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Respect your precious time and sweet ride.

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

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5 5

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.

4 5

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!

Is there an extender for a 3rd bike??

Is there an extender for a 3rd bike??

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Unfortunately this does not have the ability to extend to a 3rd bike.

5 5


  • 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!