SKU: #RidgeBack

RidgeBack

Price From: $269.00

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.

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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

Your System, Your Way

#8002531

TubeTop

  • 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
$45.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8002466

HandCuff

Accessory lock for the RidgeBack and SwingDaddy. $39.00 Add To Cart View Details
Spare Parts

Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

#8880217

JOE PRO SAFETY / WHEEL STRAPS

Spare part for KingJoe Pro 2 $5.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880508

SPEEDKNOB & WEDGE ASSEMBLY

SPEEDKNOB WEDGE AND CONTROL KEY. COMPATIBLE WITH SWINGDADDY, FULLSWING, RIDGEBACK, AND FULLTILT. $20.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8890231

HIGHLITE HITCH PIN

Spare part for HighLite $16.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8890297

Zip Strips

Replacement Zip Strips are sold in pairs $7.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8890298

2" Adapter Kit RidgeBack/FullTilt

Blank $30.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8890306

Replacement Endcap

Blank $3.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8890318

YAKIMA decal RidgeBack/SwingDaddy

Blank $15.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880558

LOWER COVER - RIDGEBACK/FULLTILT

Lower cover for pivot area on FullTilt and RidgeBack bike racks $20.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880612

TWO INCH ADAPTER WITH M8 BOLT

TWO INCH ADAPTER WITH M8 BOLT $30.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880566

ZIP STRIP PAIR

Pair of Zip Strips for new products in 2016. $7.00 Add To Cart View Details
#8880597

ZIP STRIP CRADLE - GREY PAD

    $10.00 Add To Cart View Details
    #8880598

    ZIP STRIP ANTI-SWAY CRADLE - GREY PAD

      $20.00 Add To Cart View Details
      #8880599

      ZIPSTRIP CRADLE PADS GREY

      Blank $4.00 Add To Cart View Details
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        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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