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Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Rack

    Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Rack

    All hail the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 trunk bike carrier! Rugged steel construction solidly supports up to 2 bikes on the back of your car. See details

    • $165.00

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    All hail the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 trunk bike carrier! Rugged steel construction solidly supports up to 2 bikes on the back of your car.

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    All hail the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 trunk bike carrier! Rugged steel construction solidly supports up to 2 bikes on the back of your car.

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    All hail the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 trunk bike carrier! Rugged steel construction solidly supports up to 2 bikes on the back of your car.

    • Improved Quick Trigger Hub system features an easy-to-use large handle, making setup a breeze
    • Independent bike arm adjustment dials in the fit or folds arms down when not in use
    • The KingJoe Pro 2 is ideal for hatchbacks, vans and SUVs
    • Integrated StableCradles hold bikes firmly in place
    • Narrow bike arms fit your bike frame and ease loading
    • Large padded feet provide protection and stability; padded metal buckles protect vehicle finish
    • Retention straps ensure a rock-solid fit; reinforced steel cable glass hatch hooks are included for use on glass trunks or gate mounts
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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    Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Rack is rated 3.9231 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for adventure-mobiling This is my first bike rack, and so far, has been really great. It took my partner and I a couple of tries to figure out the best way to rig the straps, but we aren't manual-readers, so that may be why. We routinely carry two road bikes on 4-5 hour trips on the highway--no issues so far. I only have two complaints about this bike rack. the locking mechanism for holding the rack in position feels a little cheap, and the straps that Yakima includes for securing front tires are absolutely awful and impossible to tightly adequately. We ended up just finding a few small bungee cords.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far, So Good! So far, the King Joe Pro 2 has worked out phenomenally. I have a small hatchback and a small SUV - and on both, the rack plops on the back in about 10 minutes. I have travelled 250+ miles with two bikes loaded at 70 mph on the freeway and the bikes and rack stayed tight and sturdy the whole way. Definitely worth the little money for safe and easy transport for your prized cycles. The only thing I wish was better was the security of your bikes when on the rack. It is pretty easy to get them, and the rack off of your vehicle in very little time. I guess that's the price you pay for ease of use and price without buying a big roof system.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for some bikes, not for others We had a very mixed experience with the KingJoe Pro 2. On the positive side, mounting it to our car, a Prius V wagon, was relatively easy. We were also very impressed with how stable it was. With the bikes mounted and everything strapped down, the overall system was as close to bomb-proof as any trunk/hatch-mounted system I've seen. I had no concerns about the bikes flying off on the freeway, and the system was as solid at the end of the trip as at the beginning. Big improvement over our old SuperJoe rack. The big negative issue we had was with mounting the smaller of our two bikes, a 48 cm Cervelo S2. This is a stock frame (not custom), and it simply didn't fit on the rack. After a significant amount of wrestling, we were able to get it mounted, but it was a physically challenging engineering exercise. Clearly this bike and this rack were not meant to work together. Moreover, the rear wheel of this bike interfered with the handlebars of the other bike we had on the rack, and ultimately we had to remove the Cervelo's rear wheel and stash it inside the car with the rest of our luggage. The straps that hold the bike frames in the mounting cradles do a great job of securing the bikes, but they are very hard to fasten. Once you figure out the proper technique (not mentioned in the instructions), it's doable, but still requires a lot of hand and finger strength. Minor quibble: The instructions were ambiguous or lacking details in spots. For example, there were mixed messages about whether this rack could be used on our car (i.e., search engine and website says yes, it can be used on a Prius V wagon, but instructions say not to use it on a car with a rear spoiler). Some other details about setup also required phone calls to Yakima for clarification. Conclusion: This is a very stable rack, which was great for peace of mind while traveling, but it has some pretty significant limitations that make it a poor choice for certain users. Based on our personal experience, we'd give it two stars, and decided to return it to the store. But recognizing that these issues might not apply to a broader audience, we decided to give it three.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not work for me Bought this bike rack because of the number of good reviews. I put on my car but it would not stay tight. I would slightly pull on one side and the strap will just loosen up. I did not want to have to mess with it so I took it back. This kind of hardware should work flawlessly period. Maybe I got a defective strap but I'm not taking a chance.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Supports 2 Bikes? The rack is sturdy, and easy to install. However, we have 2 Marin Bridgeway Comfort Bikes. One of the bikes is a step-through. This is important, because you'll need to purchase a top tube adapter separately. I am not satisfied with the fit of "our" bikes on the rack. Will exchange for Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Trunk Bike Carrier. I would recommend this to a friend, with some caution.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, secure, and practical. Having had a previous (bad) experience with this type of strap-on bicycle rack, I was quite skeptical it would perform to my satisfaction. This model carrier has exceeded all my expectations, and I rate it a solid five-star performer.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike Rack This was easy to install and use. Very secure on my Honda Fit which does not accept many bike racks
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overbuilt More Beefy Than it Has to Be Carried my super heavy touring bike from St. Louis to Roswell, New Mexico.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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