Yakima Double Down Vehicle Rack Review

4.67 out of 5
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November 5, 2016
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: I had this rack for 2 years. I loved it. strong, stable and compact for storage. Also can be used as a work stand

Cons: did not work with my full suspension frame. needed to use an adapter bar which was a clunky solution, it worked, but it was a PITA.

Recommendation: if your bike frame fits without an adapter, this is a good solution.

July 13, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Fold away for bed access
easy installation
locking onto the hitch
holds 5 bikes very well

Cons: the rubber straps are difficult to pull sometimes but this has been corrected on the new models with a different attaching mechanism

Recommendation: Highly recommended to anyone looking for a good bike hitch rack

April 20, 2012
Pros: Has a seatpost strap to help prevent the bikes from swinging around (but at highway speeds my two bikes still found each other). Bikes mount quickly and securely. It fits onto my jeep liberty withou the need for an extender! The gate can't open but I can still get in my glass.

Cons: The adapter that allows for mounting into a 2" hitch is aluminium and has a loose fit. Might have to replace the spaced in a few years. Sam Adams beer botttle caps cannot be opened with the beer opener! The lock kit is good to secure at the hitch but the cable will only be able to lock the bike at the end of the poles, so I use a cable lock around the main post when I haul 1 bike close to the vehicle.

Recommendation: Buy this rack to confidently haul your bikes and not for opening your beers.

December 13, 2010
Pros: Great product for all bikes. When not biking its in my toolbox of my truck. Easy to mount and easy to put bikes on. I have backed into light poles with this rack and let me tell you the light pole lost.

Cons: Loose in the mount.

Recommendation: All Bikes

November 30, 2010
Pros: Very sturdy, easy to use and mount.

Cons: Hitch tightener looses up after a while with heavy load.

Recommendation: I drag my bikes all over the country with this rack with no worries. Very sturdy.

June 4, 2010
Pros: Much simpler to collapse than other racks.

The straps used to secure the bikes are simple to use.

The consumption of post-ride brews is made easier with bottle openers at the ends of the folding arms.

Recommendation: The best part of this rack is how easily it tilts away from the back of the vehicle. It makes life easier if you're bringing your bike along with you on a trip. It's also a great rack for quick trips to the trail because you can leave the rack on and it's never in the way.

Yakima Double Down 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.