Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review – 2013 Mazda 5 – etrailer.com

Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review – 2013 Mazda 5 – etrailer.com


Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we’re going to
be test fitting the Yakima FrontLoader, a wheel mount roof bike rack, part number Y02103. With our Yakima Control Towers Roof Rack System
already installed on the 5, we’ll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly
onto our crossbars. Here at the front, the two outside portions
of our clamp will be located in front of our crossbar, while the center portion of our
clamp will be located behind. We’ll then tighten the black t-handle
located on the front to secure the clamp around our bar. With this secure, we can move to the rear. Here we’ll loosen the black t-handle,
remove the t-bolt from the lower portion of the clamp, bring that portion around the underside
of our crossbar, reinsert the t-bolt into the appropriate slot, and tighten down the
t-handle. With both front and rear secure, we’re
now ready to load up our bike. We’ll begin by undoing our rear wheel
strap, and also extending the larger portion of our front wheel clamp.