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Mountain bike in short bed..... with front tire on

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by 09TRD, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    09TRD

    09TRD [OP] it is what it is

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    Ok, I did search this and didn't find anything much on it. I was wondering how you guys/gals are mounting your mtbs in the bed of a short bed taco with the front tire on and the tailgate up. I have been turning the front tire long ways (because with it straight it won't fit) and tying it down like a motorcycle. Doesn't take all that long but just wondering if there was a better way. How do y'all do it?................
     
  2. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    09TRD [OP] it is what it is

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    fail........... lol
     
  3. Mar 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I just throw mine in the bed on it's side and bungee it to a tie down so it doesn't slide. I have a tool box that hogs space but I also have a a bed extender. If I'm carrying more than one bike, I bust out the Thule Hitching Post 4 (Name?) and stick it in the receiver. I avoid taking off my front wheel, it's a hassle.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Trapper6speed

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    What kind Mtn bikes. I'm looking at a single speed 29er.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    NumbNutts

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    Both of my 29er's didn't fit unless I took front wheel off and used the Rocky Mount SD Clutch and even then the tail gate would touch the rear wheel and I would have to force it shut. Bed extender will fix that issue. I hated taking off the front wheel especially on my Pivot 429 cause I am running a thru-axel and with the single speed the front wheel never lined back up with the brakes and would rub so I bought a Thule T2. The back of the bed is so small you can't do much with it.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    I have 2 of the "rocky mounts" bike mounts that sit in the rail, fits a pair of 20" mtbs great. No front wheel on though. Why wouldn't you buy bike mounts and take the front wheel off?
     
  7. Mar 20, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    09TRD [OP] it is what it is

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    I have the Yakima fork mounts but don't like with fooling with removing the front tire. I have disc brakes and sometimes they rub a little and I have to re adjust the tire. I also don't like having to worry with putting the front tire somewhere.

    There just isn't alot of options with the short bed....
     
  8. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    Trapper6speed

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    I'm going to get a toolbox soon so I'm going to have to get creative.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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  10. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    i got one of those Dakine pads 09TRD, and it works good, but i hardly ever use it. this is how i lodge mine in the back with a toolbox on it. been hauling it around like this for years and it dosen't budge.

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  11. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I have a Ran's Tailwind recumbent. A few years ago I bought a Sportworks rack. fits on the trailer hitch and the wheels sit into hoops with spring loaded hold downs. This rack is similar to the Thule tray rack but the trays are hoops on mine.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2014 at 3:13 AM
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    TacoMAUI95

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    just get either a surf pad for your entire tailgate or hang a towel down then tie bike down with front tire hanging over the tailgate. can fit like 3-4 bikes in my short bed no problem without removing front tires. I don't even tie them down they don't move.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2015 at 1:22 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    This is the best and cheapest way to mount your bikes. Just pulled my bed mat over the tailgate instead of spending money for a tailgate cover. Suckas!
     
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