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Item # YAK002A

Bike lover's trip companion.

From traveling to Napa for idyllic vineyard rides to Sedona's high-desert singletrack, the Yakima HoldUp 2in Bike Rack is an invaluable companion for carrying road and mountain bikes to your favorite cycling destinations. This sturdy, easy-loading rack attaches to your vehicle's two-inch receiver hitch, ensuring a secure interface for hauling two bikes. As a cool bonus for family vacations and road trips with friends, Yakima offers a HoldUp +2 attachment (sold separately) that expands its carrying capacity to four bikes in total.

StrongArms firmly attach to your bikes' wheels, securing those with wheel sizes ranging from 20 to 29-inches in diameter. This design safely accommodates a wide variety of bikes, ranging from carbon-frame road bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes equipped with 2.5-inch tires. Side-to-side adjustments space out bikes for an ideal fit without rubbing. Plus, it tilts down when loaded with bikes, allowing you to access your vehicle's trunk or rear hatch. And to deter theft, the HoldUp 2in features Yakima's SKS locks for securing both the rack itself and attached bikes.

  • Fits two-inch receiver hitches
  • Carries two bikes, 120-pounds total weight
  • StrongArm design secures to bike's wheels (fits 20 to 29-inch wheels)
  • Accommodates disc-equipped, full suspension, and carbon bikes
  • Side-to-side adjustment for spacing out bikes
  • Tilts down for easy-access to vehicle's rear hatch
  • SKS Locks included (locks both rack and bikes)
  • Works with Yakima's HoldUp +2 (sold separately)

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
2-inch receiver hitches
Locks Included:
yes, SKS locks (locks both bikes and rack)
Part Number:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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Nice rack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have nothing but good things to say about this rack. I previously had a hitch rack that I had to buy an anti rattle/locking pin separately, but was pretty happy that those things came standard on this rack. I know my bike won't move when I'm on the road and if I need to make a pit stop, I don't have to worry about my bike thanks to the integrated bike locks for each tray. A lot of racks feel cheaply made but not this one. This baby is sturdy.

Last thing, it has a built in bottle opener!

Avg. ride time: 50m per week
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Simple and versatile

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this rack for a few years at this point and have yet to be disappointed. It might be on the heavy end of the spectrum, but that means it's ultra-sturdy and limits unwanted bike movement in off-road situations. The ability to mount up the 2 bike add-on is a solid plus. It attaches with only one bolt and a cotter pin to allow 4 bike transport. Keep the 2 bike on for everyday use, and slip on the add-on for desert trips with the crew.

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Simple and Effective

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I assembled this in less than 20 minutes, it works great, it's a touch hard for my bride to get the bike on, and battening down the hatches takes a few seconds, but I love the locks, and 0-80 mph in 15 seconds and the bikes are still on the back...anyone got a better test? Plus, fold it up and it really doesn't take much room.

Looks good

    I bought this rack mostly for aesthetics. Let's face it, all hitch racks really do the same job - they carry our bikes. No need (for me) to compare weights or added bells and whistles. I think this rack looks the best with my black Outback because the color doesn't stick out and the wheel trays fold inward when not in use, so its a little more compact looking as well. Previously, I was a T2 Classic owner. The T2 was a lot more labor-intensive to put up and down - having to reach in for the leaver. This rack pivots a little easier with a more simple button that you pop out or push in at the hinge. The only downside is that when angling the rack down, with bikes on, to access the hatchback - that the door doesn't quite clear the bikes if you're looking to extend it all the way upward. Just a minor thing though, but worth noting.

    Simple and Great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm on my second HoldUp. Had one for years on my 4runner, which got sold with the car. When I decided to get a new rack for my new truck I went right back to the HoldUp. I've used most of the other options that friends have, and while all of them seem to get the job done just fine I saw no reason to stray from the Yakima. Getting bikes on and off is quick and simple, the built in lock works great to run through the fork and secure my bike while driving around doing errands, and it doesn't hurt that the all black paint job looks good and blends in pretty well. I don't have much experience with the competition in this respect, but with the HoldUp the threaded bolt that goes through the hitch receiver works great to keep the rack from wobbling at all, and the locking cap on it is another nice bonus to keep things secure.

    I used my first one for two years without any issues, and am going on year 2 with my newer one.