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Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Safe for carbon frames and strong enough to carry your heavy bikes, this hitch bike rack will handle road bikes, mountain bikes, and anything in between. Ratcheting hooks and wheel straps hold your bikes by their wheels with no frame contact. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02443-2 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02443-2

  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 3
  • Yakima
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Safe for carbon frames and strong enough to carry your heavy bikes, this hitch bike rack will handle road bikes, mountain bikes, and anything in between. Ratcheting hooks and wheel straps hold your bikes by their wheels with no frame contact.


  • Platform bike rack carries 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Front 2 bike positions can be removed if you only need to carry 2 bikes
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large wheel holders with ratcheting straps let you carry mountain bikes
    • Pivoting rear-wheel cradles accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Adjustable bike trays slide side-to-side to eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Rear-mounted spring pin allows rack to tilt and fold
    • Tilts down with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deters theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant
  • Convenient bottle opener built into the end of the rack
  • Safety kit with 2 red LED lights and flag included


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 50 lbs per bike
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
    • For 29" wheels maximum tire width is 2-1/2"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of the rack: 12"
    • Closest part of the rack when folded up: 7"
    • Farthest part of the rack: 56"
    • Farthest part of the rack when folded up: 15"
  • Carrier weight: 98 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

NOTE: Not recommended for use on bikes with front fenders. Locks included with base rack and add-on may not use the same key. Add a 6-pack of lock cores (8007206 - sold separately) to ensure all locks are keyed alike.

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack In Use

The Yakima HoldUp is a premium, tray-style bike rack that lets you carry 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. This rack is specifically designed to carry bikes with big tires and wide handlebars, but it will carry just about any bike, including those with wheels from 20" to 29", carbon frames, disc brakes, thru axles, or full suspensions.

Removable 2-Bike Add-On

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Removable 2 Bike Add-on

The rack includes a 2-bike add-on that installs easily onto the base rack. When it's not needed, simply remove the add-on with the included special tool and throw it in your trunk or leave it at home. To install the add-on on your HoldUp, simply remove the endcap from the bike rack base, slide the add-on's shank into the hole on the bike rack, and secure the shank with a bolt that comes with the add-on.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Safety Flag and Clearance Lights

The add-on includes a safety kit with 2 red LED lights and a flag. The lights and flag ensure that the rack is visible to other vehicles on the road.

Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Large Front Wheel Holders

The HoldUp is easy to load, even if your bikes have monster wheels. The deep, contoured front wheel cradles accommodate just about any wheel out there, and the pivoting arms with StrongArm technology ensure that your bikes are held firmly in place.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Ratcheting Arm

To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the holder, rotate the pivoting arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook. To release the hook, simply press the built-in red button and slide the hook up and off your wheel.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Adjustable Rear Wheel Cradles

Large rear wheel holders allow the HoldUp to accommodate a wide variety of bike wheelbases. These wheel holders pivot front to back, adjusting automatically to your wheel size - no need for sliding and tightening. Secure the wheels in place with the ratcheting straps built into each holder.

Yakima HoldUp Ratcheting Arm No Frame Contact

Mounting bikes by the wheels helps prevent any scratches or scuffs to the paint. The ratcheting hooks are padded, however, so they won't mar your wheels. And the pivot mechanisms in the arms are overbuilt to ensure they keep functioning smoothly over a lifetime of hard use.

Fully Adjustable Bike Trays

Yakima HoldUp Adjustable Bike Trays

The wheel trays on the HoldUp are fully adjustable to ensure that you have all the space you need when mounting bikes with mammoth handlebars, such as a 29er. To adjust a wheel tray, loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the rack base and slide the tray left or right to achieve the desired spacing. Retighten the bolts and you're ready to roll with optimum handlebar clearance and no fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.

Complete Security

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Built-in Cable Locks

The HoldUp has a cable lock built into the end of each pivoting arm. These cables loop through your bike frames and attach to posts on the bike rack arms to secure your bikes in place. The cables store in the arms when not in use.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Locking Hitch Pin

The rack also has a HitchLock hitch pin that allows you to lock the rack to your vehicle. The threaded pin also works as an anti-rattle device to reduce noise and movement of the rack when it's mounted in your trailer hitch receiver.

The cable locks and HitchLock hitch pin include keyed-alike Same Key System (SKS) lock cores. These cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima products keyed alike.

Tilting Design and Compact Storage

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Folded for Storage

The HoldUp stores more compactly than similar platform-style racks, a features a spring-loaded pin at the base that lets you fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle when it's not in use. First rotate the front wheel holders inward and tilt the rear wheel holders inward, then rotate the pivot arms down and use the ratcheting hooks to secure the arms to the rear wheel holders. Once the arms are in place, pull the pin and fold the rack up against your vehicle.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Tilted for Rear Cargo Access

The same pin tilts the rack down, while fully loaded, so you can gain access to your vehicle's rear cargo area without having to unload your bikes.

KIT Yakima HoldUp Platform Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting

8002446 Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp for 2 Inch Hitches

Installation Details Y02443-2 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Y02443-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (234 Customer Reviews)

Safe for carbon frames and strong enough to carry your heavy bikes, this hitch bike rack will handle road bikes, mountain bikes, and anything in between. Ratcheting hooks and wheel straps hold your bikes by their wheels with no frame contact.

- Y02443-2

The bike rack works extremely well and fairly easy to get two adult bikes and two kids bike. The rack can be a bit heavy if lifting all in one piece. I would recommend installing the base, then the add on. Bikes are stable and secured. The locking cable is just long enough to go throught the frame, but don't expect both tires to be locked. The only issue I had is the stablizer bold for the add on did not fit through the base rack. I called supprot and I am going to make the hole slightly larger so it will fit. Support was very knowledge and had heard of one other issue like mine so they noted my account. etrailer is great in customer support and deliver.

- Y02443-2

Been a Yakima user for some time. Last bike rack was the Doubledown 4. Great rack but with the newer bike frames having top bars in different shapes and sizes, putting bikes on the Doubledown was a challenge. Had to go to a platform rack. Holdup was the fit. Carries 2 kids bikes without issues as well as my 29” and 27.5”. It is big and heavy but is solid and stable. Just makes it so much easier to carry 4 bikes. Just did a 500 mile round trip drive with them and no issues. Built in security cables is a nice feature. I did change out the two SKS cores to match up with the others. I’ll need to replace the stabilizer pin’s holder. It’s make out of plastic and broke right when I pulled out the pin so the cable is just hanging now. If I had to do it again, I’d buy it again. etrailer has quick shipping and great customer service.

- Y02443-2

Great service as always. The rack did show up with slight damage (one of the rear wheel trays had a crack). etrailer took care of it right away and sent me a replacement. The bike rack is great as well. Thanks for the excellent service, I will shop with you again in the future.

- Y02443-2

I own the older version and it has worked great for me. When I was considering moving up to a 4-bike rack, I decided to purchase the new version instead of the add-on to my rack. The new version had the 2 main features I was looking for: individual cable locks in each arm and adjustable trays. Ordering and shipping were easy and fast. Pre-order questions were answered quickly by etrailer.com staff. I look forward to using the full capacity of this rack when carpooling to upcoming races and the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest in Lajitas, TX this coming February. My only complaint is that I wish the SKS cores for all of the locks were matched so I would only need a single key instead of 2 keys.

- Y02443-2

Seems like a solid rack. Really heavy and bulky which I was not expecting. You essentially have to mount the 2 bike rack to the car then slip in the 2 bike add-on. Lifting the 4 bike rack as assembled is doable but triccky. Still much better for my beloved bikes than the 4 bike cradle racks which beat the bikes up as they rub each other. Warning: the nut in the receiver part of the rack had steel shot beads stuck in the grease so I couldn't thread the bolt in. I had to disassemble the nut holder and pick the steel beads out with a dental pick.

- Y02443-2

I ordered the bike rack around 11pm on Saturday and it was delivered to me the following Thursday free of charge. The two boxes were in perfect condition and so was the rack. It was very easy to put together. I had read about some other customers having some trouble with the assembly but for me everything went together correctly and quickly. I took my Fuji traverse 1.1 for a test run on it around my town. It takes about 10 seconds to secure the bike to the rack. The bike was held in place very well and I’m looking forward to using it to transport my bikes back and forth from Rhode Island to New Hampshire this summer. It appears to be a very sturdy and well built rack. Too this point I am extremely happy with this purchase and I will give some more feedback after I have taken it on a few trips with all four bikes on it.

- Y02443-2

This is a great bike carrier. It is attractive and well built. It seems to be more heavy duty than the Thule two bike carrier I have, Yakima designed this four bike carrier very well and I am looking forward to lots of trips with the option of two or four bikes. The only problem I incurried was with the bolt that holds the carrier to the two inch hitch. The threads on the bolt and the threads on the nut inside did not easily tighten down.

- Y02443-2

In one word: AWESOME! Not only is the Yakima rack awesome, but the delivery was lightning fast and the purchase experience was easy! I bought the rack with the additional add-on and they were easy to install and use! Definitely recommend!

- Y02443-2

Assembled and used it last night. Really sturdy and well built. Very cool looking too. Order and delivery from etrailer.com was painless and fast. We look forward to many trips with the family and our bikes.

- Y02443-2

I ordeed this rack and it was high quality and was easy to put together and install on the vehicle. etrailer had the best price around.

- Y02443-2

Looks good. I just assembled it but have not used it yet. I did find that the included wrench does not work on my Chevy 2500 pickup. There is not enough clearance for swinging the wrench. The large hole needs to be on top. Also, I am missing a couple parts in the box but I am wondering if they were eliminated. Waiting for a response from Yakima. Looking forward for having it for RAGBRAI next year.

- Y02443-2

So far so good Assemble was easy I will send photos when it is not raining

- Y02443-2

Excellent product.

- Y02443-2

I carry 4 eBikes without any problem.

- Y02443-2

Built solid, and secure. A great addition for any family that loves their bikes :)

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Great rack. Great price. Delivered to my door. Enough said.

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Exceptional quality. Better than expec ted

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Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Works well for transporting two 29" wheeled mountain bikes. However, after one year it's starting to rust in several areas (see attached photos), and the front wheel arms are becoming increasingly difficult to raise and lower. Finally the locking cable is extremely rusty as you can see in the attached photo. I'm not sure how durable this rack will be long term.

This has a limited lifetime warranty but rust is not covered under warranty. With most aftermarket products like this one, it will need taken off when not in use, lubricated often, and filed and repainted once you noticed rust forming. Here are some tips in this attached article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/03/2021

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Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

I was excited to finally get the bike rack after a long back order...but it was well worth the wait ! It took my husband and I about 35 minutes to assemble it. It was very easy. I had been having to lift my bike in and out of my truck bed and it was taxing on my back. I have used it everyday since installing it and love it. Thank you to the Customer Service department for being so nice when I called several times for updates on my order.

- Y02445

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

As etrailer reminded me, I have had this thing for a year and it is awesome. I did a lot of research before buying and am certainly glad it steered me towards this product. My hatch just clears the rack when it is in the stowed (up) position and it just clears my handlebars in the tilted (down) position. Fits like a glove! The bolt fits snugly and makes for a very quiet ride. I love the anti-theft bolt-end but I make sure to pull on it after installing because it is hard to tell for sure if it is on. Mine was not and I drove away, losing it. They're not super expensive, but are super back-ordered rn so I had to find one from MasterLock that fits. I actually take mine on and off a fair amount because I'm hauling stuff around and loading/unloading is much easier without the rack in place even with it all folded into the stowed position. I've taken this rack across the country a few times (with and without bikes) and it has been great. I try not to exceed 90mph with a bike in the rack... Two things to know: 1. When you are only carrying one bike you have to make certain that the other spot's ratcheting arm is as ratcheted-down as possible. I once had it slip and it was dragging in the roadway before someone started flashing lights at me and I caught it. 2. I use a Voile strap (elastic cargo strap) to hold my front tire down. See attached photo. If you don't, it is possible for the front wheel to roll back a little bit and loosen the fit. I don't know why Yakima hasn't made this change themselves but it's simple and makes your bike WAY more secure especially on winding roads.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Ordered this luckily early on in the supply chain issues of 2020, and etrailer was one of the few retailers that had a reasonable ETA. I opted for the regular holdup over evo as I don't anticipate needing the fat tire support, nor did I want to pay the extra cost. My 4 year old is getting into bikes, so my wife and I bought some hybrids in order to keep up, and get some exercise. Also opted for the holdup because I don't like the hanging style carriers, and hated climbing up and down to get bikes off roof carriers. Rack works great, holds bikes securely, and fits pretty well in a Curt 2" hitch on our 2017 Outback. May eventually try out a hitch tightener to see if it gets rid of some minor wobble and creaking, but otherwise the rack is solid. Left off a star because there are some minor gripes. First, the latch to tilt the rack out of the way of the trunk door is in an awkward place, and requires you to slightly lift the rack to ease pressure on it in order to move. Granted they did fix this in the Evo, but I still don't think it's worth the upcharge. I ended up finding a Swingarm on sale to move the rack completely out of the way of the trunk. Really wish there was an all in one solution, but I get that Yakima wants to sell Exo's and Swingarms. Next, there's no retention point for the arms, so you have to be careful that the sliding piece which holds the arm in place will rest on the rack when not in use. I only had one bike mounted, and didn't realize the other arm had rotated past the rack, and was dragging on the ground when driving. Luckily only lost some non-essential rubber and didn't damage the arm itself (of course yakima sells replacements), but would have been a nice to have some sort of protection for user error, since I can't imagine a scenario in which you'd need the arm to rotate that far. My garage is unfortunately too small to comfortably keep the rack mounted full time, but installing and removing is a breeze. Highly recommend a socket wrench to tighten the bolt, yakima does supply a wrench but it's a pain to operate, especially when the rack is mounted.

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Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Great improvement over Yakima's older models of this hitch rack. Perfect for my road bike and my wife's electric Townie on the same rack. Quick, free delivery from eTrailer.

Excellent. BUT, the wheel troughs are a bit close together for an electric Townie bike. It fits, but barely.
Jeff - 07/15/2021

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    Yes, as long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2012 Subaru Forester like the Draw Tite part # 75650 the Yakima Holdup4 part # Y02443-2 that you referenced wil fit and work well. If you had bikes loaded on this rack and went to tilt it down the weight of the rack and bikes would be more than you'd feel comfortable with as the rack alone weighs 100 lbs. A better solution for rear hatch clearance would be the part # TH9027XT which pivots out and away from the rear of the...
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  • Width of Wheel Trays on Yakima Holdup 4 Bike Rack
    The wheel trays of the Yakima Holdup 4 Bike Rack will accommodate bikes with tires up to 3 inches in width. I spoke with one of my contacts at Yakima, who assured me that a childrens bike with a 38 inch wheelbase would fit with no problems whatsoever.
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  • Bike Add On Adapter For Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack To Convert to 4 Bikes
    If you would like to add a 2 bike adapter to the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting part # Y02443 you will need the adapter part # Y02446. The Plus 2 adapter converts your 2 bike Yakima HoldUp to a 4-bike carrier.
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  • Recommended Options for Carrying 3 Bikes - 2 Pedego E-Bikes and 1 Schwinn.
    I do have some great options for you, but since you are wanting to carry 2 E-Bikes and a Schwinn, the solution for a single bike carry is limited to the Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack # Y02443-2. This really is a great bike rack that has a 200 lbs weight capacity, but the problem is that it is a wheel mount and from my research it looked like all of your bikes have fenders which will not allow the wheel mount to work properly. If none of your bikes have a fender and the vehicle you will be using...
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  • At What Angle Does the Yakima HoldUp Bike Carrier Tilt
    The Yakima HoldUp bike carrier # Y02443-2 tilts down at about a 45 degree angle but it depends on the vehicle it is on and how high up the hitch is. If the hitch was low enough to the ground you would not be able to lower the rack all the way. It is unlikely that you will be able to open the rear hatch even with the carrier tilted down but we do have bike carriers that will allow you to open the rear hatch with or without the bikes loaded. I recommend going with the Apex swinging bike...
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  • Is the Yakima HoldUp 4 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Good for Womens and Mens Beach Cruisers
    The Yakima HoldUp 4, # Y02433-02435, is an excellent choice for your application. The 4 arms with padded hooks hold the bikes at the wheels, so the lack of a top bar on the womens bikes is not an issue. If your beach cruisers have fenders on them, the arms may not be able to hold the bikes correctly and you will need to look at a different rack style. This rack is very solid and there is a lot of space between the bikes so they will not hit each other in transit. The weight capacity...
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