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Looking for a Bike Rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by badel1129, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Jan 12, 2014 at 12:15 AM
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    badel1129

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    I am looking for a good bike rack for my 2014 double cab tacoma. I have been researching several models and im not sure what the best option would be. If anyone has information about this i would appreciate some direction.
    Thanks
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  2. Jan 12, 2014 at 6:22 AM
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    drwoodr

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    We have a Yakima and love it! I think it's a Double down version. Hitch mounted.
    Pivots to allow access to the tailgate. Upper part folds down.
    Easy to install and easy to remove.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    Rsamani

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    ASk your self first, how much you want to spend then, what system ( or vice versa).

    Fork mount
    Frame or wheel mount
    trailer hitch mount
    roof rack.

    Yakima and thule are tow of the biggest in the industry

    rocky mounts are a little bit cheaper..

    Home depot or lowes can provide you with some cheap options.

    or just throw the bike on the bed and secure with a bungee chord!!
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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    tacoflaco

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  7. Jan 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    got2fish

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    I bought this same rack for my last vehicle (SUV) and it's a good inexpensive rack. Like the previous poster mentioned, you can use it on any vehicle that has a trailer hitch.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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    dexterdog

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    What kind of bike or bikes do you have? Do you want a bed mount or a hitch mount?
     
  9. Jan 26, 2014 at 7:24 AM
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    armstrsm

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    I highly recommend 1up USA Racks. All metal and very stout! The make both roof and hitch racks.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    mummel

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    I cant tell. Does this model fold down so you can access the back of the car? Thanks.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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    Picked up a Thule apex swing 4 bike rack, at REI last month, in anticipation of Spring.
    Was not cheap, but really had the Felt out on the banks of the Youghiogheny last year a lot.

    YA, I know I have an access cab, let's just say I have high hopes!

    But I like the whole swing to the side thing, now just waiting on the weather.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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    addicted7369

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    Thule makes a bunch of different one and a very good product as well as Yakima. Just don't buy a cheap POS cause you will disappointed with it.Like another member said first know the style you want and go from there. I myself have a two different styles of Thule one is a fork mount that is in the bed of the truck and a hitch mount that holds it by the frame of the bike.
     
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    Yes and no. If you carry a wrench you can take out the bolt to fold it but it's probably easier to just take out.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    Bed Brackets, tailgate cap, side rails.
    My bed brackets are all you need for bikes and whatever else you want to use them for.

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  15. Jul 7, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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    I just purchased the Yakima Rockymounts Clutch SD Bike Racks two of them. I put one on. It was very easy to install.

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  16. Jul 7, 2015 at 7:11 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Nice, but I like the new KB Voodoo Outboard Bike Mount better. :cool:

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I guess I will be nice on this one. But I recommend you read my review of the Outboard Bike Mount before you make a decision.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2015 at 7:29 PM
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    Nothing wrong with that. I'll even post a link to it for you.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...unt-ready-to-ship.377374/page-8#post-10424983

    Here are my initial thoughts, mainly with regard to use with a bed canopy or Softopper.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...unt-ready-to-ship.377374/page-8#post-10431953
     
  19. Jul 7, 2015 at 7:50 PM
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    Bed Brackets, tailgate cap, side rails.
  20. Jul 9, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    I use fork mounts in the front of the bed. At the time, it was the cheapest option for me ($15 per mount and about $7 worth of hardware).

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