Yakima Quick Back 2 Bike Rack

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Yakima armed the Quick Back 2 Bike Rack with a labeled strap system, narrow arm design, fold-down arms, and an anti-sway system. Simply attach this rack to your trunk using the labeled straps, padded metal buckles, and tri-padded feet. Then load two bikes on and secure them in the SwitchBlade anti-sway cradle system. Use the knob to adjust the arm angles, and take advantage of the built-in bottle opener (on the edge of one arm) after your ride. *Includes glass hatch hooks for glass trunk or gate

User Reviews (4)

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Nev   Cross Country Rider [May 23, 2011]
Strength:

Light. Fast to install. Has a bottle opener.

Weakness:

The stabilizing cradle that touches the seat tube is WAY too narrow and will scratch your frame.

No. Do not buy. The stabilizing cradle that holds the seat tube is too small, narrow. Even for road bike frames. Since the seat tube can't fit in between the edges it can't set between them and it ends up scratching your frame paint, or decals or whatever is in that spot.

Oh and Yakima thought it best to not post my review on their site. I have the "review accepted" email to show they changed their mind. Check it closely if you're considering a purchase.

Similar Products Used: First trunk rack. Got it for when the wife takes the truck and I need to get bikes to the trailhead.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
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joeworrall   Cross Country Rider [Dec 09, 2010]
Strength:

goes on the car quickly, securely and with plush rubber bumpers to protect your car's paint. 2 straps to secure the bike top tube, one for the vertical tube... it's not coming off until you take it off.

Weakness:

yes it's heavy, but that means it's also durable. It is theft bait, can't leave it on the car while I ride!

Not many trunk mount racks go on and off as simply as the QuickBack, and give you the confidence that you aren't going to scratch your paint or dump your bike going over a bump. If you can find one lightly used, as I did for about half the retail price, it's well worth the price.

Similar Products Used: Rhode Gear
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
eniwetok   Weekend Warrior [Sep 25, 2010]
Strength:

The QuickBack is a heavy duty rack that weighs in at about 20lbs. Everything about it says quality construction. With its 6 straps bikes are secure and no doubt would stay that way even if a car were swerving in an emergency. It has a heavy duty security strap which after having a cheap Allen bike rack fail damaging our bikes, we now consider essential.

Weakness:

The QuickBack is needlessly heavy and expensive. The main weight baring straps are held in place on the rack only by spring loaded locks and I don't trust that arrangement. The security strap is poorly thought out and can only be used if already attached to rack! This means the trunk/hatch AND the rack have to be lifted together high enough for the security strap to fit in the space above the hatch/trunk which will then be closed providing an anchor. This is a two person job and even then the paint on my car was scratched. Because the security strap length is not adjustable if the weight baring straps failed the rack could fall… perhaps not to the ground, but no doubt it would bounce around damaging the car and bikes. Once inside a trunk, the anchor for the security strap could fall off rendering the strap useless and no one might know until it was too late. The QuickBack also says it can hold 3 bikes but the first position closest to the car was so close, the pedals would have scratched the car so only the outside two positions were useable. This rack is so expensive I fear it will be a target for thieves and where would we be if we got back to the car and found the bike rack gone? But the thought of taking off and putting this monstrosity back on each time we go biking is not worth it.

The QuickBack is overpriced, much too heavy, and has a poorly designed security strap system. It's difficult to put on and take off when using the security strap. At $200 it seems it might be a target for thieves.

Similar Products Used: Before this all our bike racks were relatively cheap. The QuickBack was a replacement for an Allen rack the straps on which failed and the bikes fell to the ground as we drove.
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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jah1545   Cross Country Rider [Jul 20, 2010]
Strength:

Security strap that attaches rack to car and is also designed to allow you to lock your bike to rack. Compact and very well built. Built in bottle openers.

Weakness:

None

Now this is a great product! Very well built product that is also designed to fit Hatchbacks. Very easy to attach to the vehicle, and secure once its there. I love the security strap and the ability to lock my bike to the rack with a cable lock. I commute 53 miles one way, with a bike attached three days a week, at speeds between 70 - 80 MPH. The bike does not move at all. I store the rack in my trunk and there's still plenty of room for other stuff. With all of the junk (Saris) that's out there, and the expense of purchasing a roof rack, this is a great option. THANK YOU YAKIMA!!!

Similar Products Used: 15 year old Thule, Saris Bones (POS!)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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