC which have integrated cable locks. The Sidearm comes with a lock but it would be very easy to just undo the quick release and make off with the bike.

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