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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar

Yakima Accessories and Parts

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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
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2" long at shortest; 31-1/2" at maximum length
  • Lifetime warranty


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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar - Y02531

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (55 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Julie K06/29/2014


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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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






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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tamara M.01/05/2013


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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: J Dolphin10/13/2014


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Flatwaterjohn05/24/2014


Does what it's supposed to do, and does it well. It will not cook or clean 132295






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin H.08/04/2014


Too difficult to use for ladies. It requires great force to operate. 144305






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick M.07/15/2013


Five minute install...great product, great service!!! Thanks!!! 89554






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis06/22/2012


Great product! Excellent customer service! Very pleased Thank you 45269






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy K04/30/2014


Great solution to my problem - Thanks to Judy who suggested it 128224






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry M.09/11/2012


Got here early. Works great. Thanks for the prompt service. 54321






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin04/28/2013


Great Product, exactly as described, Quick Delivery 78245






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul G.04/09/2011


High quality. Service and delivery were excellent. 11419






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Louie P05/28/2014


Excellent product works exactly as advertised . 132912






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis B.11/30/2012


High quality product and fantastic deli very. 60373






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David T.11/06/2012


Fits great on bike and works well with carrier 58922






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mario J.06/02/2011


Easy to use and serves it's purpose with ease. 15991






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe s06/28/2013


Spot on-pro all the way-highly recommen d. 86668






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robt Wilkinson06/13/2012


wonderful service and fast deliviery. 43946






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robt.08/08/2014


Wonderful parts service and prices. 145338




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  • For a 5 bike rack that provides the maximum in stability for the 2 inch hitch on your Toyota Sequoia, the Yakima DoubleDown 5 Bike Carrier, part # Y02425, that you referenced would work very well. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out. For womens and alternative framed bikes you would want a Yakima Tube Top bike adapter bar, part # Y02531. Review video and instructions are below. Another option you have is to get a Thule Apex 5 bike rack, part...
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  • If you have a 2007 or newer Honda CR-V (without the rear-mounted spare tire), then you can use a Yakima trunk mount bike rack, but you will be limited to carrying a maximum of 2 bikes. This is because with the Yakima racks that will fit (see link) you must use the glass hook adapters and this reduces the capacity of the 3 bike models down to only 2 bikes. None of the Thule racks, including the Gateway that you referenced are listed as a fit. The bike rack that is closest to the Thule...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • There are several trunk mounted bike racks that are available for your 2007 Honda CR-V. The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack With Folding Arms, part # Y02624, can carry 2 bikes and includes several key features, such as a low-profile design with folding arms, sturdy steel construction and an integrated anti-sway StableCradle system. For a 3-bike carrier I suggest the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack With Folding Arms, # Y02625. This carrier shares the features of the Pro 2 and is one...
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  • Yakima Swingdaddy Bike Rack Recommendation for Loaded Tailgate Access on a 2007 GMC Sierra
  • While the Swagman Quad Platform # Y02464 and Swagman XTC4 are similar there are many differences in features between the two. They are both quality racks but I would recommend the XTC4 because of its tilting feature, anti-sway wheel mounts, and the included bike locks. However, the folding and tilting features of this rack are only for when there are not bikes on the rack. If you need something that will allow you to have access to your truck bed while bikes are loaded on the rack...
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  • I cannot recommend using the Swagman XTC-2 for your application, as the weight of your bikes is 43 lbs over the recommended weight capacity. Overloading the rack can lead to damage to the hitch and the vehicle, as well as the loss of the rack and the bikes. The Yakima HoldUp, part # Y02443 offers a 120 lb weight capacity, and would be a much safer alternative. Clicking on the provided link will take you to the assembly and install details for the Yakima HoldUp. For womens bikes...
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  • Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Infiniti G37 to Limit Paint Contact
  • If you want to prevent scratches on your 2011 Infiniti G37 I would recommend a hitch mounted bike rack that would have no contact with the paint on your G37 at all. First you would need a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24831, installed onto your vehicle (installation instructions attached). Then, you could install a Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9028. A video and installation instructions for this rack are also included. However, if you wanted to go with a trunk mounted bike...
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  • Will the Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • I checked with Yakima and the KingJoe Pro 3, # Y02625, is listed as a fit for a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 adpater works and a link to all the trunk mount bike racks that will fit your Tiguan.
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