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Replacement Spine for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches - Gray

Replacement Spine for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches - Gray

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Replaces the spine for your Yakima HoldUp 2 bike rack for a 1-1/4" hitch receiver. 1-833-496-1390 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y80126 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Spine for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches - Gray. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y80126

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Replaces the spine for your Yakima HoldUp 2 bike rack for a 1-1/4" hitch receiver.


  • Replaces the spine assembly on your Yakima HoldUp 2 bike rack for 1-1/4" hitches (Y02445)
  • Gray color
  • Includes 1 spine assembly with 1-1/4" shank

Note: If your 1-1/4" Yakima HoldUp bike rack is gray, this is the correct spine assembly. If it is black, you will need Y8890278.

8880126 Yakima Replacement Spine for HoldUp Bike Carriers - 1-1/4" - Grey

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Replacement Spine for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches - Gray - Y80126

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the spine for your Yakima HoldUp 2 bike rack for a 1-1/4" hitch receiver.


Worked great to convert my original 2" Hold up into something that would work with a 1 1/4" hitch. Threads on the hitch pin insert were a little dirty and I had to chase them with a tap to get the pin to thread correctly.

I also had to notch the end of the insert so it would sit far enough into the hitch to get a solid connection. More of a hitch problem than a problem with this particular product but worth me ntioning.

Ryan,Thank you for your review.This is the correct yakima spine to convert your older version of the Hold up from a 2 to a 1 1/4. Although, this is the correct part for a 1 1/4 inch hitch it is still a class 2 accessory. If your hitch receiver is a class 1 hitch then the tab you mentioned is there for safety reasons. The tab is in place to make sure customers do not exceed their weight rating for the class 1 hitch and will not allow class 2 accessories to be used in the hitch. If you file the tab out you may void your warranty and overload your hitch leading to failure in the future. If your 1 1/4 hitch is a class 2 hitch the pin you would need is part # Y8880129
Replacement Mounting Hardware for Yakima HoldUp or TwoTimer Bike Carriers
to work with this spine.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 03/28/2018


The product was adequately packaged per a spec for an object this size and weight. Assembly instructions were easy to follow and require only common hand tools. My suggestion to the manufacturer (Yakima) is that they include the hitch bolt, as the hitch bolt for the 2" version is different than the 1 1/4" version. Consequently I found myself calling local dealers to purchase the 1 1/4" hitch bolt. As for eTrailer, I appreciated the fast shipping.


I had a 2011 Yakima Hold Up with a 2" hitch that I used on my 2011 Dodge Ram, along with the extender so it could carry 4 bikes. Now I've got a small hybrid car that can only take a 1.25" hitch. This product was the most cost effective solution. It allowed me to still use most of the parts from my old rack, rather than throw it all out and start over. Was able to change it all out in a half hour. Everything was a great fit... wasn't sure what to expect as I thought my rack was so old. My old part was quite worn anyway, so this is a great refresh. Highly recommend this product and also this website. Part arrived 2 days sooner than promised.


Exactly as advertised. Sturdy with secure locking in either up or down position.
I plan to use this as a base for a light duty cargo carrier. The combination of extra ground clearance for the cargo floor and the ability to fold it up when empty both made this the perfect place for me to start.


Excellent customer service. Great product and fast shipping.


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  • Can 2 inch Yakima Holdup Bike Rack be Converted to 1-1/4 inch Hitch Bike Rack
    I spoke with my contact at Yakima and there is a replacement shank for your older Yakima Holdup 2 Bike rack , item # Y02433. The 1-1/4 inch Hitch Adapter for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier, item # Y80126, can be used to convert your rack to a Class II hitch mounted bike rack. You will need to check the hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback to be sure it can accept Class II accessories. There is not an adapter available for the HoldUp that will fit in a Class I hitch.
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  • Hitch Size Recommendation for Carrying a 2 inch Yakima Holdup
    For a Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches part # Y8890174 there isn't an adapter that I would recommend that would allow you to carry it with a 1-1/4 inch hitch. The problem is that when you use an adapter like that you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half because of the additional length and movement that gets added to the rack. I attached an FAQ on hitch adapters for you to check out as well. The best solution I could recommend would be to install a 2 inch hitch on...
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  • How to Install Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly for 1-1/4-Inch HoldUp Bike Racks Part # Y80126
    Thank you for your recent purchase and for your included photo of the Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly for 1-1/4-Inch HoldUp Bike Racks, part # Y80126. This part is for use with their 2-bike 2-inch hitch carrier Y02433 to enable it to be installed in a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. My contact at Yakima advised that this part works on racks made before 2012. For racks made after 2012 you would need part # 8890277. The gray racks are the older racks and the black racks are the new racks.
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  • Can Yakima Holdup Bike Rack for 2 inch Hitch be Converted to 1-1/4 inch Hitch
    If your Yakima Holdup bike rack is black you'd need the replacement spine part # Y8890278 to convert it to a 1-1/4 inch hitch. If instead your rack is gray in color you'd want the part # Y80126.
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  • Replacement Spine for Gray Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack
    The only gray replacement spine we have for an older Yakima HoldUp is # Y80126. This spine is a replacement for a HoldUp that fit in a 1-1/4" hitch. I can also confirm for you that the Replacement Cable Lock Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Carrier # Y8890202 will work with the older generation of HoldUps.
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  • Parts Needed to Convert an Older Yakima HoldUp 2 inch Bike Rack to a 1-1/4 inch Class II Hitch Setup
    I spoke with my contact at Yakima and there is a replacement shank for your older Yakima Holdup 2 Bike rack , item # Y02433. The 1-1/4 inch Hitch Adapter for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Carrier, item # Y80126, can be used to convert your rack to a Class II hitch mounted bike rack. You will need to check the hitch on your Acura RDX to be sure it can accept Class II accessories. There is not an adapter available for the HoldUp that will fit in a Class I hitch. If you would like to retain the use...
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  • Replacement SPine for New Black Yakima HoldUp 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack
    We can get the replacement spine for the Yakima HoldUp bike rack # Y02445. I am having the part added to our site # Y8890278 so that you can order it. It usually takes up to 48 hours for a part to appear on our site.
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  • Replacement Shank Recommendation for Yakima Holdup for Use in 2 inch Hitch
    I checked with Yakima and they never made a bike rack called the StandUp. Are you possibly referring to the HoldUp # Y02443? If so, the replacement shank for a 2 inch hitch is the part # Y8890278 for black or part # Y80126 for gray.
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  • If I Use Hitch Adapter HT02 to Convert Yakima Holdup to Work in a 2 inch Hitch is Capacity Reduced
    If you use the # HT02 adapter to convert a Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Rack # Y02445 designed for 1-1/4 inch hitches so that it can be used in a 2 inch hitch you would not reduce the capacity of the rack. You would be able to carry 2 bikes with the setup still.
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  • Can Yakima Holdup Bike Rack Get Converted to 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size
    With the Yakima Holdup bike racks there's only one way to safely convert the hitch size fits of the rack and that is by replacing the shanks altogether like with the part # Y8890278 for if your rack is black or part # Y80126 for if yours is gray.
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  • Can a Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack # Y02443 be Converted to Work in a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    The easiest solution would be to replace the Spine Assembly on your Yakima Holdup 2, # Y02443, with Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly, # Y80126. This will give your bike rack a 1-1/4 inch receiver without the use of an adapter (compatible with Class II trailer hitches only). The problem is that if you use an adapter, the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch is reduced by 50 percent. The bike rack, when loaded, will produce too much torque on the hitch and can damage it or the vehicle....
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  • Will the Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Kia Soul
    Even if you added the Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly, # Y80126, to your Yakima HoldUp bike rack, # Y02433, you will not be able to use it with a Kia Soul. The reason is because the 2011 Kia Soul can only be equipped with a Class I trailer hitch and the HoldUp for 1-1/4 inch hitches will only fit a Class II trailer hitch. What you will need for the Soul is a different platform bike rack. The most popular option is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This bike rack holds the bikes at the wheels...
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  • How to Convert Yakima HoldUp for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receivers to Fit 2 Inch Hitch Receivers
    The Hitch Adapter # Y8890174 is for the Flipside, DoubleDown, and StickUp bike carriers. It's a direct replacement part for the adapter that was included with those racks. The HoldUp doesn't have a model that fits both a 1-1/4 inch and a 2 inch using an adapter. It has two different models, one for 2 inch hitches, # Y02443, and one for 1-1/4 inch hitches, # Y02445. To convert the HoldUp from a 1-1/4 inch to a 2 inch you can replace the spine using # 8890277. Or to convert it the other...
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  • Replacement Pull Pin for Yakima Holdup
    If your HoldUp was manufactured between 2008-2009, you'll need # Y39FR. If you have a HoldUp EVO, use part # Y57FR. If your HoldUp was built after 2009 let me know, and we can search further. If you're referring to the latching spring pin, we also offer that as part # 8880582.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback for Use with a Bike Rack
    I will be happy to make some hitch recommendations for your 2011 Mazda 3 Sport hatchback. I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24843. The reason I recommend it over the Curt option is because with Curt you would have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch with your bike rack per the Curt warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement. While there are 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapters that would work there are a couple of problems. First, the use of an adapter...
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  • Will the Yakima HoldUp # Y02433 Work with Class I Receiver on 2012 Nissan Juke
    Although the Yakima HoldUp is an excellent bike rack, it will not work with the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening that the Class I receiver for the Nissan Juke uses. Yakima offers a replacement shank, part # Y80126 that converts the 2 inch shank to a 1-1/4, but like all of the Yakima bike racks, it is not Class I compatible. The Class I receiver has a very low towing and tongue weight capacity, and because the HoldUp is relatively heavy and extends fairly far rearward from the receiver, the...
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  • 2008 Toyota Matrix Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation
    Only the larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs will have the higher capacity 2 inch hitch available. The 2008 Toyota Matrix is a lighter duty vehicle so it only has 1-1/4 inch hitches available for it like the # 24812 which is a custom fit. You'd need to also go with a bike rack designed for this hitch size. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Camber 2 part # TH9058. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most...
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