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Best deals on Yakima racks?(4 posts)

Best deals on Yakima racks?BergMann
May 2, 2003 9:20 AM
(this post consolodates two unanswered posts on "Hot Deals" board)

Am currently looking to get a new Yakima roof rack setup.
Where are the best Yakima deals on the web?
My preliminary research seems to suggest that there's not a lot of discounting going on out there (yes, I've used qbike and bestbikebuys - hits are few and prices on Q-Towers, for example, only vary by $2).

Does anyone know of any Yakima dealers offering coupons or discount codes? (Do Supergo or Excel issue coupons?)
Unfortunately, it looks like the usual suspects who regularly issue coupons (Performance/Nashbar) don't carry Yakima.
Even 10% would make a healthy difference on a $300+ purchase.

May 2, 2003 9:52 AM
Best price I found on a trailer rack was there
May 2, 2003 9:57 AM
In my experience, they ALWAYS have the best deals on Yakima. 20% off list (good luck finding ANY sites that have prices below list) if you use it toward accessories (which you'll need anyway - including crossbars, locks, etc). Or, if you choose not to get any accessories, then just a straight 10% discount. On top of all that, you get free shipping, which can be considerable on large items like racks.

Thanks! Plus follow up on clearance issue...BergMann
May 2, 2003 11:07 AM

Thanks for the tip!
By the way, I repeated my measurements for fork mount vs. wheels-on mounting using your bare floor method and got a difference just over 3". I'm on a 59cm frame with a healthy amount of post exposed, and other factors like BB height, wheelbase, etc. figure in too, so I'm assuming you're on a smaller bike.

The additional inch of clearance comes from the fact that I measured using one of the old "block" style Yakima fork mounts, on which the fork is mounted significantly beneath the tray. I repeated the procedure on the Steelhead rack I use for my MTB and discovered clearance for the road bike on that mount was only 3.5" due to the higher axle mount.

Trivial differences, no doubt, but empirical nonetheless.
The best,