Today we are going to cover part number Y02422 from Yakima. This is Yakimas SwingDaddy Hitch Mount Bicycle Carrier. This rack is designed to work in 2-inch receiver hitches only, and it can carry up to four bikes. The first feature we will show you is the anti-rattle hitch bolt. This goes into where the hitch pin goes, and it threads into place. All right, and then once you have it in place, you can tighten it down with the supplied tool. Next, you can install the safety pin clip or add the supplied lock, which covers up the hitch pin, too. Next, we will show you the best feature about this bicycle rack, and that is the swing-out feature. First off, you want to take out your safety pin, here, and then undo this bolt. Then pull up on this pin, and you can swing it out. You can take this upright, here, and rotate it, and then you can move the whole assembly away from your vehicle, allowing you access to the back of your vehicle. Put your safety pin back in so it cannot come back around, and you can get in the back of your vehicle.
Next, we will show you the arms themselves that actually fold up. Right now, they are in the stored position, but to fold them up to make them ready to hold a bike, pull on this little button right here - pull it toward you - and raise up on the arms. All right, next we will focus on the cradles, here. When the anti-sway cradle is in its folded-up position, it is easy to move back and forth on the arm itself. So you can position each individual cradle to make room for your bicycles. And then the other cradle that will be on the other side of the bike is a little tighter fit, and it does moved back and forth, but it is just held in place by friction. Next, we will show you the security on the bicycle rack. It has a little cable lock that comes out from the back side, here, and you can run it through your bicycle frames, and it locks into place right here. All right, let us go ahead and load up a bike.
Set the bike on the cradles and then pull down the anti-sway bar. And then just pull the strap into place and latch it. Same thing for the other side. And yes, you can actually do the swing-away function with the bikes on the vehicle. Again, just pull out your safety pin here, undo your bolt with the handle, then pull up on this pin, and you can unfold it. Rotate it backward, stand straight out, and then push to the side. Insert your safety pin back into place so it cannot accidentally swing back into you, and you have full access to the rear of your vehicle. And that covers the review of part number Y02422 , the Yakima SwingDaddy.
Today were going to talk about getting your bikes together with your vehicle so you can go riding. Over here we have a variety of different bikes, the mom and dads bikes, and the kids bikes. Obviously, they have all different types of frames and sizes. What we are going to do here is figure out what kind of bicycle rack works with your type of bikes. To start off there are three different types of bicycle racks, i guess you could say three different configurations. One is the single arm version, on the left hand side here. It is pretty much the original design bicycle rack, not much has changed besides clamps and the hinge part at the bottom. It is the most economical one, for the most part it is the most tried and true piece of equipment. The next one in the center here, is called the two armed version. Basically, it is more stable, has two points of contact on the bicycle rack. It has pretty much been around as long as the single arm version, again it has proven technology, and pretty much there is not much to it except for the width on them. And then the last version is the wheel mount, which is relatively new. It grabs the bikes by the wheel and the frame so you have three points of contact compared to the other two.