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    How to haul my Fat Bike in a 5.5ft truck bed?

    I've got a Quad Cab Tacoma (short bed) and need some ideas on what to build to haul my fatbike. With no quick relase on the front tire (Surly Ops) I'm currently forced to just lay it on it's side. I'm sure somebody has come up with some redneck means of making it work. I have Toyota stock rails all around the top of the bed so I'm sure there is some way of bolting in some 2x4s to place the front tire in or something along that line of thinking. Please post any pics of what you have come up with.

    Thanks ahead of time!!!

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    You can just buy a quick release skewer for easy removal.

    I have a 1upUSA hitch rack with fat bike extenders.

    Some guys use a Thule fork mount in the back to stand it up.

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    Re: How to haul my Fat Bike in a 5.5ft truck bed?

    What size front tire? I am using the Thule insta-gator

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrbikes View Post
    What size front tire? I am using the Thule insta-gator
    82mm-wide single-wall Holy Rolling Darryl rim, Surly Nate, 26x3.8". 120tp.

    I checked the Thule insta-gator, it says only up to 3in tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul34 View Post
    You can just buy a quick release skewer for easy removal.

    I have a 1upUSA hitch rack with fat bike extenders.

    Some guys use a Thule fork mount in the back to stand it up.
    Yea...I don't want a hitch rack, it kinda defeats the purpose of a truck with a bed.

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    Check out marquette mounts. Very solid option and you can still use your bed while hauling your bike.

    The Base Rack Truck Rack System by Marquette Mounts Truck Racks

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    I saw a truck this weekend that had 7 bikes across the bed. It appeared that he had welded a bike rack on top of his tool box and then made another back rack that stretched across the bed. All the bikes were essentially sitting on top of the bed so there was room for more gear in the bed of the truck. There was also a bike hitch on the back with 5 bikes in it!

    It was pretty amazing looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98srx6 View Post
    Check out marquette mounts. Very solid option and you can still use your bed while hauling your bike.

    The Base Rack Truck Rack System by Marquette Mounts Truck Racks
    I love the idea behind this but at $300.00 ouch!!! Also requires those 4 square holes on top ta bed, Tacoma don't have those.

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    Yakima Crashpad or similar? These work pretty well.

    Yakima Crashpad Truck Bed Pad:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors
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    mtuck1 made this beauty for his truck bed.
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    I have a shell (topper/cap) on my truck (6'0" bed) and my bike lives there. I don't know how the OP's wheel attaches, but with my bolt on Moonlander wheel it only takes a few seconds more than a QR. My rack started out being exclusive to a 20mm thru axle. A little lathe work and it know works with the 135mm Moonlander fork. A rare earth magnet keeps me from constantly loosing my hex wrenches.



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    this Make your own Bike Rack

    mine works like a charm, also in a tacoma
    Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't

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    Wait, what? In fat bike, bike haul truck...

    Sorry. I got nothing.

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    How to haul my Fat Bike in a 5.5ft truck bed?-deemax-shuttle.jpg

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    I have a short bed DC Taco as well, and have used both a tail gate pad (Yakima version) as well as a fork mount on the bed rail system. The tailgate pad worked well when carrying three fat bikes across the country, but for just one bike it was overkill. The fork mount worked when I added spacers and a longer QR to meet up with the 135 fork. There are def times when I am tired after a long ride and I just pile the bike in the bed for a short trip home, but for a long freeway ride, I prefer the solid connection the fork mount gives.

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    I have a cap and a bedmat. when I am only bringing one bike it is perfect. When I am bringing two I use a hitch rack so they dont bang and scratch the other bike
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    How to haul my Fat Bike in a 5.5ft truck bed?

    The pad over the back is the way to go, I think.


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    How to haul my Fat Bike in a 5.5ft truck bed?-truck_rack3.jpg

    Depends if you need to haul stuff in the truck & have the bike on at same time. I have tools for work, so i installed a single load bar across the middle, then mounted a pair of thule sidearms to each rail. Easy on/off & not hanging off the back.
    Riding.....

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    Ever seen a motorcycle get strapped in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armyballer View Post
    I've got a Quad Cab Tacoma (short bed) and need some ideas on what to build to haul my fatbike. With no quick relase on the front tire (Surly Ops) I'm currently forced to just lay it on it's side. I'm sure somebody has come up with some redneck means of making it work. I have Toyota stock rails all around the top of the bed so I'm sure there is some way of bolting in some 2x4s to place the front tire in or something along that line of thinking. Please post any pics of what you have come up with.

    Thanks ahead of time!!!
    Twelve bucks at the hardware store and you're in business...get some nylon straps. Just sayin'

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    rocky mounts has a slick fork mount setup for the rail system in your tacoma. combine that with a hurricane 135 fork adapter or get creative at the hardware store and you are good to go.

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