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Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack


    Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack

    The bike ride should be more challenging than transporting your bike. If you're tired of lifting your bike onto your roof rack, upgrade to the easy-to-use Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack. See details

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    The bike ride should be more challenging than transporting your bike. If you're tired of lifting your bike onto your roof rack, upgrade to the easy-to-use Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack.

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    The bike ride should be more challenging than transporting your bike. If you're tired of lifting your bike onto your roof rack, upgrade to the easy-to-use Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack.

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    The bike ride should be more challenging than transporting your bike. If you're tired of lifting your bike onto your roof rack, upgrade to the easy-to-use Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack.

    • Highlights of the Yakima HoldUp 2 include a low load height, easy-to-use ratcheting arms, tilt-down design, integrated locks—even a built-in bottle opener
    • New side-to-side adjustability lets you adjust the space between the bikes to ensure there isn't any bike-to-bike interference
    • Wheel straps and ratcheting StrongArm™ design secure bikes at wheels, protecting paint and accommodating carbon bikes, disc brakes, thru axles and full suspension bikes
    • Tilt-down design lets you access the rear of the vehicle, even when bikes are loaded
    • Integrated locks secure the rack to the hitch and the bikes to the rack
    • Bike trays fold up when not in use, keeping the rack compact on the back of your car
    • Built-in metal bottle opener keeps your passengers happy at apres-ride gatherings
    • Premium black gloss finish
    • The Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack carries 2 bikes; add the HoldUp +2 Bike Rack Add-On Extension (sold separately) to carry a total of 4 bikes
    • Choose 1.25 in. or 2 in. receiver hitch size (note that the HoldUp +2 Bike Rack Add-On Extension requires the 2 in. receiver)

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

    Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rack

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    Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Hitch Rackis rated4.3333out of5by12.
    Rated5out of5byfromTop notch rackLove the wife bought it for me when REI had 20% in November. I switched from Yakima StickUp which was a great rack. Fits perfect on my VW GTI and holds up without any issues for long trips. I was eyeing couple other racks as price was not the issue (Kuat, 1stUpUSA etc), but Yakima products have never let me down. I would recommend it to anybody.
    Date published: 2014-01-02
    Rated4out of5byfromI would buy this product againThis product was easy to install onto my SUV with mimimal tools. Does not block visibility from side mirrors.
    Date published: 2013-11-28
    Rated3out of5byfromGood, but design flaws limitingGood rack, with a more-compact-than-the-competition design, but I had to return it due to the lack of clearance with the rear hatch on my 2005 Nissan Xterra. The angle of drop is insufficient to clear my hatch with a mountain bike loaded on the first tray, which I consider to be a design flaw/oversight. I purchased the HoldUp 2 due to the folding part of the tray, which allows for easier access to the rear of a vehicle when the rack is on the vehicle. That part is good. But not being able to open the hatch to access rear cargo area due to the bike handlebar hitting the hatch was a dealbreaker for me. Also, the Yakima hitch pin/bolt design makes it a pain to install/uninstall the rack. The supplied wrench would not fit into place on my stock OEM Xterra hitch. I would have had to buy a large socket wrench to tighten the pin/bolt. My old rack, a Küat Alpha, has a sweet "no tools needed" mechanical tightening design that makes it soooooo easy to install/uninstall quickly and easily. So I'm looking for a rack that will lower enough to allow hatch clearance. I measured the degree of angle when lowering the hitch on three racks (Yakima HoldUp, Thule T2 and Küat NV, and it looks like I'll be buying a Küat NV (even though it costs more). My degrees of drop measurements using an iPhone angle meter: Küat NV: 31° Thule T2: 25° Yakima HoldUp: 22° To sum it up: The Yakima HoldUp is a good compact rack IF you don't have a vehicle with a tall hatch OR you have a small bike with not-wide handlebars. I'm guessing the hatch/handlebar clearance problem would affect most full-size SUVs, but I can only attest to the clearance issue with my Xterra. If you don't have a problem with hatch/bike clearance, or don't care about rear cargo access with bikes mounted, then you'll probably be happy with the HoldUp.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated2out of5byfromDidn't work out as well as I'd hoped...Rather disappointed with this bike rake. The rack fastens to the hitch by utilizing the locking pin as a threaded bolt. Great if you never plan to take the bike rack off, but if you plan to use your hitch for other reasons it takes longer than I'd like to take off. The security cable locks also seemed rather cheap as they would get stuck pulling them out and pushing them back into the rack. I experienced this immediately after taking it out of the box. Bike rack was also rather tall and prevented me from being able to use my lift gate with it up. I ended up getting a Kuat NV 2 which is the same style bike rack but is lower profile and is better constructed in my opinion. Very happy with my new one.
    Date published: 2013-10-10
    Rated4out of5byfromBest rack I've ever usedI can't think of anything that would make this any better. Maybe price or being able to hold more bikes for the dollar
    Date published: 2013-10-09
    Rated4out of5byfromLike it so far...Replaced a Thule Apex switng with this. Didnt really need the 4 bike capacity so this works fine for me. The real advantage of thsi for me is that 1) it fits well into a recessed trailer hitch (no ext. required like the Thule apex) and 2) the bottom rides higher than a hangin bike tire so no draggin on steep driveways/hills. The only downside is when its off the car, its kind of hard to find a spot in my garage to store it out of the way - bulky.
    Date published: 2013-10-02
    Rated5out of5byfromIT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTERThe HoldUp 2 is by far the best bike rack I've owed. It replaced a very good Yakima Bighorn but the HoldUp is a lot easier to load and secure. We have several bikes with fenders and by wedging a piece of stiff styrofoam between the front wheel and the fender, we're able to transport these bikes as well in spite of Yakima's disclaimer. Wish I had discovered the HoldUp 2 sooner.
    Date published: 2013-09-26
    Rated5out of5byfromAbsolutely the best!Been through several styles and this rack holds a variety of bicycle styles. This years model is lighter than last year and cable lock ( not super strong cables, could cut through easily, I reinforce with my own locks) are included with the lock along with hitch lock. I think the rack is more streamlined this year so the appearance is nicer.Yakima keeps improving this rack to make even better. Thank you Yakima.
    Date published: 2013-08-25

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