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Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack
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- The safest and most secure racks for you gear
- Built to be rugged and reliable
- Made using the highest quality components
- Four-bike hitch-mount rack for mounting on the rear of your vehicle
- User-friendly TriggerFingers system folds easily out of the way
- SwitchBlade anti-sway cradle eliminates bike-to-bike contact
- Integrated bottle opener; narrow arms fit a variety of bike frames
- Compatible with 2- and 1-1/4-inch hitch receivers; lifetime warranty
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From the manufacturer
- L 36" x W 14" x H 44" 31 Lbs
No Better Hitch-Style Bike Carrier For The Price
We’re willing to wager you’ll never find a better hitch-style bike carrier for the price than the affordable DoubleDown. It not only carries up to 4 bikes to exciting locations, it tilts conveniently out of the way when not in use for rear of vehicle access.
Durable powdercoat finish
Keeps your DoubleDown looking great for years to come.
Tilts away for rear-of-vehicle access.
Compatible with 2” and 1¼”
Compatible with 2” and 1¼” (classI, II, and III) hitch receivers right out of the box.
TriggerFinger technology lets you fold arms down with the press of a button.
|Max Bike Capacity||4 / 5||2 / 4 / 5||2 / 3||4||4||4|
|Rear-Of-Vehicle Access||Tilt Away||Tilt Away||Tilt Away||Tilt Away||Swing Away||Swing Away|
|Bottle Opener Included||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|SKS Bike Lock Included||✓||✓||✓|
|Arms Fold When Not In Use||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Padded Arms For Bike Protection||✓||✓||✓|
|Hitch Compatibility||1.25" & 2"||1.25" & 2"||1.25" & 2"||1.25" & 2"||2"||2"|
|Individual Bike Weight Limit||40 Lbs||40 Lbs||30 Lbs||40 Lbs||40 Lbs||40 Lbs|
Gather your friends and head out on a cycling adventure with the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack. It'll hold up to four bikes with SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles that keep everything securely in place and eliminate any worries about bikes bumping and scratching along the way. The DoubleDown folds down so you can access the back of your vehicle and add a last minute cooler of tasty beverages or an extra bag of cookies for the road. No more trying to fit a cooler over the headrests in the back seat. When you're done carrying bikes, the support bars fold down and out of the way until you need them for your next adventure.
Color: One Color | Size: One Size
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The rack was installed as per the manufacturer's instructions, and the following four bikes were mounted to it, also as per the manufacturer's instructions:
Cannondale SP300 Mens 27" Fitness Bike (ALUMINUM)
Trek "Lime" Women's 26" Bike (ALUMINUM)
Trek 24" Girl's Bike (ALUMINUM)
Trek Boy's 20" Bike (ALUMINUM)
I also purchased and installed the Yakima mounting bars which are designed for the two girl's bikes, which mount between the stem and seatpost.
After a 62-mile all-highway drive, upon arrival, the portion of the rack which slides into the 2" receiver hitch had bent, so that the entire rack was now pitched downward, away from the vehicle at about a 15 degree angle.
The two arms which hold the bikes, also partially defeated the internal latching mechanism which holds them upright, and were bent about 10 degrees downward.
The main problem with the design, is that the portion which is inserted in the receiver, is positioned so far out of the hitch, that there is just way too much leverage acting on it. I have no idea what the designers were thinking.
It's really a shame that the design is so marginal, for it's intended use. It probably would be OK with two bikes on it.
But four real-world Aluminum family bikes, NOPE.
Not unless they perhaps are four, featherweight 18-pound carbon / unobtainium uber-road bikes.
The rack did slightly shake/move SLIGHTLY when driving but I found it to be acceptable. When just apply pressure to the rack when it's attached the whole car moved and there was little/no rattle from the rack itself.
Can if fit 4 bikes?
Million dollar question. I only took 3 bakes and with 3 we still had to rotate the handlebars on one of the biked. If you know how to adjust/move sections of a bike you might be able to get 4. but it would take some stubborn persistence.
All went well until we arrived in Denver for a stop and I saw the mount wobbling like crazy; the bolt attaching the rack to the hitch loosened significantly. This would have been a five star product if Yakima could find a way to keep the rack attached to the hitch without having to worry about tightening it up every few hundred miles. Unfortunately that just is what it is.
My biggest beef was when I removed the chain straps three of them had broken at some point along the ride and were no longer attached to the mount - thank goodness the bikes didn't fall off en-rout. BUT Yakima did the right thing when I called. The customer service rep seemed surprised at the issue saying he'd never heard of the chain straps giving out after one trip and promptly sent me 4 sets of chain straps to not only replace the broken ones, but all of them to be sure.
There will always be faulty items with every brand and issues when hauling thousands of miles. As long the company backs up its product (which Yakima did) they will have my business.
Lessons I learned: Check the bolt attaching the mount to the hitch every few hundred miles and make cursory checks of the straps and other attachments.