Review by BA Posted on January 29, 2020I put this on the back of my van with a four bike rack. it works perfectly. I can go up to the mountains and have an awesome time riding with friends, put the bikes on the back and still access the rear of my van. I have a GMC Savana 4x4 with a custom built out kitchen in the back, so in order to ea...read moret I have to be able to open both doors. This is why this is so important. It also helped clear my rear swing tire rack so that way I could use all 4 bike spots. :) Purchased at REI. Love it love it love it.
Sturdy but not without flaws.
Review by Gabe Posted on July 31, 2019As some other have said this item pushed your hitch back so far that you might not even need the swing functionality by the time you have your item mounted. Additionally I wish the receiver was not closed at the end, it prevents me from pushing my hitch mounted item (in this case a tire carrier) ba...read moreck as far as I would like.
Otherwise the construction seems sturdy and it doesn't really wobble at all. Happy with the purchase.
Backswing for my Jeep
Review by David Posted on July 17, 2018I have a Jeep Wrangler JK and I have the Yakima Holdup racks. For the past few years I have not had access to the back of my Jeep when I have my bike rack on. This solves that problem. It works perfect. I can now get into the back of my Jeep with the rack on and even when I am loaded with bikes....read more It is rock solid and great quality. I am very happy with this purchase.
My rack feels more stable with this and I also have more clearance in the rear because it raises up the rack. I highly recommend this for all Jeep owners!!!!!
Great product. Works on lifted jeep with large spare with some mods
Review by Josh Posted on July 2, 2018I hope this review helps other Jeep owners looking for a bike transport solution other than the spare tire mounted variety.
Video of final instal here: https://youtu.be/sPf1JruphCU
I have been trying to figure out a good solution to attach my Yakima holdup 2 to my Jeep....read more The issue I have faced is I have added a 2.5in lift with 35in tires, so the spare is quite large. I tried hitch extenders, but they were wobbly and longer than needed. Also, the rack was always in the way when on. With this I was able to finally have access to my entire trunk while having bikes attached. Works great even with the holdup plus 2 attached (that’s 4 bikes) that can easily swing away.
Just a couple installation notes: I had to remove my tire and set the tire holder on the Jeep door to the heighest level to make this work. The handle to release and lock the backswing still rubs on the side of the spare slightly, but it’s more than workable.
If my bike rack is up when I swing it open the door will not open far enough to open the glass, you must have the rack folded down to open the gate far enough to open the glass.
If you were to find an extender that dropped down maybe just 2 inches more much of this would be easier, but i’m Very happy with the install and final result.
Easy assembly, solid construction. This is a win for Yakima.
The only thing I wish it has were some thick rubber protection on the safety clamps on both sides, it scratches and will rust before the rest of the product reaches the end of its life.
Review by Gayee Posted on June 4, 2018Finally got my hands on this product. the product is solid, good materials used and heavy. The weight of this item will lean to the right. When I installed the product and attached my holdup I didn't realize how much it extended the entire system. It looks like if I added the 2+ extension. Plus with...read more the Backswing it gives me so much clearance I don't even have to swing it out to open my rear door to access small or short items. In the demo pictures you may notice it is being demo using a SUV with spare tire mounted in the back. With this combo the system looks natural.
Not for Sprinter Vans :(
Review by mfkekoa Posted on May 25, 2018Product is rock solid but sadly I had to return it because it does not work with my 2016 Mercedes Sprinter + Hold Up combo. (The reason I was under the impression that this would work was because I watched the Interbike 2017 highlight video on Yakima's Youtube channel and the guy talking about all t...read morehe new products for 2018 said it would work with Sprinters. Should have done some more homework I suppose).
The system sort of works, and by that I mean you can only open one of the two swing doors when this thing is installed (the right hand door won't open far enough to stay "locked" in place). Big bummer because I already owned the Hold Up--I thought this was my answer.