#8002458

RIDGEBACK 4

$299.00
$299.00

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 4

  • 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 4 bikes. Also available in a 2 or 5 bike capacity.
  • Lock your bikes to the rack with the HandCuff locking cable (sold separately).
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Technical Specs
  • Weight: 35.00 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 4

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
  • 12x ZipStrips™
  • 1x Front wheel strap
  • 1x safety strap
  • 2x keys
  • 1x M5 wrench
  • 1x M4 wrench

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  • love it!

    Review by Shaner

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    Once I figured the adapter for the 1/1/4 " hitch, it is great. Nice addition to my Suby! With smaller frame bikes (kids), it can be tough to get 4 bikes loaded.

    Posted on February 4, 2016

  • Did not fit Subaru 1 1/4" receiver

    Review by terratrek

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    Rack seems to be well made. Heavy and Sturdy. Unfortunately, the rack will not work with the dealer installed receiver on our 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. Searching for an adapter or returning.

    Posted on December 29, 2015

  • All around great rack

    Review by BDUBB

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    Pros: Decent price. High quality feel. Sturdy. Secures bikes well. Little to no sway. Easy to install or leave on the vehicle and still access the hatch quickly. Looks sharp.

    Cons: Some bikes will require you to buy a "Tube Top Adapter" $40. No bike lock included, "Handcuff lock" $30.

    This rack was easy to install in my 2" hitch on my 2014 Durango. Even though I accidentally unscrewed the bolt out of the expanding device that helps secure the rack in the hitch, it still took me less than 5 minutes to install. The rack feels very secure and does not sway or rattle much even on bumpy paved roads. The controls for stowing the arms and lowering the rack for trunk access are sturdy and easy to use. With the rack down, there is plenty of room to get into the hatch on my Durango. Some people were complaining that the rack is heavy. It feels like quality to me, and really is a non-issue with this rack.

    My Raleigh Talus 4.0 bike has not fit well with other bikes on any of the 3 hitch racks I have used before and the Ridgeback 4 was no exception. It took quite a bit of maneuvering in order to get it to sit next to another bike on the rack which was a bummer but par for the course for this particular bike. That being said, the spacing between the slots is better than the other 3 I have used and I was easily able to put some of our other bikes next to each other without issue. I did have to buy a Tube Top adapter in order to fit my new full suspension '29er but it works well and feels secure.

    The zip strip method of securing the bikes provides a secure fit and is quick/easy to use. Only downside is having to store them somewhere in your vehicle if you don't want to leave them on the rack all the time for theft potential. I would like to see Yakima include the Handcuff bike locking mechanism ($30) with this rack though it looks like an easy install if I buy it later.

    This rack has it's own built in system to "lock" the rack into your vehicles hitch. It seems that with enough force, albeit a lot, that the rack could be pulled out of the hitch even when "locked". I would prefer to be able to use a locking hitch pin in addition to Yakima's mechanism.

    Posted on September 21, 2015

  • Versatile

    Review by Vinacol

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    I have a stump jumper from Specialized with a non-standard frame. The mounting pads are fixed by a screw on the bottom side. I removed that screw on one pad on one side (the side without the stabilizer) only to allow the mounting pad to rotate and it was a success. The straps hold the weird frame firmly without issues. I just got it today and it is firm, tall, easy to mount, easy to tilt and fold. The removable straps are way stronger than the rubber ones. The weight is around the same as comparable high end racks. The mechanism to tighten and lock securely to the hitch works very well. I will see about durability but I will be taking it off and on more than my old bike rack just because its easy.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Super sturdy, easy to use

    Review by SoCalEnthu

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    We bought this for our MB GLK250 with the trailer hitch (1 1/4). We've used it with 2 bikes at a time so far for long trips (400 miles each way). It was very secure and stable even with two mountain bikes. I've also used it for two lightweight road bikes (carbon fiber) and of course it works great for that too. It locks on the hitch. Folds down easily when no bikes are on it. And can tilt down for access to the hatch. Highly recommended!

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Awesome rack, zipstrips are great

    Review by Jeremy the MTB'r

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    Got this for mountain biking, and it works well. So far the most bikes I've loaded onto this is two, so not sure how well it works loading three or four bikes on it.

    The hitch is fairly light and easy to remove, so I do so quite often to make things less tight in the garage. It sticks out further from the hitch than I expected, but isn't necessarily a bad thing since it keeps bikes further from vehicle to prevent scratches.

    The zip strips make loading easy and extremely quick, and the anti-sway brackets work well to minimize movement of bikes on the rack.

    One thing I wish yakima had as an option/accessory: longer zip strips for bikes with oblong frame tubes. The yakima tube top accessory can work to get around this, but is more expensive and adds time to the process of strapping the bikes on and off.

    All in all a very nice rack and feels solid.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Really nice!

    Review by Jr Malin

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    Nice design , sturdy, and reasonably priced


    Posted on May 19, 2015

  • Wonderfull

    Review by Jenny

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    We bought this product as an adjunct to our outdoor expeditions. We usually camp with our 21 ft camper and mainly use it as a base camp, during our excursions. As you can imagine packing for two kids (6+8), wife, and dog, you can run out of space. The Ridgeback gave us the space we needed to put our bikes on the outside rather in the trailer. Its working out great and can't wait till summer hits when it will be getting more use.

    Posted on May 19, 2015

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