- Product Details
- Spare Parts
- Transport up to four bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or wheel size
- Ideal for fat bikes*, kids' bikes and fenders
- Low tray height for quick and easy loading and unloading of bikes
- Converts from a 4 bike rack to a 2 bike rack in minutes
- Folds down with bikes loaded for rear-of-vehicle access
- Folds up when not in use
- SKS Hitch lock included
- Fits 2” hitch receiver only
- *FatStraps (not included) are necessary for carrying fat bikes
- Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 48”
- Maximum bike weight 45lbs/20.5 kg ( Total maximum load 180lbs/82 kg)
- Weight: 66.00 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 50.00 in x W 47.00 in x H 18.00 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Customer ReviewsWrite a review
We just returned from a 500 mile round trip with our new FourTimer and couldn’t be more pleased with the rack and how it functioned throughout the trip with four bikes attached. The four bikes were all different sizes and styles from a 16” boys bmx to a girls 20” cruiser with fenders to a 26” mountain bike. Great family rack that is easy to assemble and simple to load and unload.
I have had this rack for a few weeks now and I have loaded with 1 bike, 2 bikes and 4 bikes. I've had it out maybe 15 times in the last few weeks. So far I really, really like it! It is sturdy and I feel comfortable loading our bikes and driving with them back there. We all have mountain bikes, two 24" kids bikes with suspension, one 27.5 size small womens mountain bike with front suspension and one full susp mens small 29er. I was about an hour and a half to unbox, install and mess around with it so that all bikes fit well. Yes it's heavy but that wasn't a surprise, most reviews mention that and to carry that much bike safely, I think requires some weight. Everything about this is very good with the exception of the wheel straps. The wheel straps are garbage and honestly I can't believe Yakima uses such a low quality item on this product. I would expect it on a $200-$300 garbage product but not from Yakima. The material is a hard plastic that in my case cracked the fist time I bent it out of the way to load my bike. I live in Ottawa, Canada and as soon as the fall is here and I'm loading bikes in cold weather I expect all of these to shatter and be useless. I have started to search for a replacement already in anticipation of this. I would give this rack 5 stars if it weren't for how low quality these straps are. If Yakima can find a way to improve this, it would be fantastic!
I was in search of a bike rack/carrier. I initially, got the Yakima DoubleDown 4-bike hitch carrier. But had to return it to the seller when I realized that its double arms (with all the rubber straps on them) make it difficult to hang our 3 bikes without the need to buy the accessory top tubes! I replaced it with the Yakima Fourtimer bike carrier which I just got today. And I am very happy with my purchase. The Fourtimer is well-built; very solid construction. It is quite heavy (the package weighed about 80lbs!). I had no problem installing the Fourtimer carrier behind my CRV with the easy to follow Instruction Manual. The tire trays cradled my mountain bike (with 3” wide tires) pretty securely. I am very happy with my new Yakima Fourtimer bike carrier. Will test drive it to the bike trails this weekend, if weather permits.
This rack was OK when used new but after only 4 uses the foam foam covers of the frame clamps wore through. The resulting damage to the frame of my $6000 SC Bronson Carbon CC required me to consult the factory and I'm now looking at a major repair job. When I examined the foam covers they are made of very light weight foam barely durable enough for even one use in this application. A better material would have been a rubber cover like often used on other racks. Now I also have to source the correct rubber cover tubes and replace before I can even hope to use the rack again.
just retired a 20 to 25 year old Yakima bike rack. Excellent piece of equipment. The new 4 - timer is way cool, a little heavy for a 60 year old fart like me, but very happy with this purchase , and very easy to set up, does not move at all when travelling, craftmanship is very good, and if you take care of it , you should get many trouble free years of use. This rack i believe is the best all around Yakima bike rack, young adults can have the mountain bikes, or the 15 speed racers, or the newer fat tire bikes, and later on you graduate to cruisers, little kids bikes, and so on so forth. Hopefully you get my drift. Excellent all around piece of equipment. Only 1 disappointment, Yakima could put some nice reflective stickers on the rear bars so the lousy California drivers can see the bike racks on the rear of the vehicles, and yes i am from L.A.
***I ONLY HAVE THE TWO TIMER*** Having used this basic setup with only the two bike rack heres what I've found. i wish i would've bought a swing away. It doesn't drop down far enough to open back lift-gate like it said. Could just be my 4runner. I have also gone thru 3 of the top tube locking mechanisms in the 1 yr i have owned this. One just flat out snapped and my bike hit the back window but thankfully didn't break it. Really loose components i think. I also would warn that it will rub the powder coated paint wherever that arm contacts the top tube. Wish id thought of that earlier. I will say they have been very good at replacing my parts free of charge but IMHO id like to find a better option to carry my more expensive hobbies...
The bike rack was pretty simple to put together and install. The stabilizing bolt comes with a lock on the end which is awesome. As far as bike locations per size on the rack it's gonna be by your judgement, we tried the big bike, smaller bike, big bike smaller bike and it didn't work in our case with Bmx 20in race bikes and cruisers. We had to do 20in, 24in, junior 20in, then the junior 24in due to top tubes. I love the bike rack and it's on a 2013 Ford Fusion. Easy on and off with the bikes.
We were struggling to carry five bikes for our family since they are a variety of sizes and configurations, the five bike racks wouldn't quite fit. Raul was fantastic to work with and we settled on trying a Fourtimer. The ease and stability this rack has in loading, unloading and transporting securely is phenomenal. It's no longer an exercise in engineering and futility every time we want to go for a ride. We can load four bikes in just a few minutes and when you've got three kids ages 8-10, that can make life a lot better! The fifth one could either go on the roof or in back of our SUV. For our application, I actually built a single rack atop a hitch extender so that goes in the receiver first then the Fourtimer into it. (Ensure you check the weight ratings of your receiver and extension first) Now, five bikes travel with ease. Once again, the products and the customer service remind me why I've been buying Yakima for years. Thanks Yakima team!
We have had fourtimer now for almost 1 year. For the price, it is great and once you know to put the bigger bikes on 1st and 3rd, then they all go on pretty easy.. It is not as durable as the holdup but almost 1/3 the weight. Yakima service is great if parts are ever needed so it is no brainer and we have been very pleased. I have had thule t2 which was too heavy for our hitch and then had a north shore which did not work out for our vehicle plus you have to tie down the front wheels to keep them from spinning..
Really enjoying the quality and versatility of this rack. It's pretty easy to change from a two bike rack and add the other section to carry four bikes. Occasionally I will take my mountain bike or road bike along with grandchildren's bikes (all different sizes) and the rack is flexible enough to accommodate just about any configuration. The rack seems really well built and well designed. I recently lost the hitch lock, probably because I may not have pushed it on until it clicked, and I called to order a new one expecting to pay for it and they are sending it free. I was really pleased with the service.