Its stable, and you can shift the bikes back and forth on the rail by simply rolling the bike, and its easy to find a position where bikes installed next to each other do not touch. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Two and Three bike configurations are available. Somebody has created a way to keep bikes from bashing into each other while on a hitch rack! Rack is very big for when third bike attachment is installed. Pull the lever to raise and lower the entire rack. Yes, there are lots of options out there, but the Dr. The spring tension on the pull lever to raise and lower the entire rack was very stiff.
One of the major ways that mountain bikes get damaged on a rack is from bike-on-bike contact, the rubbing of the frame or components against one another bike due to road vibrations. It caught our eye because it seemed to solve many of the troubles that one often encounters when using a hitch rack. About the author: The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. The hitch rack that adjusts to your needs We first spotted the new pinnacle of Yakima hitch racks at the Interbike Show last year. Pin for fail-safe is included.
To eliminate this, Yakima has made the trays themselves three inches longer and has also changed the shape of the wire form on the front tire cradle so that it more easily contacts the front tire on smaller-diameter wheels. A more stable rack base would also make it easier to adjust the trays—the key selling point of the Dr. This is also fixed for 2018, but I did find a trick to make the action on the lever easier on the 2017 model, in case you already own this rack. Anyway, I think this is the best 2- or 3-bike tray on the market. There is a cable lock that uses a Same Key System and is tucked into each of the two bike trays that secure onto the only bolt that keeps the tray from being removed.
Yakima At Yakima, we believe the outdoors is more fun when shared. On my 2017 model, the button for the main front wheel clamp can be difficult to work, since you need to push down hard while simultaneously pulling up on the clamp. Locking cam is twisted tool-free until wobble is gone. Still, even in its present form, the Dr. In addition to these features there is also a conveniently located carrying handle for when you need to store your Yakima DrTray Bike Rack.
Rails slide in all directions. Tray could be the perfect solution. What is it is among the leaders in bike racks in the U. As the name suggests this is a tray style bike carrier which can accommodate up to three bikes. The built-in cable locks, while definitely not burly enough to turn away a determined thief, are more than adequate to protect against casual passersby. When it comes time to ratchet down the front tire clamp, it can be difficult to push down and get a tight enough clamp, especially on a high-volume tire, since the rack gives so much.
When the rack is down and in the bike carry position, begin pulling on the gray handle and lift up slightly on the rack at the same time. But hitch racks have gained popularity among mountain bikers because of their ease of use, improved gas mileage, and less chance of a tired cyclist crashing their bike into their garage door roof. Thanks to for providing the for review. Yakima proudly claims that the Dr. I also noticed that some bikes would shift in transport—not coming out of the rack, but rocking back and forth in the cradle. Adjustable trays make spacing your bikes quick and easy.
Rack is ready to take on any kind of bike. But for the new platform, they wanted tool free versatility and the ability to handle all tire sizes, including fat bikes. If you haul more than one bike they will move and scrape against each other unless you pad them and bungee extensively. This not only acts as security for the bike, but also from disassembly of the rack. The Analysis When I first saw the Yakima Dr.
Tray hitch rack to be the premiere rack for eliminating bike-on-bike contact while driving to the trailhead. The front clamp works perfectly on a fat bike, and while the rear ratchet strap is just barely long enough to get around the Schwalbe Jumbo Jims on my fatty, it makes it. The big story with the Yakima DrTray Bike Rack is that the bike spacing can be adjusted laterally in both directions after the bikes are mounted thanks to a sliding tray design. Plenty of ratchet strap, right out of the box. My travels have taken me across the United States multiple times, and now, around the world. Tray seems to have simplified it best. Issues that Have Already Been Fixed I ran into a few issues that, I found out at Interbike 2017, have already been fixed on the 2018 model of this rack.