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Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 4 bikes on folding dual arms with anti-sway cradles. ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps quickly and easily secure your bikes to the rack. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02458 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02458

  • Hanging Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Yakima
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Hitch Lock

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 4 bikes on folding dual arms with anti-sway cradles. ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps quickly and easily secure your bikes to the rack. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Tool-free installation with locking knob.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Anti-sway cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bike frames at 3 points
    • Prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
    • Absorb road shock and vibration with TPE padding
  • SpeedKnob provides tool-free, anti-rattle installation
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce noise and movement
    • Includes hitch pin on a braided steel lanyard
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • Quick-release TriggerFinger control lever lets you fold down arms for storage
  • Tilting design lets you easily access your cargo area
    • UpperHand control lever is mounted on front of mast for easy reach
    • Audible click lets you know that mast is locked into the upright position
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock in SpeedKnob secures rack to your vehicle
    • Optional HandCuff lock kit (Y02466 - sold separately) lets you add a cable lock to the rack
  • Arced mast design provides additional clearance from the rear of the vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with chip-resistant powder coat finish
  • Rack folds flat for compact storage


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity: 40 lbs
  • Usable length of rack arms: 25"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of mast: 11-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack: 9-1/2"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 13-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 35 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack Fully Loaded Display

The sturdy, hitch-mounted Yakima Ridgeback lets you transport 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The rack has dual arms that offer excellent bike support and anti-sway cradles with ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps for quick and easy bike loading. The mast tilts away from your vehicle for cargo area access. And installation is tool-free with an integrated anti-rattle device that locks the rack to your vehicle.


Folding Dual Support Arms

Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack Foldable Arms for Bike Securement

The Ridgeback's dual arms offer excellent bike support.


Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack Foldable Arms

And they fold down flat against the mast for parking clearance and compact storage. To fold them down, pull the grey TriggerFinger control lever on top of the mast. When you're ready to load bikes again, simply lift the arms back up until they lock into place with an audible click.


Anti-Sway Cradles with Ratcheting ZipStrip Straps

Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Anti Sway Craddles

The RidgeBack has anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact helps to prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact.


Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack Ratchet Straps Visual

Ratcheting ZipStrips let you quickly and easily secure your bikes in the cradles. These straps require none of the tugging and stretching that conventional straps require. Simply insert the strap into the buckles on the cradle, and push it down until it's snug around your bike frame. The ZipStrips can be removed quickly by pressing the release levers on the sides of each anti-sway cradle.


A layer of TPE padding on each cradle absorbs road shock and minimizes vibrations.


Tool-Free Installation with SpeedKnob

Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack SpeedKnob Tighten with Anti Rattle

The Ridgeback has an integrated SpeedKnob that allows tool-free installation. The knob controls an anti-rattle wedge on the shank. Simply turn the knob to tighten the bike rack shank in your hitch receiver. This not only secures the rack to your vehicle, but also reduces noise and movement of the rack in your hitch. An included hitch pin is attached to the bike rack shank with a lanyard so you won't lose it.


The rack works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. To use it in a 1-1/4" hitch, simply remove the red adapter and wedge extension with the included Allen key.


Easy Access to Rear Cargo Area

Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack Tilt Open Easy Access Storage

The Ridgeback's mast tilts so you won't need to remove the rack for rear hatch clearance. And the UpperHand control lever is conveniently located near the top of the mast, so you won't need to bend over to reach a lever or pin at the base of the rack.


Bike Rack Security

Yakima RidgeBack locking SpeedKnob

The SpeedKnob includes a Yakima Same Key System (SKS) lock core. This lock prevents a would-be thief from being able to loosen the knob and remove the rack from your hitch. Add a HandCuff cable lock (Y02466 - sold separately) to secure your bikes to the rack.


SKS cores can be swapped out if you own other Yakima products and want to use the same key to lock them all.


Compact Storage

Yakima Ridgeback 4 Bike Rack Lays Flat for Easy Storage

The RidgeBack easily folds flat for compact storage. Use the TriggerFinger control lever to fold the arms down. Then use the UpperHand lever to fold up the shank.


Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack Bottle Opener Display

The RidgeBack includes 2 built-in, machined-steel bottle openers in case your beverage of choice doesn't have a twist-off cap.



8002458 Yakima Ridge Back 4-Bike Hanging-Style Carrier - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Installation Details Y02458 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Y02458

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (116 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, hitch-mounted rack carries 4 bikes on folding dual arms with anti-sway cradles. ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps quickly and easily secure your bikes to the rack. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Tool-free installation with locking knob.

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One year later and I am just as happy as I was the first time I used this bike rack. From roads bikes to my big fat tire bikes, this rack handles it all. Spending the few extra dollars to get this model has been worth every penny as I like being able to open my liftgate when the rack is on the car. I have recommended this rack to multiple people over the year and recommended etrailer due to the service I received. 706200



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A very nice bike rack, great customer service and quick shipping. 274028



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The bike rack is great quality. It’s exaclty what I wanted. It’s easy to install. The customer service at etrailer.com was excellent. 603961



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Shopped around for different bike racks at different places locally and online. Prices varied quite a bit. I decided to check Etrailer because I have ordered from them before, they have a great selection and their prices are fair and quite often, as low as any you'll find. In this instance, their price was the lowest and they offered free shipping. And for a bike rack, shipping costs are not insignificant. This Yakima RidgeBack4 turned out to be a good choice and I have been extremely satisfied with it. I also purchased the HandCuff Bike Lock as an accessory and it was easy to install on the rack. I would without question recommend Etrailer for your next purchase. 152901



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A little difficult when multiple bikes are carried but still a good bike rack 361816



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I was pretty disappointed with this rack from Yakima. Assembly was straightforward and the rack seems well made, but it did not meet my expectations as far as performance. I loaded up 2 bikes, a light road bike and a moderately heavy hybrid and drove for a few hours. The road bike flailed around on the rack despite being properly secured, and I ended up with scratches on the frame. For the drive home I switched locations of the bikes and tried to protect the road bike, but ended up with new scratches anyways. I would NOT recommend this rack if you have a lightweight bike, are concerned about dinging your frame, or if you drive a sedan (maybe the airflow around an SUV would be less of an issue?). If you've got heavier bikes and you don't mind them taking a bit of a beating, this product is probably adequate. 670545



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I bought a 2015 Subaru Outback and had a Subaru factory installed 1-1/4 hitch added to my purchase. I did not know at the time that Subaru designed the hitch to fit basically only their branded products. I went to several bike stores trying to find a 4 bike hitch supported by my Subaru. I even took some home and tried to get them to work and none did. I went on the internet and googled some solutions that were either completely wrong or was a solution by some engineer who customized the bike rack. Luckily I reached out to etrailer and spoke to their phone rep. He had heard about challenges with the Subaru hitch and recalled there were a couple of 4 bike hitches that would work. He said he would get back to me. In about a 1/2 hour I got an email about the Yakima RidgeBack. I was hesitant because so many had failed but with the free return policy I gave it a shot. I am not real mechanically inclined but in about an hour I figured out how to mount it on my Subaru (it takes less than 5 minutes now that I know how). I used the rack dozens of times, even hauling 4 bikes on it. This is the second product I have bought from etrailer and could not be happier. They are fast, responsive to questions, and get it right. I 379249


Comments
The product is working out okay. The springs in two of the strap support mounts have broken. Though they still work its a bit of a hassle releasing the bike from the mount. Still really like the mount. Good solution to the limited amount of racks available to the 2015 Outback with factory installed hitch.
Pete B - 05/11/2018

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Great product, great price. Rack is very easy to install and very well made, albeit a little heavy. No assembly required out of the box which is fantastic, plus a very informative how-to video on Yakima's website. Fast shipping from etrailer - would buy from again. Thanks!! 154002



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Easy to use with reliable and confident attachment to hitch 521542


Comments
Like the bike rack very much. Easy to use and reliable hitch connection
William - 06/16/2019

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got the bike rack super fast. Had a ton of questions beforehand and etrailer staff were very responsive. The bike rack seems durable and does fit tightly in the hitch. My only concern is the obvious swaying of the bikes when they are attached to the rack - i expected them to not sway as much. We take it on our long bike trip this weekend so we will see what happens. Love that it locks into the hitch 227525


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Thanks for checking in. Still love it. Just wish that kid bikes fit better on it.
Julie G - 09/29/2016

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So far all is good. Easy assembly out of the box. Customer support from strainer is terrific. Had a question on modifying the adaptar to fit 1.25 hitch and they answered a call immediately. Product is sturdy. Looks great. And is very easy to operate. Highly recommend 938147



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Solid and sturdy. 936253



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Wry strong sturdy to support 4 bikes. Nice little bottle opener on end is just an extra!! 924822



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ok. Full disclosure. I haven't used the bike rack. My 5 stars is based on the overall customer experience working with etrailer. I had ordered a rack that wasn't going to be available for months. etrailer contacted me to let me know and suggested another option. If not for their devotion to their customers, I wouldn't have been able to get my wife this lovely rack by Xmas. To Pat C and the etrailer team... Thank you for saving my Christmas! 924166



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I ordered this bike rack for my daughter and son-in-law. This is exactly what they wanted. The process was easy and the product shipped quickly. I would certainly recommend buying from etrailer. 920501



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I have the Yakima fullback trunk bike rack and it was really good for my Honda Civic. Now when I traded in the rhe civic for an MDX i need a hitch trailer and a new bike rack. Luckily I find both in etrailer and ordered them. I’ve been using them for a year now and so far it was good. I only use two bikes for this rack so far. I made a mistake because I didnt know there was a full version of this similar to my other trunk bike that comes with built-in security cable. Next time i have to do more research. But dont get me wrong. This is a good tilt bike rack too. Check out the yakima swing arm also. 878054



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This is an excellent 4-bike rack at an unbeatable price. I very much appreciated the clear and informative videos.... 826007



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Product is great. Customer service is less than poor. 816563



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I love the product, but etrailer.com was easy to use, competitive pricing and had a great [online] video on the installation of the product I purchased. Very impressive! 816554



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Great service, great pricing. Will shop here again 816529



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The fix spacing between bikes make it hard for us the family of 4 with smaller kids. Other than that, this product is solid. 815461



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Product arrived in a week. Perfectly packaged, easy to assemble and install! Great discount and fast service. Will use again if needed. 807020



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Super easy setup, I especially like the straps that hold the bike into place they just click into their position. Not sure what the Allen wrenches are for that come with it. It's nice that it locks for security. 805776



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Love my bike rack - sturdy and easy to use, shipping was quick and no problems. Highly recommend. 802142


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    Both the Yakima BackRoad # YA44FR and the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 are excellent bike racks but I think I'd choose the BackRoad over the RidgeBack to be honest. The RidgeBack has an easier installation method with the snap pin and tool-free anti-rattle, but the BackRoad is a newer model from Yakima and uses the new 7" spacing between the cradles. While this might not seem like a big deal, I've loaded up 4 bikes on the RidgeBack before and it was almost like putting a puzzle together. The...
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  • How Should 1-1/4 to 2 Inch Adapter On Yakima RidgeBack 4 Look
    I have added a couple of photos showing how the adapter should look on your Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458, and as you can see it should be flush. If the adapter piece is sticking out you should be able to tighten it so it does sit flush, or you may need a new adapter, as it is possible yours got potentially damaged along the way, or maybe one of the screws did. Since you mentioned yours was about 4 years old you have a couple possible options for the correct adapter: - 2"...
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  • Choosing Between Yakima Y02458 Ridgeback or YA44FR Backroad on 2017 BMW X3
    The racks share many similarities as far as capacities and design goes, but in a nutshell I'd consider the # Y02458 RidgeBack to be an upgraded version of the # YA44FR BackRoad. The RidgeBack has several upgrades that make it easier to use, such as the speed knob anti rattle system which provides a locking knob at the front of the rack that takes all the slack out of the hitch/rack connection versus the threaded hitch pin on the BackRoad that you'll need to use a wrench to install/remove....
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  • Yakima Ridgeback Speedknob Replacement
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  • Will the Yakima Ridgeback 4 Fit a 2 inch Hitch
    The Yakima Ridgeback 4 Bike Rack part # Y02458 that you referenced would work great in the 2 inch hitch you have installed on your vehicle. I attached a review video for you to check out for this rack as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment...
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  • Distance Between Arms of the Yakima Ridgeback Bike Rack
    I went out into our demo bay and grabbed a Yakima Ridgeback part # Y02458 to measure the distance between the arms of the rack and found them to be 13 inches apart at the widest point measured from the outsides of the arms. Since you plan on carrying kid's bikes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this...
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