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Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a carbon frame or custom painted bike
  • Need to transport a fat bike
  • Don't want to mess around finding a tool every time you install or uninstall the rack

No, if you:

  • Regularly park in tight spaces and don't want to remove the rack
  • Want easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area when on the road or at the trailhead
  • Need to carry an electric bike
Rugged platform-style rack holds 1 bike by the wheels with a ratcheting hook and pivoting cradle - no frame contact. SpeedKnob provides easy, tool-free installation. Powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant. Hitch and cable locks included. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Yakima. Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount part number Y02481 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima RV and Camper Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • Flat-Towed Vehicle
  • 1 Bike
  • Yakima
  • RV Hitch Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
  • Childrens Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Road Bikes
  • Womens Bikes

Rugged platform-style rack holds 1 bike by the wheels with a ratcheting hook and pivoting cradle - no frame contact. SpeedKnob provides easy, tool-free installation. Powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant. Hitch and cable locks included.


  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries 1 bike on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Ratcheting hook on pivoting upright arm holds your bike securely by the front wheel - no frame contact
  • Large front- and rear-wheel cradles make it easy to load your bike
    • Pivoting rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps adjust to fit bikes of most lengths
    • Deep wheel cradles and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • SpeedKnob provides tool-free, anti-rattle installation
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce noise and movement
    • Includes hitch pin on a braided steel lanyard
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock deters theft of the rack and your bike
    • SpeedKnob lock secures rack to your vehicle
    • Integrated cable lock secures your bike to the rack
  • Removable adapter sleeve converts the rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • Solid steel construction with glossy black powder coat finish is stylish and rust resistant
  • Signature bottle opener built into the end of the rack allows you to enjoy a cold one after a long ride


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs
  • Maximum tire width: up to 5"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Carrier weight: 20 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

8002481 Yakima Single Speed Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Swinging

Item # Y02481

Installation Details Y02481 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Y02481

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Rugged platform-style rack holds 1 bike by the wheels with a ratcheting hook and pivoting cradle - no frame contact. SpeedKnob provides easy, tool-free installation. Powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant. Hitch and cable locks included.

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Received my Yakima Single Speed Bike rack in the timeframe promised. Extremely easy install with no tools required. Just loaded up my road bike and took it for a test drive. Very sturdy and secure mount with little to no movement. Can’t wait to pick up the Fat Bike I ordered this week. Thanks etrailer. 553899

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Great product. So happy to find something easy to install and nowhere near as heavy as most of what’s out there. 864798

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The rack arrived within 48 hours in excellent condition. 851214

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So far so good, only taken it to the trails a few times now but seems pretty solid and sturdy. Likes to wiggle around a little bit. Loading and unloading your bike in 30 seconds each time is great. 802447

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Perfect bike rack for a mustang. Super easy to use once you figure it out. 786339

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I like this Bike carrier. But the first try getting it into my 1.25 hitch it wouldn't fit in. I had to figure out that the wedge needed to be readjusted so it would release back far enough to fit in. The acorn nut was stopping the screw from unscrewing back far enough to release. Other than that, it's a good carrier. 773919

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Solid piece of equipment for my carbon fiber baby 722973

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Great rack. Easy to assemble and install. Even has a bottle opener built in for post-ride beers! 704803

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Quality: as and engineer, I would characterize this product, and this vendor, provides some of the best quality and functionality I have ever seen. Thanks RayL 673086

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Thank yuou!! 668218

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I have a 55 pound electric assist bicycle. This rack makes it easy to load and unload my bicycle. The bicycle seems very stable in this rack. 635985

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Upon receiving product, discovered the weight restriction of 40 lbs. my bike weighs 51 lbs. therefore the product is useless to me. 620451

The 40 lb weight capacity is listed in the product description on the website.
-- Mike L - 04/11/2019


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First impressions. Rack was pretty scratched up upon opening from box. Easy to install but some things are worrysome. First the plastic cap that is supposed to fit over hitch lock does not come close to fitting over lock. It is hard plastic and simply does not give enough to fit over lock. Second I have a 2 inch hitch and you have to tighten inside hitch completely and I mean really turn tightly which is a real pain as you are bent way over to reach knob to tighten. You must lock to make sure it doesn’t loosen as you drive. Third the back tire fits in a plastic tray. That tray has a plastic axle that is not the most robust for holding your rear tire long term. I will have to watch that for future. This goes on my truck and will only be on long enough to transport bike to trail parks. Frankly I would not personally leave this rack on long term as it simply is not robust enough to take much abuse. I think it is fine to put on transport to and from park but that is about all I would trust it. Is it worth the price versus other single carriers? Well that remains to be seen as far as I am concerned but forest impressions have me wondering is I mDe the right choice!! Etrailor was excellent as you would expect. They are one of very very few excellent sellers on the internet. 610114

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rack went together easy worked good directions showed an attachment cable but none were in the box. 586577

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15 Camaro w/ Trek bike, fits perfectly. It's close but fits. Plus the bike rack looks good and feels solid. 584746

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Great Bike rack for my fat e MTB bike. Great service, they shipped very fast and have very good email support! 582906

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So far everything is as expected. Quality is excellent. Packaged correctly delivered on time. Online videos were a big plus for installation. Lots of nice detail. Also got the class one trailer hitch and installed on my daughters vehicle. Instructions provided in the box were somewhat vague but the online video explained everything much better. Nothing unexpected at all. Hitch fit perfectly and exactly as shown. The trailer hitch does require drilling and additional tools for installation. Need a little experience for that. Otherwise after the hitch was completed the bike rack slides right on or off as needed. No surprises. We tried several bikes and all fit great securely and safe very important when traveling. My daughter is going to college and needs a bike for the campus environment. This fits the ticket perfectly. 558201

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Pleased all around. Pre-purchase question answered quickly. Ordered on a Wednesday delivered the next Wednesday tp PA, I opted to just use the free delivery as I was not in a hurry. Packaged well. 497955

All products are still working great.
William - 04/18/2019


Ask the Experts about this Yakima RV and Camper Bike Racks

  • How Does Hitch Pin Hole of Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Line Up
    Normally when lining up the hitch pin of the Yakima SingleSpeed bike rack # Y02481 with the pin hole of a trailer hitch you just slide it into hitch opening far enough and watch for when the holes are lined up like in the video link I attached at the 2:20 mark. I also attached a picture of what it would look like as well. You could put some bright fingernail polish around the pin hole to help see it.
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  • How Does Hitch Pin of Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Secure to Hitch
    Not a lame question at all! It's totally understandable to want to know how the Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack # Y02481 attaches to your vehicle hitch as it will be holding your bike! Basically you line up the shank of this rack in your hitch so that it's hitch pin hole and the hitch pin hole of your hitch line up. You insert the hitch pin through the hitch to the rack and then use the anti-rattle knob to squeeze the rack to the hitch from inside it. This is mainly what holds...
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  • How To Determine if Yakima SingleSpeed Rack Will Allow Tailgate to Fold Down
    I have a 2018 toyota tacoma with a leer shell and im interested in getting this rack. My concern is that I will lose the ability to put my tailgate down when there is NO bike on the rack. In other words, the tailgate will fall on top of the rack and scratch/dent. Have you guys fitted this on to a 2016-present tacoma? If so, will the tailgate fold down when there is no bike on the rack? I want to make sure it will work before ordering it! Thanks
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  • Does Yakima SingleSpeed Platform Rack Come with Included Locks?
    The Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # Y02481 does come with the hitch lock and bike lock hardware so you'd have all the security covered. I've linked a video of this bike rack being installed to assist.
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  • Does the Stabilizer Strap for a Curt Hitch on a 2011 HHR Need to be Used for a Single-Bike Bike Rack
    If you are wanting to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11447 on your 2011 Chevrolet HHR then a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 would need to be used according to Curt's warranty. The warranty simply says any non-trailer load so even a single bike rack would fall under that. With that being said, where you attach the strap doesn't matter at all. You could actually just loop it over the crossbeam of the Yakima SingleSpeed # Y02481 and then back to your vehicle if that works...
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  • Does Direction of Threaded Plate Install on Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Matter
    It does not matter which direction the threaded plates of the Yakima SingleSpeed # Y02481 face or which you use on either side. They are interchangeable in both ways!
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  • Torque Spec For Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Fasteners
    I checked with Yakima and for their SingleSpeed bike rack part # Y02481 that you referenced they state to tighten all of the fasteners to 15 Nm which is 11 ft lbs. I also attached a link to a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • WIll the Yakima SingleSpeed Fit a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    We use our huge buying power to offer the lowest prices. If you have found a lower advertised price with the same item in stock, we would like to know about it. For your help, we will refund you 110% of the difference in the delivered price (cost of product plus shipping/handling charges) within 30 days of your purchase. This offer is valid on the identical product and model number. We cannot honor competitor close-outs, liquidations, rebates, free-with-purchase offers, auctions or benefits/special...
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  • Will Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Fit Class III Hitch of 2013 Ford Explorer
    The Yakima SingleSpeed bike rack part # Y02481 fits both the 1-1/4 inch and the 2 inch hitch size like what your 2013 Ford Explorer has so it would fit and work well. It comes with a sleeve adapter that fits onto the shank of the rack so that it fits the 2 inch hitch size like you have properly. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the Doors of a 2016 Ram Promaster City Open with Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Installed?
    Yakima part # Y02481 works on your 2016 Ram Promaster City. After speaking to the manufacturer for a confirmed fit, they stated this product will leave enough room for the doors to open while the rack is empty.
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  • Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack for Bike with Fenders
    The Yakima SingleSpeed # Y02481 wheel-mount hitch 1-bike rack is better for bikes without fenders, like mountain bikes. Some bikes with very short front fenders can still work but generally a standard size front fender will get in the way of the ratcheting arm. Since this could potentially compromise the security of the bike on the carrier I recommend instead using a frame-mount carrier. We don't have any such 1-bike carriers but we do have 2-bike models that grip the frame rather than...
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  • Fat Bike Tire Width for Use with Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack
    No worries! The Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack # Y02481 has wheel cradles and straps that can accommodate up to 5 inch tires. In my experience with mounting fat bikes, the key is the length of the straps. The straps are what secure the wheel down and some bike racks have cradles wide enough for fat bikes, but their straps are too short and don't wrap around the wheel. With the SingleSpeed, your fat bike will fit right in as their cradles are not only deep and wide, but they...
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  • Recommended 1 Bike Platform Rack Rated For Use on a Vehicle Being Flat Towed
    I've got the perfect solution for you; have a look at the Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Bike Rack # Y02481 which fits on both 1-1/4" and 2" receivers and is designed and rated specifically for flat towed vehicles. This is a wheel mounted bike rack, so there's no bike frame adapter bar needed if you've got a bike with an aggressive step-through frame, and it comes with locks to secure the bike to the rack and the rack to the vehicle. I've linked a short review video of this rack...
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  • How To Mount A Bike Rack On A 2020 Tesla Model 3
    With most vehicles you have the choice of adding a hitch and then a bike carrier to that hitch, a trunk mounted bike rack, or a roof mounted bike carrier. I will provide you one of each and recommend what I think is best for your Tesla Model 3. For a trunk mounted option, the SeaSucker Talon # 298-BT1004 is truly unique and is my recommendation. This rack mounts to your rear glass windshield via super strong vacuum cups. You won't have to be concerned with scratching the finish of...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Single E-Bike on 2017 Buick Encore
    You should place your E-Bike as close to your 2017 Buick Encore as possible when using the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which means on the inside of the rack. The reason for this is so the rack and your bike remain as stable as possible and does not put added stress on either. The Freedom does not have a 1-bike rack option though the center mast does fold down like in the accompanying photo to help ease the loading process. The better option that I strongly recommend...
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  • Can Yakima HoldUp Trays Fit Spine for Yakima StickUp Bike Rack
    Although the spines for the (discontinued) Yakima StickUp 8002420 and the Yakima HoldUp part # Y02445, # Y02443, or # Y02443-2 look similar, the brackets that the wheel holder trays connect to are different enough that you'll need to change to a HoldUp or similar wheel-mount bike rack to avoid frame contact on your bike(s). If you only need to transport 1 bike then Yakima came out with their SingleSpeed # Y02481 which is essentially a 1-bike version of the HoldUp. For a more cost-effective...
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  • Can the Yakima SingleSpeed be Used on a 2014 Nissan Versa with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11256 which is a fit for the 2014 Nissan Versa does not have a backstop and the spare tire for your Versa is in the trunk and not under the vehicle so you won't have any issues with the Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack part # Y02481. However, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver will also require that you use the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 in order to retain the warranty so if you do not want to use this then you will need to...
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  • Clearance Dimensions for Single Bike Racks for Clearing Rear Spare
    What's the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on your rear spare? If it's less than 12 inches the RockyMounts MonoRail part # RKY10007 will clear the spare. The T1 part # TH9041 would require that distance to be less than 7 inches and the Yakima SingleSpeed part # Y02481 would require 7-1/2 inches.
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  • Can Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Carry 46 lb E-Bike
    I do see what you are saying but the Thule T1 # TH9041 will do just as good a job at keeping your E-Bike secure as the Yakima SingleSpeed # Y02481. After all the arm on either system will be bearing down on that front wheel so you just have to make sure it is ratcheted down to a snug fit and you are good to go! Thule is one of the leading bike rack manufacturers so you can be confident that anything with their name on it is good quality and has passed through their testing facility with...
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  • Replacement SpeedKnob Anti-Rattle Device For Yakima Singlespeed And HoldUp EVO Bike Rack
    The replacement SpeedKnob tightening device for the Yakima SingleSpeed part # Y02481 and Yakima HoldUp EVO part # Y02479 is SpeedKnob part # 8880904. This knob does not come with the lock core so you would need to replace it with your existing lock core or purchase a new lock core with part # Y07202.
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    The trailer hitches that install behind the bumper are always intimidating because of sensors that can be located there. We typically recommend having a shop perform the installation unless you are really comfortable at working on cars because of how involved it is so having it professionally installed is a great idea! Please note that the owner's manual does say that a trailer hitch should not be installed on your 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack so the decision will need to be yours when...
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    The best option I have for you to carry a bike while pulling your [email protected] Trailer with a 2015 Ford Edge is to place it in between the trailer and vehicle using an adapter, the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount part # D210. This adapter would then allow you to place a bike rack in the upper receiver tube portion all while using the lower ball mount platform to continue towing your trailer. If you only have one bike then I recommend the Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack part # Y02481. The...
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  • Recommended Solo Bike Rack for a 2013 Chevrolet Volt
    For the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11221 on your 2013 Chevrolet Volt, I recommend taking a look at either the Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack part # Y02481 or the Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack part # TH9041. These are both excellent options for your Volt and retain the same wheel mount design as the Kuat Transfer. The main difference between the two is that the Thule T1 can fold up against the vehicle whereas the Yakima SingleSpeed cannot. If you are referring to the...
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  • Replacement Tongue, Key and Hardware Bag for Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack
    We definitely have the parts you need for your Yakima SingleSpeed 1-Bike Platform Rack # Y02481. For the replacement tongue, use part # 8880841. for the replacement hardware bag, use part # Y79FR . This comes with comes with a 5mm hex wrench, two threaded nut plates, and four of each M8x16 screw, M8 washer, M8 lock washer. If you know the specific key number you need, it can be purchased through part number Y8772-A### (replace "###" with your actual key number), for example part...
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