Comparison of Yakima Fulltilt 5 and Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Racks

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Hi, all, can you tell what the difference between the Yakima Y02459 and Y02463 is, besides that the Y02463 comes with the cable lock. What else would be different that it costs $100 more. Thanks!

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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 FullTilt was designed off of the RidgeBack (The FullTilt is the newer model of the two) and part of the reason for the different styling of the arms with the exra inch is becuase people were having issues getting 5 bikes on the rack.

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