Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 5 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 5 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 Y02459 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02459

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 5 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 5 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: 5 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity: 40 lbs
  • Usable length of rack arms: 28"
  • 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: 35.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Ridgeback Hitch Pin Diagram

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 5 Bike Rack Loaded

The sturdy, hitch-mounted Yakima Ridgeback lets you transport 5 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 5 Bike Rack Dual Foldable Arms

The Ridgeback's dual arms offer excellent bike support.


Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack Arms Fold Down Visual

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 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 5 Bike Rack Rear Cargo Access

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 5 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 5 Bike 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.



8002459 Yakima Ridge Back 5-Bike Hanging-Style Carrier - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting



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Customer Reviews

Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Y02459

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (83 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 5 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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Very good to work with. 165799



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


Comments

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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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 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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Works as expected!!! 619420



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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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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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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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Easy to install and delivery was earlier as expected. 319928



- Y02459
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Product was easy to install and operate. Well made. Quality item. 277849



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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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Got the Yakima ridgeback 5 bike rack and love it!!! The communication and follow up with Etrailer is 2nd to none!!! I've dont business here before and there is good reason why I keep coming back. Etrailer is awesome!!! 204104



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Great experience with eTrailer.com will buy again. The product was perfect and the support details with shipment and at website excellent. 163253



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nice product. good choice... 137366



- Y02458
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A very nice bike rack, great customer service and quick shipping. 274028



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



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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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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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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


Comments

It works just fine. A good bike carrier.

Bill N - 09/21/2016

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



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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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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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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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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


Comments

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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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 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


Comments

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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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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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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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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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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The bike rack is great quality. It’s exaclty what I wanted. It’s easy to install. The customer service at etrailer.com was excellent. 603961



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Nice and solid. Several thousands of miles traveled- no problems. 597663



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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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Easy installation and take down. Very sturdy and reliable. Would purchase it again. 558634



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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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Easy to use with reliable and confident attachment to hitch 521542



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Thank you 518099



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



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Shipped quickly and was a great as expe cted 514358



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



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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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  • The Yakima FullTilt 5 # Y02463 and the Yakima RidgeBack 5 # Y02459 are very similar. There is the cable lock like you mentioned and there are slight styling differences. Probably the largest difference, which doesn't sound like much, is the usable length of the arms. The RidgeBack has 28 inches of usable space on the arms and the FullTilt has 29 inches. Only 1 inch right? True, but when you're trying to fit 5 bikes onto the rack that can make a big difference. Some would say the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Volvo XC60 without a Roof Rack or Trailer Hitch
  • Other than the roof and a hitch the other way to carry bikes on your 2015 Volvo XC60 would be a trunk/hatch mounted carrier. There are 1, 2, and 3-bike carriers available. The only 3-bike model is the Yakima HalfBack # Y02635. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you need to carry more than 3 bikes I recommend going with a trailer hitch and using a hitch mount bike rack. And should you ever need to tow a trailer or use a cargo carrier for extra storage space you will...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L
  • There are two rear mounted bike racks that will fit your 2006 Honda Odyssey. For 2 bikes you can use the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2. And for 3 bikes # HRF2-3. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. You will not be able to open the rear hatch with any trunk mount bike rack for several reasons. The vehicle hinges/struts are not rated for the extra weight so the hatch could fall unexpectedly. When opening the hatch the geometry of where the bike rack hooks attach...
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  • How to Transport 5 Bikes on 2008 VW Passat Wagon with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • You are correct that a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch like # 24848 has a 200-lb tongue weight (TW) capacity. However, when it comes to bike racks there is another factor that comes into play, leverage on the hitch tube. The more bikes the rack holds the longer it tends to be, naturally. This increased distance from the hitch to the outermost bike translates into extreme leverage forces on the hitch tube, forces that would damage a light-duty Class I hitch. For this reason all Class...
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  • Comparing 5 Bike Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Racks From Thule, Yakima, and Swagman
  • For a 5 bike, trailer hitch mounted bike rack, we have a few options. First is the Thule Apex XT, # TH9026XT, that you have referenced. This bike rack does tilt down away from the vehicle to allow you greater access to the rear of your Nissan Armada. With the rack fully tilted down, you should be able to open the rear hatch. This bike rack also features anti-sway cradles and a built-in anti-rattle device. Next we have the Yakima RidgeBack 5, # Y02459. This rack can also tilt down like...
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  • Can 5 Bikes Really Fit on the Yakima RidgeBack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier
  • I am sure, it can fit 5 bikes, at least it has spots for 5 bikes. But it is a challenge to get 5 on there on any 5 bike hanging rack. If you have not done so already, remove the bikes and then move the cradles forward/backward as needed. You will probably want the cradles at the front and back to be all the way to the front and back, respectively. Then it is a matter of turning pedals and Tetris-like maneuvering to get all the bikes on there. This is an issue with most 4 and 5 bike racks....
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  • Choosing Between Yakima RidgeBack # Y02459 and Hollywood Racks Road Runner # HR520
  • The main differences between the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02459 and Hollywood Racks Road Runner # HR520 are that the Road Runner includes locks both for the rack itself and your loaded bikes, the Road Runner's arms are a bit further apart which might make loading some bikes easier and that the Yakima can fit two hitch sizes, 1-1/4- and 2-inch, while the Road Runner fits only 2-inch hitches. If a second vehicle is in the plan then this feature may make the difference. Please note your Odyssey...
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  • Compatibility Of Thule Tram Ski And Snowboard Carrier And Yakima Ridgeback 5-Bike Carrier
  • The Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks # TH9033 will fit on your 5-Bike Yakima Ridgeback Carrier # Y02459. If you don't already have a cable lock to secure your bikes to the Ridgeback, I recommend the Yakima HandCuff Cable Lock for RidgeBack and SwingDaddy Bike Racks # Y02466, which will also secure the Thule Tram. If you just want a standard cable lock, I recommend # CAB-10 based on price point and function.
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  • Will a Five Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Actually Hold Five Bikes
  • The Yakima RidgeBack # Y02459 has spots for 5 bikes. Some combinations of bikes fit better than others. Five adult mountain bikes for example might be tough to fit. The cradles can move along the arms to adjust the space between the bikes. I have included a link to a video review and a link to the installation instructions for you. The Thule Vertex, # TH9030XT, offers more space on the rack arms to fit the bikes. The arced shape of the arms provides more space and makes loading bikes...
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  • Recommended 5-Bike Bike Rack for a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • As long as your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, and there is less than 10 inches from the center of your hitch pin hole to the nearest point on your Jeep, then the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack # C18065 will work well for you. Even though this will fit most vehicles, it is always important to measure to make sure that your vehicle (Jeep in this instance) doesn't have any points that will interfere with the bike rack. Keep in mind that this bike rack has a 225 lb...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Five Bike Carrier
  • The Yakima Doubledown Ace 5 carrier is being phased out, but we do have a couple of great Yakima 5-bike carriers that might work for you. As products become available we make every effort to add them to our website. I recommend the Yakima FullTilt 5-Bike Rack, part # Y02463. This rack holds 5 bikes and has a cable lock that secures the bikes to the carrier. This is a tilting rack that allows you access to the rear cargo area of your vehicle when unloaded. This will fit both 1-1/4 and...
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  • Recommended Trunk-Mount and Hitch-Mount Bike Racks for 2013 Scion xB
  • We do have many confirmed trunk-mount bike rack fits for your 2013 Scion xB. You can see all recommended 2- and 3-bike trunk carriers by clicking on the link provided. Among the carriers confirmed to fit your car is the Thule Passage 2 that you referenced, part # TH910XT. This lightweight carrier features Thule's patented FitDial adjustment system to ensure a good fit and simple installation on your car. If you only need to transport 2 bikes of average weight then a trunk mount carrier...
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  • What are the Arm Lengths of the Yakima RidgeBack 4 and 5 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • On the Yakima RidgeBack 4, # Y02458, the arms are 28 inches long overall. On the RidgeBack 5, # Y02459, the arms are 34 inches long overall. So you're looking at a 6 inch difference. If you only need to carry 4 bikes, it will be easier to load them on a 5-bike rack. I have linked video reviews of both racks for you.
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  • Can I Mount My Burley Recumbent Bike To Thule Apex 5 Bike Carrier
  • I do have a solution for you to carry your Burley Recumbent bike and 3 other bikes, but the Thule Apex XT 5 Bike Carrier # TH9026XT, and Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack # Y02459, are not intended to be used with Recumbent bikes. Since you will be carrying so many bikes, there are a few options you have. One would be to carry your recumbent bike and one of the other bikes on a hitch bike rack and then carry the other 2 on a roof rack bike rack. For a hitch bike rack to accommodate your recumbent...
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  • Recommended Best Hitch and 5-Bike Rack for a Honda Odyssey 2015
  • Good news, you came to the right place, I can help you find the best 5-bike rack and hitch for your 2015 Honda Odyssey. First you are correct the weight capacity of the 2 inch Hidden hitch # 87479 and Draw-Tite # 75270 are superior to that of the Curt hitch, so either would be a good choice. Currently the Hidden hitch is no longer in production so the Draw-Tite model # 75270 is the best hitch for your Odyssey. I have linked an installation video of the install for your convenience....
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