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    Thule Vs. Yakima

    I am interested in the hitch mount racks. I am debating between the new thule T2 or the new Yakima Holdup. Which one is best? Why? Does anyone have any experience or know anything about these racks?
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    I've a Thule for 5 years and it yet works fine.

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    I stuck with Thule for a long time but was never really happy with the stuff. My buddy used the Yakima stuff which IMHO was better quality. I now use a Saris hitch mounted setup. It works great!

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    What model Saris you you have?

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    As owners of all three brands-I'd say Thule and Yakima are equal, Saris I'd say is as good at trunk/hitch mounts and a bit cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockybod
    What model Saris you you have?
    Not sure its a hitch mounted one that holds two bikes and has the option for two more. The only thing I will warn you of is be careful of you're spare is mounted to the tailgate like on my Jeep Liberty. I have to take a pedal off to put the innermost bike on.

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    I chose the T2 because as far as I could tell the yak doesn't offer side to side adjustability - if one bikes handlebar interferes with the other bike, it appears you are SOL.

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    I got the T2

    I decided to go with the T2. It has adjustability front to back and also tilts down with bikes on it for rear access of vehicle. The Holdup doesn't seem to have these features. The T2 has really durable wheel trays and the straps that hold the rear tires on ratchet on, so I don't think there would be a problem with losing those. All in all it looks like a pretty sweet setup! Now I just have to wait for it to get here...

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