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OEM Roof Rack for MTB

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rustytaco71, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    Rustytaco71

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    Anyone carry their mountain bikes on the OEM roof rack? Tried finding a thread but wasn’t successful.

    If not, anyone come across some rather cheap-ish ways to mount the bikes on a bed rail/rack?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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  3. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Thule sidearm would be an option. Kind of high to lift a bike if you'd like I have two I'm selling cheap in NJ.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    How much would you be looking to get? I’d just have some bed bars made to fit the sidearms on. Want the best way to carry the bike without having to remove the front tire and not get a hitch bike carrier.
     
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    Doesn't really matter. Maybe $100 for both of them?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    jmauvais

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    Tailgate pad works great, and if you want a single bike tailgate pad, look up the bomber pad. You can find them for about $60 shipped at tacomabeast. I use mine all the time, bike never moves.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2018 at 6:39 AM
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    Never heard of these, so just looked it up and it’s very appealing. The website suggests they don’t work well on thicker tailgates ... is that at all an issue with your 3rd gen @jmauvais since it’s thicker than previous Taco tailgates?
     
  9. Jun 24, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    It’s not bad. It has multiple hook and loops for securing the fork and downtube, so I end up using the loop for the downtube and one on the fork lower. I don’t put a loop around my upper sanction though. It is still plenty secure without the third hook and loop. If you get one, just play with the fittment, and you’ll get it working great. I’m not the only person on here that uses it either.
     

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