Roof Mount Bike Carriers

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Roof Rack Mounted Bike Carriers

Thule Proride bike carrier Fork mounted here>> Thule Proride bike carrier

Front wheel ON

Fits these racks:



Rhino Rack logo
Rhino RockyMounts bike carrier RBC050 Rhino Vortex, Rhino HD (+kit RBCA035) Black $435 more info
Thule logo
Thule Freeride 532 bike carrier Freeride 532 Bars with T-channel and 32x22mm square bar Silver $255 more info
Thule Proride 598 bike carrier Proride 598 Bars with T-channel Silver $320 more info
Black $320
Thule Sidearm 594XT bike carrier UpRide 599

Bars with T-channel

Silver $575 more info
Yakima logo
Yakima Frontloader bike carrier Frontloader 02103 Most crossbar profiles Black $365 more info
Yakima HighRoad bike carrier Highroad 02114 Most crossbar profiles Black $429 more info


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 etc.

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 Front Wheel-On carriers:

Rhino Rack RBC050 Bike Carrier

Rhino Rack RBC050 bike carrier with bike

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 RBC050 bike carrier 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 ProRide 598

Thule ProRide 598 bike carrier

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 Sidearm 594XT

Thule UpRide 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 Thule UpRide details here

Yakima FrontLoader 8002103

Yakima FrontLoader bike carrier

Yakima FrontLoader is an economical bike carrier for securing a wide range of bikes without contact on the frame.

Get the full FrontLoader details here

Yakima HighRoad 8002114

Yakima HighRoad bike carrier

The HighRoad is Yakima's premier rof mount bike carrier, no frame contact and a rock solid grip.

Get the full HighRoad details here