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Yakima Hold-Up 1.25in


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    Start your two-wheeled love affair off right with the Yakima Hold-Up 1.25in Hitch Rack. This rack is ideal for compact sedans, hatchbacks, and smaller vehicles equipped with a 1.25-inch trailer receiver. Carrying two bikes without scratching paint or damaging carbon frames, the Hold-Up clamps down over the front wheel with its StrongArm design. Side-to-side tray adjustability prevents the bikes from rubbing into each other at highway speeds. Ratcheting wheel straps alleviate excess movement when you're driving over bumpy roads and rough terrain.

    Locking the rack itself and your valuable bikes, the included SKS hitch and bike locks bring peace of mind when you're pulling off for gas and food. The rack tilts down for access to your rear hatch or trunk, which is especially convenient for organizing and retrieving gear. Plus, it folds up when it's not in use, allowing you to drive through traffic and park without clearance issues. Please note, the Hold-Up is compatible with smaller bikes with 20-inch wheels up to 29-inch mountain bikes. However, it doesn't work with fat tire bikes or fender-equipped cruisers, due to its wheel-clamping design.

    • Mounts to 1.25-inch receivers
    • Holds two bikes, up to 120-pounds total
    • StrongArm design clamps over front wheel (no frame contact)
    • Ratcheting straps secure each wheel
    • Included SKS hitch and bike locks
    • Side-to-side tray adjustability
    • Tilts down for rear vehicle access
    • Folds up when not in use
    • Item #YAK002B

    Tech Specs

    Bike Capacity
    1.25-inch receivers
    Locks Included
    yes, SKS lock cores
    Part Number
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 5

    Yakima Holdup

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I put this bike rack on the back of a prius and it works great! I've owned the Holdup in the past and its one of the easiest bike racks to use. The platform style keeps the bikes from hitting the ground and hitting each other. It would be nice if they made the tilt lever on the back of the rack like the DR. tray and the Thule T2 Pro XT but still is easy to reach.

    >Rating: 5

    Nice Rack!

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    First off, I have the rack that mounts to a 2" receiver because I drive a truck, but the rack is constructed the exact same. I've had this now for half a season now and I absolutely love it. In addition to carrying your bikes without mounting to the frame like the majority of other hitch racks, this rack is extremely durable. I often combine my bike rides with weekend camping trips that many times involve driving on rocky two-track roads, which naturally are very hard on your bike rack. The Hold Up can handle it no problem!! I've been on multiple trips bikes have come loose. I've even seen the master bolt that mounts the hitch to the receiver break and an entire bike rack fall of the back of my friends Tacoma. Thankfully the Hold Up uses ALL oversized stainless steel bolts I have never had an issue. I always check along the way to make sure as the bikes are tossed around nothing gets loose, and I've found to somewhat of a surprise, they've always been nice and snug just the way I left them. My only complaint about the bike locks. The cable is too short! I have a SC Bronson and I can barely run the cable through the frame. Some of my friends with a slightly larger frame do not have enough length in the cable to run it through the frame and have to just run it through the fork which really does nothing to prevent your bike from getting stolen. Other than the bike lock, this is a great rack.

    >Rating: 5

    Great rack

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Replaced an old rack that mounted to the hatch of my car via awkward straps, this is a huge improvement. Installation was simple. It's extremely sturdy and easy to load / unload bikes. Bottle opener is nice to have.

    >Rating: 5

    Bottle opener Included!?!

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have used this a bit and love it. I use the 1.25inch on my Subaru Outback, I like the tilt function on this and with the bikes mounted on, you can still get into the trunk area of your car. Fits a lot of different wheel sizes as well. I usually mounted a 29er on there and fit fine. The intergrated locks is great and the hitch can also lock as well. Theft proof, I would recommend a extra U-lock if you are going to leave your bikes out for extended periods. feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.

    >Rating: 5

    Best in Class Bike Rack

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've owned many racks including the Thule t2, Kuat Sherpa, and Saris Freedom 2, and have come to like the Yakima hold up as my go to for my Mini Paceman. Each rack has its own peculiarities and I have learned over time what I look for in a rack. First off, how the rack is put together and the finish of the materials are super important. Being extended beyond the rear axel, bike racks take a lot of abuse from both movements and vibrations of the vehicle, and the elements of the road. Yakima paid attention to this with oversized stainless bolts all with locking washers, high quality finish- no chipping of paint occurred when assembling the rack and is still holding up- and a simple design. It is very robust, which has been tested thanks to a few pot holes and water bars that Mini's don't handle very well, but the Yakima held up just fine. All of the tray style racks I have used have performed great for their intended use, but didn't meet my expectations for longevity. So far the Yakima has proved to be much more resilient in the endurance department. Some areas that I could see improvements would be with the integrated locks, which could be a bit longer and have a more thoughtful way to be secured when not in use. Also, the pin to fold the rack up and down is the one nuance that you will get used to but is still awkward every time you have to get the rack in the up position. There's a pinch point that will grab some skin and the pin is a bit of a grunt to pull out. I like this for added strength, but a larger pull knob would really help to grip it with less effort. This is a great rack, and looks real stealthy behind my Paceman. I like how low profile it sits when its all folded up. I tucks up between the tailights and sits just below my rear view window so I have full visibility. The gloss black color is a clean finish that won't detract from a luxury car. I think the matte silver option is a more rugged look imo. A great rack that is definitely worth the investment.

    >Rating: 5

    Holds Em Up

    I've been using my friend's HoldUp for a few years now and it works great. I bought a new whip this summer and bought this accessory so I could easily load up and head to the trailhead. The design doesn't scratch up your bike's paint. There are cheaper bike racks out there but treat your bike right and transport it without being hard on your bike or your vehicle. It has a It also doubles as extra cargo storage if you need more room.

    >Rating: 5

    Hassle free bike carrier!

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I picked up the Hold-Up because I was tried of loading bikes on my roof rack and the gas mileage with 2 bikes on the roof was less than ideal. Loading the bikes on this rack is so much easier, and takes way less time. The integrated bike locks are comforting for when you have to leave your bikes on the rack for a short period of time. I would never recommend leaving them on there for too long, but they will definitely deter crimes of opportunity. The rack has a tilt function that allows access to the rear door even with 2 bikes loaded up, and to top it off there is even a built in bottle opener to assist you with that post ride beverage. If you have any questions about this rack, or any other bike racks on the site, please contact me directly.


    Thanks for throwin down a photo. It really helps to see how it performs vs a floating photo of the bike rack in a white background. Looks good! Nice bikes btw.

    >Rating: 5

    Doesn't extend beyond car width

    Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Holds 27.5 and 29er bikes in place. Super easy to load and unload bikes. The biggest selling point to me was that it doesn't extend outside the footprint of our Toyota Matrix when it's not in use. This prevents decreasing our already mediocre mpg. Also, it doesn't look goofy. God I miss my WRX.


    What is the maximum tire size that the front wheel baskets can contain?