Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2018 GMC Terrain

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Review of the Yakima Trunk Bike Racks on a 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.

Now, these are stationary, so they're not going to be able to move at all, but they do have this nice rubber TPE padding, and that's going to act as a shock absorber for your bike frame during travel. Each cradle is going to have its own little ZipStrip, and that's going to help secure your bike to the rack just like that.If we look at where our bike is connected, we have three different points of contact. First, on these two top cradles, we have ZipStrips strapping them down to the top of the bike rack, and down here we have this anti-sway cradle. Now, what that's going to do is when you secure it to the cradle, that's going to prevent our bike from swaying too much during travel and prevent it from making contact with our vehicle or with our other bike.Now, you do want to keep in mind when you have two bikes loaded, you are going to get a big strap, and it's going to be able to wrap around both bikes and secure them together and to the bike rack itself. If we look up here, we do have this strap and it is included in your bike rack.

We have our front wheel strapped to the frame of our bike, and that's going to prevent our front wheel from twisting too much back and forth and making contact with our vehicle, our bike rack or our other bike.Now that we've gone over those features, let's go ahead and remove the bike. I'll show you guys how to do that. If we look down here, we have a little knob right over here, we're going to push down, and it's going to be on both sides. Once you push both those down, we're going to pull our ZipStrip up and simply just set it right there for now. We'll do it on both the front and back, and on our anti-sway cradle.

Go like that. You want to keep in mind before I remove it, I want to point out that the other anti-sway cradle for the rear bike, it's folded up right now, and it's going to make for hassle-free unloading. So, I'll simply just remove the bike. And remember, when you remove the bike, you want to replace these ZipStrips right when you're done so you don't lose track of them.Now, while we still have the bike rack up, I want to provide you guys a few measurements. First, from the rear of our vehicle to the rear most part of our bumper to the outermost part of our bike rack, we're adding on about 29 inches to the back of our vehicle.

Now, something that's nice about this trunk mounted bike rack is that these arms do fold down. This is simply how we're going to do it. We'll go one at a time. We have this little blue knob right here. We're going to simply twist it up, and now it can fold all the way down and be more compact. Then we lock that blue knob back in place. We'll do that for both sides and just lock back in place. Now the arms are locked.Now I'll give you guys another measurement from the rear of our bumper to the outermost part, we're about 11 inches out from the back of our vehicle. You want to keep this in mind for if you're out and about and maybe you're trying to park in your garage that it'll save space when trying to park.If we look up here, we see our bike rack is secured at four different points of contact. We have two rubber-coated hooks up here latching on the top of our trunk, and these are labeled top in order to avoid confusion from the other two hooks we have down here. These are labeled bottom so you know that they go on the bottom of the vehicle. If we look up here, we have these on these metal latches that we had that used to tighten our straps down. They do have a rubber seal around them in order to prevent them from making contact with your windshield and making any type of damage.You do want to keep in mind that while your bike rack is installed, because of these two foam pads up here protecting our windshield from any type of damage, we will not be able to use our back windshield wiper while this is installed. And as you can see down here, we have these rubber pads that's going to protect your vehicle from any damage.Now, what's unique about this bike rack is if we look at this little hub right here, this is how you make it to the setting so that for your current vehicle, and this is going to let us know that it's compatible with a lot of other different types of trunk mounted bike racks. You just simply check the test fit guide for whatever vehicle you have, and you just simply set the knob to that. And that's going to do it for our test fit of the Yakima Fullback Two Bike Rack on our 2018 GMC Terrain.First, we'll take it onto our slalom course. This'll show you the side to side action such as making turns or evasive maneuvers. Now we're at the alternating speed bumps. This'll 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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