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Will Yakima Y02457 RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Require Adapter Bar for Women's or Mountain Bikes


Hi, looking at the Yakima Ridgeback 2. Do I need an accessory bar to hold mountain bikes or women’s bikes?


Expert Reply:

The answer to your question will depend on the actual geometry of your bike's frames. If the women's bike has a step through frame, you would indeed need an adapter bar like # 64005 in order to prevent the bikes from being carried at a sharp angle that would compromise ground clearance or put one of the tires close to the exhaust pipe. If the women's bike has a more standard type frame, given the height of the GX460 you'll most likely get by without one. If the mountain bike has a generally horizontal top tube, you'll be fine but if it has a hybrid type frame I'd consider going with an adapter.

I'll link you to a demonstration video for the RidgeBack and the adapter bar.

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Mike L

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