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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar

Yakima Accessories and Parts

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Code:   Y02531

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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


8002531 Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar





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Video Transcript for Yakima TubeTop Bike Adapter Bar Review

Today we are going to show you part number Y02531 from Yakima. This is their TubeTop bicycle adapter for alternative frames or womens bike frames that allows you to carry on a traditional bicycle rack. We will go ahead and install this on an alternative-frame bicycle to give you a better idea of how it works. First step is to push down on this button here. Open it up and then do the same thing on the other side. And one part will go around your handlebars, and the other half will go around your seat post. And then lock the arms back down. You will notice that the tube on this one is rather on the large side. That is because it matches both bicycle frames on the average, so that way you get a better grip on the adapter itself when you strap it onto the bicycle rack.

OK, let us go ahead and install this on a typical bicycle rack. Once you have it in place, you can move it left and right, however you need it, and then strap it down in place. All right, and that covers it for part number Y02531 from Yakima, the TubeTop.


Customer Reviews

Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar - Y02531

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave R08/18/2013

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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: Joe G10/20/2013

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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: Lorrie M08/17/2013

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Katrina K.06/19/2013

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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: Susan W.10/10/2012

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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: Sandee03/05/2013

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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: Tamara M.01/05/2013

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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: Daniel O.10/06/2012

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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: Grace09/29/2012

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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

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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: Sandy06/07/2011

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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: Larry Wildes05/17/2011

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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 Wildes14538



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JT03/04/2011

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Fits the bikes great and secure 8483



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick M.07/15/2013

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TJM05/22/2012

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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: Carol H08/08/2011

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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: Rhonda09/01/2013

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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: JER07/18/2013

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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: Joe s06/28/2013

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kathy T06/27/2013

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Excellent quality, easy to use. 86326



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barry W.06/12/2013

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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: Kevin04/28/2013

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Great Product, exactly as described, Quick Delivery78245



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis B.11/30/2012

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High quality product and fantastic deli very. 60373



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David T.11/06/2012

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Fits great on bike and works well with carrier58922



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick K10/08/2012

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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: S09/19/2012

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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: Larry M.09/11/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt H.08/24/2012

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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: LK07/20/2012

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Works well! 48712



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis06/22/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bryan H.05/02/2012

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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: Dave w03/25/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: dave w03/20/2012

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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: Jon b02/27/2012

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Item came on time and in good shape. Easily mounted on both bikes. Great service. Thanks32638



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mario J.06/02/2011

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul G.04/09/2011

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High quality. Service and delivery were excellent.11419



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robt Wilkinson06/13/2012

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wonderful service and fast deliviery. 43946



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert A.04/08/2011

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



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  • What are the Dimensions for the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, # Y02531
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Yakima Tube Top Adapter Bar, # Y02531. When measured from the inside of the clamp on one end to the inside clamp on the other end, the shortest length is 14-1/2 inches. The longest inside dimension with the bar pulled all the way out measured 30 inches. Overall length, with the bar collapsed is 23-3/4 inches, fully extended it is 31-1/2 inches long. The 2 clamps are different sizes. The internal dimensions of the smaller one are 1-1/2 inches wide by 3-
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  • Does the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, # Y02531, Have a Locking Feature
  • The Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, # Y02531, does not have a locking feature. It will remain at the length you set it to and will not extend or retract because it will be clamped around the seat and handle bars posts on a bike. I recommend a locking cable to secure the bike to the rack. You can use Yakima Cable Lock, # Y07233. I have included links to the installation details and a video review of the adapter bar for you to view.
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  • How to Carry a Bike on a 2009 Volkswagen CC Using a Trunk Mount Bike Rack
  • There are ways to carry your bike but currently there are no trailer hitches confirmed to fit the 4Motion models of the 2009 Volkswagen CC. You can use a trunk mount bike rack instead. The benefits of a trunk mount rack is that it is not a permanent installation, it weighs less, and they are easy to store. Yakima has several trunk mount racks that will fit your vehicle. Since you are only wanting to carry 1 bike, a 2 bike rack would be best. If you want to go with something simple, I reco
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  • How to Determine the Weight Capacity of the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar
  • The weight capacity of the Yakima Tube Top bike adapter bar, # Y02531, is determined by the weight capacity of the bike rack you are using. Most bike racks are limited to 30 or 35 lbs per bike and if you are carrying a 40 pound bike rack on a 2 bike rack that has a capacity of 35 lbs per bike you would need to position the heavier bike closer to the vehicle and make sure that the second bike does not cause you to exceed the capacity of the rack. According to Yakima, as long as you stay wit
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Trunk Mount Bike Rack and Tube Top Adapter
  • For a Yakima KingJoe Pro 2, # Y02624, I recommend going with the matching Tube Top adapter, # Y02531, that you have referenced. It has a capacity of 45 pounds for 1 bike. With the bikes being so close to the weight capacity of the rack already, adding 2 of the 3.5 pound adapters would actually put them over the weight limit. If you can remove the batteries to lighten the load, that would be the best course of action. Make sure the areas on the rack that contact the vehicle, and those area
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes on a 2004 Ford Explorer
  • We have everything that you will need to carry your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on your husbands 2004 Ford Explorer. I will start off with a few bike rack recommendations. For a Yakima bike rack, my personal favorite is the FlipSide 4 Bike Rack, # Y02426. This bike rack is a great value for the quality and features that it has and it includes an integrated locking cable. For a Thule bike rack, I recommend looking at either the Vertex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9029, or the Apex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9025.
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  • Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Small Kids Bikes on a Thule Apex 5 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • Like you have said, the smallest adapter bars are going to be 14-1/2 inches at their shortest length so that is not going to be small enough for the 14 inches you will need. You may have to attach the adapter in an alternate location such as one end around the seat post and the other end higher up on the handle bars if possible. Or you may have to raise the seat and/or handle bars up so they are further apart to get the adapters to fit. If nothing you do allows the adapter to fit then the bik
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  • Can Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, Part # Y02531, Support 60-Lb Bike
  • The Yakima Tube Top, part # Y02531, cannot support the weight of your 60-lb electric bike. My contact at Yakima confirmed that they do not offer any higher-capacity versions of the Tube Top. We do offer a number of products similar to the Yakima Tube Top (from Thule, SportRack, Swagman and others) but none can handle the 60-lb weight of your bike. Their weight capacities range from 35 to 45 pounds maximum. With this being the case I thought you might be well served by a hitch-mounted platf
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