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

Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 2 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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02443 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

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


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Available add-on lets you convert the rack to carry 4 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 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: 35"
    • Farthest part of the rack when folded up: 15"
  • Carrier weight: 49 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.


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.

Note: Not recommended for use on bikes with front fenders.


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 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.


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 Bike Rack - 2-Inch Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting

Item # Y02443

Installation Details Y02443 Installation instructions



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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (285 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.

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It's quite expensive bike rack which made in China with problematic quality control.

I have to disassemble one of the bike bases in order to remove the metal shavings inside of the end of the arm which were interfering with cable lock preventing it get fully retracted into the tube.

Inside tube, there are no coating and metal started to rust already. If you leave it mounted on vehicle and this thing gets into the rain, this will greatly accelerate the rusting process. And rusting is not covered by warranty as stated in different post. So you warned...

When I told etrailer about the quality problems... Customer support answer was hilarious. Quote from Odelia K. : "I am sorry but I do not know where you may be able to order this for shipping to the UK."

Btw, they just shipped my order to GA, USA... where did I mention UK?
I have unpleasant experience with etrailer.com. I would not recommend it.


Comments
I have not seen this metal shaving problem before. I do see that customer service is in contact with you to replace this item. Also, it sounds like Odelia mixed up her emails. I apologize for the confusion.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/16/2021


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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.


Comments
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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I purchased the hitch and bike rack from you guys for my wife's 2021 Nisssan Rogue. The instructions were easy to follow. Also, seeing the videos online helped a whole bunch. The end result was amazing... Will continue doing business with etrailer




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I just assembled this rack and loaded my bikes. I immediately saw a number of flaws in the design I didn't see in any of my investigating or review videos, including etrailers on this rack. Thinking I did something wrong, I went back and checked out another [online video] review I hadn't before and wish I had. This video shows all the flaws I noticed after my installation perfectly. This review is dead on. I have purchased it, unfortunately, so I'm stuck with it. Knowing the flaws, I hope I can make it work satisfactorily. Do your self a favor and view [all review] videos before you decide to buy.


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After having the rack a year, Im very happy with it, the only thing I still dont like is no ratchet tie down for the front wheel. I purchased a couple Velcro straps that I use now. Other than that, Im happier than I thought I would be. I would up my rating to a four, but it seems I cant.
Steve - 11/03/2022


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Really glad I found your web site before I decided on my E bike rack. The Yakima holdup rack I purchased is a quality item and has really nice features for a good price.

I like the fact that it clamps down on the tire to hold it tight. I also like the way the rack moves down to load and unload the bikes. It takes a lot of load off my back. The locks ore outstanding as well. This rack has everything I needed. Thank you Ashley for your help when I ordered it.

Really good company and staff.

Ken from Downey, Calif.


Comments
I have had my Yakima bike rack over 1 year now. It is still delivering all that I had expected in a bike rack. It has helped me ride my Bike over 1000 miles in that year. I, Still, highly recommend this bike rack to anyone that has an Ebike and wants to take it to new places to ride.
Ken - 04/30/2022
After a year and over 1000 miles ridden, my Yakima Ebike rack has worked perfectly for me. I have not had any issues or concerns with my rack carrying our bikes safely. It is a well built product. Kudos to Yakima. Ken from Downey, Ca.
Ken - 05/03/2022


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We got a great price from this Vendor. The item was on back order for a few months. The vendor kept us informed of the order status and even offered other items throughout the process. The original bacame available in October and was immediately shipped to our door. Tracking was available and delivery was made. I would recommend e trailer for any kind of vehicle,bike carrier need.


Comments
Great. Bieng a right handed person I would have liked the hitch bolt threads on the left side if the hitch. Other than that small factor the bike rack has been very adequate and carried our e-bikes with no problems.
Brad F - 10/15/2022


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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.




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Love my Yakima rack. Now I can take two bikes and all my fishing and camping gear on all my adventures. Thank you etrailer for tye great service.




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One year out - no complaints; a great, stable, easy to use bike rack. I am pushing 72 and not as strong from the waist up as I used to be, but have no trouble handling this rack. Just remember that the bolt goes in from the right side, opposite from my previous Thule rack. eTrailer has always given me good service and prices.




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The rack is good, but...if you have a 29 inch front tire, you will need to secure the tire to the seat. I use velcro on the front and rear of the tire seat. It will (and did) pop out. The tire is too large for it to properly fit. I wish all the "joints" we're a bit more snug to stop the sway! Overall it is good...heavy, but good. I'd buy it again!


Comments
I pretty much stand by my first review. However, the tire clamp that was sloppy at the time got much worse. I contacted Yakima and they sent me a completely new tray with rear tire holder and a better front tire clamp. Great customer service.
Erv - 04/29/2022


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Awesome. Easy to load and unload.


Comments
Great made two trips to Floridawith my 2 ebikes in tow. Strong snd steady.wish there was a way to store. They are akward when lying down and no way to hang them .any ideas
Dennis - 04/23/2022



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I looked at a lot of various carriers at on-line sites before deciding on this one. It seemed to have all of the features that I wanted.
I have been extremely satisfied with this product since I received it. It is easy to use and holds our bikes “very” securely. I like the built in cable straps that lock the bike to the carrier and these are keyed alike to the hitch pin lock. The carrier will pivot down for access to our truck bed and pivots up to provide less overhang when not loaded with bikes. Folding the carrier up before removing it from the hitch also makes removal and carrying easier. I am well pleased with the quality of the unit and the powder cost paint seems to be very durable.




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We're totally satisfied with this rack. It works perfectly for transporting our ebikes between MI and FL each year. The built-in locking mechanism is a nice feature.


Comments
Weve been very happy with this rack. We keep it mounted on our van most of the time. It doesnt even interfere when we need to carry our kayaks, extending out the back of the van.
David - 08/27/2022


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This is a great bike rack for electric bikes. It is sturdy and steady. It is heavy and being older I get help putting it on. I would highly recommend it.




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The bike rack has held up well for the first year of use. Well designed. We use it for two Specialized E-Bikes. The rack is heavy to install and uninstall on the truck but that comes with a sturdy design.


Comments
2nd year of use with two Specialized e-bikes. And the rack is still working like a champ. No signs of wear issues on any components at this time. Usage rate of about 20 times a year.
Rick - 03/05/2022


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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.




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This rack is your best bet if you’re looking for an economical and quality platform rack. The comparable Thule and Kuat models do not have an integrated lock system like the Yakima. It was very simple to assemble and even easier to hitch up and load my bike. Works great with a Tacoma. I used to have a hanger-style rack and this platform is far superior.




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It only took a couple of days for the rack t arrive after I ordered it. I was impressed how sturdy the rack is. My wife rides a Trek Townie E-bike which is heavy (48 lbs) that I needed a sturdy rack to carry it in addition to mine. My hanging rack in no way would handle the weight (Total with all the gear, 70 lbs). My new rack handled it easily.

This rack has some nice features that I looked for in a good rack. It was easy to put together and install on my car. It is fairly heavy but fits perfectly in my 2" hitch. With all the bikes loaded, there isn't any sway or movement with the rack as I drive. The rack sits nice and tight in the receptor. It has security locks that make hauling bikes a safe and secure experience.

The cost was a little higher than I wanted to spend but I was glad I did. I know I bought a great product that will last for many years of riding. I highly recommend this rack to anyone looking for a quality rack for their bikes.




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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.


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
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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Haven't done a test drive yet, as we just received it yesterday. We have a 2009 Ford Flex with a 2" receiver. I researched on-line for several months before making the purchase. I used etrailers measurement checklist, for the hitch as well as the bikes' tire size and spans prior to purchase to confirm that this rack would work for our vehicle and ebikes. The rack arrived on the day promised, packed well. We are aged 81 and 61. Easy for us to assemble, very good, well written instructions with easy to understand diagrams. Took us maybe 25 minutes to install, in hindsight probably could have done it faster, but we were trying to be very careful. Loading the bikes took the both of us, as the bikes are about 48 pounds each, but it was relatively easy. We anticipated having to adjust the bolts that are in the sliding holes after we loaded the bikes, but the position in the middle was perfect for our 2 Aventon Level Commuter bikes. Our front tires have a fender, so that was our major concern.
We tried the hold-down bar on both our fender and the tire. Seems either will work fine, but will probably keep the hold-down bar on the tire just in front of the fender. The bikes are very stable and upright in the rack and no part of the bikes touch each other. All moving parts seem to work perfectly. So far, we are very pleased with the product!




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Just finished installing my new rack. I am VERY happy with the rack from installation to loading and unloading the bikes. Also I was very impressed with etrailer. I was looking for a specific rack and and only knew of one company that offered a rack that could be expanded to hold 2 more bikes. I was about to make my purchase of the very expensive other brand when etrailer suggested I look at the Yakima. I was very impressed with their videos and could see how the rack fit on my car so I purchased the rack and everything was exactly like they explained. I look forward to using this rack for a very long time.




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Just received my Yakama 2 bike rack for my 2012 VW Tiguan. It is very well built and simple to install. I especially like how it folds up close to the car when not in use. The rack is not heavy like the Rola that I had before this one. This was my second purchase from e-trailer and will definitely buy from them again. The staff is so friendly and eager to help. The web site is incredible, with install videos on the products.




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Solid bike rack, would highly recommend this product for full time RVers




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Great product and service from etrailer. Very quick and easy to put on car and attach bikes.




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Love this product so far! I’m using this with the Yakima Backswing for my 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU. Makes loading and unloading a breeze and uninhibited access to the rear hatch. Installation was a breeze. Sturdy set up that also looks good!



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