Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Rack
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Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Rack

Item Number: 8002445
This best-selling 2-bike platform hitch rack is incredibly easy to load/unload bikes from without any frame contact, folds up when bikes aren’t being carried, and is fully locking right out of the box. Models for 1 ¼” or 2” receiver hitches available.
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Instructions and fit info
The Yakima HoldUp hitch bike rack will hold up to the years of use inflicted by a diehard rider like you—but it won’t hold you up getting to your favorite riding spot. Available in two receiver mount sizes, the Yakima 8002443 HoldUp fits 2” hitches and the Yakima 8002445 HoldUp fits 1 ¼” hitches. HoldUp platform trays carry bikes by the wheels at an easily-accessible height and adjust side-to-side to avoid handlebar interference, and loading bikes is a cinch: just lift into place in the trays, pivot the StrongArm wheel hook over the front wheel, and tighten the ratcheting rear wheel strap. The HoldUp receiver hitch bike carrier fits 20” – 29” wheel diameters (including non-standard frame shapes, disc brakes, thru-axles, and full suspension), and because bikes are secured by the wheels frame contact is eliminated. This 2-bike platform rack tilts down for hatchback access even when bikes are loaded, and folds up to save space on the vehicle when not in use. Plus, the HoldUp bike trays are fully lockable right out of the box: an integrated cable locks the bikes to the rack, and a hitch bolt locks the rack to the receiver. The glossy black finish adds style and durability, and the built-in bottle opener is handy after your ride is wrapped up. The HoldUp 2” hitch rack is also compatible with the Yakima HoldUp +2 to convert to a 4-bike hitch rack. Please note: The HoldUp 1¼” hitch rack is NOT compatible with the HoldUp +2.
  • Easy-to-load platform trays carry up to 2 bikes
  • 8002443 HoldUp fits 2” receiver hitch only
  • 8002445 HoldUp fits 1 ¼” receiver hitch only
  • Carries bikes with 20” – 29” wheel diameters
  • Accommodates most bicycle frame styles, including non-traditional, disc brakes, thru-axles, and full suspension
  • StrongArm wheel holder pivots easily into place and ratchets down to secure bicycles by the front wheel, eliminating frame contact
  • Rear wheel ratchet straps clamp simply and securely
  • Wheel trays adjust side-to-side to accommodate different bicycle sizes and prevent bike-to-bike interference.
  • Rack tilts down for rear vehicle access even while bikes are loaded, and folds up for on-vehicle storing when not in use
  • Includes full locking security with integrated cable lock for bikes and hitch lock for carrier
  • Attractive glossy black finish protects rack from the elements
  • Integrated bottle opener included
  • 120 lb. total weight limit (60 lbs. per bike)
  • HoldUp 2” rack compatible with Yakima HoldUp +2 two-bike add-on (sold separately)
  • HoldUp 1 ¼” NOT compatible with Yakima HoldUp +2
  • Full instructions included
  • Yakima Racks lifetime warranty

Product Reviews

Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Rack
4.5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
San Luis Obispo, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome rack - Worthless bottle opener
May 31, 2016
This rack stays on my SUV full-time and is only removed when I go through the car wash. It is handy, easy to pull down for back door access and loading bikes, is very sturdy and looks the best of all the two bike hitch mounted racks. However, the handy bottle opener end cap is made of too soft of plastic and the beer cap sheared the plastic opener off on the first try. I'd easily give it 5 stars but not being able to open a cold beer after a hard bike ride is a -1 star! Priorities are important!
Everything about it is top notch!
Rack cap bottle opener is worthless!

Southern California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

No more worrying about Exhaust Burning Tires, Tires Dragging on Pavement, Stability, Bike wiggle
October 30, 2015
Went from the normal bike frame mounted rack (I have 5 different ones) to the wheel mounted rack. What a difference in stability, Noise, and keeping the bike from harm. The first thing you notice is there is no more noise, this rack is so well built and heavy it makes no noise even without bikes. I have also had the tires on very expensive bikes drag the pavement, Burned up a tire and a carbon wheel with misplaced exhaust, stopped to find out why a bike was wiggling so much, not to mention damage to the frames and other bike parts rubbing. This solution is more expensive because it is better.

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