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FullTilt 5 Bike
- Fully assembled out of the box
- Tool-free installation with locking SpeedKnob
- AutoPin automatically positions and secures the rack into the hitch receiver
- Fully padded arms for the ultimate in bike protection
- UpperHand lever tilts rack down for vehicle access and folds it flat for easy storage
- Arms fold down when not in use
- Zero-hassle ZipStrips quickly secure bike to rack
- SKS Locks included; locks rack and bike mounts
- Fits both 1.25” and 2” receiver
- Carries up to 5 bikes
- Max 40 lbs per bike with a total max of 150 lbs
- Optional TubeTop™ allows you to carry a variety of bike frames.
- Weight: 48.61 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 44.25 in x W 12.50 in x H 16.50 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
FullTilt 5 Bike
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We have owned this for around three years now. The full tilt is a perfect bike rack for active families. My wife and have used it almost daily in that time loading and unloading every day. We had to buy two cross member bars for the smaller child bike and one mountain bike as the “triangle on these bikes is small. The clip system is great and the lock is perfect. We went Yakima all over the 2017 CRV so that the one key system opens the ski box, roof rack, bike rack etc. We are glad we didn’t go with the swing away as that would be more of a pain when loading groceries. It fits perfectly right in the 2” receiver and is not loose with the three bikes we load. We camp, ski, bike etc. Engineering is sound and has stood up perfectly to our high usage case. One suggestion for Yakima is to make the cross bars part of the lockable chain system (add a hole?) of the full tilt. Glad we paid for quality!
When I purchased /ordered my YAKIMA FullTilt 5 from the local bike shop I couldn't wait for it to arrive so I could mount it on my 2017 Forester. Unfortunately, the first rack the shop received was in a box that looked like it had been spun up inside a cement mixer, and when we took the rack out it was clearly damaged with a pair of puncture holes in the cylindrical plastic base housing. So the shop sent it back and ordered a replacement directly from YAKIMA (great shop BTW). Good news! The rack was in much better shape. Bad News! The rack weighs a ton and as a result is very difficult to mount (they show a female mounting the rack in the installation video but there's no way I'd expect my wife to safely manage that task). Beyond the weight the tilt lever barely works (real frustrating)! I have to pull it down several times in order to make it function. The only upside I see so far is that the rack arms appear to be well padded and the mounting mechanisms look well thought out and hopefully easy to use. Honestly, I wish I'd have ordered another brand. Now I have a repair issue to deal with right out of the box on a second order (nice).
I am a long time fan of Yakima products. I’ve had a Yakima rack on every vehicle I have owned since 2001. In 17 years of using Yakima products to haul my bikes I have not been disappointed until now. I bought a Fulltilt 5 in 2017 for a family biking trip in Utah. Loaded up 4 bikes on the 5 bike rack and left Oregon for a fun trip. Between Portland and Boise I thought there was a little more wobble in the rack than there should be so in Boise I took off all the bikes, and inspected the rack. Sure enough, the Speed knob adjustment seemed loose and the rack was shaking in the hitch. Tried to tighten it and the speed knob just slipped. Would not tighten down. Found a helpful guy at a Yakima dealer bike shop who did his best to help me tighten it so that we could get to Utah. Worried about the bikes the whole way and would not take the rack off out of fear I would t get it back on tight enough for the trip home. Got home to Oregon and called Yakima. I sent them videos of the problems and asked for a refund since I’d only used the rack once and it was defective. They did not want to refund and sent me a new speed knob. This did the trick, and the rack tightened up again. I used the rack a second time in early 2018 when I took my car in for some work so I could ride my bike home. It worked fine driving it 4 miles to the Toyota dealer with one bike on it. I figured the problem was solved and I had a faulty Speed knob originally. Fast forward to today, July 2018 - another summer family biking trip to NE Oregon, a five hour drive from Portland, much less driving than our Utah trip in 2017. I’m sitting here on the porch of our vacation rental fuming because the same thing has happened again. Speed knob is not allowing me to tighten the rack adequately, the rack is loose in the hitch, and instead of enjoying my vacation I am stressing about how I will safely get these bikes home when the time comes. Long story short, I should get more than two road trips out of a rack rated for 5 bikes that I am only carrying 4 bikes on. For the first time in 17 years of using Yakima products, I’m thinking it is time to consider other options.
I had high expectations for the Yakima FullTilt 5. Quality bike racks are not cheap, and I had to save for two years to even afford this purchase. I zeroed in on Yakima after having good experience with their RidgeBack 5 model. I opted for the FullTilt 5 because of the adjustable cradles and padded arms. After using the bike rack, I am completely disappointed. Going over what I would describe as a normal / medium bump in the road, I saw my bikes bounce violently up and down. This behavior repeated over and over again causing me to drive like a snail until I reached my destination. After unloading the bikes, and inspecting the rack, I found that there’s 4.5” of extra travel in the arms after being locked in the upward position. This causes the arms, and therefore the bikes, to travel upward at least 4.5” past the locked position while driving. I opened a support ticket with Yakima and provided a video of the arm movement while unloaded. The official response I received is that this extra slop is within tolerance and was purposely engineered into this model. I watched several video reviews of the FullTilt rack before making this purchase, including a few from etrailer. The videos depict a solid rack, and nowhere in the videos is this extra movement (feature?) referenced or displayed while the rack is maneuvered and operated. I feel the unit I received is defective, but no one will make it right. I feel dismissed by Yakima. I’m now out nearly $400 and left with a bike rack that I do not trust and can no longer use. If anyone is considering this model, please be aware of this ‘feature?’ and/or ‘flaw?’. I would not recommend this model to anyone.
I bought this rack to make transporting 4 bikes easier. However, I have found out that trying to put two adult mountain bikes and two kids bikes on this rack is nearly impossible. I was so insanely frustrated by the 1st attempt that I almost put that darn thing on the side of the road for someone else. This is not a 4 bike rack. It's also very very heavy. I should have tried before I bought. Quite disappointed but it will have to do. Big investment...
This hitch rack is solid and the ZipStraps and Masts being padded are nice. Cradles also are easily adjustable horizontally. This rack will not handle kids bikes (we have a 20" and 16" hard tail) in a standard way. Caution: The Yakima top tube adapter will be too long for these frames also. At best you can fit one mast through the frame and will have to tie the bike down to the mast with straps or bungee cords with the cradle slid out of the way to the side. Bottom line is that if you want to use this rack with kids bikes, make sure to test how it mounts before you decide to buy.
works ok but really expensive for what it does.
This rack is heavy duty. That is the only good thing I can say about it. Otherwise it is extremely cumbersome. It also does not ever seem to lock tight in the hitch so it wiggles. I bought it to put on the back of the jeep wrangler. You have to buy an extender for the hitch because of the wise it does not clear the spare tire. Also to fit four bikes on it is extremely difficult because of the lack of space between bike holders. If I could return it I would.
This rack is an excellent choice. You can swing the rack fully-loaded for access to your vehicle. The quality is good and the rack is secure. I do have a problem with loading mixed bikes -- men's road, women's road, trail bikes with shocks, and kid's bikes. The unibar accessory works fine for this but I need three of them -- an expensive proposition -- and they are not secure against theft. If you have bikes worth big bucks, be sure to lock them securely.
4,000 Km with 3 bikes all kind of bumpy roads and everything went ok. Great product.