YAKIMA – School of Rack – Rack 101

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SCHOOL OF RACK

LEARN HOW TO RACK YOUR WORLD

The Yakima School of Rack is in session, offering introductory classes to help you choose the roof rack system and mounts that work for you, your gear, and your ride. Each lesson breaks down a rack category and helps you understand the rack possibilities available to enable your next epic adventure.

Why are there different types of bike and kayak racks? What if I like to do a bunch of different things – how do I create a set-up for that? I know I’m supposed to tie down my kayak, but how do I do it right?

Our curriculum has it covered. So, sharpen your pencils, sit up straight, find your class, and take notes. Then rack up for recess!

ROOF RACKS 101

BUILDING YOUR FOUNDATION

A multi-sport rack system is all about that base, and that base is your roof rack. But what fits your vehicle’s roof? What kind of roof do you even have? Which bars and towers do you need? In this School of Rack session, we guide you to the perfect system for your vehicle.

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THE BASICS

THE FOUNDATION OF ALL GEAR-HAULING SOLUTIONS IS OUR BASE RACK SYSTEM.

If you’ve never been racked before, this is the place to start. We’ll introduce you to the many options and choices available to you. Whether you’re a pro at your sport and looking for new solutions, or taking up a new hobby and not sure what you need, we’ll help you find the right racks and mounts to get you on the road.

BUILDING YOUR BASE RACK SYSTEM

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

We have racks to fit just about every vehicle on the road. Just answer a few questions about your vehicle and our handy fit guide will help you find the base rack hardware you need.

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YAKIMA COMPLETE SYSTEM

Get more gear on your roof and more people in your car with a yakima base rack system. Yakima rack systems provide the greatest number of options for all types of gear and our base racks are rated to carry more weight than most factory racks.

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  1. CROSSBARS

    Built to carry big loads, our crossbars are available in multiple styles and 5 different sizes so you can maximize the gear hauling capacity for you and your friends.

  2. TOWERS

    It all begins here, with our towers. These attach to your vehicle, using Clips or LandingPads, and serve as the foundation of the entire system. Your roof type determines what type of tower you’ll need.

  3. FAIRING

    Fairings make for a more comfortable and quiet ride by reducing wind noise. Optional but highly recommended.

  4. GEAR MOUNTS

    Our bike, cargo, boat, and boxes all mount to the crossbars – and most do so easily, quickly, and without needing any special tools.

  5. LOCKS – SAME KEY SYSTEM (SKS)

    Our Same Key System features lock cores that allow you to have one key for all of your Yakima gear. Available in sets of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10; optional but highly recommended.

 

INSTALLING YOUR RACK SYSTEM

JUST A FEW SIMPLE STEPS: DO IT YOURSELF OR FIND A RETAILER

Find your product for install videos and downloadable instructions.
Not handy? Our retail partners can get you on your way without breaking a sweat.

FIND A DEALER

Trying to color outside the lines? If your car doesn’t have a fit available or if you are trying to rack out something other than a passenger vehicle check out our options for  CUSTOM INSTALLATION

 

Stay tuned from more from Yakima’s School of Rack.

Up next: Cargo Management 101

 

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