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Tilt-Away Hitch Bike Rack

SKU: #8002457

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Here's a bike rack that goes long on features and is perfect for two. Starring the UpperHand control lever that tilts the rack to make access to your vehicle a cinch. Also includes zero-hassle ZipStrips to secure your bike, folds flat for easy storage and to top it off is fully-assembled out of the box.

Holds up to two bikes.

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RidgeBack 2 Bike

Product Details
  • No garage required. Comes fully assembled with no bits and pieces.
  • New UpperHand™ lever tilts rack down for vehicle access and folds it flat for storage.
  • New ZipStrips™ secure bikes to the rack and are fully removable.
  • Tool-free SpeedKnob™ quickly tightens and lock the rack to your car.
  • Anti-sway cradles eliminate bike-to-bike contact.
  • Enjoy a cold one with the Yakima signature bottle opener.
  • Available TubeTop™ (sold separately) is required for non-conventional, step-through, BMX, and kid’s bikes as well as some full suspension bikes.
  • Fits 1.25” and 2” hitch receiver.
  • Carries up to 2 bikes. Also available in a 4 or 5 bike capacity.
  • Lock your bikes to the rack with the HandCuff locking cable (sold separately).
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RidgeBack 2 Bike

Installation Details
  • No Assembly Required
  • 1 1/4" Hitch Receiver Required
  • 2" Hitch Receiver Required
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 50 reviews

      Solid rack but does not fit two hybrid bikes well (Specialized Vita and Globe).Arms are too short and the 4 1/2" spacing is inadequate. I have a number of Yakima products and have come to expect better. The design engineers should have gone out to the parking lot with the prototype and tested loading a variety of bikes. Now I get to go to a tool and die shop to have new holes drilled in the underside of the arms to increase the spacing and adapt some other end caps. C'mon Yakima...

      Jaime Borrego
      Great for families

      This rack is fantastic for families with different size bikes. Not good for bikes that are similar in size. If you plan is to ride with friends with the same size bikes, keep looking. If you want a bike rack for your family with different size bikes, this is a great affordable option.

      Speedknow and wedge assembly not good quality and diifcult to fit 4 Mountain Bikes

      I bought a Ridgeback 5 with the plan to transport 5 mountain bikes. It´s difficult to get them mounted correct without damaging each other
      Also the locking mechanism inside the wedge is not very strong, so it broke when we were tightening it and now I have been waiting 1 month from the local supplier in Colombia to get me a spare part under warranty. It costs $22 and it has taken more than a month now to get a reply. Please could you make sure Yakima that your national importers are required to carry spare parts, so we dont have to wait this long to get it fixed.
      Apart from above two issues am very happy with the product

      Excellent Bike Rack

      Great bike rack. Easy to put on the hitch, easy to put bikes on, and easy to secure. Bikes always feel secure, even at highway speeds. I will say that its difficult to get 5 bikes on the rack. I don't see this as much of draw back, as it is doable and I wouldn't want the rack to extend much further. Unfortunately, my rack was destroyed when my truck was rear ended. But I intend to buy another one.

      Let down

      I should have read more. This does not have a locking feature, and the clamps to secure the bike have some extra connections that make it very difficult to put on mtn bikes. Selling mine to find something better. One would think at this price it would be complete. Didnt thing these came without locking features. Atleast some type of loop attached to the rack so I can use my own lock chain. Bummer

      Longer Strips

      Like many others commenting on here, I like the rack but two of my bikes will not fit on this due to the Zip Straps being too short. Please make longer straps available, and I'll change my value rating. As is having to buy two more bikes to keep the same brand after car got hit is a pretty low value.

      Lever broke after less than 20 uses

      Bought this product in the last year or two. Have used it less than 20 times. The lever that lowers the device is made of cheap plastic and it broke off making the entire device unusable. Very disappointing. A better design would have made such a critical component out of metal or some other design that would prevent such a catastrophic failure. Yakima can do better. If you are a serious biker, I would advise you to avoid this product.

      Quality product

      Needed a hitch mounted bike rack for my Honda Pilot because the roof is a little too high. Read a lot of reviews on the Ridgeback and liked what I was seeing so I took the plunge and bought the 5 bike version. Very easy to setup and load bikes if you have a 2" hitch. It has a lot of useful features including the ability to tilt (no bikes), add a lock for added security and a built in bottle opener. The rack itself feels solid but not too heavy when compared to other hitch mounted bike racks. I did a test drive in my neighborhood observing the bike rack through my rear mirror and there is little movement and sway. Need to test it with a full load of 5 bikes but I'm optimistic. For the price I think you get a really solid product that is backed by a lifetime warranty from Yakima. Only complaint is the Yakima logo is stickers and not painted on so I know it will come off eventually. Also wish they had a version just for 2" hitches but it feels solid so can't really knock that.

      Inadequate for small bikes and kids bikes

      Bought the 4 to use for my entire family's bikes. Unfortunately my bike is the only one that fits. My wife's 51cm bike is too small to fit on this rack and same with my child's bike. For a rack made to hold 4 bikes you would think you could also adjust the width of the rack to accommodate all size bikes. Really disappointed about this.

      Factory Pilot
      Takes mc iver but like him success!

      I have had a cradle mount hitch rack for years and it was time to see what improvements have been made to bike transportation....what a surprise! I put two Electra townie's ,men/women's on the arms and had stuff looking very strange as the bikes were not hanging level. Long and short of it I had to use a rail on both bikes and get them exactly where I wanted them on the arms,facing different directions,and I am very pleased,650 miles no mars,scratching or a worry of bikes blowing off ( crossed the Mackinaw Bridge) should have done this sooner!