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    Yakima Highroller vs Frontloader

    How does the Highroller compare vs the Frontloader? I've searched a few threads and it seems the construction is a bit higher on the Highroller, but dont see any major differences.

    I recently bought a Yakima frontloader and while it seems to hold the bike fine, i can see imy bike moving quite a bit while driving(which is causing me to drive 65 or less) perhaps it's a psychological thing but i'd rather see it more stable.

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    similar bike carry...tray is more substantial on holdup, which also has a quick release for the wheel holders to lower them back down faster and easier.

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    I've read that the Frontloader will accomodate any type of cross rails, including factory ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronyc View Post
    I've read that the Frontloader will accomodate any type of cross rails, including factory ones.
    yes...this is true. the frontloader was designed to work on factory installed crossbars and other aftermarket crossbars. highroller will only work on yakima or thule bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracksandracks.com View Post
    yes...this is true. the frontloader was designed to work on factory installed crossbars and other aftermarket crossbars. highroller will only work on yakima or thule bars.
    Thanks for the info, i have Thule square bars. I'll probably stop by Rei to exchange for a highroller

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracksandracks.com View Post
    yes...this is true. the frontloader was designed to work on factory installed crossbars and other aftermarket crossbars. highroller will only work on yakima or thule bars.
    Unless I am mistaken, Horizontal MightyMounts (from Yakima) can be purchased for either rack to fit factory racks.

    Just adding this note for someone who searches in the future....

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