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

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

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From weekend rides to cross country road trips, this sturdy hitch-mount rack has you covered. Dual-folding arms with anti-sway cradles let you easily load bikes, and ratcheting straps quickly secure them in place. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number YA64FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - YA64FR

  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Yakima
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

From weekend rides to cross country road trips, this sturdy hitch-mount rack has you covered. Dual-folding arms with anti-sway cradles let you easily load bikes, and ratcheting straps quickly secure them in place. Rack tilts for cargo area access.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Anti-sway cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps secure bike frames at 3 points
    • Prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
    • Absorb road shock and vibration with TPE padding
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • Quick-release lever lets you fold down arms for storage
  • Tilting design lets you easily access your cargo area
    • Spring-loaded pull pin is mounted on back of mast
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin secures the rack to your vehicle and eliminates movement in the hitch receiver
    • Removable adapter sleeve converts the rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
    • Hitch lock (sold separately) attaches to the hitch pin to deter theft of rack
  • Cable lock with Same Key System (SKS) lock core deters theft of bikes
  • Arced mast design provides additional clearance from the rear of the vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with chip-resistant powder coat finish
  • Signature bottle opener built into the right arm of the rack allows you to enjoy a cold one after a long ride


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 37.5 lbs per bike
  • Distance between bicycles: 7"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin to:
    • Closest part of the rack: 9"
    • Back of the mast: 13-1/2"
    • Farthest part of rack: 17"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 13-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 31.21 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.


The sturdy, hitch-mounted Yakima BackRoad 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 simple with an included anti-rattle pin that secures the rack to your vehicle.


Folding Dual Support Arms with Quick-Release Lever

Yakima 8002703 BackRoad Dual Folding Arms

The BackRoad has dual arms that provide your bikes with excellent support and ground clearance during transport.


The arms fold flat against the mast for parking clearance and compact storage. To fold them down, pull the grey quick-release 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 8002703 BackRoad Anti-Sway Cradles

The BackRoad has anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along the downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact helps to prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact.


Yakima 8002703 BackRoad ZipStrip Ratcheting Straps

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 side of each anti-sway cradle.


A layer of TPE padding on each cradle absorbs road shock and minimized vibrations


Tilting Rack with Spring Pin

Yakima 8002703 BackRoad Tilt for Rear Cargo Access

The rack tilts for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Just pull the spring pin at the base of the mast, and lower the rack into position. When you're ready to go, lift the rack up until it snaps into place with an audible click.


Easy Installation with Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

The BackRoad easily installs with a threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin. Simply slide the shank in your hitch receiver, insert the threaded hitch pin, and tighten it down with the included tool. This not only secures the rack to your vehicle but also reduces noise and movement of the rack in your hitch. Available hitchlock (sold separately) allows you to lock the rack to your vehicle.


The rack works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. To use it in a 1-1/4" hitch, simply remove the hitch adapter with the included Allen key.


Bike Security

The BackRoad includes a lock to secure your bikes to the rack. The integrated cable lock extends from the front of the left arm, wraps around your bikes, and secures to a post built into the arm.


SKS cores can be swapped out if you own other Yakima products and want to use the same key to lock them all.


Integrated Bottle Opener

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad Built-in Bottle Openers

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



8002703 Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Installation Details YA64FR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - YA64FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

From weekend rides to cross country road trips, this sturdy hitch-mount rack has you covered. Dual-folding arms with anti-sway cradles let you easily load bikes, and ratcheting straps quickly secure them in place. Rack tilts for cargo area access.

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Easy Installation..A little confused of where Lock Washer Placement on Bolt was,,Instructions had no name of washer Placement..Took out for test drive,,Very Sturdy..



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Excellent service first and foremost, Alex was a fantastistic customer service representative! I could not be more with with both the service and quality of their product line. Will only shop here from now on. Thank you etrailer for a awesome shopping experience! I'll be back.... pictures to come.



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Good quality unit. Holds bikes secure.



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Could use the hitch lock included so not paid for separately



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My bike rack was super easy to install and is easy to use. The shipping far exceeded the website indication of two weeks...it came in two days! I am very pleased!



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Items were in stock, so super fast delivery! My whole shipment was nicely packaged altogether in a heavy duty box too. Thanks!



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Excellent quality, shipping (once product was available), and price!



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- YA44FR
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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Due to COVID-19 the supply chain and logistics is a mess. I ordered a bike rack that is backed ordered until the end of time! LoL I called in for the status as no update for over a month. Stacey A, helped me over the phone find a replacement in stock even though I had to spend an additional $[XX]In all set and ready to go! Thank you etrailer.



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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Honestly, I just received this item so my rating is a bit premature. But it arrived sooner than expected and in good condition so until I actually unbox it and figure it out? Etrailer gets 5 stars for customer service at this point.


Comments
Still a great product, no issues easy set up and take down.
Erich - 09/17/2021


- YA44FR
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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Works great on our Acura MDX for the bike rack and the trailer, and it's not very visible at all.



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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Great rack that fits 4 bikes and performs as advertised. It rides on a 2020 Explorer and we are looking forward to using it a lot. Etrailer got it here way earlier than we thought and the whole buying and delivery process was perfect.



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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


It works fine. Road bikes get a little congested and the bikes get damaged a little from bumping into each other. It's a very nice price point to carry four bikes. 2 adults (road) and 2 kids (road)



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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Great rack, fits nicely and was easy to install. Solid and unwavering. Looks great on the Jeep.



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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Set up was simple and easy, super excited to start using this rack. Getting three diverse bikes on the rack was no problem, bikes with odd frames pose a little more of a challenge but it worked out fine. Looking forward to adding the adaptor to be able to carry skis this winter!



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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Extremely professional experience. Ordered the product,was told it would ship November 2nd. Followed tracking that was sent with initial email. Received product a week early. Nice Job!



- YA44FR
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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


The service was good, shipment received on time. The only suggestion I would like to make is to package the heavy items more securely.



- YA44FR
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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Very solid construction. High quality piece. Also, the service I received by Paula S was second to none. She was a big reason I ordered from etrailer.



- YA44FR
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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Overall a pretty good product, my only complaint is that is too heavy, should be made of materials that are strong yet lighter.



- YA44FR
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Review from a similar BackRoad Bike Rack in Hitch Bike Racks


Awesome rack


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    Yes it does! The Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting Item # YA64FR has a built in cable lock for your bikes. It is on the end of one of the two posts. One side has a bottle opener and the other has the cable lock. You only have to lock the farthest bike out because then all the other bikes will not be able to come off either! I do suggest getting the Yakima HitchLock for Yakima Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - Same Key System (SKS) Item # Y07235 because they can still...
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    The Class 2 hitch usually has a higher weight capacity and tongue capacity than the Class 1 which is why some Class 1 hitches have a stop to prevent you from accidentally overburdening the hitch. In the case of these bike racks though, you are correct. The Yakima BackRoad 2 # YA64FR is rated for Class 2 and above in case Class 1 Hitches have a backstop. It is compatible with your car and hitch if you can confirm you do not have a stop in your hitch, like how if you have a Curt hitch,...
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