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BUZZ RACK Eazzy 4 bike folding and tilting rack no. BRP724

£274.95
RRP: £395.00
Code: BRP724

The Eazzy 4 is new for 2019 and includes numerous improvements on BUZZ RACK's previous 4 bike folding carrier; colleagues here have been using the Eazzy 4 for holidays and our consensus is that it's overall the best 4 bike tow bar carrier we've seen, not far behind the premium segment Atera STRADA DL3.

The Eazzy 4 arrived late in the season so we are selling our overstocks at only £274.95; what a bargain!


The BUZZ RACK Eazzy 4 is a really well designed, well engineered piece of kit; smart, sophisticated and very good value for money.

Basic ergonomics

Easy! The Eazzy 4 is very easy to fold which makes for easy lifting, easy carrying, easy fitting, easy storage in the car boot when you are out for a ride; we didn't invent the Eazzy name, but it's appropriate!

Folds to store in the car This is really useful, because damage to tow bar carriers in car parks from other vehicles can be an issue. A tow bar carrier will almost certainly make your car much too long for a standard car parking space.

More detail about folding Because the two wheel support trays fold into the bike holder uprights (there are straps to hold them closed) the Eazzy 4 is easy to carry around, easy to fit and remove, and easy to store. The metal parts are steel, not aluminium, and it weighs almost 20kg, but because it's a vertical 2-handed lift it feels much lighter than this, and there should be no strain on your back when moving it and fitting it. Most 4 bike wheel support racks are relatively very awkward and hard work to handle compared to the Eazzy 4.

Key features of the Eazzy 4

Assembly: The Eazzy 4 is supplied fully assembled, except for the lights which are attached with only 1 screw each side (which makes these lights particularly easy to replace if damaged), and there's 1 bolt for the number plate holder - all fittings and a tool are supplied.

Fitting to the car: You fit the Eazzy 4 in its folded state, which leaves you with all the space you need to work on the tow ball fitting system. When you first place it on the tow ball it supports itself - you can let go of it and it won't fall to the ground. You'll then take the weight again, spin the tightening wheel until it's tight, and lock it. BUZZ RACK's carriers comply with the very exacting standard XPR-18-904-4 and therefore include an anti-sway tensioner; this has an integrated handle and 2 or 3 turns are usually sufficient. The videos (see tab) show the initial assembly, and also fitting - both are well worth watching.

Lighting system: The Eazzy 4 comes with a 13 pin lighting system, including a reversing light and UK compliant fog lights (the fog light is on the right hand side). A 13 pin to 7 pin adapter is included.

Tilting: Tilting is easy, and is very well balanced even with a full load. The Eazzy 4 sits quite high on the tow ball, and the tilt function is optimised to prevent the lights from hitting the road surface, while still using the weight of the bikes to help bring the bike platform back to the level again in a controlled way. But this geometry doesn't allow for vertical tailgates to be opened - the only tow bar carriers we know about that are suitable for these vehicles, e.g. VW Transporter T5 and T6, and MPVs such as the Vauxhall Zafira and Ford Galaxy, are the Atera STRADA DL3 (maximum 4 bikes) and the Atera Genio Pro (maximum 3 bikes).

Carrying bikes

  • The wheel holders will accommodate all wheelbases, even small children's bikes
  • The long wheel rubber-padded wheel straps hold tyres up to 3.25” wide; pull on them to tighten, and use the quick release to loosen
  • The Eazzy 4 is entirely suitable for carbon frame bikes; the rubber-padded bike frame cradles rotate 360 degrees and, again using rubber-padded straps, they hold any type of tube firmly but gently. Longer frame straps are available.
  • The maximum permitted load is 60kg, with no bike weighing more than 20kg
  • Electric bikes up to 20kg may be carried, although the Eazzy series is not optimised for e-bikes (see E-Scorpion for e-bikes); whatever bikes you have, always load the heaviest bikes nearest to the car
  • There is a built in locking cable to secure your bikes; as usual with cable locks, it's a deterrent only - you need to pay serious money for any cable lock that will withstand bolt cutters and, ideally, also loop it through your vehicle's towing hook.

Other features and basic specifications

  • The patented conical fitting fits to all tow balls, even to the bolt-on tow balls we see occasionally that do not meet standards for neck length or ball diameter.
  • A reminder that it locks to the tow ball.
  • The Eazzy 4 sits high on the tow ball, well clear of speed bumps and other hazards such as steep ferry ramps.
  • Dimensions: 112cm wide x 94cm deep (measured from the centre of the tow ball to the outside edge of the number plate holder). 24cm wide when folded.
  • Weight: 19.8kg
  • The build quality - tube bending, welding, rust proofing, painting, component quality, is exemplary. The whole carrier looks and feels like the class act it is. All tools you might need are provided.
  • All parts are replaceable if e.g. someone forgets that a tow bar carrier is fitted and reverses into a wall - which happens!
  • There's a full spares programme; we will provide this information on a Spares tab very soon.

Exchange scheme: Tow bar carriers are part of our 90 day exchange scheme - see the tab for details - so you can order without financial risk..

BUZZ RACK is manufactured by King Rack of Taiwan, a specialist bike sector engineering company since 1996. Their factory is state of the art, with much of their production being tube bending, specialist welding and finishing for well known bicycle and car rack brands.

55 based on 1 review

4 bikes - BUZZ RACK Eazzy 4 Reviews

- Vehicle type: MPV

The Buzzrack Eazzy 4 is a great piece of kit. I'll be completely up front and say that I have returned the one I bought because even with the tilt facility, the ridiculously vertical tailgate of a Vauxhall Zafira will not open fully with the rack in place. I am hugely disappointed by that because in all other respects I cannot fault the Eazzy 4. I'd rather change the car....

The Eazzy 4 requires minimal assembly out of the box. The lights (2 screws, 4 cable clips) and number plate holder (1 bolt) need to be fitted but that's all. After that it's straight on the car using the standard Buzzrack clamping system. The rack doesn't completely support itself before the clamp is tightened but it's not a difficult job as the fold up sides can be left vertical and out of the way until everything is tight, which it has to be said is an excellent design feature.

The wheel and frame straps are easy to tighten with one hand, and the wheel straps in particular are very long - suitable for most wheels out there. Unlike other racks, the central vertical posts are welded in position so once your bikes are in place they don't move. They also give you something solid to fix a D lock to, as a supplement for the cable lock already on the Eazzy.

Last point is the tilt mechanism. It may not work for my car, but the locking knob is easily accessible and the rack is well balanced and solid when tilting.

All in all, a fantastic product.

About our reviews:

We test, and often use personally, almost all the products we sell, and we stand behind our comments and recommendations unless customers convince us they need changing. Our Customer Services and Workshop staff also have input into our recommendations.

But it's because we've learned a lot over many years that customer feedback is so important. Fresh, first time out opinions are the most useful ones, and in any event we certainly don't have access to the full range of vehicles that our customers have between them.

Product feedback from existing customers helps our new customers make choices, and also helps our suppliers with their product development.

We e-mail our customers a week or so after their order arrives and invite them to send in a review.

Some reviews are suitable for multiple products. Where appropriate we may, for example, use the same review for a number of different roof bar products where the only difference is the length of the roof bar.

Technical specifications:

Max number of bikes: 4

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 112 (w) x 94 (d) x 70 (h) cm (measured from the centre of the tow ball mount to the outside edge of the number plate holder)

Weight: 19.8kg

Max load capacity: 60kg

Max weight per bike: 20kg

Distance between bikes: TBAcm

Fits wheelbases: 71-114cm

Max tyre width: 3.25”

Tilting: yes

Integral lighting board: yes

Lighting board plug type: 13 pin (7 pin adapter included)

Bike carrier to tow ball lock: yes

Bike carrier to bike lock: yes (includes a cable lock)

Possible to tow when in use: no

Fits with a spare wheel: no

Guarantee: 3 years

Useful information:

The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by your nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier.

Requires 65mm clearance from centre of tow ball to rear of vehicle.

Deciding which bike carriers to buy is not always easy, especially as you may not have had experience of using bike carriers before. We hope that our buying guides provide useful guidance about which bike carrier 'strategy' will be most appropriate for your circumstances, as well as highlighting the best features of particular models. We also have troubleshooting FAQs - for example, some customers struggle at first to fit four bikes onto a tow ball carrier, and wonder whether a different carrier would allow the bikes to be spaced wider apart. (It won't, but we have some good tips which make bike fitting much easier.)

Our bike carriers Exchange Scheme covers roof mounting and tow ball mounting bike carriers only. Rear door mounting / strap on carriers are not included, and nor are roof bars. It allows you to exchange within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are for roof mounting upgrades, or are tow ball carriers with very basic tilting systems being exchanged for easy to use sliding / tilting carriers.

These are the rules of the bike carriers Exchange Scheme:

  • You are allowed one exchange only.
  • The original equipment must be in "as new" condition, subject only to fair wear and tear.
  • The replacement items must be different models from the originals.
  • The replacement items must not be part of a package deal or be from our Bargains section.
  • Roof bars are never part of the Exchange Scheme.

This is how the exchange scheme works:

  • We charge in full for the replacement items, including the appropriate carriage charge and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the originals.
  • We pay the return carriage costs.
  • When the originals arrive back here we refund you for their invoice value, but you won't get back more than the invoice value of the replacements. In other words, if the replacements are cheaper than the originals we won't be giving you "extra cash back".

Please note: we can only collect items from mainland UK.

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), £4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or £5.95 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).

There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.

Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.

There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.

We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Payment options:

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Bike carriers with 7 pin plugs

Wheel support bike carriers which are supplied with 7 pin plugs usually only include rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights, which is why they are often called ‘3 function lights’.

Unusually, Thule bike carriers with 7 pin plugs also include a fog light; this works when plugged into 7 pin electrics, but it does not work when plugged into 13 pin electrics via an adapter.

Bike carriers with 13 pin plugs

Bike carriers which are supplied with 13 pin plugs include a fog light and reversing light, as well as rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights – which is why they are often called ‘5 function lights’.

If these are plugged into 13 pin electrics then all 5 functions will work.

If they are plugged into 7 pin electrics via an adapter then the fog light should work, but the reversing light on the bike carrier will not work.

Please note

These notes assume that your tow bar electrics have been wired correctly!

Tow bar wiring in the digital age is much more complicated than it used to be when everything was analogue. Our experience is that if you are having lighting problems, e.g. a fog light does not work in 7 pin tow bar electrics, the problem is much more likely to be caused by the wiring, not by a dud bulb in the bike carrier.

We offer our existing customers a full "Next Day if possible" spares service, and will cannibalise new stock as required to find you the parts you need.

To find the spare parts you need, please see the diagram below, identify the product codes, then choose them from the list below. If you need more than 1 of any item, change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Bike carrier accessory: BUZZ RACK Eazzy / Scorpion 492mm wheel strap (1 strap) no. 130-00687-01 £6.00
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 118-00146-00 - Conical Clamp (single segment only) £2.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00697-01C - Locking Hook £2.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 130-00706-01C - Cradle Strap £1.50
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 140-2525-002-04D - T-bolt from tilt mechanism £1.65
BUZZ RACK spares (small): 145-00055-13D - Square Ring £0.75


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Special offer:

Special Offer Deal

Offer Price:
£254.95

Fitted but not used for real - in very good condition with a few light scuffs and scratches.

Tow bar bike carrier: £274.95 (rrp. £375.00)
Special offers:
Free lighting adapter: £0.00 (rrp. £20.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £274.95
In Stock - Get it by Monday 18th November
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 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar electrics? 
 Spare parts 
 Fitting Instructions