Item # YAK0327
Yakima FullTilt 4 Bike Rack $419.00
The easiest bike rack you'll ever use.
Quit trying to cram four people, four bikes, and a dog into your
station wagon. With the Yakima Full Tilt 4 Bike Rack, you can quickly,
easily, and safely put all your bikes on the outside, giving you plenty
of room to pack more people, dogs, gear, and beer in the car on road
trips. The Full Tilt comes fully assembled, so you won't waste time
fiddling, diddling, and losing screws—just use the AutoPin to easily
position the rack into your hitch receiver, spin the tool-free SpeedKnob
to lock it down, and use the removable and replaceable ZipStrips to
secure your bikes to the rack. Fully padded arms prevent scratching and
an anti-sway cradle keeps your bikes from smashing into each other, and
there's also an integrated Same Key Lock System that uses one key to
lock the bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. You can tilt
the rack backwards using the UpperHand lever, and fold it flat for easy,
low-profile storage if you left the bikes at home. There's even a
built-in bottle opener, so you can enjoy some grown-up refreshment after
a hard ride.
- AutoPin automatic rack positioning
- UpperHand tilting and storage lever
- Removable and replaceable bike-securing ZipStrips (extras included)
- Tool-free SpeedKnob
- Padded arms and anti-sway cradles
- Integrated Same Key Lock System
- Bottle opener
- Fits 1.25in and 2in hitch receivers
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Reviews & Community
Its ok but could be better
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this rack a lot and have between one and four bikes on frequent basis. All bikes are hardtails.
I find it works very well for an older mountain bike frame geometry but not the modern mountain bikes, especially with the wider forks and tires.
For my kids bikes, which are proper small adult mountain bikes, I find the frames are too small to fit so I hd to buy an adapter to go between the seat and handle bars to get them on. Something I didn't expect to have to do.
When fully loaded with 4 bikes they all rub against each other chipping paint, cables wear, pedals push through the spokes on the wheels etc, basically they are all crammed together and it's a nightmare getting them on and off the rack. Much more hassle Thant I was expecting and minor damage to the bikes every time I use it fully loaded.
3 bikes is better than 4 but frankly it is just a 2 bike carrier as more than 2 the bike interfere with each other too much.
I do like the tilting options to bring the arms down so they don't stick out and as I have a pickup I like being able to drop down the whole thing to access the bed with the gate down.
I like the ability to lock the whole thing into the hitch and the stowable security cable but it could be a bit longer as when loaded with 4 bikes I need to thread it through them carefully to get it secured properly.
I find that when the arms are down when it rains they collect water and when you bring them upright it pours all over you.
It is pretty heavy too and cumbersome to carry around and store when not actually being used.
Overall I gave it 3 stars, it does work but there are too many compromises so I'd consider alternatives if I had to replace it.
Quick and Easy Part 2
The rack can be installed or removed in about 45 second. For my full suspension bike I use the Tube Top and it works well. My kids bikes fit fine with a bit of creativity, usually hanging by handlebars. The only complaint are the ridiculous zip strips. Whose bright idea was it to develop something so inconvenient?
Quick and Easy
I spent too much time researching the best system for my Outback and ended up with the Yakima Full Tilt.
I have been obsessing over which hitch...
I have been obsessing over which hitch mounted bike rack to get and I've got it down to either the Yakima FullSwing or FullTilt. I like the simplicity of the FullTilt (and reduced price of course) but I was wondering: with the bikes strapped onto the rack, can you reasonably tilt it forward to open the car's back hatch? We have dogs and on road trips we will be opening the back frequently without taking the bikes off. Thanks for your help!
The bikes have to be removed before tilting this rack. With the FullSwing the bikes to not have to be removed to access and open the back hatch.
It might be a bit more money but, the ease of the Full Swing is amazing that's the one to get.
It may depend on your hitch type. The swinging racks only fit in 2" receivers. The tilting racks can fit in 2" or 1 1/4" (common on cars and crossover SUV's). If you are just letting a dog out of the cargo door, it is definitely possible to leave the bikes racked as you tilt.
Easy and effective
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I did an unhealthy amount of research on hitch mount bike racks and I ultimately decided to splurge on the Fulltilt 4. I am glad I did. It came down to the Fulltilt and the Swingdaddy which basically means ease of installation vs. the ability to access the trunk/hatch with the bikes on the car respectively. I am very glad I went with the Fulltilt as it can be installed/uninstalled in about 20 seconds. Another benefit vs. the Swingdaddy and other accessories is the the built in lock which saves the cash for an extra accessory, but more importantly it is built in and nicely stows. I would highly recommend the tubetopper accessory or equivalent for any non straight top tube bikes (most aren't).
This rack is worth every penny
Yakima FullTilt install video