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  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479
  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479

Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479

The HoldUp EVO is the new version of the HoldUp, a perfect hitch mounted bike rack for those with unusual or delicate frames. With fast loading and new features.
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Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack

The HoldUp EVO is the new version of the best selling HoldUp, one of the strongest, most versatile and best designed bike racks available. This new version has been redesigned with an easy access KickStart foot pedal tilt mechanism which makes lowering and raising the rack a cinch, even with bikes loaded. It also now features Yakima's SpeedKnob for mounting the rack to your hitch, again making the job easier than ever before.

It comes with tray 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 good looking bike carrier, with nice finishes and high-quality materials. 

Out of the box the HoldUp EVO carries two bikes, and it can be extended to accommodate four bikes with the optional HoldUp EVO +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 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 23kgs per bike, with a maximum wheelbase of 122cm, and 4.5 inch maximum tyre width. The impressive weight capacity also makes the HoldUp EVO capable of carrying E-bikes under 23kg, if your bike is heavier please see the original HoldUp, which has a higher weight capacity of 27kg per bike.

The HoldUp EVO 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 67cm 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 25 minute job and all necessary tools are included. Please refer to the video and fitting instructions below for further details.

This new version is more expensive than its predecessor, yet we think it's worth the money, the improvements make one of the best quality and strongest racks available even better, plus it's covered by Yakima's lifetime warranty.  

If you'd like to learn more about the HoldUp EVO you can contact us anytime with your questions, or read this independent review of the Yakima HoldUp EVO, 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, which you can find in our Bike Carrier Accessories page.

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 - 23kg

Weight Capacity - 46kg

Maximum Bike Weight - 23kg

 Yakima HoldUp Evo 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 note that a supplementary number plate holder and tail lights are required by law in most states and territories when using a rear mounted bike carrier. Ensure you check with your local road authority and comply with your state's regulations before using your bike carrier.

- It is your sole responsibilty to check with the local road authority regarding rear overhang regulations to ensure your vehicle and bike carrier combination complies with the law in your state or territory. This information can be found on the road authority's website or by contacting them directly. 

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

Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Carrier 8002479 Customer Reviews

Jonathan W rated this item 4 out of 5      on Sunday, 26 September 2021
I bought the HoldUp Evo 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.
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