Have bike, will travel. That’s the call of a real cyclist. But when you head out for an extended ride, you’ll probably be packing along plenty of extra gear. Spare tires, first-aid kits, and coolers are essential cargo, and your Yakima FlipSide Bike Rack won’t block you from reaching it. The flipping-awesome 90° side-to-side tilt action of the FlipSide lets you get right to the rear of your auto.
Along with its convenience, the Yakima FlipSide delivers top-notch bicycle transportation. Like those cushy first-class airplane seats, the adjustable SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles are cozy on your 2-wheeler’s finish. Plus, they curb shifting while you drive, so your bikes won’t rub against each other. The arms are even narrow to work with odd-shaped frames.
For an extra dose of stability, Yakima equipped the FlipSide Bike Rack with a mighty RocSteady hitch tongue. Pulling out all the stops, Yakima also added a bottle opener, a built-in LockDown cable, and a brilliant metallic powder coat finish. Lifetime Warranty.
Our 3+ Yakima FlipSide Bike Rack customer reviews have an average rating of 4.50 out of 5 stars. To see specific reviews about your vehicle, please select your year, make and model from the drop down above.
Reviewed by Brett A (Alpharetta, GA) Reviewed for a 2012 Dodge Ram — Jul 04, 2012 4:44 AM
I'm giving this rack an excellent rating because it does exactly what it's supposed to, but there's one thing Ram owners should know (see below). Solid build, excellent protection, no worries at all when bikes are loaded -- no wobbles or shakes. And the ability to flip to either side is a nice feature (as are the hitch and cable locks). One thing for Ram owners to note: I have a 2012 Ram Crew Cab. The tailgate has a large/raised silver ram head in the center. When you have the rack flipped to the side and lower the tailgate, it won't go all the way down (ram's head rests on the rack post). It goes ALMOST all the way down, so I could see someone THINKING it was down, then hopping up on the tailgate to access the bed. Don't do it; you'll put a major dent in your tailgate. So all I'm saying is the rack is very nice and works as intended. BUT I won't risk leaving it on the truck for fear of someone dropping the tailgate down. It's easy enough to take the rack off, so the hassle factor is minimal if you're not doing this all the time.
Reviewed by jeff h (dover, NH) Reviewed for a 2003 Toyota Highlander — Apr 22, 2011 9:56 AM
This is a great bike carrier. Very sturdy and can handle the load. The rubber straps make securing the bikes very easy. The locks prevent the opportunist thief from taking both the bikes and the carrier itself.
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