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- Product Details
- Spare Parts
- Transport two bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or wheel size
- Ideal for fat bikes, kids' bikes and fenders
- Secures bike by the frame with padded arms
- Fits 1 ¼ or a 2” hitch receiver right out of the box
- Low tray height for quick and easy loading and unloading of bikes
- Folds down with bikes loaded for rear-of-vehicle access
- Folds up when not in use
- Accommodates tires up to 3" wide and up to 4.5" wide with Fat Straps (sold Separately)
- Accommodates bike wheelbases up to 48”
- Maximum bike weight 45lbs/20.5 kg (Total maximum load 90lbs)
- Weight: 39.00 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 50.00 in x W 24.00 in x H 18.00 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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I bought this rack 1.5 years ago and have two clips that have broken. I am now using bungee cords to keep my bikes attached. Don’t think these should have broken so soon…plus I can’t find any replacement parts. This is super disappointing. I would recommend researching a stronger more durable/reliable rack.
Nice and convenient. Can rack two bike in a couple minutes. But I agree with others that say the joints are rather loose so the bikes flop around a lot when going down rough roads. Also make sure you check the threaded connections as they loosen up. A big problem is lack of replacement Lock parts. Really? Out of stock for months for the hitch lock? WTH? Not cool leaving my rack vulnerable to anyone with a 3/4" socket wrench.
We're going into our second season carrying two e-bikes on this rack. So far the cap on the mast has come off and the both the left and right tire strap tensioners have cracked and the bike shop that sold us the rack is working on getting replacement parts. The sliding hooks can be a struggle to raise up and down. If you are planning to carry heavy bikes invest in a better rack than this one, it's pretty much a piece of junk
The TwoTimer was out of stock at Yakima so I bought it from one of their authorized dealers. When delivered, the heavy cardboard outer box was damaged and I thought, here we go — damaged and missing parts. But the parts were all packaged very well inside and everything was there and in great shape. The rack went together easily, except the directions about adding the tire trays “as pictured” was vague. I had to fit the rack to a woman’s bike with fenders and my road bike. My wife’s bike has a longer wheelbase and weighs 36 lb. I needed to put it inside on the rack (close to the car) but the tall stabilizer hook was for the inside bike, and it is added to the mast first so it is below the short hook (you cannot switch positions of the short and tall hooks) and I couldn’t quite get the tall hook to tightly grab the frame. Then, eureka!, I turned the bike to face the other direction and it fit fine using the tall hook. I had to adjust the wheel trays a bit to fit the longer wheelbase and realized I actually had two wheel trays backwards, but it was hard to tell until I had the bike perched on the rack and ran out of wheelbase room. I put my lighter road bike, as recommended, on the outside, cinched down the short hook and strapped both bike’s wheels down. I read some reviews about the padded hook possibly scratching frames, so I added a piece of foam pipe insulation under each hook. I had plenty of this insulation laying around because I used a bunch of it on my bikes with my previous trunk mounted rack. The bikes would swing and clash unless all touch points were padded. My wife and I tested the rack today on a short trip to a nearby park. The bikes hardly moved on the drive over and back. The bikes were easy to remove and put back on the rack. So A+ Yakima! I did as one reviewer said and took a picture of the bikes’ orientation so I wouldn’t have any trouble if I forgot after not using the rack for a while. I am very satisfied with this hitch mount rack.
We wanted a rack that could hold our commuters and our mountain bikes - adjustable and no concerns about fenders.
It's a pain in the butt to try and load two bikes due to the dependence on top tube heights. "How did we orientate them again?" My next rack will have independent securing hooks for sure. Like others, I've had serious rust issues, it's survived 5 years though... but it's really limping along now. Time for a 4 season rack.
I was on the hunt or a platform rack since I had a ridgeback and couldn't transport my wife's bicycle safely around. When I purchased this it fit my 27.5 hardtail and my wife's step-through no issues it was great. But when I purchased a 29er and tossed my 27.5 on they did not fit together on the rack and I could not transport them safely. If you're looking for a rack that holds two big bikes I would not suggest this rack at all. If you have one big and one smaller bike this is the rack for you. I will be replacing this with a roof rack.
The compatibility with step-through frames and bikes with fenders is a big deal for me. Until I started shopping, I didn't realize that this is an issue for many high end racks, so 5 stars for that. I have two fendered bikes, and one is an e-bike with a step-through frame. Step through frames, e-bikes, urban bikes are all on the heavy side, so I'm loading the rack close to it's rated capacity. The rack isn't very rigid. Our first drive with it loaded was alarming, I could see the rack flexing (a lot) with each bump and turn. So, I used the supplied strap to support the bikes to a tie-off location on the back of my car. Problem completely solved.
Another thing I did, was assemble the rack indoors, and mess with the configuration to find out what works with my bikes. It was not a 30 minute job, and I had to order a long neck hold down for everything to work.
Lastly, the rack seems to have a lot of projection from the back of the car, even when folded. You won't want to leave it on your car if your driving includes a lot of parallel parking. When installed, they instruct you to tighten the receiver bolt to 75 nm. That's not possible (for most ) with a hand wrench. So on and off needs a either a torque wrench or a breaker bar.
Ultimately, I'm happy with the rack, and the price can't be beat. And right now, there just aren't many choices available for purchase.
My bike rack is awesome. It is easy to use, durable, and holds my bikes secure. I did have one issue where the bolt on one of the boots kept coming loose. It actually fell off once after I had it for a couple of years. I recovered most of the parts, but was missing a bolt and a couple of other pieces. I called to order these replacement parts, and they shipped them to me, express delivery, without charging me for them. That is amazing customer service! I highly recommend this company.
Does the transporting of two bikes well. Easy to lock the bikes in and take off. There is more "play' in the joints than I like, which allows the bikes to wobble. Better engineering tolerances are required. PLEASE NOTE: SPARE PARTS ISSUE I lost the lock cap for the hitch bolt, so now the bikes/rack are unsecured. I still have the bolt. Yakima via my local shop and NZ distributor, have not been able to supply me with a replacement lock, without also charging for unnecessary items. Over $100 excl freight/tax. I cannot see why there is not a "Locking Cap, and key, for the Hitchlock bolt" available as a spare part. If someone from the Yakima team reads this, I would be happy to talk further via email
I bought this rack because it's what I could afford at the time, but it ended up being a complete pain in the butt and a waste of money. Moveable components don't want to move, the pin doesn't want to go in its place, and the whole user experience is frustrating and convoluted. It's been rusted shut for a while so I can't even use the thing, and now that I got the main body cut off of my car with an angle grinder I can't get the locking mechanism off of the bolt to replace this terrible piece of metal with a new rack. If customer service is out there reading this, send help!!!