|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.