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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

Tech Specs

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

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4 5

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.

3 5

Works, but not the best workmanship.

  • Gender: Male
  • 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!

4 5

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.

Responded on

Can we get a photo for this!?

Eric Watford
Expert Gearhead
Ext. 6069

Responded on

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.

5 5

+ 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?

Responded on

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

5 5

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.