The Yakima SKS Lock Cores 4PK allows you to add locking functionality to your rack and accessories. If a piece of your rack is SKS Lock Core compatible, you can use the included master key to insert the cores. Then use the included key to open all 4 locks.
|Yakima SKS Lock Cores||$31.50 - $110.00|
|Yakima SKS Lock Cores - 12 pack||$99.00|
|Yakima SKS Lock Cores 6PK||$67.50 - $75.00|
|Yakima 4-Pack SKS Lock Cores 7204||$55.00|
If your just getting your first rack, consider getting more lock cores than you need right now. If you had to by new cores ever time you get a new peice to your rack (believe me expansion does happen) you'll end up with several more keys on your key chain than need be. Consider getting an 8 or a 10 pack, and keep the extra volume and weight out of your pocket.
I bought this set of four core locks to go along with two Frontloader roof racks. Each rack uses two lock cores; one to secure the rack to the roof rails, and the other to secure a cable around the bike frame. The best part is that by buying this set they all use the same key! Brilliant!
These things are so easy to install it makes you wonder why they give you instructions. If you got anything someone might like to swipe from you strapped to the top of your car, you cant go without these. Like the other guys said before me, get more than 4. They're well worth it
Without these, you can unclip the q towers or ski rack or what have you off your car. I have never had a problem with these after riding over 10k-15k miles with them on including 3 2150 mile trips with them on. Never had a problem with them opening up or anything
If you are going to plunk a couple hundred into your roof rack, it only makes sense to spend an extra $50 to ensure that rack stays with you. The core locks are easy to install and worth the peace of mind knowing that rack is locked on.
The locks are great, don't get me wrong. I bought 4 to keep my rack from leaving without me.
But I only bought 4, which means my bike racks and box and towers all have different keys. DOH!
If you're buying locks, it pays to buy a lot.
Definitely worth the expense. Believe me, $55 for some locks is quite a bit cheaper than getting 3 new snowboards stolen while you're getting a beer at a 7-11.
These are very easy to install, just slip in the 'install key' and press into place.
4 stars because they don't come with the Yakima setup and you have to get them seperately. Otherwise they work great and even have a automatic closing door on the front to prevent dirt and water from getting in and rusting the unit.
Got these to convert to a 1 key system. Swapped out the two cores on my SkyBox and added two matching cores to some accessory locks. They were easy to change out once I read the instructions, derrr.
After riding around inthe weather for a couple of years, the locks opened right up when I decided to switch the rack to my new truck. Other locks would have seized in the conditions these locks endure.