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Yakima FoldClick 3 bike tow bar carrier no. 8002490

RRP: £502.50
Code: YK8002490

This rack uses Yakima's 'Just Click' fitting system to really make fitting easy. It's strong enough to carry eBikes and it folds so you can leave it in the boot of even smaller cars if you need to. Unique features:

  • Fits straight onto the tow ball from folded
  • 'Just Click' - you push down on the bike support tray until you hear the 'click' and see the indicator go green
  • The bike-holder arms are easy to reposition, which makes fitting the bikes relatively fast and easy

Yakima have developed this new rack which uses their superb "Just Click" fitting system. There's a lot to like about the FoldClick. It's small, compact and lightweight, yet strong enough to carry heavier bikes, including eBikes.

In our opinion there are two stand-out features:

  • Ergonomics: Carrying and fitting the FoldClick is so easy because when folded it’s basically vertical, not basically horizontal. Stand above it - no back strain - lift it, place it on the tow ball and push down on the outer wheel tray. It automatically adjusts and self-tensions for your particular tow ball. If you are fitting it from folded simply fold down the wheel holders and flip out the lights. Fitting couldn’t really be faster, and we're sure it couldn’t be easier.
  • Design competence = low stress: When you come to remove the carrier, there’s no bike holder frame that needs releasing and lowering, no jumble of bike holder arms that will then keep getting in the way – you just lift the wheel tray frame to the vertical, sandwiching all other parts out of the way, and lift the carrier, straight up, off the tow ball.

There are many additional touches that have been borne out of experience of using other carriers, for example:

  • The bike holder arms are very easy to remove, when unlocked. This makes bike fitting much quicker, much easier, with no need to remove all the bikes and start again if you can’t get a good grip on the outer bike, or have forgotten to position a bike holder in the correct place during fitting (most of our customers who’ve used tow bar carriers before will know what we mean!). A good tip is to take off the second bike holder before fitting the first bike, and aim to hold the bikes by their seat posts.

Other features:

  • These carriers have a ‘Just Click’ fitting system; when you hear a reassuring 'click' and see a green indicator then you know that a fitting process is complete, and you're good to go.
  • It's a 3 bike carrier (which will carry up to 2 heavier electric bikes up to maximum weight of each is 30kg, so you may need to remove the battery before loading).
  • The carrier tilts, with the bikes fitted, to allow easy access to the car boot – this is controlled by a foot-operated pedal below the number-plate.
  • The FoldClick 3 has 19cm between the wheel-holders..
  • There's an optional loading ramp, designed to make it easy to load eBikes.
  • The wheel trays accommodate almost all bikes - up to a 125cm wheelbase and 4" wide tyres.
  • The lights are ‘5 function’ (13 pin), including fog lights and a reversing light; they come with both a 7 pin and a 13 pin lighting socket.
  • Everything is lockable; the rack is locked to the car and each bike is locked to the rack, all using the same key.
  • There's a 5 year guarantee. All components are of top quality, including a 300 hour salt-proofed steel frame, and epoxy-coated aluminium wheel holders.

This rack tilts far enough to open the tailgate on vehicles with all but the most vertical tailgates. Owners of larger vehicles with vertical tailgates (such as vans and bigger MPVs) report that the rack doesn't tilt far enough back to open the tailgate. If you have a vehicle with a vertical tailgate you may not be able to open it with this rack. We would recommend taking a look at the Atera Strada DL.

Important information if you have a bolt-on tow ball. These racks only work with 'extended neck' bolt on / flange tow balls (as well as swan neck/detachable tow balls). If you have a standard flange/bolt-on ball you will need to purchase an extended neck version instead - listed below. It's very easy to change your ball over. If your vehicle is fitted with a standard swan neck tow bar, the FoldClick will fit perfectly without the need for the extra part.

Technical specifications at a glance:

Max number of bikes: 3

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 128cm (width) x 80cm (depth)

Dimensions (folded): 75cm x 74 cm x 28cm

Weights: 16.5kg

Load capacity: 60kg

Distance between bikes: 22cm

Maximum wheelbase: 125cm (maximum bike length: 185cm)

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

Possible to tow when in use: no

Fits with a spare wheel: no

Guarantee: 5 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.

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:
Spares CK609 - Yakima/Whispbar bike-to-bike frameholder (including clamp and knob) £31.50
Spares CK612 - Yakima/Whispbar frame clamp knob (inc. 2 x keys) £11.00
Spares CK622 - Yakima/Whispbar bike arm frame clamp £17.50
Spares CK640 - Yakima/Whispbar rubber inserts for bike holder arms £2.40
Spares CK670 - Yakima FoldClick wheel strap and buckle kit £19.95
Spares CK671 - Yakima FoldClick lense cover set £49.95
Spares CK672 - Yakima FoldClick pedal cover £13.75
Spares CK673 - Yakima FoldClick skid cover £3.65
Spares CK674 - Wiring loom clips for JustClick/FoldClick bike carrier. £4.40
Spares CK675 - Yakima FoldClick lock set £39.95
Spares CK677 - Yakima FoldClick hoop and base assembly £49.95
Spares CK678 - Yakima FoldClick short (100mm) frame holder £31.95
Spares CK679 - Yakima FoldClick longer (290mm) frame holder £34.95
Spares Spare keys - charge for 1 key (brand & barrel number TBA) £7.50

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 Standard two to four day service is £6.50 (£11.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Express Delivery (one or two days) is £9.50 (£14.50 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 (courier, usually Express Delivery).

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 Express Delivery need to be received by 2pm.

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday.

What about Next Working Day delivery? 
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express Delivery’.  Many Express Delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, but some will arrive on the second working day, or be split between these two days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can, and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, 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.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. 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.

Payment options:

We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

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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.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Tow bar bike carrier: £379.95 (rrp. £500.00)
Special offers:
Free FASTY strap: £0.00 (rrp. £2.50)
Bike carrier accessory: £14.95 (rrp. £20.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £35.00 (rrp. £39.95)
Bike carrier accessory: £7.95 (rrp. £9.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £23.95 (rrp. )
Bike carrier accessory: £9.95 (rrp. )
Bike storage and maintenance:
Wall storage rack: £29.95 (rrp. £40.00)
Bike servicing stand: £49.95 (rrp. £65.00)
Wall storage rack: £53.95 (rrp. £59.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £379.95
 Spare parts 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar electrics? 
 Fitting Instructions