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Yakima HangTight Bike Rack for 6 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Tilting

Yakima HangTight Bike Rack for 6 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Tilting

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6-Bike carrier is great for large families and tour operators alike. You can load mountain bikes, road bikes, kid's bikes, and other bike styles and secure them vertically by the handlebars. Tilts with bikes unloaded to access cargo area. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y39GR or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HangTight Bike Rack for 6 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y39GR

  • Hanging Rack
  • 6 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Frame Mount
  • Yakima
  • Class 3
  • Hitch Lock

6-Bike carrier is great for large families and tour operators alike. You can load mountain bikes, road bikes, kid's bikes, and other bike styles and secure them vertically by the handlebars. Tilts with bikes unloaded to access cargo area.


  • Hanging bike rack carries 6 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Great for families and tour operators
    • Accommodates mountain bikes, road bikes, kid's bikes, BMX bikes, fat bikes, and lighter e-bikes
  • Padded cradles with adjustable chain straps secure bikes by the handlebar
    • DH cradle (sold separately) lets you carry a bike with a dual-crown suspension fork
  • Rotating wheel cups accommodate most wheel sizes, including fat bike tires
    • Ratcheting straps secure your bikes' rear wheels in place
  • Spring-loaded foot pedal lets you use 2 hands to tilt the rack
    • Tilts with bikes unloaded to access cargo area
  • 2 Height settings ensure proper ground clearance for bikes' rear tires
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin with SKS lock secures the rack to your vehicle and eliminates movement in the hitch
    • Integrated lock loop lets you add a cable lock (sold separately) to secure your bikes to the rack
  • Black powder coated steel construction is durable and rust resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 6 flat bar bikes or 4 drop bar bikes
  • Weight capacity: 37.5 lbs per bike
  • Minimum tongue weight: 250 lbs
  • Minimum ground clearance: 10"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Wheelbase: 24" - 50"
  • Distance between bicycles: 12"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 8-3/4"
    • Farthest part of rack: 20"
  • Crossbar length: 46"
  • Carrier weight: 85 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Vertical Orientation

Yakima HangTight 6-bike Hanging-Style Rack

Unlike a platform-style rack that requires you to load and unload your bikes in a specific order, the vertical orientation of the Yakima HangTight allows you to add and remove your bikes in any order. This is great for tour operators who need to drop off passengers in different locations without having to remove the outermost bikes first. When loaded, it won't block your vehicle's taillights like many platform-style racks do. And, since it holds most styles of bikes, it's a great rack for a family outing.

Padded Cradles and Rotating Cups

Yakima HangTight 6-bike Hanging-Style Rack Cradles

Padded cradles on the upper bar secure your bikes by the handlebars. To secure your bikes, place the stems between the split cradles, route the ratchet straps through the buckles on each cradle, and pull them tightly. To remove your bikes, press the ratchet release lever on each buckle.

If you have a bike with a dual-crown fork, you can replace the cradle with a DH cradle (sold separately).

Yakima HangTight 6-bike Hanging-Style Rack set back position

Rotating wheel cups on the lower bar secure your bike's rear tires. Thread the ratcheting wheel straps between your bike's spokes and insert them into the buckle. To remove your bikes, press the ratchet release lever on each buckle.

Wrap the included cam-buckle safety strap through your bikes frames to reduce bounce and sway during transport.

Tilts for Cargo Area Access

Yakima HangTight 6-bike Hanging-Style Rack vertical position

The rack tilts down without your bikes loaded for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.

Yakima HangTight 6-bike Hanging-Style Rack

To tilt the rack down, step on the foot pedal at the base of the mast and gently lower the rack with both hands. When you're ready to go, lift the rack up until it snaps into place with an audible click.

Threaded Hitch Pin and Rack Security

Thule Range 6-bike Hanging-Style Rack Hitch Adapter

A threaded hitch pin is included to help eliminate rattle in the hitch receiver during transport. To tighten the pin in your hitch, use a 15/16" wrench (not included). The hitch pin includes a lock to secure the rack to your vehicle's hitch.

Yakima Full Tilt Hanging-Style Rack Tilting

An integrated lock loop serves as an anchor point to secure your bikes with a cable lock (sold separately).

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Installation Details Y39GR Installation instructions

Video of Yakima HangTight Bike Rack for 6 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Tilting

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Toyota Highlander

Hi, everyone. Aiden here with each And today we're gonna be taking a look at the Yakima HangTight 6 bike rack here on our 2018 Toyota Highlander. Now right away, there is a four bike version of this. So if you don't need this much capacity you can go with that option instead. And they're both gonna function pretty much the exact same way.

Now, the reason the six bike is really nice is because to carry that many bikes on your vehicle you really don't have many options. You can either go something like this or maybe you have a four bike rack with two on the roof but then that opens the door to needing a roof rack, needing roof rack bike carriers or maybe you already have a roof rack but you've got a box or something up there. It just might not be feasible. And something like this is really manageable. And I like it a lot because it holds the bikes really well.

You can see there isn't any movement from the bike in the bike rack, which is nice. Now you aren't gonna get some of your same features like tilting away with the bikes loaded but it can tilt away. So what we can do is start unloading the bike now to show you that. There are straps on the bottom holding that bottom tire. We just push in a button on this side and undo the ratcheting strap.

And then on the top in here in the cradles we've got more buttons with ratcheting straps. Those are padded. So it's keeping the handlebar nice and safe in there. And while it may look like I'm reaching up pretty high to do this, again, compare it to a roof bike rack option. You have to lift the entire bike up overhead.

And I have a roof bike rack for my car and it's a pretty low down car. It's a Kia Forte and that's even sometimes a little bit of a pain. Imagine something taller like your Highlander. This Easy. Very, very quickly done and not too bad at all. You do have a weight capacity per bike of 37 and a half pounds. So it is pretty darn capable for carrying this many bikes. Just make sure that you've got a hitch that's capable of carrying that much weight when it's fully loaded. Now we can redo all these straps and show you that tilting. It's really easy to do once I get this strap resecured here. Put your hand up here. You've got a nice foot pedal down here and there we go. It starts tilting down and it'll hit that stop right about there, giving us that full hatch access. So if we do need to get in here, change our shoes before or after a ride, we can get stuff out of there. And if you're in a pinch you can always reach through the middle row to get something without unloading the bikes or pop open that back glass if you need to. Now we can close this back up and actually grab some measurements for you after we fold it back up. There is a portion here where you can feed a cable lock through the rack and with the Yakima Same Key System you can key it alike to the lock on the bottom. Now with it right here we can check out our ground clearance first. And we're gonna be working with 13 inches here and 15 and a half inches of the back end here. All this fits pretty close to the vehicle. So I don't think it's gonna be too much of an issue when you're going up those steep driveways and hills, but just watch out for it if you need to. And as far as length added to the back we're going to be adding about 18 and a half inches. Now keep in mind, that's no bikes loaded. When you have a bike on here, your tire's gonna be sticking out and that's really gonna depend on your bike. How big the tires are, do you have kids' bikes That sort of thing. So just keep that in mind, maybe take a measurement of your bike and add it to that 18 and a half to figure out how far you're gonna be adding with bikes loaded. Now, coming down to the hitch here we can see it's going to fit in a two inch by two inch receiver tube. And with the included anti rattle bolt you can see it's nice and solid in the hitch. We did mention that there is a lock on that. And with Yakima's Same Key System you could key it alike to a cable lock if you decide to pick that up down the road. Now, overall, I really like this system. I think it's a great way to haul six bikes and it does it really well. Again, with that many bikes, you don't have many options. And I think this one, not only is capable of doing it, but it's capable of doing it well. Again, this is the Yakima HangTight here on our 2018 Toyota Highlander. Thanks for watching..

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Yakima HangTight Bike Rack for 6 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Y39GR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

6-Bike carrier is great for large families and tour operators alike. You can load mountain bikes, road bikes, kid's bikes, and other bike styles and secure them vertically by the handlebars. Tilts with bikes unloaded to access cargo area.


This bike rack is incredible. It is built very well and works perfect. Etrailer was incredible. It was at my door in 2 days. I would recommend using etrailer for anyone who hasn't in the past. I've have no issues.



Easy way to transport up to 4 bikes. Extremely heavy duty! Only issue was the shippers destroyed the shipping box and multiple pieces were damaged. etrailer compensated me for the damage. Obviously NOT Yakima’s issue. Excellent product!


See what our Experts say about this Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Is There a 6-Bike Hanging Bike Rack that Can Carry Adult and Kids Bikes
    We have a similar 6 bike rack that can be carry a wider range of bike frame styles and sizes but the Yakima Hangover # Y02485 can only be used with adult size mountain bikes that have front fork suspension. Instead you'd want the Yakima HangTight part # Y39GR which can fit a wider range of bikes like I mentioned. I attached a review video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the Yakima HangTight Bike Rack Be Tilted with Bikes Loaded or Be Used with a Swing Away Arm
    The Yakima HangTight Bike Rack for 6 Bikes # Y39GR is only meant to be tilted with no bikes loaded. That is how the rack was designed and tested. Could you potentially tilt it with only a couple loaded, yes. But that is not recommended and will void any warranty claim should something happen. There is also a chance the rack will not tilt fully before the wheels on the bikes come into contact with the ground. The HangTight does not work with the Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away # Y34VR or...
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  • How To Carry 6 Bikes On A 2017 Chevrolet Traverse
    Since you may be transporting 6 bikes, you have three choices. First, there is a hitch-mounted 6-bike carrier available, # Y02485 however, it only works if all 6 bikes have suspension forks. Second, we have the 6-bike carrier # Y39GR. It works with mountain bikes, road bikes, kid's bikes, BMX bikes, fat bikes, and lighter e-bikes. This is my favorite choice for you. Finally, you could get a hitch-mounted 5-bike carrier and then a roof-mounted bike rack for the last bike. For this...
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