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Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack

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The Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack is so user-friendly, he's more like Neighbor Joe 3.

The KingJoe Pro 3 is Yakima's burliest strap-mount bike rack yet. KingJoe the Third, the rear-mounting rack, didn't gain his title by inheritance. He earned it with his six-strap system and ability to fit a vast range of vehicle trunks. In fact, the KingJoe Pro 3 fits more trunks than any other Yakima strap-mount rack. The KingJoe Pro 3 also holds a wide variety of bikes, and carries up to three of them. Yakima's Quick Trigger Hub System makes installing this ruler-of-bikes as easy as pie. King Joe's padded feet protect his royal carriage's paint job, and his folding arms make him easy to store. *If you're not sure the KingJoe Pro 3 will fit your car or bike, feel free to call one of our knowledgeable gearheads.

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Bike Capacity:
strap mount

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Nice rack!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great bike rack. It's very sturdy and easy to adjust. It's also simple to put on and remove from your car or truck. It's, to me, the perfect rack.

Unanswered Question

Will this rack work on a 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman? If not, any recommendations? Thank you!

Awesome hatch rack!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Threw this on my girlfriend's 2013 Subaru Impreza hatchback. Super sturdy, easy to install, and gives you some "Yak" cred on the road! Love it.

Hi - i'm curious will the king joe 3 fit...

Hi - i'm curious will the king joe 3 fit a VW T5 Multivan? or VW T5 Transporter? these are just vans with large tailgates, but not sure if it'd fit... thanks

The T5 isn't listed in Yakima's online fit guide, but the Eurovan is, and the King Joe is compatible with that. The strap system used with the King Joe alloys it to fit most vehicles.

Crees que se ajustar�a a la perfecci�n a un honda civic 2006 coupe

dented car, tough fit for some bikes

    Used the KingJoe Pro 3 on the back of a 2011 Subaru Outback with three bikes - 1 adult mountain bike, 1 adult small women's hybrid and 1 kids 24". The lower support area which meets the vehicle just below the license plate left a sizeable dent in the gate. The mountain bike fit fine but bikes with angled top tubes are tough. It's difficult to not have the handle bars from one bike sticking through the spokes of the other.

    Unfortunately, I can relate, GS. Last month, we hauled 2 adult bikes and one kid's on a 700 mile round trip and found three softball-size dents in the bottom of the liftgate on our 2012 Outback. Between car door dings and two damaging hailstorms, I can attest that the body on the Outback is not nearly as rugged as the rest of the car. But I'd still expect the King Joe Pro to spread the load a bit better to reduce the potential car damage.

    How much weight capacity it can carry and...

    How much weight capacity it can carry and can it be used for Honda Civics (2012 sedan)?

    The KingJoe Pro3 has a weight limit of 90lbs and will fit a Civic sedan.

    Will it fit a cadillac srx?

    Will it fit a cadillac srx?

    Hey jj berdeski,

    Thanks for the question. I checked with Yakima and I found that the KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack will indeed work on your Cadillac SRX.

    How is the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 different...

    How is the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 different from the KingJoe?


    The Super Joe series has cradles but the arm that holds the bikes is the same arm that extends out and rests on the top of the trunk.

    The result: you can’t spread the arms as far apart so this mount has less of a chance of fitting a car with, say, a spoiler. Also on the Super Joe are tubular pads that protect your car from the support arms. The King Joe is our premium mount replete with cradles and triangular pads that have a softer material and because they are triangular, fit your car better. The King Joe also has 3 independent arms so that you have a wider range of spread. It also allows you to fold down the load arms when empty of bikes.

    Does the job

      Quickly straps to my 2003 VW GTI (Golf) and carries my bike with ease. PROS: Very sturdy, durable, well built, easily adjusted, easy to use, folds into self when you aren't carrying bikes. CONS: My full-suspension bike (Santa Cruz) won't slide past the first set of straps/mounts due to the suspension/frame design. Rack carries 3 Road bikes O.K., but 3 mountain bikes isn't easily done. I'm sure the construction would carry the weight, it's a matter of room when it comes to carrying them. Has plenty of room for 2 mtn bikes though. Overall, I would buy this again and recommend it.

      Will this fit a '99 Honda Accord with...

      Will this fit a '99 Honda Accord with factory spoiler?

      This rack should fit the 4 door model, but not the 2 door according to Yakima's fit guide. Also, I believe the rack should wrap over the spoiler and fit nicely.
      Check out the fit guide here -

      This rack should fit the 4 door model, but not the 2 door according to Yakima's fit guide.  Also, I believe the rack should wrap over the spoiler and fit nicely.
Check out the fit guide here -