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Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting

Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting

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This beefy, platform-style hitch rack with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles holds bikes of all styles. Adjustable bike trays optimize handlebar clearance. Tilting rack has built-in cable locks and a hitch lock to ensure complete security. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02443 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02443

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

This beefy, platform-style hitch rack with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles holds bikes of all styles. Adjustable bike trays optimize handlebar clearance. Tilting rack has built-in cable locks and a hitch lock to ensure complete security.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes
    • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of size, weight, frame design, suspension, or brake style
    • Low load height requires less lifting than other bike rack styles
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • Beefed-up pivot mechanisms withstand a lifetime of hard use
  • Large front wheel holders and pivoting rear wheel cradles make it easy to load bikes
    • Ratcheting wheel straps secure your bikes' rear wheels in place
  • Side-to-side wheel tray adjustability optimizes handlebar clearance and reduces the chance of bike-to-bike contact
    • Great for bikes with large handlebars such as 29ers and other mountain bikes
  • Spring-loaded pin in base lets you tilt the rack down or fold it up
    • Tilt the rack down for cargo area access or for easier bike loading
    • Fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle for storage when not in use
  • Cable locks with Same Key System (SKS) lock cores built into each upright arm lock bikes to rack
  • HitchLock threaded hitch pin with SKS core locks rack to your vehicle
    • Also acts as an anti-rattle device takes noise and movement out of your hitch when rack is installed
  • Optional add-on (Y02446 - sold separately) lets you convert 2-bike carrier to a 4-bike carrier
  • Solid steel construction with glossy black powder coat finish is stylish and rust resistant
  • Handy metal bottle opener built into rack base


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Carrier weight: 49 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Tire width: up to 2-1/2"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest wheel holder: 12"
    • Closest wheel holder when folded: 7"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack In Use

The Yakima HoldUp is a premium, tray-style bike rack that lets you carry 2 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.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp 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 8002443 HoldUp 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 8002443 HoldUp 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 mark your wheels. And the pivot mechanisms in the arms are overbuilt to ensure they keep functioning smoothly over a lifetime of hard use.


Fully Adjustability Bike Trays

Yakima 8002443 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 8002443 HoldUp 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 8002443 HoldUp 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 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Folded for Storage

The HoldUp stores more compactly than similar platform-style racks, and 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 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Tilted for Rear Cargo Access

The same pin can also be used to tilt the rack down 20 degrees for easier bike loading. The tilting feature can also be used when the is rack fully loaded, so you can gain easier access to your vehicle's rear cargo area without unloading your bikes.


Optional 2-Bike Add-On

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack 2 Bike Add-on

There is a 2-bike add-on available (Y02446 - sold separately) for the HoldUp that will allow you convert it from a 2-bike carrier to a 4-bike carrier. 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.



8002443 Yakima HoldUp Platform-Style Wheel-Mount 2 Bike Rack for 2-Inch Hitches - Tilting

Installation Details Y02443 Installation instructions



Video of Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima HoldUp platform-style two-bike rack for two-inch hitches, part number Y02443. You can turn it to a four-bike carrier with the optional add on part number Y02446. This platform-style two-bike rack secures your bikes without any frame contact. It's versatile design is going to allow you to carry a wide variety of bikes. One of its best features is it has the ability to tilt away from your vehicle even with both bikes loaded to gain full access to your rear hatch, simply pull up on the red pin there and then as you can see we've got plenty of room to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. The ratcheting wheel hook holds our front tire into the front wheel holder. It will accommodate tire sizes between 14 and 29 inches. The wheel holder will accommodate tire widths up to 2.5 inches.

Here at the rear, our wheel is held in place by a ratcheting strap. As you can see, our rear cradle pivots to help us accommodate different size wheel bases. The wheel trays are adjustable side to side with the included tool. This is going to help prevent bike-to-bike contact. When not in use, the whole bike rack folds flat, simply fold up the wheel holder, bring the hook over, clip it on the end of your cradle and just repeat the same process. As you can see here, the underside of our cradle has a keeper for our wheel hook.

With it folded flat, we can also fold it up against our vehicle for compact storage, simply pull up on that same pin, rotate it up until it clips in. This would be ideal for parallel parking or just pulling in your garage overnight. The whole thing is made out of a solid steel construction with a glossy black powder coat finish, so it's going to be stylish and rust resistant. It features a weight capacity of 60 pounds per bike and comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and don't forget Yakima's signature bottle opener so after a good ride, you can celebrate with your buds. Now that we have gone over the features, I will go ahead and show you how to get it installed. We've got our two-inch receiver for our two-inch shank here today. Let's go ahead and line up our pin holes.

We will slide it in and we will line it up with this one here. That looks pretty good. We'll take our included anti-rattle bolt and lock and thread that through. We're going to thread it through here on the passenger side and then we'll take our included tool and tighten that down. Once we get that nice and snug, we'll take our included lock, lock it up and then put on our dust cap. In preparation for loading up our bikes, we'll need to lower it down to the platform position.

We can do that by pulling out on the red pin here, just press down and then pull out. Lower it down until it locks. Now to load up our bike, we'll need to fold out our front tire hold here as well as our front tire hook. Press in on the red button here, make sure it's all the way up, we'll raise it all the way out. We will also want to be sure and undo our rear-wheel strap. Now we can grab our bike. It's always a good idea to load up your heaviest bike first, so we'll put that closest to the vehicle. We will set our front wheel in first and then we will bring around our rear wheel. With our bike in place, we'll go ahead and raise up our front wheel hook, and this is going to be positioned in front of our brakes or our fork, whatever comes first, and then we'll lower it down, give it a nice push, and it's going to hold our bike in place. Then for our rear-wheel strap, it will go between our spokes and over our wheel. Once we get it half-way close we can ratchet it down. I have gone ahead and loaded up a second bike. Now we can go ahead and run our integrated cable locks. We'll just pull out on the end here, we're going to go through out frame and then back to itself here. We'll take the same keys as we did before and lock it up. With both of our bikes secure, let's go ahead and take it out on our test coarse and see how it performs. Here on our test coarse, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side to side action, such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then, onto our alternating speed bumps. This is going to simulate going over potholes or uneven pavement. Finally, onto our solid speed bumps, this is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima HoldUp platform-style two-bike rack for two-inch hitches, part number Y02443.


Customer Reviews

Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting - Y02443

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (115 Customer Reviews)

This beefy, platform-style hitch rack with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles holds bikes of all styles. Adjustable bike trays optimize handlebar clearance. Tilting rack has built-in cable locks and a hitch lock to ensure complete security.

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Excellent product. Well made. I am investing in a front wheel tie down to wrap around the wheel chock. It would be great if you included one similar to the one currently on the rear wheel chock. 83970


Comments
I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II with a rear tire mounting on the back gate. I do have a 2 receiver, I need a 4 bike holdup trailer hitch. Will the 2 receiver support the weight and will the unit clear the rear monstrous spare tire in the back?
-- comment by: Garry C - 09/08/2013

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Check the owners manual for the weight capacity of the hitch. Look for the tongue weight figure. As long as the rack and all the bikes combined weigh less than that figure, you are good to go. Whether or not it will clear the spare requires some measuring. I have added a link that shows you how to measure your clearance. Each of out bike racks that we list will have this clearance measurement in the description.

-- Patrick B - 9/13/2013


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Great bike rack. Bought a new RAV 4 and needed the rack ASAP for a bike benefit in Milwaukee. Ordered it on Tuesday, got it on a Thursday left for Milwaukee on Friday. Highly recommend ETRAILER for their exceptional advice and follow up. 514883



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Received in good condition and quicker than promised. Product was easy to assemble and fitted to vehicle well. Loaded bikes easily and adjusted tray positions to avoid bikes coming in contact with each other (none come in contact with vehicle). Tilt down feature is great and allows access into back of vehicle. Test drove around neighborhood and bikes only moved slightly. Unloaded bikes easily and folded up carrier and drove around like that - no problems. Included cable locks are good but can't reach back tires, so need to buy another cable lock to fully secure the bikes - this is the only reason to downgrade one step from Excellent. 181598



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The bike rack works as advertised, but the powder coating on the 2" steel was to thick and got stuck in the hitch. After an hour of trying to get it out and a call to a friend, I belt sanded the powder coating and it is all is good now. 546130



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Great product!! I already had one of these bike racks I had been using for over a year and then someone rear-ended my car. the impact crushed the rack, but the rack did a great job protecting my bike so I only had minor damage on the bike. I ordered the exact same bike rack from etrailer.com and it was delivered almost immediately even with regular free shipping. 208848


Comments
Still loving it and a friend loved mine so much she bought one identical to it.
Kristine - 07/27/2016

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The bike rack is awesome, well built and easy to assemble. The only issue that i have is that the product description says that these are suppose to have ratcheting straps to secure the tires and mine most definitely DOES NOT. Its not a big deal but still. 637274


Comments
Yakima recently made an update to the strap assembly on the wheel tray of the HoldUp. The old mechanism could stick and jam occasionally, so Yakima improved it. Well be updating our product description photos and videos shortly.
-- Mike L - 05/10/2019

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Very sturdy. Holds bikes in place with minimal movement. The two bikes don't touch and the rack doesn't touch the frame. I had been putting my bikes in the back of my SUV. They leaned on one another. This rack also clears up the back so I can carry passengers. Etrailer was extremely fast with shipping. Make sure you order what you want. The order will be processed and shipped before you can blink. I was extremely pleased with the fantastic communication and monitoring of the package. Great company. 22058



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This bike carrier meets all of our expectations. The instructions were easy to follow except for one glitch. After using the carrier the first time, I discovered that I reversed the two trays. They are identical construction; the only difference is the YAKIMA sticker which ended up upside down. The instructions do not clearly state anything regarding which tray to mount first. However the illustration does show which one should be first - I didn't catch it. Correcting it was very easy - so all is well. 291026


Comments
We have used the bike carrier several times during the past year with no issues. We love the design and the ease of use.
Jerry H - 09/03/2017

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Solid and sturdy. We purchased this to haul our ebikes. It was easily to assemble. 640770



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The Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Hitch Mount works as advertised and from the product instructions had absolutely no trouble with the installation on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit. The mount is substantial, sturdy and simple. One comment for "etrailer.com"...DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING. The entire online experience was flawless. Your website was so easy, very informative and communication was "above and beyond" from searching, product research, explanations, ordering, email followups with order submitted, received, shipped, tracking (both on your site with a map of where the product currently is located and UPS tracking info) and delivery. I can't come up with any suggestions. I will definitely shop etrailer.com again...THANK YOU!!! 32420



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Placed the order and received the product on time and in great shape. Great doing business with trainer 521782



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Great Bike Rack! Well built, very durable with great features. Very easy to assemble and mount bikes on. 634785



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Just received the bike rack, and the hardest part of putting it together was getting it out of the box. It seems to be very sturdy and put together well, one small complaint was the instructions indicate that the hitch pin anchoring the unit to the vehicle, should go from Right to Left. This did NOT work on my unit and after conferring with customer support it appears to be a manufacturing defect that should not impact the performance of the bike rack, by inserting the pin Left to Right, but does show a lower standard of quality control than what I would prefer. 771352



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Bike rack was shipped quickly and came undamaged. The assembly was easy with good instructions. It's a quality bike rack that should last for years. 541496



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Build like a tank. Can mount a bike on in less than 10 sec. Really secure. Downside is bit heavy. 33126



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I purchased the Yakima bike rack because of the companies' reputation that for making quality products, and the informative video presented by the staff at etrailer. This carrier is everything they claim it is. It's very heavy duty, easy to mount and secure all types of bikes, whether they be BMX, mountain or road bikes, and, most importantly, rides so smoothly behind the vehicle (due to the well engineered arm that goes into the receiving hitch) that you forget it's there. I truly believe many a bike will wear out before this rack wears out. I would not hesitate to recommend this carrier to anyone who serious about quality and value. It may be pricier than some of the competitors, but most of the time you get what you pay for. Thanks also to the people at etrailer for ranking the Yakima so highly and for how well it was packaged for shipping. 330008



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The bike rack exceeded my expectations! Well-designed and sturdy , yet not so heavy that I couldn't install it on my vehicle myself. Also E-trailer delivered the product as quickly as promised. 91902


Comments
Entirely disagree with the light enough comment- I purchased the 2 2 version and it has to weigh the most awkward 125 lbs Ive ever carried. Pay the extra $$ and get the KUAT aluminum version. Makes it even more of a PITA when trying to lift it up to vertical. Takes two people and cannot expect my wife and 7 yr old to manhandle it. Enginerds should have used a coil spring to assist with the lift. Also- after owning for 8 months, theres significant pooled corrosion i.e. orangered liquid oozes from every nook/cranny after a rain. They clearly did not protect the interior and expect that very soon the powdercoating will give way to flaking leafs of corroded metal. A huge shame for something that set me back so much $$$.KUAT- lighter and wont rust!
-- comment by: John F - 02/10/2014

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I spent nearly $800 for the 2 up with plus 2. Light enough, maybe if you only use the 2 bike version, it weighs over 50 lbs. I have the older grey 2 up along with the 2 plus making it hold 4 bikes. Combined they weigh about 100 lbs. No way one person can put the receiver in the hole. Very difficult for one person to raise up the unit from horizontal also. Two different size wrenches needed to take on and off bike as I have to remove the plus 2 first, 34 wrench then a 15/16 is needed on hitch. The plus 2 also does not come with a lock to secure it to the 2 up or a cable to lock the bikes to the rack. You will need to purchase them separately, another $50. I have also had two of the arms fail in a little over a year now, they have a lifetime warrantee but that gets old replacing them.Rack does hold bikes very good, but I am not happy overall with my purchase. Other models out there for this kind of money take a look.
-- comment by: Bill S - 04/07/2014

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This is a great rack and extremely well made. The consumer assembly is only the two cross arms with two bolts each. I debated between this and a similar Thule. The cable with integrated lock and the lockable hitch pin sold me on this one. I have two K2 29'ers and they fit well in the tire saddles. The pivot arm locks down tight on the front wheel as does the strap on the rear wheel making the bikes are very stable for traveling. The large threaded hitch pin dampen all the slop in the hitch receiver. The only con I have is the 20 degree fold down does not allow my 2009 Town & Country rear hatch to fully open. This may not be a problem with other vehicles. For all the pros on this rack I can live with the con. 64381



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Awesome product. I had high expectations and i was not disappointed. From the packaging to assembly superior product. I have other Yakima products and this bike rack excels to the top of the list. 768104



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We needed a bike carrier that could handle our heavy 55 lb e-bikes. Looks like this one will do it just fine. I like the built in locking cable feature, and locked hitch bolt. Folds up nice, out of the way, when not in use. 762164



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Fast delivery. Easy to assemble. Sturdy rsck. 760458



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etrailer delivered as promised a good company. I give Yakima 4 1/2 stars. The bike carrier was just what I needed. It performed as advertised. What i did not like was the security of the locking system. I solved this problem by adding a more secure cable lock. 754823



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This was exactly like advertised and the helpful videos and Q&A made this decision easy. The product shipped right away and was an easy install. 751644



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Easy to install in about 15 minutes with all required tools included in the box. I love that the rack tilts down to allow access to the rear hatch, and has build in security locks for both bikes and the bike rack itself. 746449



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This product I recently purchased is perfection for my heavy ebike and extra normal bike, what a great addition to keep us folks moving and riding easier without lifting bikes into back of truck bed and scratching them all up. So, thank you for the quick shipping, allowed us to use the bikes on a wonderful weather day Saturday in Fredericksburg, Texas. Quick order, quick shipping, perfect. 739832


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    Yes, the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack part # Y02443 and the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack part # Y02479 will work with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483. I confirmed this with my contact at Yakima for you. They have tested these together which is why they are able to confirm fit. The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender part PV20B is no longer available but you could still use the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22B with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away...
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  • Can I Add Two Additional Bikes To My Yakima Platform Bike Rack
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  • Can a Hitch Extender Be Used with the Yakima HoldUp on a Jeep Wrangler
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  • Adapting a Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack with a 1-1/4 Inch Shank for a 2 Inch Hitch
    The adapter, part # 80300 is likely not a great fit, as it will reduce your hitch's tongue weight by 50% and may make your rack entirely unusable because your hitch won't have the capacity to carry anything else. Instead, I recommend a little more involved process that will preserve the rack's capacity. You can replace your tongue/stinger with part # 8880580. This will swap the 1-1/4 tongue with a 2-inch tongue by reinstalling the tongue. This has the benefit of behaving exactly like...
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  • Bike Rack That Will Carry a Pair of 50 lb Electric Bikes
    We do have a bike rack that will work for you but the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686 has a weight capacity of 45 lbs per bike. Instead, I highly recommend the Yakima HoldUp # Y02443 which has a weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike. The HoldUp # Y02443 is similar to the Swagman you asked about in that it fits 2 inch hitches, uses ratcheting hooks on the arms to hold your bikes by the wheels so there is no frame contact and can be tilted down for access to your rear cargo area as well as folded...
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  • Parts Needed to Use the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches with a 1-1/4" Hitch
    To convert your Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # Y02443 so that it will fit a 1-1/4" hitch receiver you need the Replacement Tongue # 8880581 along with the Hardware Kit # Y90195. Please note that when using this smaller tongue you cannot utilize the 2-Bike Add-On # Y02446. You will only be able to carry 2 bikes with the 1-1/4" tongue.
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  • Can a 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack be Used on a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Mercedes R350
    There is a very good reason why no one makes a 4-bike platform style bike rack for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. It isn't due to the weight, not entirely, it is the fact that a 4-bike platform bike rack is very long and the distance of the second 2 bikes from the hitch receiver will produce tremendous leverage on the hitch receiver which can damage the hitch (I've seen it happen) and/or the vehicle. The best solution is to replace the 1-1/4 inch hitch with a 2 inch hitch, # 75470, on your...
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  • Using Yakima HoldUp Part # Y02433 on Rear of Motor Home Not Recommended
    Yakima does not recommend using the HoldUp Rack on motor homes because a bike rack mounted on the rear of a motor home will be subject to more shaking and jarring than would be experienced when mounted in the receiver on a passenger vehicle. This is primarily caused by two factors, the distance between the rear axle of the motor home and the receiver, and the stiffer ride typically experienced in motor homes. Yakima also does not recommend using a hitch extender of any type with the...
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  • Comparing the Thule T2 and Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2011 Mazda CX-9
    Bike racks are not vehicle specific there are just some that vehicle owners purchase more often for certain vehicles than others. Since you have a 2 inch trailer hitch on your 2011 Mazda CX-9, you can use the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443. The Thule T2, # TH9034XT will also fit. I have linked video reviews of both racks for you. Both racks are rated for 60 pounds per bike. The HoldUp will accept 14 to 29 inch bike wheels. The T2 will accept 20 to 29 inch bike wheels. The T2 will accept bike...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Subaru Outback with Factory 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    If the trailer hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback is the factory hitch then that limits your bike rack options. The issue is that the hitch pin hole on the Subaru hitch is much to close to the receiver opening to use most bike racks safely; especially platform racks that are heavier than hanging racks. The best bike rack option that will work with that hitch is the BikeWing # LGA54FR which does hold the bikes by the wheels. The other option, provided the factory hitch is not welded on,...
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  • Will the Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Rack have Enough Clearance to be Used on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler
    To determine if the Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack # Y02443, or any other hitch mounted bike rack, will clear your rear wheel once installed you will need to take one measurement. You will need to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin on your hitch out to the furthest point out on the spare tire. Once you know this distance you will be able to know if the # Y02443 will work for you. This rack has a distance of 12 inches from the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • Will The Yakima HoldUp Bike Carrier Hold Bikes with Step-Through Frames
    If you are not transporting all 3 of the step-through bikes at the same time then you could use the HoldUp, # Y02443, which has a 2 bike capacity. Otherwise you would use the 4-bike version, # Y02443-2. As long as the bikes do not have fenders on the front tires then the bikes will fit just fine. Some bikes have short fenders that do not cover much of the top of the tire. That would work too. To determine if the carrier will fit your vehicle there are a couple of measurements that need...
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  • Solution for Adding LED Light Kit to Platform Bike Rack
    I have a solution for adding turn signals to your Yakima Holdup part # Y02443 but it will require you to drill the cross tube of the rack which Yakima is not going to care for. What you need is the light kit part # 98174LED which will plug into a 4-way and give you LED taillight signals. To mount them to the rack you will need to attach the part # BK70BB to the bottom of the rack which will hold the light assemblies in place.
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  • Compatibility of Yakima Hold Up 2 Bike Rack for Cruiser-Style Bikes with Fenders
    A bike rack that holds the bike by the tops of the tires like the Yakima # Y02443 HoldUp wouldn't be the best choice for your style of bike because the presence of the fenders would prevent the rack's arms from getting a good grip on the tires, which could cause the bike to come loose during transport. It's also possible that the rack's arms could damage the bike fenders. In your situation, a Platform-Style rack that would hold the bikes by the bottoms of the tires and the frame would...
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  • Trailer Receiver Bike Carrier to Use in Place of Discontinued Yakima StickUp
    The Yakima StickUp bike rack has actually been discontinued. For a similar rack take a look at the Thule Doubletrack, # TH9054. I have linked a video showing the features of the bike as well as loading a bike on the rack. You could remove the second set of cradles from the rack if you wanted to. But removing them is not necessary. The rack is made of steel an automotive grade plastics. It weighs about 35 pounds. It can be used in Class I, II, and III hitches with 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack to Accommodate Two 65 Pound Ezip Bikes
    I have two bike racks with a 120 lb capacity, the Yakima HoldUp, part # Y02443, or the Thule T2, part # TH9044. If the bikes have a battery that could be removed to shed 5 lbs from each bike, you would be in business with either rack. I prefer the locking ratchet hook system on the Thule rack over the cable used by the Yakima model.
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  • Hollywood Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a Tandem Bike with 69-1/2 in Wheelbase
    I believe we have exactly what you need. Check out the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Recumbents # HR1450Z-R. This is a platform bike rack that uses frame mounts like the part # Y02443 HoldUp like you referenced that can work on bikes with wheelbases up to 74 inches.
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount Platform-Style Bike Rack for 2015 Toyota Highlander with OEM Hitch
    The OEM hitches supplied on some import vehicles do have a shallow depth from the rear-facing end of the receiver tube to the center of the hitch pin hole. You can certainly use the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443 in your OEM hitch. You'll just want to check the distance from your hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle to ensure enough clearance for the folded rack. The linked article illustrates. The HoldUp 2 provides 7 inches of clearance from the hitch pin hole to...
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  • Can the Yakima Holdup # Y02433 Be used with Bikes that Have Fenders
    The Yakima HoldUp you referenced isn't a good choice for bike with fenders. The ratcheting hooks can't be tightened enough to get a good hold on the front bike wheels. For bikes with fenders a better choice would be one of the following bike racks. The Thule Doubletrack Pro Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH9054, will accept bikes up to 37-1/2 pounds each and is also a high quality rack that comes with locks to secure the bikes to the rack and the rack to the vehicle. As a bonus,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2013 Subaru Outback
    The Draw-Tite # 75673 hitch has a higher towing capacity than the Curt # 13390, but because the vehicle itself is limited to 2700 lbs towing/200 lbs tongue weight, the higher hitch capacity would not be usable. The Curt hitch is less expensive, but has fewer attachment points to the vehicle (total of 4 versus 6 for the Draw-Tite). Because I prefer more attachment points to the vehicle, I would lean toward the Draw-Tite # 75673. Quality-wise, the hitches are comparable. To complete...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Mounted on Yakima HoldUp
    Your Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting # Y02443 is not intended to hold a spare tire, but it's weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike should give it the durablity to do so. Using this rack for a spare tire will definitely void its warranty. Using a spare tire carrier like the MaxxTow Spare Tire Carrier for 3" x 5" Trailer Frames - 4-Lug and 5-Lug Wheels # MT70214 will be really bulky and won't attach to a bike frame without some customization. You may...
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