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Due to the height of a ute, lifting bikes onto the roof of a vehicle is difficult.
For this reason, some people opt for a tow-ball mounted carrier, but this can also pose a challenge for parking.
The Utemaster Load-Lid is the ideal mounting platform for your bikes because it's easier to load than a cab mounted roof rack, and it won't prevent you from getting into a tight parking space. It allows you to spend less time loading and more time riding!
PLEASE NOTE: The Gas Stays on a Load-Lid are designed to lift the lid when there is no load on top. For more information on this, please check out this video.
Frame Mount Bike Carriers allow you to keep the front wheel on the bike.
This makes it faster to load them onto the vehicle and prevents you from having to store the wheel inside the tub area, which would take up valuable gear space.
Frame Mount Bike Carriers are not an accessory supplied by Utemaster. However, a local Roof Rack Store will be able to advise what kind of carrier is best suited to your bike and help you fit it to the Cross Bars.
To mount a bike to a Fork Mount Bike Carrier the front wheel of the bike must be removed.
Simply remove the front wheel and clamp the bike’s quick-release system into the fork mount.
Please note, if a thu-axle adapter is required we recommend the non-locking mount because the adapter cannot be locked.
We also recommend securing the rear wheel with tie points on the Load-Lid.
Fork Mounts are not supplied by Utemaster, however, a bike shop or 4x4 store will be able to help you mount these to the Load-Lid.
Most Frame Mount Bike Carriers have a limited load capacity of around 17-20kg, however, most e-bikes are heavier than this.
We recommend talking to a local bike shop that will be able to help you find the right carrier for your needs.
It's also important to remember that removing the battery from your bike can reduce the weight by around 5-9kgs.
Our online Ute Builder allows you to spec up your model of ute with your dream setup.
This will also produce a quote on the spot for your built setup.
Head to the link below to get started:
Frame Mount: Frame mount bike carriers typically come with a supplied key which you can use to lock the bike inside the carrier.
Fork Mount: The locking fork mount is perfect for bikes that do not require the thru-axle adapter as the bike fits directly onto the mount and locks in place. If a thru-axle adapter is required, this removes the locking factor for the bike as the adapter is what mounts directly to the fork mount and can be locked, but the adapter can not be locked to the bike as these are a non-locking item. Anyone who requires a thru-axle adapter is best to go with the nonlocking fork mounts, they are cheaper and will provide the same results as the locking unit.