I recently replaced my old bike hauler with a new one and now I'm looking to change the bike rack. I want something that holds 2-4 bikes and is easy to load.
I currently have a Hollywood that carries 3 bikes. It's okay but loading the mountain bike or touring bikes is hard and putting my daughter's Townie on the back is horrible. The road bike is light and loading is no problem. The Hollywood is also a 1 1/4" and the receiver is 2" which causes more sway than I'm comfortable with even with locks. The old bike hauler had the 1 1/4" receiver and the rack still swayed more than I liked.
I'm looking at a Yakima holdup with the additional piece that would allow me to haul 4 bikes when necessary. It's closer to the ground so loading the heavier bikes would be easier. One of my concerns is whether the arm that locks the front wheel in place will accommodate a bike with fenders. I sent an email to Yakima last night but haven't received a reply yet.
I'm hoping others here have used this rack system and get their opinion of it.
Here's pics of the Yakimas and the Hollywood on my bike hauler.