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Bike racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dcrooks84, May 15, 2008.

  1. May 15, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    Dcrooks84

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    Does anyone know of a good bike rack for the 2nd gen tacos? I'm starting to get into mountain biking and want to start hitting some trails that are a good distance away and I don't want my bike or my buddies sliding around in the bed. By the way I am talking about mountain bikes ;)
     
  2. May 15, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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    mjp2

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    All you need to know, and it ties right into the bed rail system:
    http://www.rockymounts.com/clutch

    Toyota's fork-mount solution allows the bikes to wiggle back and forth and loosens the cleat it's attached to. I recommend against it.
     
  3. May 15, 2008 at 1:41 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I've seen one that holds two bikes against the side of the truck. I like that because both wheels stay attached.
     
  4. May 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    I really need to take a new photo of my truck. I have the Toyota cross bars on the bed of my truck and Thule tray racks attached to them. I use the cross bars for skis as well. Love the setup since I can still pack stuff under the bikes when I go camping.
     
  5. May 15, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    GunMetalSteak

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  6. May 15, 2008 at 2:43 PM
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  7. May 15, 2008 at 3:59 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Wish I knew about these options earlier. I got the mounts from Toyota that hook right up to the Bed cleets, works good but priced around $40ish each.
     
  8. May 15, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I have a hitch rack.
     
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  9. May 16, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    Dcrooks84

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  10. May 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    lsocoee

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    around 40 plus you lose a cleat.
     
  11. May 17, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    grampa

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    Another option is to get a 4' piece of 2x6" board, and screw in a couple of those clamps. You can put the bikes in the bed in either direction, or even do two boards and carry four bikes.

    Then toss the boards in the garage when you're not mountain biking.

    Even works with a canopy.
     
  12. May 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Welcome to the site grampa.

    Another great idea. Thanks. I've seen people twist the mounts so the handlebars go in at an angle to the truck bed.
     
  13. May 18, 2008 at 3:27 PM
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    I think this is the one you're talking about http://www.recrac.com/tacoma.html. It's pretty expensive though. $100 for the first bike and $20 for each additional bike, so it would run $160 for 4 bikes. Also, I'm not sure how well it would work with non-conventional frames, like my DH bike.
     
  14. May 18, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    Yeppers, that's the one. Yes it is expensive and I don't think it would work on most full suspension designs.
     
  15. May 23, 2008 at 10:00 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Hope this isnt too late but Ive got the factory roof rack on my 06 tacoma double cab . Attached to the roof rack is an inno bike carrier for my mtn bike. It works great. I purchased it at a place called Rack-it in San Diego. Im sure they have an online store. Look them up and call them. They are friendly over the phone too. Yes I do have the option of placing the tire up there to, but I either leave it in the truck or put in the back bed. Either way, it looks good on the truck. By the way, what kind of mtn bike?
     
  16. May 30, 2008 at 3:23 AM
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    danusa

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    I use the receiver hitch too.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2008 at 1:07 AM
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    yakima...mine holds 4 bikes and it goes into the hitch
     
  18. Jun 9, 2008 at 1:20 AM
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  19. Jun 12, 2008 at 1:34 AM
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    danusa

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    I keep mine on, It is steel and keeps tailgaters back.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2008 at 4:43 AM
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    Anybody know of a bike rack that would fit my bike?
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    Later,

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