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Item # YAK0331

Simple, secure, and fast as all get-out. That's the Yakima HoldUp, baby.

The hitch-mount Yakima HoldUp 1.25 secures two bikes about as quickly and easily as humanly possible. This platform-style rack fits into standard one-and-a-quarter-inch (1.25”) hitch receivers, and secures two bikes using Yakima's patented, ratcheting StrongArm bars. The StrongArm system is favored by everyone from downhillers to road bikers for its speed (about ten seconds per bike) strength, and frame-friendly over-the-wheel grip. The HoldUp is fully adjustable to accommodate all bike sizes, folds up when not in use, and even has a bottle opener built in for post-ride refreshments. Need more space? Attach the Plus 2 Add On Kit (not included) and double your bike-hauling capacity.

  • Fits just about any style bike (no tandems or recumbents) from 20-inch to 29-inch wheels
  • Carries 2 bikes right out of the box
  • Spring loaded pin makes it easy to tilt the rack out of the way for rear access
  • Includes 6-foot SKS security cable
  • Lock cores included
  • Integrated bottle opener for post-ride hydration

  • Two-bike capacity
  • StrongArm ratcheting arms and rear-wheel ratchet straps
  • Tiltable and foldable
  • SKS security cable and lock cores included
  • Integrated bottle opener

Tech Specs

Locks Included:
1.25-inch receivers
Bike Capacity:
Recommended Use:
road trips
Part Number:
Yakima 8002445
Manufacturer Warranty:

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3 5

Not quite right for the job

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Having lost a bike off my vehicle's roof, I switched to the hitch mounted rack. At first, the thing worked as intended. After 6 months of use, it was evident that this thing wasn't made to last.

First, the lock pin that locks the rack in position was cheaply made. The ball bearing that secures the pin in place fell out after a few short months. The plastic pin that is connected via a wire to the locking pin to make sure the pin stays on the rack is useless as well.

Second, the arm that I use most frequent started to break down. Instead of moving smoothly, it started to grind and awkwardly click into place... You would often smack the bar arm against your fork in the process. After cleaning, tightening, and problem solving nothing seemed to work.

Bottom line, it will hold your bikes up. However, at the rate the thing started deteriorating I would suggest Thule or Kuat.

Not quite right for the job
Unanswered Question

Will this have an adapter to go up to 2...

Will this have an adapter to go up to 2 inch? I have one car that uses 1.25 and a truck that uses a 2 inch. I would like to use this on both autos.