- Product Details
- Spare Parts
- Transport two bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or wheel size
- Ideal for fat bikes, kids' bikes and fenders
- Secures bike by the frame with padded arms
- Fits 1 ¼ or a 2” hitch receiver right out of the box
- Low tray height for quick and easy loading and unloading of bikes
- Folds down with bikes loaded for rear-of-vehicle access
- Folds up when not in use
- *FatStraps (not included) are necessary for carrying fat bikes
- Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 48”
- Maximum bike weight 45lbs/20.5 kg (Total maximum load 90lbs)
- Weight: 39.00 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 50.00 in x W 24.00 in x H 18.00 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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The compatibility with step-through frames and bikes with fenders is a big deal for me. Until I started shopping, I didn't realize that this is an issue for many high end racks, so 5 stars for that. I have two fendered bikes, and one is an e-bike with a step-through frame. Step through frames, e-bikes, urban bikes are all on the heavy side, so I'm loading the rack close to it's rated capacity. The rack isn't very rigid. Our first drive with it loaded was alarming, I could see the rack flexing (a lot) with each bump and turn. So, I used the supplied strap to support the bikes to a tie-off location on the back of my car. Problem completely solved.
Another thing I did, was assemble the rack indoors, and mess with the configuration to find out what works with my bikes. It was not a 30 minute job, and I had to order a long neck hold down for everything to work.
Lastly, the rack seems to have a lot of projection from the back of the car, even when folded. You won't want to leave it on your car if your driving includes a lot of parallel parking. When installed, they instruct you to tighten the receiver bolt to 75 nm. That's not possible (for most ) with a hand wrench. So on and off needs a either a torque wrench or a breaker bar.
Ultimately, I'm happy with the rack, and the price can't be beat. And right now, there just aren't many choices available for purchase.
My bike rack is awesome. It is easy to use, durable, and holds my bikes secure. I did have one issue where the bolt on one of the boots kept coming loose. It actually fell off once after I had it for a couple of years. I recovered most of the parts, but was missing a bolt and a couple of other pieces. I called to order these replacement parts, and they shipped them to me, express delivery, without charging me for them. That is amazing customer service! I highly recommend this company.
Does the transporting of two bikes well. Easy to lock the bikes in and take off. There is more "play' in the joints than I like, which allows the bikes to wobble. Better engineering tolerances are required. PLEASE NOTE: SPARE PARTS ISSUE I lost the lock cap for the hitch bolt, so now the bikes/rack are unsecured. I still have the bolt. Yakima via my local shop and NZ distributor, have not been able to supply me with a replacement lock, without also charging for unnecessary items. Over $100 excl freight/tax. I cannot see why there is not a "Locking Cap, and key, for the Hitchlock bolt" available as a spare part. If someone from the Yakima team reads this, I would be happy to talk further via email
I bought this rack because it's what I could afford at the time, but it ended up being a complete pain in the butt and a waste of money. Moveable components don't want to move, the pin doesn't want to go in its place, and the whole user experience is frustrating and convoluted. It's been rusted shut for a while so I can't even use the thing, and now that I got the main body cut off of my car with an angle grinder I can't get the locking mechanism off of the bolt to replace this terrible piece of metal with a new rack. If customer service is out there reading this, send help!!!
Great for hauling fatbikes with the fatstraps(not included)and velco straps(included). Easy to install. Had some issues with the pins sticking, however a drop of oil cured it all up. Owned for over a year and a 1/2. After one summer, noticed some rust accumulation along the main slide bar. 2nd summer, rust accumulation around all main joints. Took it in to a specialist. Said that the metal isnt prepped correctly before the paint. It's too bad, went from a beautiful easy to use rack, to a very blotchy and flaky rack within the first year.
This rack should be in a junk pile. Not only does the moving joints come loose and need to be tightened frequently at the hitch, the trays don't stay put no matter how tight you have the knobs cranked down on them, they continue to shift and so every time you go to set your bike back in the trays they are in a different spot and you have to again custom slide them back to the correct position (it becomes very annoying and especially when you are doing this just about ever single day. The short hook (the top one) with the foam on the mast snapped right off because it is made of a cheap fragile aluminum and so when you go to tighten in down on the top tube of your bike it easily bends cracking the aluminum causing it to eventually snap off. I would never spend money on junk like this again. I have friends with other tray racks of much better quality. This one does not even compare and is a poor investment for anyone that uses a rack regulary (multi x's per week) This one will fall apart very quickly, WARNING. I fairly certain this was only intended for the recreational occasional user.
I have 2 bikes, both fit perfectly. I will say it takes a little getting to know the rack but ANY good tool requires learning how to use it. The bikes I have are a Cannondale Synapse (2016) and an older Schwinn Searcher hybrid completely converted to trail riding with 40mm wide knobbies and a slammed stem. Both fit perfectly. I setup the outer trays for the Schwinn and the inner for the Cannondale. Set it and forget it. Now if you are constantly hauling different bikes I would do what the commenter above says and mark the positions with paint or something so its easier to setup. Yakima could incorporate some type of position markings and that may help but not a big deal overall. I drove from Philadelphia to an hour north of Montreal Quebec to pick up friends and their two Trek mountain bikes and brought them back. The bikes didn't budge in almost 9 hours. They were set securely on there and stayed right where we put them. I didn't even remember to bring the safety strap and I wasn't concerned at all. I knew they would be fine. Hint: The hooks do have a little bit of play so you need to make sure all the slack is out when clicking them down by tilting them to the lower part of the top tube. If you are in-between clicks and the hook isn't tight down, let a dash of air out of the tire to let it click in place. 5psi usually will give enough slack on a road bike (25mm tires), less on wider tires. I have no rust on mine but I ride from home most of the time and the rack is off unless I need it. I also wash it if the weather is foul and the roads have been treated with salt or something. To me though, that is just proper maintenance. I only gave 4 stars on price because the LBS jacked the price by $70(US). Not a Yakima issue but it stings a little.
I have had the bike rack a few weeks now and love it. The setup was pretty easy and once that was done loading the bikes just takes seconds. Solid mount and the bikes ride nice a smooth down the road.
I have had several different Yakima racks for my bikes over the years, and this is by far the lowest quality. I have had this rack for a year and it is already showing some rust spots, although minor, keep in mind it has only been a year (and only used during the summer months). I find the rack to be wobbly with or without bikes on it. I have had issues where 2 of the clip straps have broken in half. I have also lost one of the bolts that holds the wheel holder in place. This happened while driving with no bike on the rack - it was hand tightened but seems to have wobbled off... this rack is not the same quality that I have come to expect from Yakima products. PROs - holds a wide array of bike sizes and types. (purchased to hold a very small womens road bike). - less expensive than many other models. CONs - wobbly from the start. - poor quality - requires replacing parts periodically.