Yakima Boa Wheel Tray Bike Rack

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Yakima Boa Wheel Tray Bike Rack 

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Yakima Boa replacement wheelTrays with pawls.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 07, 2002]
Rick
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Fits a wide variety and sixes of bikes. It is the least expensive option from Yakima, and just as functional.

Weakness:

None

The rack works great. Fits all different sixes of bikes. I use this over the bed of my truck, and with the short trays leaves the bed accesible. There are no long trays to reach between. The cost is less than an of Yakima's other offerings without sacrificing functionality.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 30, 2002]
marv
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

-Easy to instal/uninstal
-great value

Weakness:

obviously cannot work on small roof racks

Of the Yakima and Thule roof rack products out there, it's the best buy. I have two on my rack! If your truck/car has a small roof then your bike may be sticking out the back (i.e. your rear tire is past the rear wheel tray). In this case the "Boa" is not a good choice. The Boa is best for roof racks that can adjusted/spaced the wheel of the bike.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 24, 2004]
G Mckshred
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Yakima Customer Service

Weakness:

Wouldn't work on my VW. Rrear wheel extended past rear tray. Tried to open the crossbars up to make the rear wheel lie in the tray and that reduced the integrity of the entire rack. The rack moved twice on me (after driving about 100 miles @ 75 mph).

When I called Yakima and explained the problem of the rack moving - they said do not extend the crossbars to accommodate the bikes wheelbase length. They sent me new trays and steelhead type mounts @ no charge. I had to use my skewers from the boa's. It's been mounted ever since - driven 5k at high freeway speeds. No Problems - Great customer service - they stand behind their products.

Boa's work well with shorter wheel base bikes. Check Yakima's recommended crossbar measurement for your vehicle and then check your bikes wheelbase for a match. If your bike is longer, then DONT buy the Boa's !!

Similar Products Used:

Thule, Docking Station

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 14, 2003]
Jeff
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Leaves the center of the overall rack free for gear bags, coolers, etc. You can adjust the spacing of the front and rear of the bike separately allowing for more flexibility in the number of bikes you can mount on it 5 so far.

Weakness:

When mounted on the front of my MegaWarrior the front shield will not lay down at an angle and sits perfect vertical created wind resistance and pushes air straight down in sunroof so cannot open at high speeds.

I have a Yakima MegaWarrior rack with extension mounted on the tops of my 01 Suburban and my 91 Land Cruiser. The boa is the perfect solution. We've mounted 5 so far. They are extremely flexible so you can configure your rack for the storage needs you have. Everyone asked me what the rack is for, cuz it looks so cool!: )

Similar Products Used:

Full rail mount

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 01, 2005]
Brian
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very easy to store
Inexpensive

Weakness:

Can physically mar your car's roof if the roof is small

I would not recommend this rack for anyone with a small car and using the round bar setup. For the rest of you, it is a great deal.

Do this: Take off the front wheel and place your bike on the ground. Then, measure the distance between where the front fork and the back wheel touch the ground. If this distance is greater than that between the rack's two crossbars (in Yakima lingo, this is called "M4") , you will probably encounter the problem I have had, namely: the bouncing around of the back wheel causes the rear crossbar to tilt downward as well as push it forward. The rear wheel then ends up resting on the car. This causes a deep scratch where the tray hits the roof, as well as a possible dent and scratch if a pedal gets caught. Tightening up all the bolts and the bars did not solve this problem, as it has happened to me twice. I will be selling this rack soon, before I have to pay to get my entire roof repainted.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 27, 2004]
Dave
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Secure, easy to use

Weakness:

Locks? If someone really wants to steal your bike, they will get it regardless of the lock system on the Boa

I have never had a problem with the Boa. They (2 of them) were included with the Hitchfork (Yakima). I never have to worry about my bikes when cruising on the highway or going around turns. Bikes are 100% secure. Only takes me 2 mintues to put the bikes on. I'm considering buying another Boa (3 total) for the Hitchfork. At around $65 USD, the Boa is expensive. Minus 1 flamin' chili for high cost. Overall, worth the investment.

Similar Products Used:

Truck mount system

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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