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Yakima FourTimer Hitch Rack

Item # YAK000V

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  • Black, One Size ($529.00)
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Item # YAK000V


Epic rides to family road trips.

Forget cramming four bikes onto a hitch-mounted, hanging-style rack when your vehicle's equipped with the incredibly easy-to-use, well-bolstered Yakima FourTimer Hitch Rack. Alleviating many of the problems inherent to hanging-style hitch racks, the FourTimer uses offset cradles with secure-ratcheting straps to prevent bikes from rubbing and bumping during transport. And because it's designed with a releasable outer arm, the FourTimer quickly transforms from a four-bike carrier to a two-bike carrier in seconds, allowing you to customize the rack's carrying capacity for regular trail rides and family road trips alike.

Its custom tire trays work with virtually any bike up to 45 pounds, regardless of wheel size or width, even carrying wide-fender cruisers and fat bikes with massive 4.8-inch tires. Plus, you'll appreciate the rack's padded arms, which safely secure over your bikes' top tubes without scratching or chipping away paint. And when you're done riding for the day, crack open a frosty beverage with the integrated bottle opener.

This hitch-mounted bike carrier works with 2-inch receivers straight from the box, securely locking to your receiver with the included SKS (Single Key System) hitch lock. And since it uses Yakima's SKS locking system, you can easily swap out the key core with sets of two, four, six, eight, or ten SKS lock cores (sold separately) for one-key access to all of your Yakima racks and accessories.

Offering maximum convenience when you're road tripping and traveling, the FourTimer Hitch Rack folds down with bikes loaded for easy-access to your vehicle's trunk or rear hatch. Moreover, you'll appreciate the rack's fold-up functionality when it's not in use, making for easier backing up and parking without worrying about clearance issues.

  • Two- or four-bike rack makes packing and transport a breeze
  • Outer arm changes carrying capacity depending on the day
  • Integrated lock key cross-compatible with all Yakima locks
  • Folds down for easy trunk access
  • Integrated bottle opener facilitates post-ride celebration

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
2-inch receivers
Locks Included:
yes, SKS hitch lock included
Part Number:
Recommended Use:
bike transport
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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Awesome Rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After reading tons of reviews and doing research on the best bike racks I thought I was going to be disappointed by getting what may be considered a budget rack. However, the fourtimer is super solid construction and high quality. It comes with a hitch lock which is a big plus. Many of the other brands don't, or the ones that do cost twice as much. It take one bolt to convert from four to two, or two to four bikes so it is easy to downsize the rack if you don't need all four slots all of the time. There is a bit of play where the hitch mounted part of the rack connects to the hinging part of the rack, whereas other higher prices options have a more stable overall feel, but I am ok with it. It is minimal and I don't anticipate it being a problem. Out of the box it took about 15 minutes to install: putting in the hitch, putting on the hitch lock, connecting the first two bike holders , then connecting the other two bike holders. There are a total of five bolts required for the install and is totally doable with one person. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this to someone who doesn't want to spend $1K on a bike rack.

poor quality

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i bought the 4 timer, although i detached the extension piece and had it set up as a 2 timer for most days.
after some light use (couple of times a week for about a year), plastic strap attachment on the wheels trays have broken off on 3 of the total 8 trays . to make the matter worse, it is designed so that the plastic strap is not held down by a screw, but is molded into the plastic carrier. in essence, i would have to purchase 3 replacement wheel trays. this is supposed to be designed for robust use, but that is not the case at all.
it is also very difficult to adjust the wheel trays; they are often stuck, and brute force to move them are sometimes necessary.
all in all, i would not purchase this again.

High Quality Rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Solid mount. Easy to get bikes on and off. Holds bikes securely. Nice to remove two mounts when only carrying one or two bikes. It would be nice if it came with a cable lock. Great value.

Great hitch rack for all bikes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wish there were more options like this. Trays are a must and having the mast grab the frame instead of the wheel allows for use with fendered bikes (in Seattle that is any bike that gets ridden regularly). Works with road bike with fenders, full sus trail bike, anything. Secure enough and pretty easy to set up. Doesn't have cable lock for the bikes, but that is a pretty easy add, and it has a loop to facilitate. Also easy to set up just for two bike (which allows my rear hatch to be fully functional - when set for 4 there is some interference when opening hatch)

Great rack value and super fast free shipping (and no tax) makes for a great deal.

I like it!it's comfortable and durable to travel with your bike

Does its job

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is not as beautiful as an NV, but I needed something to fit 4 bikes and didn't require me to sell some organs on the black market. For that I'm happy with this Yakima Rack.