RockyMounts' new TomaHawk roof rack hauls road bikes to fat bikes

New low-profile rack fits bikes from 20in kids models to fat bikes with 5in tyres

Colorado rack company RockyMounts has just announced its new TomaHawk roof rack, designed to accommodate a huge range of bikes, from 20in kids' models to fat bikes with 5in tyres.

AT $159 / €149 (other international pricing was TBC at time of writing), the TomaHawk is a more affordable version of RockyMounts’ BrassKnuckles roof rack, which came out last year.

The TomaHawk works by clamping an arm down over the front tyre with a ratcheting system, then securing the rear wheel with a ratcheting strap.

The rack can lock to the vehicle and lock the bike to the rack. The locks are sold separately.

The rack can carry bikes up to 35lb / 16kg.

The $199 / €184 BrassKnuckles is rated for even heavier bikes (up to 45lb / 21kg), but requires an adapter for tyres wider than 3in.

The TomaHawk can be bought at dealers and online at

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
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  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
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