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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  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 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
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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02457 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02457

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



Y02457 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y02457 Installation instructions



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


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




Video Transcript for Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Forester

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Forester, we're gonna be testing the Yakima Ridgeback two bike rack, and that's gonna be part number Y zero two four five seven. As you can see, we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look and show off some of these features.Now if we start here on the ends of our arms, we are gonna have two bottle openers that Yakima loves to put on their bike racks. If we look closer at these cradles, we're gonna see they are stationary, however they make up for having these nice rubber TPE padding. Now what that means is these notches right here are gonna act as shock absorbers for your bike frame while you're traveling.The bike's gonna be secured at three different points of contact. Were gonna have two zip strips securing the frame of our bike into these cradles. Then we're gonna have this anti-raddle cradle and, once we have a zip strip securing the frame into the cradle, that's gonna prevent too much raddling or swaying while we're driving, preventing our bike from making contact with the vehicle or with another bike we might have installed.I want to point out up here, if you look at your front wheel, we're gonna see it can kind of roam freely as it wills.

If this is a problem that bothers you, you can purchase a wheel strap separately at etrailer.com and simply just strap that to the frame on your bike and then it won't move too much while you're traveling. But it does not make contact with our vehicle so we're gonna go ahead and leave it right there.Now we can go ahead and remove the bike. We're gonna start with the top two strips. We're gonna push in on these two black tabs and pull the zip strip right up and out. Do it on both sides.

Now if we look closer as the zip strip, we're gonna see this nice padding right here that's gonna secure against the frame of our bike and that rubber padding is gonna help protect it from any time of scratches or abrasions. So we'll take off the anti-raddle one and now we can remove the bike.And when you're done, it's a good idea to go ahead and replace the zip strips, given that they're just kinda hanging freely because it's kind of a hassle to have to keep buying new zip strips. Now I would like to provide you guys with a few measurements to give you an idea of the space this bike rack might take up. So from our bumper to the outermost part of our bike rack, which is the edge of the arm, we're gonna be adding on about 24 and a half inches to the back of our vehicle. For ground clearance, from the ground to that little knob right there, it's gonna be about 10 and a half inches of ground clearance, and if we look from the innermost part of our bike rack to our bumper, that's gonna be about five and a half inches of space right there.Now a way you can cut down on the space added on to the back of your vehicle is that these arms can fold down.

How we're gonna do that is we're gonna pull on this top gray knob, let those slide down like so until they're locked into place. As we see they're locked. Now we're gonna measure again from our bumper to the outermost part, it's gonna be about 12 and a half inches. So that's a good difference from when the arms are folded up, so do keep this in mind for any close quarter situations such as parking or even storage.Now this bike rack can tilt away from your vehicle to give you rear hatch access. You do want to make sure you have no bikes loaded when you perform this.

We're gonna pull down on this black tab, we can tilt our bike rack away, access our rear hatch and as you can there's very little space taken up from the bike rack. We can get whatever cargo we might need and then we're ready to go. Now how do we get this bike rack back up We're simply just gonna grab the top and push till you hear the audible latch right there.If you come closer and see how our bike is connected to our hitch. We have a two inch hitch received right here. The anti-raddle device we we're using tightens from back here, so once you tighten that down, it's gonna activate the anti-raddle system in there and that's gonna prevent any type of necessary shaking from our bike while we're traveling. I do want to note that this bike rack can be used for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Right now we have a two inch hitch. If you would like to use it for an inch and a quarter receiving, you simply remove this addition that we have on there right now.On the other side we're gonna have this pin to help keep it in place while we're traveling. And there you have it for the Yakima Ridgeback two bike rack on our 2018 Subaru Forester.Here it is in our test course. We'll start by going through the slalem. This is gonna show us the side to side action which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next we're at the alternating speed bumps which we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole or driving over uneven pavement. And finally we have the full speed bumps where we'll see the up and down action which is just like driving out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (83 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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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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This was installed in a 2" hitch but can accommodate the smaller receiver as well. This rack holds on to my large frame mountain bike just fine with virtually no sway during the short trips to my local trail. All features work as advertised, but please note that while the kit comes with a long strap to hold multiple bikes together (to prevent the frame bouncing against each other I assume), the kit does not include a strap to hold the front wheel/fork steady. I improvised one with a short bungee cord. Shipping from etrailer was fast and communicated well via notifiactions. 431800



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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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The bicycle rack was delivered today. After much trial and error I finally got it together and functioning properly. The instructions are little help and I only achieved success after calling Yakima customer service for assistance. On a purely cosmetic issue, the Yakima decal is already half gone. If I were the manufacturer I would like my name ( logo ) applied more permanently. After all the trials and tribulations, the bike rack is first class. To bad the same can't be said for the instructions. 227058


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It works just fine. A good bike carrier.

Bill N - 09/21/2016

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I ordered both a Curt class three hitch and Yakima bike rack. The hitch and bike rack came in great condition! However, I'm unsure if my car's frame will be able to handle the weight of my bikes, bike rack, and hitch once I load everything on. The gauge of the steel on the actual frame of my Subaru crosstrek is thinner than that used for the Yakima bike rack. I just talked to Subaru and they weren't able to answer my questions of the frame's weight limitations because I didn't buy their parts. I understand but it stinks not to have a clear answer. We'll see what happens. I may be having to test etrailer's return policy, but I hope not. Crossing my fingers. 272240



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This rack has been outstanding! Very stable and although it is a tad on the heavy side (not necessarily a bad thing) it is relatively easy to install and remove when needed. The ratchet straps are very effective and easy to use. I would highly recommend this bike rack! .............. By the way, ETrailer.com is an outstanding company to deal with as well! They are very good at what they do! 371453



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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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The RidgeBack 2 is easy to install and easy to use. The quick-release ratchet straps hold my bikes securely in the cradles, the rack is very sturdy and the tilt-away feature works great to access my hatchback. I'd agree with other reviewers that Yakima would be wise to paint the logo rather than use a stencil that peels off at the lightest touch. Not a problem for me, but it doesn't help Yakima advertising. Overall, an excellent product so far. I've only had it for a little over a week but have driven a couple hundred miles over highways, rural roads and dirt/gravel paths. To date, it's solid. 295891



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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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I love this rack! Simple and easy to use. Rack or bicycles don't wiggle at all. Jeep Grand Cherokee with 2" receiver Easily hangs on garage wall with two vinyl coated ladder hooks 310441



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Works perfectly as advertised 297342



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The rack has been a great purchase. No problems with the installation or performance. I bicycle two to three times per week and the trails I use are 10 or more miles from my home. I carry both my wife's and my bikes securely. 294226


Comments

No functionality problems but the Yakima emblem came off

Michael S - 09/13/2017

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The Yakima bike rack came almost completely assembled. I had watched the video before I bought the rack and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was indeed as easy as it looked to use. 290062



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Excellent experience buying my trailer hitch from etrailer for my bike rack. Shipping was on time and I was able to install it myself after viewing the videos online. Installation took about an hour, if I would of had one more set of hands it would of been easier and faster. Thank you etrailer. 278231



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The bike rack is great. It works very well. Thank you! 277548



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bikes are a little closer together then expected. I think i should have bought a 3 bike rack and skipped the middle row. other then that i love it the quality is great. 270246



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The RidgeBack 2 is well constructed and operates easily. I would suggest clarifying the instructions for use in a 1.25 inch receiver. It was necessary for me to call Customer Service to understand the correct installation onto my car. 233885



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Works great 230269


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Still works great

Ken B - 10/17/2016

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excellent bike rack, very fast shipping and hte best price i found 225914



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Great product and fast shipment. Could improve on the instructions that came with the Yakima Ridgeback 2. Not the best but fairly easy to figure out. All in all, a nice shopping experience. 225715



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I am impressed with the quality of the Yakima RidgeBack. It is well made. I would recommend purchasing from trailer. They shipped it immediately after I ordered it. 216545



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This Bike Rack does everything well and seems to be designed very well. The only gripe would be the Yakima decal is very thin and in the summer heat peels off easily. I plan on contacting Yakima and requesting they send me a new one since mine was peeling off when I removed the Bike Rackfrom the box. 216221



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Installation was a breeze. And adding the handcuff locking kit couldn't be simpler. 212534



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The Yakima Ridgeback 2 bike rack is an excellent product. I was tired of my other rack rocking in the hitch receiver and this one is soild as a rock and fold down and out the way when not in use and something I can leave on my truck. Service was excellent, ordered on Wednesday took advantage of free shipping offer and received the following Monday. Great service, thanks a lot! 173201



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Ordered, delivered as agreed. Bike rack is great and goes well with my new 'Hidden Hitch' which i also ordered from ET and installed myself. Thanks 154335



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The Yakima RidgeBack 2 is an excellent bike carrier. Simple and intuitive to install with good looks and easy functionality - this is simply what I have come to expect from Yakima. The unit is reasonably priced compared to the competition. This is the third Yakima bike rack system that I have owned. Purchasing the product from etrailer was so easy and much cheaper because the bike shops wanted me to pay shipping. This is my first experience with etrailer and it was a good one. 150751



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Easy to assemble, Looks good , fits perfect.100% Happy with my Ridge Back 2 Bike Rack. THANK YOU 145187



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


Very good to work with. 165799



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


A very nice bike rack, great customer service and quick shipping. 274028



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


Shipped right away. No shipping charge. Arrived quickly. First time dealing with this co but not my last. 232204



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I liked this rack for normal shaped adult bikes. Unfortunatley, kid bikes and several full suspension bikes are difficult or impossible to fit on this rack. It is also difficult to fit 4 bikes on the rack that are different shapes. Hindsight, I woud have gotten a tire mount rear bike rack instead. 388041



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


I have owned this bike rack for one year. I has travelled thousands of miles on the back of multiple vehicles hauling usually two adult bikes or two adult and two youth bikes. Getting five bikes on here is not really possible for bikes with wide handlebars and standard pedals. The rack is still in very good shape and is easy to store and install. The tilt function allows the empty rack to move out of the way of the SUV hatch opening. 403903



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got the bike rack super fast. Had a ton of questions beforehand and etrailer staff were very responsive. The bike rack seems durable and does fit tightly in the hitch. My only concern is the obvious swaying of the bikes when they are attached to the rack - i expected them to not sway as much. We take it on our long bike trip this weekend so we will see what happens. Love that it locks into the hitch 227525


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Thanks for checking in. Still love it. Just wish that kid bikes fit better on it.

Julie G - 09/29/2016

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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


A little difficult when multiple bikes are carried but still a good bike rack 361816



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


This Yakima 5 bike rack is exactly what I needed. It's very easy to mount and very sturdy. 438746


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The Yakima rack is great. Very solid and easy to use. It takes me a few minutes to mount it. 5 bikes ride just fine.

Hector H - 10/03/2018

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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


Shopped around for different bike racks at different places locally and online. Prices varied quite a bit. I decided to check Etrailer because I have ordered from them before, they have a great selection and their prices are fair and quite often, as low as any you'll find. In this instance, their price was the lowest and they offered free shipping. And for a bike rack, shipping costs are not insignificant. This Yakima RidgeBack4 turned out to be a good choice and I have been extremely satisfied with it. I also purchased the HandCuff Bike Lock as an accessory and it was easy to install on the rack. I would without question recommend Etrailer for your next purchase. 152901



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


Fantastic! We love the Yakima bike rack, have used it multiple times since purchase, including on a 600-mile round trip. Met all of my expectations. Bikes move a little, and at first it was disconcerting. But even over large bumps at 70+ mph there was no evidence of any shifting of the load, and the bikes remained secure. It is quite difficult to fit 5 bikes (2 adult and 3 children's bikes) on the bike rack, but with some creativity I was able to make it happen. I can't imagine how you would fit 5 adult bikes on here, however. Overall I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. Great service from the folks at eTrailer.com as well! I received the package within 3 days of purchase (at 3 pm in the afternoon, no less!). 150267



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


The Yakima Ridgeback bike rack is a top quality rack. It's a very sturdy rack, easy to put on and use. The transaction was very smooth and easy. I placed the order late afternoon and received a notice a couple hours later with the shipping info. 208933


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I still love the rack. Its still holding up and working well. I have had bikers ask me where I got it and how much it was. I gave them your website so Im sure you may have sold some from my referral.

Kevin T - 07/27/2016

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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


I bought a 2015 Subaru Outback and had a Subaru factory installed 1-1/4 hitch added to my purchase. I did not know at the time that Subaru designed the hitch to fit basically only their branded products. I went to several bike stores trying to find a 4 bike hitch supported by my Subaru. I even took some home and tried to get them to work and none did. I went on the internet and googled some solutions that were either completely wrong or was a solution by some engineer who customized the bike rack. Luckily I reached out to etrailer and spoke to their phone rep. He had heard about challenges with the Subaru hitch and recalled there were a couple of 4 bike hitches that would work. He said he would get back to me. In about a 1/2 hour I got an email about the Yakima RidgeBack. I was hesitant because so many had failed but with the free return policy I gave it a shot. I am not real mechanically inclined but in about an hour I figured out how to mount it on my Subaru (it takes less than 5 minutes now that I know how). I used the rack dozens of times, even hauling 4 bikes on it. This is the second product I have bought from etrailer and could not be happier. They are fast, responsive to questions, and get it right. I 379249


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The product is working out okay. The springs in two of the strap support mounts have broken. Though they still work its a bit of a hassle releasing the bike from the mount. Still really like the mount. Good solution to the limited amount of racks available to the 2015 Outback with factory installed hitch.

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