The Flipside is Yamikas first hitch mountThat offers a 90-degreeTilt and features Yakimas finest arm padding withThe sliding SwitchBlade anti-sway cradle system for improved bike protection and quicker, easier loading. 4-bike capacity Compatible with 2" and 1 1/4" hitch receivers right out ofThe box Tilts 90-degreesToThe left or right for best in class rear-of-car access Premium sliding SwitchBlade anti-sway cradlesTo eliminate bike-to-bike contact and improve ease of loading Yakimas
The Yakima Flipside has a serious design flaw. The retractable pin that holds the vertical member in place does not penetrate to a sufficient depth. This allows the rack to swing to the horizontal position while driving. This happened to me and seriously damaged my bike. Yakima needs to redesign this rack or equipment, vehicles, and people could get seriously hurt.
I like what's going on in the "I Beg You, More Monstercross" thread: Drop Bar 29ers, beefed up Cross Bikes and Drop Bar Singlespeeds.
I like to see the other side of the coin.
I guess you could call it a home-brewed hybrid thread, bikes that work well in traffic, can handle dirt and gravel roads ... Read More »