Yakima has upgraded their Double Down with new features to create the Double Down Ace.
The Double Down Ace gets their quick release arms, integrated bottle opener and powdercoated finish. Upgrades include a new anti-sway mast design, tool-free mounting and SpeedKnob with integrated lock. The latter wedges the mount into your hitch’s receiver to prevent it from rocking back and forth, and the integrated lock keeps it from getting swiped. It’ll work with their optional DeadLock bike lock system to keep bikes secure during quick stops.
The Switchblade rubber bumpers keep your frame free of scratches and prevents the bike from swaying back and forth. MSRP is only $20 more than the original, and it’s available in 2-, 4- and 5-bike versions for $219, $269 and $299 respectively. Available February 15 at REI and May 15 elsewhere.