#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

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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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  • 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

  • you'll like it, i promise

    Review by Ryan

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    Overall, I was pretty surprised with the quality and how secure this rack is. And yes, it does have 2 bottle openers built into the end or each arm. The hitch receiver end has a red metal sleeve on it for 2" receivers. You can remove that by removing the 3 allen srews and sliding the sleeve off to fit the rack into a 1.25" receiver (which is what I'm doing). Installation can't be any easier... literally... Abridged installation instructions: slide this in the receiver, put the pin in, then turn the knob and turn the key, then you're golden.

    Pros:
    - very, very secure. (i was playing around with it when it came in and actually wound up shaking the car around without the rack even beginning to nudge in the hitch)
    - bikes on the rack are about as secure as you'd expect. a little movement front to back, but overall very secure. nothing to worry about
    - rack sticks out far enough so that any movement wont let the bike hit the car
    - didn't know this when i bought it but it comes with straps for the front wheel so you can secure it to the bike to prevent it from swinging around (even if it does it wont hit the car. not mine at least)
    - while a little tight, it has plenty of room for 2 bikes without smacking them around (one of the straps it comes with is to secure the two together at the bottom to prevent that)

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • An Excellent Product

    Review by Pitto

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    It Matches my Fatcat6 ski racks. And thanks to Yakima for sending me lock cores, one for the rack and
    one for the Handcouff that matche my Fatcat6 upon my request for Free. I only had to buy the control key ( $4.95 ).
    The hitch shaft a bit long, so the rack stays too far from the back of my Sequoia.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Too heavy.

    Review by Jenny

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    My error in purchasing. I did not check the weight. Wheel straps were missing. Took several calls to track down responsible person to have them sent.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Finish

    Review by Shimo

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    Good quality product, but, the silver finish discolors very easily. Can't touch it with bare hands, will stain.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

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