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Yakima JustClick 3 bike tow bar carrier no. 8002487

RRP: £552.50
Code: YK8002487

This rack was designed by cycling enthusiasts to be the best, to take tow bar bike carriers to a whole new level. They succeeded (!) - it really is the quickest to fit and, generally and overall, the easiest to live with. It's strong enough for one eBike, with smart styling and top quality materials that we expect to stand the test of time. Unique features:

  • Vertical fitting: You place it, still folded, onto the tow ball
  • 'Just click' - you push down on the bike support tray until you hear the 'click' and see the indicator go green
  • The bike-holder arms are easy to reposition, which makes fitting the bikes relatively fast and easy

No wonder it won a prestigious international Red Dot design award!

It's as good as the Atera STRADA DL3, except that it's not suitable for use on vehicles with a vertical tailgate, e.g. VW T6.

This bike carrier is also known as the Whispbar or Cykell T31; Yakima purchased the Cykell business in February 2016, and have now rebadged the Cykell/Whispbar tow bar carriers with their Yakima brand name.

There are so many innovations in this carrier, and it is relatively so easy and satisfying to use, that it’s no surprise that it won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award.

Most of our customers have never used a tow bar bike rack before, so won’t know what to expect, or be in a position to try out different racks. We therefore want you to take our word for it that this carrier really is different, really special, and if you can afford it, it will over time prove to be very good value for money.

In our opinion there are two stand-out features:

  • Ergonomics: Carrying and fitting the T31 is so easy because when folded it’s basically vertical, not basically horizontal. Stand above it - no back strain - lift it, place it on the tow ball and push down on the outer wheel tray. It automatically adjusts and self-tensions for your particular tow ball. Fitting couldn’t really be faster, and we're sure it couldn’t be easier.
  • Design competence = low stress: When you come to remove the carrier, there’s no bike holder frame that needs releasing and lowering, no jumble of bike holder arms that will then keep getting in the way – you just lift the wheel tray frame to the vertical, sandwiching all other parts out of the way, and lift the carrier, straight up, off the tow ball.
  • The wheel holders are full length, this makes it much easier if you want to wheel your bikes straight onto the rack.

There are many additional touches that have been borne out of experience of using other carriers, for example:

  • The outer bike wheel holder is higher than the inner ones, reducing the potential for bikes bumping against each other, and making it easier to find optimal positions for the bike holder arms.
  • The bike holder arms are very easy to remove, when unlocked. This makes bike fitting much quicker, much easier, with no need to remove all the bikes and start again if you can’t get a good grip on the outer bike, or have forgotten to position a bike holder in the correct place during fitting. (Most of our customers who’ve used tow bar carriers before will know what we mean!) A good tip is to take off the second bike holder before fitting the first bike, and aim to hold the bikes by their seat posts.

Other features:

  • These carriers have a ‘Just click’ fitting system; when you hear a reassuring 'click' and see a green indicator then you know that a fitting process is complete, and you're good to go.
  • The T31 is a 3 bike carrier but a 4th bike adapter is available. This also has a 'just click' fitting so you can install and remove it in seconds - without the need for tools.
  • The maximum loading weight is 58kg; it would be possible to carry one eBike, loaded nearest the car.
  • The carrier tilts, with the bikes fitted, to allow easy access to the car boot – this is controlled by a foot-operated pedal below the number-plate.
  • The wheel trays pull out to accommodate almost all bikes - from kids bikes to 29" MTBs.
  • The light bars also slide out, to keep you legal; slide them back again to make the carrier compact enough to store in the car boot, out of harm’s way when parking on the street or in car parks.
  • The lights are ‘5 function’, including fog lights and a reversing light; they come with both a 7 pin and a 13 pin lighting socket.
  • Everything is lockable; the rack is locked to the car and each bike is locked to the rack, all using the same key.
  • Integrated transport wheels mean you can easily wheel the rack to and from your car when you fit it.
  • The extra bike adapter and loading ramp are listed below, as well as a wall hanging bracket for smart storage, and a storage cover.
  • There's a 5 year guarantee. All components are of top quality, including a 300 hour salt-proofed steel frame, and epoxy-coated aluminium wheel holders.

The carrier fits most tow balls, but please note that it does not fit the Land Rover Discovery 4 (2009 onwards) unless an additional electric socket is mounted below the bumper; the Discovery’s in-bumper electrical sockets are blocked by the tubes of the bike holder ‘upright’. It won't fit Westfalia tow bars with an eyelet for the breakaway cable located directly under the ball or VAG tow bar where the light socket is mounted onto the side of the tow bar.

This rack tilts far enough to open the tailgate on vehicles with all but the most vertical tailgates. Owners of larger vehicles with vertical tailgates (such as vans and bigger MPVs) report that the rack doesn't tilt far enough back to open the tailgate. If you have a vehicle with a vertical tailgate you will probably not be able to open it with this rack. We recommend that you look at the Atera STRADA DL.

Important information if you have a bolt-on tow ball.
These racks only fit to 'extended neck' bolt on / flange tow balls. If you have a standard ball you will need to purchase an extended neck version instead - listed below. It is actually the extra distance from the tow ball mounting plate to the edge of the tow ball that this carrier needs. It is only a few minutes work to change a tow ball, but you will probably need to borrow a pair of spanners. If your vehicle is fitted with a standard swan neck tow bar, the JustClick will fit perfectly without the need for the extra part.

In summary, we've been selling tow ball carriers for well over 20 years now; it's a market we know well. The JustClick includes innovations that put them at the very front of it.

Yakima JustClick Towball Bike Rack - How to fit

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Technical specifications at a glance:

Max number of bikes: 3 (4 with adapter, shown below)

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 130cm (max width) x 72.5cm (depth) x 77.5cm (height)

Dimensions (folded): 100cm (width) x 77cm (depth)

Weights: 20.3kg (+ 2.5kg with 4th bike adapter)

Load capacity: 58kg

Maximum weight per bike: 30kg (up to a maximum total load of 58kg)

Distance between bikes: 20cm

Maximum wheelbase: 125cm

Maximum tyre width: 3.25"

Tilting: yes

Integral lighting board: yes

Lighting board plug type: 13 pin (7 pin adapter included)

Bike carrier to tow ball lock: yes

Bike carrier to bike lock: yes

Possible to tow when in use: no

Fits with a spare wheel: no

Guarantee: 5 years

Useful information:

The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by your nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier.

Yakima has a comprehensive network of international distributors, so we do not sell or ship Yakima branded products overseas, including to Northern Ireland or to the Republic of Ireland. We hope you can find the Yakima products you want, locally.

Deciding which bike carriers to buy is not always easy, especially as you may not have had experience of using bike carriers before. We hope that our buying guides provide useful guidance about which bike carrier 'strategy' will be most appropriate for your circumstances, as well as highlighting the best features of particular models. We also have troubleshooting FAQs - for example, some customers struggle at first to fit four bikes onto a tow ball carrier, and wonder whether a different carrier would allow the bikes to be spaced wider apart. (It won't, but we have some good tips which make bike fitting much easier.)

Our bike carriers Exchange Scheme covers roof mounting and tow ball mounting bike carriers only. Rear door mounting / strap on carriers are not included, and nor are roof bars. It allows you to exchange within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are for roof mounting upgrades, or are tow ball carriers with very basic tilting systems being exchanged for easy to use sliding / tilting carriers.

These are the rules of the bike carriers Exchange Scheme:

  • You are allowed one exchange only.
  • The original equipment must be in "as new" condition, subject only to fair wear and tear.
  • The replacement items must be different models from the originals.
  • The replacement items must not be part of a package deal or be from our Bargains section.
  • Roof bars are never part of the Exchange Scheme.

This is how the exchange scheme works:

  • We charge in full for the replacement items, including the appropriate carriage charge and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the originals.
  • We pay the return carriage costs.
  • When the originals arrive back here we refund you for their invoice value, but you won't get back more than the invoice value of the replacements. In other words, if the replacements are cheaper than the originals we won't be giving you "extra cash back".

Please note: we can only collect items from mainland UK.

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 5 working days
Standard sized items (Roof bars, bike carriers and most other items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 5 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 5 working days
Long wide roof boxes, Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express delivery’. Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next or second working day, but some will arrive on the second or third working day, or be split between these days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

Payment options:

We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

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Bike carriers with 7 pin plugs

Wheel support bike carriers which are supplied with 7 pin plugs usually only include rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights, which is why they are often called ‘3 function lights’.

Unusually, Thule bike carriers with 7 pin plugs also include a fog light; this works when plugged into 7 pin electrics, but it does not work when plugged into 13 pin electrics via an adapter.

Bike carriers with 13 pin plugs

Bike carriers which are supplied with 13 pin plugs include a fog light and reversing light, as well as rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights – which is why they are often called ‘5 function lights’.

If these are plugged into 13 pin electrics then all 5 functions will work.

If they are plugged into 7 pin electrics via an adapter then the fog light should work, but the reversing light on the bike carrier will not work.

Please note

These notes assume that your tow bar electrics have been wired correctly!

Tow bar wiring in the digital age is much more complicated than it used to be when everything was analogue. Our experience is that if you are having lighting problems, e.g. a fog light does not work in 7 pin tow bar electrics, the problem is much more likely to be caused by the wiring, not by a dud bulb in the bike carrier.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Tow bar bike carrier: £494.95 (rrp. £550.00)
Special offers:
Free FASTY strap: £0.00 (rrp. £2.50)
Bike carrier adapter: £95.00 (rrp. £110.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £14.95 (rrp. £20.00)
Bike carrier accessory: £14.00 (rrp. )
Bike carrier accessory: £35.00 (rrp. £39.95)
Bike carrier accessory: £9.95 (rrp. )
Bike carrier accessory: £23.95 (rrp. )
Bike carrier accessory: £7.95 (rrp. £9.00)
Bike storage and maintenance:
Wall storage rack: £24.95 (rrp. £40.00)
Bike servicing stand: £49.95 (rrp. £65.00)
Wall storage rack: £53.95 (rrp. £59.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £494.95
 Overseas sales 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar electrics? 
 Spare parts 
 Fitting Instructions