Whether you own a fat bike, mountain bike, carbon road bike, gravel bike, cross bike, or all of the above, Yakima now has a rack for you. “Since the new cycling standard is that there is no standard, we know we must fit it all: thru-axles of all sizes and shapes, tires of all sizes and widths, and all kinds of frame geometries,” remarked Joel Grabenstein, Category Director. With its 2017 bike rack collection, Yakima adds a new tray hitch rack, Dr.Tray; two top of car fork mounts, HighSpeed and ForkChop; and an upright bike mount HighRoad.
The Dr. Tray hitch rack is extremely versatile, accommodating road, mountain, and fat bikes with 5” tires. Made of light yet durable aluminum, it is the lightest two-bike rack in its class. You get 18 inches of clearance between bikes, minimizing potential damage from pedals gouging paint or brake levers cutting saddles. This clearance also allows Dr.Tray to carry a full load of fat bikes.
The trays themselves are fully adjustable even after the bike is loaded — QuickChange levers lets you slide the trays side-to-side and front-to-back. Just flip the levers and slide the trays along either axis.
Dr. Tray attaches to your car via the locking, tool-free SpeedKnow and it can tilt down for rear of car access, even while fully loaded. The hitch rack comes with an SKS cable lock system that secures both wheels and the bike frame.
The rack comes in both a 2″ hitch and 1.25″ hitch version, weighing 24 pounds and 40 pounds respectively. It completely collapses for easy storage – including the tongue – and has a built-in handle for transporting.
Yakima’s Dr. Tray hitch rack retails for $579 and will start shipping soon.
If you are off on a multi-bike adventure, you can add an EZ+1 ($229) to carry a third bike. Easy to put on and take off, its elevated design helps maintain bike clearance (11-inches) without having to expand the rack’s width. Like the Dr.Tray, the EZ+1 includes a SKS cable lock system that secures both wheels and the bike frame.