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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-150, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Style Two Bike Rack. That part number is NV22G.Now we already have our bike secured down. First, we're gonna show you one of the key features of this rack. We're gonna come here between where we load up our bikes and we're gonna pull down on our lever, just under there. We pull down, we're able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle and in this position, we can almost get our bike .. Or our tailgate open all the way to get anything in or out that we may need.To put our bike rack back into place, we simply lift up and until it clicks.



Hollywood Racks Sport-Rider-2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150 we doing a test fit of the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider 2 Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is HR1000. We already have our bike secured down.We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the middle and we're going to remove our pins and clips. With those removed, we can actually tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle. In this position, we are going to gain partial access into our tailgate and truck bed area.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro XTB platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9034XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back to our convenient handle and we'll squeeze that together and tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. With that out of the way, we are going to gain most of our access to our truck bed.



Hollywood Racks Trail-Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150, we're doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider platform style two bike rack. That part number is HR200. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place.At the tires, we're going to have hook and loop straps. Those are just going to be a safety precaution to hold our tires in place. In the center, we're going to have a frame hook.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford F150 we're doing a test fit of the tooly double track pro platform style two bike rack. That part number is TH9054.Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. So at our front and rear tire, we're going to have cam buckle straps. We'll push on the gray tab and pull out strap through. Notice that these are extra long straps.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom Superclamp EX platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is SA4025F. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come and pull out on our lever here at the bottom and we can tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. In this position you'll see we're not going to gain full access into our tailgate.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-150 we're taking a look at the Kuat Transfer platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TS02G. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here and we're going to move our hook out of the way. We want to make sure we hang onto our rack and we're going to push on our foot pedal here.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150, we'll be taking a look at the Yakima Holdup Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, that part number is: Y02443.Now, we already have our bike secured down, we're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. The key feature is going to be our tilt. We're going to lift up slightly on the back and pull out on the red pin closest to our vehicle. When we pull that out, we can tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle. Unfortunately, at this point, we're not going to gain full access into our tailgate, or our truck bed. We can have somebody hold our tailgate and grab out those smaller items that you might need.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150, we're doing a test fit of the Rocky Mount's Monorail Platform 2 Style Bike Rack. That part number is RKY10004. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back to our handle underneath, we're going to pull out, we'll be able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.In this position we are not going to gain full access into our truck bed. We will get quite a bit of access here though so if you have somebody hold on to you tailgate, you can gain most of your access to your bed.Then to put our bike rack back into place, we simply lift up until it clicks.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ram 1500, we're doing a test-fit of the RockyMounts BackStage Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number: RKY10002.Now, we already have our bike secured down, we're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. Now, one thing to note, you'll see where our handle is down here, we want to make sure that it's turned to the side so that we can tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle all the way. To tilt it, we're going to pull out on our blue handle here at the back.We'll be able to tilt that down, away from our vehicle. I like to move my pedal so that it's up higher, but you'll see that we're not going to be able to gain full access into our back truck-bed area in this position. That is okay though because we do have another position, which will allow us to gain full access.To do that, we'll start by lifting up until our bike rack locks into place, and we can loosen up our handle all the way. We're going to loosen this up completely, but it will not come out of our hitch.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Swagman G10 platform-style two-bike rack. That part number is S64682. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back and we're going to pull up on our lever. We can tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-150 we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Chinook platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64683. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back and we're going to lift up on our tab. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle.



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.



RockyMounts Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today with our 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCab, we're going to be showing you how it interact with our RockyMounts BackStage Swinging Platform Style Two-Bike Rack, part number RKY10002.What I like best about this bike rack is it has the ability to swing away, giving you full access to your truck bed or tail gate, unlike other bike racks that just tilt away, giving you partial access. To swing it back in, we can operate our two knobs. Lift up the one on the center here. We'll start bringing it in, and then we'll lift up the one on the end here and start swinging it out. Then, our blue hand knob secures it in place.It can also tilt away giving you partial bed access, and the handle is here at the rear, making it even easier. I'll lift that back up in place until it snaps in.



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.





Ford F-150 Bike Rack Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • You would be able to use the Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier # UG2500-4, though keep in mind that would mean you could not secure the tires of your bikes to their frames with the provided straps, and that could mean your tires causing quite a bit of movement in the bed of your F-150. Also, if the bikes are different sizes, it is possible for the the wheels to come in contact with the frames. I have added a review video of this rack for you to take a look at.
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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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  • Being able to lower your tailgate with the Thule Vertex, part # TH9028XT is dependent on the length of the tailgate. The Thule Parkway, part # TH912XTR is similar in size and I've included a video of our demo team demonstrating it on a 2016 Ford F-150. The Parkway and the Vertex have similar dimensions and tilt-away distances. The Vertex may actually have a little better clearance thanks to its bent mast post, giving it just a little more room. I've also included a video...
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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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  • I have two solutions for you, but unfortunately a recumbent trike is fairly difficult to carry on RV racks. The first option is to use the front mounted hitch. In this case, I recommend the Hollywood Racks SportRider Trike, part # HR1450R-TRKADP2, which will allow you to carry a two wheel and a trike in the front of the vehicle. This is somewhat dangerous as the rack adds 42 inches to the front of the vehicle and you will need to be conscious of this added length when driving...
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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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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