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Carrying a mountain bike

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by rrosebr, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Jul 20, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    rrosebr

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    How are you guys carrying bikes? Crash pad? Tailgate? Rail mount?

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. Jul 20, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    bsktball55

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    Bakflip MX4 Toneau cover Esp storage Audio system (Helix speakers, JL audio amp and sub) Front windows and windshield tinted LED interior and bed lights
    I've got a couple of rail mounts from Rocky Mounts. I had them on my Tacoma, but I have a cover on my Tundra so I need to see if I can mount them on my side rails because I have to take my cover off to use them on the front rail.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    Danny

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    Lay it down over the truck bed mat and strap it down
     
  4. Jul 20, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    mtnbiker1978

    mtnbiker1978 Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

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    Here you go. All of the above, plus some20190720_194502.jpg
     
  5. Jul 20, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    Holy shit, that's amazing lol
     
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  6. Jul 20, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Newm

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    That's a party I want to be apart of!!:bikewhoops:
     
  7. Jul 21, 2019 at 2:09 AM
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    Banana

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    I use the Rocky Mount hot rod. Keep two on the rail and a Kuat hitch rack when shuttling that can take 2 more bikes.

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  8. Jul 21, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    ShreveportTSS

    ShreveportTSS Huh?

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  9. Jul 21, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    DoubleJackOnTap

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    I'm also on the search for a new way. I'll run a blanket over the tailgate or loose in the bed for short trips. I also have a RockyMount on the factory rail and a hitch mount. I dont really like any of them. They all have pros / cons. I hate installing and removing the hitch mount. The RockyMount on the rail now interferes with my tonneau cover. The blanket over the tailgate or loose in the bed aren't secure enough for longer trips. I wish someone would make a nice tonneau cover compatible rack that is low profile and allows for full opening / closing of the tonneau.


     
  10. Jul 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    bsktball55

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    After reading this thread, I started researching because I want to head back out to Colorado in a couple years with my bike again and would need my tonneau cover. I'm looking at maybe attaching some Thule tracks or similar to my bed rails and building from there. Basically something like this. [​IMG]

    You won't be able to open the cover with it on, but it is very simple to take it on and off. Now, I'm just looking at some cheaper options. The cost starts adding up fast. If that picture won't show up go to this linkhttps://www.truckmodcentral.com/threads/ways-to-carry-mountain-bikes-in-above-bed.5504/ and look at option number 4.
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    1engineer

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    20180325_165036.jpg Kuat hitch mount.
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    TundraLaw

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    As a plug for Northern Nevada, you should get https://www.thesensus.com/bachelorpad

    Just got one. super comfortable and works well.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    myk1013

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    Wanted to keep my tonneau cover on and have a bike rack. So I made a custom rack. I’ve since painted the wood flat black.

    9EEF2C0D-5901-4D64-9FC8-40FE55D49E47.jpg B3212D79-FBA5-431F-846F-44F4E05E117D.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 22, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    I like the rail mount.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    cpc0812

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    I use a Kuat hitch rack.
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  16. Jul 22, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    2ndgenny

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    I rock a classic gate pad. For now. I want to build a shuttle rack for 5 bikes to match seating capacity. Keep the box space open for other goodies

    5C35E017-BC98-47FD-899B-E58C819E594A.jpg
     
  17. Jul 22, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    Dakine tailgate pad... The ONLY other thing I would consider is the One-Up hitch rack.
     
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  18. Jul 22, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    This is how I have mine set up. The piece of wood easily slides out of the truck if not needed.

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  19. Jul 23, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    a_double

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  20. Jul 23, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny RENOVATING MY BASEMENT :(

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    That’s cool looking! I built a wooden version of this in a past truck. The only thing I didn’t like about it is having to jump in and out the box bed every time for shuttling. I love the way bikes look standing up in a bed though. Nice looking product.
     
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  21. Jul 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Yea, I'm looking for a in-bed solution that doesn't require wheel removal.

    Hopefully there are some forum members that have this and can comment on it :)
     
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  22. Jul 23, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    Newm

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    Don't have one of those but they have made the short list of options that I have been looking at for in the bed with front wheel still on. The only other solution I have seen that I like is the Ride 88 rack....they are pricey but look to be the best option and they can mount to the OEM bed rail system as well.

    https://www.ride88.com/



    On Edit: I just found this one as well that doesn't look to bad...just another option.

    https://www.discountramps.com/2030/p/2030/
     
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  23. Jul 23, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    I have never understood the tailgate pad. It seems to be really popular, what are the benefits of a tailgate pad and why would you use it over other options. Not trying flame, I truly am curious. It seems it would be harder to load.
     
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  24. Jul 23, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    It is WAY easier to load. No straps, no ratchets, no NOTHING. Pick it up and put it down... that is the whole process. Take about 3 seconds.. Seriously, 3 seconds!

    Benefit #2
    You can fit 7 bikes. I'd like to see any rack do that!!

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    No clearance issues in back. Same departure angle as no rack
     
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  25. Jul 23, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Wondering the same thing as the OP... What vendors/websites are you all using to find all things MTB
     
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  26. Jul 23, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    X2. Plus,

    -Cheaper.
    -light weight
    -Simple, anyone can install and use.
    -Can take off your truck and put on your buddy’s truck in 2 minutes without tools if need be.
    -Doesn’t get in the way of anything else really when not loaded, so can leave it on.

    But best of all you get biker bro high fives cause you look like a biker all the time...
     
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  28. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    One thing to note based on my experience with tailgate pad; if you line up bikes like sardines you risk damage from adjacent bikes. I realize some people don't care about this. This can be mitigated but putting some cushion/padding between bikes but that cuts into the convenience of a tailgate pad. Spacing them out also works but cuts into the amount of bike storage.

    Just wanted to point out a negative with the tailgate pad.
     
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  29. Jul 23, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    I use a 1up USA rack
     
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  30. Jul 23, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    I'm snagging a tailgate rack when I upgrade my bike next season. I need to figure something out for hauling bikes on The Woman's Corolla S though.
     

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