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    Good truck bed bike rack/new equip

    Hey all. I want to buy a bike rack that goes in a truck bed, and I was hoping someone could recommend a good one. I did some searches and found a few, but I always prefer feedback from people that acutally use them. Also, tommorow I'm picking up my new bike, and I'll be buying some gear to go with it. I know I'll need a pump, tubes, etc, but I was wondering what else would be good to have as gear to ride with. Thanks for any responses.

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    I carry mine like this and I make him ride on the tailgate!


    Pack
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    Multi Tool w/Chain break
    Extra link
    Thats a good start.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Here's mine. Just used three $20 fork mounts and a treated 2x8. It holds three bikes comfortably.


    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Now thats a good setup. High end bikes strapped to a peice of lumber!! You da man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Now thats a good setup. High end bikes strapped to a peice of lumber!! You da man.
    Yeah, but it's treated lumber.

    Seriously though, I've been using this set up for as long as I have been riding and never had a problem. I just don't see any reason to spend a bunch of money for a rack to go in the back of a truck.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Yeah, but it's treated lumber.

    Seriously though, I've been using this set up for as long as I have been riding and never had a problem. I just don't see any reason to spend a bunch of money for a rack to go in the back of a truck.
    Preach on!!!! I'm right there with ya'.
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    The only pain with that type of setup arises if you have forks with 20mm axles...pulling the wheel every time can be time consuming.

    66, that pal Dave(?) of yours we rode Reasonover with had some sort of Sportworks set up in the tailgate hinge of his truck that seemed to work extremely well, although I suspect the cost was significantly more than a chunk of 2x8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    The only pain with that type of setup arises if you have forks with 20mm axles...pulling the wheel every time can be time consuming.
    Very good point and honestly I never even thought about it. I've never used 20mm axles and probably will never have the need to. I'm just an XC and roadie geek. I don't ride anything that would require me too ever need anything stronger than a standard axle.

    Now, if I were to do that I would probably get one of the Sportsworks instagator racks.

    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    That's the one, LowCel.

    I have a Sportworks hitch rack and love it. I think they were recently bought out by Thule.

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    A few friends of mine use their hitch rack, that is the best designed rack I have seen to date. Bikes are very secure on there, plus I like how it is easily expandible to carry four bikes.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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