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Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack

SKU: #8002599

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Make that spare tire work for a living - the SpareRide easily attaches to your rear-mounted spare and turns it into a bike rack. Durable, stable and secure, it installs easily without tools. SuperCush™cradles securely hold and protect your bikes, a bottle opener opens bottles, and integrated SKS locks bum out bike thieves.

Holds up to two bikes.

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Product Details
  • SuperCush ZipStrip™ cradles secure the bikes and make loading and unloading a breeze
  • ZipStrips™ secure bikes to the rack and are fully removable
  • Anti-sway cradle design minimizes bike-to-bike contact
  • Fits nearly any stock size spare
  • SKS locking package secures bikes to rack to help prevent theft
  • TireTread™ pads add stability and protection
  • Steel construction is strong and durable
  • Universal mounting plate with extension fits most lug patterns
  • Locking knob secures rack and sparetire to vehicle
  • Yakima signature bottle opener lets you enjoy a post-ride cold one
  • 2-bike capacity
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Installation Details
  • No Assembly Required
  • 10 Minute Install
Resources / Manuals

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    Spare Parts

    Don't Worry, We Have A Spare

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 14 reviews
      Marcus S
      Surprising benefits....

      I've had this bike rack for a few years on my 2003 Jeep Liberty and it's always worked great, but that's not why I'm leaving a review. The other day, I was rear-ended pretty hard at a red light by a pickup truck. It ended up being a hit and run, but it was okay because this bike rack (and the spare tire, to an extent) protected the rest of my car from potentially heavy damage. The only thing that broke was the red locking knob on the bike rack, while my car and the rest of the rack were left completely intact. The collision didn't even dent the bar, it just kind of scuffed it. I got a look at the guy who hit me and the front of his pickup was caved inwards in a vertical line that perfectly matched the vertical bar of the rack. I'm going to order a new locking knob for $20 and be thankful I had this rack on my car!

      Lynn Rust
      Love My SpareRide

      I had to replace my Yakima SpareRide that was on my Jeep Liberty for 12 years because the knob screw lifting and lowering the arms was stripped. I love the improvements and upgrades to this wonderful, easy to install and simple to use bike rack. My husband purchased another brand to replace my old one , but after struggling with the complicated set up, straps, etc. we returned it and hunted for another Yakima SpareRIde. I love the new handle that lifts and lowers the arms (so quick and easy), and the very easy-to-use clips that hold my bikes in place. The rack and bikes sit higher than the old model, so a little less visibility out my back window, but I like that there is more clearance for the bikes. I can still operate my back window and tail gate, and it sits nicely tucked into the spare tire when the bikes aren't being transported. Great product with great improvements.

      Great rack with one flaw

      This rack is perfect for what it does. I have it mounted to a Toyota Tacoma with a swing out tire carrier. It works perfectly at first but after driv8ng a bit it gets wobbly. I’ve come to find that the bolt that holds on the stem comes loose. Yakima should either provide a locking washer or make the bolt long enough to go through and give a lock nut.

      Perfect for a Wrangler

      My experience with Yakima dates back to 1986 when I bought my first rack for my MTB. Time often has a way of destroying a brand's reputation, but not with my latest Yakima purchase - the Spareride rack. The rack is well made of quality materials and was very easy to install on the rear tire carrier. The most work came from pulling the tire off and re-installing it. The rack assembled easily and no grinding, fitting, or hammers were needed to "nudge" it into place. The only thing that did not fit was the short end of the supplied 8mm hex wrench - it was oversized and not completely hexagonal. The long end did fit, but it didn't provide enough torque to tighten the screw down onto the mounting plate. I used my own 8mm wrench to finish off that step of assembly. Yakima - please check with your wrench supplier and have them improve their QC. It took roughly 45 minutes to read and re-read the instructions, ensure all parts were there, get my 8mm hex wrench/torque wrench and socket, and then assemble it. All in all, a great product, a simple install, and I remain a loyal Yakima customer [since the 1980s].

      Excellent Bike Rack!

      Purchased the bike rack to put on a Jeep Wrangler. The fit is exceptional and the design is really nice. Priced a little higher than others but well worth the cost! Nice job. Love the way it locks in place. Also, has a great look on Jeeps. Very nice job done!

      Almost a nice design

      I like the general design and quality of this rack, however I have a few problems...one, I struggle to get two mountain bikes on this rack, the mounts are too close together with no adjustment capability. It would not hurt the design for the arms to be longer, in fact you could make it accommodate 3 bikes with little change to the design. The other problem is the tie downs, sometimes they are difficult to use because of tight quarters and they are loose rather than attached to the rack which in some ways is a good thing, but not a convenience.



      Ericka Walkowiak
      Awesome and easy to install but Plate doesn't fit our Jeep

      The rack is awesome, you can install it very easy but the plate behind the spare tire Did not fit our 2010 Jeep Wrangler , we thought it would work because the picture of the box has a jeep, fortunately my husband is a fabricator and we could built one plate that fits and it works awesome.

      Impressive Rack

      Very impressed with the quality of the Spareride rack. Installation on JKU took only 15 minutes from removing the spare to loading up the bike. My JKU has stock LT255/75R17C BSW Off-Road Tires and the middle tongue works perfectly fine. I am a bit disappointed that the rack does not actually come with a front tire strap as shown in the product video, but using an old backpack strap works just as well. The rack handles road vibration and bumps very nicely and at the end of the ride, the bottle openers do come in handy.

      Solid Rack

      ZipStrips need to be a little longer. Mounting is not very flexible for kids and women's bikes.