Truck Bed Bike Rack for 4 Bikes at Front of Bed on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma


Can I mount this behind the cab if I drill holes ? Do you know of one that will take 4 bikes that holds them by the wheel and mounts behind the cab?


Expert Reply:

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 arms of the rack.

If the 2017 Toyota Tacoma does have the cargo management rails I recommend using the Velo Gripper # INRT202 which utilizes the cargo rails to mount. This will hold one bike so to hold another 3 bikes you can use 3 of # AB2600 which are the add-a-bike parts of the Topline rack mentioned above.

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Michael H

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