- Product Details
- Spare Parts
- StrongArm design secures bike at wheels, protecting paint and carbon frames
- Fits 20" - 27.5" wheel sizes with tires up to 3.0" wide and 29" tires up to 2.5" wide
- Accommodates disc brakes, through axles, and full suspension bikes
- Tilts down with bikes loaded for rear-of-vehicle access
- Side-to-side adjustability to adjust space between bikes
- SKS Locks included; locks rack and bikes
- Carries 2 bikes
- 60lbs weight maximum per bike (120lbs total)
- Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 48”
- WARNING for California Consumers
- Weight: 49.00 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 34.50 in x W 64.00 in x H 12.00 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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This rack does its job well but, as the description says, it will not fit chonky 29er tires. Even with a 2.4" Vigilante, I have to force the arm over the knobs. I'll be returning it for that reason. Otherwise, no complaints.
I've been using my holdup and holdup +2 attachment to carry my family's 4 bike for 7 years now with no issues. Of the three hitch bicycle carriers I've owned, my holdup is easiest and quickest to use, most stable (doesn't rattle around), and has the best quality construction. It easily carries my XL mountain bike with 29 inch wheels, my wife's mountain bike with 26 inch wheels, and my son's bikes with 16 inch wheels. To carry the 16" bike, you simply rotate the handlebar 45 degrees and ratchet the front carrier arm down onto the handlebar or frame instead of the front tire. The poster who stated that this carrier can't carry a 27.5 or 29 inch mountain bike clearly has not tried to. My 29" mountain bike is huge (XL frame), heavy (ebike - specialized turbo levo SL), and has fat tires and it fits great in the holdup carrier. My buddy's bike has 2.8 inch tires and the holdup carrier transports his bike just fine too. If this one ever wears out I would buy another one to replace it (if available).
Great rack no problems putting on my 27.5 rocky mountain growler powerplay. Would definitely recommend this rack.
This rack works for the small 20-26in bikes; however, anything 27.5in and up this rack has a hard time fitting its wheels in the front slot. My 29in Mtb rocks forward and backward while driving.
I must say that the quality of the rack is great when it is fresh out of the box. The swing arms seem to be strong and would probably last a few years at least. Long story short. This rack *doesn’t fit* bikes with wheels that are 27.5 or bigger.
So I purchased my HoldUp 2 (1.25" - gray color) back in about 2009. No issues ever except the arm caps coming off, which Yakima replaced at no charge. I secured the new ones with a few carefully placed wraps of gorilla tape and hasn't been an issue since. Have kept the rack clean and stored inside and it still looks almost new. Works as new too. Back then Kuat was making a bolt-on adapter to fit the Kuat Trail Doc integrated work stand to the end of the HoldUp spine - slides in and out of the HoldUp spine just like the NV. Best of both worlds - great Yakima rack and a built-in worksstand when need a quick tune or adjustment. (Kuat wisely stopped making the adapter 'cause I'm sure they lost a few rack sales because of it.) Just bought a new vehicle with a 2" receiver. Have a 1.25" > 2" adapter, but since Yakima is still selling spare parts for the HoldUp, I bought a new 2" tongue and the 11 year old rack is still diligently working away. Probably will for another 10+ years. Now that's value! Also have a Yakima roof system to back up the HoldUp when there's more to carry. Common SKS lock system makes keeping it all Yakima and easy choice. Might even purchase a plus 2 for the HoldUp to make it a 4-place rack. Great company ... great products.
First off, this is an easy rack to use, it seems solid. A couple times I didn't put the arm right next to the fork of my bike and it actually moved, but didn't fall out because the back tire was secure. I read that you shouldn't put it right next to the fork, this has to be incorrect information. Issues: It's extremely heavy, installing and uninstalling it is pretty difficult for me. The lock is basically useless, maybe it is long enough for a road bike, but not for a small mountain bike. I have a 4Runner, just like the one in the product examples, and the pivot feature doesn't pivot down enough to open my back door. Since I need access to the back of my car all the time, this is the most annoying part of the rack. I have had this for a year, and use it a few times a week. I'm a little surprised by how much the plastic has faded in the year that I have had it. It is wobbly, I got a U-bolt to help this, but the wobbles aren't coming from the hitch itself. Good rack, could easily be great with a few minor adjustments.
I've used this on many many shuttle runs and lots of long across country trips! Always works great. Easy to use and simple for everyone that needs to use it.
I have had this rack for two years now and its starting to lose is quality quickly. One of the arms came off the retention spring and falls to the ground when I open it up. The cable locks get jammed and won't retract. It has been left in a few shoulder season snow storms and not held up really well. I'm starting to see a fair amount of rust form. I am happy with how easy it is to use, but its not as durable as I was hoping.
WOW, finally dropped the cash to move to a hitch mount bike tray system, what an improvement in our biking experience as a family! These things are a little pricey, especially when adding the additional two slots for a total of four bikes, but compared to loading bikes previously, it is now not a factor. Prior to the Yakima Holdup, I would fight with attempting to get four bikes of various sizes onto the old rack, which ultimately resulted in Dad not wanting to take the family biking or lots of cursing, or both. The Holdup, once adjusted for your family of bikes, makes leaving for the trailhead a non-issue. And I don't have to embarrass myself at the trailhead trying to get four bikes back onto something that barely fits three. Also, the built in locking systems means if we want to stop for street tacos afterwards, I don't worry about our bikes leaving with a new owner. Love this rack, easy to use, secures the bikes great, both for travel and against theft. We have already ridden more this season as a family than any prior season. Thanks Yakima!
This rack works flawlessly and easily! It's great having a rack that requires no adjustments between different bikes with different wheel sizes since I always alternate between a dirtjumper, a large trail bike, and a road bike plus all my girlfriends' bikes. I feel way more confident with this rack than I do putting a bike on top of the car, plus, you don't get the bugs that get stuck to your bike like you can on a roof rack. My girlfriend loves how much easier and faster it is to load, whereas she used to never load the roof rack by herself, she has no problem with this guy! My only complaint is the rack gets noisy, especially when you leave it on the car with no bikes, in the vertical "up" position. The rattle-free threaded screw seems to do the trick at the actual hitch, but the rack itself moves back and forth at the hinge when put vertically, unloaded. This makes it sound like your car and/or the rack is falling apart. It would be really nice if Yakima came up with some sort of anti-rattle system for the hinge when the rack is in the "up" position. Regardless, I would buy another Holdup before I'd buy any roof rack again!