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YakimaHoldUp EVO Hitch Rack


Item # YAK003V

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  • Black, 2in ($629.00)
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Item # YAK003V

Why We Like The HoldUp EVO Hitch Rack

Yakima is renowned for building some of the toughest racks on the market with a plenty of creature comforts to make carrying your gear as convenient as possible. Holding up to this function-driven design ethos, the Yakima HoldUp Evo Hitch Rack uses burly steel trays with folding wheel hoops that withstand thousands of miles on the road, regardless if you're road tripping to Moab for the weekend or cruising along California's Highway One. Best of all, it's designed to fit nearly any bike wheel or tire size on the marketplace, accommodating those bikes with 20 to 29 inch wheels and tires up to 5 inches wide (fat bikes included!).

Yakima's StrongArm hook secures firmly in place over your wheel and tire, so you won't have to worry about precious carbon frames coming into contact with the rack itself. Ratcheting straps loop around your rear wheels to keep the bike strapped down securely on the highway. The rack tilts out of the way with its KickStart foot pedal, so you can access the rear hatch of your vehicle when both bikes are loaded and ready to go. Also, it folds up against the rear of your vehicle when you're just driving around town without your bikes in tow.

  • Solid hitch-mounted rack for carrying two bikes
  • Carries bikes with 20-29 in wheels and tires up to 5 in
  • Burly steel trays with folding wheel hoops for robust quality
  • StrongArm secures bike in place without contacting bike frame
  • KickStart foot pedal tilts rack, so you can access rear hatch
  • SpeedKnob system doesn't require tools and locks firmly in place
  • SKS cable locks deter bike theft at interstate pit stops

Tech Specs
Bike Capacity2
Compatibility1.25 in, 2 in hitch receivers
Locks Includedincluded SKS bike locks, tool-free locking SpeedKnob
Part Number[2 in] 8002479, [1.25 in] 8002480
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime

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>Rating: 2

drops and breaks

I've put it through the wringer

Bought this in June. It is challenging to get the rear tire to lock in. I have had it come loose twice. The front tire strap also broke. Overall, very disappointed. Not worth the cost.

>Rating: 4

Bikes bikes bikes

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

Does the thing. I like the little built in lock to deter thieves, but I have a chunky chain lock I throw on if I'm leaving my bike more than a few minutes. Unfortunately, when you lower it down with bikes on, I can't fully open my trunk. It gets caught on the handlebars. But it opens enough to get most things out.

>Rating: 4

Easy to use, good value. Not modernized.

I've put it through the wringer

This is a solid rack that's easy to use and good bang for the buck. It has shown some rusting after 4 years of regular use, despite being cleaned and stored away in a dry place each winter. I purchased a new bike - 2021 Stumpjumper - and have found that its wheelbase is just a tick over the maximum that the rack is designed for (48"). This is pretty disappointing, considering a Stumpjumper has some of the most common trail bike geometry out there. As a result it doesn't sit level on the rack -- the rear wheel sits lower than the front despite being adjusted as far out as possible. Yakima should be designing racks that can accommodate modern trail bikes.


weight capacity

Hi Tod, Thanks for reaching out! The weight capacity of that rack is 50lbs. Thanks!

>Rating: 5

Worth every penny

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

I had purchased this bike rack because I was tired of the cheaper ones with hooks and straps that damaged the back of a car. When I received this, I was not disappointed at all. This rack stayed in place perfectly, held the bikes securely, and handled bumpy roads and different terrains amazingly. And even when there were no bike in it, the option to fold it up nice and compact against the back of the car was the best. One of the first things I did to put this rack to the test was a cross-country trip to Utah and I never worried about the bikes or had to check on them at all. I even recently got rear ended on the highway, and this rack actually saved my car from damage. Unfortunately, the rack was damaged beyond use but it could have been so much worse. Even the bikes were okay. I am already planning on replacing it with another one when I have the money. Buy this rack, you will be so happy.