Universal HighLite Hitch Bike Rack by Yakima®, 3-Bike Gloss White. Comes in versions for 1-1/4" and 2" receivers. A mast-style hitch bike mount is easy to install, easy to load, and easy to move out of the way when you need access to the rear of your vehicle, and Yakima combined these advantages with many other user friendly features to create the lightweight HighLite Hitch Bike Rack. Weighing in at less than 20 lbs., the HighLite is one of the lightest aluminum hitch racks on the market. The rack arms include anti-sway cradles to ease loading and prevent bike-to-bike contact, and the rack arms can be folded down when unloaded with the press of a button. An integrated locking cable is included to lock the bikes to the rack, and the rack can be tilted back when unloaded for vehicle access.
- Available in a 3-bike model
- Fast and easy installation and loading
- 3-bike HighLite maximum load capacity: 90 lbs.
- Weighs less than 20 lbs.
- Available in gloss white
- Attaches to 1-1/4" and 2" receiver hitches with tool-free locking SpeedKnob; lock core and key included
- Anti-sway cradles ease bike loading and prevent bike-to-bike contact
- Integrated security cable enables bikes to be locked to rack; lock core and key included
- Optional Yakima TubeTop enables bikes with non-standard frames to be carried
- Rack arms can be folded down when unloaded with the press of a button
- When unloaded, rack tilts back for vehicle access
- Comes with detailed installation and bike mounting instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
When you don't feel like hoisting bikes onto your roof and you've got multiple bikes to carry, and if you don't have time to hassle with a time consuming rack installation, there's really no beating a mast-style hitch bike mount, and the Yakima HighLite may be the easiest to load of its kind. At a svelte less than 20 lbs., the HighLite is easy to handle so you don't have to be muscle bound to guide it into the receiver hitch. It fits both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches and it's secured with the unique tool-free locking SpeedKnob. Just install the rack tongue into the receiver until the holes are aligned, then install the safety pin through the receiver and tongue. Tighten the knob until there is no play between the receiver and tongue and lock the knob with your key.
Bike loading is just as easy. Raise the rack arms into position and load the bikes onto the cradles. The cradles slide on the bar to ease loading. Secure the bikes with the sturdy rubber straps. The cradle's anti-sway feature will keep the bikes stable while driving to prevent bike-to-bike contact and potential damage. The Yakima TubeTop (sold separately) simulates a horizontal top frame tube and can be used to mount kids', girls', and non-standard bike frames. Pull the integral locking cable from the mast and use it to secure the bikes to the rack.
When the rack is unloaded, the rack arms can be folded down to increase clearance at the rear of the vehicle and ease parking and garaging. When unloaded, the rack can also be tilted back to gain access to the rear of the vehicle. The rack arms even have integrated bottle openers for your post ride celebratory beverage! The HighLite comes with comprehensive, illustrated instructions and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.