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 in our 2017 Hyundai Elantra, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima Hangout two bike rack. That part number is Y02637. As you can see, we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.We'll find that our cradles can pivot left and right and move up and down the arm of our bike rack, to accommodate spacing between bikes and of bikes of different sizes. Our bike's going to be secured at three different points of contact. We have two rubber straps on the top of our frame. Then we have a strap down here securing 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. It's going to help prevent bike to vehicle contact and bike to bike contact.If we come up front and we see this front wheel. It can move freely, however gravity wants it to, or however you might be driving. If this is something that bothers you, you can use a wheel strap to secure your front wheel to the frame of the bike. However, because we don't really make contact at all when we're turning it, we're just gonna leave that be.Let's go ahead and remove our bike.

We're going to start with these two straps up top. Just gonna pull down, stretch them out and get them over that notch. Then our anti-rattle cradle. Once we do that, we can remove the bike.And when I remove the bike, personally I like to just replace the strap, just so it doesn't flop around at all while you're driving, 'cause there's more of a possibility for you to lose it. Then you might have to buy another strap, which can be a pain.

Sometimes, without a bike on, it can be pretty difficult to do this. There we go.Now I do you want to provide you guys with the measurement, to give you an idea of the length you're gonna add onto the back of your vehicle. So I'm going to go from the bumper to the outer most part of our bike rack, which is gonna be about 18 and a half inches added onto the back of your vehicle. So in situations where you might want to park in a tight parking spot in your garage, or even for storage purposes, we can fold these arms down. We're gonna come to these red knobs right here.

I'm gonna pull out and twist to unlock it permanently. Then we can fold down our arms. Might need to adjust your cradles so that you can get it to fold down. There we go. Once you have it down as far as you want it, you'll just twist these back knobs away. Just make sure they get in their slots properly, so they lock down. There we go. Just like that. As you can see, the arms are locked.Now if we go again from the bumper to the outer most part, it's only going to be about six inches added on. So you want to keep this in mind for any close quarter situations, like I said, such as parking or storage. Our bike has six different points where it's secured to our vehicle. We have two rubber coated hooks on top of our trunk that latch on top of our trunk. The rubber coating's gonna help protect your vehicle from any type of scratches or abrasions. And then down on the bottom of the trunk we have two hooks, one below each tail light right here, and then two more hooks towards the base of our bike rack, and you're gonna have two on the left and two on the right sides of your bike rack. They are all rubber coated, so it's going to help protect your vehicle from any type of damage.If we look down here, we're gonna see these two inaudible 00:04:28 pads that are between the frame of the bike rack and the vehicle. We also have two more up on top right here. That's going to help protect your vehicle and bike rack from possibly damaging each other.The last thing I wanna point out is right here, we have these nice rubber pads that cover the metal clamp that holds our straps into place. Those rubber pads are going to help protect your vehicle, so when you're installing it or moving it, and they happen to probably hit your vehicle, it's going to help protect it.That's going to do it for the Yakima Hangout two bike rack on our 2017 Hyundai Elantra.This is our test course. Let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering.Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action such as hitting curbs, potholes, road debris, or uneven pavement.And last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action, such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage, or driving in and out a driveway.

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