Rhino-Rack uses the highest quality construction materials for the Road Warrior bike carrier. The head unit is durable, die-cast aluminum for a sturdy, dependable attachment to the load bars. The 45 inch double wall 6061 aluminium tray carries road, mountain, and hybrid bikes of varying wheelbases and will attach to a wide range of cross bar spacing. The tray cut out will accommodate bicycle forks with disc brake calipers.
Special mounting plates connect the front head unit and the rear tray into cross bar T-slots which completely hides all the attachment hardware for a very flush, seamlessly, integrated fit. This attachment method combined with the exceptionally low profile design greatly reduces wind noise and wind drag compared to more conventional bike carriers. The strong but pliable rear wheel strap adjusts to a wide range of wheel base lengths, it slides in its own tracks independent from the cross bar mounting hardware.
The Road Warrior can be placed on either side of your vehicle, allowing you to mount bikes on either the passenger side, drivers side, or even both with two Road Warriors. The carrier requires a minimum cross bar spread of 21.5 inches and maximum bar spacing no more than 40 inches.
The front fork quick release lever has convenient, one-sided adjustment with large knob, and rock solid closure. Optional lock cylinders will lock the quick release lever in the closed position to act as a strong theft deterrent. Add another lock cylinder to lock the head unit panel to prevent access to the fasteners which connect the head to the bar.