Yakima HoldUp bike rack - I like this version because the bike is held onto the rack by the wheels instead of the frame. No frame torque and all bikes will be horizontal, even if they have a sloping top tube. I make an appointment with the Subaru dealership to have the hitch installed. I go to Wilmington with the car last Thursday and hang around the city for 6 hours. Right when the Outback is finally through the complimentary car wash, dried and brought to me it starts to rain. Nice. My mistake - not checking the work.
Last night we decided to put the rack on the car. But when we remove the little cover on the hitch and start to install the Spline of the rack we notice that the 2" reciever that I ordered for the car is a 1.25. DOH!!!!! Of course the dealership is already closed for the day. We have to wait until the morning to do anything. In the morning, upon contacting the dealership we find out that the 1.25 is the only size available for our car because of the towing capacity. Okay... I get it, but we're not going to tow anything.