delivery available make / manufacturer: Yakima model name / number: SpareTime 2
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I drive a Jeep Wrangler & used this rack for a few years to carry my road bike -- it's a Yakima rack that bolts onto the spare tire & holds two bikes with 3 rubberized straps/each. The arms fold down when it's not being used, & then can be extended to any angle/degree you want.
It's a great rack if you drive a Jeep, it's actually my second, but this one has been very lightly used as I now have a second vehicle in the household with a trailer hitch & so have been using a different rack. The bikes move relatively little on the rack, even in a bumpy Jeep, with no side-to-side sway at all.
It's in great shape with all the parts included -- the manual, the mounting plate & bolt, 4 spare rubber straps, the locking cable with 2 keys (the same key locks the cable that locks the rack on the Jeep), 3 different tongue lengths for different-sized spares, etc. The felt pads that hold the bike frames are still in good shape, as the Jeep has always been garaged. Here is a listing to the rack as it was originally for sale:
The new version of this rack (called SpareRide) sells for about $240. From what I can tell, the main difference Yakima made is that the straps are now a ratcheting-plastic vs. the rubber straps that stretch like mine.
Note you do have to take any spare tire covers on in order t install the rack, as it bolts through the center of the spare.
Please let me know if you have any questions; thanks for looking!
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