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Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gray

Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gray

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This heavy-duty 2-bike rack is perfect for carrying electric bikes and bikes with carbon frames or custom paint jobs. Tiered trays prevent bike-to-bike contact and add ground clearance for backing down steep driveways. Tilts with bikes loaded. 1-636-306-4830 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y87VR or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y87VR

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Wheel Mount
  • Yakima
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This heavy-duty 2-bike rack is perfect for carrying electric bikes and bikes with carbon frames or custom paint jobs. Tiered trays prevent bike-to-bike contact and add ground clearance for backing down steep driveways. Tilts with bikes loaded.


  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels
  • Sliding rear-wheel cradles let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Adapters (sold separately) accommodate bikes with fat tires
  • Stadium-style, tiered trays optimize bike spacing
    • Also provide extra ground clearance for backing down steep driveways
  • Front-mounted hand lever lets you tilt and fold the rack with ease
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening Speedknob
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce movement and noise
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock cores deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Aluminum ramp (sold separately) helps you load heavy bikes
  • Add-on (sold separately) lets you carry 4 bikes
  • Durable steel construction with gray powder coat is rust resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs per bike
    • RV: 60 lbs per bike
    • Off-road: 42 lbs per bike
  • Maximum tire width: 3.25"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 52"
  • Wheel diameter: 16" - 29"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 5-1/2"
    • Farthest part of bike rack when folded down: 41-1/2"
    • Farthest part of bike rack when folded up: 15"
  • Carrier weight: 64 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, towable campers, and flat-towed vehicles

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.

Pivoting Arms with Ratcheting Hooks

 ratcheting wheel hooks

The StageTwo has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheel, so it won't scratch or scuff the paint. To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the cradle, rotate the arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook. To unload your bike, press the button on the upright arm to release the ratcheting hook, and slide the hook up.

Sliding Rear Wheel Cradles

 sliding wheel trays

The wheel trays have cradles with ratcheting straps to secure your rear wheel to the rack. The cradles slide along the tray to accommodate bikes with a variety of wheelbases. To secure your wheel, run the strap over the rim and back down through the strap buckle and pull tight. To remove your bike, press the quick-release button on the buckle and undo the strap.

Stadium-Style, Tiered Trays

tiered trays

The StageTwo has stadium-style, tiered trays that hold your bikes at different levels to help avoid bike-to-bike contact. The increased angle also adds ground clearance for backing down steep driveways.

Front-Mounted Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

 folding and tiliting design cable locks

The rack tilts down with your bikes loaded. So, whether you're at the trail or the grocery store, you don't have to remove your bikes to access your cargo area. It also folds up when not in use. This leaves a smaller footprint, so you can keep the rack on your vehicle to park in your garage. And if you want to remove it, it doesn't take up as much space to store it.

 folding and tiliting design

To make tilting and folding easier, the release lever is mounted on the front of the rack. This means you won't have to reach through or around your bikes with one hand to reach the lever, while supporting the rack's weight with the other, when lowering the rack. Instead, you'll be able to hold the rack with both hands the entire time.

Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

 cable locks cable locks

The rack quickly installs in your hitch receiver, without the need for tools. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. Turning the knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge in the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. Insert the safety pin into the hitch pin hole to help prevent the shank from sliding in the receiver.

Complete Security

 loaded on vehicle

The rack includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. Integrated cable locks thread around your bikes' frames and inserts into the lock at the top of each arm. The cables store inside the arms when not in use.

loaded on vehicle

The lock on the hand knob secures the rack to your vehicle. The hand knob will spin freely when locked so a would-be thief can't operate it. The locks are keyed alike, so you only need to use 1 key.

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

Video Transcript for Yakima StageTwo 2 Bike Rack Review - 2017 Toyota RAV4

Hey everybody, welcome to I'm Bobby and today we're taking a look at the Yakima Stage Two, Two Bike Platform Rack here on the back of our 2017 Toyota RAV4. Now this is gonna be an excellent way guys to give yourself a very nice way of carrying two bikes to your destination. What's gonna be great about it, it is Yakima's premium bike rack so you're gonna see a lot of great features on this guy, and the option to actually add on two more bike platforms on here, which is gonna be excellent. So, let's go ahead and start taking a look together. Now the immediate feature here is gonna be a front tire hold allowing you to go ahead and grip onto that front wheel.

What's gonna be great about that, the versatility of this bike rack is amazing not only with the weight capacity but because we have this front tire hold we're gonna be okay grabbing on to our carbon frame bike, step through bikes, women's bikes. We're gonna have no trouble getting a vast assortment of bikes on here because of our front tire hold. At the top here too you are seeing a locking cable. That's gonna be excellent to go ahead, pop out, run through your frame, plug itself right back in here and secure it. Of course, with Yakima you have your same key systems.

It's gonna be key to like to not only your other arm on the other platform, but also your speed knob which is holding in your carrier. You also are gonna have an adjustable rear cradle which is gonna be a great job of holding on to that rear tire. What's one thing that's really nice about it. That Yakima likes to show off is getting this lever outta the way, you guys can see the backside here can actually get that strip out all the way. Now it's a small feature, but it's pretty big.

I think we all know how annoying that can be when you're trying to mount up your tire, and it's just in the way, especially utilizing this in tandem with Yakima's ramp up. So, you're actually gonna have a separate piece that is sold separately. If you do have a heavy e-bike that you wanna get up on this bad boy, you can actually get that ramp up and that allows you to roll your bike up all the way and with that being out of the way, makes it really really easy to do so. And then you can ramp up all the way to your front cradle here, which is excellent. So, that molding can be a little excessive to some it is quite large, but again, that's really nice for those big bikes to just rolling it on your platform, get it in place, and then bringing down your arm.

Speaking of weight capacity this thing does boast a 60 pound weight capacity per bike. Now that is on the two inch version, of course and there is actually, like we said, a two inch add-on available. Now, if you do find yourself utilizing that two inch add-on that's gonna lower your weight capacity down to about 40 pounds per bike which is still definitely manageable for most of us. And I will say that I saw Yakima talking about it in one of their showcases and they did say that their off road capabilities is putting you around about 36 pounds per bike. So if you really find yourself hitting the trails really heavy, do keep that in mind. Now an excellent feature of this bike rack of course, that's becoming pretty common place for the more premium option is the ability to tilt away which we definitely wanna take full use of. To do that we have this nice little lever right here on the end, and to access it all we have to do is simply pull on here, and I will say there's quite a lot of resistance but once you get a good hang of it it does have two sides to get it. I think it's heavy duty because well, it's a pretty heavy duty piece. And all we have to do now is of course pop open my hatch and with a little bit of assist from myself that's gonna allow us to swing open and get out for ourselves, our coolers, bike helmets, and anything else we might need. A lot of room right here too. I really think this guy does an excellent job of getting out of the way. And that becomes really easy to change my shoes, access here, and have a nice little place to hang out when I'm not totally in use. Walking it up becomes really easy, all we have to do is keep going until we find that right point, and then bring it right back down. You can see that's where it likes to kinda sit and therefore there's no pins or clips I have to worry about, it will find its own. Now we can go ahead and actually take our bike off, to do so doesn't take us too many steps. We're gonna go right back to that rear strap we showed earlier, and simply press in on our lever once again to get that out of the way. And with that nicely folded back and out of the way that makes it really easy to take off later. I can bring myself to my last hold, let's make sure we are holding onto our bike. We don't want that tilting into our vehicle or ourselves to cause any damage. And we simply need to press in on that lever right there makes it real easy to slide up, out to side, and then we can simply grab our bike. Now, maybe if you did have a big old heavy e-bike, you may want yourself that ramp up to make that dismount easier. Now, one thing I really do like about this is the tiered system it has here which makes it really easy to go ahead and fit on those handlebar or any of the other fitment issues you might have with your bike. But on top of that, you actually can go ahead and unbolt these, and shift these guys side to side. So, you can actually offset it, get it in line, set it up exactly how you want your bikes to sit. Now, one thing we do wanna keep in mind is what our clearance that we're working with. Now, of course the stage two has a really nice kinda rise here in the carrier which is great to get us away from the ground, but we still are gonna be conscious of it. So from the end of our carry to the ground is gonna be putting us right at about 21 inches exactly. Now that's really good spacing there, nothing I'm gonna be too concerned about. They've done an excellent job here of adding that rise making sure our bikes won't have any contact with the ground, which is excellent. The other big thing we wanna keep in mind is gonna be how much length we're adding to our vehicle. So, from rear of the bumper here today to the very end might have to stick myself way through here, just to make it a little easier. There we go, and for the very end now that's putting us right at 39 and one quarter of an inch. Now do keep in mind if you we're to add on those two bikes as well it would kind of increase that length just a little bit. So maybe you guys are trying to pull this in the garage or maybe you're at the trail head you wanna give yourself a little bit more maneuverability. We can simply pull this guy one more time, and bring it up in line. Instead of tilting it away. It's gonna go ahead and lock in position here, it's gonna have a little bit of movement, not too much which is nice. Not gonna make any racket on there. And of course that's gonna save us a lot of space. So, from the rear of the bumper now to the very end of our carrier is gonna be putting you right at 14 inches. And that's gonna be excellent. Like I said, to go ahead and make sure we have the room to pull into our garages. So we've gone ahead and put it in reverse to give you guys a look at what your backup camera's gonna show you, you guys can see through the slots you have a little bit of visibility. However, it really is gonna be impacting a lot of your vision. So it will work in a pinch, but it's definitely gonna be a hindrance. Now that we have it folded up you can go ahead and see how it's interacting with our hitch here. You guys can see on the backside here we just have a nice little alignment pin making sure we're on the right spot for ourselves, the real work is being done right here with our handy dandy speed knob so, Yakima's allowed us to go ahead and given ourselves a hand knob to tighten down a cam on the inside of our tightness into our hitch, which is gonna bring all in line to one system without a tool which is excellent. So I can go ahead, take this in, get it nice and tight, and as you guys are gonna see as I shake this it's actually gonna shake the entirety of the vehicle not just our carrier. That means we're all in line with one system making for a nice or smoother ride from ourselves, our bike rack, and of course our bikes. And again you do have that nice little locking core there to go ahead and make sure it's key to like to our cable locks. Overall guys the stage two is a very nice premium bike rack. You got a lot of those great features on there. Personally, I really like the tiered system. I like that my bikes are gonna be well positioned and I can actually have that adjustability to go ahead and make sure I'm not having any kind of fitment issues, which is excellent. I'm not the biggest fan of the arms, I think I've seen some better arms out there. However, they still do a great job of securing there. I'm actually a really big fan of the rubber handles themselves, that way we're not damaging our bikes up on there. And with a 60 pound capacity we're gonna have no trouble getting those heavy e-bikes which I love to see. Of course that ramp up may be a necessity to some if you do start having those bigger heavier bikes on there, but overall I think it's gonna be an excellent little bike rack. I think the Kuat Indy might be surpassing it just a little bit in my mind, but it's still a very nice bike rake. Otherwise guys, I think that about does it for our look at the Yakima Stage Two, two bike platform rack here on the back of our 2017 Toyota RAV4. I'm Bobby, thank you for watching..


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  • Will Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack Work with Front Fender Bike
    If your e-Bike has really short fenders then you will be okay to use the Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack # Y47VR, but as a rule of thumb we recommend not using a wheel mount bike rack with a front-fendered bike just to avoid damaging the fender. For a standard fendered e-Bike I recommend checking out the Yakima OnRamp # Y36FR instead. The StageTwo is a new bike rack design from Yakima and doesn't have a direct predecessor to compare it to. The only other StageTwo Yakima released is just a different...
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