Get the most bike hauling value with the BigHorn. This 4-bike hitch carrier tilts away for rear-of-vehicle access. It also features anti-sway cradles to eliminate bike contact. Now friends can invite friends on your next bike trip.
- The most bang for your buck in the hitch world
- Tilts away for rear-of-vehicle access
- Anti-sway cradles eliminate bike-to-bike contact
- Optional DeadLock™ available to lock bikes to rack, and rack to car
- 4-bike capacity
- Available in either 1.25” or 2” hitch
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Entry-level 4-bike carrier mounts on 1¼”-inch receiver hitches. Dual-arm design fits more bike types. Rack can be tilted down for access to the back of the vehicle. Features SwitchBlade anti-swing cradles. Compatible with DeadLock security system, and PowderHorn.
Produced: 2004 to present
History: No significant changes.
Weight: 30 lbs.
Dimensions: About 41-½” high & 41” extension from hitch bolt hole. About 11-5/8” between back of mast and hitch bolt hole. Distance between arms is 11.5" (center to center).
Capacity: Class II hitch = 4 bikes up to 120 lbs, Class I hitch = 3 bikes up to 90 lbs.
MSRP $199.00 USD
Q: Will I be able to get in to the back of my vehicle with a BigHorn 4 installed?
A: The BigHorn 4 can be tilted down enough to allow most hatches or double gate doors to open fully. Bikes need to be removed first! To keep the bikes on and have enough clearance for asymmetrical doors and tailgates a “gate” style carrier should be used.
Q: What type of trailer hitch does it use?
A: This system requires a 1¼” receiver hitch, class II or greater. Only a Yakima 1” adapter can be used to fit to be a 1” hitch.
Q: Can I add more bikes?
A: No. Class II hitches can carry a maximum of 4 bikes.
Q: Can I use this product if I have a spare tire on the back of my vehicle?
A: Probably not. Receiver hitches and spare tires vary greatly, so only a test fit at a dealer will tell you for sure. As a very rough gauge (no promises) the BigHorn 4 has about 8 1/2” of clearance between the hitch-bolt hole and the inner side of the upright mast. If it looks like that’s enough clearance, try one on at your dealer. Use of a hitch extender is not recommended as it would increase leverage and lack anti-wobble features. Should you decide to use one anyway, be advised that stability and capacity will be reduced.
Q: Is there a weight limit?
A: Maximum load is 4 bikes/120 lbs.
Q: How much play is normal (when in the hitch)?
A: Hitches, like anything else, will have slight variations in dimensions and that’s a fact of life when anything is manufactured. The critical dimension for a hitch is the I.D. or Interior Dimension (the space inside the hitch). The critical dimension for a hitch product is the O.D. or Outside Dimension of the tongue. The team has designed the tongues of our new hitch racks to allow no play, but rarely, some hitches out there may have a slightly oversized I.D., causing slight play in the hitch. Have them tighten the hitch bolt completely to tighten it up and reduce play.
You can order replacement parts from your local Yakima dealer, or directly from us by calling our Consumer Sales Representatives at 888.925.4621.
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