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Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Safe for carbon frames and strong enough to carry your heavy bikes, this hitch bike rack will handle road bikes, mountain bikes, and anything in between. Ratcheting hooks and wheel straps hold your bikes by their wheels with no frame contact. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02443-2 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Yakima
  • 4 Bikes
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Safe for carbon frames and strong enough to carry your heavy bikes, this hitch bike rack will handle road bikes, mountain bikes, and anything in between. Ratcheting hooks and wheel straps hold your bikes by their wheels with no frame contact.


  • Platform bike rack carries 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Front 2 bike positions can be removed if you only need to carry 2 bikes
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large wheel holders with ratcheting straps let you carry mountain bikes
    • Pivoting rear-wheel cradles accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Adjustable bike trays slide side-to-side to eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Rear-mounted spring pin allows rack to tilt and fold
    • Tilts down with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deters theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant
  • Convenient bottle opener built into the end of the rack
  • Safety kit with 2 red LED lights and flag included


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 50 lbs per bike
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
    • For 29" wheels maximum tire width is 2-1/2"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of the rack: 12"
    • Closest part of the rack when folded up: 7"
    • Farthest part of the rack: 56"
    • Farthest part of the rack when folded up: 15"
  • Carrier weight: 98 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

NOTE: Not recommended for use on bikes with front fenders. Locks included with base rack and add-on may not use the same key. Add a 6-pack of lock cores (8007206 - sold separately) to ensure all locks are keyed alike.

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack In Use

The Yakima HoldUp is a premium, tray-style bike rack that lets you carry 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. This rack is specifically designed to carry bikes with big tires and wide handlebars, but it will carry just about any bike, including those with wheels from 20" to 29", carbon frames, disc brakes, thru axles, or full suspensions.

Removable 2-Bike Add-On

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Removable 2 Bike Add-on

The rack includes a 2-bike add-on that installs easily onto the base rack. When it's not needed, simply remove the add-on with the included special tool and throw it in your trunk or leave it at home. To install the add-on on your HoldUp, simply remove the endcap from the bike rack base, slide the add-on's shank into the hole on the bike rack, and secure the shank with a bolt that comes with the add-on.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Safety Flag and Clearance Lights

The add-on includes a safety kit with 2 red LED lights and a flag. The lights and flag ensure that the rack is visible to other vehicles on the road.

Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Large Front Wheel Holders

The HoldUp is easy to load, even if your bikes have monster wheels. The deep, contoured front wheel cradles accommodate just about any wheel out there, and the pivoting arms with StrongArm technology ensure that your bikes are held firmly in place.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Ratcheting Arm

To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the holder, rotate the pivoting arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook. To release the hook, simply press the built-in red button and slide the hook up and off your wheel.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Adjustable Rear Wheel Cradles

Large rear wheel holders allow the HoldUp to accommodate a wide variety of bike wheelbases. These wheel holders pivot front to back, adjusting automatically to your wheel size - no need for sliding and tightening. Secure the wheels in place with the ratcheting straps built into each holder.

Yakima HoldUp Ratcheting Arm No Frame Contact

Mounting bikes by the wheels helps prevent any scratches or scuffs to the paint. The ratcheting hooks are padded, however, so they won't mar your wheels. And the pivot mechanisms in the arms are overbuilt to ensure they keep functioning smoothly over a lifetime of hard use.

Fully Adjustable Bike Trays

Yakima HoldUp Adjustable Bike Trays

The wheel trays on the HoldUp are fully adjustable to ensure that you have all the space you need when mounting bikes with mammoth handlebars, such as a 29er. To adjust a wheel tray, loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the rack base and slide the tray left or right to achieve the desired spacing. Retighten the bolts and you're ready to roll with optimum handlebar clearance and no fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.

Complete Security

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Built-in Cable Locks

The HoldUp has a cable lock built into the end of each pivoting arm. These cables loop through your bike frames and attach to posts on the bike rack arms to secure your bikes in place. The cables store in the arms when not in use.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Locking Hitch Pin

The rack also has a HitchLock hitch pin that allows you to lock the rack to your vehicle. The threaded pin also works as an anti-rattle device to reduce noise and movement of the rack when it's mounted in your trailer hitch receiver.

The cable locks and HitchLock hitch pin include keyed-alike Same Key System (SKS) lock cores. These cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima products keyed alike.

Tilting Design and Compact Storage

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Folded for Storage

The HoldUp stores more compactly than similar platform-style racks, a features a spring-loaded pin at the base that lets you fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle when it's not in use. First rotate the front wheel holders inward and tilt the rear wheel holders inward, then rotate the pivot arms down and use the ratcheting hooks to secure the arms to the rear wheel holders. Once the arms are in place, pull the pin and fold the rack up against your vehicle.

Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack Tilted for Rear Cargo Access

The same pin tilts the rack down, while fully loaded, so you can gain access to your vehicle's rear cargo area without having to unload your bikes.

KIT Yakima HoldUp Platform Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting

8002446 Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp for 2 Inch Hitches

Item # Y02443-2

Installation Details Y02443-2 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Y02443-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (177 Customer Reviews)

Safe for carbon frames and strong enough to carry your heavy bikes, this hitch bike rack will handle road bikes, mountain bikes, and anything in between. Ratcheting hooks and wheel straps hold your bikes by their wheels with no frame contact.

- Y02443-2

The bike rack works extremely well and fairly easy to get two adult bikes and two kids bike. The rack can be a bit heavy if lifting all in one piece. I would recommend installing the base, then the add on. Bikes are stable and secured. The locking cable is just long enough to go throught the frame, but don't expect both tires to be locked. The only issue I had is the stablizer bold for the add on did not fit through the base rack. I called supprot and I am going to make the hole slightly larger so it will fit. Support was very knowledge and had heard of one other issue like mine so they noted my account. etrailer is great in customer support and deliver.

- Y02443-2

Been a Yakima user for some time. Last bike rack was the Doubledown 4. Great rack but with the newer bike frames having top bars in different shapes and sizes, putting bikes on the Doubledown was a challenge. Had to go to a platform rack. Holdup was the fit. Carries 2 kids bikes without issues as well as my 29” and 27.5”. It is big and heavy but is solid and stable. Just makes it so much easier to carry 4 bikes. Just did a 500 mile round trip drive with them and no issues. Built in security cables is a nice feature. I did change out the two SKS cores to match up with the others. I’ll need to replace the stabilizer pin’s holder. It’s make out of plastic and broke right when I pulled out the pin so the cable is just hanging now. If I had to do it again, I’d buy it again. etrailer has quick shipping and great customer service.

- Y02443-2

So far so good Assemble was easy I will send photos when it is not raining

- Y02443-2

I own the older version and it has worked great for me. When I was considering moving up to a 4-bike rack, I decided to purchase the new version instead of the add-on to my rack. The new version had the 2 main features I was looking for: individual cable locks in each arm and adjustable trays. Ordering and shipping were easy and fast. Pre-order questions were answered quickly by etrailer.com staff. I look forward to using the full capacity of this rack when carpooling to upcoming races and the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest in Lajitas, TX this coming February. My only complaint is that I wish the SKS cores for all of the locks were matched so I would only need a single key instead of 2 keys.

- Y02443-2

Seems like a solid rack. Really heavy and bulky which I was not expecting. You essentially have to mount the 2 bike rack to the car then slip in the 2 bike add-on. Lifting the 4 bike rack as assembled is doable but triccky. Still much better for my beloved bikes than the 4 bike cradle racks which beat the bikes up as they rub each other. Warning: the nut in the receiver part of the rack had steel shot beads stuck in the grease so I couldn't thread the bolt in. I had to disassemble the nut holder and pick the steel beads out with a dental pick.

- Y02443-2

I ordered the bike rack around 11pm on Saturday and it was delivered to me the following Thursday free of charge. The two boxes were in perfect condition and so was the rack. It was very easy to put together. I had read about some other customers having some trouble with the assembly but for me everything went together correctly and quickly. I took my Fuji traverse 1.1 for a test run on it around my town. It takes about 10 seconds to secure the bike to the rack. The bike was held in place very well and I’m looking forward to using it to transport my bikes back and forth from Rhode Island to New Hampshire this summer. It appears to be a very sturdy and well built rack. Too this point I am extremely happy with this purchase and I will give some more feedback after I have taken it on a few trips with all four bikes on it.

- Y02443-2

Excellent product.

- Y02443-2

In one word: AWESOME! Not only is the Yakima rack awesome, but the delivery was lightning fast and the purchase experience was easy! I bought the rack with the additional add-on and they were easy to install and use! Definitely recommend!

- Y02443-2

This is a great bike carrier. It is attractive and well built. It seems to be more heavy duty than the Thule two bike carrier I have, Yakima designed this four bike carrier very well and I am looking forward to lots of trips with the option of two or four bikes. The only problem I incurried was with the bolt that holds the carrier to the two inch hitch. The threads on the bolt and the threads on the nut inside did not easily tighten down.

- Y02443-2

I carry 4 eBikes without any problem.

- Y02443-2

Assembled and used it last night. Really sturdy and well built. Very cool looking too. Order and delivery from etrailer.com was painless and fast. We look forward to many trips with the family and our bikes.

- Y02443-2

Looks good. I just assembled it but have not used it yet. I did find that the included wrench does not work on my Chevy 2500 pickup. There is not enough clearance for swinging the wrench. The large hole needs to be on top. Also, I am missing a couple parts in the box but I am wondering if they were eliminated. Waiting for a response from Yakima. Looking forward for having it for RAGBRAI next year.

- Y02443-2

I ordeed this rack and it was high quality and was easy to put together and install on the vehicle. etrailer had the best price around.

- Y02443-2

Great rack. Great price. Delivered to my door. Enough said.

- Y02443-2

Built solid, and secure. A great addition for any family that loves their bikes :)

- Y02443-2

Exceptional quality. Better than expec ted

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

We needed a bike carrier that could handle our heavy 55 lb e-bikes. Looks like this one will do it just fine. I like the built in locking cable feature, and locked hitch bolt. Folds up nice, out of the way, when not in use.

Its a great carrier, the best, but I would like to see it produced in two models. One that rises up from the hitch, as this does, and one the s lower from the hitch, for high 4 wheel drive vehicles and front hitchs, so its lower to see over the bikes.
James O - 03/01/2021

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

It only took a couple of days for the rack t arrive after I ordered it. I was impressed how sturdy the rack is. My wife rides a Trek Townie E-bike which is heavy (48 lbs) that I needed a sturdy rack to carry it in addition to mine. My hanging rack in no way would handle the weight (Total with all the gear, 70 lbs). My new rack handled it easily. This rack has some nice features that I looked for in a good rack. It was easy to put together and install on my car. It is fairly heavy but fits perfectly in my 2" hitch. With all the bikes loaded, there isn't any sway or movement with the rack as I drive. The rack sits nice and tight in the receptor. It has security locks that make hauling bikes a safe and secure experience. The cost was a little higher than I wanted to spend but I was glad I did. I know I bought a great product that will last for many years of riding. I highly recommend this rack to anyone looking for a quality rack for their bikes.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Just finished installing my new rack. I am VERY happy with the rack from installation to loading and unloading the bikes. Also I was very impressed with etrailer. I was looking for a specific rack and and only knew of one company that offered a rack that could be expanded to hold 2 more bikes. I was about to make my purchase of the very expensive other brand when etrailer suggested I look at the Yakima. I was very impressed with their videos and could see how the rack fit on my car so I purchased the rack and everything was exactly like they explained. I look forward to using this rack for a very long time.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Seems well designed and should hold up over time. Had some paint damage from shipping but area was covered up once put together. I preferred the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike because of the U frame and easy kick button to lower rack. Lowering this rack requires you to be able to support the frame and bikes with one hand while you operate the release with your other hand. The cable locks with this rack are pretty short and you may not be able to lock your frame and front wheel at same time. I plan to use a separate cable lock so someone can't take my front wheel (29) with quick release.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Bike Rack arrived in 3days and it is great! Great service!

- Y02445

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Solid and sturdy and holds up (pun intended) to a lot of abuse. I believe I've already had this product almost a year if not more and it is showing some signs of minor rust and I lost one of the red end caps but no issues. The locking mechanism works flawlessly... My only gripe with is that it's advertised to hold up to a 3" diameter tire without issue but my bike is a 29er with 2.5" tires and you really have to push down hard the locking arms to secure the bike properly. Also, it does fit 18" kid bikes as well.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Etrailer was great to work with. They answered a bunch of questions several times over the year before I finally pulled the trigger. I like this rack. It is a great value. I have two complaints. 1) the tire clamp just barley fits over my 29 inch wheel. It does work though. 2) the built in cable lock for the bike does not have enough slack to run it through both my front wheel and the frame. Over all, it appears to be the best deal on a brand name wheel mount 2 bike rack with the option to expand to a 4 bike rack as my family grows. I don't know that I would spend any extra money to remedy those two minor issues.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

Just received my Yakama 2 bike rack for my 2012 VW Tiguan. It is very well built and simple to install. I especially like how it folds up close to the car when not in use. The rack is not heavy like the Rola that I had before this one. This was my second purchase from e-trailer and will definitely buy from them again. The staff is so friendly and eager to help. The web site is incredible, with install videos on the products.

- Y02443

Review from a similar HoldUp in Hitch Bike Racks

This is a very well made and cleverly engineered product. After a few times I am able to mount or dismount two bikes in less than a minute. The bikes are held on very securely and there is no noise from the rack moving around while driving. My only criticism is that, if you put the rack on and take it off frequently the wrench that comes with it is a joke. Just leave a 15/16 inch socket and ratchet in your car and you will be able to remove it and put it on in no time. It would be five stars if Yakima included the socket and ratchet.

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    I have a solution for you, but there are not fat tire adapters for the Yakima HoldUp 4 # Y02443-2 since Yakima has a version of this rack that carries fat tire bikes with the Yakima HoldUp Evo 4 # Y02479-2. The HoldUp Evo offers the same tilt away, fold up features and a wheel mount for the bikes which makes it ideal for carbon frame bikes. It's essentially the same rack with the larger wheel holders to accommodate fat tire bikes, so it's a great substitute for the regular HoldUp 4. I've...
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  • Wheel-Mounted 4-Bike Rack That Can Be Converted To 2-Bike Rack
    The best option for a wheel-mounted 4-bike rack that can be converted to a 2-bike rack, and will work with your family's different styles of bikes is exactly the one you referenced, the Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack for 4 Bikes # Y02443-2. The HoldUp is the perfect option for you not only because it will allow you to remove the 2-bike add-on, but also because it is compatible with your numerous types of bikes, and is able to be used with 20" to 29" wheels. It even protects your bikes from...
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  • Is the Yakima HoldUp 4 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Good for Womens and Mens Beach Cruisers
    The Yakima HoldUp 4, # Y02433-02435, is an excellent choice for your application. The 4 arms with padded hooks hold the bikes at the wheels, so the lack of a top bar on the womens bikes is not an issue. If your beach cruisers have fenders on them, the arms may not be able to hold the bikes correctly and you will need to look at a different rack style. This rack is very solid and there is a lot of space between the bikes so they will not hit each other in transit. The weight capacity...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Rack For Bikes With 14" Wheels
    There is a bike rack that will work for you, but the Yakima HoldUp # Y02443-2 will only fit wheel diameters between 20" and 29" so it will not be able to work with your bikes that have 14" diameter wheels. Instead I recommend going with a hanging rack, the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465. A hanging rack will mean you can fit any bikes regardless of their wheelbase or wheel diameter, though Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 will be needed to carry a child's bike or women's bike with a step-through...
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  • Width of Wheel Trays on Yakima Holdup 4 Bike Rack
    The wheel trays of the Yakima Holdup 4 Bike Rack will accommodate bikes with tires up to 3 inches in width. I spoke with one of my contacts at Yakima, who assured me that a childrens bike with a 38 inch wheelbase would fit with no problems whatsoever.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Short Wheelbase Recumbent and Other Bikes
    The only style of bike rack that is going to fit your recumbent is going to be a fork mounted roof rack since all of the usual attachment points on the bike are not easily accessible. Since your wheel span is pretty short a standard roof bike rack would work like the part # Y02098. For the rest of the bikes a platform bike rack like the # Y02469 would work great. Or for a rack just for 3 bikes part # TS03G.
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