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Item # YAK0332

So many questions.

It's tough to nail down the best thing about the Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack. Is it the fact that it carries the bikes nice and low for easy access and optimal fuel mileage? Is it the fact that it folds up and out of the way it's not in use? Is it the fact that it easily accommodates just about any style and size of bike? Is it the fact that you don't have to take any parts off of your bike to load it up? Is it the fact that no part of the rack touches a painted surface on your bike? All of these facts together make a very, very nice bike rack. We won't choose–that's up to you to decide.

  • Fits just about any style bike (no tandems or recumbents) from 20-inch to 29-inch wheels
  • Carries 2 bikes as-is or 4 bikes with optional 2-bike add-on
  • Spring loaded pin makes it easy to tilt the rack out of the way for rear access
  • Includes 6-foot SKS security cable
  • Integrated bottle opener for post-ride hydration
  • Supplied with locks to safely leave your bike for a coffee or post ride beverage

  • Fits a standard 2in hitch receiver
  • Carries 2 bikes, 4 with an optional add-on (sold separately)
  • Spring-loaded pin removes to tip the rack out of the way when not in use
  • Integrated locking cable and bottle opener

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
2-inch receiver hitches
Locks Included:
Recommended Use:
road trips
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Awesome Rack

    This rack is perfect. Super secure with minimal wobbling if any. The tilt feature makes it nice to get into the back for your vehicle. Comes with locks for both the hitch as well as cable locks for the bikes. All around great rack.

    Awesome Rack

    Super Burley

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Used this for the first time and so far, so good. The drive was about 4.5 hours and we had 50-70 mph side gusts the whole time. This thing didn't even move. I'm super impressed so far. It is heavy but I like that about it, I don't want this thing breaking with my bikes attached to it. Install was quick and easy as well.

    Secure and stable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This rack is the cats meeeeow. The anti wobble feature keeps it secure and stable with little to no play in the hitch receiver and the locking high pin keeps those with sticky fingers at bay. It holds two bikes with ease and in any wheel size. It's a little tougher with a fat bike or + tire size (27.5 or 29) but it still works. It tilts down for those with SUVs so that you can still access the back of your car with the rack and bikes on. The integrated cable lock is ingenious and the key is the same as the hitch pin so your key ring doesn't look like that of a janitor. Another clever feature is the bottle opener on the end for that hard earned root beer at the end of a ride. When you out grow two, it is easily expanded with the 2 bike add on, keep in mind it will add some serious length to the rack. I found it to be super easy to use and built to be used and lightly abused. The only caveat for me is that it sits a little high and my truck tailgate won't clear the rack. So keep that in mind if you have a truck and want to use your tailgate without needing to take your rack off. This review is for the rack itself, not the fitment on my truck which is why it still gets 5 stars.

    I have a 2015 Toyota Tacoma for reference

    Secure and stable

    Love the bike carrier other than 1 thing

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    We absolutely LOVE our bike carrier and it works nicely on both our personal SUV and our work truck. We are in the mountains so we can't ride much here but we plan to put the carrier to good use when things warm up and we can go down to the lake. The only problem we have is that one of the straps that cinches down the wheel has a kink in it. Makes it very difficult to get open when we are ready to ride the bicycles. All we need is that one foot part - the gal I talked to said that she was going to send a whole other unit and my goodness, we don't need the whole thing - we just need that one part. But anyway, we haven't heard back from her yet anyway even though she promised to contact us the very next week. The bike carrier is superb (except for that one cinch strap) and it keeps the bikes in place so you don't have to keep looking back to make sure they are ok. We have no worries while driving with this carrier!!!! Excellent product!!
    Just talked to customer service and they are sending a whole new carrier to replace the defective one.... wow! Great service and very nice representatives. Would buy this product or others from Yakima any time of the day or week! Great product and great service!!!!

    Great Rack!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Relatively easy to assemble & install, snugs tight against the rear when folded up, and pretty easy to load & unload. I tote around a very expensive bike and after about a dozen trips, the rack has performed good enough to earn my trust. After my first few trips, I stopped every so often and checked how it was handling, but I don't feel I need to do that now. Contact with the wheels is snug - the straps have never loosened by themselves and the arm's grip has stayed solid. A cable lock is installed in each arm that can be used to secure your bike - these cable locks are at best a slight deterrent to a would-be thief, but they would slow them down and add a little extra security when traveling. When driving, the rack has very little sway and vibration. Hard turns, highway speeds, fast stops, and bumpy roads were not a problem.

    I really wanted to like this rack...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I really wanted to like this rack... it's way more compact than competition and significantly more stable than other tray racks I've used previously.

    After purchasing it though, I've discovered a few downsides... a) All the pictures and store models exclude the fact that there is a second stability pin involved on the right. Perhaps the second pin helps make it super stable, but I don't want to have to remove two pins every time I raise or lower the bike rack, b) after installing the rack, my OCD self realized the Yakima logo was upside down so I attempted to remove the horizontal bars only to discover that some of the locking washers already broke, and worse, two of the screws stripped out to where I couldn't remove them. At this price range we should at least be using decent metals.

    Avg. ride time: 4m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Solid rack

      So far the rack seems pretty stable, I wish the lock cables were a couple inches longer. The only downside is I have to remove my spare tire on my RAV4 to fit the rack, it fits perfect on my Subaru crosstrek though!

      Spend the extra $75 and go Kuat.

      Brand new out of the box and this thing rattles so bad my bikes wobble on the rack when driving. Also the rattle noise is unbearable. $450??? Hopefully Yakima will make good on this big fault and take it back.

      I like it.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Just purchased this rack so can't speak of the longevity but love the look & function. This is a huge upgrade form the cheap tray rack I wore out after 4 years. Nothing touches the frame and it tilts away so can get in the back of your SUV. If you have a spare tire mounted out back this will be a problem with any rack so plan on buying an extension. The locks are cheap so I use a big cable when I am away from the bikes for more then a few seconds.

      Works, but not the best workmanship.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have a Yakima Holdup I bought new about 5 years ago. From a functionality standpoint, it basically works as promised. It carries any bike from a kid's bike up to whatever (pennyfarthings and unicycles excluded), and does not contact the frame. Occasionally I have to move the seat of 1 or 2 bikes, as a handlebar from the opposite bike will rub against it, but this is not a big deal.

      As my model is several years old, it is not a locking model, but I find the locks that come with bike racks are basically worthless. Get yourself a monster chain & lock if you even remotely feel that your bike might seem attractive to thieves.

      My main problems with this rack are twofold. The first, is that the main hold-down clamp for the front wheel needs to be compressed with significant force and enthusiasm. On a few occasions, I have had the hold-down arm come loose from the wheel, fall down onto the road, and drag along the pavement for a while. I never lost a bike, but one time one of my road bikes was found hanging on by the little rear wheel ratcheting strap...fortunately no bike damage! Just remember to really pounce on the front wheel arm when you're securing it to the bike. This looseness of the arm strikes me as a design flaw, but maybe Yakima has fixed it in recent years.

      The other issue, is one of general quality of the rack. Although my rack still works, it just doesn't seem to have the same quality I expected from an expensive bike rack. Most of the attachment components are made of plastic, and in the case of the swing-arms, have seemed to stretched, and made the whole unit rather loose and floppy. While I have used this rack a decent amount over the years, I would certainly not call it frequent use. I store it off the vehicle, out of the elements, and in the shade, and generally take good care of all my equipment.

      The red plastic bottle opener worked for about 3-4 bottles before the plastic was shredded beyond use!

      For Wildernest owners, a heads up!

        I have a 2011 Tacoma with a Wildernest topper, The length of the rack base doesn't get it far enough away from the back of the truck, so the 1st bike (closest to the truck) the handlebars hit the top of the wildernest topper above the window ( since the nest slopes backwards allowing for more leg room when it's set up vs normal toppers) So this wouldn't happen with a standard topper, so then the handlebars hit on the 1st bike causing it to lean out which then causes the 2nd bike to lean out too putting them both in compromising positions of stability on the rack.

        You could probably have a extension made up for your hitch receiver to allow it all to work.

        Otherwise the rack would have been great it's sturdy and easy to use.

        Can we get a photo for this!?

        Eric Watford

        Expert Gearhead


        Ext. 6069

        You can buy an 8" receiver extension from most truck or trailer supply stores for about $50.

        Yakima HOLDUP Install

        The HoldUp is Yakima's fastest, easiest way to load bikes. Its beefed-up arm pivot makes it stronger than ever and the side-to-side adjustability reduces the chance for bike-to-bike interference. It's a road trip companion for life.

        + 2 Yakima Rack

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Review for the +2 extension. Very easy to install and remove for the base Yakima rack. The rack is a beast with the +2 installed. Heavy and cumbersome. That said, it's very sturdy and does what it's supposed to do, hold two additional bikes. I leave the base Yakima Holdup (2 bikes only) on my SUV all the time. I install/remove the extension on an as needed basis.

        Does anyone know if this will fill on a...

        Does anyone know if this will fill on a Wrangler with the spare tire and still be able to open the back door?

        You would likely need a drop hitch with some amount of extension. I have the Kuat NV rack (similar design different brand) and 35" tires and 3" lift. I found a 4" drop and 12" extension is just right. I am able to open the tailgate without tilting it down

        Worth the wait!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        When I finally decided it was time to get a rack I asked around and felt the Holdup was right for me. I also just missed the last one on this website. Apparently they move fast when their in stock. I waited another month until the next shipment came. I couldn't be happier with it. It's tough and is easy to load. My six year old can get his bike in it almost completely by himself. I would've waited twice as long for such a great product.