View Cart

Filter Questions and Answers:

reset filter

Expert Answers about Truck Bed Bike Racks


  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2015 Toyota Tundra with a BAKFlip Tonneau Cover
  • The mounting rails for your BAKFlip Tonneau cover would be in the way so you would not be able to use the Swagman rack # S64702. What I recommend is a tailgate pad such as the Yakima GateKeeper # Y07411. This will not only hold the bikes but also protect the tailgate plus it can be used to secure other items you may need to carry. the pad is not difficult to install or remove so when you are done biking and want to close the Tonneau cover you can do so with relative ease. I have linked...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2013 Ford F-150
  • An E-bike is not meant to be used with a fork-mounted bike rack. There may be a way for you to fit them in your truck bed though if you let me know what year your F-150 is.
    view full answer...

  • Will the Kuat Dirtbag Work With the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base
  • Yes, the Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack's like part # DRT15X110 and part # DRT9P will work with the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base part # SATRK33. I have attached a few photos to show the fitment for you.
    view full answer...

  • Recommendation for Carrying Bikes in Bed of 2017 Honda Ridgeline without Drilling Into Truck Bed
  • I have a solution to carry your bikes in the bed of your 2017 Honda Ridgeline that will not require bolting to the truck bed, but the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 is not confirmed or guaranteed to work in your truck bed. The best solution I have for you is the Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack # S64761. This tailgate pad allows you to carry your bikes over the tailgate of your truck, does not require any drilling, and will not require the bike's front wheel to be removed. The...
    view full answer...

  • Lock Recommendation for 9 mm Dummy Axle for RockyMounts DriveShaft Bike Rack
  • For the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 that you referenced the Dummy Axle part # RKY1082 does allow you to transport a 9 mm skewer like you mentioned. This does bypass the lock of the rack so a locking skewer like part # RRRBCA022 would be what you need for this as well.
    view full answer...

  • Carrying a Mountain Bike with a 15-mm Thru-Axle Using a Swagman Truck Bed Carrier
  • 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.
    view full answer...

  • How to Secure Bikes in the Bed of a 2019 Honda Ridgeline without Drilling Into Truck Bed
  • If you want to avoid modifying the bed of your brand new 2019 Honda Ridgeline then I recommend going with the Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970 because you can wedge some lumber in the bed of your pickup and then bolt this carrier on it (see attached photo). This comes with a 9mm quick-release skewer and is small enough that you can mount multiple bikes next to each other depending on their sizes. If you would rather keep the front wheels on your bikes then another great...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Carrier Setup for 5 Bikes in 2018 Ford F150
  • The Topline # UG2500 frame-mount truck bed bike rack is a perfect option for transporting bikes in a pickup bed without having to remove the bikes' front wheels as with fork-mount carriers like Hollywood Racks # HRT970 and Yakima # Y01117. Since one Topline cannot be configured for 5 bikes (up to 4 only) your idea of using two carriers, one for 3-bikes and one for 2-bikes, is absolutely the way to go. You will then want to order items # UG2500 and # UG2500-3. If for example two of...
    view full answer...

  • Fit of Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter SR26461 on 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • The 54-inch Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 is a confirmed fit on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and will provide a handy way to transport up to 6 bikes without you having to make permanent modifications to your Ridgeline. The pad has an access flap to let you get to your tailgate handle. Please refer to the linked video. The Softride Tailgate Pad also helps protect your tailgate if you're carrying long loads like lumber, ladders, surfboards and kayaks. If you want...
    view full answer...

  • Will Swagman Patrol 2 Truck Bed Rack S64701 Fit 2016 Nissan Titan XD with Utili-Track System
  • Yes, the Swagman Patrol 2 truck bed bike rack # S64701 is compatible with the Utili-Track system in your 2016 Nissan Titan XD. This and all other truck bed bike rack fits for your Titan with Utili-Track system are shown on the linked page. Additional fork blocks are available to increase capacity, part # S64703.
    view full answer...

  • 4-Bike Rack for Use on Deck of 4 x 6 Utility Trailer
  • You do have a unique bike transport requirement and I see why you came to etrailer! You are correct that bike carriers for use on utility trailers are rare animals. Truck bed racks like the 4-bike Topline # UG2500-4 might be usable - the bike wheels stay on - if you have or can create a place to secure the mounting clamp. Since it sounds like you are capable of some fabrication I do have a suggestion that is a little outside the box but that gives you the flexibility to choose a...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for Bike with Disc Brakes to Leave Front Wheel On
  • Best option we have since you want to keep the front wheel on would be the Topline truck bed bike rack part # UG2500 since the Insta-Gator # TH501 isn't going to work for you and there isn't an adapter available.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Racks That Will Fit a 2017 Chevy Colorado
  • Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT202 has not yet been tested by the manufacturer in a 2017 Chevy Colorado, which is why you are seeing that message. There are similar racks for truck beds available which have been confirmed to fit a 2017 Colorado, such as the Topline # UG2500. I have added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at, as well as a photo showing how a bike looks when attached to the rack.
    view full answer...

  • Sliding Ladder Rack and Bike Rack for 2018 Ford F-150 Truck Bed
  • Thule makes TracRac sliding ladder racks that are a fit for your 2018 Ford F-150 which would work well. You'd just need to know the length of your truck bed to pick out the correct part number. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you'd want the part # TH43002XT-501, if you have an 8 foot bed you'd want the part # TH43003XT-000, or if you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you'd want the part # TH43002XT-508. Then for a tailgate mounted bike rack the Softride Shuttle Pad part # SR26457 would fit and work...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Rails
  • If you have bikes that are too long to face sideways in the bed of your truck and only have rails that are on either side of the bed there really isn't a way to utilize the rail and orientate your bike the way it needs to be to fit your truck bed. Normally I'd recommend a LoBall part # RKY1097 as it is locking and fits the channel of your 2017 Toyota Tacoma but your bike won't fit sideways. Realistically you would have to go with something like the Swagman Pick Truck Bed Rack part...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Rack Hold Through Axle Bikes
  • Saris Traps Fork-Block # SATRK34-BLK3 is designed to hold bikes with 9mm axles but not through axle bikes but we do have several truck bed bike racks that will accept through axle bikes, see link. One of the more popular options is the Kuat Dirtbag # DRT15. I have included a link to a video of this product for you.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 4 Bikes at Front of Bed on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • Technically if you are willing to modify the truck bed you could install the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 at the front of a truck bed. But it was not designed or tested for that. What I recommend is to use Topline rack # UG2500-4 (as long as the truck does not have the cargo management rails on the bed sides (would have to be removed it is does to use this rack)). One end attaches to the inside bed side and holds the first bike, the second and subsequent bikes are then linked with the additional...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Yakima BikerBar Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline and another Truck Bed Bike Rack that Will Fit
  • The Yakima BikeBar # Y01143 and other similar products have traditionally not worked with the Ridgeline. I checked with Yakima and they do not currently show it as a fit. What I recommend is the GateKeeper # Y07410. This is a tailgate pad and believe it or not they work quite well. Bikes stay in place, tailgate is protected, and you could use it for other items as well so as not to damage the tailgate on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline.
    view full answer...

  • Pickup Truck Bed Locking Bike Racks for 2017 GMC Canyon with Tonneau Cover
  • All of our pickup truck bike carriers can be viewed on the page I linked for you. Your best option depends on the nature of your tonneau cover and bike. Some covers are soft and roll up while others are solid and fold up. The two best options for racks that lock are the Swagman Patrol # S64701 and Thule Bed-Rider # TH822XTR clamp on racks. These install without drilling at the bed rails and include both bike and rack locks. You can refer to the linked article for more information...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • We have several excellent truck bed bike racks that will fit your 2016 Toyota Tacoma and that will work with road or mountain bikes. If your truck has the cargo management rails and you are looking for a fork-mount option I recommend the RockyMounts DriveShaft SD # RKY1084. It comes with hardware to mount in the cargo management rails directly, it locks, and will work with thru-axle bikes and standard forks. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. For a carrier that...
    view full answer...

  • Way to Lock Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bike Rack to 2017 Ford F-150
  • For the Thule Insta-Gater truck bike rack # TH501 an accessory lock is available to allow locking the loaded bike to the rack, part # TH450200, 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 another...
    view full answer...

  • Fit of Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Rack SATRK34-BLK3 in 2019 Tacoma Short Bed with Leer Cap
  • Your Leer cap's window clearance when your bikes are stowed depends on exactly where you place the Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Rack # SATRK34-BLK3 and on the exact overall length of your bikes. You can check this by removing the bikes' front wheels, rolling them into the bed rear-wheel first and seeing where the forks and handlebars end up. The wheel holder # SAWHL1 is designed with some offset; this means the stowed wheel will lean to one side of the holder rather than be dead center....
    view full answer...

  • Part to Secure Bike Rear Wheel When Transported on Fork-Mount Carrier Like RKY1097
  • It sounds like you are using a fork-mount bike carrier like the RockyMounts LoBall # RKY1097 and you want a method to secure the rear tire at the same time. We do not have any such item but you have certainly pointed to a need in the market! One idea I can offer is to use a replacement wheel holder from another bike carrier, such as # 8523598001, # HRSPRWHR-F-HD or # 7521682001. Naturally you would have to use some of your own ingenuity for the installation. All such items are displayed...
    view full answer...

  • Is RockyMounts DriveShaft Available
  • Yes, the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 is available. This truck bed bike rack works with factory track systems and is a 1-bike carrier that will allow you to carry bikes with with 12-mm, 15-mm (including Boost 110), or 20-mm thru axles. You can carry a bike with a 9-mm, quick-release skewer as well by adding the 9-mm Dummy Axle with Quick Release Handle # RKY1082
    view full answer...

  • Best Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2019 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Management System
  • The perfect option for you is the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Rack # TH501 because it allows you to keep the wheels on your bikes and installs easily at the tailgate of your 2019 Toyota Tacoma without any type of drilling or interference from your truck's cargo management system. This bike rack is simple to use because all you need to do is open your Tacoma's tailgate, place the rack in the truck bed with the anchors installed below the bed and close your tailgate. You can then...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Options for 2016 Toyota Tacoma with the Cargo Management Rails
  • You can see our range of truck-bed bike racks for your 2016 Toyota Tacoma with the Cargo Management Rail system by clicking on the link provided. The options do include multi-bike carrier systems for 4 or more bikes and in this kind of capacity most carriers are the tailgate pad type such as # SR26461 from SoftRide. In lower-capacity racks we offer the bed-rail-mount type such as the Swagman # S64702, a 2-bike carrier that can be upgraded to 3 bikes by adding # SP484. We also offer...
    view full answer...

  • Does the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT201 Fit a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT201 is compatible with your 2017 Toyota Tacoma as long as it doesn't have the Cargo Management Rails. If your Tacoma does have the Cargo Management Rails you will want to use part # INRT202 instead. This is the exact same trunk bed bike rack it just installs in a slightly different manner. If you would like to add some security to your bike rack then I also recommend installing the DeadBolt Cable Lock # CAB-10.
    view full answer...

  • 2017 Ram 1500 Utility Rails And Rambox Compatibility With Topline 2 Bike Carrier For Truck Bed
  • For your 2017 Ram 1500 with Rambox and Utility Rails, the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack # UG2500 may fit. I reached out to the manufacturer and they said that they haven't tested it on your model but if the clamp can fit, it will work fine. The measurements of the clamp are 4 inches tall by 2-1/2 inches wide. I recommend measuring from just above the bed rail where the top of the clamp would be to your Utility Rails to see if you have the 4 inches to secure...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Yakima GateKeeper Fit a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad part # Y07411 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. I was able to confirm this with the manufacturer. The best feature about the GateKeeper is its large tailgate handle opening. The reason for this is because most of the newer trucks have a backup camera built into the tagtele handle and they are all in a different spot so the GateKeeper will allow for the use of nearly all backup camera systems without any restrictions. It also has a nice felt...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier Part # S64702 Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • I called my contact at Swagman and they stated that the reason the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier part # S64702 is not listed as a fit for your 2019 Honda Ridgeline is because it has not been tested. However, after reviewing your truck bed and the rack with the Swagman representative we do not see any reasons as to why the rack would not work for you. We also have a review of a customer that installed one on a 2017 Honda Ridgeline which I have attached for you so I...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Availability that Can Carry up to 4 Bikes
  • I have a solution for you but the Yakima Truck Bed Rack part # Y01143 that you referenced is only for carrying up to 2 bikes. For a similar truck bed bike rack that can carry up to 4 bikes we have the # UG2500-4.
    view full answer...

  • Can 2 of the Yakima BlockHead Truck Bed Bike Racks be Ordered Keyed Alike
  • The Yakima BlockHead # Y01118 all come keyed unique. But if you wanted 2 keyed alike you would go ahead an order 2 and then get a set of Yakima lock cores, # Y07202, which comes with the change key to replace the locks in the BlockHeads. Because of the added expense it is probably easier to just have the 2 different keys.
    view full answer...

  • Availability of 2-Bike Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2018 Ram 1500
  • We have a similar truck bed bike rack to the Inno Velo Gripper # INRT201 that does allow you to carry two bikes as the Topline 2 bike rack part # UG2500 which would work well and is a high quality rack, but the Inno you mentioned does not have an expansion rack you can put on it.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Best Truck Bed Bike Rack Close to Cab
  • The SeaSucker Falcon Truck Bed Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Vacuum Cup Mounted # 298-BF1002 is my recommendation for the best close to cab bike rack for the bed of your truck. This system uses vacuum cups to hold the bike rack to your rear window. It then will allow you to attack your front fork for a clean look that will give you a very stable ride. Each vacuum cup is rated for 210 lbs pull strength so your rack won't slide or move in weather or bumpy roads. I've attached a video of...
    view full answer...

  • Best Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2012 Honda Ridgeline
  • I actually agree with the crowd here-- The Thule Gate Mate, part # TH823PRO is probably the king of the crop for this type of bike rack. Being able to carry four bikes easily with the added side-bumpers to keep the bikes on the tailgate is the best features available for this rack. I also recommend a few extras to make your life a little easier when using this rack. First, the Thule Load straps, part # TH521 to secure the bikes together. This will let you worry less about them sliding...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Bike Rack and Ladder Rack or Roof Rack for Fishing Kayaks on 2002 Chevy 2500 6.5 Bed
  • The Thule Low-Rider Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On # TH821XTR can mount to your Weather Guard toolbox. I recommend using the sealant # LT37467 to make sure your toolbox remains water tight at the mounting holes. For your roof rack I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA165B-2, the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit # DK227. These bars will be longer than usual which you will need for two fishing kayaks. Then for your...
    view full answer...

  • Can Yakima Locking BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack Mount On Tonneau Cover C-Channel
  • The Yakima Locking BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, part # Y01133 is designed to clamp to the bed rail in a pickup truck. I have attached a drawing that shows how the # Y01133 is secured to the bed you can check out. I am not sure what c-channel may be on the truck between the cab and the bed of the truck other than the tonneau cover rail and I would not recommend using anything that clamps to the channel for the tonneau cover because the added stress could damage the channel.
    view full answer...

  • Does RockyMounts Truck Bed Bike Rack for Fork Mount Bikes # RKY10994-96 Come with Locks
  • The RockyMounts Truck Bed Bike Rack for Fork Mount Bikes # RKY10994-96 that you referenced does come with locks and since you selected keyed alike and you ordered a few of these they all will come with the same lock core and matching key.
    view full answer...

  • Installation of Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier # SATRK14-BLK3 in Pickup Truck Bed
  • The Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier # SATRK14-BLK3 will bolt directly to the floor or to the front of your truck bed, using the included 1/4 inch bolts, washers and nylock nuts. You'll drill three 1/4 inch holes into the truck bed, using the carrier as a template.
    view full answer...

  • RockyMounts DriveShaft Compatibility With 12-mm Shims
  • Yes, the RockyMounts DriveShaft HM Truck Bed Bike Carrier # RKY1084 is confirmed to fit your 2018 Toyota Tundra without Cargo Management Rails. It is compatible with 12-mm shim adapter # RKY1078 to carry a 12-mm thru-axle bike.
    view full answer...

  • 2015 Ford F150 Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation
  • 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.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Fork Mounted Bike Rack For 2 Bikes Use On 2016 Ram 1500 And Future Tonneau Cover
  • For your 2016 Ram 1500, I recommend the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier - Locking - Fork Mount, # S64702, is a great bike rack designed for use within truck beds. This system is very sturdy and a great way to transport your bikes. The only possible issue you will want to consider is if you use a tonneau cover, the side rails may interfere. You may need to adjust the placement of your rails or the mounting of this bike rack based on specific fit. The spray in liner and...
    view full answer...

  • Bike Rack that Keeps Bike Wheels On and Fits Factory Bed Rail System for 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes! For your 2017 Toyota Tacoma with the cargo management rails you can use the Inno Velo Gripper # INRT202. This version comes with hardware to mount in the factory rails and you will not have to remove the front wheel. The Gripper can hold the bike at the frame.
    view full answer...

  • How to Lock Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad to Truck While Out on a Ride
  • I recommend using a cable lock like the 10' DeadBolt # CAB-10 to secure the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO while you are out on your ride. The 10' length should be enough for you to thread the cable through the opening for the tailgate handle on the GateMate Pro and then down the inside portion of your handle over to a tie-down hook. If you plan on using the GateMate Pro often and would like a cable lock that you don't have to keep track of then I recommend the ToyLok Stake...
    view full answer...

  • Will Yakima BedHead Clamp-On Truck Bed Rack # Y01133 Fit Front Bed Rail on Toyota Tundra Crew Max
  • The Yakima BedHead Clamp-On Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, part # Y01133, is designed to hook on the underside of the truck bed side rails on your Toyota Tundra Crew Max. I am including a picture of how it attaches to the bed rails. I am also including a link to the installation instructions and review video for this product. If the front bed rail on your Tundra has a similar design to the top of the side rails on your truck bed, you could probably attach the BedHead bike rack to...
    view full answer...

  • Can Topline 1 Bike Carrier Work With Extang Trifecta Soft Tonneau Cover On 2015 GMS Sierra
  • I have attached a couple photos of the Topline 1 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack, part # UG2500-1 installed. The instructions for the tonneau cover state that it needs to either be completely flat and installed or it has to be completely folded up and secured at the cab. Since it is a rail free design and completely self-contained you can install the bike rack with the cover folded up or removed and it will work well for you.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a Ford F-150
  • Check out the Swagman Bike Rack part # S64702. This will attach to the bed rails of your truck and will allow two bikes to be transported. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
    view full answer...

  • Can Bike with Thru Axles be used on Thule BedRider Truck Bed Bike Rack
  • Thule actually makes a Thru axle adapter for the Thule BedRider part # TH822XTR that you have with the part number # TH535SKR. The base of the Dirtbag part # DRT15 measures 1-3/4 inches by 4-5/16 inches and should not be modified or installed in any way onto your BedRider.
    view full answer...

  • Difference Between Swagman Truck Bed Racks S64702 and Patrol S64701
  • The two Swagman bike racks you mentioned are very similar. For the money I would have to recommend the # S64702 since will basically do all the same things as the other rack at a fraction of the price. As long as you have 9 mm axles this would be the way to go. The biggest advantage to the part # S64701 is that it can fit 9mm, 15 mm, and thru-axle bikes so it does offer a bit more flexibility. Since you said you have a lefty bike you would need a different rack than those two. You...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Carrier That Works With Factory Bed Rails
  • We do have products like # S64702 that is a fit with your 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Bed Management Rails. I have video that shows the features, how it installs and this product being put through the riggers of a test course.
    view full answer...

  • Swagman Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation that Fits 15 mm Thru Axles
  • There are several truck bed bike racks available that are confirmed to fit 15 mm axles, but the Swagman # S64702 that you referenced is not one of them, nor is there a way to make it work. Closest solution would be the Swagman Patrol part # S64701 which is a fit for 15 mm thru axles.
    view full answer...

  • Installing Truck Bed Bike Carrier In 2017 Honda Ridgeline With Built-In Bedliner
  • I have attached the installation instructions for the Yakima BikerBar Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part # Y01143. As the instructions state, some trucks may have bed-liners or covers that will need to be altered for installation. If you are interested in the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack, part # S64701, the instructions state that a hole may need to be drilled through a bed-liner for pins to secure the bike carrier.
    view full answer...

  • Can the Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier Mount to a 2 x 6 Board Instead of the Truck Bed
  • The Saris Traps fork-block 3 bike carrier # SATRK34-BLK3 you referenced can be mounted on a 2x6 board instead of the truck bed. I called our representative at Saris to confirm as well. I added a informative article about truck bed bike rack systems for you too.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline and Bike with Fenders
  • The Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 could be used on a bike with a fender provided that it does not clamp down on the fender and not because it could lead to corrosion but because the fender is not a secure place to ratchet down the hook. The truck bed rack options are limited for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline but the Tailwhip # S64761 is a great option. I know you mentioned not wanting something like this but they are actually more versatile than you might think. It protects the truck and securely...
    view full answer...

  • Will Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack Work With Tonneau Cover Rails On 2009 Ford F-150
  • Since you have rails for your tonneau cover on your 2009 F-150, the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack, part # INRT201 you asked about will not fit. I have attached a photo that shows how the # INRT201 is attached to the bed rail. I may have a solution that will work for you. I recommend the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Single Bike Rack, part # TH501. This bike rack he held in place at the tailgate opening and no drilling is required when installing. I have attached a link to an installation...
    view full answer...

  • Compatibility of Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack INRT202 & Topline Add-A-Bike Assembly AB2600
  • There is no reason that you cannot use the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT202 in your 2006 Tacoma for your full suspension bike and along with it the Topline Add-A-Bike Assembly # AB2600 for your second bike. This is actually a clever and cost-effective combination of products, so good for you for being creative! I do suggest you add a strap for extra stability, as you suggested, and we offer a simple support strap # 18050 from Curt. You might even want to use a second Topline clamp...
    view full answer...

  • Fork Mount Bike Carrier for 20mm Through Axle for Truck Bed
  • It looks like bike rack manufacturers consider the 15mm through axle to be more common than the 20mm. I did some digging and the adapter for Swagman fork mount carrier # S64703 hasn't been released yet so it is not available just yet. We do have some similar carriers that will accept 20mm through axles including # RKY1084.
    view full answer...

  • Fitment and Compatibility of Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds with Bed Cap
  • Since not every bike has the same standard length or shape handlebars the best thing to do to see if it will clear your cap is to measure. The length of the adjustable rod to the cradle is 7-1/2 inches. The rotating rods also allow you to adjust the amount of space between your bike frame and the side of your truck bed. That way, you can position your bike close enough to the side of your truck bed to save space but not so close that your bike and truck bed make contact. Best thing...
    view full answer...

  • Fork Mounted Bike Rack that Fits Nissan Utili Track System in 2005 Nissan Titan
  • Yes, the RockyMounts LoBall part # RKY1097 is a bike rack that coms with adapters that will fit the rack into the channel of the track system on your 2005 Nissan Titan. I attached a review video for more info on this as well.
    view full answer...

  • Will Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack Fit a 2014 Ford F-150 with a TruXedo Lo Pro Tonneau Cover
  • The rails for the TruXedo Lo Pro Tonneau cover on your 2014 Ford F-150 will get in the way of installing Topline bike rack # UG2500-4 but there is another option. You could use the Swagman Tailwhip # S64760 which can hold up to 5 bikes and will not interfere with the Tonneau cover. I have linked a video review for you.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Tacoma with Bed Rail System
  • For your 2019 Toyota Tacoma with a bed rail system the Swagman Patrol part # S64701 is a confirmed fit that would work well. This will attach to the bed rails and give you two fork mounts for bikes to attach to.
    view full answer...

  • Dimensions of the Kuat Dirt Bag part # DRT15
  • I spoke with my contact at Kuat and he informed that the Kuat Dirt Bag part # DRT15 is designed to fit axle sizes that are 15 mm x100 mm. To see more dimensions for this product check out the picture I attached.
    view full answer...

  • Installing Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack On 2012 Nissan Frontier With C-Channel Tie-Downs Installed
  • The Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds, part # INRT202 is designed for trucks just like your 2012 Frontier. I have attached a photo of the # INRT202 for you. The small square plate( pointed out with an arrow in the photo) attached to the eye bolt is designed to fit inside the C-channel on your truck. You slide it to the position you want for your bike and then turn the eye bolt to tighten the # INRT202 securely to the C-channel. The # INRT201 is not designed to work with...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2 Electric and 2 Regular Bikes in a 2016 Ram 1500 with Tonneau Cover
  • It depends on the type of Tonneau cover you have. It is the type that has any of the mounting rails on top of or overlapping the bed sides towards the inside of the bed then the Topline bike rack # UG2500-4 would not work if installed in the traditional way. But you might be able to rig something up so that it doesn't interfere with the Tonneau cover. The weight would not be an issue since this carrier does not even have a weight rating. Another option is to use a tailgate pad such as...
    view full answer...

  • Do You Carry a Truck Bed Bike Mount That is Not Permanent and Does not Require Bike Wheel Removal
  • We do have a bike rack system that will fit your needs. Topline 2 Bike Bed Carrier, part # UG2500. It comes with the parts for 2 bikes, but you can omit the 2nd bike portion. It is not permanent, it simply clamps to the bed and then around the frame of the bike. We have a video reviewing the rack and showing a run-through of the installation that you may find helpful. I have added a link to it below. We also have the Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 that sits in the bed and is held...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Kuat Dirtbag 9mmx135 DRT9P Fit the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base
  • Yes, the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 Fat Bike Rack (9mmx135) part # DRT9P will work with any of the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Bases. They are available in a 47" long single track part # SATRK14, 35" long triple track part # SATRK33, and a 47" long triple track part # SATRK34. I went out to the warehouse for you to confirm this fit and took the attached photo as well.
    view full answer...

  • Installing Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 in 2011 Ford F150 With Bed Liner
  • Installation of the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 in a truck having a plastic bed liner will require you to drill two holes, one on each side of the bed liner. You will not have to cut the liner away but the two holes are required to provide a sure footing for the two end plate pins. These pins will extend into the two drilled holes to provide a firm attachment point. This is necessary due to the sometimes slippery surface of bed liners. I have linked a video...
    view full answer...

  • Bike Rack Compatible With Utili-Track on 2016 Nissan Frontier
  • For a fork mount bike rack that fits your Utili-Track system in your 2016 Nissan Frontier you would need a bolt-on option like the Thule Low-Rider Bike Block # TH821 and attach it to a piece of wood like in the linked review video. You other option would be to go with a wheel mount rack such as the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 which will not require any drilling or bolting, and instead is held in place at the tailgate opening of the truck bed. I've left a video review of this rack for you as well.
    view full answer...

  • Bike Rack for Ford F-150 to Transport Electric Bike with Step-Thru Frame
  • Since your electric bike has fenders and a step-thru type frame the best option for transporting it in the bed of your Ford F-150 is the rack that you referenced, the Topline Truck Bed Expandable Bike Rack # UG2500. If you only need a rack for the one bike we also offer a single-bike version # UG2500-1. Because your bike does not have a top frame tube as most men's bikes do you can use the seat post as the attachment point for the rack's clamps. The photo I linked for you shows the rack's...
    view full answer...

  • Does Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier S64702 Come Fully Assembled
  • According to my contact at Swagman their Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 will require you to install the two fork block assemblies using the included hardware and Allen key but otherwise this 2-bike carrier comes fully assembled. Installation is quick and easy as shown in the linked video.
    view full answer...

  • Will Topline 2-Bike Truck Bed-Mounted Rack # UG2500 Fit On 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • The Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed-Mounted Rack # UG2500 may fit your 2012 Toyota Tundra. To find whether or not it is a fit for your vehicle, you will need to check your truck bed wall to see if there is a lip that hangs over the top for the clamp to hang on to. If you have a bedliner that covers the underside of the top bed rail, you will need to cut a hole so the clamp can grab onto the lip at the top of the sidewall. Also, if you have a bed rail system, it will have to be removed...
    view full answer...

  • How Secure and Sturdy is Truck Bed 3 Bike Carrier - Topline - Expandable, # UG2500-3
  • I went out to the warehouse to do a little testing on one of these racks. On the Truck Bed 3 Bike Carrier - Topline - Expandable, # UG2500-3, side to side movement will be limited as the arms are rigid. The clamps do allow for some up and down movement which will reduce the stress on the aluminum arms and so the bikes can move with the bed floor as you drive. The arms are sturdy and it would take a lot of torque, more than a person can produce without tools or machines, to bend or break...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Mounted Bike Rack for a 2013 Ford F-150 W/ Roll-N-Lock Tonneau Cover
  • I do have an option that will work for you but the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack part # UG2500 will not work with the Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover you have on your 2013 Ford F-150 as the mounting clamps will interfere with the tonneau cover's rails and cannot be installed under the bed rail as this would likely decrease the bike rack's support. Instead, I recommend a bolt-on option like the Yakima Locking BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack part...
    view full answer...

  • Availability of Replacement Straps for Thule # TH501 Insta-Gater
  • We offer replacement straps for the Insta-Gater truck bed bike rack. The straps are sold individually as part # 853-7056. You can order them online using the provided link.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation 2011 Ford Ranger that Doesnt Require Trimming Bed Rail Covers
  • The Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds # S64701 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Ford Ranger and if you check out the picture I attached you can see it installed over at truck's bed rail cover. You can also see the entire install process in the review video I attached.
    view full answer...

  • Will Topline Truck Bed 4-Bike Carrier # UG2500-4 fit 2009 Chevy Silverado With Spray-In Bedliner?
  • Yes, the Topline Truck Bed 4-Bike Carrier # UG2500-4 is going to work just fine with the spray-in bedliner on your 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500. I have added a link to a video review of this carrier for you to take a look at as well.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for a 2018 Ford F-150 with Backup Camera
  • I do have an option for your 2018 Ford F-150 but the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack part TH824PRO would not be the best choice for you due to the size of the tailgate handle opening. Instead, I recommend the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier part # Y07411 which has a very large tailgate handle opening as you can see in the attached photo and will allow you to still use your handle and backup camera without any interference. The integrated tailgate step you have...
    view full answer...

  • Is the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack S64701 Lockable
  • Yes, the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack # S64701 that you referenced has locks built into the skewers of the rack so that you can lock bikes to it. If you were to use the 20 mm adapter part # S64715 it would also still be able to lock.
    view full answer...

  • Will the Yakima BikeBar Truck Bed Bike Carrier Fit a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • For your 2015 Toyota Tacoma, with or without the cargo management rails, you can use Yakima BikerBar # Y01141. I have included a link to a video review of the BikerBar for you.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Racks Compatible With Tonneau Cover
  • The Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 would be a very good choice that wouldn't involve any drilling into the vehicle. Because the rack is a wheel mount bike rack, you wouldn't need to remove the bike's front wheel. Because the rack is closed in the tailgate, it can easily be removed when it's not needed. I've linked you to some product description videos and an FAQ article that I think you'll find helpful.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Ford F-150
  • For your 2017 Ford F-150 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.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Ford F-150 with Tonneau Cover
  • Most truck tonneau covers have rails that will interfere with an item like the Swagman truck bed bike rack # S64702. The L-shaped brackets on either end need to set directly against the bed rails. If anything is in the way you will not be able to use this particular bike rack. But not to worry, there are other options. Another option is the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack, # TH824PRO . Bascially it is a mat that goes over the tailgate to protect it and you can attach bikes...
    view full answer...

  • Tailgate Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said that you could definitely install more than 2 bikes on the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad # TH824, the only issue will be the weight of the bikes on the tailgate which would be the same for this rack or the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457 that you also referenced. Since the Thule rack has been tested and fits the tailgate of your 2014 Ram 2500 without any issues this would be the tailgate pad I would recommend for you....
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack Allowing Wheels to Remain Mounted on 2012 Tacoma w/Rail Management
  • Sounds like you are looking for a mounting option for your rail management system that doesn't require you to remove the wheel of your bike for your 2012 Toyota Tacoma, instead of the fork mounted option that you were looking at from Rocky Mounts RKY1085. I have just the item you will need to do that. The Inno Velo Gripper # INRT202 is designed to mount into the C-channel of your cargo management system. The Inno cradles will secure to your bikes frame as your bike rests on both wheels...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Locking Skewers for Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack
  • Swagman does not have the replacement locking skewers for their Swagman Patrol 2 # S64701. So, I recommend the Locking Skewer for Rhino-Rack Fork Mount Bike Carriers # RBCA002 which will work with your system.
    view full answer...

  • Will Trek Remedy 7 650b/27.5 Bike Fit Kuat Truck Bed Bike Rack # DRT15
  • Yes, your Trek Remedy with 15mm front wheel skewer will fit the Kuat Truck Bed Bike Rack # DRT15 as long as it has a thru-axle type skewer. This rack works with bikes with standard or disc brakes. Please note installation hardware is not included; 1/4-inch or 6mm diameter hardware is recommended. The skewer sleeve length is 100mm so as long as your skewer is not larger than this it will fit your bike.
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 that Allows Tailgate Camera to Function
  • It would cover up the back up camera as long as the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457 was installed on the tailgate. You'd need a truck bed bike rack setup like the Topline part # UG2500 which fits your truck to allow you to still use the rear camera.
    view full answer...

  • Installing Swagman Truck-Bed-Mounted Bike Carrier S64702 in 2004 Toyota Tacoma with Bed Liner
  • When the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 is installed in a truck with a drop-in bed liner, like your 2004 Tacoma, the two included end plate pins (with Philips head) must be used to prevent the rubber end pads from slipping on the bed liner's surface. I do understand that you'd prefer not to drill any holes in your liner, but in this instance this installation step is required for your truck. You can use a silicone sealer like # LT37467 to seal the screws/holes...
    view full answer...

  • Inno Velo Gripper Truck Bed Bike Carrier for a 2012 Nissan Frontier with Utili-Track System
  • For your 2012 Nissan Frontier with the Utili-Track system you would need to use the Inno Velo Gripper # INRT202. It comes with the hardware to install directly into the Utili-Track C-Channels. For this product C-Channel and Utili-Track are the same.
    view full answer...

  • Will the Kuat Dirtbag Fit Saris Traps Triple Track
  • You could use the Kuat Dirtbag # DRT15 with the Saris Traps such as # SATRK34-BLK3. You would just need to obtain some hardware locally that is compatible with the Saris Traps.
    view full answer...

  • Carrying Bikes with 15mm Axles in the Bed of a Truck
  • One simple option is the Topline rack # UG2500 which basically holds the bikes at the frame. It is also expandable if you wanted to carry more bikes. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. Another option for a single bike is the Inno Velo Gripper # INRT201 which also holds the bike at the frame. Its a simple set up but if you are carrying 2 bikes you would need to order 2 of them. I have linked a video of the Velo Gripper as well. If you have a Chevrolet, GMC, or Toyota truck...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Mount Bike Carrier Options for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • We have one truck bed bike carrier that holds the bike at the wheel and fits your 2013 Ford F-150. It is the Thule Insta-Gater, # TH501. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. Another option is the Topline carrier # UG2500. One end attaches to the bed side and the first bike. Then there is a second piece to go between the bikes. I have linked a video review of this carrier as well. And for a third option and what I would probably use if I had a truck is a tailgate pad....
    view full answer...

  • Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack Compatibility With Truck Topper
  • The Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier - Topline # UG2500-4, the 3 bike # UG2500-3, or the 2 bike # UG2500 all use the exact same rail clamp. On the clamp that attaches to the bed rail, there is very little space. If the lip on your topper is too thick, the clamp will not be able to mount correctly. You can see a better picture of the clamp on part # UG2500 to give you a better idea of the space available. This product will fit some applications and won't fit others with the topper because it is...
    view full answer...

  • Will the UG2500 Truck Bed Bike Rack Work in a 1997 Nissan XE Standard Pick-Up Truck Bed
  • As long as the bed rail on your 1997 Nissan XE standard pick-up truck has a 90 degree lip turned down inside the bed of the truck with open space behind it, see photo, the Topline 2 Bike Truck Bed Rack, # UG2500, will work for you. We also have a video showing how this rack being installed in a truck for you to review, see link. If your 1997 Nissan XE pick-up has a tie down system attached to the bed rail sides, or it has double wall construction that does not have the lip needed to...
    view full answer...

  • Will Swagman Pick-Up Fit 2005 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Cargo Management Rails and Bed Liner
  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 bike Carrier # S64702 is listed as a fit for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma with the Cargo Management Rails. We had the opportunity to install this rack on a 2014 Tundra that has the factory rail system and found the rack fit well. I've attached the installation video of this # S64702 rack on the Tundra for you. This rack is designed to install on the top and the inside of the truck bed side rails. This can be seen in the liked installation video. If...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendations for Electra Townie Bikes in a 2014 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • We have some great truck bed bike rack options that will work with your 2014 Ford F-150. For a fork mount style I recommend the Swagman Patrol # S64701 because it is light weight and easy to use. If you want to avoid having to take off the front tires to mount the bikes I recommend a tailgate pad such as the Tailwhip, # S64760. The front wheels will drape over the tailgate and are secured to the pad with straps. No need to remove any wheels! I have linked a video review of this carrier...
    view full answer...

  • Can Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack # UG2500-3 Attach to Wider Mountain Bike Frame
  • The Truck Bed 3 Bike Carrier # UG2500-3 can grab bike frames that are up to 1.03 inches in diameter. For mountain bikes that have wider frames you can instead attach the rack to the seat post. Or you could use a bike frame adapter bar part # UB01. The picture I attached shows the rack grabbing a seat post.
    view full answer...

  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Truck Bed of 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • For a 2 bike rack confirmed to fit the truck bed of your 2017 Nissan Frontier that allows you to keep the front wheels installed the Topline Rack part # UG2500 is a confirmed fit that will work well. I attached a review video for more info on this rack as well. If you need the bed for luggage a hitch rack is going to be a better option since it frees up the entire bed. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR....
    view full answer...

  • How Can Two Bikes With Different Angle Crossbars Attach With the Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack #UG2500
  • The clamp at the end of the bar that connects to your truck bed will swivel to secure your bike at the cross bar, but the clamps on the Add-A-Bike adapter do not swivel or rotate to connect to angled crossbars on your Electra Townie bikes. Instead, you will want to connect the adapter to the seat posts since they should be at the same or very similar angles. I have attached a photo showing you two bikes connected with the adapter at the seat posts.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Bolt On Bike Rack for 12-mm x 100-mm Thru Axle
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Saris Fork Mount Bike Carrier # SATR1BLK that you referenced is not compatible with a 12-mm x 10-mm thru-axle and there is not an adapter available that will fit it. The best option for a similar carrier that will secure your bike is with the Swagman Impakt Bike Rack # S64703 and the 12 mm Adapter # S64718. The Impakt block will bolt to just about any flat surface and the mentioned adapter will allow it to work perfectly with your bike. I...
    view full answer...