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Bike racks/carriers?

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by ToyotaTundraMike, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Jun 2, 2020 at 12:19 PM
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    Best way to carry bikes in a truck:
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    2nd best way to carry bikes in a truck:

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  2. Jun 2, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    Where do you fit a large cooler (beer), small cooler (Food), dog crate, firewood, pop-up canopies, chairs, tents, etc? o_O
     
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    Are we camping or mountain biking? lol

    And for real, my RTIC hard cooler fits up in the front of the bed, tent/gear lays in bed between each bike, I dont have a dog but he can ride in the cab anyways, chairs/firewood fit in bed next to the cooler up against the cab side of the bed. Only thing that doesnt fit is the pop up canopy, but I dont need it because I'm going biking, not setting up pits at the race track lol
     
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    Its a nice option, while going for mountain biking.
     
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    I went this route. When I get around to it I'll put nutserts in the bed so that they're easy to take off when I need to haul anything big. I also have some fat d rings in the bed where I loop a heavy cable lock through each bike.

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    will a bike fit under a camper shell if the front wheel is locked on the toyota bed rail system ? assuming seat post all the way down and frame size S or M.
     
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    No. My bars are above the roofline
     
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    thanks that helps.
     
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    Its the best way if you don't care about the paint on the bottom of your downtube.
    Not good for carbon frames, too much movement causing paint rub over time.
    I agree it's quick and easy and works well for carrying several bikes easily.
    I see some DJ bikes in this pic, and I'd probably throw my DJ in like that, but not my Carbon Stumpy.
    I try to avoid any contact with the frame when mounting the bike.

    Hitch racks or something utilizing the factory rails, like the Inno RT202 (https://usa.innoracks.com/product/rt202/) are the best ways to go without taking up cargo space or spending more money on the bike rack than the bikes themselves.
    Anything where you have to remove the wheel is out, just another step in the process and you still have to figure out how to carry the wheel without damage. If I'm just going to ride I use the side rails in the back with the tailgate down. If we're going on a trip and need to carry a bunch of stuff, the hitch rack goes on. I have a Rocky Mounts SplitRail that folds down, even with bikes loaded, for full access to the tailgate/bed. All these mounts on top of the bed covers are cool, but that's a lot of time and energy, and money when you could have just bought a robust hitch mount and moved on to other things. The overland type setups are ideal if you're carrying a lot of gear, but that's on the extreme end of things. Most of us ride locally, most of the time, so the more simple (and temporary) solutions work best.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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    Meh, I have 4 carbon bikes, including a $10k P1 build, it gets thrown over the same way lol
     
  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:26 PM
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    Cool, I don’t pay for your bikes or your truck so do your thing. I’m just saying I wouldn’t lay my carbon frame over a pad on a tailgate. I’ve done numerous shuttle days and I’ve seen the aftermath of going up bumpy fire roads and the bottom of the down tubes on bikes just get destroyed over time. If you’re just running down to the local bike park or trails you’ll probably be fine. If you’re doing big days with multiple shuttle runs with dirty bikes it will take its toll on the paint, and the carbon.
     
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  12. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    Yea, agreed, rough shuttle days are brutal on bikes either way.

    I pretty much just transport to the trail and ride, not much shuttling for me.

    I also do slap some 3M clear tape on the underside of down tube.
     
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