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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar

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(64 reviews)

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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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   (64 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


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

Dave R - 02/23/2015


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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 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 on both orders. I definitely recommend purchasing this product from - just don't forget a Tube Top adapter if one of your two bikes is for a woman! 138237


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

comment by: Janet - 07/08/2014


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: 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: Joe G10/20/2013 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 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

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: 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, and they have a very knowledgable staff. 56092

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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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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by: Robert R12/11/2014

Just what I needed to stop my wife's bike frame from being scratched!! 164232

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by: Kevin H.08/04/2014

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

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by: Rick M.07/15/2013

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

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by: Dennis06/22/2012

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

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by: Randy K04/30/2014

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

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by: Larry M.09/11/2012

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

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by: Kevin04/28/2013

Great Product, exactly as described, Quick Delivery 78245

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  • The Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack, # Y02629, will fit your 2005 Subaru Forester. The KingJoe Pro 2, # Y02624 will also fit. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount, # TH910XT, will also fit. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video review of this rack as well. I think your first instinct, the Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2, is a good choice. It is economical, fits a wide variety of vehicles, is made of steel, has padded feet to protect...
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  • What Two Bike Rack Is Recommended For A Hummer H3 And Will A Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Work
  • To make sure a hitch bike rack will work on your Hummer H3 you will need to measure to make sure the bike rack will clear your spare tire. If you measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the farthest part on the back of your vehicle, which would be your spare tire, and that measures less than 11-1/2 inches then you could use the Swagman XP 3 Bike Rack # S64910-2. I have included a link to instructions for the proper installation of this product. It has a weight capacity of...
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  • Will the Yakima SuperJoe 2 Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit on a 2003 Toyota Corolla
  • Yes, the Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack, item # Y02629, will fit on your 2003 Toyota Corolla, as long as it is the 4 door model. If you have a different model let me know what it is and I can make a recommendation for you. You will not need to make any modifications or need any extra parts to install the carrier. The only thing that could affect the fit is if you have an aftermarket spoiler on the trunk of your vehicle. Low profile factory spoilers work with this rack,...
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  • Will Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier # Y02598 work on 2014 Wrangler Unlimited with 315/75R16 Tire
  • The Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier # Y02598 should work very well on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We had a customer leave a review who said this rack worked very well with his 315 width tire. He actually didn't even have to use the longest included adapter either. He used the medium length one. Check out the review video I attached for this product as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also 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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  • 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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  • Fit of Trunk-Mount 2-Bike Rack for Use on 2015 Subaru Forester with Electronic Liftgate Option
  • Some trunk-mount bike carriers' straps will install on certain vehicles like your 2015 Subaru Forester in such as way that they might block one of more of the lift gate sensors. This happens to be the case with the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910XT. But we do have other excellent options for you! Yakima's KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack # Y02624 and their KingJoe 2 # Y02619 both avoid this issue and offer features like the anti-sway StableCradle system to hold your bikes steady and heavily...
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  • Recommended Replacement Parts for Rhode Gear Bike Carrier
  • For your Rhode Gear Bike Carrier, I would recommend the Replacement Cradle # RG8890084 you referenced. It provides a longer-lasting, more snug fit for the bikes you plan to transport as well as protecting the frame of the bike including the brake/gear cables. This particular cradle fits Yakima-era Super Shuttle racks, but we cannot guarantee it will fit the Speedster model. A tip for installing cradles on a bike rack such as this is to spray aerosol hair spray on the bars before sliding...
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  • Will the Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro 3, # Y02625, will fit your 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan. . The KingJoe Pro is a newer Yakima trunk mount bike rack. It has recently been redesigned with upgraded components. You will get anti-sway cradles, padded legs, and the rack attaches to the vehicle using 6 straps. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame tube that goes straight across (like a typical mens bike does) I recommend using adapter bar # Y02531. This will allow you to carry those...
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