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Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 2 bikes on folding dual arms with anti-sway cradles. ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps quickly and easily secure your bikes to the rack. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Yakima. Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting part number Y02457 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima RV and Camper Bike Racks

  • Hanging Rack
  • Flat-Towed Vehicle
  • 2 Bikes
  • Yakima
  • RV Hitch Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Frame Mount
  • Hitch Lock
  • Class 2
  • Class 3

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 2 bikes on folding dual arms with anti-sway cradles. ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps quickly and easily secure your bikes to the rack. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Tool-free installation with locking knob.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Anti-sway cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bike frames at 3 points
    • Prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
    • Absorb road shock and vibration with TPE padding
  • SpeedKnob provides tool-free, anti-rattle installation
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce noise and movement
    • Includes hitch pin on a braided steel lanyard
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • Quick-release TriggerFinger control lever lets you fold down arms for storage
  • Tilting design lets you easily access your cargo area
    • UpperHand control lever is mounted on front of mast for easy reach
    • Audible click lets you know that mast is locked into the upright position
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock in SpeedKnob secures rack to your vehicle
    • Optional HandCuff lock kit (Y02466 - sold separately) lets you add a cable lock to the rack
  • Arced mast design provides additional clearance from the rear of the vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with chip-resistant powder coat finish
  • Rack folds flat for compact storage


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Usable length of rack arms: 15"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of mast: 11-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack: 9-1/2"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 13-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 32 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Loaded

The sturdy, hitch-mounted Yakima Ridgeback lets you transport 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The rack has dual arms that offer excellent bike support and anti-sway cradles with ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps for quick and easy bike loading. The mast tilts away from your vehicle for cargo area access. And installation is tool-free with an integrated anti-rattle device that locks the rack to your vehicle.


Folding Dual Support Arms

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Dual Foldable Arms Walk Through

The Ridgeback's dual arms offer excellent bike support.


Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Dual Foldable Arms Walk Through

And they fold down flat against the mast for parking clearance and compact storage. To fold them down, pull the grey TriggerFinger control lever on top of the mast. When you're ready to load bikes again, simply lift the arms back up until they lock into place with an audible click.


Anti-Sway Cradles with Ratcheting ZipStrip Straps

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Anti Sway Craddles

The RidgeBack has anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact helps to prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact.


Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Anti Sway Craddles

Ratcheting ZipStrips let you quickly and easily secure your bikes in the cradles. These straps require none of the tugging and stretching that conventional straps require. Simply insert the strap into the buckles on the cradle, and push it down until it's snug around your bike frame. The ZipStrips can be removed quickly by pressing the release levers on the sides of each anti-sway cradle.


A layer of TPE padding on each cradle absorbs road shock and minimizes vibrations.


Tool-Free Installation with SpeedKnob

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack SpeedKnob Tighten with Anti Rattle

The Ridgeback has an integrated SpeedKnob that allows tool-free installation. The knob controls an anti-rattle wedge on the shank. Simply turn the knob to tighten the bike rack shank in your hitch receiver. This not only secures the rack to your vehicle, but also reduces noise and movement of the rack in your hitch. An included hitch pin is attached to the bike rack shank with a lanyard so you won't lose it.


The rack works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. To use it in a 1-1/4" hitch, simply remove the red adapter and wedge extension with the included Allen key.


Easy Access to Rear Cargo Area

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Fold Down Capability

The Ridgeback's mast tilts so you won't need to remove the rack for rear hatch clearance. And the UpperHand control lever is conveniently located near the top of the mast, so you won't need to bend over to reach a lever or pin at the base of the rack.


Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Fold Down Capability

Bike Rack Security

Yakima RidgeBack locking SpeedKnob

The SpeedKnob includes a Yakima Same Key System (SKS) lock core. This lock prevents a would-be thief from being able to loosen the knob and remove the rack from your hitch. Add a HandCuff cable lock (Y02466 - sold separately) to secure your bikes to the rack.


SKS cores can be swapped out if you own other Yakima products and want to use the same key to lock them all.


Compact Storage

Yakima Ridgeback 2 Bike Rack Lays Flat for Easy Storage

The RidgeBack easily folds flat for compact storage. Use the TriggerFinger control lever to fold the arms down. Then use the UpperHand lever to fold up the shank.


Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Bottle Openers

The RidgeBack includes 2 built-in, machined-steel bottle openers in case your beverage of choice doesn't have a twist-off cap.



8002457 Yakima Ridge Back 2-Bike Hanging-Style Carrier - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Item # Y02457

Installation Details Y02457 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Y02457

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (108 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 2 bikes on folding dual arms with anti-sway cradles. ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps quickly and easily secure your bikes to the rack. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Tool-free installation with locking knob.

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Both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the bike rack! I can’t wait to try it out. 718063



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We used this bike rack on our vacation to Atlantic Beach NC. For 2 senior citizens, we made out pretty well. The bikes had a pleasant ride, no dings, no dents, no spinning tires! We carried them on the back of a GMC pickup with a camper top. The tilt down feature allowed us to open the tailgate completely with the bikes still on the rack. The only thing we would want to improve is the weight. At 32 pounds it was hard for us to mount on the hitch, but we were able to get a young neighbor to help us. It is very well built and I would definitely recommend this rack to our friends. 575098



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Carried 2 bikes from North Texas to Northern Colorado on the back of a civic coupe, through high winds and mountain passes. This rack is very sturdy. It was a little tough to get out of the hitch receiver the first time, very snug fit. I now need to get a hitch receiver on my Miata so that I can continue to use this rack. 564726



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The rack installs easily with good instructions. It is still a little heavy for me to put in my Subaru Crosstrek (I am 68), but it is manageable. We used this heavier rack since we sometimes put on our electric bikes for short distances. They are at the heavy end of the weight limits, but should work OK. Unlike the last car I had (Subaru forester), we don't want to keep the rack on the car unless we need to use it. The rack was delivered slower than expected. The web site said it was in stock, but there apparently was an issue with the availability. The customer service team kept me well apprised of the shipment status. 543204



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Just installed hitch and carrier and it all went smoothly, the videos were terrific on how to install and use. 377053



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I used this product twice to go back and forth on a 700 mile trip (1400 miles total). My initial impression was that it was sturdy because it was larger than most 2 bike carriers I've seen. The strapping system is convenient and the locking system worked great. The only flaw so far is that one of the locking mechanisms actually broke off. After closer inspection, I realized that the parts are plastic. I'm not sure what actually caused it to break other than the force of hitting a pothole causing the bike to bounce on the rack. Those types of forces should be expected with normal driving however and I expected the locking mechanism to hold up. I was fairly disappointed that it happened given the asking price and the reviews I read prior to my purchase. Other than the locking mechanism on the actual bike rack, I wouldn't put to much faith in the red handled locking pin that inserts into the trailer hitch and insertion bar portion of the bike rack. It is understood that the pin does not go all the way through the insertion bar as the locking mechanism is inside and prevents further advancement. Yakima could probably improve this aspect of the product. I will be contacting Yakima to see if they will replace the broken part. One thing I did notice was that the broken bracket is screwed in and can be removed/replaced fairly easily. I have included pics of the broken bracket and working bracket for comparison. Hope this helps in your decision! 233829



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Very disappointed in the positioning options for two bikes. Not able to place a hybrid and road bikes on the rack. The installation was simple however the spacing allowed does not provide adequate spacing for two bikes. Will be returning the product. Very disappointed in the Yakima Ridgeback 2. 871068



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Smooth install. No issues. Look forward to using it. 827518



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Very pleased with product and it is easy to use with bikes. 802666



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I had no problems with ordering my bike rack from Etrailer. It was delivered in a secured box and on time. 802568



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I have owned other racks but this one is by far the best quality and looks a lot better than most as well. 786001



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Sturdy, well built! ETrailer very resp onsive 717204



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outstanding customer service form the initial phone call, to follow up and execution of the order delivery very impressed would recommend to anyone thank you 714448



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Rack came completely assembled and was easy to connect to the 2 inch Curt hitch. It actually took as long to get the box open than connecting to the hitch. Turning the red knob tightened the rack to remove any play. 706254



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Install was as advertised, but more documentation on how to adjust the hitch adjustment for the size. The handcuff lock install was as advertised. Videos were helpful in selling my purchase ! 665126



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The bike rack we installed on my son’s Jeep works flawlessly and can tell it’s built for years of service. 645234



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I'm very happy with the Yakima Ridge Back 2. I was also very impressed with the folks at etrailer and how quick they got the bike rack to me. 643272



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Yakima bike rack was received as scheduled. product comes assembled and works great ! very sturdy but a little heavy. 570738



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Easy to use. Well made and strong. Would buy it again. 561926



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This my second one. Got rear ended by a truck. No damage to the car and really no damage to the bike rack but happy to have a new one from the truck owner. Easy to get bike on and off. I am 65 years old and I LOVE THIS BIKE RACK! 546422



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Thank you 518099



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Easy ordering over the phone. Delivered as promised. Rack was easy to install good quality. 510993



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Good product.... I only use it a few time a year... take bikes from NY to Florida and back.... and a few times locally. I suppose if you were really into biking, get the type that you simply set the bike(s) in the wheel trays and lock them on.... Remember as humans we tend to be lazy even if we may be marathon bikers. Used this on a Porsche Macan, and a Grand Marquis. My Grand Marquis has the smaller hitch... 1 1/2" ??? I just went to Walmart and got an adapter to 2"... Sorry e-trailer but I was in a hurray. The adapter actually moves the rack a few more inches away from the trunk. Love that because access to the trunk is easier.... but trunk access is not really a problem whether or not you need an adapter. I like the locks.... also remember to get the adapter bar for ladies bikes. Folds up nice to put in garage. 489667



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Only complaint like others have noted is the Yakima logo is a sticker that easily peels off. Other than that, it's strong, sturdy, and easy to load my bikes. I've used it about 6 times over the past year with no problems. I'm very satisfied with my purchase. 479057



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Very good bike rack. Very sturdy. A little heavy, but very well built. Would recommend. 442793


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Ask the Experts about this Yakima RV and Camper Bike Racks

  • Hitch for 2017 Nissan Murano for Yakima Ridgeback Bike Rack to Fit
    The Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 that you referenced can fit your 2017 Nissan Murano as long as you have the correct hitch installed on your 2017 Nissan Murano like the # e98907 which is a confirmed fit and a great option.
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  • Replacement Hitch Pin and Tether for a Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Part # Y02457
    The wire that attaches the hitch pin to your Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack part # Y02457 is called a tether and only has one purpose which is to make sure the hitch pin does not get lost or stolen. It has no bearing on the security of the hitch pin inside the receiver so you should have no worries with your hitch pin falling out. The small ball at the end of the hitch pin is however a tad bit more important which I recommend checking. We do not sell the tether separately but you can buy...
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  • Replacement Speed Knob and Hitch Pin for Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack
    The model number you provided (8002457) indicates you have the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack part # Y02457. If that is the case then you need the Replacement SpeedKnob and Wedge Assembly part # 8880508 and the Replacement Hitch Pin part # 889-0231.
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  • Replacement Frame Cradle and Anti-Sway Cradle for Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack
    That specific part number is no longer available but what you'd want instead is the Replacement SuperCush Cradle and ZipStrip # 8880598 which is now what Yakima recommends for the Yakima Ridgebacks like the part # Y02457 that you referenced.
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  • Does Anti-Rattle Work on 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitches on Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
    Yes, the anti-rattle part of the Yakima RidgeBack bike rack # Y02457 will work when used in a 1-1/4 inch hitch as well as on a 2 inch trailer hitch. Please note that the rack only fits Class II and III hitches and not Class I hitches which is what is found on a vehicle like the 2010 Chevy HHR. Also on a Class I trailer hitch you would be limited to carrying 2 bikes maximum.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Forester
    The best hitch for your 2016 Forester will depend on what you're planning on using the hitch for. If you're only needing the hitch to serve as an attachment point for the Yakima # Y02457 Ridgeback bike rack, a Class II hitch like the Draw-Tite # 36523 would be an excellent choice. However, if you might also use the hitch as an attachment point for other accessories like a large cargo carrier such as the Curt # C18153 or if you might do some light duty towing, a Class III hitch like the...
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  • Fit of Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Carrier on 2011 Honda CR-V
    To determine if a particular bike rack will fit the hitch installed on your 2011 CR-V, you will need to measure the distance from your hitch pin hole rearward to the furthest point of the back bumper. If this distance is less than 9-1/2 inches, the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Carrier # Y02457 you referenced will fit. I have linked you to an FAQ article showing how to take this measurement. The above will apply if your CR-V is equipped with a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening....
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  • Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Ford Explorer with Backup Sensors
    Since the backup sensors are on the sides of the bumper on your 2006 Ford Explorer I think your better option would be the Yakima RidgeBack 2 bike rack part # Y02457. Without bikes loaded the sensors would not detect the rack and go off. With bikes loaded its hard to say, but most likely they would sense the bikes. The sensors are only active when you are in reverse though. So it's not like you would have to deal with them going off all the time. You would just have to be extra careful...
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  • Bike Rack for a 2019 Subaru Forester with Factory 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch
    The factory 1-1/4 inch Subaru hitch is unique in that the hitch pin hole is very close to the face of the receiver. This means that for most bike racks there won't be enough of the shank in the receiver to safely support the rack, especially when loaded. That is why I recommend the BikeWing # LGA54FR. It has a second pin hole which will allow you to have more of the shank in the hitch receiver. This rack also weighs just 20 pounds and holds 2 bikes at the wheels. I have linked a video review...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Part # Y02457 with 2010 Honda Pilot
    The Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack, part # Y02457 has a shank that measures 9-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest upright portion of the rack. To determine if this rack is compatible with your Pilot, you will need to measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward portion of your bumper. If this measurement is less than 8 inches, the RidgeBack will work great for you. A storage bag is not included, nor does Yakima offer one. For womens...
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  • Replacement Key A138 for Yakima Lock
    We have the exact replacement Yakima key A138 that you need: - Replacement Key for Yakima Racks and Carriers - A138 # Y8772-A138 This is a quantity of one so it may be a good idea to order a couple just to have a spare handy.
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  • Will Yakima Ridgeback Fit Factory Trailer Hitch of Subaru Outback
    The Subaru hitches are known for having a shallow hitch pin hole which makes installing bike racks in them interesting. The good news is that the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 was made to accommodate this. Yakima actually was making the Subaru brand bike racks so they were making their hitch racks to fit with the shallow hitch pin design. The distance from the hitch pin to the end of the shank is 1-1/2 inches.
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  • Available Replacement Parts for Yakima RidgBack # Y02457 Bike Rack
    If you look at the provided diagram, you can see the replacement parts that Yakima offers for your # Y02457 Ridgeback Bike Rack. If what you're needing isn't shown, please let me know what you're needing. Zip strips # Y8890297 Endcap # 8890306 2" adapter # 8890298 Replacement hitch pin # 889-0231 Replacement Speed Knob and Wedge Assemby # 8880508 Replacement Wrench # 8890285 Replacement Cradle w/ Zip Strip # 8880597 Replacement Cradle w/ Anti-Sway and ZipStrips# 8880598
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  • Replacement Lower Cover for Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
    We do have the replacement lower cover for the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02457! This is found as part # 8880558 on our site.
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  • Will Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack fit 2018 Subaru Outback
    Yes, the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02457 will work well on your 2018 Subaru Outback! When we test fit the Class II Draw-Tite # 36493 on a 2017 Outback we found there was 4-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper while the LiteRider measures 9" from center of hitch pin hole to the locking knob. I have added some photos of the LiteRider on an Outback for you to check out. The Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02457 is a Class II hanging rack that uses a knob to...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack for a 2018 Subaru Forester with Factory Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Because of the Subaru OEM hitch's shorter overall length and position near the internal mechanics of the car, there's only a few fits that work. Specifically, you're looking for racks that only have 1-1/2 inches from the end of their shank to the hitch pin hole. I went out to our warehouse and measured a Kuat Transfer's shank, part # TS02G and it does have a 1-1/2 inch distance from its shank to the center of the hitch pin hole, giving it a good chance of fitting the Subaru hitch correctly....
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  • Comparing the Yakima LiteRider and RidgeBack Bike Racks
    The biggest difference between the Yakima LiteRider and RidgeBack # Y02457 is the materials of which they are made. The LiteRider has been discontinued but was aluminum and slightly lighter than the RidgeBack which is steel. It's a great rack and would have worked just as well as the LiteRider on that long road trip you took. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter...
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  • Installation of Trek X Caliber 7 Mountain Bike with Alternative Frame onto Yakima Ridgeback 2 Y02457
    Thanks for including the model of your bike, it was a great help in my research. Due to the slant of the frame, you will want to use that adapter bar to properly mount your bike to the rack. It is possible that you will be able to mount your bike to the rack without the adapter bar but your front tire will then be much closer to the pavement and could cause clearance issues when going over large bumps(like speed bumps) or in and out of parking lots. The adapter bar will also allow...
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  • Will the Yakima RidgeBack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier Clear Spare Tire on 2012 Toyota RAV4
    When we installed Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13149 on a 2011 Toyota RAV4, same generation as yours, we found that from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the spare tire carrier was 6 inches, see video. On the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02457, it measures 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast. If you take the measurement on your 2012 RAV4 and it is less than 9 inches from hitch pin hole to the back of the spare tire carrier then the...
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  • Threaded Shank Hole on the Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
    The threaded hole on the right side of the shank on the Yakima RidgeBack part # Y02457 is used to secure the 1-1/4" to 2" hitch receiver adapter which should have been included with the kit. If you are not using this rack in a 2" trailer hitch receiver then the threaded hole on the shank will not be used. The rack secures itself to the hitch with the red SpeedKnob located on the bottom front of the rack. The rack is then held in place by the included hitch pin which is attached to the rack...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack With Tilt or Swing for Truck Bed Camper Rear Door Access
    For your 2014 GMC Sierra with in-bed camper, I recommend the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796. This will get your trailer hitch out far enough so you can add your bike rack. Using an adapter like this will reduce your trailer hitch receiver's tongue weight rating by 50% which should leave you in fine condition for a 2 bike rack. For your 2 bike rack, I recommend the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" - Tilting - Swinging # RKY10002. This rack will securely...
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  • Using Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 For A Womens Bike On The Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
    If a womens bike is carried on the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack, part # Y02457, it will be carried at an angle and the bike will be tilted at an angle matching the frame top tube. If you use a frame adapter like the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, part # Y02531, or the Swagman Bike Adapter, part # 64005, the bike will be ride level. These frame adapters will attach to the center seat post and to the handlebar post and provides a horizontal bar, so the bike can ride level on the bike...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Subaru Forester
    The Yakima RidgeBack # Y02457 would be an excellent choice for a bike rack on your 2010 Subaru Forester that has a 2 inch hitch like the part # 75650. Check out the review video I attached to the right that shows this rack being installed. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes...
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  • Recommended Adapter Bar to Use With Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack
    To mount a woman's, child's or alternative bike onto the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02457 referenced in your question (or any hanging-style rack), I recommend using the Kuat Ubar # UB01. The telescoping design will work with most bike sizes and will provide a horizontal bar for the rack to grab onto, allowing for safe and level transport of the bike. I have attached a video review of this product for you to check out.
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  • Replacement Parts for Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack
    Your Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02457 uses a SpeedKnob that tightens the rack inside your trailer hitch receiver. Before removing the hitch pin and the bike rack, you will need to turn and loosen this knob so the shank can slide out of the receiver. To help with removing the red 2 inch adapter from the shank, you can try manipulating the SpeedKnob on the front of the rack while you try to remove the silver and red pieces. You should be able to free up these pieces so they can easily...
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  • Is Bike Adapter Bar Required for Beach Cruiser Bike on Yakima Ridgeback 2
    Some combinations of bike and bike rack will be more likely than others to need addition of a bike adapter bar like # UB01. The Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02457 has closely-spaced arms (13-1/2-inches outside to outside) that can directly work with many bike frame designs, even beach cruisers like yours. You can simply measure your bike to see if those arms would fit in the space between the bike's top tube and the small stabilizer under it, or alternately, with one arm in that main...
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  • Adapter to Load a Girls Bike on the Yakima RidgeBackTrailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier
    Yes, there is an adapter you can use. Since you will be carrying bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical mens bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # Y02531. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use these adapters and without them my wifes bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load my sons bike at all. I have linked a video that shows how the adapter...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid for Yakima Bike Rack
    Since the hitches we offer for your 2015 Ford Fusion are the almost the same price I would recommend the Draw Tite part # 24897 over the Curt because it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does when carrying a bike rack like you referenced. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment...
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  • Could Yakima Ridgeback be Converted from 2 Bike Rack to 4 Bike Rack
    There isn't a way to convert a 2-bike Ridgeback to a 4-bike rack so your best option would be going with the 4-bike rack part # Y02458 instead.
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