Yakima's new hitch-mounted bike carrier features tool-free installation and integrated locking. The DoubleDown Ace fits squarely in the middle of Yakima's current lineup, and is available in 5, 4, or 2 bike configurations. As with the rest of Yakima's DoubleDown family, the DoubleDown Ace is made from powder-coated steel and the bike cradles feature robust, scratch-free plastic. The quick-release arm folds for parking and storage, and the quick-release mast tilts forward for easy rear-of-vehicle access. The DoubleDown is compatible with both 2-inch and 1¼-inch hitch receivers right out of the box.
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The DoubleDown Ace is a breeze to install, thanks to the unique and ergonomic SpeedKnob™, which attaches the rack to car quickly and without tools. The SpeedKnob also features an integrated lock to secure the rack to the vehicle.
"When it comes to bike racks, two of the top concerns are ease of use and security. TheDoubleDown Ace addresses both of those issues with its innovative feature set," said Michael Zoormajian, Category Business Manager for Rear of Car. "Just slide it into your car's hitch, give the SpeedKnob a few turns and you're ready to head off for a biking adventure. It's really as easy at that."
Additional DoubleDown Ace features include:
- SwitchBlade™ anti-sway cradles to reduce bike-to-bike contact
- Integrated bottle openers
- Optional ArmLock™ available to lock bikes to rack
- Optional TubeTop™ to carry bikes without straight toptubes
- The DoubleDown Ace is available in three sizes, with two, four and five-bike capacities: