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Premium Tray Hitch Bike Rack

SKU: #8002740

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The StageTwo is built to carry your valuable steeds anywhere you need to go, securely and in style. From road to mountain and kids to fat bikes the StrongArm hook quickly secures your bike. The stadium seating tiered architecture increases ground clearance on rutted trails or steep driveways. While the offset tray design further minimizes bike to bike interference and maximizes functionality. The Tool-free locking SpeedKnob™ 2.0 makes install easier than ever, and the forward-facing remote tilt lever means fast access to the rear of your vehicle and integrated locking cables, combined with the ability to add your own lock, provide serious security.  

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StageTwo 2” Vapor

Product Details
  • Tiered and adjustable bike trays minimize bike to bike interference and maximize ground clearance​
  • StrongArm™ hook secures bike at wheels, protecting painted surfaces and carbon frames
  • Convenient remote tilt lever for easy rear of car access
  • Tool-free locking SpeedKnob for secure and simple instillation and removal
  • Offset Trays for extra bike to bike clearance
  • Fits most bikes, including fat-tire, mountain, road, hybrid, BMX, kids’ bikes, & E-bikes up to 70 lbs. each
  • Fits 20” to 29” wheel sizes and tires up to 3.25” wide and up to 5" wide with the StageTwo Fat Bike Kit (Sold Separately)
  • Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 52”
  • Integrated SKS (Same Key System) locks included to secure bikes to rack and rack to vehicle receiver
  • Tilts forward with bikes loaded for trunk access
  • Add your own bike lock to the integrated lock loop for greater bike security
  • Available in two sizes: 1.25” hitch receivers & 2” hitch receivers
  • Carry four bikes – just add the StageTwo +2 (compatible with 2” version only)
  • Available in two colorways, Anthracite and Vapor (2" only).
  • Road Tested and Approved to 70 lbs. per bike (2")
  • RV Tested and Approved to 60 lbs. per bike (2")- NOT RV approved if used with +2 unit
  • Off-Road rated to 42lbs per bike (2")
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 10 reviews
      Jeff B
      NPS score:
      0 (Not at all likely)
      10 (Extremely likely)
      Likes: Well built, looks great.
      Improvements: Maybe make it lighter?
      Stage 2 Fantastic

      Purchased the Stage 2. Exceeded all expectations. It is built bomb proof. Packaged very well and arrived unharmed. Other reviews talk about the assembly process and bolt alignment I had no issues at all and centered the trays with no problem - may have got lucky. Total time was under 30 minutes. Now I just need to find a friend to bike with to fill the other tray. :)

      Lara Shortall
      NPS score:
      0 (Not at all likely)
      10 (Extremely likely)
      Improvements: It was tricky to attach the trays to the spine of the rack. It was not easy to screw the bolts into the nuts, like they weren’t machined properly.
      Solid bike rack

      It is very easy to load bikes onto this rack, and they are very secure when driving, even on rough gravel roads. It’s also very easy to tilt the rack down with bikes on to access the back hatch of the car, and to tilt the rack up when not carrying bikes.

      Christian Waits
      This bike rack saved my vehicle and life!

      Don’t let the other negative reviews about this stage two bike rack deter you. The quality and structure of this rack is sound, durable, and well built. I had an Holdup Evo and could tell it just wasn’t going to last long term well with how heavy our e-bikes are (the front tire arm holders especially). Whereas the rigid/flat bar of the stage two just makes more sense; it allows you to also ratchet the bikes down to the rack for long distance driving to eliminate the wobble completely.
      My wife and infant son were rear-ended this week. Everyone was ok thankfully. We drive a 4Runner and this bike rack saved the rear hatch of my vehicle and even the lives of those in the car by taking the blunt force of the Ford Expedition that came barreling in at 35-40mph. Needless to say, I am immediately replacing the rack I had with another one as soon as I can. Thank you Yakima for protecting my family with your product!


      Well built piece of kit.

      Tanner Barnes
      Awesome Rack!

      Awesome rack for the money and is very study. Built very well. Would recommend!

      David Martin
      Fantastic Rack

      Love this rack. Very study and all the features, including the security for the rack itself and the bikes are easy to use. The installation was very easy, with great instructions, both written, which you don't need a magnifying glass to read, and video. The ramp is helpful, especially for my wife, she is able to load and unload on her own. Highly recommend!!

      john cothren
      Great Rack !

      purchased from a local bike shop with the Lite Kit, all assembled. very sturdy and rock solid. have used it on a subaru outback with no extension need. with our motor home need the yakima 7 inch extension and it locked right in and rock solid. expensive but very easy to use.

      We're so happy to hear you love our new premium hitch bike rack! Take it easy!

      Awesome sturdy safe rack

      Love this rack. Been using it for 3 months now, no complaints. Taken it loaded with two bikes across several states with no issues. Love the extra connection point to the frame for extra security. I recommend to all.

      Christa Landwehr
      Love it!

      I love this bike rack. I like that it can be used with all tire and bike sizes with really no adjustments. It’s by far the easiest bike rack that I have used. I would highly recommend it!

      Kevin Tucker
      Best Rack I've ever used

      I have been using this rack for two weeks now. It is hands down the best rack I've ever owned. I have owned competitors' tray racks and an upright rack: this rack is far superior. First the tiered system is genius. Second, staggering the trays makes so much sense. I can't believe no one else did this. I have loaded a number of different bikes on to this rack and I have yet to have to play bike Tetris. No more guessing which bike to load first or whether I need to drop the seat. They just all fit. This is true whether the bikes are the same size, ebikes, or bikes of very different sizes. Yakima hit a home run with this rack!