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Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 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
Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 4 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 Y02458 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02458

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 4 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 4 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: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity: 40 lbs
  • Usable length of rack arms: 25"
  • 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: 35 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 4 Bike Rack Fully Loaded Display

The sturdy, hitch-mounted Yakima Ridgeback lets you transport 4 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 4 Bike Rack Foldable Arms for Bike Securement

The Ridgeback's dual arms offer excellent bike support.


Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack Foldable Arms

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 5 Bike Rack Ratchet Straps Visual

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 5 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 4 Bike Rack Tilt Open Easy Access Storage

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.


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 4 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 4 Bike Rack Bottle Opener Display

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



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Customer Reviews

Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Y02458

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 4 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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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.

Pete B - 05/11/2018

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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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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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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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Purchased this rack for wife.... Very easy for her to use.... The extra tube top adapters we also purchased were a must for her bike and my daughters bike due to not having the top bar like mens bikes.... You may be able to get away from using them but they make it alot easier.... Overall we love the rack 187506



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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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Ordered the Yakima bike race and lock. Yakima is easy to use and simple to install. The process was simple and efficient and everything arrived as expected. This is the second order from etrailer for me and I recommend ordering from them without reservation. Great service! 166505



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Great product, great price. Rack is very easy to install and very well made, albeit a little heavy. No assembly required out of the box which is fantastic, plus a very informative how-to video on Yakima's website. Fast shipping from etrailer - would buy from again. Thanks!! 154002



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We could not be happier with our Yakima bike rack. Easy to use and handles our 2 bikes with ease. A bit heavy for my wife to attach, but we get it done no problems. Additionally etrailer was great to work with and their website is fantastic. 505463



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Very easy to install !! and love that it folds down far enough to allow me to completely lower the tail gate on the pick-up ! Great site for shopping (great installation videos) ! Love that they offer lots of replacement parts ..... 357076



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Bought the Yakima RidgeBack bike rack, works great hold bikes secure and is easy to mount on hitch. The easy part was a key factor to purchase, because its been my wife who has been using it with her friends. Works great 215147



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Great prices and was delivered within 3 days and no damage to the boxes or equipment. I'd recommend this site to anyone looking for a great price and fast turn around service. Thanks etrailer 241329



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



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The installation was really easy. What was no so easy was to get the rusty bolts out of the 10 year old van. 175077



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bike rack is well made and easy to install. does require manipulation of handlebars to carry 4 roadbikes. 224324



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Excellent Price & services. Also came one day early. Great job guys Thanks..., 455649



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Love the bike rack! Make sure you view the video on the rack before you install. 403411



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



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As with my other one, excellent product and my wife will enjoy on her CRV. 201529



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Arrived. Looks great. Have not used yet. Quick delivery as always. 518066



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Great product and, above all, excellent service from etrailer.com! 257782



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



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Easy to use with reliable and confident attachment to hitch 521542



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Shipped quickly and was a great as expe cted 514358



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Great product and super fast shipping. 285331



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Secure easy to use. 319407



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Very good product 162571



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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I was grateful to so many others who wrote reviews on this website and praised the customer service. I was looking for a trailer to haul 5 bikes including womens and kids bikes and have it work on my husbands Jeep wrangler, my daughters Subaru Outback, occasionally an RV and mainly my Toyota Sienna that doesn't even have a hitch yet. With so many options online and seemingly different products for each one, I wanted help to know if there was any product that could help me meet all me needs, so I decided to call Etrailer and get some help. They were amazing just like everyone said! He recommend the Yakima Ridgeback which would meet all our different hitch needs and the best selling Kuat Ubar adaptor bars that would make it work for our women's and kids bikes and different hitch needs. And the best surprise of all is that he told me they even carried hitch packages for my Toyota! I hadn't even expected that. The quote I received from my Toyota dealer for installing a hitch was going to cost me over $1000! But Etrailer sent me one for under $200! I am excited to get our whole family out biking more together this summer and thanks to etrailer we got everything we needed and all shipped to Alaska for only a hundred bucks in less than 2 weeks! The man on the phone explained how my husband could install the hitch himself, but after looking at it yesterday, he decided to take it to a local shop where they can raise the whole car for the install. But that will still be cheaper than what I thought I would have to pay before. We are planning to get the hitch on our van this week and try out the bike trailer by the weekend. Thanks for everything etrailer!! 396130



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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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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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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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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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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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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Like recent reviews i did my homework to find the concerns that prior purchasers had about the product. 1 was that the bike rack would move all over the place as if it was going to break. While driving that concern passed the test. 2 difficulty for 5 bike install,buy the bike adapter bars they help and are necessary, very easy to install rack and bikes if done correctly. I am very satisfied with the bike rack and would recommend. our first trip was 700 miles round trip on a truck 4x4 very bumpy compared to regular trucks and cars so it passed the double beating. 403692



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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


Rack is very easy to install and remove, and fits well with no rattle in the 2" receiver. Loading bikes is easy and it will, indeed, hold 5 bikes with relatively little effort. The only negatives I have are 1) Unless I use Yakima's custom locking cable for this rack, there is no good way to lock bicycles to the rack 2) It wasn't clear to me that I would need adapter bars (8002531) for kids bikes. I've always managed to get them on my older racks, but not the Yakima. I suspect that most modern racks would need these bars. Overall, very satisfied. 225929



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Works great 230269


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Still works great

Ken B - 10/17/2016

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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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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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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


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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Review from a similar Yakima RidgeBack in Hitch Bike Racks


have being sold my old 4 bike rack and with additional riders graduating to bigger bikers among our ranks (we have 4 kids) it was needed to upgrade to this unit. Easy to install and better system than the old wobble bolt that i had to drag a wrench instead of the knob now a days! it's a tight for 5 bikes but doable! recommended 389591



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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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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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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



- Y02459

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This bike rack is great, I have only installed it and plan to use it more in the spring. But, it is very easy to install. It comes fully assembled, just pull the levers to unfold, plug it in and tighten it down. It seems very well made and durable. Thank you! 322433



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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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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes on a 2004 Ford Explorer
  • We have everything that you will need to carry your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on your husbands 2004 Ford Explorer. I will start off with a few bike rack recommendations. For a Yakima bike rack, my personal favorite is the RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack, # Y02458. This bike rack is a great value for the quality and features that it has and it includes an integrated locking cable. For a Thule bike rack, I recommend looking at either the Vertex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9029XT, or the Apex 4 Bike Rack,...
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  • Comparing Thule Vertex # TH9029XT and Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Racks
  • The two 4-bike hitch-mount racks you referenced, the Thule Vertex # TH9029XT and Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458, both share many similarities. Both weigh about 35-lbs, both will fit both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitch sizes, and both have a total loaded bike weight capacity of 140-to-150-lbs. Neither rack includes locks. Both carry a limited lifetime warranty and the Thule Vertex is USA-made. One important difference between them is that the Yakima will not fit into a Class I hitch. It will...
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  • Difference Between the Yakima Fulltilt and Ridgeback Bike Racks
  • The biggest differences between the Yakima RidgeBack, part # Y02458, and the Yakima FullTilt, part # Y02462, are the locking system, the hitch pin, and the cradle arms. The FullTilt has fully padded arms with grooved positions that hold the bike cradles in place. The FullTilt also has a hitch pin that is integrated into the carrier shank that is operated by a push button, instead of the hitch pin being attached with a lanyard. The FullTilt also has a lock system to help secure the...
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  • Recommended Bike Racks for Use on Class C Winnebago View RV
  • RV-rated bike racks are made to withstand the extra stresses found at the rear of longer vehicles like a Class C Winnie View. Such RV bike carriers do not include a folding design since this would introduce a weak point, but some like the Swagman Trailhead # S63381 and the Yakima Road Trip # Y02477 do have arms that fold. On the linked page, which displays all RV-rated bike racks we offer, you can view 2-bike carriers like the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. This lightweight (12-lb)...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Rack with Easy, Tool-Free Installation
  • We have a number of hitch-mounted bike racks in both hanging and platform styles that offer a quick, tool-free installation and removal process while still securing the bike rack tightly inside the hitch so as to eliminate hitch rattle. I have chosen a handful of my favorite racks that are easy to put on and take off to give you a couple of style and price options. A great bike rack option that will easily install and uninstall on your vehicle is the Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Rack # TH9034XTS....
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  • How to Secure Bikes on Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458
  • On the Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458 each of the four bikes it can transport is secured to the carrier's arms by three rubber straps, two near the seat/downtube and one at the front of the main tube near the handlebar stem. The linked photo has arrows to indicate the three straps. It is necessary to install/remove each of these for loading and unloading each of the bikes. Generally it is best to load the heaviest (adult) bikes first which places their greater weight nearer to...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Compatible With a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon With OEM Hitch Receiver
  • I do have a solution for you, but from the research that I have done it looks like the OEM 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver that you have on your 2017 Subaru Outback is a Class I hitch; you can look on it to confirm if it is a Class I or not. In that case, my contact at Softride said that none of their bike racks are compatible with Class I receivers. This means that the Dura Parallelogram # SR26247 is not compatible with your current receiver. Since you can only carry a maximum of...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Nissan Rogue S
  • For your 2015 Nissan Rogue I would recommend a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75902. This would have plenty of capacity and would give you more future hitch accessory options since more accessories are designed for 2 inch hitches. This would work great with the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458 that you are interested in.
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  • How Does Yakima RidgeBack Bike Carrier Attach To 1-1/4 Inch Receiver Hitch
  • If you look at page 3 of the attached installation instructions for the Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack, part # Y02458, you can see a drawing that has a box with 1-1/4 inch in it. This bike rack is designed to fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch if it is a Class ll only. The bike rack will fit Class lll hitches with a 2 inch receiver opening. You would use the included Allen wrenches to remove the small clip and the larger red adapter on the end of the shank that attaches to the hitch of your vehicle....
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  • Recommendation for a 4 Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack with Folding Arms
  • The arms on the Yakima Ridgeback, # Y02458, do fold down, and there are other models that also have this feature. You may like the Rola TX-104, # 59401, as well. This rack does tilt down away from the vehicle, it has arms that fold down, and comes with an integrated cable lock to secure the bikes to the rack. I have included a link to the installation details for this rack for you to view.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback for Carrying a Class II Bike Rack
  • I have a solution for you. You would want the Curt hitch part # C11383 as it will allow a Class II and up bike rack like your # Y02458 to install in it. However, you will need to be sure to only carry up to two bikes with it and you will have to use a stabilizer strap like the part # 18050 as this is a Curt hitch requirement. I attached a review video for the Curt strap for you to check out as well as an install video for the hitch.
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  • Will Yakima RidgeBack Bike Carrier Fit Factory OEM 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Subaru Outback
  • In order for the Yakima RidgeBack bike carrier # Y02458 to fit, there needs to be at least 1-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the receiver. If it is less than 1-1/2 inches then Yakima considers it a no-fit situation. It does sound like that is the case with the OEM Subaru hitch so you cannot use the RidgeBack. Putting the carrier in the receiver further is also not going to work because the failsafe pin on the RidgeBack does need to be installed through...
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  • Recommendation for a Hitch Bike Rack With Anti-Sway Cradles On A 2010 Subaru Forester
  • I would recommend the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Tilting Rack, part # Y02458. The anti-sway cradles will keep the bikes from doing any damage to your 2010 Subaru Forester. This hitch bike rack will fit a 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch hitch and has a weight capacity of 150 lbs for four bikes. The Tow Ready 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, part # 63124, you have referenced does not have the anti-sway cradles that keep the bikes from rocking back and forth. If you are planning on...
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  • Comparison of Yakima Ridgeback and Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack for Nissan Altima Coupe
  • The Altima Coupe would use a Class I hitch, which is only capable of carrying two bikes. Although certain 4-bike carriers are compatible with a Class I hitch, you'd be limited to carrying two bikes. The weight of a third and fourth bike would place the load too far rearward to the receiver. This additional distance exerts extra leverage on the receiver tube which can bend the hitch or cause the hitch attachment points to the vehicle to fail. Which would be bad. None of Yakima's bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Lexus RX330
  • We offer two trailer hitches that are compatible with your 2004 Lexus RX330 and both hitches are Class III hitches that will provide plenty of support to carry a bike rack and bikes. Our most economical option is the Curt Round Tube Hitch, part # 13530. We also offer the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75153. Both hitches have a tongue weight of 350 lbs and a gross towing weight of 3500 lbs, but these ratings can be limited by the towing capacity of your vehicle. You will want to check...
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  • Do the Yakima RidgeBack and FullTilt Bike Carriers Tilt Down the Same Amount
  • The Yakima FullTilt bike carrier # Y02462 and the RidgeBack # Y02458 do tilt the same. However, the carriers are not designed to be tilted with bikes loaded. If you are looking for a carrier that can tilt with bikes loaded I recommend the SoftRide Element, # SR26248. The Element was designed so that you could tilt the carrier out with or without the bikes loaded. This carrier will work with a Class II or III hitch but not a Class I. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. The...
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  • How Much Do the Yakima RidgeBack 4 and RidgeBack 2 Bike Racks Weigh
  • Some racks can be quite heavy! The 4 bike Yakima racks vary depending on the model. The BigHorn weighs about 30 pounds. The SwingDaddy weighs about 54 pounds. The RidgeBack 4 weighs 45 pounds. The FlipSide 4 weighs 35 pounds. The 2 bike rack from the video, the Yakima RidgeBack 2, # Y02457, weighs in at 40 pounds. This rack will fit in 1-1/4 (Class II only) or 2 inch receivers. I have included a link to the installation details for this rack. Our lightest 2 bike rack is the...
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