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The Yakima Sparetime spare-tire bike rack carries your bikes with care, ease, and security. No more wear and tear on your bike and vehicle every time you hit the road; this rack holds two bikes in an anti-sway cradle to prevent bike-bang, and easily attaches to your spare tire's mounting bolts for secure transport of your precious cargo. It comes with a locking cable and two handy bottle openers for thirsty riders, and its arms fold down neatly when not in use.

  • Quick and easy installation directly to your spare tire's mounting bolts for a secure fit and peace of mind on the road; universal mounting plate fits most lugs 
  • Carries two bikes and includes locking cable to defer theft
  • Durable powder-coated steel construction withstands rugged wear and tear
  • Mounting knob is SKS-lockable to hub for added security
  • Anti-sway cradle prevents bike-to-bike contact
  • Arms fold down when not in use for neat and tidy driving
  • Comes with two integrated bottle openers for post-ride celebration
  • Yakima Part #8002598

  • Mounts to spare tire's mounting
  • Universal mounting plate fits most lugs
  • Locking cable
  • Powder-coated steel construction
  • Anti-sway cradle
  • Fold-away arms
  • Two integrated bottle openers

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
spare tire
Locks Included:
Part Number:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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SPARETIME only carries ONE bike

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Warning to anyone who wants to carry two mountain bikes using this rack from yakima - it will NOT work. The rack's carry arms are too narrow and only one bike will fit - unless you want to remove wheels etc..this is a flawed design but should be ok for road bikes.

The tongues look cheap too.

Will possibly block your 3rd brake light and back up camera too.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was a little nervous at picking up these spare tire racks. We have an old van, and were concerned that the mounting plate wouldn't have the proper hole configuration. I'd much rather have something that bolted on, rather than wrapped around the tire then secured by hooks.

Turns out the mounting plate has tons of holes, and can be rotated so a good fit is fairly likely. The two of us got it all set up in a few minutes and it looks/works great!

This rack also locks your spare tire to your car, which is a nice bonus


worked great on cross country road trip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was so easy to install on my daughter's 2005 Honda CRV. Pop the spare off, insert the mounting plate, put spare back on - that's all there is to it. We then drove from Utah to Virginia with her bike on the back. Loved the built in locking cable feature. Only adjustment we had to make was to back off on over-tightening the rubber straps. in the heat of Kansas one broke loose - and that's because it was stretched too thin (my fault) and the hot rubber let go. Once we backed it down a notch it never let go again.

Great product. Not for me.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered this rack and it did not work for me , but it looked like a great product. Very easy to return. Thanks Backcountry!


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Got yakima spare time for my 2006 rav4 after reading many reviews. Fits easily and snugly onto spare tire. Plus, a bonus is that now my tire is locked onto my car with this rack. Didn't realize before that my spare would be so easy to steal! Fits great, works great. Shipping from was SUPER FAST! Ordered it Wednesday morning and had it Friday afternoon ( in Illinois ). If you have a rav4, this is the rack you want!