Bike rack question

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    • #239306

      I’ve been trying to find the right bike rack for a Lapierre Zesty 529 on the bed of my Toyota Tacoma. Since the forks have a closed loop for the thru axle,  a standard bracket won’t work. I tried securing it with the back tire  but the front forks scratch the bed and the tailgate. If I leave the front tire on,  the bike has to be laid on its side bc it doesn’t fit lengthwise or diagonal. Any ideas?

    • #239307

      Forget the rack. Get a tailgate pad. Problem solved.


      • #239310

        Thanks ZipHead, had one stolen so have to stick to the rack.

    • #239308

      Today I insalled a rack in my F150. Maybe the same setup can work Toyota.


      (the “Patrol” is for thru axle, approx $290. It costs a lotmore than the “Pickup”, approx $110) I saved $150 by buying the “Pickup” version & changing the L shaped section where the axle goes through with aDelta thru axle bracket


    • #239321

      You could get an adapter like this:

      It’s a real hassle to use, and they charge way too much for such a simple adapter, but might be helpful.

      • #239368

        Hey Jeff,

        When I designed the “Fork Up” back in 1996 for my company at the time, Hurricane Components, there were not any other options for carrying a thru axle fork. There would be those people whom had a $1000 roof rack that would dismantle their bikes and put them in the trunk or back seat. Even then, the Fork Up was not a “hassle” to mount your bike on, what 30 seconds to a minute? So even now, there are easier ways to mount your bike, but I’m betting they are not as secure. The Fork Up is private labeled by both Thule and Yakima as well as Hurricane.

        As for bike racks, my new project, MultiTaskR truck bike rack, , we make a rack that addresses  the problems that the awful tailgate pad creates, such as shuttle wear on your bikes down tube, which can and will create a stress riser in the frame that can lead to un warranted frame failure or the scratching cause by the constant rubbing on your tail gate. The MultiTaskR truck bed rack by Exodux also has a locking feature, has mounts for all your other hobbies and doesn’t block your back up camera.


    • #239346

      I use a fox tailgate pad with my 2017 Tacoma and then a U lock thru the frame and onto the side hooks on the bed if its a sketchy area.


      With the right tools no system is theft proof.

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