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Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On - 9 mm Quick-Release Skewer

Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On - 9 mm Quick-Release Skewer

Item # DRT9
Our Price: $19.00
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This simple, affordable fork-mount bike rack bolts to almost any flat surface and provides a mounting point for 1 bike. The fork block works with bikes that have 9-mm, quick-release skewers. Comes with drilling template - hardware not included. Great Prices for the best truck bed bike racks from Kuat. Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On - 9 mm Quick-Release Skewer part number DRT9 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kuat Truck Bed Bike Racks - DRT9

  • Fork Mount
  • Compact Trucks
  • Mid Size Trucks
  • Full Size Trucks
  • Bolt-On
  • 9mm Axle
  • Kuat
  • 1 Bike
  • Locks Not Included

This simple, affordable fork-mount bike rack bolts to almost any flat surface and provides a mounting point for 1 bike. The fork block works with bikes that have 9-mm, quick-release skewers. Comes with drilling template - hardware not included.


  • Fork-mount bike rack provides simple, economically priced option for carrying 1 bike
    • Works only with bikes that have quick-release, 9-mm front wheel skewers
    • Accommodates bikes with standard or disc brakes
  • Versatile fork block mounts to almost any flat surface, such as a truck bed, trailer, or cargo carrier
    • Base has 2 holes for easy installation
    • Hardware not included - 1/4" or 6-mm bolts or screws with washers and lock washers recommended
    • Drilling template included
  • Sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish ensures durability and rust resistance


  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
  • Mounting hole spacing (center to center): 2-3/4"
  • Lifetime warranty

DRT9x100 Kuat Dirt Bag 9-mm Fork Mount Bike Rack - Bolt On

Replaces DRT1, DRT9

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Video of Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On - 9 mm Quick-Release Skewer

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Video Transcript for Kuat Truck Bed Bike Racks - Fork Mount - DRT9 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number DRT9. This is the Kuat Dirt Bag bike rack. The fork-mount bike rack is going to provide simple options for carrying one bike. It's going to work only with bikes that have quick release nine millimeter front wheel skewers. Really simple though, the front forks of your bicycle are going to drop down on this portion here and then you secure the bike to the Dirt Bag by installing the skewer that is on your bicycle. This will accommodate bikes with standard or disc brakes.

The versatile fork block is going to mount to almost any flat surface such as a track bed, trailer or a cargo carrier. The base is going to feature two holes for an easy installation. Your mounting hardware is not included. We would recommend using quarter inch or six millimeter bolts or screws with washers, lock washers and lock nuts. It is going to come with some instructions. It's going to show you how to get it mounted, how to use it and it's going to provide a drilling template.

The Dirt Bag is made from a sturdy steel construction. Its going to feature a nice black powder coat finish so its going to resist rust and corrosion. Very strong and durable, it's going to last a long time. It's going to have a capacity of one bicycle. Taking a look at the mount hole spacing here at the bottom measuring center on center, the distance we have between the two holes is going to measure two and three quarters of an inch. The overall length of the base here is going to measure about four inches.

The overall width of the base is going to give us a measurement of about an inch and a quarter and then the overall height of the unit that's going to give us a measurement of about one and seven eighth of an inch. The Kuat is going to cover this with a lifetime warranty and again its a one bike capacity. It's going to work with bikes that have a quick release nine millimeter front wheel skewer. That's going to do it for today's review of part number DRT9. This is the Kuat Dirt Bag bike rack.

Customer Reviews

Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On - 9 mm Quick-Release Skewer - DRT9

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (73 Customer Reviews)

This simple, affordable fork-mount bike rack bolts to almost any flat surface and provides a mounting point for 1 bike. The fork block works with bikes that have 9-mm, quick-release skewers. Comes with drilling template - hardware not included.

2013 Jeep Wrangler

These simple fork mounts worked great to convert my hitch mounted cargo carrier into a bike rack for my Jeep Wrangler. These lack the locking feature I like about my Yakima roof mounted bike rack since they just use your existing skewer to hold the bike. It's a minor inconvenience to remove the skewer from your wheel. Quality is good, shipping was fast and the price could not be beat. This option saved me hundreds of dollars over a hitch mounted multi bike rack.


Installed bracket in pickup bed the same day it arrived and used it to pick up our two Trek bikes with quick release. Solid! Even the Trek technician was impressed. Said he’d recommend this product to others. Drove 100 miles home in stiff wind. Bikes were locked in solid.


Product received quickly, even received a phone call while order was being processed to assure me that order was on the way. Product was more substantial and well made than I expected for such a low price.


Nice looking product but they sent the DRT9P. Contacted them and they are correcting it ASAP



Cheap alternative compared to having to buy a 9mm thru axle mount for the utili-track in my Nissan Frontier AND THEN having to buy an adapter for that! For under $10 I bought some parts from a local hardware store and made this mount fit the track. It's sturdy, and high quality.


I bought this for my fat tire HIMIWAY ZEBRA E-BIKE
to mount to the rails in my 2018 Toyota Tundra.
The mount was sturdy.
After looking all over the internet this was the best I could find.
The issue I had with it is that the bike weighs 88lbs and it was difficult to get the front fork on the mount. But the bigger issue was the weight of the bike on the mount added allot of stress to the Tundra rail system to the point where it was flexing the front of the truck bed. I did not want to risk the potential damage to the truck through bumps and long hauls . I would definitely recommend this if you have a regular fat tire bike as it’s not as heavy and won’t stress the bed.


Disappointed. The Kuat Dirtbag works, and feels relatively solid once installed, but is about 2-3 mm shorter than my hub. That means while loading and unloading the fork doesn't sit nicely on the rack and inserting/removing the thru-axle can be quite challenging. I'd heard great things about Kuat's products, and all I can say is I'm glad this one isn't as overpriced as the rest of their lineup.


My Kuat DirtBag Bike Rack Application

Nice product


I have been using two of these for a year now to hold down two e-bikes on a flat rack. These are wide enough to use on ebikes with wide forks.


This is perfect for custom applications. I used this mount on a piece of plywood that fits in the back of my SUV. Simple, basic, exactly what I was after.


Product looks great. Fits our Fat Tire ebikes great. But your template is for the smaller mount. No big deal but you should caution customers before they drill into anything.


Easy. I made the coolest rack ever. I didn't want to drop $300 and have the the bikes so high up on the roof. I came across these and enough said. best ever. My 1978 VW couldn't be cooler. All my Bus friends are jealous. They dropped the $300-ish, and now want my rack. My son and I bike throughout CO. too cool.

Thank you for the product and excellent service.

Rocket Rich


I use this in the back of my truck to hold my mountain bike. See attached photo. Works great. Paint starting to chip off around the screw holes. Not a big deal.


I purchased two of these fork mounts to carry my two ebikes on a rack attached to my truck hitch. The ebikes are Himiway Cruisers and have wider than normal fork spacing. These fit perfect for my Himiway Cruisers. I mounted these on a piece of angle iron, to get some space underneath for the brake calipers. Then mounted the angle iron to the rack.

The next issue was that I wanted two sets of skewers, I do not want to pull the skewer out of the axle every time I mount the bikes on the rack. This did not go as easy as expected. I ordered two EVO Quincy 177mm skewers on [online]. However these ended up being a bit too short. I then ordered a set of five Uxcell M5 x 190mm 304 Stainless Steel threaded rods on [online]. I took the ends off of the EVO skewers and attached them to the rods.
This whole setup gives me everything I wanted.


I used a few of these fork mount options to build a truck bed bike rack. They've been excellent and were easy to work with(also budget friendly.)

I found that the 100mm width worked well with some 3-d printed adapters I made to fit wider forks as well(that way I have more flexibility.)

Would highly recommend.


The bike rack was exactly as represented. We can now carry mountain bikes with the thru-axle setup easily and securely. The service was excellent and delivery was prompt. We need to buy a trailer hitch for another bike rack and will certainly use etrailer again.


Works great. I have a F-250 with a tool box in the bed. My axle racks are mount on the tool box lid. Well make.

Rating - Excellent


This is the front fork mount I needed for my Farley 6 fat bike. It seems very sturdy and I mounted it very easily onto a removable 2 x 6 I have in the back of my pickup truck with a topper on it. I opted for this economical style of mount vs. an external hitch mount to use in the winter to keep the bike enclosed while travelling to keep the dreaded salt spray off the bike. When I contacted etrailer and let them know I found the same mount cheaper at another website they immediately matched the other websites price which was all the incentive I needed to order it.


The product was great. but the service was even greater! 2 days (and a 4th of July holiday) before transporting my expensive bikes in the bed of my truck, I realized my homemade rig wasn't going to cut it. Panic! I got online with etrailer and found a part I wanted at 7PM, but needed overnight delivery. Whew, I got the order in. But, oh wait - I get an email 10 minutes later that the part I asked for was backordered. Panic ^2. But the email from eTrailer said call us NOW and we have a possible solution. Yeah, right. So I call, and - they did! Talked to real humans and they set me up with a substitute part that did the job and I had it on my truck next day. Totally awesome. Real people rock. Thanks to eTrailer, I had my bikes with me in Idaho and Oregon and Washington where I had to play my music gigs. Love you guys, and thanks for being real people!


Great product for the price. I bolted the mount to a 2x4 using carriage bolts. Using the rig to haul my mountain bike inside my 4Runner. Using friction tie-downs in combination with the fork mount. Solid.


The DRT15 works great for my through axle mountain bike. I mounted it to a plank, along with my other fork mounting systems, and can easily get the fork on the unit and axle reinserted in no time. Solidly built and well engineered.


I need to be able to transport my fat tire ebikes inside my truck bed with the tailgate up. They are well made and heavy duty enough for these heavy bikes.


I am using this as a base for an interior rack in my Jeep Renegade. This will be mounted to a 2x3 section of fiber board that will fit flat in the rear of the Renegade. The bike fork fits perfectly and this will be a great way to transport my bike safely and securely. The service from etrailer was great too with prompt order delivery and great packaging. I will use etrailer again in the future.


simple and effective, and does what it's supposed to; that's all anything should be. I screwed it to the front top of my truck bed using self tapping screws.

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