Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting
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Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Yakima
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Hitch Lock
  • Frame Mount
The DoubleDown Ace offers a full house of great features, including a locking, anti-wobble knob that tightens the rack in your hitch without the use of tools. Anti-sway cradles, folding arms and a tilting mast help this rack trump the competition. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02451 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02451

The DoubleDown Ace offers a full house of great features, including a locking, anti-wobble knob that tightens the rack in your hitch without the use of tools. Anti-sway cradles, folding arms and a tilting mast help this rack trump the competition.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 4 bicycles
  • SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles hold bike frames at 3 points to prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
    • Slide along the rack arms by pressing integrated switches - ensures that bikes are properly spaced
  • Dual-arm design offers excellent bike support
    • Some bikes may require a bike adapter bar (sold separately) for level mounting
    • ArmLock cable lock available (Y02453 - sold separately) to lock bikes to rack
  • Push-button release lets you fold down the rack arms when they are not in use
  • Tilting mast allows easy access to your rear cargo area
    • Simply pull the spring-loaded pin at the base to tilt the rack forward, away from your vehicle
  • Locking, anti-wobble hand knob tightens rack in hitch for easy, tool-free installation
    • Locks the carrier to your vehicle with an included Same Key System (SKS) core
      • SKS Cores can be changed out to make all your Yakima locks keyed alike
    • Reduces rattling and movement of the shank inside your hitch
  • Tethered hitch pin secures the rack to your hitch
  • Heavy-duty steel shank with 2" adapter sleeve adds stability to the rack
    • Remove sleeve to use shank in 1-1-/4" hitches
  • Durable, galvanized steel body has powder coat finish to protect the rack from chipping and rusting
  • Handy bottle openers are built into the rack arms


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 120 lbs
  • Distance between rack arms (outside to outside): 14"
  • Length of rack arms: 25-1/2"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/8"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to upright bar of carrier: 9"
  • Carrier weight: 29.4 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Deal yourself a winning hand and pick up the Yakima DoubleDown Ace - a souped-up version of the classic DoubleDown. This hitch-mounted bike rack offers a veritable full house of features, including anti-sway cradles, a tilting mast, folding arms and easy, tool-free installation.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 SpeedKnob and lock

You can leave the annoying wrenches at home when you transport your bikes with the DoubleDown Ace. To install this rack in your hitch, simply insert the shank, slide in the hitch pin, and give the built-in SpeedKnob at the front of the rack a spin. This hand knob tightens the rack in place, eliminating play inside the hitch. The knob also includes a Yakima Same Key System core that locks your rack to your hitch. SKS lock cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima accessories keyed alike.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 SwitchBlade sliding cradles

The DoubleDown Ace comes with Yakima's SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles, which ensure that your bikes travel safely and securely. The cradles hold your bikes to the rack in three places - two along the top bar and one along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact prevents not only sway, but also front-to-back movement and bike-to-bike contact. These cradles also slide along the rack arms to keep your bikes properly spaced - simply flip the integrated switch to release the cradle and slide it to the desired position. Soft rubber straps are also included to anchor your bikes in place.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 dual support arms and optional cable lock

This rack has narrowly spaced dual arms that offer excellent bike support and easy bike loading. And dual-arm support means that you're less likely to need a bike adapter bar. Some bikes, however - such as women's, children's and ones with alternative frames - may still require an adapter bar for level mounting. For security, an ArmLock cable lock is available (Y02453 - sold separately) to lock your bikes to the rack. This SKS-compatible cable lock installs inside the end of one arm, loops through your bike frame, and locks back on itself to secure your bikes.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 folding dual arms

The dual arms of the DoubleDown Ace fold down for storage. Simply press the TriggerFinger button at the head of the mast.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 tilting mast

The rack body tilts forward, away from your vehicle, for easy access to your rear cargo area. Just pull the spring-loaded pin at the base.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 tethered hitch pin

For peace of mind, the DoubleDown Ace includes a tethered hitch pin. This pin holds the rack in place in your hitch and - since it's tethered to the rack - you never have to worry about losing it.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 shank adapter

The 1-1/4-inch RocSteady steel shank comes with an easy-to-use adapter to convert the bike rack for use with 2-inch hitches.


Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 bottle opener

And, as always, this Yakima rack comes complete with handy bottle openers built into the end of each arm.



8002451 Yakima Double Down Ace 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting



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Video Transcript for Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Rack Review

Today well be taking a look at the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number Y02451. Here at the shank of the bike rack youll notice the adaptor for 2-inch hitches. To remove the adaptor, using the included Allen wrench well remove the Allen bolt here at the bottom of the shank to remove the adaptor. Now our shank is ready for 1-1/4-inch hitch. Today well be using a 2-inch hitch so well go ahead and reinstall the adaptor. Now here at our hitch, well go ahead and slide our bike rack shank into the hitch lining up the hitch pin hole.

Youll notice that the DoubleDown Ace has an attached hitch pin. This hitch pin has a ball at the end giving you the confirmation when the pin is installed that its locked into place. Now here on the back of the shank on the mast of the bike rack, we can then turn the knob securing our anti-wobble device to the hitch. Here on the knob youll notice Yakima used one of their SKS lock cores to lock and unlock the knob. When the knob is locked, the knob will turn freely although will not turn the anti-wobble device preventing the bike rack from being removed from the hitch.

Youll notice when its tight that your bike rack is solid with the vehicle. Youll notice the pull pin here on the back of the mast. In order to tilt the bike rack mast down youll pull this pin and tilt the mast down allowing us to open our tailgate. Up here at the top of the mast, youll notice the trigger switch. This switch will allow you to bring out your dual arms in preparation to load your bikes.

Youll notice the cradles are molded in a way to hold the bike frame and still protect the cables that run along the top bar of your bike. Now well go ahead and undo the straps to expose our cradle. Well place the bike into the cradles and bringing the straps around the frame of the bike, well resecure them to the cradle itself. With the strap secured, our bike is secured to the bike rack. Now also included with the DoubleDown are two straps.

The short strap can be used to hold the front wheel to the down tube of your bike preventing your handle bars from turning in the wind. The longer strap can be used to further secure your bikes to the bike rack. Now that our bike is loaded, well go ahead and take our bike rack out on a test drive and see how it reacts on the road. That completes the demonstration of the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number Y02451.


Customer Reviews

Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Y02451

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (222 Customer Reviews)

The DoubleDown Ace offers a full house of great features, including a locking, anti-wobble knob that tightens the rack in your hitch without the use of tools. Anti-sway cradles, folding arms and a tilting mast help this rack trump the competition.

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Product fit my 1.25" receiver as expected, locked down well. The other part of the assembly is getting connecting the rack to the hitch insert - the bolt went in fine (although using 2 real wrenches rather than the 2 included is a better way to go). It seems firm and the tilting mechanisms work well. Installed in less than 15 minutes; if you're uncomfortable with mechanical things, it might take 1/2 an hour - but the tools are included, and the instructions are clear. 474599


Comments

A year later, we use it regularly. Rubber holds still seem fine, they are hard to use, but I feel like thats part of holding the bike down your mileage may vary. It still slides in and out without a hitch sorry for the pun. The locking mechanism is fine, although I do spray some lubricant in it on occasion, when I do that to the racks on our other car as well. I have not had to tighten up anything, but I do check it regularlyan experience of having a bike come off a car in front of me once makes me examine my hitches, my racks and my tie downs fairly carefully. Part of the Y in the sticker came off, so its more of an Akima than a Yakima but you can only bang a bike into things so many times before the sticker starts wearing away.

James - 02/10/2019

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Works well. Easy to install and use. quite strong. 611730



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Though I haven't yet used the Yakima rack it meets my expectations. I am very disappointed that this item and the other two Yakima products recently purchased were all manufactured in China. I believed I was buying items made in the good old USA. Disappointed! 63815



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I've been using this bike rack now for about 2 weeks, and it lives up to its reputation. This rack is built like a tank. Love the way it connects to our CX-5 that I've outfitted with a Class-III Draw Tite hitch (2" receiver). We have mounted two bikes on the rack—one using a Yakima tube adapter, which keeps the bike perfectly horizontal. The straps took a little breaking in, but now they stretch easily and hold the bikes fast. The straps that hold the bike at the crossbar keep them from swaying. The built-in lock also keeps the bike secured to your receiver and tightens quickly by twisting the easy-to-grip handle. It's great not needing a wrench to secure the rack to your hitch each time. Finally, you can leave the hitch on between rides because the horizontal bars fold down out of the way when not in use. BTW, the Etrailer buying experience was awesome! The rack was delivered within two days. These guys are indeed good. I called with a few questions that were answered by a tech with obvious experience. I'll be back... 561982



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Easy to use. 91618


Comments

Does this rack fits 2014 Subaru forester?..I did some measurement of my aftermarket curt 12100 trailer hitch..Distance from the center of hitch pinhole to the farthest part of my bumper is 6.5~7.I see that yakima doubledown ace 4 measures 9 distance from pinhole to the upright mast- question is, is it the base upright mast or the longer vertical mast .Thank you.

-- comment by: Jam - 09/02/2013

2006

That measurement is in fact to the black-painted base portion, not the longer silver painted upright. You should have adequate clearance for your Forester.

-- Patrick B - 9/4/2013


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Even though it is not yet warm enough to ride bikes in Michigan, I have already tested the connections for this rack and was amazed at how easy it is to attach to my vehicle and how sturdy it is once attached. It arrived very quickly and the price was outstanding! I am very much looking forward to using this in warmer weather. There are many places within a half hour drive of my home and in the past my boyfriend and I would load our bicycles, separated by a tarp, into the back of my SUV. This rack will make things so much easier! 489066



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Great product! Very easy to follow directions! Am very happy with my purchase! I am glad that I purchased the larger carrier so that it gives room that the bikes won't bump/scratch each other. etrailer.com shipped this the next business day and I received it on my doorstep faster than I expected! You truly won't go wrong here! 125245



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Placed order July 4th. Got it the following Monday. Well packaged and all parts intact. I installed base to hitch first then the arm. It comes with only 1 wheel strap and you'll need adapters for women's bikes so that added cost. The hitch locked nicely in place. I purchased the bike lock but haven't used. There is a little bit of sway so I'm careful driving fast over bumps. The hitch looks really great the the material seems really heavy duty. 552937



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The product arrived ahead of schedule just as many others have reported. Overall the quality is good. Getting four bikes to fit on the rack really takes some maneuvering. I have a Gary Fisher mountain bike with a non-standard frame. My daughter's female Hybrid bike and my son's smaller framed mountain bike required me to purchase three adapters which was a considerable added expense. To my surprise, the Yakima adapters did not fit well into the cradles because the red ends got in the way due to the fact that my bikes have short frames. Finally, the adjustable cradles did not tighten on the rails as they should have. I called etrailer and Yakima is sending me new cradles. So far I used the carrier for 1 bike and it handled great! I especially like the screw nob that tightens the tongue to the hitch without a wrench. This is the main reason that I bought this carrier and it really is a nice feature. Also, throw away the straps that Yakima provides and buy a couple of bungee chords to secure the front wheels and the bikes to the frame. It will be a real time saver! 100779



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etrailer is a great company to shop from. I have ordered several products from their website and they have had the best prices every time. Shipping is super quick, usually receive the items within a few days. Recently purchased a Yakima bike rack for use with a curt hitch I also purchased from etrailer. They had the best price of all the sites I checked for both and their fit guide is extremely easy to use along with their how to videos. Recently sold my truck and bought a Nissan Pathfinder. Needed a way to carry the family’s bikes to the woods for riding. Yakima Bike rack fits perfect and will easily carry the 2 adult mountain bikes and a 24” child’s mountain bike. I always have great luck with Yakima products and this bike rack is no exception. I will definitely check etrailer first for anything else I might need. 483923



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I have only had this for a week. Shipping was fast and I received the it in just a few days. The product quality seems great and it looks good on our Toyota Highlander. I have mounted the bikes on the rack in the garage, they fit well and it seem very sturdy. 123382



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Yakima products have been traditionally very good. This one is not! It's hard to use, provides an imperfect fit at best, and the bikes and hinge pin have way too much play in them. On top of that, Yakima instructions describe a locking cable with this unit. Mine didn't come with one and they refused to honor their own literature by giving me one. Shame on Yakima!!! As for etrailer, they are GREAT! The price was right, the shipping was easy and free, and they kept me up to date with emails at every step of the process. etrailer is a model e-tailer. 131747



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I have been looking for a good price on one of these racks for a while now. Etrailer has the best price I have seen for the yakima ace racks. The newest best racks hold your very expensive bike by the wheels and cost $300-$600. If you don't mind holding your bike by the cross bar, but don't want them to be swinging and banging together, this is the rack for you. The holding method is the best I have seen for this type of rack. The rack lock is simple and effective. The fold down features work flawlessly and allow ready access to trunk or rear hatch. The 1 1/4 to 2 inch adapter installs with a single screw, so you can switch from your car hitch to truck hitch with ease. The only drawback it the bike security. You can purchase the bike locking accessory for about $35. 121031



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Great bike carrier... Easy to install and remove with very little movement while carrying bikes... 124954



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This bike rack worked perfectly. I love the way the brackets basically adjust to fit any style bicycle. As usual, etrailer did a great job filling the order. There was a problem with my initial order and Jaime was able to correct my order and expedite shipping to have the product delivered in time for our planned road trip. 492440



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Great rack at a great price. Way too easy to install, took approx 5 minutes. The adjustable stabilizer knob, fit, works great. Installed on a Honda 2018 CR-V LX AWD 486171



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I recently purchased the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 hoping to get a good bike rack that could be used on the highway and over mild terrain. I have a great old Thule rack for a 2 inch receiver, but didn't want to use an adapter after reading the horror stories. It turns out that I made an awesome purchase. The rack has a very high build quality and feels very sturdy even when it is full of bikes on the highway. The ONLY drawback I have encountered with this rack is the placement of the hitch pin hole. When mounted on a 2009 Forester with the old style hitch the overlap is only about 1.25 inches. This small amount of overlap doesn't give much confidence. However, since Subaru just redesigned their hitches this shouldn't be a problem for most people. Also, it's not a major issue and can be solved by drilling an extra hole higher up on the rack. All in all, the rack has performed above and beyond the expectations I had set for it and I'm happy to report that Yakima has claimed another follower. To provide etrailer.com with their own review, I must say that I have only encountered this amazing level of customer service from one other online dealer and that was Expedia.com. My shipment arrived ahead of schedule and they provided me with a detailed map showing its tracking information. They even called me before shipping my package to confirm my address, since I had entered 2 different ones accidentally. 130087



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A very sturdy and reliable rack, 1.5k miles around CA and no problems athough I used only 2 bikes, no wobble, rattle or slipage. The only gripe I have is the lack of a through & through hole on the 1-1/4 shank, if I want to use a locking bolt for added security and physically prevent the shank from slipping out in extreme bumpy rides since it is only held by a quarter inch pin which you can pull put with enough force even when knob is tightened (not through and through), as the anti wobble bolt screw is right in the way even if I wanted to diy drill a hole, unless I remove this bolt screw which removes the anti wobble feature as well. I worked around this small issue by really tightening the knob until I dont get side to side shank play and using a 10ft plastic insulated braided steel cable and all weather padlock from home depot to tie it down (including bikes) to the hitch itself. Overall its a worthy buy, because of the aformentioned I gave it 4 stars. 134352



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The bike rack looks awesome and hopefully works as well as it looks. But working with etrailer.com was maybe the best part of it. The rack was over 50% less than anywhere else, even [on-line retailer]. I almost bought a used one on [classifieds site] before I found this one new for less! I called and spoke to Pat to confirm the price since it was such a deal and not only did she confirm it, but she was able to get the rack on the truck same day and it arrived at my house in just a few days. She even emailed after to make sure everything was going well! This was a great experience! 477251



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The bike carrier was extremely easy to install. This is the second Yakima we have bought from etrailer.com (for a second car) and would not consider any other brand or vendor. The website is easy to use and the shipping was quicker than anticipated. Thank you! 71180



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The product was very easy to assemble and the tools come with it. The mounts help hold the bike frame in place. Also, it comes with a built in lock on the bottom end keeps someone from stealing it. Other racks you have to get your own lock pin. 503479



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Received the bike rack in just two days. Have not used it but seems well built and will do the job just fine. My only concern is the difficulty in unfastening the straps. Is there a secret to it? Could I apply some silicone to let the strap slide off a little easier. I certainly have enjoyed buying products from etrailer. Website is great and shipping is so quick! 486870


Comments

I wouldnt recommend applying a lubricant, as it could cause the straps to come loose when you dont want them to. The secret is to pull the strap to elongate the hole then lift it off the retaining peg. Once the weather warms up a bit and the straps have been used a few times, they will limber up a little bit and become easier to use.

-- Mike L - 03/20/2018

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We are using this on a 2008 Lexus RX. The rear hatch opens while the rack is attached, without having to tilt (i.e. you can access the trunk with the rack loaded). I was pleasantly surprised, and that in itself earns it 5-stars. The first time I loaded my bikes, it took some time to figure out, but the second time it was a breeze. I also learned that small kid bikes don't fit well, it at all. 542519



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I received my bike rack today and immediately went about assembling it. To my surprise, it took very little effort to accomplish this task. I like the thought of the ease with which to "hang" the bikes, instead of lifting them around poles and lining the tires up to the slots in my old rack. This model is also easier to manage,(ie) lift, mount, and secure the bikes. I am quite satisfied with the information which was given me to help with my selection of this rack, and the "quick" delivery too. etrailer makes it quite easy to shop for their products on line, and, when necessary, to "make the call" to garnish further information on a product. I am a repeat customer, and will be a customer in the future. Thanks ETRAILER.. 490110



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This carrier is very strong and well built. Four bikes are a bit of a squeeze, but can be made to fit fairly easily. It's simple to install and remove. The only modifications needed are weep holes in the support arms. I had to drill some small holes in the red plastic ends, and just before the bends in the support arms. If you get caught in the rain, it will collect inside and start spilling rusty water when you raise the arm to load bikes. Overall, it's a very good product. Al Solymosi, Rocky River, Ohio 131176



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We liked it especially with clamp that tightens the rack to the hitch. Once tight it does not sway like our older bikes. We only had to two minor issues. First my wife found the straps are harder than expected to use. The second is a security concern, the upright post came separate from the receiver for shipping. This post is attached with a nut and bolt which negates the security locking mechanism for the hitch. Also unlike our older swagman which had a locking clamp to hold down a bike the straps have no lock and bikes will need to cabled to the car for some security. 127452



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great product , easy to use on my Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 128766



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Product was very easy to install. And worked well. Couple things. 1) you have to buy an additional lock or two (the manufacturers lock sold separately only locks in one bike) 2) kids bikes with a low center bar don't fit on the rack and you have to buy a additional bar for each bike ($30 or so) to have it work. We haven't tried to fit all 4 bike on yet and I have a feeling it's going to be a tight squeeze. Etrailer as a site was great. Best prices and free shipping. 131793



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I’m extremely happy with this product, very satisfied since this was very easy to install and to use, plus I’ll give a 5 star on the customer service with etrailer.com, they were very professional with me on the phone when I needed to contact them, bought the Hicth and the bike racks from them, I also bought the bike top frame which is on the way arriving today ! Thank you guys for your customers service!!! 628797



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I like it a lot. It is easy to install, folds up nice and can be tilted back to allow hatch to open. It does wobble when loaded, but that was expected. The use of an additional support strap is helpful. 628528



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Arrived fast and in good condition. I love the fold down feature and the straps to hold bike, very easy to use. Only thing I don't like is no matter how tight, it always seems to wobble a bit, but that must be the way they are. I have never lost bikes or had an issue with coming loose. 621558



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Great craftsmanship, fits perfectly, no rattle 620178



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This is a product for the money. It is easy to install and use with bikes. It lacks a few features my previous rack had. One is the ability to easily lock the bikes to the rack, and the second is the ease of securing the rack to the hitch. The second issue, attaching the rack to the hitch, may not be a big problem, but my old rack attached quickly and was more solid. Again, good rack for the price. 610795



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This is the only hitch bike rack I have ever owned so I have nothing to compare it to. However it does everything that I want it to do. Although I've only had two bikes on it, it is very sturdy and very user-friendly. I like that I can get my bike on it and off of it very very fast. I also like that it Folds down without the bike on it so I can access my rear hatch. Also for as sturdy as it is... it is reasonably light when it's time to take it off when I'm not using it. The only downside and it's not really a downside is that the sticker is coming off so it looks a little tacky but of course it hasn't affected the performance of it. Highly recommend this product. 607561



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The construction is solid and well engineered. 5 stars for that. I have never attempted to put 4 bikes on it but it appears that would make things pretty tight. Mountain bike frames and others with a sloping top tube require experimenting with various ways of attachment to achieve a balanced and secure hold. 604853



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Simple to install and all though we have only used it once it worked great. Love the tilting feature that allows access into the tailgate. 562282



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Excellent fast shipping. Can’t beat the price either. Super easy to mount on the vehicle and use. Feels very secure. Haven’t gotten to take it long distances yet, but does very well on short trips. Takes 5 minutes max to put on the vehicle. Tilts forward very easily to access the trunk too. It’s not super light, but that doesn’t really cause any problems for mounting or dismounting. 559200



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A very great product ,user friendly and quick to put on and take off. I love the Double Down Ace 4 ,I made a great choice. I do not reget buying this. I take my bike to the park,state parks,bike lanes to ride. 556794



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bike rack was easy to install, good price,delivery on time. used once, had 350 mile trip, no problems 555290



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Great bike rack and easy installation! 555225



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I want to let you know that I feel so satisfied with it! Last night we went to ride on our bicycles and it was wonderful because it wasn’t hard to set the bicycles on it. We love how it looks in the back of my vehicle! Perfect color, perfect design, perfect size, I mean...I LOVE IT!!! Thank you ETRAILER!!! 554894



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Delivery was faster than expected. The quality of this bike rack was evident as soon as you pick it up. Looking forward to years of use... 554750



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It's much nicer than I expected, great value for the price. Communication from trainer was terrific and it showed up a day earlier than expected. Took about 15 minutes to put together and install if that. Fantastic. 553093



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Brand new ,quality Item came with the free and fast shipping. Thank you. Will come back. 552445



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Solid and sturdy! Great price from e-trailer! And super fast delivery! I slipped an extra stainless washer between the upright shaft and the hitch assembly and reduced the minimal shakiness even further. 552206



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eTrailer was great to work with as the original rack we wanted was no longer available. eTrailer and Chris W helped me find another product that worked and made sure we received it before our trip to Colorado. Thanks for the great service!! 550442



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Great product, great price, great service. It doesn't get any better than that! 550160



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Fast service & great price! 549023



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Easy to assemble, and seems incredibly sturdy in my 2" hitch receiver. Fast delivery, and hassle free transaction. 546665



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Excellent product and fast delivery. 546561


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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2015 Honda Pilot
  • All 2015 Honda Pilots come with a trailer hitch already so you should have one on your vehicle; there are no aftermarket hitches available for this car. For a bike rack I highly recommend checking out the Yakima DoubleDown Ace # Y02451. This is a 4-bike rack which fits both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches that uses anti-sway cradles to support your bikes at three different points in order to keep your bikes safe from contacting your Pilot or each other. It offers convenience with a handy push...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Adapter for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier # Y02451 will work with your 2-1/2 inch factory receiver on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD when using the Adapter Sleeve for Fastway and Diversi-Tech 2" Locking Ball Mounts to 2-1/2" Receivers # DTADP25-SS or another reducer that has a second pin hole. Because the Yakima hitch uses an internal pin locking mechanism, there is no way to secure the sleeve in the receiver using a basic sleeve with only one hole. Another option is to use the Brophy...
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  • Replacement Adapter Sleeve for Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4
  • Yes there is! The Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier # Y02451 fits both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches but if you do not have the adapter sleeve you need Replacement Adapter Sleeve # Y8890342. This will allow your DoubleDown Ace to be used with a 2" hitch.
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Class III Hitch to Replace 1-1/4-Inch Factory Hitch on 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The guidance you received about not using a 2-inch hitch on your Outback would apply if you were towing a trailer. Most 4-cylinder vehicles are generally not as towing-friendly as those with a V6 or larger engine. While this caution makes sense for towing applications it dos not really apply for use with a hitch-mounted bike rack. You are correct that Subaru's OEM hitches are not great matches for accessory applications like bike or cargo carrier use, and for the reason you stated, and...
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes on a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
  • I may have a solution for you. However, you aren't able to use the Yakima DoubleDown Ace, part # Y02451, on your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. The hitch receivers for your vehicle, like the Draw-Tite # 24966, are Class I receivers and the DoubleDown Ace fits Class II and Class III receivers. In addition to that a Class I hitch is only able to carry up to 2 bikes. Instead to carry 4 bikes on your car I recommend using a hitch mount bike rack like the Swagman Titan, part # S63400, to carry...
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  • Best Way to Transport 4 Bikes with a 2016 Jeep Renegade
  • If you are wanting to carry 4 adult bikes with your 2016 Jeep Renegade then a Class III trailer hitch receiver, like the Draw-Tite # 76021 you reference, is the best way to go. Although this trailer hitch has a tongue weight rating of 675 lbs, I took a look at the online version of your owner's manual and on page 421 it states that the max tongue weight is 200 lbs. The weight of your bike rack and bikes must not exceed this. Since you have a lower tongue weight capacity I recommend using...
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  • Why is the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier Part # Y02451 Wobbling
  • The Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier part # Y02451 has a knob which I have pointed out for you that is designed to help keep the rack from wobbling while traveling down the road. I would first check to make sure that the knob is tight as if it were loose, this is what could be causing the bike rack to wobble as you described. If the bike rack has movement with all four bikes attached and moving down the road at highway speed then it is possible for it to experience a slight wobble but...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 4 Bikes for a 2017 Ford Edge Titanium
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75234 is the most popular trailer hitch for your 2017 Ford Edge Titanium. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver so it is compatible with many bike racks and other accessories and is going to have plenty of capacity to handle 4 bikes! I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you do not already have a bike rack I will be happy to make some recommendations. The most popular 4-bike hanging style rack for 2017 Edge owners is the...
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  • Lock Recommendation for Securing Bikes to Yakima DoubleDown Ace
  • The Yakima DoubleDown Ace part # Y02451 that you referenced comes with a lock for locking it to the 2 inch hitch you installed on your 2014 Infiniti QX60 but would require you to add the ArmLock cable lock part # Y02453 to lock the bikes to the rack. This would be a great fit though for your QX60 as this is a really nice bike rack. Check out the review video I attached for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without...
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  • Can the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75673 be Used to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • From what I could find online it looks like you can safely carry 4 bikes on your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75673, but you will want to double check your owner's manual to make sure that you can safely do so. Since the Draw-Tite hitch has a Tongue Weight (TW) capacity of 600 lbs your Outback Wagon will most likely be the limiting factor. Since platform bike racks tend to be on the heavy side it would be to your benefit to use a hanging...
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  • Troubleshooting Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier Upright Mast Movement and Safety
  • The Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier # Y02451 may have slight movement in the upright mast as you stated even when the receiver connection is tight with the anti-rattle feature. The design of the square upright with the overlapping sleeve for tilt and pin to secure will give you a little play in the tall upright mast. It will not be a security issue and also should not increase movement when loaded. That movement is ever so slight because of the clearance needed to allow that mast...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Volvo XC60 without a Roof Rack or Trailer Hitch
  • Other than the roof and a hitch the other way to carry bikes on your 2015 Volvo XC60 would be a trunk/hatch mounted carrier. There are 1, 2, and 3-bike carriers available. The only 3-bike model is the Yakima HalfBack # Y02635. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you need to carry more than 3 bikes I recommend going with a trailer hitch and using a hitch mount bike rack. And should you ever need to tow a trailer or use a cargo carrier for extra storage space you will...
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