RidgeBack

Tilt-Away Hitch Bike Rack
SKU: #RidgeBack
Price From: $289.00

Here's a bike rack that goes long on features and is perfect for two. Starring the UpperHand control lever that tilts the rack to make access to your vehicle a cinch. Also includes zero-hassle ZipStrips to secure your bike, folds flat for easy storage and to top it off is fully-assembled out of the box.


Holds up to two, four, or five bikes.

  • Product Details
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  • Accessories
  • Spare Parts
Product Details

RidgeBack

Product Details
  • No garage required. Comes fully assembled with no bits and pieces.
  • UpperHand™ lever tilts rack down for vehicle access and folds it flat for storage. Enjoy a cold one with the Yakima signature bottle opener.
  • ZipStrips™ secure bikes to the rack and are fully removable.
  • Tool-free SpeedKnob™ quickly tightens and lock the rack to your car.
  • Anti-sway cradles eliminate bike-to-bike contact.
  • Fits 1.25" and 2" hitch receiver.
  • Optional TubeTop™ allows you to carry a variety of bike frames.
  • Lock your bikes to the rack with the HandCuff locking cable (sold separately).
  • 2 bike carrier - L 44” x W 12” x H 16” 32lbs
  • 4 bike carrier - L 44” x W 12” x H 16” 35lbs
  • 5 bike carrier - L 44” x W 12” x H 16” 35.5lbs
  • Looking for a Replacement Part? Search by RidgeBack here

Product Specs
PRODUCT FEATURES VIDEO
Installation

RidgeBack

Installation Details
  • Fully Assembled
  • Tool-Free Install
  • 5 Minute Install
  • 1-1/4” or 2” Hitch Receiver Required
INSTALLATION VIDEO
Accessories

Add Accessories to Your Rack

TubeTop

SKU: #8002531 $49.00
  • Adapter that makes your bike compatible with most mast-style hitch racks
  • Installs quickly and securely to your seat post and stem to adapt a wide range of bikes for transport

HandCuff

SKU: #8002466 $49.00 Accessory lock for the RidgeBack and SwingDaddy.
Spare Parts

Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

SKU: JOE PRO SAFETY / WHEEL STRAPS

#8880217 $5.50 Spare part for KingJoe Pro 2

SKU: SPEEDKNOB & WEDGE ASSEMBLY

#8880508 $22.00 SPEEDKNOB WEDGE AND CONTROL KEY. COMPATIBLE WITH SWINGDADDY, FULLSWING, RIDGEBACK, AND FULLTILT.

SKU: HIGHLITE HITCH PIN

#8890231 $17.60 Spare part for HighLite

SKU: Zip Strips

#8890297 $7.70 Replacement Zip Strips are sold in pairs

SKU: 2" Adapter Kit RidgeBack/FullTilt

#8890298 $33.00 Blank

SKU: Replacement Endcap

#8890306 $3.30 Blank

SKU: YAKIMA decal RidgeBack/SwingDaddy

#8890318 $16.50 Blank

SKU: LOWER COVER - RIDGEBACK/FULLTILT

#8880558 $22.00 Lower cover for pivot area on FullTilt and RidgeBack bike racks

SKU: TWO INCH ADAPTER WITH M8 BOLT

#8880612 $33.00 TWO INCH ADAPTER WITH M8 BOLT

SKU: ZIP STRIP PAIR

#8880566 $7.70 Pair of Zip Strips for new products in 2016.

SKU: ZIP STRIP CRADLE - GREY PAD

#8880597 $11.00

    SKU: ZIP STRIP ANTI-SWAY CRADLE - GREY PAD

    #8880598 $22.00

      SKU: ZIPSTRIP CRADLE PADS GREY

      #8880599 $4.40 Blank

      SKU: 5mm Wrench

      #8880703 $2.20 replacement 5mm wrench
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      7 Item(s)

      • Longer Strips

        Review by colby

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        Like many others commenting on here, I like the rack but two of my bikes will not fit on this due to the Zip Straps being too short. Please make longer straps available, and I'll change my value rating. As is having to buy two more bikes to keep the same brand after car got hit is a pretty low value...read more

        Posted on April 28, 2019

      • Quality product

        Review by tyfighter

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        Needed a hitch mounted bike rack for my Honda Pilot because the roof is a little too high. Read a lot of reviews on the Ridgeback and liked what I was seeing so I took the plunge and bought the 5 bike version. Very easy to setup and load bikes if you have a 2" hitch. It has a lot of useful feat...read more

        Posted on February 9, 2018

      • Takes mc iver but like him success!

        Review by Factory Pilot

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        I have had a cradle mount hitch rack for years and it was time to see what improvements have been made to bike transportation....what a surprise! I put two Electra townie's ,men/women's on the arms and had stuff looking very strange as the bikes were not hanging level. Long and short of it I had to ...read more

        Posted on August 8, 2017

      • Ridgeback 5

        Review by Carl

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        I have generally been very happy with this rack - overall it is quite sturdy, easy to use, and very flexible. I am not aware of many other vendors producing a 5 bike rack for hitch receiver install. The "weak link" is the hitch receiver part. I have had my rack for about 3 years now and...read more

        Posted on July 10, 2017

      • 24 inch MTB doesn't fit

        Review by Mark

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        It seems like a rack built for 4 bikes would take kids' bike frames into consideration. The Ridgeback 4, even using a TubeTop, I could not get a 24" mountain bike onto the rack because the cradles are so bulky there is not enough space where the angled top tube meets the down tube. Because the ...read more

        Posted on July 3, 2017

      • Ridgeback 2

        Review by Fisch

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        Tube tops or bike beams for womens' bikes do not work for Trek 7.3 on the Ridgeback 2.
        The rear zip strip is not large enough or rather high enough to accommodate the seat and beam.

        Posted on May 25, 2017

      • Great hitch-mounted rack

        Review by Spinner

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        Got into biking again after a long hiatus. Hitch racks have evolved nicely, especially the Ridgeback. Great features in the fold-out mast and arms. Easy to use, and keeps a low profile when not in use. Really like the "Zip Strips" as they are quick, easy, and very reliable. They are a...read more

        Posted on March 30, 2017

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