Thule 916XTR T2 vs. Yakima 2443 Holdup Hitch Bike Racks (Updated) Cracks & Racks

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Thule 916XTR T2 vs. Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike (Updated)

Updated 07-01-2013.  has changed the Holdup in 2013 the introduction of the Yakima 2443

   Lately we’ve been lots of discussion about the between the Thule 916XTR T2 Rack and the Yakima 2443 bike rack.  Both of racks are tray-style, hitch-mounted bike that carry the bikes by around the front wheel.  are some several new features of the 2443 Holdup which are below.

  Of note, is the color to a glossy black finish.

In the year or two, we’ve noticed a growing trend in the of these types of bike With more and more riding full-suspension mountain “standard”, hang-style,  hitch-mounted racks, like the Thule Vertex 4 or the Yakima 2451 Ace Bike racks racks work as efficiently without the use of a adapter .

Additionally, there has a resurgence of popularity with bike carriers for the roof – the where you keep both on the bike.  This is largely due to bike forks being with thru-axles and the Cannondale forks.  With both of styles, you have to use an adapter to your fork fit into a bike rack.

Back to the hotly debated of which bike rack is There is no short answer to question,  it depends on what is important to you…so let’s down some of the design and of both so you can make an educated

First, both racks in a 2″ receiver hitch option and a 1 receiver option .  Only the 2″ option can utilize the 2 bike If you have a 1 1/4″ receiver and want a 4 bike rack, you may to rethink the rack you purchase, your capacity with 2 racks is 2 bikes.

Both have many of the same that, in the end, work the same.  For example, both will fold up vertically not in use, minimizing their behind the vehicle.  Yakima uses red buttons at the touchpoints and on the this is done by pulling out a spring-loaded knob to release the The T2 achieves this foldup by down on a gray lever and the rack up.

  From experience, the Yakima pivots a little easier, the Thule has some resistance.   the rack up in storage mode is on the Yakima, but the weight of the rack get away from you easier on the way You would also find each of the racks folds about 20 degrees, away the vehicle, so that you can access the liftback of your suv, or car with bikes loaded.

The tilts up and down by pulling the red lever

The T2 folds up and down by on a gray lever

That up the next point – both of the are heavy.  Not including the 2 bike-addon’s are available for both racks, the Holdup weighs 49lbs, and the T2 weighs in at 56lbs.  you won’t those numbers on the manufacturer’s because they’re kind of When you put on the 2 bike add-on, of these racks weighs of 80 lbs.  So if taking the rack on and off the car is important, we might suggest a rack, like a lighter, Sherpa .

From our experience. we haven’t any instability carrying bikes, or any of the racks themselves.  They are solid racks and we would be mounting a $6000.00 mountain on either rack.  We are asked question alot, and our answer is the same, if the rack wasn’t or solid, we wouldn’t carry it in our

So what’s the difference?  Surely gotta be more than a Coke vs Pepsi dilemma…and it The biggest differences – from a standpoint- are the adjustability and security.

The Holdup, while easier to and install, does not offer the adjustability as the T2.  The bike that are assembled to the horizontal on the Holdup are pre-drilled and threaded, the spacing between the bikes,  and the adjustability fixed.   EDIT The new Yakima 2443 Holdup side to side adjustability of the trays for better nesting of

  On the T2, the installer has some flexibility to the “recommended” spacing between the as well as the front-to-back distance of the tray. Why is this important?  As an one of our customers who loves his T2 came in to us adjust the spacing of the bike because some of his bikes (he has 4 racing bikes) are larger others and the handlebars and seats interfere without moving slightly farther apart and

Honda T2

From a bike security Yakima first identified locking the hookarm over the wheel of the bike won’t from stealing your Once could simple the front wheel of the bike, the bike off the back, and the front off of the front and walk away the bike. That’s why the Yakima comes with a cable that can go through all of your frames and attach to a security on the rack.

  We feel this is a smart design and is included in the of the rack.  EDIT 07-01-2013:  The New Holdup now comes with an cable lock for each that stores neatly the top of the Ratchet Arm.

Previous of the T2, (916 and 916xt)  could lock the bikes by inserting cylinders into the hookarm of the leaving the bike vulnerable.  The version of the T2, the 916XTR, addressed the and now includes a built-in cable for each bike.  Even you can purchase 2 additional lock and also lock the hookarm for added security.

In this brilliant photograhic you see the cable lock that from the Thule T2, designed to through the bike frame

The New 2443 Holdup comes an integrated cable lock for bike, eliminating the need for an cable lock

Lastly, the T2 a lock that locks the to the hitch – The Thule STL2 while the Yakima Holdup not.  Although this is an accessory – Yakima 7235 we feel a rack at this point should include a security system.  EDIT The Yakima 2443 Holdup now the Yakima 7235 HitchLock!

feature that should be is the rear wheel strap on the T2 has a – a strong tendency – to detach when not engaged by the ratcheting In fact, we have replaced strap for more people any other strap on any other rack, cause it’s so lost.  The Yakima Holdup, on the hand, has a really nice strap that is consistent the rear wheel strap seen on the Yakima Sprocket and the Yakima Forklift .

So at the end of the day, it’s unfair to say which rack is better they are both high products and when you order and either one of these racks, you have any regrets.

The Yakima is a pretty tidy package it’s folded up in its storage on the hitch

The Thule T2 is a premium mount bike rack


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