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Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Rugged platform-style rack holds 4 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot pedal tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier. Locks included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02479-2 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Yakima
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Rugged platform-style rack holds 4 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot pedal tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier. Locks included.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
    • Front 2 bike positions can be easily removed if you only need to carry 2 bikes
  • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Easy-to-access levers allow a single person to easily tilt the rack down and fold it up
    • KickStart foot lever lowers the rack from a stored position so bikes can be loaded
    • Remote tilt lever located behind bike trays tilts the rack up for storage or down for access to rear cargo area
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front- and rear-wheel cradles make it easy to load bikes
    • Pivoting rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps adjust to fit bikes of most lengths
    • Deep wheel cradles and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • Adjustable bike trays slide side to side to optimize bike spacing
  • 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
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of the rack and your bikes
    • SpeedKnob lock secures rack to your vehicle
    • Integrated cable locks secure your bikes to the rack
  • Solid steel construction with glossy black powder coat finish is stylish and rust resistant
  • Signature bottle opener built into the end of the rack allows you to enjoy a cold one after a long ride


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 50 lbs per bike
  • Carrier weight: 116 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack: 9"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Locks included with base rack and add-on may not use the same key. Add a 4-pack of lock cores (Y07204 - sold separately) to ensure all locks are keyed alike.


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

Yakima Holdup EVO 4 Bike Rack Loaded

The Yakima HoldUp EVO is a premium, tray-style bike rack that lets you carry 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. This rack is specifically designed to carry bikes with big tires and wide handlebars, but it will carry just about any bike, including those with wheels from 20" to 29", carbon frames, disc brakes, thru axles, or full suspensions. You can quickly tilt or fold the rack with the KickStart foot pedal and easy-access tilt handle, saving time when accessing gear or loading bikes. The locking SpeedKnob makes installation and removal of the rack a painless process.


Removable 2-Bike Add-On

Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Rack Removable 2 Bike Add-on

The rack includes a 2-bike add-on that installs easily onto the base rack. When it's not needed, simply remove the add-on with the included special tool and throw it in your trunk or leave it at home. To install the add-on, simply remove the endcap from the bike rack base, slide the add-on's shank into the hole on the bike rack, and secure the shank with the included bolt.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Yakima Holdup EVO 4 Bike Rack Large Front Wheel Holders

The HoldUp EVO is easy to load, even if your bikes have monster wheels. The deep, contoured front wheel cradles accommodate just about any wheel out there, and the pivoting arms with StrongArm technology ensure that your bikes are held firmly in place.


Yakima Holdup EVO 4 Bike Rack Front Wheel Secured

To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the holder, rotate the pivoting arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook. To release the hook, simply press the built-in gray button and slide the hook up and off your wheel.


Yakima Holdup EVO Adjustable Rear Wheel Holders

Large rear wheel holders allow the HoldUp EVO to accommodate a wide variety of bike wheelbases. These wheel holders pivot front to back, adjusting automatically to your wheel size - no need for sliding and tightening. Secure the wheels in place with the ratcheting straps built into each holder.


Yakima HoldUp EVO Ratcheting Arm No Frame Contact

Mounting bikes by the wheels helps prevent any scratches or scuffs to the paint. The ratcheting hooks are padded, however, so they won't mark your wheels. And the pivot mechanisms in the arms are overbuilt to ensure they keep functioning smoothly over a lifetime of hard use.


Fully Adjustability Bike Trays

Yakima Holdup EVO Adjustable Trays

The wheel trays on the HoldUp EVO are fully adjustable to ensure that you have all the space you need when mounting bikes with mammoth handlebars, such as a 29er. To adjust a wheel tray, loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the rack base and slide the tray left or right to achieve the desired spacing. Retighten the bolts and you're ready to roll with optimum handlebar clearance and no fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Yakima 8002479 Holdup EVO Bike Rack Built-in Cable Locks

The HoldUp EVO has a cable lock built into the end of each pivoting arm. These cables loop through your bike frames and attach to posts on the bike rack arms to secure your bikes in place. The cables store in the arms when not in use.


Yakima Holdup EVO Bike Rack SpeedKnob Anti-Wobble System

The SpeedKnob makes the installation process fast and easy. Once you have the hitch pin in place, simply turn the knob to secure the rack within your hitch receiver. As you tighten the knob it activates the anti-rattle wedge within the rack's shank to reduce noise and movement of the rack while mounted. It also has a built-in SKS lock to keep the rack anchored in place, so you won't need to fumble around with a hitch lock.


Tilting Design and Compact Storage

Yakima HoldUp EVO KickStart Foot Pedal

When you're ready to hit the road, the spring-loaded KickStart foot pedal at the base of the rack allows you to quickly position it for loading bikes. Simply step down on the pedal and lower the rack into position.


Yakima Holdup EVO 4 Bike Rack Tiled for Rear Cargo Access

A spring-loaded lever conveniently located behind the bike trays can be used to tilt the rack down another 20 degrees for easier loading of bikes. The tilting feature can also be used when the rack is fully loaded, so that you can gain access to your vehicle's rear cargo area without having to unload your bikes.


Yakima Holdup EVO 4 Bike Rack Folded for Storage

When you are ready to store the rack, use the same lever to easily fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle. First rotate the front wheel holders inward and tilt the rear wheel holders inward, then rotate the pivot arms down and use the ratcheting hooks to secure the arms to the rear wheel holders. Once the arms are in place, pull back on the lever and fold the rack up against your vehicle.



Y02479 Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting

Y02482 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp EVO for 2" Hitches

Item # Y02479-2

Installation Details Y02479-2 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions Y02479-2 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Y02479-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Rugged platform-style rack holds 4 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot pedal tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Easily converts to a 2-bike carrier. Locks included.

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The Yakima EVO rack works great. It holds the bikes securely and is easy to load and unload. The rack is well built and a little on the heavy side. (very sturdy) The rack is easy to install and remove from my car, but I have not decided on a good way to store the rack when it is not in use. I have used the rack on several long trips at interstate speeds and the rack and bikes are very secure with no bouncing or swaying. 725909



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Reasonably quick delivery from etrailer, no issues there. The rack arrived in decent shape (boxes weren't destroyed), and assembly of the 2-place rack and the add-on only took ~1 hour. I am somewhat concerned that the cross-bars where you attach the trays that hold the bicycles are welded to the underside of the rack. Seems it would be much stronger if it were welded on top. I'm hoping the 4 bolts that hold these on will hold up over time - I had my last bike rack for 20+ years, we'll see if these can go the distance. 557050


Comments
As long as the rack is assembled and used according to the instructions, the rack is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. Yakima does a very good job of standing behind their products.
-- Mike L - 08/24/2018

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- Y02480
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Purchased with Draw-tite 24763 (Class I, 1 1/4 in hitch receiver) for installation to a 2011 Honda Civic sedan. The online assistant (Mckenzie ?) was very helpful in walking me through some questions which I had prior to placing an order. One of the reasons why I selected etrailer for this transaction is the experience which the organization can claim regarding various combinations of hitch receivers and bicycle racks. I was well-pleased with the online assistance prior to purchase. Assembly was straightforward and easy. 757580



- Y02479
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


I received the Yakima bike rack just yesterday so have not used it yet. I will be using the rack for a Giant eBike and a Trek roadbike. Everything in my dealings with etrailer was very smooth. I even received the shipment a day early. Brendan was very professional and good to work with. I would recommend etrailer for your bike rack needs. 546334



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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Overall very impressed with quality of the bike rack. The only issue I have is with my long wheel base Fat bike. It wants to rock out of the front tire cradle because the back tire is past the rack and the weight of the bike pushes it rearward. To solve it I have to bungee the rear tire to the bike rack frame pulling it to the front. You can see the green bungee in my picture. This does not happen with my wife’s bike. This is mounted on a 2016 Yukon. With the rack tipped pack you can lift the gate about 3/4 of the way to access the rear area. Etrailer shipped super fast. 543175



- Y02479
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


I assembled and installed the rack at a leisurely pace. It took a little while to get the spine bolt properly aligned, but once I got past that the rest of the installation went quickly. I’m guessing it was about half an hour from start to finish and a good bit of that was unpacking the rack and all its hardware. Mounting my beach cruiser was easy. I road-tested everything and I’m very happy with this purchase. The advice I got from Kyle at etrailer was excellent and follow up has been great. 517147



- Y02479
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Fast shipping easy to put together. Nice and tight in hitch 2". Loaded bikes on rack and fit with no problems 1 full suspension 29" tires and 1 with 26" wheels no problem adjusting rack. have not used yet will update after a couple of trips. 543478


Comments
It is still holding up. Had a couple of issues that Yakima fixed. One was the rear tire holder fell off the pins that hold the holder were on recall. The other was the front tire holder the one that comes down the the tire. The shims that keep it from binding got stuck and cause the shims to break. Yakima fixed this as well. Over all love the bike rack. The best part is the wife can put her bike on the rack by herself with no problems. Do not have the 26 inch tire bike anymore. She got a 27.5 x 2.8 with full suspension and it fits no problem. Would recommend to others.
Ted L - 07/19/2019

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- Y02479
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Product is very sturdy and everything we needed!! The price and delivery by etrailer.com were FANTASTIC!!!! 803177



- Y02480
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Great product - delivered ahead of schedule - well packaged - easy to install. Can't wait to buy a new bike and do some traveling!! 782626



- Y02479
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Great Product. Easy Installation. Easy to use. 616971



- Y02479
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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


The products are good, ordering the parts were easy but the packaging was a little rough. I purchased a bike rack and two bearing buddy bras that they stuffed inside the rack box, need less to say they were crushed in shipping. The bra's are soft plastic and are still okay to use but the packing was wasted. 547465


Comments
The Yakima rack is working out nicely, Its a bit heavy but very well built.
Paul O - 07/31/2019

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Review from a similar HoldUp EVO in Hitch Bike Racks


Have yet to install but wanted to comment on the great customer service. Initially was sent the wrong item. When I contacted the seller they immediately responded by sending the correct hitch and a prepaid return label. Additional, they lived up to their competitive price policy and gave me credit when I found the same item at a lower price. Fantastic customer service. Check back later for hitch review. 509929


Comments
Vet pleased with the performance. We have made server all trips cross country We always take our bikes and ride wherever possible. This rack has served us well with no problems.
Ken N - 05/18/2019

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    While I would love to tell you that the Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack # Y02479-2 is compatible with the 2-1/2" receiver on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with an adapter like the Hollywood Racks # HRHA-2, I've reached out to Yakima about this kind of situation before and they say that if an adapter they don't make is used for a 2-1/2" receiver then they won't be able to cover any damages under warranty if anything was to occur. Even though this seems unlikely, I do have an alternative...
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    The highest rated 4-bike rack we have available is the Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02479-2 that can handle a total weight of up to 200 pounds (50 pounds per bike). I am not aware of a hitch-mounted 4-bike rack on the market that could handle the type of weight you mentioned in your question. I do also recommend verifying the tongue weight capacity for both your vehicle and its trailer hitch to make sure you won't be exceeding either number. Your only possible option to transport the bikes...
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  • Will Yakima HoldUp EVO Work with 27.5 Inch Fat Tire Bike and 20 Inch Kid's Bike
    Yes, the Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack # Y02479-2 will work with bikes that have wheels from 20 - 29 inches in diameter, so it will easily accommodate both your children's bike with 20 inch wheels, and your fat tire bike with 27.5 inch wheels as long as they're not wider than 5 inches. The rear bike cradles have several ridges to accommodate narrow road bikes, fat tire bikes, and just about anything in between. The cradles also tilt side to side which is what allows it to safely...
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  • Compatibility of EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver and Yakima Hold Up Evo on 2017 Subaru Outback
    If you have the 2 inch EcoHitch # 306-X7266, then the 2-1/2 inch from hitch pin hole to outermost bumper will have no issues when using the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # Y02479 or 4 bike # Y02479-2. It will be very similar to the Crosstrek videos I've attached regarding clearance space for your reference. If you have the 1-1/4 inch receiver # 306-X7267, you will have about the same clearances, but you would then need to use the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Platform...
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  • Comparing Yakima HoldUp EVO, the Thule T2 Classic, and the Thule T2 Pro XT 4 Bike Racks
    Out of the Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02479-2, the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044-TH9046, and the Thule T2 Pro XT # TH9034XT-9036XT (Black) or # TH9034XTS-9036XTS (Silver),4 bike racks I recommend the T2 Pro hands-down. All 3 bike racks are great options and feature really useful things, but the T2 Pro has the most weight capacity, weighs 20 lbs less than the HoldUp EVO, and is has that handle release at the rearmost part of the carrier as opposed to the forward-most part of the carrier like the...
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  • Will Yakima or Thule Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ Draw-Tite Hitch
    You are definitely correct that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76104 will give you the best clearance of any trailer hitch receiver for a bike rack on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. When we test fit this hitch on a '20 Wrangler Unlimited, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the spare tire was 6 inches. I have added a link to a video install of the hitch on a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited for you to check out. In regards to the Yakima and Thule platform...
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp and Yakima HoldUp EVO
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  • Are There Fat Tire Adapters for the Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack
    I have a solution for you, but there are not fat tire adapters for the Yakima HoldUp 4 # Y02443-2 since Yakima has a version of this rack that carries fat tire bikes with the Yakima HoldUp Evo 4 # Y02479-2. The HoldUp Evo offers the same tilt away, fold up features and a wheel mount for the bikes which makes it ideal for carbon frame bikes. It's essentially the same rack with the larger wheel holders to accommodate fat tire bikes, so it's a great substitute for the regular HoldUp 4. I've...
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  • Will The Yakima Dr.Tray 3 Bike Platform Rack Work With 24 x 1.9” wheels?
    You are correct that 26" is the correct minimum wheel size and I am updating that response you brought to our attention. Thank you! A solution that Yakima does have in place of the Yakima Dr.Tray 3 Bike Platform Rack # Y02473-02475 that does work with wheel sizes of 20-29" is the Yakima HoldUp EVO 4 Bike Platform Rack # Y02479-2. Included below are video resources and additional product information.
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