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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $199.00 at REI$619.95 at Backcountry$429.00 at Amazon$498.00 at REI
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Pros Secure, stable in wind, versatile, will clamp to any type of crossbar, easy to assembleEasy tilt release function, durable, fat bike compatible, tool-free installationReasonably priced, highly versatile, solid construction, user-friendly tilt release, comes with locksLightweight, simple, foot pedal tilt mechanismLow loading height, easy tray adjustment, lightweight, tool free removal
Cons Lock cores not included, adapter need for 15 and 20mm thru axlesHefty, priceySits slightly closer to vehicle than some, some assembly requiredLacks versatility, expensiveHigh price, sticky tilt release handle, cable locks are difficult to use
Bottom Line For transporting road bikes or other bikes with standard quick release forks, the ForkLift is a solid optionThis is the best hitch rack we have ever testedThis rack combines solid performance and a reasonable priceAs the lightest hitch rack we tested, the Sherpa was a favorite for its good looks and simple designA lightweight alternative to other hitch racks, with great adjustability
Rating Categories Yakima ForkLift Thule T2 Pro XT RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Yakima Dr. Tray
Ease Of EveryDay Use (20%)
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Ease Of Removal And Storage (20%)
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Versatility (20%)
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Security (20%)
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Ease Of Assembly (10%)
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Specs Yakima ForkLift Thule T2 Pro XT RockyMounts MonoRail Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Yakima Dr. Tray
Style Roof Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray) Hitch (tray)
Bike Capacity 1 2 2 2 2
Lock? Yes, available Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 6.6lbs 51 lbs 44lbs 2oz 32 lbs 34 lbs
Other Sizes Available? No Yes, 1.25" receiver and rack add-on for 2 additional bikes Yes, 1.25" reciever, single bike add-on sold separately Yes, 1.25" receiver Yes, 1.25" receiver and rack add-on for 1 additional bike
Cross Bar Compatibility Round, Square, Most Factory N/A N/A N/A N/A
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