Rated 3 out of 5 by e Yakima four bicycle rear car hitch rack
Fits four bicycles - barely. Four bicycles may withstand scratching among them.
Need strength to close/open the rubber straps around the bicycles.
Easy to assemble and disassemble; however, need tools to remove the upper "U-shape" horizontal rack part from the vertical stand. Also need tools to remove the vertical stand from the car hitch. Would be much better a design where only a pin with a key or something to such effect were necessary to remove these pieces. The U-Shape portion does not fold down when bicycles are not carried, to reduce the overall length of the car, therefore, removing it maybe more frequent than expected.
A reflective orange/red stripe or paint would be nice on the vertical stand to alert other vehicles of the protruding piece on the back of the car.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DebinMD Great bike rack.
More info on the stablecradles would be helpful. It is heavier than we expected.
October 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Minday21 Not happy with rack BUT service at Dicks service was great
Unable to pull the straps off to get bike on or off.
Very dangerous when on the back of car with no bikes on. Arms do not go down . Went to get groceries at night and in a low lit parking lot. A person walking by walked into the arms. Almost poked an eye out.
Pro. Very stable when driving when bikes are on.
Should never sell the ones that arms don't go down.
Returned it. Dick's and their employee deserve an A plus. We bought 2 bikes and the salesman was great. Love our bikes. Returning the car rack was easy and everyone was great..thank you. Will go to Dicks again..
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by larryboy much better than the first one i purchased
after trying a strap on type I purchased the Yakima Buckhorn Elite and was completely satisfied with how well it works. it is solid and secure and easy to install
October 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bikegirl44 Should have bought a Thule
Was eager to get this home and start packing our 4 bikes around! Had difficulty getting it on our standard hitch (it's on, but won't come off). Then discovered only men's bikes with top bars fit on it. I refused to buy "special bars" in addition to this expensive contraption, so we did our best to get our 4 bikes on (there's NO way someone with arthritis could use this). The rubber "bands" that hold the bikes on kill your fingers! Note: kids bikes do not fit on this either, pretty much only men's bikes. Also the pin that raises and lowers it doesn't fit well and I have to shake it like I'm getting apples off a tree to get it in and out. Very disappointed in product, wish I could return it but can't get it off my car. Save yourself the hassle.
September 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Myk Very good system.
I have bought other makes and models of these types of racks for my other vehicles and they have always done their job. Other than being a Yakima, there is nothing overly special about it. I do not mean to say that it is not quality, it is, but cheaper ones built the same way to the same thing. What all of them need to do is to add some padding on the vertical bar to prevent bumping.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by H8bogez Great product
For $180 this was a great buy. We went in to buy a Thule that was on sale for $200, plus another $40 for the hitch lock. The Thule was out of stock so we went with the Yakima and it includes the hitch lock so a net $60 savings.
Putting it together was a breeze. The hitch is snug so very little movement of the rack. Fits 4 bikes comfortably. Kid's bikes have smaller frames so they won't fit on the rack. They make a bar that will make them fit. If you have tie downs, you can rig those up and save yourself tthe $30 on the extra bar.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Famluvs2bike Great bike rack
Easy to install, use on a 1992 E-150 Ford Conversion van, bar moves enough to not block vertical doors when bikes not on it. Sturdy. Can be easily tilted down, when empty, for flip-up trunk door type vehicles. Wish we had the hitch type for the 5 bike carrier. This one fits the 1" square hitch opening. Takes a little practice to slide the bikes on the 1st couple of times but it holds them very securely.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mama K Quality
Easy to use, very stable, exactly what was expected of a bike rack. Happy buyer!!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ron Works well
Excellent quality, working very well and would recommend.
August 22, 2013