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Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2018 GMC Terrain

Speaker 1: Today our 2018 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Halfback two bike rack. That's going to be part number Y02636. As you can see, we already have a bike installed, so let's take a look at some of the features. Starting from the outside, working our way in, you see on either side of these polls we have the Yakima bottle openers, which is on most of their bike racks. We look over here, the cradles, now these cradles are stationary so they don't move at all, but each cradle's going to have these zip strips that help secure your bike to the rack. And each cradle has this nice rubber TP padding.


Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2018 GMC Terrain

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FullBack Two Bike Rack. That's going to be part number Y02634. As you can see, we already have a bike installed, so let's take a look at some of the features.We'll start from the outside and work our way in. You see, we have the patented Yakima bottle opener on the end of this pole, and on the other side we have an integrated cable locking system for the bike that's installed on the rear of your rack. You simply just pull this out, wrap it around your bike frame, and then you just stick it on the notch right there.You are going to get a set of keys so if when you want to unload your bike, you simply just stick the key in there and twist it, and it's going to unlatch it from the little knob. If we look up here, we see we have two cradles on top.


Hollywood Racks Express Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2012 Nissan Versa

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2012 Nissan Versa, we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Express 3 Bike Rack, part number HRE3. As you can see, we already have a bike installed, so let's take a look at some of the features before we take it off. Each cradle, as you can see, can pivot from side to side and can move back and forth, in order to accommodate to your specific bike frame needs and the spacing on your bikes should you have it fully loaded. The bike itself is secured from two different points of contact. You can see the these rubber straps we have that simply come off and fasten pretty easily around the notch right there, and secures your bike very well.We have a stabilization strap included for when you are carrying a full load. You simply pull it around, wrap it around all three bikes, and fasten it down, in order to keep your bikes compact for travel.


Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2012 Nissan Versa

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Nissan Versa we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Hangout 2 Trunk Mount Bike Rack. That's going to be part number Y02637. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go take a closer look here and show off some of the features. Now this is one of their more bare bones style trunk mount bike racks. It can carry up to two bikes. The cradles here are adjustable.


Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2012 Nissan Versa

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Nissan Versa, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima FullBack 2 bike rack, part number Y02634. We already have a bike installed on the rack, so let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. We'll start on the first ends here and then work our way inward. On the end of one of our arms, we do have the patented Yakima bottle opener, which is pretty commonplace amongst most of their bike racks. Next to that is the difference here, we have an integrated cable lock, which will pull out, wrap around the outermost bike, and attach to this point here. So you can secure your bikes into place once that's secured at this point because if this is secured here, you can't pull the most inner bike out and of course neither of those can be removed.Moving onto the cradles, these are stationary, meaning they can't move back and forth or side to side.


Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2012 Nissan Versa

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Nissan Versa, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima halfback two bike rack, part number Y02636. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of our features. We're going to start with the end here and work our way in. Starting with the two ends of our arms, we do have the Yakima bottle openers, which are pretty standard amongst most of their bike racks. Moving forward, we have the cradles here. Now, something to note here, these are stationary, meaning they don't move back and forth or side to side.


Hollywood Racks Express Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're gonna be testing the Hollywood Racks Express three bike carrier. That's gonna be part number HRE3. As you can see, we already have a bike installed, so let's take a look at some of the features.These cradles can pivot left and right, and back and forth, with a little bit of force up and down on the bike rack to provide any type of spacing needs you might have between your bikes, or between your vehicle and bike. Our bike is connected to two different points of contact. We have these rubber straps that are coming around and simply latching onto this little notch right there. The bike rack also does come with a stabilization strap, so when all three bikes are loaded, simply just undo the strap, wrap it around your bikes, and come back to the strap and up and through it.


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Trunk Bike Racks Questions and Answers

  • Which 2 Bike Rack Will Work On A Ford Escape Without A Trailer Hitch
  • Since you do not have a hitch on your Ford Escape you can use a trunk bike rack. Thule and Yakima will both have two choices each that will carry two bikes and fit a Ford Escape. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, # TH910XT, will fit on a Ford Escape. It has a weight capacity of 70 lbs. and attaches to the vehicle by six straps for added stability.. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V that Allows Rear Cargo Door to Open
  • The only bike rack solution for your 2018 Honda CR-V that will allow you to open the cargo area with bikes loaded is going to be a hitch option. Since you plan on leaving the rack for an extended period of time this is also a much better option than a trunk rack as trunk racks can scratch painted surfaces if left on for too long. So you'd need a hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76128 so that you can use a swing away bike rack. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex...
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  • How to Prevent Theft of a Trunk Mounted Bike Rack
  • The only anti-theft device we have for using a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Passage part # TH910XT is the Thule Passive Security Strap # TH533. You will basically loop the nylon covered steel strap around the frame of the rack to form a slip knot and then would close the puck of the strap in the trunk so that the only way to fully separate the rack from the vehicle would be to open the trunk. Another option is the Thule Raceway trunk rack part # TH9001PRO. All of the straps...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • There are a couple different style bike racks that may work for you. You stated you want a bike rack that goes behind your CR-V and not on the roof. We offer trunk mount bike racks and the other style bike rack we offer would be a hitch-mounted bike rack. The trunk mount bike rack I recommend is the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier, part # SA805. This is an easy bike rack to put on and take off the rear of your CR-V. It uses 6 straps to secure it to the back of the vehicle and has an...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • Typically we do not recommend using trunk mounted bike racks on vehicles that have spoilers. Most plastic and fiberglass spoilers cannot handle the weight of a bike rack and bikes and will bend or even break sooner or later. If the spoiler on your 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback is metal and part of the rear hatch, rather than a separate plastic or fiberglass spoiler, then you can use a trunk mounted bike rack without having to worry about the weight of the rack damaging the spoiler. You can...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for an Audi Q5 Without A Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Vehicles like your 2013 Audi Q5 that have a rear roof-level spoiler can pose a challenge to fitting a trunk-mount bike rack. However, you can use the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier, part # HRF2. This unique 2-bike carrier is designed expressly to be compatible with roof-line spoilers by its use of upper arms that extend above and over the spoiler. Please refer to the linked photo and video that illustrate this carrier and its installation. If you need to transport more...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation and Comparison of Yakima FullBack and HalfBack 2-Bike Trunk Racks
  • Honestly, the best way to prevent scratches to your vehicle's paint is going to get a hitch mounted rack. The difference between the Yakima HalfBack # Y02636 and the FullBack # Y02634 is that the FullBack comes with integrated locks that lock the bikes to rack and rack to vehicle. We typically recommend a fresh wash and wax before installing any trunk rack. It is important that the rack be installed securely to reduce bouncing or movement, which causes scratches. But honestly it...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Spoiler
  • I'm assuming the photo attached is your Crosstrek and because of the spoiler, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier # HRF2. This is specifically made for vehicles like yours to avoid contact and damage to a spoiler. This is a very versatile and adjustable bike rack to meet your needs. I do recommend the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 as well as the Softride # SR18679 to secure your front wheel to...
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  • How to Carry a Womens Bike with the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack
  • All you would need is an adapter bar to carry a women's bike with the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack part # SA805BL. An adapter bar like the part # 64005 would attach to the seat post of your bike and at the steering stem to provide a horizontal attachment point for the bike rack. Check out the review video I attached for this product as well.
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • The best option we have for carrying a bike rack on a 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback is a hitch mounted option. Hitches are the most secure, easiest to load, do not affect fuel mileage, don't touch any painted surfaces, easiest to lock bikes and racks to and are not the most expensive route (that's roof rack). Trunk racks aren't quite as secure and they touch the vehicle paint so they aren't my first pick. Plus there are no trunk fits for the hatchback 2018 Civics. So a hitch option like...
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  • What Trunk-Mount Bike Carriers Will Clear Rear Spoiler on 2010 Lexus RX350
  • A rear spoiler often poses a challenge to the fit of a trunk-mount bike carrier. Several manufacturers offer carriers designed expressly for compatibility with this feature, but note that in most instances it is recommended that only a 2-bike carrier be used on such vehicles, including your Lexus RX350. Note also that a rear wiper cannot be used with a trunk-mount carrier installed. I have provided a link to our product page for trunk-mount 2-bike carriers that can be used on your RX350....
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  • Differences Between the Thule Archway, Gateway and Passage
  • The best of the three you mentioned is the Thule Archway XT part # TH9009XT. This rack has an integrated cable lock and upgraded frame cradles. Aside from that it is the exact same as the # TH9006XT. The big advantage the two mentioned racks have over the # TH910XT is the adjustable arms. This rack has a fixed position for the arms of the rack so the bikes might be carried at a sharp angle. The other two racks allow you to adjust the angle of the arms so that the bikes can be carried...
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  • Difference Between Yakima FullBack and HalfBack 2 Bike and 3 Bike Racks
  • The difference between the Yakima FullBack, part # Y02634 and the HalfBack, part # Y02636 is that the FullBack is fully loaded. The Yakima FullBack includes integrated bike and rack locks, which provide improved security over the HalfBack that does not have these locks. Beyond that, they are identical racks. They are available in 3 Bike variations as well, as part # Y02633 for the FullBack and part # Y02635 for the HalfBack. I've included a video review of both racks so you...
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  • Can you Open the Trunk when the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier is Installed on a Mazda CX-5
  • If you need truck access often, I have a solution for you, but bike rack manufacturers do not recommend opening the rear hatch or trunk with a bike rack installed. The door hinges are not designed to hold the extra weight and the rear door could come down on whoever is underneath. There is also a chance that the bike rack could fall off and scratch the paint. If you need to access the trunk often, I suggest a hitch mounted bike rack which can fold down, giving you access to open the...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2-Bikes on a 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid with Spoiler
  • The only 2-bike trunk mounted rack that will fit your 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid with spoiler is the Hollywood Racks # HRF2. We typically recommend a fresh wash and wax before installing any trunk rack. It is important that the rack be installed securely to reduce bouncing or movement, which causes scratches. But honestly it is the nature of the location of the rack and the elements it encounters while on the road. Dirt and debris will get caught by the rack and then rub against your paint....
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  • Will the Saris Bones Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit a Honda CR-V
  • I you can tell me the year of your Honda CR-V I can make some specific recommendations. If it is a model that has a spare tire mounted on the back then we do have some spare tire racks that are likely to fit. And for models that do not have a rear mounted spare tire I am sure that we have trunk mount racks that will fit. The Saris Bones bike rack, # SA805, is listed as a fit from Saris for the 2012 to 2014 Honda CR-V. These models did not have the spare tire mounted on the back. I have...
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  • Recommended Carrier for Schwinn Meridian Adult Trike on Toyota Prius
  • All of the hitches for the Toyota Prius are Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers, so as long as you have a Class I trailer hitch you can use Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1000R (for longer wheelbases) or # HR1000 and then add Trike Adapter, # HRTRK-ADP, to carry the trike. This set up is Class I compatible. I have linked instructions for you on the racks and adapter. You will need to stay within the 200 pound tongue weight rating of a class I hitch or the tongue weight rating...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier that Allows Rear Hatch to Open on 2015 Nissan Rogue
  • I will be happy to help you. First, if your 2015 Nissan Rogue does not already have a trailer hitch you will need one. I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75902. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. This is what you will need for the type of bike carrier you are looking for. I have linked a video showing how the hitch installs. For a bike carrier that will allow you to open the rear hatch with or without the bikes loaded I recommend the Vertex swinging bike carrier...
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  • Options for Carrying 4 Bikes with a Toyota Prius V
  • What you have read is correct. The only hitches available for the Prius V are Class I. The bike rack and hitch manufacturers all agree that more than 2 bikes should be carried on a rack installed in a Class I receiver. Two factors contribute to this, the low 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the Class I receiver and the fact that any additional bikes after the second one would extend the load far enough rearward of the receiver opening that the extra leverage exerted could either damage...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Leased 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback
  • I did some checking and there are some trunk mount bike racks that you can use on your leased 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback. For a 2-bike rack you can use either the Yakima HalfBack # Y02636 or the FullBack # Y02634. For 3 bikes the HalfBack model is # Y02635 and the FullBack model is # Y02633. These racks will work even if the vehicle has a rear spoiler at the top of the hatch because the rack is positioned in such a way as to not put any stress on the spoiler. I included a picture...
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