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  1. News & Reviews
    When searching for the best bike racks for mountain bikers there is a lot to consider. Today's market has a wide variety of options. To help you navigate these tricky waters, Mtbr has selected six options that have exceptional quality and functionality for carrying modern full suspension...
  2. General Discussion
    The vertical mountain bike hitch rack is set to go mainstream with the soon-to-launch Yakima HangOver, the first of its kind from a leading manufacturer. Offering a similar fork-crown perching system to North Shore Rack's mountain bike hitch rack, the Yakima HangOver is big on ease of use...
  3. General Discussion
    Rear visibility is affected a bit with three trays. What is it We've been using Yakima's newest hitch rack, the Dr. Tray, for about seven months and it has proven to be a vast improvement over the Hold-Up 2 rack. It's packed with practical features that make hauling bikes and even dealing...
  4. Misc Components
    Yakima's HoldUp bike rack introduced a handful of useful features to the hitch rack category. For 2018 they have taken it a step further with the Holdup EVO. Anyone who has pinched their fingers, smashed their hands, or thrown out their back using an older style rack will appreciate the...
  5. Misc Components
    What is it Yakima is among the leaders in bike racks in the U.S. with their long history of roof racks and now hitch racks. Very few companies can produce roof racks because of the complexity of attachments that are compatible with the hundreds of vehicles available. But hitch racks have gained...
  6. Misc Components
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    Portland-based Yakima has updated some of its most popular racks, improved its tailgate pad, and launched a cool camo version of its SkyRise rooftop tent. Here are all the critical details, launch dates, and prices straight from the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. Video: Yakima BackSwing...
  8. Misc Components
    Slight upward rise of the rack provides more clearance for steep driveways. The new Dr. Tray Rack from Yakima is a bit of an enigma. It looks massive but it weighs only 34 lbs when most of its competition comes in at over 50 lbs. Underneath the black powdercoating is 6063-T5 aluminum material...
  9. Misc Components
    Popping the tent up and down in minutes is the main allure of the rooftop tent. It's not a new invention as these tent contraptions above vehicles have been around for almost a hundred years, used in epic wildlife expeditions. But in the past few years, they've captured the attention of 4wd...
  10. Misc Components
    Yakima's new Dr. Tray is designed to accommodate anything from road bikes to fat bikes. All aluminum construction keeps weight to a svelte 34 pounds. With wheel and tire sizes varying so widely these days, Yakima went back to the drawing board to design what they believe to be the ultimate...
  11. Misc Components
    Rather than a massive SUV, Yakima used a mid-size Toyota Rav4 as the demo vehicle to show Mtbr why it believes a smaller, "expandable" vehicle is the optimum way to handle life's adventures. Rooftop tents have captured the attention of mountain bikers. They allow adventurers access to far away...
  12. Misc Components
    When walking the aisles at the Interbike trade show, it's easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest new products. But it's very possible your best option is not buying all new gear, but upgrading your current equipment. Indeed, it is often cheaper to upgrade then buy new. Take PUSH...
  13. Misc Components
    Loads the bike with front wheel on. Lowdown: Yakima StreamLine and FrontLoader Bike Rack We traveled to Hood River, OR to meet the Yakima crew and learn about their rack systems. We've reviewed their awesome Yakima HoldUp hitch rack before but we were here to learn about their rooftop...
  14. Misc Components
    We've been using the Yakima HoldUp Rack for the last four months on our Subaru XV Crosstrek and have been surprised with it every step of the way. It has served its purpose very well and has been a real easy rack to use. It's easy to move out of the way when not in use as well. When in use...
  15. Misc Components
    Summer and Kara from Yakima show us the new Yakima HoldUp and the optional HoldUp +2 (to carry 4 bikes total) that's new and improved for 2013. The HoldUp is easy to install and loads in seconds. It folds down to load the bikes and has a sliding wheel tray that allows up to 4 inches of movement...
  16. General Discussion
    Five-episode online series explores off-the-beaten-path adventures around the USA Beaverton, OR - April 18, 2012 - Yakima - the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions - and outdoor gear and adventure website GearJunkie.com are showcasing off-the-beaten-path adventures at iconic...
  17. General Discussion
    Yakima Comes Along for the Ride as Series Sponsor for 2012 New Belgium Urban Assault Ride Series celebrates bikes through a team race challenge in ten cities Beaverton, OR - March 19, 2012 - The New Belgium Urban Assault Ride™ is back for 2012, and Yakima - the innovation leader in cargo...
  18. General Discussion
    New hitch-mounted bike carrier features tool-free installation and integrated locking Beaverton, OR - March 8, 2012 - Yakima, the innovation leader in cargo management solutions, has expanded its top-selling bike carrier line with the new, hassle-free DoubleDown Ace™. The DoubleDown Ace is a...
  19. General Discussion
    Yakima & Outdoor Research Launch "The Classics," a New Series of Online Shorts Celebrating Seven Classic Outdoor Adventures From now through April 1, viewers can win Yakima & OR gear through online contests Beaverton, OR - February 13, 2012 - Yakima, the innovation leader in vehicle racks and...
  20. General Discussion
    San Juan Capistrano, Calif. - July 26, 2011 - Celebrating urban, fixed and track bike culture, Interbike is installing Portland Design Works' Circulus, a 132-foot circumference (40.2m), 45-degree wooden mini-velodrome inside the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Sponsored by Paved magazine...
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