If you only occasionally need to transport up to 3 bikes, we’ve got just the trunk-style carrier for you. Though it has just the bare-bones essentials, the LittleJoe still features bomber steel construction at a great price. So you’ll never have to settle for one of those flimsy plastic racks, the very notion of which makes our stomach turn.
- Easy installation
- Vinyl-coated support arms protect your bike’s paint job
- 6-strap system attaches your trunk-style carrier securely to your car
- 3-bike capacity
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Strap-on style bike carrier supports up to three bikes on the back of a car. Features include quick-trigger hubs, soft foam pads, and Glass-Hatch Hooks.
Produced: 2005 to present
History: New design introduced January 2005.
Weight: 9.6 lbs.
Dimensions: 31.5x15x7" folded, arm separation 11.5"
Capacity: 3 bikes, 90 lbs total. (Some applications limited to 2 bikes, 60 lbs total, see Fit List and Instructions.)
MSRP $85.00 USD
Q: How many bikes will it carry?A: The LittleJoe 3 carries a maximum of 3 bikes, 90 lbs. Total, however some cars are limited to 2 bikes, 60 lbs. Total. See the Fit List and instructions for recommendations for your vehicle.
Q: My car isn’t listed on the Fit Sheet; Can I still use the rack?
A: If your car isn’t listed in the Fit List, you can follow the instructions for “Unlisted vehicles”. We only make fit recommendations based on what we have tried and tested. If you use the Unlisted vehicle instructions, keep in mind that Yakima cannot warranty any installation on any vehicle that is not listed in the Yakima Fit List or on the Joe Fit Sheet.
Q: How do I know if it is secure?
A: Refer to the product instructions for mounting instructions, warnings, and safety checks. Make sure to retighten the upper straps after loading your bikes!
Q: Will it fit my bike?
A: The Joe’s were designed for maximum versatility, however there will be some bikes that are too small or have unique features that prevent it from being mounted. When in doubt, test fit your bike at a dealer before you purchase.
Q: What else will I need to use this rack?
A: The LittleJoe 3 come without cradles, so you will be responsible for strapping down your bikes! Also, certain vehicles might require the use of Glass Hatch Hooks, so check the Fit List for recommendations for your vehicle. Glass Hatch Hooks are included with your product.
Q: My car has a spoiler; will the LittleJoe 3 still work with it?
A: Maybe. First check the Fit List to see if there are any notes for your car regarding spoilers. If we don’t say anything about it, you’ll have to make the call and it will be at your own risk. If any part of the carrier contacts the spoiler, do not use this product. Be sure to test it out with bikes loaded.
Q: Do I need any tools to put the LittleJoe 3 on my car?
A: The only thing you’ll need is a tape measure
Q: I need measurements to fit my car!
A: That's not a question, but you can find Joe fit measurements at: http://www.yakima.com/measurements
You can order replacement parts from your local Yakima dealer, or directly from us by calling our Consumer Sales Representatives at 888.925.4621.
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