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  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • Yakima
  • 14-1/2 - 31-1/2 Inch
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 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.

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. .

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Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar - Y02531

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (95 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: Jen09/11/2016

I placed an order for a Swagman bike rack and and 2 adapter bars with 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 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 again. 293606


I am still living both products!

Jen - 10/23/2017


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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


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 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: Jose K.04/29/2017

Couldn't be any happier with the whole process, research, ordering and the delivery. Although my parts were not yet installed, they are waiting for me at home so when I get back from my winter vacation, I can entertain myself installing them. All the videos are absolute a great help and informative. Great place to do business with, one would hope there are more businesses like this. Congratulations guys!! 374097

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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, and they have a very knowledgable staff. 56092

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by: Contracuti08/01/2016

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: Joe L.11/04/2016

This bar enabled me to place a very small toddlers bike on my Yakima bike rack and it works very well overall, but it would have been nice to be able to rotate the bar along it's y axis for greater flexibility with installation. It's very well built and matches my bike rack. Great product! 313693

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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: Roy F.02/24/2017

We've had one for years and needed a second one for another women's bike. This is the best way to transport a men's or women's bike that doesn't have the top cross bar if you are using a hitch mounted bike rack. Sturdy construction and easy to mount on the bike. 345459

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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: Michael F05/06/2017

Works well, video for use excellent. 377065

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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: Ben D.10/01/2016

Yakima makes a great product and e-trailer makes it easy to find. My order was filled and shipped accurately and timely. I will order from e-trailer again as the need arises with no hesitation. 302339

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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: Josh C04/03/2017

Makes mounting the bikes a breeze. You can do it without these but get ready for a battle and a good bit of time dedicated to figuring the exact placement of each bike so it fits this rack. 362430

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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: D. Brown07/10/2017

Only mens bikes really fit well on bike racks, so we use these for the youth bikes and women's frames . They have been very durable over several trips in the last year. 403905

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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: 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: Edgar G07/10/2017

a necessity if you have women and kids bike. Worked out perfect with these, without them i would of not been able to install quickly. 403693

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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: 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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  • When it comes to a bike rack to transport your electric bikes, we currently offer two options, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 and the Thule EasyFold. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Electric Bicycles, # HR1450E. This carrier is designed for a 2 inch hitch receiver and accommodates 2 electric bicycles up to 80 lbs per bike. The Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Rack, # TH9032, can be used with a 1-1/4 inch Class II hitch or a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver and accommodates...
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Rack for a 2017 Ford Escape Titanium
  • It looks like the 2016 version of the Ford Escape Titanium has some plastic fascia at the bottom of the rear hatch which prevents a trunk mounted bike rack from fitting. That must have changed with the 2017 version because when I called my contact at Yakima, he said that they have tested and approved some trunk mounted bike racks for a 2017 Ford Escape Titanium. The trunk mount bike rack that I recommend for you to use on your Escape is the Yakima FullBack. This comes in a 2 Bike Rack...
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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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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Honda CR-V
  • We do have spare tire bike racks that are compatible with your 2004 Honda CR-V, however, according to Hollywod Racks, the SR2 Spare Tire Bike Rack, # HRSR2, will not fit your CR-V. Instead, I recommend looking at either the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack, # TH963PRO, or the Yakima SpareRide 2, # Y02599. Both of these bike racks have been confirmed to fit your CR-V and they can be adjusted to center the bikes with your vehicle since you have an offset spare tire. To determine which bike...
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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 Dispatch Bike Rack # S64684. I have included a link to instructions for the proper installation of this product. It has a weight capacity...
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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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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Suggestions for a 2008 Honda Fit and a 2009 Toyota Prius
  • The Yakima HangOut 3 Bike Rack, # Y02638, would be a great choice for both your 2008 Honda Fit and your 2009 Toyota Prius. 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 item for you to check out, see link.
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  • Recommended Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2008 Honda Civic
  • The Yakima HalfBack, part # Y02636 would be an excellent choice for your 2008 Civic. The HalfBack is very easy to use, and actually looks good on the back of a vehicle. Keep in mind that the rack has a 70 lb weight capacity. If you have any bikes that you are going to carry that have alternative, women's, or kid's frame you will want to use the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531. This bar will make sure that your bike's are resting properly on the bike rack and that they are staying...
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  • Hitch and Bike Carrier Recommendations for a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • The hitch we recommend for you is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2010 Toyota Highlander part # 75726. This hitch will work perfectly for your application and is one of our top sellers. The bike carrier we recommend for you is 4 Bike Rack for 2 inch Trailer Hitches, Wheel Mount - Swagman XTC4 part # S64665. If all you need to haul is two bikes the 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount - Swagman XC part # S64650 is what we recommend. The reason...
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 35 inch Tall Tire
  • I have a spare tire mounted bike rack recommendation that will work on the 35 inch tall spare of your vehicle, but the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO won't work on tires taller than 32 inches. You should check out the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack part # Y02599. This rack can go on tire up to a 315 series width or 12.5 inch width. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes...
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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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  • Yakima FullBack 2 Bike Rack Compatibility With A 2017 Toyota Prius
  • Yes. The Yakima FullBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02634 is confirmed to fit a 2017 Toyota Prius. This is a very nice trunk mounted bike rack that will give you an integrated cable lock system and the accessory to lock your rack to your trunk. With a hanging bike rack like this, I recommend using an adapter bar like # Y02531 for any women's, children's, or step through style frames to allow you greater ground clearance and the ability to carry the bikes level. I've attached a video of this...
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • The Yakima bike rack, # Y02457, itself weighs 32 pounds. It can carry up to 80 pounds total. So if loaded to capacity the tongue weight on the hitch would be 112 pounds. The bike rack has more than enough capacity for the two 38 pound bikes you have. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes I recommend using the Tube Top adapter bar, # Y02531, for greater round clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have included a link to a video showing how the...
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  • Can 5 Bikes Really Fit on the Yakima RidgeBack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...
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  • Are There Trunk or Hatch Mounted Bike Racks Available for a 2005 Honda Odyssey
  • At this time the only trunk or hatch mounted bike racks available for the 2005 Honda Odyssey is the Hollywood Racks # HRF2 for 2 bikes or the # HRF3 for 3 bikes. It will mount to the rear hatch, crossbars, or existing rails on your Odyssey. There are other options available if you need to transport more that 2 bikes. The most versatile being a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. A hitch will allow you to not only put a bike rack on your Odyssey, but also cargo carriers and many other...
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  • Recommended Rear Mounted Bike Rack for a 2014 Subaru Forester with Electric Lift Gate and Spoiler
  • There are many options available for rear mounted bike racks on your 2014 Subaru Forester with the electric lift gate and spoiler. I have linked the page with all of them to this page for your convenience, but the Thule # TH910XT isn't one of them. One that I really like is the Yakima FullBack 2 # Y02634. This rear rack will mount to the back of your Forester with minimal roof interference. The FullBack includes an integrated bike lock and a rack lock to secure your bikes to the rack...
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  • Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar Recommendation for Specialized HotRock Bikes on Yakima SwingDaddy
  • You should check out the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531. This product attaches between your handlebars and the seat post for a sturdy, horizontal bar, which will allow your 20 inch Specialized HotRock bikes to be installed on your Yakima SwingDaddy # Y02464. I attached a review video and installation instructions for the # Y02531 for you to check out also.
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