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Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F-150, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima SwingDaddy Four-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches, part number Y02464. Now, one of the more important features about this rack is the fact that this can swing away from the vehicle giving you full access to your truck bed, if necessary. This is pretty unique for a hanging-style bike rack. To do that, we'll come to the back first. You'll see this turn knob here. Loosen it up by turning it to the left all the way till it sticks out like so. Then, you come to this switch here, lift up and pull out. You'll pull out till it's about 90 degrees, around this area here.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F150 we're going to be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform-style 2-bike rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH990XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this bike is attached to the rack, we'll have three points of contact. We're going to have a padded frame hook up at the top. It's padded to make sure that the frame of your bike doesn't get scratched up once it's being installed.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2017 Ford F-150

Today in our 2017 Ford F-150, we're going to be test fitting the Thule GateMate tailgate pad and bike rack for full size trucks. Part number TH824. We already have our bike installed on it. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now normally this is how you would have the bike set up on the tailgate pad. You can fit at least one other bike on here, or you could also put say a surfboard or a stand-up paddle board. We have these points here on the top, which you can use as tie down points, which you can purchase those separately and secure your bike, or your paddle board or surfboard, to the actual tailgate pad itself. Let's go and take the bike off and set it aside. It just lifts up and off like that, very easy. Another feature about this, it has this flap here with hook and loop straps, which you can open up and have easier access to your tailgate latch like so.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford F-150

Today in this 2016 Ford F-150, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Bed Rider II bike rack for truck beds, part number TH822XTR. Now, how this works is it'll actually grab your bikes by the forks, and you do have space for additional fork mounts here, should you need them. To open them up, you simply pop this loose, and you can unscrew it from both sides to gain more space to lift up and out of the way. When you're ready to go, you simply push it back down, and these are lockable, so your bikes will be secure while you travel. The bike rack itself is lockable, but I'll show that later. Let's go ahead and take the bike out, and I'll lift it up and out of the way. Go ahead and close that back up. Now, the skewers themselves are also adjustable. Slide back and forth where you need them to by loosening these two screws here and just adjusting it as needed. Also, the other lock I was talking about is on this latch here, which is essentially how this hooks into your truck bed. You lift this up, which loosens it up, and then you spin the whole thing to either tighten it or loosen it to your specifications. Now, when you're ready to go, simply push it down, lock it up, and you're ready to travel. And there you have it for the Thule Bed Rider II bed bike rack for your truck bed, part number TH822XTR on our 2016 Ford F-150. First, we'll take it on our slalom course.



Inno Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford F-150

Today this 2016 Ford F150, we're going to be test fitting the En Velo Gripper Bike Rack for truck beds. Part number INRT201. As you can see we already have the bike attached to the racks. Come over to the side here, we'll go ahead and take the bike off and show you how everything fits. It has two points of contact with the bikes frame. At here and here with the front and rear wheel frames. Go ahead and push this button in to loosen that up.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford F-150

Today, in our 2016 Ford F150, we've got out the Thule Instigator. We're going to test if it for you, and show you how it fits in the back of the vehicle, here. Now the Instigator is a very quick way of installing a bike rack in the bed of your truck, with no tools required, at all. At 17 1/2" wide, you should be able to get three across the back of your Ford pickup. Now to use it, what we're going to do is set the Instigator right here at the rear of the vehicle. You'll see the T-straps have already gone down into their location where we'll want those to be. It's going to be in the gap between the tailgate and the bed of the truck.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2016 Ford F-150, we're test fitting the Thule Roadway. This is a two bike hanging style rack. It's been designed for use in two inch hitches. The part number on it is TH912XTR. The Roadway's going to use two cradles, with three straps to hold our bike in place. We've got two straps up here, on the top.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Dispatch platform-style 2 bike rack. That part number is S64684. We've already got it on our vehicle; we're first going to show you how we strap down our bike, and then we'll show you some features. Here with our bike we've got two straps, one at the front and one at the back tire. They've got nice bushings on them for your smaller tires like we have here. We can always flip them around for larger tires that you may have. We'll just push down on the lever, and pull the straps out ...



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2015 Ford F-150, we're doing a test fit of Inno Tire Hold Platform-Style 3 Bike Rack. That part number is INH305-306. Now, we have our bike already in the rack, and I'm going to show you a few features of it. One feature that we want to show first, with the bike on the rack, we have our tilting feature. Pulling the lever down, just holding our bike rack, bring it down. Now, with the bike rack in this position, you can't open your tailgate. Just wanted to let you know just to show you.



Swagman Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F150, we are doing a test fit of the Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad and bike Rack for full sized trucks. The part number for that is 64760. So we have already set it down on our tailgate. We are going to show you how to install it and then we will show you what kind of things we can put on to our tailgate pad. So we have a nice hook and loop strip here, which will allow you to open the flap to get to your handle there. Now, because I have shorter arms, I do have to open my tailgate all the way, and feed my straps through underneath.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today we're on our 2015 Ford F-150. We're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style Two Bike Rack. That part number is TH912XTR. This bike rack is designed to hold up to two bikes and is also designed to work with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. The first thing we're going to go over is how the bike is strapped down. We've got two cradles here and three straps, two on the frame and one of those are anti-sway strap in the back. That's going to keep a lot of the shake and play out of the bike rack as you're heading down the road. To remove those, we just pull down and lift up.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150 we are doing a test fit of the Yakima full tilt hanging style 4 bike rack. That part number is Y02462. We've already got it on our rack, we are first going to show you how we connect our bike down and then we will go over some features. We've got two cradles holding our bike down and three straps. Two on the top as your frame straps and one as our anti sway strap in the back here. To release those we will push in both grey levers and lift those out.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Tooly Vertex swinging, hanging bike rack. That part number is TH031XT. Now we've already got it on our vehicle. Were first going to show you our swing way style then we'll go over some other features as well. To put it into the swing out, first we're going to pull up on this t pin and set that off to the side. Then we'll undo this knob at the very back holding that mast in place.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging Silo four bike rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now the unique thing about this bike rack is that is designed to work with inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. The first thing we're going to go over are a few features and how we strap the bike down. We've got two cradles on our bike, both at the top here and three straps. Two on the frame and then one is our anti-sway strap in the back.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150, we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 Hanging Style 2-Bike Rack. It's designed for inch and 1/4 and two inch hitches. The part number for that is 59400. The first thing we're going to do is show you how we connect the bike down and then we'll go over some features of the rack itself. We've got two cradles and three straps, two frame straps and then one anti-sway strap here at the back which is going to keep that bike from swinging back and forth and possibly hitting your vehicle. We just pull down and lift up to release those. We save this one for last.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Traveler Hanging Style 5 Bike Rack. The part number for that is HR9200. We've already got our bike strapped down. We're first going to show you how we connect that to our rack, and then we'll show you some features of the rack itself. We've got two cradles holding our bike down at the top, and we've got three straps, two on the frame, and then one as your anti-sway strap on the back. A great thing about these cradles is that this one back here is an integrated anti-sway cradle so you don't have to worry about different pieces falling off. To remove our straps we just pull down and lift up, and we save our anti-sway strap for last.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our two thousand fifteen Ford F-150, we're doing a test fit of the CURT Premium Hanging Style 4 bike rack. The part number for that is C18O64. We already have our bike on our rack. We're first gonna show you how we connect that down and secure it and then we'll go over some features of the rack itself. We've got two cradles for our bike and three straps. Two up here at the frame and then one is our anti-sway strap at the back. To release those we're just gonna pull down and lift up and we'll save our anti-sway strap for last.



Swagman Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F-150, we're test fitting the Swagman truck bed mounted tube bike rack. This is designed to hold our bikes by the fork. Part number on it is S64702. Now this one of my favorite truck bed mounted bike racks out there, really quick, easy to use. We've got nice, heavy duty rubber brackets on either end here that are going to go right onto the side of the truck bed there. This is going to give us a lot of room.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford F-150

Today in our 2014 Ford F-150, we're going to be testing the Thule Gate Mate. This is a 62 inch tailgate pad. It's designed to slide right over top of the tailgate just like this to give us a great area to load up bikes, kayaks, surfboards, anything along those lines. Part number on it is TH824. Now the Gate Mate, very durable material. It's got a heavy, super heavy duty foam pad here on the top where everything is going to be resting. Then additionally, good foam pads on both the front and the back to fully protect our tailgate. As you can see we've got three straps.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F150 we're test fitting the Thule Vertex Swing. This is a swing-away-style 4-bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. Part number on it is TH9031XT. Now the Vertex does a really good job of holding our bike in place but that's not really the important aspect of this style of rack. The big deal is the swing-away feature.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F150 we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Dispatch. This is a platform-style 2-bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. Part number on it is S64684. Now the Dispatch uses a center frame hook as well as a front and rear wheel cradle to hold our bike in place as we're heading down the road. Does a really good job of it.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F-150, we're doing the test fit on the Thule Vertex. This is a four bike folding style rack also designed to tilt away from your vehicle. We can use this with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9029XT. Cool feature of the rack to start with is going to be the integrated cable lock designed right into the mast. Once our bikes are all loaded up, we can pull that back here.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 we're gonna be doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is gonna be your hanging style, 4 bike rack with a tilting feature and a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It'll be part number SR26248. And as you can notice, it does have two setting points to where you can either go further out from your bumper or closer in. We're gonna go ahead and insert into our 2 inch receiver that we have here today and line up our pinholes. For demonstration purposes, we're gonna go all the way in, as close we can. So we'll go into the farthest pinhole so we can see what kind of clearances we have. All right, once we have it in as far as we can, go ahead and insert your anti-rattle bolt.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Racks hanging-style 4-bike rack. It's going to have an 1-1/4" shank with a 2" adapter for your bigger hitches, but you'll also be able to get it in the 1-1/4" for class one and class two hitches, and then your 2" for your class three. It does come with a tilting feature and a sturdy steel construction, and it will be part number RBC044. Let's get it fitted onto our truck. Place the shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up we'll go ahead and insert our anti-rattle bolt, which will look like this. Thread it in as far as you can by hand.



Swagman XTC4 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Swagman XTC4, this would be your platform style 4 bike rack that comes with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. Be part number S64665. We're going to go ahead and get it fitted onto our truck that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, we'll go ahead and insert our anti rattle bolt by removing the lock and then placing the anti rattle bolt into your hole, threading it in as far as we can by hand and then following it up with a 7/8 inch socket to tighten it up the rest of the way. The socket, anti rattle bolt is going to help to get rid of a lot of the play, rattle and wobble that you may have inside your bike carrier.





Ford F-150 Bike Rack Questions

  • For your 2017 Ford F-150 I recommend the Saris Kool Rack # SATRK00. It mounts between the bed sides and comes with fork mounts to hold 2 bikes. To carry more than 2 bikes I recommend the Swagman Patrol, # S64701, which comes with 2 fork mount carriers and can hold up to 4 road bikes or 3 mountain bikes by adding additional for mounts, # S64703.
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  • For the Thule Insta-Gater truck bike rack # TH501 an accessory lock is available to allow locking the loaded bike to the rack, part # TH512, but this does not secure the rack itself as you noted. To do this I recommend a cost-effective cable lock such as # CAB-10 that can be routed through the rack tubing and to your hitch receiver safety chain loops. You could also use one cable lock to secure the bike to the Insta-Gater, if you prefer not to use Thule's own lock core, and...
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  • In order to be sure if your bikes will fit in the bed of your truck when installed in the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted Bike Carrier, part # S64702 you will need to take a quick measurement. Measure from the front hub on the bikes rearward to the back of the rear tire. This will give you an idea of how much room you will need. Measure from the edge of the Tonneau cover to the inside edge of the tailgate when it is closed and then subtract three inches to compensate...
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  • Yes, the Thule Insta-Gater bike Rack # TH501 will fit all models of the 2016 Ford F-150. I recommend the Thule One-Key System Lock, # TH512 for this bike rack. The One-Key system will allow you to attach a lock to the rachet arm while the other end of the bike rack is secured by the closed truck tailgate.
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  • We carry a few different 2 and 4 bike racks that will give you enough clearance to allow you to open your tailgate on your 2016 Ford F-150. The Yakima FullTilt 4 Bike Rack # Y02462 is a hitch mounted rack that will fit 1-1/4" Class II and 2" Class III receiver hitches. The Yakima FullTilt bike rack has a tilting design to allow access to the cargo area and is constructed of sturdy steel for durable use. The Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack # TH9025 is another hitch mounted rack that...
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  • We have a lot of bike racks that will fit the bed of your 2016 Ford F-150 but Yakima does not list the BedHead # Y01133 as a fit. For a rack that will fit and that is similar in price and comes with a lock I recommend the Topline rack # UG2500-1. I have also included a link to all of the truck bed bike racks that will fit your truck.
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  • The Hollywood Racks Road Runner # HR400, Yakima DoubleDown # Y02424 and the Swagman Titan # S63410 Bike Racks are all great and similar 4 bike racks that will be compatible with a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your 2016 Ford F-150. These racks are all capable of tilting away from your vehicle to allow for rear cargo/bed access and feature anti-sway cradles that secure the bikes by their frames. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Road Runner # HR400 for a few reasons. First,...
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  • We do indeed offer the 2 bike version of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE as part # HR1450. The rack includes the hitch lock and an integrated cable lock that are keyed alike. If you click the provided links, you can see current pricing for the # HR1450 as well as a product demonstration video.
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  • The Yakima BedRock part # Y01140-78 is a fit for the truck bed of your 2016 Ford F-150. That means that with it you could install the Inno Tire Hold Roof Bike Rack part # INA389 in the bed of your truck with it. This would be a very stable setup.
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  • The nicest trunk mounted bike rack we offer that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Honda Accord sedan is the Thule Raceway Pro part # TH9001PRO. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends...
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  • I am not sure what that bar is on the blue bike in the picture. But if the frame heights of your two bikes are different then all you would have to do is position the hooks so that the shorter one is on the bottom of the upright and the taller one is on the top. The shorter hook would then hold down the bike with the lowest frame. Another option, if the distance from the seat post to the handlebar gooseneck is less that 32-3/4 inches, is to use bike adapter bar # HRBA-PRO-XL....
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  • Swagman tested their Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Rack part # S64702 on the 2015 Ford F-150 and found that it fit and worked well so I would recommend it for you. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • I found a rack that will work on your ElliptiGo 8C bike and your 2015 Ford F-150 truck. I like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Bike Rack, # HR1000R. The bike rack is a hitch mounted rack that will fit either 1-1/4 and 2 inch receiver hitch openings. The rack will allow you to mount your ElliptiGo bike and one standard bike to your vehicle. With this rack you will have to remove the front wheel and use the Hollywood Racks Fork Mount Adapter, # HR915. The adapter will create...
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  • Yes, I am happy to report you can use the Swagman Patrol bike rack # S64701 in your 2015 Ford F-150 with the factory bed liner without having to modify the bed liner or do anything differently. I have linked a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted Bike Carrier # S64702 does only include 9-mm skewers. You can add the Swagman Spire # S64706 which will adapt the 15-mm thru-axle fork on your bike to fit the pickup carrier. The Spire isn't quite as convenient as using the Swagman Patrol # S64701 but it is more economical.
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  • A towing-style bike rack like the Swagman Traveler XCS # S64664 slips over your ball mount and sits between the truck bumper and the nose of the trailer. A rack like this is suitable as long as you have plenty of turning clearance between the vehicle and trailer. The width of your bikes come into play here too. Sometimes an extra-long ball mount like # C45270 will be needed to provide enough clearance for turns. There are other options for bike transport that might be better....
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  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier - Locking - Fork Mount # S64702 would need an adapter like the Swagman Spire Fork Adapter for Bikes with 15 mm or 20 mm Thru-Axle Forks # S64706.
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  • I recommend the Thule Bed-Rider 2 Bike Rack # TH822XTR, it is confirmed to fit on your 2015 Ford F-150 by Thule. This way if you are needing to carry an extra bike, you can carry it using the Thule 1 Bike Add-On # THBRLB2. The Swagman can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time, so this is why I recommend the Thule Bed-Rider. The Bed-Rider requires the bikes you are carrying to have 9-mm quick-release front-wheel-skewers. The Bed-Rider has a one-key system lock to secure your bikes...
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  • I called my contact at Swagman and asked about the XTC-2 Platform Rack, part # S64670. They told me the shank can be turned upside down in the carrier but since it was designed to provide a rise for the bike carrier it would void the warranty.
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  • For a 2 bike rack for both your vehicles the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 part # SA4025 that you referenced would be a great choice. This is a very versatile rack that would fit both of your vehicles well. This American-made rack uses wheel mounts instead of frame mounts which is the preferred way to secure a bike since it doesn't touch anything but the tires. This is especially important for carbon framed bikes or ones with expensive paint job. Another great feature of this...
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