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Perfect for hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs, this sleek and stylish, trunk-mounted 2-bike carrier attaches easily to your Nissan Quest with an integrated 6-strap system. The bike rack has anti-sway cradles, folding arms and sturdy bomber steel construction.
The contemporary, low-profile design; silver paint finish; and folding arms are just a few reasons why the Yakima KingJoe Pro is an exceptional trunk-mounted bike carrier for owners of sedans, hatchbacks, minivans and SUVs.
A QuickTrigger hub system takes the strain and frustration out of fitting the rack to your Nissan Quest. Just turn the dials to adjust the padded rack feet, and they conform to the contours of your Nissan Quest, providing solid footing for the rack.
The KingJoe Pro attaches to your Nissan Quest with a built-in, six-strap system. The straps' coated hooks are labeled to make setup a snap, and the hooks ensure that the bike rack is properly anchored to your Nissan Quest.
The narrowly spaced arms of the bike rack help with loading bikes of varying shapes and sizes. The arms fold down for storage when you depress a red tab mounted on the inside of each arm. Because the arms adjust independently of the rack base, you can ensure that your bikes will have a level and stable ride no matter what Nissan Quest the rack is mounted on.
The bike rack also includes StableCradle anti-sway cradles that hold your bikes securely in place with rubber straps. The cradles prevent the bikes from rocking back and forth during transport and also help keep them from hitting your Nissan Quest.
KingJoe Pro comes with glass hatch hooks for installing the unit on Nissan Quests with glass hatchbacks or gate mounts and on other hard-to-fit Nissan Quests. These anchors replace the standard strap-and-hook assemblies on your bike rack and mount through the hatch opening of your Nissan Quest.
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Today were going to review par t number Y02624 from Yakima. This is our KingJoe Pro Bicycle Rack. Okay, to start off our review, were going to cover some of the features and parts of this bicycle rack.At the very end of the cradles is a red piece which is a bottle opener which comes handy at the end of the ride. And the next well move on to the cradles. Now theres two sets of cradles on that rack that will only hold to your bikes and those sets of cradles do have anti-sway cradles built into them. The straps go to the top of the cradle and for the anti-sway cradle as well.
And the cradle itself is smooth on the inside. The anti-sway part of the cradle also sways from the inside to outside depending on the type of geometry on your bicycle.Next, well go ahead and look at the levers that adjust the arms to that hold the bicycle. Theyre very easy to use. You pull out on the level until it goes 90 degrees and then you can adjust the arms to desired location and then push them back together. On the other side of the levers are knobs that you can use to adjust the bicycle rack to fit the form of your car.
Very easy to use you pull them apart and give it a slight twist then you can adjust the bike rack. To lock it back up, turn the knob back to its original spot and give the bicycle rack a little bit of pull to make sure that the knob snap in and engage.Next well go on to the straps that hold the bike rack to this vehicle. Now theyre all labeled top, side and bottom. So its very easy to identify the locations of each one. Now the hooks that attach to the car all have a protective covering and also the straps have loop inside to keep the excess strap from lying around and the buckles themselves have a protective coating around them to help keep them bouncing off the car and potentially scratching the finish.Now well move on to the pads that touch the car.
Youll notice that they are soft and pliable; however, you want to keep these pads clean as well as your car clean to keep anything like dirt and dust to get in between the pad and the car to keep it from being scratched up. So light coat of wax and a good clean before you install the bicycle rack is essential.Okay, at this point, we can go ahead and install the bike rack on the car. Before we do that, well go ahead and adjust the bicycle rack according to the instructions. Now well have to measure from rivet to rivet to put it in the right spot. First well unlock the latches and adjust the bars and then relock them.
Now lets go by the instructions how in this case well be working with a measurement of 20 inches. Well go head and put the bike rack into its proper spot according to the instructions. You want to make sure that the pad is sitting on the strongest part of the sheet metal. In this case, were going to have the bottom pad as pretty close to the license plate as possible and the top pad is going to be pretty close to the front edge of the trunk so we should be okay with that as well. And well start off by facing the hooks on top of the front hood; well attach those and then sit the bike rack into place. Well make sure its centered and then well go ahead and move on to the bottom straps and the side straps. After that, well go ahead and secure our excess straps. Alright, now we can go ahead and raise the arms from the bicycle cradles. Well pull open the red levers on the inside and raise them until we have it on a slight angle up then well lock them back in place and then we can go ahead and load up a bike. When we load up a bike, well go ahead and make sure that the straps are out of the way for the cradles were going to use. Well rotate the anti-sway part of the cradles towards the inside, it makes it a little bit easier to load up the bikes. You want to place the bike into the cradles; well go ahead and balance it out on the cradles then well strap down the seat tube to the anti-sway part of the cradle then well run the other strap over the top tube of the bike. And those are all the steps you need to load up bike. The bicycle rack does come with a couple of other straps. One strap is to help keep the handlebars straight on the bike so well wrap that around the wheel and the frame; however, an extra long strap all go around the bicycle rack and the frames of the bikes to act as a safety strap.Now one of the other accessories that come with this bicycle rack is that it has the glass hatch adapter. For vehicles with a glass hatch, this will fit between the glass and the body work of the vehicle. Now if a vehicle does not have a glass hatch, we can still demonstrate how it works. Well take it and drop it behind the trunk hatch, lower it on the inside, make sure its all the way in the end then we go ahead and shut the hatch and pull it tight. Thatll finish it for our review of part number Y02624, the Yakima King Joe Pro.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (23 Customer Reviews)
by: Dennis I.09/08/2013
Put this on my 2012 Ford Focus today for the first time. It was very easy to install. It held my Schwinn with no problems. It was very easy to remove and left no marks on the car or bike. Excellent construction, good materials, very sturdy! I will recommend this product to all my friends!98927
by: Mike C07/25/2013
I am very pleased with the bike rack. Photo is attached. 91543
by: Dan Stoner05/06/2013
Easy to setup and configure specific to my car. Excellent instructions specific to my car. I've used this style bike rack in the past and that one doesn't even compare to this. The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 is extremely sturdy and smart. Excellent stability. Thank you! Looking forward to many more trips.79144
DIrections were easy to understand. The product was easy to install. Had a little difficulty with attaching the bike due to getting the rubber straps to hook. All in all great product and great service. I have included a pic of it on our HHR.74606
We became serious bicyclists last year when we pedaled over a 1,000 miles, mostly local. This year we wanted to do weekend getaways to experience different trails which required driving to and from each location. I went to shops in our area/scoured the Internet, but could not find a bike rack that would accommodate our 2005 Toyota Celica GT, so to load them into the car we had to dismantle the seats and front wheels, then do a lot of finagling to get them both to fit inside the hatchback’s trunk area. It was time-consuming and frustrating, with the bikes and the car getting scratched up in the process and then fighting to get the wheels balanced on their forks without rubbing on the brake pads once we got them back out. The last straw was last weekend when we took them to the Ozarks—the car was loaded with bikes, bike parts, luggage, clothes and was a huge mess. Never again without a rack. The day we returned home, I luckily found your Website. I called and one of your representatives who suggested buying the Kakima KingJoe Pro. The rack was delivered very quickly—one day—and came out of the box already assembled. Now for the real test—would it fit the sloped glassed back and around the spoiler of the Celica GT when others would not? YES! Six straps secured the rack very nicely, with fitted rubber pads that protected the glass hatchback and the metal trunk. My husband is “mechanically-challenged” so we took it to our mechanic and bike shop and they all agreed that the rack seemed safe and secure. The sweetest part is that we can place the bikes on the fitted frame-holders, strap them down and go without a big hassle. We are anticipating many nice biking adventures away from home this summer and are grateful to eTrailer for making it possible without a lot of unnecessary fuss and stress. Thanks!! 37112
by: Rich S.08/12/2013
Bike rack and glass hatch adapters worked great on my 2008 Acura MDX. The spoiler created a problem for most racks but the two adapters solved that issue. Very little sway noticed during transportation of the bikes and straps stayed snug. Very satisfied with this product!94680
by: Jamie H.06/25/2013
I bought this after reading various reviews and recommendations for a bike rack that would work on my 2008 Honda CR-V with its idiosyncratic hatch. It's both heavy duty and "heavy," weighing in at a hefty 17 lbs (my old rack was vintage '80s and pretty light). But once I got used to it, it worked like a charm. You'll need an extra set of the Glass Hatch Adapter Hooks if you're using it on a CR-V of the 2007 and later generation (don't know if the more recent models have modified the hatch). The instructions are easy to follow, and it worked like a charm on its trial run down the turnpike. No complaints so far. And the service from etrailer was great.85956
by: Barry W.06/12/2013
The service from etrailer is fantastic! The KingJoe bike rack was delivered FAST! Put it on my Mustang and it fit great. Took a while the first time, but now that I've done it, I can put it on & off the car in under a minute. The one area that Yakima could improve on is the rubber straps that hold the bike on are a pain in the butt to get hooked into the holes. I am hoping they stretch after a few uses, otherwise a great product! 84302
by: Susan W.10/10/2012
This is a very well made, sturdy bike rack! I needed something that worked on a hatchback, which this does. I was impressed that the distance needed to set the arms in advance is listed for every car model that this rack fits! The instructions were also car specific as to where to best attach straps and where to place the bottom of the back. This was incredibly helpful. My one trip so far with the bike went very smoothly. Problems I had: 1) For the car straps to fit all cars, they are very, very long. The first time I put the rack on, there was too much strap to work with and it took forever -- especially since I was also balancing the bike on the back of the hatchback at the same time. However, after the first ride I trimmed the straps and seared the ends to make them more manageable. 2) The straps have nothing to keep them from pulling all the way through the buckle, in which case you have to rethread the buckle (while you are balancing the rack). After I trimmed the ends, I put metal bull dog paper fasteners on them so they won't go through the buckle. I will look for something that is plastic for long term use though. 3. Because of the design of the buckle, I felt that I had trouble pulling the car straps as tightly as I would like. One has to maintain pressure on a lever inside the buckle with a finger, and the finger seems to get in the way of really tightening the strap. Perhaps I just have to work with this for awhile. 4, And finally, the reason I am not giving this rack a 5 star rating is because I found the rubbery anti-sway straps impossible to use. They are too thick, the holes in them are too small, and the knobs to put the holes over are too big. In addition to not being able to pull these straps tightly enough around the bike to be really secure, I was barely, barely able to get a strap hole over the plastic knob on the cradle before I left. And. . . when I arrived at my destination, I was completely unable to detach the strap from the knob. I eventually had to cut through the straps with a jack knife. I have since removed all of the anti-sway straps and will simply criss-cross the 12 in. Softride straps E-trailer also sells. (Some of the rubbery anti-sway straps had to pulled off knobs rather than cut off, and this was painful as they recoiled and stung my hands.) I did write to Yakima and ask why they put such straps on the bike. They said these straps are for increased security in attaching the bike to the rack. Well, if you have the hands of a gorilla and are 6 feet tall (to get good leverage) these straps will work for you and your bike will be very secure. All this being said, I consider the car strap and anti-sway strap issues to be minor. I will simple keep the Softride velcro straps attached to the bike rack when not in use so they are easy to find when needed. 56842
Just got the rack and like it so far. Solid feel to it. The padding is substantial. Directions for putting it on the car are clear. Easy to put on and take off. As someone mentioned, the rubber straps for attaching the bike to the carrier are stiff and a little difficult to use, but if you push with your thumb with one hand while stretching the rubber with the other, it goes on easier. I'd rather they were stiff than too elastic and able to break. I am using a couple of bungee cords instead of the 2 free straps to attached the lower bike frame to the carrier because the bungees go on and off very easily. Overall, nice looking carrier and easy the use. Also, liked dealing with etrailer.com. Fast shipping and the price was right.50983
by: Richard D.06/29/2013
I rate this "poor" because I can't use it yet. Why? Because my vehicle requires two sets of glass hooks, as I am sure a lot of vehicles do, and the product only comes with one set. So. I had to order the "extra" set and pay more shipping charges! The manufacturer packages one set with every order. That means there are those who need none and toss the set that comes with the rack, while those of us who need two have to reorder. It makes no sense, and it is infuriating. I gave the make and model of my car to no avail when ordering. Ridiculous!86706
by: Warren C.12/26/2012
I ordered a Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack. The product arrived on time and was exactly as described. Shipping was free and the price was cheaper than local "outdoor stores". I have test-mounted it on my Scion Xb and look forward to better weather when I can take my bike and my girlfriends to the mountains, beaches or local greenways to ride. Very happy with my purchase.61914
by: John L.11/05/2013
Easy to install and works great! I was a little apprehensive putting this on my son's Aztek, but it worked perfect. Glass hooks are an absolute must!106370
by: Roger S08/25/2013
Used the carrier for the first time today. Felt solid and was VERY easy to install on my 2006 Forrester,96842
by: Marc M.07/16/2013
Great product. On-time delivery is exce llent.89850
The product is fantastic. It was very intuitive and I was able to mount on the car in less than five minutes. It could not be more secure if it was bolted on!76930
Well made easy to use and sits very well on the back of my vehicle.74292
Excellent quality bike rack that works great! 65542
Fits vehicle good. Came to me fast and in good condition. Buyers need to check the tube configuration of the bikes to carry. I had to buy an additonal mounting bar to carry my mountain bikes.62876
by: Don E.01/03/2013
2 days from ordering to delivery. Product was well packaged for shipment and looks and works as advertised.62400
by: David T.11/06/2012
Fits on the back of my Scion IQ perfectly. The installation was easy and the bike rides securely. Great product!58923
by: Daniel O.10/06/2012
Excellent product and quick shipping.A very easy web site to navigate.I have already recommmended your web site to some friends.I will definetly be doing more buisness in the future.Thanks again!56570
Easy to use! Great product. 47482
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