Yakima Hangover 4 Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

yakima hangover 4 review

Aimed at tour operators and group rides, the Yakima Hangover 4 car rack carries four full-size mountain bikes while saving vehicle space. Built in heavy-duty steel, the first vertical rack to uphold Yakima’s demanding standards, this unit is available in both four and six bike configurations, allowing riders to haul larger groups without worrying about their rear view. An intuitive foot-operated tilt mechanism with two adjustable mast angles helps prevent your bikes from bumping into the back of your vehicle, and the softly padded crown support accommodates fat bike suspension forks. Three adjustable mast heights improve ground clearance, while rotating wheel cups suit a wide range of wheel and tire sizes. The HangOver even comes with a handy built-in bottle opener to help you and your mates refresh after a long ride.

One of the most durable and easy-to-use racks on the market, the Yakima HangOver 4 is a great option for large families or riding with a gang of mates. Taking only 30 minutes or less to assemble, the unit is one of the fastest hitch racks we’ve tested, and requires little maintenance to keep it running smoothly.

Unlike more versatile models like the Yakima Alta and Velocirax, the HangOver only works with suspension-fork mountain bikes, which limits its appeal to those who don’t regularly carry E-bikes or downhill rigs. The rack’s upper horizontal bar and mast also protrude above the roofline of most cars, which may not be ideal for drivers with smaller vehicles.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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