King Joe 2 vs. Mazda Protege 05
After a frustrating hour or two with the assembly instructions, a decision was made in favor of the Mazda and King Joe was in the trash bin. After the ref came to her senses, she retrieved King Joe from the trash, trashed the instructions instead, and let King Joe have another go at the Mazda. A few adaptations to the instructions, a calmer demeanor and, voila, the ref ruled in favor of King Joe, and King Joe was on the Mazda. However, the bike, being female couldn't be mounted on old King Joe. One trip to the bike store to purchase the boy-bar to change the sex of the bike, and voila, the bike now sits proudly on King Joe. However, King Joe has yet to be proven road worthy. Hopefully, it won't all fall apart when put to the test at 75 mph.
What a great Bike Rack!
I was planning to ship a bike, but when I found out how expensive it was I decided to look into a portable rack for my BMW. The King Joe 2 exceeded my expectations. It carries bikes safely without damaging the car or the bike. The price was excellent for the quality. Shipping was prompt. I also appreciated the ease with which I was able to match up a rack to my particular vehicle. I would rate this site as an exceptional company to do business with. Thanks again.
Best in its class
This rack is very good. It is far superior to another brand I bought and couldn't use. The difference is that this rack has superior build quality with superior materials, and it holds the bikes out from behind the car far enough that the bikes don't hit up against the rear of the car, scratching it as the other rack did. Highly recommended for a trunk-mount type of rack.
The description above isn't 100% accurate. Don't get me wrong, this is a decent rack, but for only a little more money, you really should get the Quick-back 2 or 3. It is a much more versatile, stable, and convenient rack. It fits almost any vehicle and is the latest from Yakima. It keeps bikes further from your vehicle which eliminates damage especially from pedals hitting your car. Go to Yakima.com and check it out before making your purchase.
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