#8002457

RidgeBack 2

$259.00
$259.00

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.

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Product Details

RIDGEBACK 2

  • No garage required. Comes fully assembled with no bits and pieces.
  • New UpperHand™ lever tilts rack down for vehicle access and folds it flat for storage.
  • New 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.
  • Enjoy a cold one with the Yakima signature bottle opener.
  • Optional TubeTop™ allows you to carry a variety of bike frames.
  • Fits 1.25" and 2" hitch receiver.
  • Carries up to 2 bikes. Also available in a 4 or 5 bike capacity.
  • Lock your bikes to the rack with the HandCuff locking cable (sold separately).
Installation
Technical Specs
  • Weight: 32.00 lbs
  • Dimensions: L 44.00” x W 12.00” x H 16.00”
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  1. Fully assembled out of the box

  2. UpperHand lever tilts rack down for vehicle access and folds it flat for easy storage

  3. Zero-hassle ZipStrips quickly secure your bike to the rack

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What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

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RidgeBack 2

What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

  • 1x ridgeback
  • 6x ZipStrips™
  • 1x Front wheel strap
  • 1x safety strap
  • 2x keys
  • 1x M5 wrench
  • 1x M4 wrench

What People are Saying

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  • Great Rack, Poor Graphics

    Review by Irish M3

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    Bought the rack today and the graphics are already pealing off. Will remove them so no Yakima advertisement.

    Posted on September 4, 2016

  • Awesome value

    Review by RG

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    I used the Ridgeback 2 carrier on a trip to Alaska. One way the run was 2600 miles on some of the worse roads I have ever driven. I was concerned I would stop for the night only to find the bikes and rack had been torn from the hitch socket of the motor-home. Once at my destination I hosed off the bikes and rack storing it for the next trip. I would definitely recommend this carrier as a rugged bike hauler.

    Posted on July 28, 2016

  • Solid Bike Rack

    Review by Yeowoman

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    Never owned a bike rack before this one. This is a fantastic solid bike rack, and yes you do have to cram two bikes on it. But the bikes - loaded with tube tops for women's bikes, pipe insulation to prevent scracthing each other, and strapped onto the rack - make for a solid load that moves very little. The biggest problem is that I would feel safer if the hitch bolt went all the way through. But then tightening inside the hitch wouldn't work. Great quality for the price.

    Posted on June 9, 2016

  • Decent rack

    Review by Brad

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    I've had this rack since 2014. It's not a bad rack, and I've had no issues with putting 2 bikes on the rack. The only issue I have with this rack is the importance of having a bungee cord to place around the bike frame, and the rack itself so it doesn't sway up I the back from the wind driving down the road. It's a minor adjustment, but absolutely needed. I'm going for a platform bike rack next time

    Posted on May 3, 2016

  • Great bike rack

    Review by Kidterry

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    Decided on this one because of quality and function. It has a rock-solid feel and has functioned flawlessly so far. Highly recommended!!

    Posted on April 27, 2016

  • Worth buying

    Review by Captnsea

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    I like everything about it (without being over "picky"). The only problem I have not solved is getting the tube mount accessory to work very well. If anyone has a thought, it would be appreciated.

    Posted on March 1, 2016

  • No room for two

    Review by Gregg

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    Well made rack that is rock solid in the hitch but it is definitely not big enough for two bikes. That's disappointing since I needed rack for two bikes.

    Posted on January 1, 2016

  • Limited Adjustments = Difficulty Loading

    Review by Little Joe

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    While this is one of the better looking racks availble, the lack of adjustments, difficult release lever, and weak/expensive optional security integration has me feeling this purchase was a mistake.

    Pros:
    - Clean look
    - Quality build materials
    - Locking mechanism to secure rack to hitch is very good
    - Very easy to install/uninstall, though it is quite heavy

    Cons:
    - Very difficult to mount more than 1 bike as the mounting positions are too close to eachother and not adjustable.
    - The black release lever to hinge the rack away from the car is very finnicky and to be honest somewhat painful to the hand if it doesnt release on your first attempt.
    - "YAKIMA" vinyl decal peeled right off (could be a pro?)
    - The optional integrating locking cable is very expensive and so thin it provides no confidence to leave bikes on the rack.
    - Slight wobble when in its upright/standard position.

    Posted on December 1, 2015

  • too small....

    Review by TuRBo

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    Good luck trying to fit 2 bikes on the 2 bike, or 4 on the 4, etc...arms are too short, placing bikes too close together.

    Posted on October 17, 2015

  • Love this rack!

    Review by Nate

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    Initially I had reviewed this product with everything about it being great except for a terrible rattling noise which has now been fixed. It is a really nice looking rack with great features & feels very solid. Can't wait for some better weather to break it in.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

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