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Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack

    Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack

    The Yakima SpareTime bike carrier mounts right to your spare tire and carries 2 bikes—never leave your spare tire at home again. See details

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    Item # 799911

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    The Yakima SpareTime bike carrier mounts right to your spare tire and carries 2 bikes—never leave your spare tire at home again.

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    The Yakima SpareTime bike carrier mounts right to your spare tire and carries 2 bikes—never leave your spare tire at home again.

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    The Yakima SpareTime bike carrier mounts right to your spare tire and carries 2 bikes—never leave your spare tire at home again.

    • SwitchBlade™ cradles and straps adjust to fit bike frame geometry; integrated stability stops bike sway and reduces bike-to-bike contact
    • Built specifically for use with vehicles that have spare tire mounts, the Yakima SpareTime incorporates the existing mounting bolts for a secure, snug fit
    • Bikes can be centered on vehicle by offsetting the support arms
    • Cradle arms quickly fold down when rack is not in use
    • Universal mounting plate with extensions fits most lug patterns; mounting knob is SKS-lockable (lock cores sold separately)
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)
    • Fits spare tire sizes P195 - P235; P235 - P275; P285 - 12.5 in.
    • Weight is 27.7 lbs.

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    Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this for my daughter to use to transport her two bikes. It was easy enough to install, but had lots of play in the mounting - wiggling back and forth. I had the installation checked by the folks at our local REI, and they agreed that it was wobbly, and even called Yakima for advice. We decided to try the carrier with the bikes, in spite of its insecure mounting, and the two bikes did not fit without taking the rear carrier off one of her bikes. During the trip, one of the bolts became even more loose, and the tool provided by Yakima did not fit into the socket. We were able to tighten it with a wrench, but it was not ideal. I ended up removing and replacing the spare tire four times during our attempts to move these two bikes. We have returned this carrier and will try another brand. REI employees were quite helpful - great customer service.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not fit 2012 Jeep Wrangler This model does not fit the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4 door) Rubicon model. This model has the spare tire carrier mounted directly to the read door of the Jeep. The mounting bracket will align with the three mounting screws on the spare tire carrier, but the carrier tongue (which fits thru the spare tire wheel centerpiece and then slips into the Yakima bike carrier post) won't align with the wheel centerpiece as it is welded onto the Yakima baseplate off-center. Lots of hard work and effort, but will return this model to REI. Don't waste your time if you have this 2012 Jeep model!!
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I had a Yakima rack on my CX7 and when I sold the vehcile I was sorry to see it go. I was happy to find the Sparetime at REI. It took a few minutes to install and it firmly holds two road bikes. Oh and it looks cool on my 2011 Jeep Wrangler.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bike Rack is fabulous!! The Bike Rack works great!! Purchased it to fit Toyota Rav4 and to drive from California to Rhode Island transporting one bike. The bike rack performed great, and the installation was quick and easy. Appreciated the cable lock that was included with the bike rack as well. Bikes are easy to place and take off bike rack. Does require that the spare tire cover be removed in order to mount the bike rack onto the Rav4. Only complaint is that the knob was tightened very tight by my husband to ensure that it would stay on for the entire road trip and I could not untighten upon arrival in Rhode Island. Will need to get help from someone with a larger hand.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't Play Nicely with Honda CR-V I had the same problems as another review with a Honda CR-V. The rack does not seat firmly on the mount and rotates a couple of degrees to the left. It looks to be a great rack, just doesn't seem to work well with the CR-V.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Rack! Bought this for my wife's 2012 Rav4. Super easy to install, very sturdy and secure. Love the foldable arms and the built in bottle openers!! Only problem is with bikes with no traditional top tube...but there is a additional top tube attachment for sale. Overall, if you have a spare on the back and don't/can't do a hitch...this is the way to go.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best option in its class I bought this for my '96 Jeep Wrangler. I'd had a Thule spare tire rack but hated it because it would always shift. When I bought a new full suspension (small frame) mountain bike, I found that even with an adapter the rack no longer worked. It has scratched the heck out of my brand new Yeti. I love this new bike rack. I do still need to use the adapter bar but it no longer scratches my frame. Plus, I think the rack looks a lot nicer on the back of my Jeep.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rack for Jeep Wrangler This rack was very easy to install. I was looking for a bike rack for my Jeep Wrangler that would not only "look good" but one I could keep on the car and not have to take on & off when not in use. This one has been perfect! I like the locking feature to my spare tire eliminating the worry of locking my spare tire seperately to the vehicle. I have used the rack on a 2500 mile trip through Utah. No troubles at all. I was a bit worried about the bike being jerked around on the long drive, so I bunged the bike to the jeep just to be sure, not a big deal.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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