Yakima Fairing Bike Rack

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $69.00


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Product Description

Yakima Fairings help stopThe major whistling annoyance. Moves wind up and over rack, reducing noise Fits windshield angles and curvatures Compatible with every YakimaTower Safe positioning anywhere alongThe vehicles roof Lockable with SKS lock housing and cores (sold separately) Quick installation on round bars


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Stump from Gainesville, GA USA

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2008

Strengths:    Eliminated noise completely

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
Had bare rack on my Silverado for a day. The noise from the rack made the whole car vibrate. I almost though about taking the rack back because it was so bad. I put the fairing on because I read other reviews that mentioned this would take care of the problem by 85%. I think it took care of it 100%. Sounds like there is nothing up there now.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $56.00

Purchased At:   BikeTown USA


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JRock from Nashville

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2007

Strengths:    Completely eliminated VERY loud noise. Easy install....I installed it REI's parking lot in about 5 minutes

Weaknesses:    Pricey

Bottom Line:   
Like all Yakima products it's expensive for what you're getting. But like all Yakima products it more than delivers what's promised. I have an Isuzu Trooper and the howl the roof rack caused was unbearable even at 30 mph. I tested it around 80 mph right after installation and I didn't hear a thing.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $56.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Yakima roof rack...


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mark from utah, usa

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2006

Strengths:    it works

Weaknesses:    costly

Bottom Line:   
i was really wondered if this thing would work. my car hummed when igot around 40 plus mph. drove me nuts! wondered why i bought a rack?"!! anyways, i asked a few dealer if it really worked, they gave me stupid blank stares. I took the plung... gues what! IT WORKS! it probably cuts about 90-95% of the noise for me. its not totally like it was without the rack, but its a dramatic difference, which makes driving less painful.
as far as gass milage improvement, i doubt it makes any real difference. but noise!! it works!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sam a Weekend Warrior from Hermosa Beach

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2004

Strengths:    Reduces wind noise, looks good, low profile

Weaknesses:    A bit pricey

Bottom Line:   
Pretty good at reducing wind noise. The noise was horrible with just the plain rack. I wrapped a piece of foam (barbell padding) and it seemed to reduce the noise by a fair amount. The fairing reduced it even more, though it's still noisier than w/ no rack. They're on sale at Sport Chalet for 20% off along w/ all other Yakima stuff. It's kind of worth it if it's on sale. Still pricey for a piece of plastic though.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Foam padding

Bike Setup:   2003 Trek Liquid 20 - stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from S. Cal

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

Strengths:    Sharp killer look, reduce noise quite a bid, feel faster.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I went for the styling and buy the fairing, but my friend who also uses Yakima rack suprised about how much the noise got reduced. It makes the rack system look way better than "bare boned", let alone the gas milage you might save over times. If compare its price to a wheel holder, a fairing will definately be a better investment.

I highly recommend it if you leave the rack on your car and commute with it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   trunk rack


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jordan a Downhiller from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

Strengths:    Good place to put sticker, makes the rack look cooler.

Weaknesses:    Created noise rather than eliminating it.

Bottom Line:   
I didn't really have any wind noise before. I just bought it because it looked cool and I justified it by thinking the money it saves in fuel economy may some day pay for the fairing. It actually ended up creating A LOT of noise. I have only had it for a few days but I followed the instructions carefully and I don't know what I could have done wrong. Don't rule this product out. I've heard good things from other people and I haven't had a chance to contact Yakima yet, so there may be something that fixes it. If not I will definitely return the rack.

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Favorite Trail:   A-Line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   G.I. Joe's

Similar Products Used:   Yakima Rack, Steelhead bikemounts. Both great products.

Bike Setup:   Kona Cindercone w/ a nice freeride set up.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryan a Weekend Warrior from Texas

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2002

Strengths:    Highly effective in reducing wind noise. It made a huge diffence inside the car.

Weaknesses:    You drive around with a yakima ad on your car.

Bottom Line:   
The noise inside the car was just too much, it is a must have if you leave the rack on your ride.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Sun and Ski


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