Yakima BigHorn Bike Rack Customer Reviews
11 Customer Reviews
You don’t need a chainsaw to prune a bush, and you don’t need a professional bike rack for occasional weekend trips. That’s why Yakima developed the BigHorn. This bare-bones bike rack gives you a high-quality perch for up to 4 bikes, at a price that won’t make you wince with pain.
While keeping the BigHorn Bike Rack economical, Yakima did not skimp on the quality. The standard SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles keep your 2-wheelers from rubbing and bumping into each other while you drive. And, with the pull of a pin, you can tilt your Yakima BigHorn forward to get into your ride’s cargo area.
From road bikes to beach cruisers, the Yakima BigHorn can carry a wide range of cycles without using a tube adaptor. And, you can choose between the 1 1/4” or 2” hitch models for a perfect fit on your car, truck or SUV. Yakima also backs your BigHorn Bike Rack with a Lifetime Warranty.
11 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jonathan B (LAWRENCE, KS) Reviewed for a 2013 Chevy Tahoe — Jun 15, 2013 8:48 PM
I have purchased three bike racks, which shall remain nameless to avoid defamation lawsuits, even though truth is an absoute defense. First one held bikes firmly but rattled in the hitch receiver. Second verse visa. Third, rattled at the bike bars and rubbed off the paint after about 75 miles. This one does none of the above. Solid at the receiver, solid at the bike bar and the cradles adjust so you can adjust to carrying different type bikes on different trips and protect your bike
Reviewed by Mike R (Foley, AL) Reviewed for a 2012 Toyota Yaris — Mar 02, 2012 5:25 AM
This is the best rack I've ever owned. It is stout, easy to load, and secure. It looks cool, too, mounted on the back of my 2012 Yaris! Ordered on a Friday, rack arrived MONDAY! It took maybe 15 minutes to assemble, directions were great, easy to follow. This is a great bargain for a no-frills bike carrier. I highly recommend it. I ride 4 times a week at Gulf Shores State Park BACKCOUNTRY TRAILS, and I see more Yakima carriers than any of the others because they represent a good value, are easy to use, and they secure the bike extremely well during transport. Plus.....they're well assembled with smooth-ground welds, were given an excellent paint job, quality all around. The straps are really thick and their attachment is well designed, holding the bike in place without any concerns or second-thoughts. Happy biking!!!!
Reviewed by Richard B (Sioux Falls, SD) — Oct 07, 2011 4:45 AM
I own the double down and the bighorn. Both racks very similar, however the bighorn is much better for sedans as it curves up immediately from the hitch instead of extending out horizontally, I would scrape in and out of driveways with the double down, but do not with the bighorn.
Reviewed by DALE S (Cherry Valley, IL) — Jun 30, 2011 1:10 PM
We bought and returned 2 bike racks before buying theYakima BigHorn. The previous racks did not have the stability that the BigHorn has. We a very satisfied with the BigHorn rack. Easy installation. We feel very confident that our bikes are safe and stable on this rack.
Reviewed by Joshua K (Hummelstown, PA) Reviewed for a 2008 Dodge Caliber — Apr 07, 2011 5:34 AM
Although I haven't used mine to haul yet, I have hooked it up to both the vehicle and the bike. It wobbles a bit when mounted on the vehicle (1 1/4inch hitch), but this may be due to the elbow joint I needed to make my hitch operable. Overall, it's a very nice bike rack. The only problem I've had is that my bike is a hybrid, which due to its upright frame, makes it difficult to mount. I've found that it's actually easier to mount backward on this equipment. The unit moves away from the trunk area nicely, and I don't foresee any problems.
Reviewed by Richard S (Elizabeth, CO) Reviewed for a 2005 Hyundai Elantra — Jan 25, 2011 6:31 AM
The bike rack arrived quickly and in good condition, as promised. Assembly was easy. I have only used the unit twice so it's difficult to evaluate how it will hold up long term, but it seems to be well made, and there are no problems at this point. I bought the unit to use with an older model Yakima ski/snowboard rack and it is working very well so far. The skis and snowboards stay where you put them and the entire assembly does not rattle or move around too much. I am currently using this rack on the back of my Dodge Caravan, but I like the fact that I can easily move it to any other vehicle with a 2" receiver hitch. I would recommend this product to others.
Reviewed by Sandeep G (West Bloomfield, MI) Reviewed for a 2009 Ford Escape — Jun 21, 2010 8:51 PM
Not too difficult to install. Instructions are not 100% clear on attaching the Hitch Pin - was able to figure it out. Spring washer and washer on Pin. Pin through hitch. Tighten. Push on rubber sleeve (this was not in the instructions), then install pin at the end. Was able to load up two adult bikes and 2 children bikes without problems. So far so good. I haven't loaded it up yet and taken it on the road, but I have a 13 hour road trip coming up - then we'll see how it performs.
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Asked by Anonymous
Apr 14, 2013 3:57 PM
2007 Lincoln MKX
How do you measure the hitch receiver? Straight across or diagnoly?
Answered by Nathan S. — Apr 18, 2013 4:48 PM
Hi, Measure straight across.flag Accept Answer