Yakima StickUp Hitch Bike Rack Customer Reviews
31 Customer Reviews
Sweating your way up a steep mountain grade or across a rocky backcountry path is rewarding. Wasting your time and energy loading bikes onto your auto is not. Yakima knows that you want to spend more time pedaling than fumbling with a roof rack, so they invented the StickUp Hitch Bike Rack. It fits into your hitch receiver, giving you fast access to an ultra-secure bike carrier.
Road bikes, mountain bikes, and beach cruisers can all fit into your Yakima StickUp Hitch Bike Rack. Each cradle adjusts independently, so you can carry a 59cm Bianchi and a 49cm Trek at the same time. Plus, the Yakima Stickup is ideal for carrying bicycles with elaborate fenders, custom frames, and even banana seats. Best of all, 10-seconds is all it takes to load a bike onto your Yakima StickUp Hitch Bike Rack.
On those unfortunate drives when you’re not hauling your bike, the Yakima StickUp folds up and out of your way. Plus, its lightweight frame is easy to remove from your hitch when you need rear access. Lifetime Warranty.
31 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Dat D (BARLING, AR) Reviewed for a 2012 Toyota Tacoma — May 22, 2013 8:42 PM
Very nice looking rack and great value. Has higher weight capacity than its Thule competitor. My annoyance comes from rack not tilting down far enough for my 2012 Tacoma Prerunner tailgate to open all the way. While folded up middle section freely swings into tailgate potentially scratching paint. I also wish there was 2" or 1-1/4" specific hitch option instead of the weaker all-in-one. Tip, buy 2 Masterlock hitch locks from autopart store to save $$ and for security. Get the lock w/ 1/4" pin.
Reviewed by Thomas L (OSCEOLA, WI) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford Fusion — Apr 11, 2013 9:56 AM
Many other styles allow the wheels to turn, wear on the cross bar, allow multiple bikes to bang together. Not this one. The quality is solid and well built. I like the fact that it comes with 1 1/4 inch receiver and an ada to a 2 inch is provided. I currently have vehicles with both sizes. I knocked off one star due to the fact that I have a bike with 29 inch wheels and the rear tire cradle does not support that size. As a result it leaves a gap below the tire.
Reviewed by Frank C (ODESSA, FL) Reviewed for a 2013 Lexus RX 350 — Jan 17, 2013 3:11 AM
Very simple to install. Seperate from be an excellent way to haul your bikes, my favorite feature is that it folds up and stay out of the way when not carrying a bike. This allows me to leave it on permanantly while adding a sporty look to the vehicle.
Reviewed by John E (Northumberland, PA) Reviewed for a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer — Jan 12, 2013 7:27 AM
This rack is easy to put on SUV. It is a little heavy, but is solid. No movement with the bikes mounted on. Yakima forgot to put the strap in the box but one call to customer service and they are sending one .
Reviewed by Nancy C (Fort Smith, AR) Reviewed for a 2006 Toyota Highlander — Oct 01, 2012 5:52 AM
This is the first hitch mount bike rack I have ever had. I choose it because it sounded like the easiest one for me to load/unload my bike, friends had praised Yakima's quality, and I have not been disappointed, I have not had a problem so far. The only improvement I recommend is the bolt that goes into the receiver be one that can be locked and be included in the price since finding a good lock has been a fruitless search so far.
Reviewed by Karen M (CHARLESTON, WV) Reviewed for a 2008 Toyota Highlander — Sep 09, 2012 5:26 PM
Quick and easy to install-especially for those not mechanically inclined. Bikes are easy to load and unload. They stap in very securely and there's no sway, even on bumpy roads. We are very pleased.
Reviewed by Gary J (NEENAH, WI) Reviewed for a 2007 Mercury Milan — Aug 10, 2012 12:25 PM
More than one of the parts came out of the box scratched, not too bad, but obvious damage from shipping most likely. Decent instructions and assembly went well. One design feature that I would change is when loading the first bike, the closest one to the vehicle, you have to have the hold-down hooks vertical. They won't clear the front tire if they're horizontal when loading. Therefore you have to maneuver the bike around the hooks and avoid scratching the vehicle with the bike. It's kind of awkward and depending on the weight of the bike, could be difficult for a smaller person (I'm 5'10" and 225)The outside rack loads much easier and there are no issues. This rack is heavier than the one it replaced, around 50 lbs. When not in use it folds up nicely and hangs on the wall of the garage.
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Asked by Ian F.
Feb 24, 2013 3:23 AM
How much does it way? How does it compare to the XTX swagman carrier? Is it well padded so it does not scratch the bikes?
Answered by Nathan S. — Feb 26, 2013 1:05 PM
Hi Ian, The Yakima weighs 57lbs and is a bit lighter than the Swagman. Both are padded and will not scratch your bikes.flag Accept Answer
Asked by anne r.
Jul 30, 2012 7:08 PM
could I adapt this to carry my Rans Stratus XP?
Asked by don b.
Jun 23, 2012 3:19 PM
will this rack handle both men and womens Trex mountain bikes
Asked by Laurel E.
Apr 08, 2012 5:01 PM
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Will this rack hold a girls securely in place? The center mast appears to require a center horizontal bar in order to secure the bike in place
Answered by Michael K. — Apr 09, 2012 10:04 AM
Hi Laurel, the rack adjusts up and down to grip the top tube of most bicycles, but some kids or girls bike frames may be too small. It's hard to give an answer, since it varies from bike to bike. We do; however, offer a selection of top-tube adaptors that let you mount just about any bike to a bike rack. Check these out: Softride Top Tube Bike Frame Adapter Thule 982 Frame Adapter CURT Bike Beam Surco Conversion Barflag Accept Answer