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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Jukas

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    I have the raceface pad and have used it for both long and short drives and have gotten up to five bikes in the bed. Longest hwy/freeway trip has been to Tahoe and back which is about 220 miles for me. On those kind of trips I tend to use a thick hardened chain through the frame to the d-ring and a cable through the wheel -> frame -> d-ring. That's more for some security if I have to stop and get gas or use a restroom.

    The only time I've had the bike move at all is on bumpy roads, so then I'd use the velcro on the fork and slow down. If you leave the pad on all the time you probably want to use some kind of UV protectant. Others I've talked to have that leave it on 24/7 and don't have noticed issues wth the pad starting to come apart after a season or two.



     
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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Cause they had the beer... :D:cheers:
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    Yup. Mine works great, and I never use the straps. Still doesn't move.

    2 full Utah Summers and Winters and it is starting to show. Think its on its last legs.

    Watch where the straps go under the tailgate. It wore through the paint over time on mine at the bottom edge.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    honda50r Don't say 'Overland'

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    Want to sell me your old one? I'll pay shipping :)
     
  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    It's pretty clapped out, but it works just fine. Let me see how big of a box I have at home tonight.

    I'll PM you some pics at lunch so you can decide it its worth it.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    honda50r Don't say 'Overland'

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    Cool. I run a swingout CBI rear bumper right now and hate the thing. So this would be perfect for when I sell that bumper/remove the swingout
     
  7. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    I've been tempted to get a swingout bumper but kills the tailgate pad idea, and pretty severely limits a shuttle rack.

    Edit: when the hell did these things get so expensive. I think I bought my rf pad for like $100 2 years ago.
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    I heard they've tweaked the newer ones so they aren't as gutless. Not sure where to go on this site, but I'm sure there are Subi forums out there.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Bahahah this made me spit a little coffee!! :rofl:
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Nimble9 Wubba lubba dub dub!

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    Not my taco but, it is my daily and my bike!

    50C57E70-78A0-4238-8F79-65929E2302CD.jpg
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    Does anyone know of any vendors who make a RTT rack that is high enough to allow you to still fit bikes in the bed via a tailgate pad? I found one custom fabricator posting on mtbr, just curious to see if there are any other options that may be more fiscally responsible
     
  12. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    @KB Voodoo has racks, i'm not sure if they will fit, but he makes awesome accessories to mount bikes on his racks!
     
  13. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    C4 Fab's fits my Bronson\DH Bike just fine, have to take the rediculously long seat tube out of my fatbike though. 100% the reason I bought this one over others. 4 July is coming up, so I bet they'll have a sale going. Super easy to work with and answered questions super fast.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    Anyone want to school me on Gravel/Cyclocross bikes? New apartment is within biking distance, so looking for a all weather commuter I can take to the fall CX races.
     
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    cross was how I found my way into mountain biking a few years ago. i've since ditched CX but i've got a decent knowledge base on the bikes and sport. an all weather commuter + cx racing ability may be hard to accomplish if you want to run proper fenders on the commuter... but it can be done. I had a Kona Jake the Snake and loved it.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    What areas in glacier? I love chuckanut and gailbraith
     
  17. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    Fenders are for dorks!...but I appreciate their purpose. #roostertail

    Looking pretty strongly at the C-dale CAADX 105 + Slate models, Salsa Journeyman (bit more adv bike), and Norco Search.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    if you intend to race it, look for something with a 1x11 drivetrain, disc brakes, and a possible spare set of wheels/tires to switch over from commuting to race mode. there's a boat load of cross bikes for sale in the portland area and all the shops will ship. https://sellwoodcycle.com/collections/used-cyclocross-bikes
     
  19. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    I live in Camas. Just over the river from Portland. Where are you now?
     
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  20. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    I also got into mtb through cx. I commuted on a race bike for a while and hated it, especially carrying a backpack. Monster cross seems to be the latest trend now, 650b wheels with some beefy tires. I keep seeing the All City Gorilla Monsoon at my LBS and it looks pretty sweet.
     
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