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If your definition of pumping iron doesn???t extend to the ???clean-and-jerk-the-bike-onto-car??? move, invest in the Yakima Hold up Bike Rack for fast, easy, low-effort loading of one or two bicycles. The Hold Up comes with the LockUp to secure the bikes to your rack when you hit the diner to fuel up on hash browns and bacon before a day on the trails. Yakima thoughtfully included an integrated bottle opener so you can pop a cold one after the ride.

  • StrongArm bracket securely holds bike of virtually any size without contacting the bike frame
  • Easy Premium Pin release enables tray to fold up when not in use
  • RocSteady hitch tongue provides a stable, secure ride for your wheels
  • Available in either 2" or 1 1/4" hitch receiver model (depending on inventory)
  • Fits bikes with 14-29in wheel diameters

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Excellent bike rack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Easy to follow instructions for assembly. I've mounted bmx to 29er with no issues. Not easy secured with cable lock if you have more than one bike on the rack. Have had issues with the mounting bolt at hitch backing off. The rack folds up out of the way when not in use. Very secure bike mount. Driven down extremely rough roads without worrying about bikes coming off the rack.

Great for cruisers (bad for locking)

    This bike rack is sturdy and since it doesn't rely on the top-bar being straight or reasonably level, is great for cruisers. I have no worries about the stability of my bikes once on board. There is, however, no good locking mechanism. It would be nice if there were integrated locks on the StrongArm bracket (fully aware that someone could still just deflate your tire and steal your bike). Instead, you have to figure out the best way to run a cable through your bike's guts without leaving too much or too little length.


      Best rack I've ever owned. Takes under 10 minutes to assemble, 1 minute to attach to your hitch, and about 10 seconds to load up each bike. Securely holds everything from my BMX to my 29er to my 50lb downhill rig, without them bashing into each other (even on bumpy roads).

      Yakima, thank you.

        I really think this is a good product. I have had lots of experience with the T2 from Thule but I came across a good deal, (like the one here on this site!!!), on the HoldUp, so I went for it. Im running the 1 1/4" hitch option and it is sturdy with 2 bikes at around 30lbs. each. I think its a bit lighter than the T2 as well. It folds up all nicely but the only complaint I have is that is seems to wiggle a bit on the main pivot point when the rack is in the upright and unused position. I put a thick piece of rubber with adhesive back on a strategic spot to tighten up the wiggle, but I am pretty anal about that stuff. You might not care. All in all a great rack. Get one for you and all your friends if you got the dollars!

        great rack

          Spendy? Yes. One of the best bike racks ever? Yes. I have been running one of these for a few years now, and it has held up quite well. No worrying about what thru axle you're running or if you have your 29er for the day. This rack will hold it. It's solid, and it doesn't swing around much (Note: I am only running the 2 bike option not the 4 bike one). The bikes don't hit each other either. The hitch rack is the way to go if you're short or space out about bikes being on your roof as you pull into a garage. Plus it has a bottle opener! Simply put, this is an awesome bike rack. You're spending thousands on bikes, you might as well buy a nice rack and keep them.

          Hold Up + 2 On the Park City Shuttle Jeep

          Here's the jeep pretty loaded, sometimes a 4 bike rack just ain't enough. The custom mounting offers more clearance which is crucial when I add 4+ 50lb DH bikes and a gaggle of dirt bags to the mix.

          Hold Up + 2 On the Park City Shuttle Jeep

          Hold Up + 2 on the shuttle rig

          The receiver on my shuttle jeep was mounted upside down to offer more clearance when my 4 bike hold up is loaded weighing things down. And while I questioned the included flag at first, the rack sticks so far out it's not a bad call. Besides, It call attention to how rad my rack is.

          Hold Up + 2 on the shuttle rig


            This rack is great. I love the hitch mount. When I had a suspended bike rack I lived in constant fear about losing my entire load on the highway and causing carnage. The easy way to just set the bike into the wheel slots and press down on the levered arm cannot get any simpler. And the rack can cantalever down further to get into the back of our minivan, so access to the back of the car is not restricted.

            Nice Rack!

              I really like this rack. I added the +2 Add On, so that my rack now holds 4 bikes. This is one of the best racks on the market, because it keeps your bikes from rubbing and bouncing all over each other. It keeps your bikes steady, and it keeps them from falling on the ground.When you convert this rack to the 4 tray version it does become rather heavy, so I keep it attached to my car most of the time. it does Fold up against the back of your car so it isn't really in the way if you don't use your trunk that much. I don't regret for a minute buying this rack, since it is the best bike rack I have ever used.

              Oh can carry any shape of bike because of how the arm attaches to the tires rather than the frame. The cable lock only locks the first 2 bikes lock the 2nd 2 bikes you will need a 2nd cable.

              Hey, nice rack!

                Yakima hit a home run with this one. It leaves nothing to be desired and can carry just about ANY bike you can think of. It keeps your bike securely behind you car and out of the wind and bugs. The integrated lock cable is nice as it allows you to lock your bike, rack, and car all together in one. The anti-wobble hitch pin works very well and the fold up/down feature keeps it out of your way when not in use. Peace of mind is what this baby gives you, and when your bike costs as much or more than your car, thats what counts. The only con is the stupid wrench that yakima provides you with, the socket that fits the hitch pin is useless as it is too far down the lever to not interfere with your safety chain hooks but thats no biggie if you have a 15/16 box wrench. Big ups to Yakima on this one

                I've finally replaced my 25-year-old...

                I've finally replaced my 25-year-old mountain bike with a step-through hybrid, complete with fenders. Would this rack work, especially given the fenders, or what would be a good rack to go with. I used a roof rack all these years, but now don't want to lift my heavy bike that high regularly. Thanks for any advice.

                Hello, Just received my Yakima Holdup...


                Just received my Yakima Holdup bike rack and noticed that is for a 1.25" and my RH400h has a 2" receiver. Is their a 2" option that I can purchase from Yakima?

                CAN YOU attach the Hold up to the Versa...

                CAN YOU attach the Hold up to the Versa Haul for motor scooter (has hitch)?

                Can I open the back of my SUV without...

                Can I open the back of my SUV without removing my bike from this rack?