Tailgate Pad

Discussion in 'Bike Racks' started by Mikie, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I want to get a tailgate pad for a full size Dodge Pickup to carry bikes. So I have some questions.
    • Is there one that stands out as better than the rest?
    • Are any lockable to the tailgate?
    • Has anyone ever had one stolen? Seems easy to steal.
    Thanks!
    Mikie
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    My solution has always been the ghetto H2G2 method...towel. Cheap, not likely to get stolen, easy to store, etc. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Come pick it up
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  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    That’s how I roll, too, via a large blanket bought from a thrift store.
     
  5. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    My friend had one stolen. I only use mine when carrying more than 2 bikes and I take it off otherwise. I don't think there are any standouts but I would look for one that has a tie down for each frame.
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I thought about getting one at one point, but the tailgate on my Ram is too wide, so the bike would ride up too high.
     
  7. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
  8. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    The one Tony linked to is nice and as far as locking it I run a cable through the tailgate handle flap and lock it to the hitch.
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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I didn’t ask where you take your dates...:rolleyes:
     
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Build a rack in the bed like @Voodoo Tom did on his truck. :)
     
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  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Can’t hit like :sick:
     
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  12. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    My buddy has this one on his new full size Dodge as well. He also has the sliding cover so that keeps it from being stolen
     
  13. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    Mikie you are welcome to try mine if you want before you buy.
     
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  14. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Isn't that just disgusting!?? :sick:
    I like you @rossage !!! :laugh:
     
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  15. Oaken

    Oaken Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    Yep. When I had the truck I built one. $20 of materials and a couple of hours. I painted mine too for uv protection.
    The easiest/quickest/lightest rack I’ve ever used. Bikes in/out in seconds. I still miss it (and the truck.)
    It held three bikes, and two more could be put in rear first and upside down.
    I used this site. You’ll probably need to adjust based on rotor size and tire width.
    https://www.utahmountainbiking.com/goodies/TruckbedBikeRack.htm
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  16. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Typically I just lay the bike down in the bed of my pickup. I can configure Vince's bike in as well. But on the occasion where we shuttle or some one else needs a ride, I can place up to 5 bikes over the tailgate using the floor mats in the truck over the tailgate. There always there in an instant when I need them. Works just as well as a pad imo.
     
  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I appreciate all the great suggestions! :thumbsup:
    Well, all accept @rossage ’s. :rolleyes:
     
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