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Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Black

Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Black

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This heavy-duty 4-bike rack is perfect for carrying electric bikes and bikes with carbon frames or custom paint jobs. Tiered trays prevent bike-to-bike contact and add ground clearance for backing down steep driveways. Tilts with bikes loaded. 1-833-496-1390 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y85AR or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y85AR

  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Wheel Mount
  • Yakima
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This heavy-duty 4-bike rack is perfect for carrying electric bikes and bikes with carbon frames or custom paint jobs. Tiered trays prevent bike-to-bike contact and add ground clearance for backing down steep driveways. Tilts with bikes loaded.


  • Platform bike rack carries 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Front 2 positions can be removed if you only need to carry 2 bikes
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels
  • Sliding rear-wheel cradles let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Adapters (sold separately) accommodate bikes with fat tires
  • Stadium-style, tiered trays optimize bike spacing
    • Also provide extra ground clearance for backing down steep driveways
  • Front-mounted hand lever lets you tilt and fold the rack with ease
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening Speedknob
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce movement and noise
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Aluminum ramp (sold separately) helps you load heavy bikes
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity (on road):
    • 70 lbs per bike (inner 2 positions)
    • 40 lbs per bike (outer 2 positions)
  • Weight capacity (off-road):
    • 42 lbs per bike (inner 2 positions)
    • 24 lbs per bike (outer 2 positions)
  • Maximum tire width: 3.25"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 52"
  • Wheel diameter: 16" - 29"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 5-1/2"
    • Farthest part of bike rack when folded down: 65-1/2"
    • Farthest part of bike rack when folded up: 16"
  • Carrier weight: 108 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.

Removable 2-Bike Add-On

 ratcheting wheel hooks

The StageTwo carries 4 bikes, however the front 2 positions can be easily removed so there's less of a load on you and your vehicle if only 2 people are going riding. When it's not needed, simply remove the front section with the included tool and throw it in your trunk or leave it at home. To convert the rack to carry 2 bikes, simply remove the handle from the bike rack base, remove the add-on, then reinstall the handle. A single bike add-on (sold separately) lets you convert the rack into a 3-bike carrier.

Pivoting Arms with Ratcheting Hooks

 ratcheting wheel hooks

The Stage 2 has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheel, so it won't scratch or scuff the paint. To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the cradle, rotate the arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook. To unload your bike, press the button on the upright arm to release the ratcheting hook, and slide the hook up.

Sliding Rear Wheel Cradles

 sliding wheel trays

The wheel trays have cradles with ratcheting straps to secure your rear wheel to the rack. The cradles slide along the tray to accommodate bikes with a variety of wheelbases. To secure your wheel, run the strap over the rim and back down through the strap buckle and pull tight. To remove your bike, press the quick-release button on the buckle and undo the strap.

Stadium-Style, Tiered Trays

tiered trays

The StageTwo has stadium-style, tiered trays that hold your bikes at different levels to help avoid bike-to-bike contact. The increased angle also adds ground clearance for backing down steep driveways.

Front-Mounted Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

 folding and tiliting design cable locks

The rack tilts down with your bikes loaded. So, whether you're at the trail or the grocery store, you don't have to remove your bikes to access your cargo area. It also folds up when not in use. This leaves a smaller footprint, so you can keep the rack on your vehicle to park in your garage. And if you want to remove it, it doesn't take up as much space to store it.

 folding and tiliting design

To make tilting and folding easier, the release lever is mounted on the front of the rack. This means you won't have to reach through or around your bikes with one hand to reach the lever, while supporting the rack's weight with the other, when lowering the rack. Instead, you'll be able to hold the rack with both hands the entire time.

Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

 cable locks cable locks

The rack quickly installs in your hitch receiver, without the need for tools. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. Turning the knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge in the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. Insert the safety pin into the hitch pin hole to help prevent the shank from sliding in the receiver.

Complete Security

 loaded on vehicle

The rack includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. Integrated cable locks thread around your bikes' frames and inserts into the lock at the top of each arm. The cables store inside the arms when not in use.

loaded on vehicle

The lock on the hand knob secures the rack to your vehicle. The hand knob will spin freely when locked so a would-be thief can't operate it. The locks are keyed alike, so you only need to use 1 key.

8002725 Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Black

8002727 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Black

Installation Details Y85AR Installation instructions

Video of Yakima StageTwo Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Black

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

Video Transcript for Yakima StageTwo 4 Bike Rack Review - 2017 Toyota RAV4

Hey everyone, Charles here at etrailer. And today we're taking a look at the Yakima stage two bike rack on the 2017 Toyota RAV4. So this is your front wheel mount platform style bike rack that's gonna let you carry up to four bikes but a quick thing to note before we talk about the features that make this premium choice is that the hitch has a weight rating and your vehicle has a weight rating so make sure you don't exceed the lower of the two. The closest two trays will let you carry up to 60 pounds per bike. And the further two will let you carry 40 pounds per bike. For our 2017 RAV4, we are going to be able to carry 37 and a half pounds per bike so that we don't exceed that limit.

So another thing to note while it does have this awesome tilt away feature, we are going to have to make contact with the ground to utilize that so that we can open our hatch here to grab our helmets and waters, whatever we need but we can still keep this bike on. So we are held on by two attachment points, the front wheel mount and a rear wheel strap here. To take the bike off, we are gonna start with the strap and just a quick note, something that's cool about this bike rack is whenever you load the front wheel mount first and you secure that, even if you're not fully on this track it is very easy to roll into place. But so now that the back wheel strap is off, we're gonna keep one hand on the frame so it doesn't fall on your vehicle. You push on this button, lift up and move that aside.

And now our bike's off. With the bike off, we can take a closer look at some of these features. So each one of these mounts here have an included cable and locking core which is awesome, stored right inside the tray there. Looking at the cradles here, we do have a thin groove that is going to support your thin wheeled bikes all the way up to your three and a quarter inch. And it will accommodate your five inch fat tire bikes but you will need to get a separate adapter to hold those rear tires.

It's gonna be made out of a steel construction. So it's gonna be very durable, finished with a black powder coat, making it rust resistant. So with this bike rack, we have a lot of extra length added. So from our bumper to the furthest point out is gonna be about 62 inches. Something to keep in mind when you're backing up into a tight space.

The ground clearance to the bottom of this handle is about 28 inches. And from the shank is about 10 and a half inches. Another thing to keep in mind when you're going up steep hills or steep driveways. The front of your vehicle's gonna go up and the rear's gonna go down. So another cool design about this rack is that each tray is staggered like a ladder and that is going to prevent the bike on bike contact. So we do have a fold up feature that's gonna save space needed to park in a parking spot or in your garage, makes it a little bit easier to lift up a little bit and it's gonna snap into place. So now the length added to the back of your vehicle is gonna be 13 and a half inches. And the closest point is gonna be about six and three quarter inches, nothing to worry about as it's not gonna get any closer than that. Taking a look at the back of the vehicle, we do see that our rear backup camera license plate, most of our taillights and rear windshields are gonna be blocked. This is your two inch shank that fits into your two inch hitch receiver. We have an alignment pin here and the real action is gonna come from this self-tensioning knob which makes a toolless installation. All we have to do is just crank on it. And that is going to activate the anti-rattle feature. As you can see, as I'm shaking the rack the whole vehicle is moving, ensuring its secure connection. And the included locking core is gonna be keyed alike with all of the cable locks on the rack. So your bikes are gonna be secured to the rack and the rack is gonna be secured to your vehicle, keeping them both safe for when you're not around. So overall, this is one of our most premium bike racks that we offer. Because of the limited weight capacity that we have with the RAV4 and this bike rack, we we're not gonna be able to utilize most of its weight but if you are looking to carry, you know, four bikes on the back of your RAV4, maybe check out some hanging style options, like the Yakima HangTight. There's a four and a six bike version where you can carry 37 and a half pounds as well. If you wanted a lighter, smaller, more compact four bike rack, check out the Hollywood Destination racks, but otherwise this is a solid quality option that you can always keep and use for your next vehicle as well. And that does it for our look on the Yakima StageTwo bike rack on the 2017 Toyota RAV4..


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