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Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack

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25 Customer Reviews

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This unit is very solid. My previous hitch mount bike racks always had a lot of play and movement...... not this unit. It is very well secured vehicle and the bikes hardly move at all when underway. Would definitely recommend.

Mac R

Great rack at a great price! This is the first time, as an Amazon Prime client, that I have ordered a non-Prime item. The rack came a few days earlier than the delivery window that was provided when I placed my order. The package was delivered by UPS and had no apparent damage or bruising to the box. The package had never been opened, all parts were accounted for and the rack pieces were abundantly wrapped with foam packing sheets. It took about 20 min. to unbox the rack, discard the protective packing and make the assembly. All-in-all, I am very pleased with the Yakima rack and the sales/delivery experience via Rack Attack.

2017 Kia Sportage 5dr


It's pretty good. Works as advertised, but there is still some play where the rack goes into the hitch. Overall, its seems pretty stable. It was easy to assemble and it's easy to load bikes. The release pin to tilt it up and down is in an awkward place and hard for one person to operate when bikes are loaded (tilting down). And no one mentions the locking pin, which is also in an awkward place and an annoying and fiddly thing to remember when folding and unfolding the rack. When titled down with bikes loaded, the rear hatch clears it easily.

2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Jorge R

Easy to set up and very sturdy..

chad b

Amazing rack. Quality robust you know it’s will last for many years if not indefinitely extremely happy with this purchase..


Used it last weekend, its solid! even fit my daughters bike. Its heavy though...


Great. Just great. Easy to install, use, and put bikes into. I wish I bought this rack years ago! Recommended to anyone!

2015 GMC Yukon XL

Don Mendoza

Easy quick rack to use??

2008 Toyota 4 Runner Sport


There is a problem with the pin engaging in the normal down position. It requires quite a bit of work to get it to fully engage. It could be a safety issue if someone like my wife is using the rack and is unable to get it to fully engage after she accesses the rear door.

2016 Mazda CX-9


I switched to this Yakima 2” hitch mount from roof racks and never looked back. This is my 2nd Hold Up (1st is still going, just wanted the new upgrades). Solid design, bikes stay in place, 1 key for all locks, bikes secure to rack and easy to flip up or down. Bikes are secure in seconds! Even if you forget to secure the rear wheel, your bike will stay in place. And it can be expanded to 4 bikes with the Plus 2!

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe / Santa Fe


New black Yakima Hold Up design offers several improvements including matching locks (1 key) and easy set-/fold-up. Bike weight limits higher than for EVO. Highly Recommend the Yakima Hold Up 2” through Rack Attack

2019 Subaru Outback Touring Wago


Stable and doesn't make a sound while driving; easy but heavy and bulky to install on hitch. Although the hitch and bikes have locks, the only way the racks are secured are with four screws. Would not want to leave it out for an extended amount of time without somehow adding better security.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Quality build

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


Works great and I like Yakima warranty.

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek


I've had hanging style bike racks before--this rack is better for a couple of reasons. It is able to carry a larger variety of bikes, like those without a crossbar. And the hitch attaching mechanism with the screw-in bar securing it to the hitch helps stabilize the whole carrier so there is less rattling while driving and the bikes seem more stable also.

2013 Audi Q5

John D

One word... FANTASTIC! I have the Frontloader, but when I purchased an SUV, the roof height became an issue. Having many years of great experience with Yakima, I added a hitch to my vehicle and purchased the Holdup. I could have purchased a cheaper "Internet knock-off-carrier", but you get what you pay for. The Holdup assembled very quickly and holds my bikes extremely securely... NO wobble as I drive down the road. There is absolutely ZERO hitch rattle due to the insightful design of the hitch bolt... well done. Yakima has out-done themselves with this carrier... It is worth every penny for the peace of mind knowing you aren't going to get hurt loading/unloading from an SUV roof, and that your bikes are safe and secure. GREAT JOB !!!!!

2008 Subaru Forester

joe cimer

Customer left only a rating.

2009 Subaru Tribeca


The bolt that connects the rack to the hitch does not fit properly and will not bolt in all the way. Other than that, the rack is great.

2005 Lexus RX330


very solid, well built and reliable rack

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander


Secure fit in hitch and holds bike well. Love that it also has a lock for the bike, and that the tires can't move freely. Easy to put together and install - the hardest part was getting it out of the box.

Tom D

Great rack. Solid design, and very well made. Holds the bikes securely, and connects solidly to my Jeep. Definitely recommend this rack.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Geoff Bird

Customer left only a rating.

Anonymous Buyer

Quality rack with integrated bike locks. Very pleased.


I love Yakima products but this one is not one of them. I own a hitch mounted yakima that swings away and good for 4 bikes. Also use a ski carrier on the same bike rack. very good bike rack, but hard to mount 4 bikes with busy frames on. So we went for this bike rack and its extension. Our swings away bike rack was perfect except the bike mounting part. easy to access the rear door with/without the bikes on it. The new bike rack is completely the opposite. The only good part is bike loading and rest is pure disaster. This is a heavy rack with 4 positions (which is OK), but release system is a stupid one. Imagine the bike rack in vertical position and you want to bring it down to load the bikes. If you release the pins and not holding to the bike rack (on a down hill or a lose grip), it goes forward and hits the rear of the vehicle hitch door. Very stupid design. Next issue is the safety pin cord. it is secured to the main hitch by a flimsy plastic pin that does not last a week! Next issue is bringing the bike rack up to vertical from horizontal. you have to release the locking pin while playing with that heavy 4 bike rack. So imagine bending your back 90� (worse position), pulling the pin out with your left, while lifting the bike rack with your right hand up and down. as soon as pin gets released, then you need to lift the entire load with your right arm and your backbone at 90� will most likely snap after a week! This is just rack with no bikes on it! now imagine it with bikes. I usually go out with my kids (6 and 7) and we have 3 bikes on the rack. I have to ask my kids to pull the pin in/out while I am lifting the bike rack at the end. Next issue is the down park position to access the rear hitch door. Same issue. You have to lift the entire rack with your back at an awkward position. part of the rack that holds the tires folds on the rack to take less space (while rack is at vertical position). they suppose to be locked but only 1-2 mm of plastic interference holds them down. after hard braking, they pop open and bang to the rear hitch door/window. I ended up putting a bungee cord to keep them in place. So 1200+ tax and all the pain living with this thing? I called Yakima and asked them the question. They said they will pass it to the design department to consider it!!!! If they had: 1. a nice screw lock for a secure rack locking in different positions 2. Solid tension cord lock to the hitch (safety pin) 3. a handle at the end of the rack to lift it and release the locking pin while standing at the end of the rack (rather than bu the hitch) 4. a stop to prevent the rack to pass vertical and hit the rear hitch door. 5. a secure lock system to prevent tire support to open during braking. (rack in vertical position) Then it was a ultimate bike rack. But with these 5 design issues, it is a disaster to live with.

2007 Audi Q7

Kevin L

The best bike rack available in my opinion. It is easy to use. Love the new improvements added to the 2013 version. Love it being all black color in this newest version.

About Yakima

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