Will the Yakima FourTimer Work With Kids Bikes That Have 16 Inch Wheels

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Hi, Will a kids 16inch and 20inch bikes fit on this rack without having to use an adapter bar? How far down can the padded hook lower? Thanks.

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The Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02469 will accommodate kid's bikes with wheels as small as 20" but the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531 may be required for this. According to Yakima, they do not recommend using the Yakima FourTimer with kid's bikes that have smaller than 16" wheels because the frame hooks would not be able to reach the down tube most likely but Yakima was not able to provide an exact measurement for this.

If you need to carry kid's bikes with smaller 16" and 20" wheels then you might want to consider using the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 part # B01458 which would work just fine with both of these and you wound not need to use an adapter bar. The BikeWing is also much lighter than the FourTimer at only 41 lbs so it is easier to take on an off the vehicle.

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