Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2017 Hyundai Elantra

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Review of the Yakima Trunk Bike Racks on a 2017 Hyundai Elantra


Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Hyundai Elantra, we're gonna be test fitting the Yakima full back two bike rack, and that's part number YZ02634. As you can see, we have a bike in stow, so let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.Now on this arm, we're gonna have an integrated cable lock system, which comes like I said, out of this arm of the bike rack, back around the frame of the second bike you have installed, and inserts on that notch right there.You will get a set of keys for your cable lock, so you can insert your key in there, unlock your cable, and then you can unload your bike.On our other arm, we're gonna have a bottle opener, which Yakima likes to put on all their bike racks.We look at these cradles, we're gonna see they are stationary, but they do have this nice rubber TPE padding, which you can see these notches right there, that's gonna act as a shock absorber for the frame of your bike while your traveling. It's gonna help it protect it from any type of damage.Our bike's secured at three different points of contact. We have two zip strips on the top of our bike frame. Then we have a zip strip down here, securing this part of our frame into the anti-rattle cradle. Once that's secured, that's going to prevent our bike from shaking too much, while we're traveling.

That's gonna help prevent any bike to vehicle contact, or other bike to bike contact if you have two installed.If you look up front, at the front wheel of our bike, we're gonna see it can roam around free as it wants. If this is something that bothers you, which this is not a problem for us right now, because it's not coming close to making contact with our vehicle, but if it is something that bothers you, you do get a wheel strap with your bike rack, so you can strap your front wheel to the frame of your bike right there.Let's go ahead and remove the bike. We'll press in on these two black tabs, pull up on our zip strip, and you just hang your zip strips right there. Then you can take your bike off. Then when you're done, you do want to be sure that you replace your zip strips, so that you don't lose them.

It can always be a pain to have to buy more zip strips because you keep losing them. Now they're secure, they're not going anywhere.Now I'm gonna provide you guys with a measurement, to give you an idea of the space you're adding on to the back of your vehicle. From the bumper to the outermost part of our bike rack, we're adding on about 24 1/2 inches to the back of our vehicle.You know how you can cut down on this space, is that these arms can fold down. We're gonna come to this gray knob right here. We're gonna twist up on it and then fold our arm down.

Once it's folded down, lock it back in place, do the other side. As you can see, they're locked in place. So now if we measure again, from our bumper to the outermost part of our bike rack, we're only adding on about four inches to the back of our vehicle, which is a pretty big difference from when we had the arms folded up. So you do want to keep this in mind for any close quarter situations, such as parking or even storage.Our bike rack's gonna be secured at four different points of contact. We have these two rubber coated hooks, that latch under the trunk of our vehicle.

They are labeled top, to let you know that they are for the top of the trunk, so you don't get them confused with your other hooks. The rubber coating is going to help protect your vehicle from any type of scratches or abrasions.Down below, we have two more rubber coated hooks at the base. One right here and one on the right side over here. The rubber coating, like I said, is going to help protect your vehicle.If we come look up top, we're gonna see that we have two foam pads that are pretty thick. They wrap around the steel frame of our bike rack, and that's gonna help protect your bike rack and your vehicle from possibly damaging each other.Another nice precautionary feature we have, is this rubber pad right here, that wraps around this metal clamp, that's on the inside. You can see that right there, that metal clamp, that holds our strap in place. We have that rubber protector there so that if you are installing this or removing it from your vehicle, and the clamps are bouncing around, and they hit your vehicle, it's not gonna damage it at all.The last thing I want to point out, is right here we have our hub setting. What that means is, once you look at Yakima's fit guide, to find out what you need it at for your vehicle, you're gonna twist that knob up. Then you can adjust this arm right here to whatever setting Yakima says, and then you're locking it into place, and you're ready to go.Seeing that also lets you know that, if you have other vehicles around your house, whether it's a trunk or a hatch, you're gonna be able to use this bike rack for those vehicles. Just check Yakima's fit guide, to make sure that it can fit, and check for the hub setting.That's gonna do it for the Yakima full back two bike rack, on our 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Speaker 2: First we'll take it onto our inaudible 00:05:08 course. This will show you the side to side action, such as making turns, or evasive maneuvers. Now we're at the alternating speed bumps. This will show you how it looks driving on uneven pavement or potholes. Finally, we're at the solid speed bumps, which simulates going into your driveway or parking lots.


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