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

  1. May 29, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    pilosopo

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    Since my bikes are only on there unattended for quick trips into the store or the parking lot at work, I use the 1up locks.

    Convenient since the lock through the wheel and prevent the rack from opening, and since I ordered at the same time as the hitch lock, one key for everything.
     
  2. May 29, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    Hmm that may work. My main use is Protection while camping while sleeping in the camper shell and quick trips like you mentioned
     
  3. May 29, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    What are those covers on the rotors? Is that to prevent road grime from contaminating them?
     
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  4. May 29, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    Although 3C (triple compound) is considered an upgrade I don't feel they last as long....I just stick to 2C. If it was a road bike or you were racing enduro/xc I wouldn't bother with the multi compound.
     
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  5. May 29, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    I didn't get mine from REI but they're these. Yea, they're great for keeping dirt and grime from the roads out of your calipers if you're using a tailgate pad (they'd probably be good on a hitch rack too). They stay on tightly for a quick ride down to the trailhead, or a 1000 mile road trip.
     
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  6. May 29, 2019 at 9:30 PM
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    Yeah, I've only hiked-a-bike to Oates Peak once... It wasn't amazing. I usually turn around before the crazy steep/loose shale section.

    I enjoy the Hazzard - Manzanita - East Boundary Connector - Barranca loop too.

    The new Canyon View trail that they just built is meh.
     
  7. May 29, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    Do you happen to have the dimensions of the cross bars for the mobtown bed bars themselves? I know the KB Voodoos are 1.5 by 3 inches and don’t work with the frontloaders.
     
  8. May 30, 2019 at 4:06 AM
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    They're 1.5in x 1.5in for the crossbars.
     
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  9. May 30, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    TacoSauce04

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    i feel ya man. i just installed a high clearance tube bumper and it raised my rack almost 10". i have the Kuat NV, plus the +2 bike add on. i just picked up the Kuat swing arm yesterday. i will install this weekend. i also needed the swing out to fully pull out my bed drawers. ill post an up date once i put it to the test. i have full faith in Kuat, SOLID design. knock on wood...

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  10. May 30, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    ^^^what he said. You can attach any standard 80/20 bars, but Mobtown ships them with the 1.5" x 1.5" version.
    80-20.jpg
     
  11. May 30, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    dbbowen2 Former Rock Crawler.

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    Im using the older ones, they are WAY cheaper. The new ones are made for attaching RTTs to your bed. I use a ground tent or a pop up camper so I have no need. Ordered from this guy on ebay. The new ones are stupid expensive.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yakima-Bedrock-Locking-Truck-Bed-Tower-System-01140-/362618674976


    Sure thing, I think you are thinking too much into it lol. What I did was put the cross bars on without tightening anything, put my bike up there and got it into a spot where the front tire didnt touch my rear glass, then measured it and made the other side that same distance, then I tightened it all down. The good thing about the bed rails and front loaders is you can move em around pretty easily. I got mine set up so the tire is like a half inch from the cab of my truck, but I haul a 29er and a 27.5+ bike. I can get out there and measure it for you though.
     
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  12. May 30, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    It's all good. I was planning to do just as you suggest once the gaskets arrive for my rack brackets, and I need to account for a RTT, as well. I was just trying to be more lazy than usual by asking you for a hint on the tire spacing. :D

    I think I'll go for the Frontloader. Time to spend some more money...
     
  13. May 30, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    Well, here we go!

    Headed for an European bike and travel adventure. Bike was dropped off (definitely some anxiety when you trust your own bike to the baggage chuckers), and won’t see it till Austria.

    Headed to Vienna, Budapest, then a couple small towns in Romania on the way to Bucharest.
    Then some riding in the Carpathians, Slovenia, Croatia, and backtrack to Austria.
    Plans are loose, going to play it by ear.
    I have a month!

    I’ll keep updating as I go.

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  14. May 30, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    My wife did a road (pavement and gravel, on rented hybrid type bikes) in Romania last year with a friend. She loved it. Also inexpensive compared to Western Europe. And another friend shipped his Ibis over to Austria a few years ago and rode in the Tyrol, as well as doing some trail building. Europe on mountain bikes is on our list. Have fun!
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing how the Frontloader mounts up to the Mobtown bars and what clearances you get. I'm looking at possibly moving to the Frontloaders soon since my current one is not good with wider tires (my 2.2s are a squeeze).
     
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  16. May 30, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Apollo14 El Guapo

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  17. May 30, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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  18. May 30, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    Uncle Vlad!

    Romania is one of the last unspoiled areas of Europe. Highly underrated for those who seek adventure.
    It doesn’t hurt to have family there, and speak the language :)

    It’s my first international trip with a bike. And riding anywhere outside of the US.
    Not much info on the trails there, but they look fun from the little that I do find.
     
  19. May 30, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    Gunshot-6A In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    kryptonite brand.

    OR

    go get a length of chain at lowes and a decent lock. Then park next to another vehicle that has a flimsy cable.

    Thieves are lazy.
     
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    A lot of the bike thefts around SLC have happened in the 2 minutes people go into 7-11 or whatever. go in with your guard down, come out missing a bike.
     
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