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Yakima HighLite 3 Hitch Bike Rack


    Yakima HighLite 3 Hitch Bike Rack

    The Yakima HighLite 3 hitch bike rack is a breeze to use! Lightweight construction makes it hassle-free to install, while integrated lock keeps bikes safe. See details

    • $359.00

    Item # 813756

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    The Yakima HighLite 3 hitch bike rack is a breeze to use! Lightweight construction makes it hassle-free to install, while integrated lock keeps bikes safe.

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    The Yakima HighLite 3 hitch bike rack is a breeze to use! Lightweight construction makes it hassle-free to install, while integrated lock keeps bikes safe.

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    The Yakima HighLite 3 hitch bike rack is a breeze to use! Lightweight construction makes it hassle-free to install, while integrated lock keeps bikes safe.

    • 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 3 hitch rack comes with 2 integrated bottle openers
    • Fits 2 in. and 1.25 in. receiver hitches; designed for Class II hitches and higher
    • 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 3 Hitch Bike Rack Specs
    Best use
    1.25 and 2
    22 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access

    Yakima HighLite 3 Hitch Bike Rack

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    Yakima HighLite 3 Hitch Bike Rack is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from better than Thule Helium for ToyotaPrius I first tried the Thule Helium for my Toyota Prius. Pros of Thule: ability to get into hatchback without having to use the rack's ability to lower (which would require removing the bikes off the rack first, which is a real pain). Cons of Thule: Distance from "arms" of rack to ground is such that I had to remove the front tire off one of the bikes to prevent hitting the ground while driving. Thule's distance from "arms" to ground is 6 inches less than Yakima (don't have to remove tire off bike when using Yakima's rack). Thule is also a real pain to assemble. Yakima Highlight: Pros: Don't have to remove tire(s) from bike(s) because of greater distance from arms to ground. Little and easy assembly! Cons: Cannot quite get into the hatchback when rack is in up position. Must remove bikes from rack in order to lower rack to gain full hatchback access. However, the hatchback can be opened some and I can get what I need while rack is in up position. I've decided I'd rather have less hatchback access than taking tires on and off bikes.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not fit 2014 Subaru Forester hitch I used a Yakima hitch rack on my mini-van for 12 years and had planned to transfer it to my new vehicle, a 2014 Subaru Forester. I was disappointed to discover that my older hitch rack would not mount to the dealer installed hitch on my new Subaru. After consulting the helpful sales staff at REI, I purchased the Highlite 3, which looks solid and is less than half the weight of my previous rack -- an important feature since the Subaru hitch has a maximum 200 lb. tongue weight capacity. The problem is, according to Yakima's customer service representative (with whom I emailed and talked over a couple of weeks), a design change by Yakima reduces the depth the Highlight 3 base can be mounted in some hitch receivers to only about 1" -- not deep enough to securely fasten the rack. So, sadly, this model of rack, with its mount currently designed to fit other vehicle hitches, simply does not work on the 2014 Subaru Forester. Disappointed, I am returning the unit to REI to exchange for a hitch rack with a mount that will fit. [The Yakima rep suggested that this issue does not affect all Yakima hitch racks, and that at least one or two of their heavier models may safely be installed on the Subaru Forester hitch.]
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, easy to install Very light weight makes it very easy to install and remove on the vehicle. All tools required for assembly are included (1 allen wrench and 1 closed end wrench). Total time to assemble and install was less than 30 minutes, but the majority of that time was spent trying to wrestle the rubber straps onto the bike holders (they were very stiff, but are starting to loosen up a little now with use). The only other assembly is installing 1 bolt with provided wrenches, very easy. I like that no tools are required to install/remove the rack from the hitch of the vehicle. I put two mountain bikes on it quite easily, three might be a little more tricky to get them all on there, but there looked like there was enough room. Overall, no complaints and am very happy with it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performs well, no regrets I've only used it a couple of times but it worked very well. Installing and uninstalling it into a hitch receiver is a breeze. 2 hybrid bikes are a very comfortable fit. It looks like carrying 3 bikes might require 1 or 2 front wheel removals so the handlebars can be turned for tight racking. The rack and bikes are very stable while driving. I spent about 1/2 hour practicing mounting and un-mounting 2 bikes in the confort of a garage so that when I used the rack to go somewhere I'd know what to expect. The practice is worth it because you figure out quickly how to use it without much time or effort.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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