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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jan 7, 2021 at 8:23 AM
    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Latch It Rack is an OK solution to maximize bed storage while safely carrying bikes. Gains you about 1.5' bed space vs normal bed mat
    https://latchitrack.com/

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  2. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:14 AM
    Dirtjunkie

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    2006-Taco-Sport-TRD-Quad Cab-Short Bed, 4x4 No mods to speak of.
    Great idea but those bikes look like they hang lower to the ground with the way the tailgate extension swings back. I’d be afraid of the front bike tires hitting the ground when going through a dip.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:15 AM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yep, long bed. I'll see how tight I can get it to the side with the bars sideways. Thanks!

    Should've mentioned I have a GFC and want it completely in the bed.
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:17 AM
    Bentrodder

    Bentrodder PeeRunner Fanboy

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    Genius! turning the bars never crossed my mind. Duh!
     
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  5. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:21 AM
    Dirtjunkie

    Dirtjunkie Well-Known Member

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    2006-Taco-Sport-TRD-Quad Cab-Short Bed, 4x4 No mods to speak of.
    I had one of the original 4-Runners years ago [1988] with the removable top. Which is basically a short bed truck. I used to fold down the seats and haul the bike like how yours is. I mounted a fork mount on a 1X8 and cut it the width of the bed. It wedged in there and was easily taken in or out without being hardware mounted to the vehicle. The bike fit snug and I just ran a bungee cord around the frame to the factory roll bar to keep it from tipping, worked great. This was back in the world of 26” wheel mountain bikes. The bikes are longer now so it would be a challenge to fit a modern MTB like that these days.
     
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  6. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM
    inesshell

    inesshell blah blah blah

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    this is how i mount the bikes in the taco - depending on the condition

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  7. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:43 AM
    Dirtjunkie

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    @innesshell, So your bed mount is the same as what I described above?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:47 AM
    inesshell

    inesshell blah blah blah

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    pretty much, cheap and effective solution to keep the bike off the roof when i go through areas with low hanging branches
     
  9. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:50 AM
    Dirtjunkie

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    Or McDonald’s drive throughs. ;)

    That system does work great and is cheap.

    My current bike hauling system:

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  10. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:11 AM
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    looks like some serious time and energy have gone into those trails...That wooden berm in the 2nd shot. :dancingbacon:
     
  11. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    It's a bit tough to get in the camper with the bike in there, but I've done it...

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  12. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:28 AM
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    Very cool, congrats. My sister and her husband both bought steel HT’s from REEB back right after they got started. I’m north of you In Loveland as are they. I didn’t realize REEB ventured off into building full squish bikes. They are a quality company all hand built local, can’t beat that.

    I’m surprised the name of that company didn’t come up in the video. Being connected to the Oskar Blues brewery the name REEB is BEER spelled backwards. :)
     
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  13. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    I’m not able to mount my MTB with the bars sideways since they are so wide. I have a short bed though so long bed might be able to!
    That was my original plan! But my gravel bike fits in the bed perfectly axle to axle but if the bars are straight then the hoods hit the window to my cap. Gravel bike goes bars sideways and MTB goes bars normal haha. I did use use a 2x4 attached to a bed stiffener to keep the drawer from moving around though. It has been working pretty well!
     
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  14. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:38 AM
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    Hence my half-hearted recommendation. Trying to solve a problem that may create more. Note the vast open space for stuff to now fall out, increased departure angle, and it bounces with the tailgate on large bumps. I would not pay for it
     
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  15. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    Oh yea, I'll add that I don't think my enduro bike would fit with the bars turned sideways. It's just too long of a bike/bars, even with a longbed.
     
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  16. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    I'm from the AL. I was just looking up bikes still built in USA.
     
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  17. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Ironically, the founder of Reeb/Oskar Blues is an Alabamian.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2021 at 10:53 AM
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  19. Jan 7, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    see post #4608 for my setup
     
  20. Jan 7, 2021 at 11:41 AM
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    Did we watch the same video? Pretty sure I heard them reference the connection to OBB and that Reeb is Beer backwards a few times.

    Edit: I am referring to the first of the two videos in the post.
     
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