The new Rocky Mounts PitchFork® fork mounted bicycle carrier replaces the Lariat SL. It is designed specifically to be installed on square Thule® and round Yakima® crossbars. The PitchFork is easy to install, easy to load the bike, easy to deal with. The new low profile design looks great and is whisper quiet at speed. It also fits more bikes and larger tires sizes.
The Pitchfork is improved over the Lariat in several ways. The PitchFork comes with an integrated allowance for bikes with disc brakes, on the Lariat, this required the Disc Brake Adapter. Additionally, the PitchFork is lower profile, more streamlined to compliment today's vehicle roof lines. It works with skinny road tires up to 2.7" mountain bike tires, the Lariat is 2.35". Also, the tubular aluminum tray on the PitchFork is 40% stronger, and includes an end cap, and is 2" longer (45") to accommodate longer wheelbases found on 29'ers and full suspension bikes. Finally, the Quick Release rides against nylon bushings so it does not rattle around when not in use.