For female or oddly shaped frames, throw on a Tube Top Adapter. The adapter attaches quickly and easily between your handlebars and seat post to form a sturdy, horizontal bar, which makes the bike compatible with most hitch mounted carriers. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y02531 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar

Yakima Accessories and Parts

(78 reviews)


Code:   Y02531

Price:$39.00


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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y02531

For female or oddly shaped frames, throw on a Tube Top Adapter. The adapter attaches quickly and easily between your handlebars and seat post to form a sturdy, horizontal bar, which makes the bike compatible with most hitch mounted carriers.


Features:

  • Creates a straight tube top for female or oddly shaped bike frames
  • Installs quickly and securely on wide range of bikes
    • Keeps bikes secure on single- or dual-arm mounts
  • Has adjustable, large-diameter tubing and anti-rotation inserts
    • Provides greater bike stability
  • Attaches to bike with molded collars
    • Collars are gentle on bike stem and seat post


Specs:

  • Fits most bike frames and styles
  • Capacity: 1 bike at 45 lbs
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2" long at shortest; 31-1/2" at maximum length
  • Lifetime warranty


8002531 Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar



Y02531 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y02531 Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar Review

Today we're going to be reviewing the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, Part number Y02531. This is going to give you the horizontal bar needed to mount women's or other non-traditional bike frames onto hanging style bike racks. It's easy to retract and extend by simply lightly twisting and pulling apart or twisting and pushing together. It's easy to open and close the clamps by pressing the gold button down and rotating it, which will then allow you to hook it around your seat post and your handle bars. Closing them is as easy as spinning it around until it clicks into place. The overall length of the tube top adapter, outer edge to outer edge, comes right to 24 inches. The inside measurements from here to here are going to measure about 14 and a quarter inches. We'll extend it and repeat those measurements that we have that for reference also.

Outer edge to outer edge is right at 31 and a half inches. Inside to inside, we're going to measure 22 and a half inches. The tube top adapter bar is designed to match most bike frames. Giving you the diameter of the smaller tube is one and 1/8th of an inch. The larger tube is one and 3/8th of an inch. So that you can verify this is going to be a good fit for your application at home, we'll grab the distance between the length and the width for the bigger clamp. The length is going to be about 4 and a quarter.

The wide comes to 2 and an eighth. We'll grab the smaller measurement also, which is about 3 and 3/4 and one and a half inches in width. We'll show you the bike adapter bar on a variety of different bike frames. We'll get them loaded on top of the rack that we can see how they work getting installed. With it loaded up here, we'll go ahead and strap it down. As you can see, our adapter bar works well with our mountain bike with a slightly slanted frame.

Next, we'll move to the kids' bike, which has much more of a slanted frame on it. We also have a bike here with a non-traditional drop frame style. As you can see, the adapter bar is definitely necessary for loading this type of bike onto a hanging bike rack. We've installed the adapter bar in several different frame types. We started with our mountain bike, which has a slightly slanted frame. Next, we used our kids' bike, which, as you can see, has much more of a slant to it. Now, we've installed it on a bike with an alternative style frame.

The tube top adapter bar installs quickly and easily. Extending the bar, and then pressing the button to open up the clamps is going to allow you to fit it around the seat post and the handle bar post. You'll then want to bring it together and close your clamps. With the adapter bar installed on our women's bike, we'll load it onto our bike rack. All that's left to do is strap it down and we're ready to hit the road. The tube top adapter has a 45 pound weight capacity. It attaches to the bike with the molded collars. These collars are gentle on the bike stem and offer a rubber coating to help prevent any damage to your bike. Works with dual arm, single arm, and platform bike racks that mount to a hitch, trunk, or spare tire. The tube top adapter also features a lifetime warranty. Now, we can take it out and show you what it's going to look like in action through our test course. We'll take it through the slalom, which show the side to side action. Our alternating bumps will give you the twisting motion. The solid bumps will give you the up and down movement of the bikes. That completes today's review of the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, Part number Y02531. .


Customer Reviews

Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar - Y02531

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (78 Customer Reviews)


For female or oddly shaped frames, throw on a Tube Top Adapter. The adapter attaches quickly and easily between your handlebars and seat post to form a sturdy, horizontal bar, which makes the bike compatible with most hitch mounted carriers.


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by: Dave R08/18/2013


Purchased this unit only after my original adapter bar (from Swagman) was on back order. I called eTrailer after not seeing any activity from my order in 2 days. That's when I was made aware that it was not available for another couple of weeks. Not a big deal but would have liked to be notified sooner and not have the rest of my order delayed because of the adapter bar. The unit is well built, heavy duty and very sturdy. Locking arms lock in place with a click to let you know they're locked. Doesn't fit my wife's bike that well (a bit long) but I've gotten it to work. Used it over the weekend on a 4hr trip and looked and performed great. Thanks eTrailer 95705


Comments

Well, its been over a year now and the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter still looks great and is holding up well to the rigors Ive put it through. Thanks again eTrailer.com

Dave R - 02/23/2015

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by: Julie K06/29/2014

Honda CR-V


Prior to purchasing the bike rack, we loaded our bikes in the back of our CRV. We had not purchased a rack before as we were told that there weren't any racks that would fit a CRV. That's where etrailer.com came in - I went on line and found the site and the rest is history. The bike rack came quickly and with a few adjustments, it was soon on the back of the CRV. Unfortunately, I did not realize that a female bike required an adapter bar so we were unable to use the rack with both bikes until the second order arrived with the adapter enclosed. Friendly and prompt communication from etrailer.com on both orders. I definitely recommend purchasing this product from etrailer.com - just don't forget a Tube Top adapter if one of your two bikes is for a woman! 138237


Comments

Hi, is your Honda CRV a 2014 5door?How many stabilizing straps do you have?Thank you!Janet

comment by: Janet - 07/08/2014


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We looked up Julie's order and it is a 2005 Honda CR-V. The bike rack is a Yakima SpareTime, it bolts to the spare tire mount so there are no straps used to secure the rack to the vehicle. Each bike is held on with 3 straps, 2 across the top tube to secure the bike to the rack and 1 around the seat post to keep the bike from swinging. As you know, your 2014 doesn't have the rear mounted spare, so your bike rack options are roof, hitch or trunk/hatch mounted. I've added a link to all the trunk racks we have that will fit your CR-V, if you're interested in roof or hitch mounte instead, let me know.

Patrick B - 7/10/2014




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by: Jen09/11/2016


I placed an order for a Swagman bike rack and and 2 adapter bars with etrailer.com in early August 2016. A week later I received a notice that the adapter bars were on back order, but my order would be sent once they were available. Another several weeks passed and I called etrailer.com to inquire about the status. I spoke with Pat C. who explained that there was no expected date for shipment, but she could replace the adapter bars with another brand. I was happy with the offer and accepted. Then Pat checked the rest of my order and was very happy to tell me that the bike rack was on sale for Labor Day. She cancelled my previous order and started a new one. Pat saved me nearly $50! My order was shipped later that day and I received it two days later. It was a delight to speak with Pat. She was friendly, helpful and showed great interest in making the customer happy. I will definitely use etrailer.com again. 293606



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by: Greg Z05/24/2015


What I expected. I do wish the tube include a locking collar (some sort of tension collar) so you could keep the item a fixed length. 195295


Comments

very happy with this purchase would buy again

Greg Z - 05/28/2016

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by: Lorrie M08/17/2013


We have carried the bikes only once so far. So far we think its a good think. 95576



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by: Perfect09/06/2016


After a consult with an eTrailer rep, I finally settled on the Saris. I used this for a 3 hour trip (6 hours round trip) with 3 bikes on a lexus NX200T. The video does not show that you need to remove a piece for certain tow hitches. Once I figured that out, it was very easy to assemble. The bikes remained stable and did not get scratched. The locking mechanism added greater stability for the bikes and security when we stopped at rest stops. Remember to buy a cross bar add on if the bike does not have one. I had 2 bikes with the add on, and one without. All 3 bikes remained secure for the trip 292087



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by: Joe G10/20/2013


Etrailer.com not only had the best price for the adapter bar I was looking for, but they did not gouge me on shipping costs. After ordering you get emails at every stage, than the best of all, I received an email stating they bumped my order from standard to priority at no additional charges. I will check etrailer.com in the future for purchases, outstanding customer service and delivery. 104451



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by: Larry Wildes05/17/2011


The price, and product were great. Delivery was prompt. The bike bar adapter works great, the only issue was when using the front of the bar on the handlebar stem the front wheel was to close to the ground when mounted on the bike rack, but this was resolved by placing the front of the bar on the top of the fork tube of the frame, the extra 1 1/2" gained by doing this leveled ot the bike on the rack, and gave me the clearance needed. The bike is a 1947 Monark Super Deluxe womens bike, with a tank, and dual springer front end. Thanks for a great product !! Sincerly, Larry Wildes 14538



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by: Tamara M.01/05/2013

2012 Toyota Sienna


The folks at etrailer gave me a recommendation for what type of hitch and bike rack I needed to fit my 2012 Toyota Sienna. I purchased their recommendation including this bike adapter bar and just came back from a wonderful vacation destination to which I transported 2 adult and 2 kids bikes! A local automotive repair shop installed the hitch for under $100. Will definitely buy from etrailer again in the future. Note - you need an adapter for each kids/womens bike being carried on the bike rack... somehow, I didn't realize that initially :) 62477



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by: Teresa R05/08/2014


I received the Yakima bike rack from etrailer for my Jeep. I received it quickly and found it easy to attach. I then determined that since I have a woman's/mountain bike I needed the tube top adapter. I do wish I would have known that so I could have ordered everything at the same time. I now have it all and everything works great! 129602



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by: Sandee03/05/2013


After finding out the product we planned to order elswhere would not work I called e-trailers. Nik M was a tremedous help in finding the right product for us. It is very sturdy, easy to install and should work out perfect for us. The service at e-trailers was a great experience and got our product before expected and was one of the most pleasant online ordering I have used!!! Thanks Nik and e-trailers!!! 68891



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by: Sandy06/07/2011


The product is very easy to use and works exactly as intended. And they have EXCELLENT customer service! I ordered it at 4pm on a Tues afternoon (with just regular shipping) and I received it on Thursday morning! I was very surprised and pleased with their speedy delivery. After that, I received a personal email, asking if I had any problems with the product. Very smooth service! 16312



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by: Jimmy W.06/20/2016


The top tube adaptor is sturdy and does the job. Only improvement I would say is if there is a way to tighten it to a fixed length once it is installed on the bike. The length is adjustable but since I wasn't able to tighten it at a specific length, I question whether or not the adaptor is fixed on the bike posts. But all in all, the adapter does the job. 262882



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by: David W.06/17/2014


Not as good a fit as I had hoped. The telescoping aspect of the unit is a bit sticky causing it to bang into the handlebar when attaching. The fit of the looping ends is not as uniform and proper as I'd like. When bike is secured and tightened to rack the unit has a lot of torque on its loop ends which worry me when time and use start to mount. 135866



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by: Grace09/29/2012


i bought this accessory because my bike has a weird / type of bar. i love my bike. though i purchased an awesome rack it still moves when driving,im guessing its the g-force from the wind as i drive....all the parts are YAKIMA. i really like all the products that i have purchased through etrailer.com, and they have a very knowledgable staff. 56092



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by: Contracuti08/01/2016

Honda CR-V


This Yakima bicycle cross bar does not solve my problem when carrying my Quick 4 Cannondale bike on my Honda CRV. The bike still corkscrews counterclockwise during travel. Don't know what to do other than get a different bike carrier. I am using a Yakama "Joe" that carries 2 bikes on a 2" ball trailer hitch. There must be a better way. 277976



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by: Bill S05/02/2012


This is a solid product, but challenging to come up with a true universal piece to handle all frames easily. I had to play with this to come up with a work around. It would be better if the jaws were adjustable. It does the job, just not as cleanly as I had hoped. I don't know that any otheres I saw would be any better. 39127



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by: Matt J.09/28/2014


the Yakima bike adapter for my Yakima bike rack is perfect for a female bike or a bike with an "abnormal" frame. I tried to use it for my Cannondale SL5, but it did not really work which is okay because I can put it on the rack directly without much hastle. So, overall, is it excellent for women's framed bikes. 153395



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by: Susan W.10/10/2012


Works well and is easy to use. I was disconcerted at first because there is no way to stop the sliding of the bar so that it maintains a fixed length. However, this is immaterial, because once attached to the bike, there is no movement of the bar. Very study. So glad to have this for my step-through bike! 56843



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by: T.A.H.05/31/2015


Bar seems to slide in and out much too easily. Did fit a traditional girls type of frame, but it is not a great fit. It is much better than trying to force this type of frame onto the hitch mount carrier. I would suggest trying to fit your bike onto the rack before the bar. 199322



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by: Chris M.09/08/2016


Blech. Waste of money. Didn't fit any of our bikes no matter how I manipulated the things. Very narrow range of usefulness. I asked other owners I saw in the parking lot and heard the same thing. Make sure it fits YOUR bike before you buy. Get thee to a bike shop. Good luck. 292334



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by: J Dolphin10/13/2014


Amazingly FAST shipping! Thanks! The products work as described. 155736



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by: Steve B05/08/2014


I purchased 2 bike adapter bars for my Yakima Double Down Bike Carrier. Product is excellent and easy to use. Built in lock is great. And Etrailer customer service is excellent!. Addtionally, their normal shipping is amazingly fast! Great experience! 129572



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by: Daniel O.10/06/2012


Your site was easy to navigate and shipping was fast.My bike rack showed up and was exactly as described.It was better built than I had expected.I would highly recommend your site anyone looking for bike racks and more!Thanks for your great service. 56569



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by: Katrina K.06/19/2013


The Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar is easy to use and makes transporting my bike and my daughter's very easy. We had to rig it a bit to fit my son's 16 inch bike due to the length (a little too long), but got it to work! 85319



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by: S09/19/2012


This product makes the task of loading the bike onto the rack very easy when you do not have a cross bar. Only wish that the length could be locked once you adjust it to your bike. Otherwise, very happy with the purchase. 55132



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by: Matt H.08/24/2012


Sturdy device that makes it a lot easier for the bike to sit on my Yakima rack. It's disappointing that I need this, but it works well. A bit pricy but great quality and easy to apply to the bike before loading. 52787



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by: Bryan H.05/02/2012


Another great experience with etrailer. Got the product fast and in perfect condition. Good to see a company and employees take pride in their work. A rare thing these days. Keep up the great work! 39111



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by: Chuck M.07/11/2015


This is as simple design that works great. The construction is solid. It is quick and easy to use. It solves the problem of safely mounting a girls bike on a bike rack. 211109



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by: Laurel O07/13/2014


I was seeking a longer telescoping rod for transporting a step through bike. The Yakima extends to about 31 + or- inches and accommodates my needs very nicely. 141124



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by: Michael D.03/03/2016


Just what we needed to use with our bike carrier! The staff talked as through the right equipment, and everything arrived on time and first quality! Thank you! 239448



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by: Bob J04/24/2014


This is very sturdy and serves the function. However, it does not have an adjustable locking ability and the front of the bicycle handlebars tend to slip down 127222



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by: Carol H08/08/2011


The two bicycle bars I bought to take women's bikes on a bicycle carrier were of high quality and were delivered almost next day. Excellent service. 21391



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by: TR310/17/2014


Purchased 2 separate orders which were completed within very acceptable time frames. Pleased with both company's service and products offered. 156458



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by: JER07/18/2013


Exactly as described. Im certain that it will deliver the service I expect. Delivery was very fast and pricing was very decent. 90255



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by: Buddy W.09/27/2014


Man, this thing is much more stout built than I expected. Very good product for the price and should provide a long service life. 153348



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by: Leon G06/30/2016


I chose this bar course it may hold a bike up to 45lbs. Easy to use and feels like a solid and strong bar. Glad with my purchase. 266886



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by: dave w03/20/2012


Well made and easy to use. etrailer delivered in a timely manner. I would recommend both etrailer and the product from Yakima. 34492



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by: Ben07/11/2015


Yakima bike rack and tube top adapter, great products, and arrived on time. etrailer great company, will buy from them again. 211042



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by: Rick K10/08/2012


It was hard to find a bar that fit a boy's mountain bike, but this one does (14.5 inch length). My search is now over! 56710



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by: Rhonda09/01/2013


Got to my house in time to use on my trip, and worked well on my sister's "girl bike". Nice quality product. 97831



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by: Dave w03/25/2012


Product is well made, price was good. Arrived earlier than expected. Will do business withe etrailer again. 35115



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by: TJM05/22/2012


Worked great on my kids bike so I don't have to figure out how to jam it into the back of the van anymore. 41280



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by: Walter hopper04/24/2015


These guys rock! Received my bike rack adapter bar within 4 days of order -- excellent price & service! 187847



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by: Jim M04/22/2015


Love these bars.... Make mounting womens bikes and bikes with different frame configs alot easier. 187507



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by: Barry W.06/12/2013


This is a "must have" for a Woman's frame bike. Mad loading it on my Yakima KingJoe rack easy!! 84303



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by: Robert A.04/08/2011


The product came with no instructions but the etrailer video was very helpful. Thank you!! 11372



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by: M L01/11/2016


I had to use it on a girl's bike since it didn't properly fit on my bike rack. It worked. 235186



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by: Jon b02/27/2012


Item came on time and in good shape. Easily mounted on both bikes. Great service. Thanks 32638



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by: DuWayne07/24/2015


The product arrived in a timely manner and the quality exceeded my expectations. 214284

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  • I am sure, it can fit 5 bikes, at least it has spots for 5 bikes. But it is a challenge to get 5 on there on any 5 bike hanging rack. If you have not done so already, remove the bikes and then move the cradles forward/backward as needed. You will probably want the cradles at the front and back to be all the way to the front and back, respectively. Then it is a matter of turning pedals and Tetris-like maneuvering to get all the bikes on there. This is an issue with most 4 and 5 bike racks....
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  • How to Lock Bikes to the Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Mount Bike Rack
  • To lock the bikes to the Yakima KingJoe Pro trunk mount bike rack, # Y02624, you will need to use a cable lock such as # CAB-10. And for a passive security device to deter theft of the bike rack you will need the Yakima security strap, # Y02623. For the bike rack, if you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # Y02531. This will allow you to carry those bikes more...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Acura MDX
  • There are a couple racks that will work for your 2012 Acura MDX. The Yakima King Joe Pro 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack # Y02625 that you referenced will work for you. This rack is one of the best trunk mounted bike racks we offer because of how easy is to install, how lightweight it is, and how well it secures to your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and review video for this rack for you to check out also. The other bike rack that will work on your vehicle is the Yakima KingJoe...
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  • Does Yakima King Joe 3 fit 2014 Toyota Highlander
  • Yes, the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 # Y02625, is a confirmed fit the 2014 Toyota Highlander. It is also one of our most popular and bestselling racks. Highly recommended. I have included a video review of this bike rack for you to check out. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes I recommend using the Tube Top adapter bar, # Y02531, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have included a link to a video showing how the adapter works.
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  • What Type Of Bike Rack Is Available For Chevy Aveo 5 Door
  • The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, # TH910XT, and the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001XT, will fit on a 2004 to 2010 Chevy Aveo 5-door. They both have a weight capacity of 60 lbs. Yakima lists two choices of bike racks available for the 2004 to 2009 Chevy Aveo, but they do not have a fitment for the 2010 model, because the 2010 model uses a spoiler that interferes with the bike rack. The Yakima bike rack available for 2004 to 2009 models is the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack, #...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Suggestions for a 2008 Honda Fit and a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack, # Y02624, would be a great choice for both your 2008 Honda Fit and your 2009 Toyota Prius. I posted a photo showing the KingJoe Pro 2 on a Fit, and a standard KingJoe rack on a Prius, which is very similar to the Pro 2 model, see link. If you will be carrying bikes with a frame that does not have a horizontal top bar, you will also need a bike adapter bar, # Y02531, to install bikes with these style frames on the rack. We have a video review of this...
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  • Which Yakima Trunk Mount Bike Rack Will Fit a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • According to Yakima, there is one trunk mount bike rack that will fit your 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. You can use the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2, # Y02624. If you plan to carry womens, childrens, or alternative bicycles, I would recommend the Yakima Tube Top Adapter Bar, part # Y02531. This bike allows those types of bikes to be mounted level on the bike rack. I have linked a video review of the Yakima Tube Top Adapter Bar, part # Y02531 and an FAQ on trunk bike racks.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Hyundai Accent 5-Door
  • I have a bike rack solution for you, but at this time there is not a hitch available for the 5-Door 2012 Hyundai Accents. For a two bike trunk mounted bike rack I would recommend a Yakima KingJoe 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack # Y02619. I checked with Yakima and this rack is confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and a review video for this product for you to check out also. If you plan on carrying womens or alternative framed bikes you may be interested...
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  • Comparing Yakima FullTilt And Ridgeback Bike Carriers For 2008 Scion xB
  • The first thing you will want to do is find the tongue weight capacity for your 2008 Scion xB. Tongue weight capacity is roughly 10 percent of the towing weight capacity for the vehicle. We offer hitches that are designed to fit your xB, but they are either a Class l or Class ll. The hitches we offer that are a fit for your vehicle have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. Class l hitches are designed to only be able to carry 2 bikes on a carrier. A Class ll hitch will allow you to use...
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  • Using Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 For A Womens Bike On The Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • If a womens bike is carried on the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack, part # Y02457, it will be carried at an angle and the bike will be tilted at an angle matching the frame top tube. If you use a frame adapter like the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, part # Y02531, or the Swagman Bike Adapter, part # 64005, the bike will be ride level. These frame adapters will attach to the center seat post and to the handlebar post and provides a horizontal bar, so the bike can ride level on the bike...
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  • Recommended Trunk-Mounted Bike Rack Options for 2010 Toyota Camry
  • To see the various trunk mounted bike racks that are a fit for the 2010 Toyota Camry, click the provided link. Of the available options, I can highly recommend the Thule Raceway, which is available in a 2-bike model as part # TH9001PRO or a 3-bike model as part # TH9002PRO. What makes the Raceway so unique is the locking cable system used to attach the rack to the vehicle. This system makes the rack unbelievably easy to install and remove when compared to the straps and buckles used...
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  • Trunk Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2009 Chevy HHR
  • Yes, the KingJoe Pro trunk mount bike carriers, # Y02624 for 2 bikes and # Y02625 for 3 bikes, will fit on the back of your Chevrolet HHR. Thule also has trunk mount bike racks that will work on your HHR. The Passage series of bike racks, Item # TH910XT or # TH911XT. If you plan on carrying womens or alternative framed bikes I would recommend you get a Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for you to check...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar Recommendation for Hauling Beach Cruisers with Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500
  • There is a way to transport your beach cruisers with this Topline 2 Bike Carrier, part # UG2500, but I would not recommend attaching it to the down tube of your bike. I would recommend you use a Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, part # Y02531, to provide you with an attachment point for the # UG2500. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well as installation instructions. You will want to measure the distance from your seat post to your handlebars, and as...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Ford Fusion with Rear Spoiler
  • Generally speaking, if a vehicle has a rear spoiler, you will not be able to mount a trunk mounted bike rack. However, if no part of the bike rack touches the spoiler and the straps can pass underneath or over the spoiler without touching it, then you can use a trunk mount bike rack. If your Fusion has the factory spoiler, you will be able to use the Yakima KingJoe 3, # Y02620, pictured. I can verify that it will fit based on the pictures provided by Yakima. Based on the design of the...
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