Tha Mangoman, aka Dylan shared this roof rack solution for Fat-Bikes made by 1 up USA.
Review: 1 up USA’s Quik-Rack – http://1upusa.com/rooftray.htm
Like many folks I’ve been transporting my bicycles with a hitch-based rack. But the times, they are a-changin’. How? I commute about a hundred miles a day, and I’ve seen more rear-end accidents in the past year than I’ve seen in the last ten. Crazy. And while I don’t have hard evidence to back it up, my hunch is that most of these are based on a massive increase in smartphone usage. But, for whatever reason, they’re happening. A lot. I don’t care if someone rear-ends my old Subaru. But if Baby’s on the back? Baby…that took me months to plan, purchase and build? You hit Baby and we got ourselves a problem.
So I’m going to the roof. It’s not nearly as easy, hoisting my 30+ pound Fatback up there. But the rack I’m using from 1 up USA couldn’t be simpler. I’ve been using it for about one month. Installation is so easy it’s almost silly, and the function of the rack is even simpler: push the red lever up and open the arm. Close arm. Repeat for other tire. Done. That’s it. You might find yourself doing the same double take I did, wondering, “That’s it?” Yup, that’s it.
For all us Fatbikers, the $189 rack offers an optional $29 Fat-Tire Spacer Kit. The owner will install the spacers for free before shipping (just ask). And once installed, you don’t need to remove the spacers to rack a skinny-tire bike—my Fatback with 29er wheels is just as secure in the rack, and I’m sure my road bike will be fine, too.
Last thing: I paid an extra $30 to have mine anodized in black. That option isn’t offered on their site, but I asked and they said Sure (for $30), so if you’re vain like me and want everything to match, ask ‘em about this option.