Yakima has been making bike racks since the 1980s and they’ve developed a vertical bike rack called the HangOver. Two models are available that fit either 4 or 6 bikes. Check out the details inside.
HangOver Video Overview
We’ve checked out plenty of Yakima bike racks and to say they know how to build a rack would be an understatement. They’ve been doing it for some time and continue to improve their racks. With the increase in mountain bikers looking for vertical bike storage Yakima decided to design their HangOver series.
In the past to carry 4 mountain bikes it would require a +2 attachment on their HoldUp racks that carry only two bikes.
There were downsides to these racks depending on the vehicle setup you had. Some of the challenges included overall weight, footprint, and extension off the back of the vehicle. Riders with longer vehicles had to deal with bikes off the back of their vehicle a ways which makes it harder for shuttling, and transportation to name a few.
North Shore Racks created a vertical rack some time ago but Yakima has put their spin on the HangOver vertical bike rack that has a variety of different features.
Available in a 4 or 6 bike model the HangOver is built for ease of use and compactness.
The rack is quite adjustable and has a foot lever to activate the adjustment between 3 tilt positions.
In addition to the tilt option, the rack can adjust vertically. The holes are solid throughout the beam to make installing the bolt easier. There is a welded bracket as well for locking the bikes.
The footprint of this rack is much more compact as you’d expect thanks to the vertical bike orientation. Vehicle taillights are easier to see and the additional clearance for going up steep grades is improved quite a bit.
The rack works with bikes of all sizes as long as they’ve got a front fork. The fork secures with a strap as well on the top.
The rear wheel secures with a strap that has two positions and the base itself can tilt to accommodate different wheelbase bikes quickly.
The 4 bike can be paired with their Backswing that allows you to pivot the rack to the side. away system but be sure to check your vehicle’s tongue weight limits.