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Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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From weekend rides to cross country road trips, this sturdy hitch-mount rack has you covered. Dual-folding arms with anti-sway cradles let you easily load bikes, and ratcheting straps quickly secure them in place. Rack tilts for cargo area access. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number YA44FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Yakima
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike Lock

From weekend rides to cross country road trips, this sturdy hitch-mount rack has you covered. Dual-folding arms with anti-sway cradles let you easily load bikes, and ratcheting straps quickly secure them in place. Rack tilts for cargo area access.


  • Hitch-mounted rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Anti-sway cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps secure bike frames at 3 points
    • Prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
    • Absorb road shock and vibration with TPE padding
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • Quick-release lever lets you fold down arms for storage
  • Tilting design lets you easily access your cargo area
    • Spring-loaded pull pin is mounted on back of mast
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin secures the rack to your vehicle and eliminates movement in the hitch receiver
    • Removable adapter sleeve converts the rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
    • Hitch lock (sold separately) attaches to the hitch pin to deter theft of rack
  • Cable lock with Same Key System (SKS) lock core deters theft of bikes
  • Arced mast design provides additional clearance from the rear of the vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with chip-resistant powder coat finish
  • Signature bottle opener built into the right arm of the rack allows you to enjoy a cold one after a long ride


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 37.5 lbs per bike
  • Distance between bicycles: 7"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin to:
    • Closest part of the rack: 9"
    • Back of the mast: 13-1/2"
    • Farthest part of rack: 17"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 13-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 36 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.

The sturdy, hitch-mounted Yakima BackRoad lets you transport 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The rack has dual arms that offer excellent bike support and anti-sway cradles with ZipStrip ratcheting cradle straps for quick and easy bike loading. The mast tilts away from your vehicle for cargo area access. And installation is simple with an included anti-rattle pin that secures the rack to your vehicle.

Folding Dual Support Arms with Quick-Release Lever

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad Dual Folding Arms

The BackRoad has dual arms that provide your bikes with excellent support and ground clearance during transport.

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad Folding Arms

The arms fold flat against the mast for parking clearance and compact storage. To fold them down, pull the grey quick-release lever on top of the mast. When you're ready to load bikes again, simply lift the arms back up until they lock into place with an audible click.

Anti-Sway Cradles with Ratcheting ZipStrip Straps

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad Anti-Sway Cradles

The BackRoad has anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along the downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact helps to prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact.

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad ZipStrip Ratcheting Straps

Ratcheting ZipStrips let you quickly and easily secure your bikes in the cradles. These straps require none of the tugging and stretching that conventional straps require. Simply insert the strap into the buckles on the cradle and push it down until it's snug around your bike frame. The ZipStrips can be removed quickly by pressing the release levers on the side of each anti-sway cradle.

A layer of TPE padding on each cradle absorbs road shock and minimized vibrations

Tilting Rack with Spring Pin

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad Tilt for Rear Cargo Access

The rack tilts for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Just pull the spring pin at the base of the mast, and lower the rack into position. When you're ready to go, lift the rack up until it snaps into place with an audible click.

Easy Installation with Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

The BackRoad easily installs with a threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin. Simply slide the shank in your hitch receiver, insert the threaded hitch pin, and tighten it down with the included tool. This not only secures the rack to your vehicle but also reduces noise and movement of the rack in your hitch. Available hitchlock (sold separately) allows you to lock the rack to your vehicle.

The rack works with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. To use it in a 1-1/4" hitch, simply remove the hitch adapter with the included Allen key.

Bike Security

The BackRoad includes a lock to secure your bikes to the rack. The integrated cable lock extends from the front of the left arm, wraps around your bikes, and secures to a post built into the arm.

SKS cores can be swapped out if you own other Yakima products and want to use the same key to lock them all.

Integrated Bottle Opener

Yakima 8002702 BackRoad Built-in Bottle Openers

The BackRoad includes a built-in, machined-steel bottle opener in case your beverage of choice doesn't have a twist-off cap.

8002702 Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Item # YA44FR

Installation Details YA44FR Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - YA44FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

From weekend rides to cross country road trips, this sturdy hitch-mount rack has you covered. Dual-folding arms with anti-sway cradles let you easily load bikes, and ratcheting straps quickly secure them in place. Rack tilts for cargo area access.

- YA44FR

Very solid construction. High quality piece. Also, the service I received by Paula S was second to none. She was a big reason I ordered from etrailer. 803113


Ask the Experts about this Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Recommended 4-Bike Hanging Rack With Adjustable Cradles For Adult and Kids Bikes
    The Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack part # YA44FR does not have adjustable cradles so they are locked in at the 7 inch mark. Although 7" between cradles is a lot more than the the standard amount of distance between cradles compared to the other bike racks, the cradles do not move. I recommend to use the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465 to get the adjustability that you are looking for. Adjusting the cradles back and forth on the support bar makes it easier to load the different...
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  • Can Yakima BackRoad 4-Bike Rack Carry Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike
    Yes, a dual-suspension mountain bike is absolutely compatible with the Yakima BackRoad 4-Bike Rack # YA44FR. As for the adapter bar, it is pretty likely that a dual-suspension mountain bike is going to need it. The reason being that many of them have frames which are at a downward angle, or have an otherwise unconventional shape; the tube top adapter bar is going to give these bikes a perfectly horizontal mounting point between the seat post and handlebars. The correct adapter is the...
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  • Is Bike Adapter Bar Needed for Hotrock 20 and 24 Bikes on the Yakima BackRoad
    Thank you for telling me exactly what bikes you plan on transporting with the Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack # YA44FR! When I looked at the design of your Hotrock bikes I'm pretty sure you're going to need to use an adapter bar for 2 reasons; I don't think you have enough room for the arm to fit in the smaller section of the upper tube, and even if you did both bikes would be sitting at an angle which will take away some ground clearance. To make things easier I recommend grabbing an...
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  • 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Odyssey with 1-1/4 Hitch
    I really like the Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack # YA44FR because it's a quality bike rack that is easy to use, cost-effective, and features 7" between the cradles (center to center) for a much easier loading experience of your bikes. The BackRoad comes with a cable lock for the bikes but if you want to add a lock to the bike rack itself then you can use part # Y07235. You'll likely need to use the Adapter Bar # Y02531 for your kid's bikes so that they will fit properly, and I also recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a Bike Rack on a 2017 Jeep Patriot
    I recommend using the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98836 for your 2017 Jeep Patriot because it gives you a 2" hitch receiver which means you have access to a wider variety of accessories (like bike racks) plus it has a matte black finish which looks more rugged and actually hides dents and scratches from road debris much better than the classic glossy black finish that comes on other hitches. If you don't already have a bike rack then I recommend going with the Yakima BackRoad...
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  • Comparing Yakima BackRoad and RidgeBack 4-Bike Hitch Bike Racks
    Both the Yakima BackRoad # YA44FR and the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 are excellent bike racks but I think I'd choose the BackRoad over the RidgeBack to be honest. The RidgeBack has an easier installation method with the snap pin and tool-free anti-rattle, but the BackRoad is a newer model from Yakima and uses the new 7" spacing between the cradles. While this might not seem like a big deal, I've loaded up 4 bikes on the RidgeBack before and it was almost like putting a puzzle together. The...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 4 Bike Rack for 2019 Honda Odyssey
    We have exactly what you need to set your new Honda Odyssey up for adventures on the trails! Starting with the trailer hitch I strongly recommend the Draw-Tite Class III # 76170 because of its hidden-crosstube design that allows only the 2 inch receiver to be seen from the rear. This lets you maintain a sleek OEM appearance on your brand new van while also improving ground clearance for a bike rack (see attached image). The hitch has more than enough capacity for a loaded bike rack and...
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