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  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443
  • Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443

Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443

The HoldUp is a perfect hitch mounted bike rack for unusually shaped frames or delicate finishes. A best seller with fast rock-solid loading and amazing weight capacity.
  4.88 out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)

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Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Hitch-Mount Rack

The HoldUp is one of the strongest, most versatile and best designed bike racks available. It now also comes with side-to-side adjustability, meaning less bike-to-bike interference. Plus its StrongArm system allows for no frame contact when securing your bikes, making it a great choice for carbon frame bikes or anyone who has concerns about damage in transit. It's also quite a handsome bike carrier, with nice finishes and high-quality materials. 

The HoldUp carries two bikes out of the box, and it can be extended to accommodate four bikes with the optional HoldUp +2.  

Versatility is a strong point, it takes nearly all bikes with 20inch to 29inch wheels and almost any size or shape of frame. It will NOT accept bikes with tyres wider than 2.4inch in a 29inch spec bike, and 3inch maximum tyre width in a 27.5inch spec bike. It has moveable trays to adjust bike positions, and the StrongArm design also avoids any frame contact by securing just the front wheel. Maximum weight limit is 27kgs per bike, with a maximum wheelbase of 122cm. This impressive weight capacity also makes the HoldUp one of the few bicycle carriers more suited to carrying E-Bikes.

Another great feature is the ability to tilt the carrier while loaded, for more convenient rear access than some other options available.

The HoldUp folds flat against your vehicle when not in use and comes with integrated locks for both the carrier and bikes, which can be matched to other Yakima products for single key convenience. The cable locks for your bikes also retract neatly into the carrier after use.

It comes out of the box requiring very minimal assembly so you can be out on the trails even quicker, installation is a 25minute job and all necessary tools are included. Please refer to the video and fitting instructions below for further details.

This isn't the cheapest bike carrier around, but you really do get a true gem with the HoldUp, and we think it's worth the money, it's one of the best quality and strongest racks available plus it's covered by Yakima's lifetime warranty.  

If you'd like to learn more about the HoldUp you can contact us anytime with your query, or read this independent long-term review of the Yakima HoldUp, discussing both its strengths and weaknesses.

At Roof Rack Store we recommend the use of a lightboard with this product for added safety on the road.

This carrier suits 50mm (2 inch) receivers only, check to see if it will fit your vehicle using the Yakima Hitch Fitting Guide below.

Order online for free shipping or you can pickup at our shop anytime during opening hours.

Weight - 22kg

Weight Capacity - 54.6kg

Maximum Bike Weight - 27kg

Dimensions - L 876mm x W 1625mm x H 300mm

Hitch Compatibility - 50mm

 Yakima HoldUp Fitting Instructions

 Yakima Hitch Measurement Guide

 Yakima Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers Information Chart

 Yakima Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers Fitting Tips

Notes: 

- This model will NOT accommodate ALL bicycle frame types.

- Always remove batteries from your E-Bike when transporting to comply with the law.

- This model is NOT suitable for mounting to a caravan or trailer.

- This model is NOT recommended for off-road use.

- Please read our article on compliance with number plate laws to ensure you abide by your state's regulations when using your bike carrier.

For more advice please message us anytime, or call (02) 91596777 during office hours to speak with one of our specialists.

 

Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier 8002443 Customer Reviews

Jonathan W rated this item 4 out of 5      on Sunday, 26 September 2021
I bought the HoldUp 2 rather than the Thule equivalent partly on price, partly on bulk (the Thule takes up more space on and off the car) and partly because I wanted to be able to add the Plus 2 extension to the Yakima so I could take four bikes. Overall it has been a good purchase, although I mainly use it for two bikes at a time - one of which is an E-MTB. The rack goes on and off the hitch-mount easily (once you've mastered the art and as long as you're strong enough to lift it). I like the fact that it locks onto the hitch-mount too, and the 'wobbling' problems that some people have mentioned when driving can be avoided if you wiggle the rack around a bit as you're tightening it onto the hitch-mount. On the downside it does have a couple of weak points in its design/construction. First, if you have 29 inch wheels you need to be very careful to position the front wheel clamp as close to the forks as possible (ie well over the arch of the wheel) to avoid the front wheel bouncing out of the wheel holder. Before I realised this I once got home to find one bike hanging off the rack and held on only by the rear wheel strap and the fact that its handlebars had become entangled in the bike next to it when it moved. User-error probably, but something to be aware of. More problematic for me has been that although the rack is advertised as taking the weight of an e-bike, the plastic bolts built into the rear wheel clamps don't seem strong enough. I've had two of those break in the year that I've had the rack, and I've ended up replacing them both with a stainless steel bolt which I bought from Bunnings. This has only been a problem when I've been carrying my E-MTB, not the standard bike. It's not an expensive fix, and perhaps something the factory should consider. Another problem I've had has been the built-in lock cable jamming in its housing so I was unable to use/move it. Living in Brisbane I was able to take the rack into the Yakima supplier and they fixed it for me, but it was irritating nevertheless. I should say that the customer service I've had from Yakima with these problems has been great, both in replacing broken parts and in fixing the lock when I went in to see them. However, given the price of the rack it would have been good if the design was such that the problems didn't occur in the first place. I would give this a 5 for its overall usability but marked down to a 4 because of the niggles I mention above.
Chris Vermeulen rated this item 5 out of 5      on Wednesday, 04 August 2021
I have the rack on the back of our Motorhome and love it! So easy to use and so versatile, I have a 20” kids bike and a road bike on, they load so easy and it’s great with the locks in place. I would highly recommend this bike rack.
Peter Raybould rated this item 5 out of 5      on Wednesday, 09 May 2018
This bike carrier is well designed, well made and therefore great value. Service and delivery excellent thanks to the team at the Roof Rack Store.
Ben rated this item 5 out of 5      on Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Best value platform carrier bar none, needs lights but can\'t complain for the money.
Garry rated this item 5 out of 5      on Saturday, 30 September 2017
Bought this to carry my carbon mountain bikes around. Love it that it only holds the bikes by the tyres and bikes don't touch each other. Very stable too, only improvement could be addition of integrated lights and a place for number plate. Shipping was super fast too and best price I could find.
Keith Jacobs rated this item 5 out of 5      on Thursday, 15 December 2016
My wife and I bought this bike rack a month ago, it\'s been a great bike holder so far. It\'s easy to load and unload our bikes and unlike our previous one our bikes never scrape each other. We love the fold down feature to access the boot even when the unit is on. It\'s so easy to live with that I rarely take it off these days. Thanks to Leigh again for the advice.
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