Yakima TerraGate 2 Bike Rack

DESCRIPTION

Best value in a Swing-Away Hitch rack--carries up to two bikes with new adjustable, padded Rattler Strap Craddles. Solidly fits a 2" receiver hitch with threaded hitch pin. Offers integrated bike frame stability. Convenient foot-pedal release triggers easy swing-away access to back of vehicle; built-in stops keep bikes from touching. Upgrade to four-bike capacity with Rattler Strap Cradles, sold separately. Upgrade security, visibility and frame fits with StrataLock, RocReflector and Tube Top Adapter accessories, all sold separately.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 11, 2004]
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Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Rattler no sway mounts. Keeps you having to waste time with straps to prevent swaying. Also the swing-away feature enables me to access the rear of my vehicle (CRV with door that swings to the right and tire that is door mounted).

Weakness:

Arm does not swing down when bikes not on.

The price was good for all the features - swing-away hitch, ratcheting mounts, and works well with Honda CRV constraints. BTW. The way to get a good deal on Yakima and Thule bike racks is to first go to Ageebike.com which sells these products for 20.5% below MSRP. Then present this information to Rackattack.com which will take another 5% off as part of their low cost guarantee.

I was able to buy the Terragate 2, Quick Hitch, and an extra Rattler mount, all for less than $300!! - and with free shipping. Using the above method, the ROC-N-Gate is less than $355.

[Jun 18, 2004]
Ben
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Swing away completely clears tailgate, locks in place so it won't swing back unexpectedly.

Weakness:

RattlerStrap cradle not so effective for Y-frame bikes; tube-top adapter allows some sway.

Nice rack, great swing-away feature. Very stable for traditional (straight top tube) frames, not as great for y-frame bikes. Hitch mount also garners fewer dead bugs than the roof rack, and makes no noise. Can accomodate up to 4 bikes, but gets very tight. I wouldn't try more than 3.

Similar Products Used:

Thule fork mount roof rack

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