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.

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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

Add Accessories to Your Rack

TubeTop

SKU: #8002531 $49.00 Bike Frame Adapter

HandCuff

SKU: #8002466 $49.00 Locks Bikes To Rack
Spare Parts

Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

JOE PRO SAFETY / WHEEL STRAPS

SKU: #8880217 $5.50

SPEEDKNOB & WEDGE ASSEMBLY

SKU: #8880508 $22.00

HIGHLITE HITCH PIN

SKU: #8890231 $17.60

Zip Strips

SKU: #8890297 $7.70

2" Adapter Kit RidgeBack/FullTilt

SKU: #8890298 $33.00

Replacement Endcap

SKU: #8890306 $3.30

YAKIMA decal RidgeBack/SwingDaddy

SKU: #8890318 $16.50

LOWER COVER - RIDGEBACK/FULLTILT

SKU: #8880558 $22.00

TWO INCH ADAPTER WITH M8 BOLT

SKU: #8880612 $33.00

ZIP STRIP PAIR

SKU: #8880566 $7.70

ZIP STRIP CRADLE - GREY PAD

SKU: #8880597 $11.00

ZIP STRIP ANTI-SWAY CRADLE - GREY PAD

SKU: #8880598 $22.00

ZIPSTRIP CRADLE PADS GREY

SKU: #8880599 $4.40

5mm Wrench

SKU: #8880703 $2.20
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    Longer Strips

    Review by colby Posted on April 28, 2019

    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
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    Quality product

    Review by tyfighter Posted on February 9, 2018

    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
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    Takes mc iver but like him success!

    Review by Factory Pilot Posted on August 8, 2017

    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
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    Ridgeback 5

    Review by Carl Posted on July 10, 2017

    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
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    24 inch MTB doesn't fit

    Review by Mark Posted on July 3, 2017

    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
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    Ridgeback 2

    Review by Fisch Posted on May 25, 2017

    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.
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    Great hitch-mounted rack

    Review by Spinner Posted on March 30, 2017

    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

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