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Yakima SpareTime - Yakima Hitch Mount Bike Racks
Yakima SpareTime - Yakima Hitch Mount Bike Racks
Yakima SpareTime - Yakima Hitch Mount Bike Racks
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Yakima SpareTime

Product Code : 202598

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Web Price : $ 159.20 USD

MSRP : $198.95 ( Save 20%)

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Yakima SpareTime - Yakima Hitch Mount Bike Racks

The Yakima SpareTime carries up to two bikes on your spare tire using a universal mounting plate with extension mounts to most lug patterns. It has a durable powder coated steel construction and two integrated bottle openers.

  • 2-bike carrying capacity
  • Standard SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles to eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Durable powder coat finish
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • Premium rack for both center and off center mounting
  • Universal mounting plate w/ extention mounts to most lug patterns
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Mounting knob is SKS lockable to hub for added security

Stock Status : Currently In Stock
**Stock status is to be used as a general guide to current inventory. Availability is not guaranteed.
Dimensional Weight : 35.0 lbs.
UPC Code : 736745025984

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Average Rating:

5 out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)


Yakima SpareTime Reviews


Rickrated this item 5 out of 5 on 11/28/2010:

This is a sturdy well built rack that fits the over sized spare on my Jeep. Only problem is the arms are too short to carry more than one bike. I have a Specialized Mt Bike with a rear rack to fit disc brakes. I can't get my wife's bike and mine to fit the rack. Regular road bikes would be fine. I wish Yakima had made it to fit 3 bikes then I'd have room. I am thinking about taking the rack to a fabricating shop and see if they can cut the arms and install extensions. Great rack except for this problem, I am also making Yakima aware of this, I hope they change the design.

GManrated this item 5 out of 5 on 6/24/2010:

Fantastic! A quality product that was easy to install, and get the bike on and go. With security features built in and simple to use I do recommend. We also bought Yakima tube tops for girl bike and mountain bike, works as advertised!

This is how I Rollrated this item 5 out of 5 on 5/15/2010:

Perfect fit for any Wrangler. Super easy to install, doesnt take up a bunch of space and easy loading/unloading. Couldn't ask for anything more. Amazing value for the price too.


Yakima SpareTime Questions


Carl asked on 9/9/2013:

Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V
Thanks for the recommendation of the Yakima rack. But I noticed in the review that it only holds one bike, does the Thule spare tire rack fit two bikes better>

The Yakima SpareTime does hold 2 bike comfortably on the rack. Thule does the same thing except that you can adjust where you want the bikes to sit on top of the rack. They both will hold two bikes though.

JS asked on 12/13/2012:

Vehicle: 2010 Jeep Wrangler hard top
Does this Yakima Spare Time Bike Holder come with a cable lock to lock bikes to the rack?


The SpareTime includes it's cable lock.

I hope this helps!

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kelley asked on 8/13/2012:

Vehicle: 2011 Jeep Wrangler hard top
The mounting plate does not fit over the bolts due to their position even if the cutout is rotated. The tire size is P255/70R18. Have you found this to be a common problem? Is there a solution?


On the Wrangler you need to remove the center portion of the mounting plate. To do this you'll need to take the large allen head bolt out so that piece can be removed. Once this is done the mounting support will fit without issue.

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Further Information

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