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Old 03-19-16, 04:52 PM
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How do you haul your mountain bike?

I purchased a Yakima (2099) thru-axle fork adaptor that was advertised to be 15mm x 110mm. Turned out to be 15mm x 100mm, so there was a lot of side to side movement. I was able to put in a plastic reflector bracket to temporarily take up the 10mm space to get the bike home. This fork adaptor slides into my RockyMount Clutch SD mount. I realize I could put in a 10mm space, but that's a pita.

I like the skewer mount for hauling my road bike in the back of my Tacoma and thought it would be good to do the same with the mountain bike. Does anyone use a fork adaptor with a 15mm x 110mm thru axle? They don't appear to be too easy to find.

Another alternative would be to use a tailgate pad which would simplify life - no taking off the front wheel. Would you suggest this is the way to go? If so, what's your favorite?
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I just lay it down gently on the non drive side in the bed and let 'er rip ----- If i am hauling multiple bikes or need extra space in the bed for gear bags/ coolers etc, I strap them in with motorcycle tie down straps --- just like hauling a dirt bike. The thru axles in common use on everything now makes taking the front wheel off a real PIA



No special cleats or brackets in there - even my vintage road bike rides to the group ride parking lot on its side

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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
The thru axles in common use on everything now makes taking the front wheel off a real PIA
Taking the front wheel off the road bike and placing in the skewer mount was a breeze. I agree about the thru-axle being a PIA.
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Not mine but this is what I do, sorta, with my Transit Connect:


Couple of tie downs to the cargo hooks, simple..

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Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
Not mine but this is what I do, sorta, with my Transit Connect:


Couple of tie downs to the cargo hooks, simple..
Some day i will have a van ---- i lust after an over- sized Sprinter for travelling, but a Transit would sure get the job done as a MTB hauler. The ability to leave your stuff in the back when travelling is priceless--

But, - my occupation dictates i drive an open bed truck, -- so it is what it is . I spend too much of my $$$ on my bikes so it will be a long while before i can afford a 2nd vehicle
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Hurricane makes their ForkUps adapter for 15mm:

https://www.hurricanecomponents.com/

But you don't really need to get too fancy or even take the front wheel off with a pickup. Shuttle pad works good. Or cargo lash straps (I have Bison Hookms) used like motorcycle tie-downs...



For that matter, M/C tie-downs are fine - - as long as you pair them with soft-loops for around your bars.
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I have been using a Kuat Sherpa for the past five years and could not be happier. It hauls MTB bikes and road bikes with no adaptation needed. I like the flexibility of having a hitch mount rack. I have two vehicles I can quickly mount the rack on.

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If I had a truck I'd just build one of the pvc truck bed bike racks that are all over the internet.
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Stopped taking wheels off ages ago. Tray carriers are universal fit for different qr, thruaxle, spacings, tire widths.
Just set bike on and clamp down on tire.

Hitch mount. Yakima holdup, Thule T2, Kuat NV, 1up, just so many options.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I agree that taking the front wheel off is too much of a hassle. I'm leaning toward buying the tailgate pad which makes loading very easy. Something like this one............

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^^ Simple, efficient. I prefer types like that Softride with the locator strap. with just one or two bikes, they do tend to wander a little sometimes without it.
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Put the seats down, open the trunk, remove the front wheel, insert bike.

If I take the wife's minivan, open rear hatch, throw in vehicle.
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