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Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack


    Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack

    The Yakima HighLite 2 hitch bike rack is a breeze to use! Lightweight construction makes it hassle-free to install, while integrated lock keeps bikes safe.

    • $339.00

    Item # 813755

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    • SwitchBlade anti-sway bike cradles eliminate bike-to-bike contact and bike-to-vehicle contact
    • Intuitive levers with anti-pinch trigger covers make operating a simple endeavor; arms fold down for easy storage
    • Once bikes are removed, hitch mount tilts away for instant rear-of-vehicle access
    • Fits most types of bicycles; top-tube adapter sold separately to carry odd-shaped frames
    • Integrated security cable included so you can lock bikes to rack
    • Includes a hitch lock to lock rack onto your hitch
    • Yakima HighLite 2 hitch rack comes with 2 integrated bottle openers
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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    Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Specs
    Best use
    1.25 and 2
    22 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access

    Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack

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    Rated 4.5714/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromThis is a great product easy to use... Easy to install and easy to use....
    Date published: 2013-05-01
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromVery light weight and easy to install This fit really well on our Prius. I have always liked the idea of hitch mounted bike racks, due to the horror stories I have heard with strap on mounts. The rack is light weight, and the fold down lever really helps access the trunk space when needed.
    Date published: 2014-02-05
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromNice Rack....... First rack.... I purchased this at the same time I bought my new bike, and purchased a bike for my wife as well. It's a very good looking rack, and I like the ease swing out, installation, and for sure the integrated bottle openers! The ONLY thing I regret is that it fits a smaller hitch as well as a 2" hitch. Mine is a two inch. You crank the knob on the end to pull this wedge thing inside to tighten it inside the hitch. This stabilizes it for the most part, but it still rocks a little back and forth on bumps and when turning, no matter how tight I make it. I tighten to the point I worry i will strip the threads or break the knob. Also, the skinny little insert that is for the smaller hitch, I guess 1 1/4" or so seems weak - no proof of this so far, but it just looks weak. It also causes the rack to not sit precisely center behind my Grand Cherokee. Not very noticeable, but it is to me. You can only load 70lbs on the rack as well, so you need to make sure you have light bikes to carry. In addition, it came from the factory with the rubber bike holders on the opposite sides. I had to remove the bottle openers and swap them to place the bikes on the rack per the instructions, with the first bike with the chain facing outward. I will check yes, that I would recommend it to a friend, because it is attractive and very light. But I will also let them know they need light bikes, and that I do not like the adjustable receiver hitch insert. If I had it to do all over again, I myself would by a dedicated 2" receiver hitch rack, with the appropriate size hole to use my own locking hitch lock.
    Date published: 2011-06-13
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat rack I previously owned the heavier Double Down hitch, which was just too woobly and it's now gone. Got this and like it much better, way lighter and very stable. My only complaint, and the reason it doesn't get five stars, it that it's difficult to install. The new technology/engineering to secure it in the hitch is much better (no bolt), however, getting the thing into the hitch takes some patience/effort. All in all, a great improvement if they would just make it easier to install.
    Date published: 2011-09-20
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromIt works Expensive but i buy things once. This bike rack will be my first and last. What sold me was the built in locking cable and the built in locking hitch.
    Date published: 2013-06-21
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromFinally, a secure rack Casual biker, I'm not comfortable biking in city traffic must transport bike to bike trail; Easy installation, light weight; secure straps for bike; worry free hauling even on fwy; easy access to trunk. Best investment ever!
    Date published: 2012-06-27
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromSolid hitch rack We bought it because it could be used on both car and truck hitches with an included adaptor. It has traveled over 1500 miles with us in the short time we've had it (one month) and performed very well on 80+mph highways and rough dirt roads alike. I did end up buying the crossbar adaptor as my mountain bike does not have a horizontal top bar and would recommend it. Love the locking feature to the car hitch and integrated bike lock.
    Date published: 2012-07-12

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