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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate tailgate pad and bike rack for full-size trucks, part number TH824. The Thule Gate Mate enables you to carry up to two bikes or even your surfboards or standup paddle boards in the bed of your truck. This is really ideal for people who don't own hitch bike racks and who don't want to necessarily drill into the bed of your truck to put in the fork-mount bike racks that we carry here as well.The Gate Mate covers almost the entirety of our tailgate here, as you can see. It has this nice padded material on the outside, which is gonna help protect your tailgate from your accessories, but also help protect your accessories from scratches and scuffs while it's being installed and while it's traveling. It does have a few points up on the top here where you can utilize tie downs like you see here. The tie downs are sold separately.


Swagman Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today we have our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty. We're gonna be test fitting the Swagman Tailwhip tailgate padded bike rack for full-size trucks, part number S64760. It's great for carrying anything from your bikes to your surfboards or stand-up paddle boards for transporting them from one place to another.Now, what sets this apart from other bike racks, you can just throw this over the edge of your tailgate here, and this is for people who maybe don't have the hitch bike racks or don't want to necessarily drill into the bed of their truck for the fork-mount bike racks as well.This can carry up to five bikes or a couple stand-up paddle boards or surfboards. This has several points to tie down your gear, and also comes with hook-and-loop straps to secure your bikes. With the surfboard, we did use a strap, which is sold separately, and you can find it on etrailer.com.The tailgate pad is nice and thick, so it's not only gonna protect your tailgate from any scratches or abrasions, it's also gonna protect your gear that you're hauling to make sure it doesn't get any scratches on it as well. And even with everything installed, you still have plenty of space in the truck bed to store other gear.We also have this convenient flap at the front here, which has these hook-and-loop straps to hold it in place, so we have easy access to our hatch here.


Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're gonna be test-fitting the Thule bed rider two bike rack for truck beds, part number TH822XTR. The Thule bed rider two allows you to carry up to two bikes in the bed of your trick by gripping them by the fork mounts up front here. This is an ideal bike rack for those who don't have bike racks or don't necessarily wanna go through the tailgate pad situation on the back here and possibly block off the rear camera. This essentially clamps down to the inside of the bed of your truck, has two fork mounts for different styles of bikes. It can carry the road bikes like you see here or the mountain bikes. It also works with bikes with disk brakes as well.This does come with three of the Thule lock cores.


Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty we're gonna be test fitting the Thule instigator truck bed single bike rack, part number TH501. Thule instigator allows you to carry one bike in the bed of your truck, and it's gonna carry bikes regardless of their suspension style or style of the bike itself, whether it be mountain bike like you see here or road bike, or kid's bike even. It's a ratcheting style bike rack that clamps around the tire and slides into place and holds it in as you drive. The hook itself does have a padding around it to help protect your bike once it's being installed, and also it does have an open spot on the bottom here that you can utilize the Thule lock core, which is sold separately, so you can secure your bike to the bike rack while you travel. This has a quick trigger release here to make loading and unloading very easy.With one instigator installed here, as you can see there's plenty of space to add another, as well as another bike. This bike rack is ideal for someone who may not already own a bike rack and wants to use this for occasional purposes.


Softride Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty we're going to be test fitting the SoftRide Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for full-sized pickup trucks, part number SR26457. The SoftRide Shuttle Pad is great for transporting your mountain bikes up to the top of the trail or your surfboards and stand up paddle boards out to the beach. It simply hangs around your existing tailgate.It has this nice padded section here to help protect your bikes as well as your vehicle from any scratches or abrasions. And also, this is going to be perfect for people who don't have, say, the hitch bike racks for your truck, or don't necessarily want to do any drilling or modifications to the bed of your truck to carry your bikes from place to place as well. The Shuttle Pad also comes with these hook and loop straps at various points here to help hold your bikes in place. This can carry up to six bikes on this pad.


Inno Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to be test-fitting the Inno-Velo Gripper Bike Rack for truck beds, part number INRT201. The Inno-Velo Gripper enables you to carry up to one bike in the bed of your truck. You can place it on either the passenger side or the driver's side, depending on which one you want, or you can buy an additional set and have up to two bikes in the bed of your truck.With it installed right now, you can see we still have plenty of space in the bed for other accessories. It does come with these pads for your bed rails, to make sure they don't get any damage on them once the clamps are tightened down, and it also has these D links here, which can be used with the cable lock to help secure your bike to your truck bed. These do have ratcheting straps that hold your bike into place, and also have adjustable arms here, back and forth, to accommodate different sized bikes. The Velo Gripper is perfect and economical choice for people who don't have say bike racks or necessarily want to drill into the bed of their trucks for those fork mount bike racks that you can get as well.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the bike rack, let's go ahead and show you how it installs.


Yakima Truck Bed Bike Racks Y07411 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Yakima Gatekeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike carrier for full size trucks. This nice convenient pad will convert your tailgate into a truck bed bike rack and will double as a tailgate and cargo protector. The bike's front wheel will sit over the tailgate outside your truck bed to conserve bed space. So it's great for the full size truck. On the inside of the pad here, you'll see there's six of these integrated sit tight cradle. These will allow you to secure your bike and keep them from shifting or sliding during transport.


RockyMounts LoBall Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Tacoma, we're gonna be test-fitting the Rocky Mounts low ball bike rack for truck bed factory track systems, part number RKY1097. The Rocky Mounts low ball allows you to carry up to one or a few bikes in the bed of your Tacoma because it utilizes the track system on the inside to attach it. It simply clamps into place and into the channels here and tightens down with two screws, and does come with a tool to tighten those down. It tightens into place with our skewer mount here, so basically what this does is it works with quick-release wheels, but it also has a lock on the end of it, so once you attach it then it is secure to our mount here. However, it does have enough space in between here to place a cable lock through as well, which you can purchase on etrailer.com.While it does work with quick-release skewers, there is an adapter to use this with through axles, which you can find on etrailer.com as well. Another bonus about this bike rack is the fact that you can move it along the track at any point as long as the bike still fits, so it does have some maneuverability, and it also provides enough space for you to store other items while you're traveling.


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Truck Bed Bike Racks Questions and Answers

  • Bike Rack Recommendation that Fits Top of Hard Tonneau Cover
  • For a bike rack that can attach to the top of a hard tonneau cover like the BakFlip MX4 tonneau # BAK48203RB you'd want the very cost-effective Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970. This is a bolt-on product that holds your bike at the fork.
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  • What Type of Bike Rack to Use on Truck with Tonneau Cover
  • Because your tonneau cover attaches to the bed rails by grabbing the inside of the bed rail you would want to go with the truck bed bike rack Thule part # TH501 that attaches to the floor. The Swagman part # S64701 would interfere with the tonneau since it would be putting pressure on the setup. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Racks that Can Work with A Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
  • We offer several types of truck bed bike racks including adjustable multi-bike types that attach between the bed rails (# S64702), simple single-bike fork-mount types that bolt onto the truck bed (# HRT970) and even a tailgate pad type that uses your tail gate to hold the bikes. All of these have in common a need for access to the truck bed and none will work with a tonneau cover (of any type - hard or soft) that is fully closed. The linked article will give you background on all options...
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  • 4 to 6 Bike Carrier for Use in Enclosed 5 x 8 Trailer
  • For your most cost-effective option, and for one that will not necessarily interfere with other potential uses for your enclosed 5 x 8 trailer, I suggest a bolt-on fork-mount carrier such as Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970. There are more costly similar units offered that include locks, but since you have an enclosed trailer to protect your bikes from theft this simple and effective fork-mount option if ideal if you are willing to remove the bikes' front wheels. In my...
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  • 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.
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  • Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500
  • Personally I like the Softride Shuttle Pad # SR26457 more than the Thule Gate Mate part # TH824 because it has the loops that allow a bike to easily be secured to the pad. Thule doesn't have the straps to secure the bikes to the pad, and most likely they wouldn't be necessary. But for added peace of mind I prefer the Softride. I attached review videos for both racks for you to check out.
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  • 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.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry Five Bikes in the Bed of a Utility Trailer
  • To transport the 5 bikes, you could use 5 of the Fork Mount Bike Carrier Block - Thule Low Riders, # TH821, and attach them to the bed of your trailer. I have included a link to the installation details below. To secure the bikes to the rack and/or trailer, I recommend adding a cable lock like # CAB-10.
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack and Kayak Carriers for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • A ladder rack is one option for transporting two kayaks in your truck along with your four bikes but I have a recommendation for you that might save you some money. Since you will be towing a trailer your hitch receiver will be occupied, but if you have a 2-inch hitch and were to add a Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 you could use a load bar in the upper receiver to support the rear of the two kayaks and then install a roof rack on the truck's cab. This arrangement will cost substantially...
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  • Truck bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a Truck with Tonneau Cover Mounting Rails
  • The rails for a tonneau cover extend too far out for the brackets on the Topline bike rack, # UG2500, to safely attach. What I recommend that will not require any drilling into the bed or modification is the Thule Insta-Gator # TH501. This rack secures by anchors that mount in the tail gate hinge. Take a look at the video and isntructions I have linked.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the Bed Rail System
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft Track, # RKY1086, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. As well as Boost 110 axles. It is confirmed to work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma.
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  • 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...
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  • Mounting a Thule InstaGater Bike Rack on the Tonneau Cover of a Toyota Tacoma
  • I have a solution for you, but The Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 is only intended to be used with the tailgate of your Toyota Tacoma, and should not be installed anywhere else on your vehicle. If you have a quick release front wheel on your bike, you can use a SeaSucker Talon, part # 298-BT1004 to mount the bike to the roof of your cab or on a smooth, solid plastic tonneau cover. The Talon uses a unique vacuum cup system to mount to any smooth surface and lets you quickly dismount...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar Recommendation for Hauling Beach Cruisers with Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500
  • There is a way to transport your beach cruisers with this Topline 2 Bike Carrier, part # UG2500, but I would not recommend attaching it to the down tube of your bike. I would recommend you use a Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, part # Y02531, to provide you with an attachment point for the # UG2500. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well as installation instructions. You will want to measure the distance from your seat post to your handlebars, and as...
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack For Truck With Bed Liner And Cap
  • The Thule Bed-Rider Bike Carrier, part # TH822XTR will not work with trucks that have a bed liner and cap, but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Yakima BikerBar Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part # Y01143. When installing this when a bed liner is present, you will need to cut away part of the underside bed liner so the screw used to tighten the bracket can be used. You can check out the attached installation instructions to see how this is installed. I have also attached...
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  • 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.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2014 Ram Truck with Ramboxes
  • The Thule Insta-Gater bike rack, you mentioned, part # TH501 would be compatible with your truck bed. The rack needs a footprint of about 20 inches, so if you had 50-1/2 inches of tailgate available, you could use two racks side by side. The Thule Gate Mate, part # TH824 would also be a good, inexpensive option. The Ramboxes would prevent you from using any bike rack meant to attach to the side rails, like part # UG2500 as there would be no place to attach the rack. You can see...
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