With the Yakima Sidewinder Bike Mount, now it only takes one person to load a bicycle built for two.
FEATURES of the Yakima SideWinder Bike Carrier
Holds tandems more securely than wheel-tray designs
Handles an 9mm / 100mm tandem fork
Padded boom cradle and quick-release straps protect bottom-mounted cables
Won't interfere with most hatchbacks or flip-up rear doors
Includes handlebar strap for extra stability
Premium SKS lockable skewer (locks sold separately)
Fits round and square crossbars
SPECIFICATIONS of the Yakima SideWinder Bike Carrier
Weight: 18.5 lbs
Dimension: (L x T x W): 56 x 12 x 8" at skewer. Mounting plates are 4 1/2" wide. Center of skewer to center of cradle is 40". Swinger extends 10" from pivot
Capacity: One tandem bicycle
Rated 2 out of
D. Sean from
Not worth the exorbitant priceTo my dismay on of the four the boom tray ratchets broke the moment I put my tandem into the rack! They're plastic! I put no unusual force on it either, these things should be made of metal if they're the only thing preventing 80% of the bike from slopping off the roof rack. Yakima said it probably got damaged in shipping and normally isn't so whimpy. The design could be the best available for tandems but without steel ratchet security I simply have no confidence in this item. Thank you Moosejaw, for not hesitating to refund my full purchase amount.
Date published: 2007-10-05
Rated 5 out of
Great product, great serviceThe Yakima SideWinder is great and it is much cheaper than in Canada! The delivery was very fast as well.
Easy to install and easy to use. I can load my Burley tandem on my own. My wife just participate in riding the bike.