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29er doesn't fit in DCSB

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by rageman, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 4:04 AM
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    Title says it all. I have to turn my 29er sideways to get it to fit in the bed of my truck with the tailgate closed. Usually, this isn't a problem, but when I have kids bikes and other gear in the bed of the truck, it's a minor inconvenience. Any thoughts here?
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    the overall length (and probably wheelbase) of a 29er is inherently longer than a 26er of the same 29er frame size due to the increase in wheel diameter.

    I'm currently developing something to solve this issue, as I had it with my 29ers.

    Current options are:
    • Tailgate pad
    • Hitch rack
    • Roof Rack with bike tray
     
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    A 26er is the new 29er.
     
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    Easy fix, cut a notch in the tailgate
     
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    My 27.5 doesn't fit in the SB either, I slid my mount closer to the center and wedged the rear wheel to the corner so it didn't bounce. Because of this exact reason and for covered storage I have moved away from that and now have a hitch rack. It is faster on and off as well
     
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    The topper is an added challenge but with dropper posts I can still use a tailgate pad...or the 4 place hitch rack I found on Craigslist.
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    tailgate pad. Or deal with your bike being 9 degrees angled
     
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    It will fit just fine if placed diagonally in the bed. Leave the front tire on and you will be good to go.

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    belongs in the BRM thread :bowdown:
     
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    I dont think I have any pics, but a cheaper alternative to a $150 tailgate pad is to use a yoga mat over your tailgate, then hang the front wheel over that. Use a bungee over the top tube to prevent any unnecessary movement. Before I put a bed rack on the truck, this is what I did and you can easily fit 3 bikes that way.
     
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    I have 2 lefty 29ers (medium and large). I don't take the wheels off for obvious reasons. Both bike fit in the short bed just fine
     
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    I guess I do! You can see in the first pic that I made a wheel stand to help keep it upright. That thing turned out way better than I could've hoped for actually. Mounted the road shower in the center of the two bikes as well. Some spare wood and a few screws is all it took. Fit snug too!
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    So...based on the responses...there's currently no fix for this aside from the tailgate pad?

    I'm not losing sleep over it, it's just slightly annoying. I'm surprised that a 27.5 wont fit either. If I let the air out of my rear tire, I can close the tailgate. Frame size L.
     
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    What size is your bike ? Have you thought of a bed extender?
     
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    I mean...I can put my 29'er in the bed laying down w/ no problem. Have you tried that? Rear wheel in first towards the front, angled towards a corner, then turn the bars a bit. I just assumed you wanted it upright.
     
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    Right. As is always the case with consumerism. They have to convince people that one is the new "it thing" to keep people buying. Fact is I had a Trek 26er and decided I like the advantages the 29er provides. Each does something better than the other.
     
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    Lol. 26ers are dead.
     
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    Large. Not sure if Scott gives that dimension. So anywhere from 19.5 to 21.5 i believe.
     
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    It’s pretty standard that a 19.5 is large and a 21.5 is xl. If it was a medium it may fit.
     
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