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    Truck Rack

    Hi All,

    I read through many of the truck rack posts; some pretty sweet setups.

    I have a 05 Toyota Tacoma with the bed track system with cleat tie downs. They make an bike fork mount accessory for this track system:

    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/accessories.html

    (scroll down to the "Fork Mount Bike Attachment")

    ..pretty standard fork mount though. Great solution but....

    So, I haven't bought my bike yet but it will have hydraulic brakes and 29" wheels. Is it true that its a big pain in the rear to take the tire off and on with the hydraulic brakes?

    If this is the case, I was think about just going with the Thule 501 Insta-gator but although advertised as such, I've read on other forums that they just don't fit a 29" tire.

    Thanks for your suggestions!: Any experience with either setup would be appreciated.

    ~guns

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    http://www.rockymounts.com/clutch

    scroll down and check out the Clutch SD.

    Taking the front wheel off is only a pain if you have a thru axle
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    Very nice find. Thanks!

    Note the item description:

    "If you get the dealer one instead of this, you need to seek professional counseling."

    ..also found this, guess the difference is the model year:

    http://www.orsracksdirect.com/rocky-...bike-rack.html

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    Anyone else have experience with this?


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    As far as hydros vs. V-brakes, it is EASIER to remove the wheel, since you don't have to remove the cable from one side of the V bracket. You just undo the wheel skewer and remove.
    People worry about depressing the brake lever and having the caliper piston push out, I never had that problem.

    The instagator rocks, but i have a short bed CC and it won't fit the bikes..

    99% of the time it just lays in the bed anyways. You can always go tie-downs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    As far as hydros vs. V-brakes, it is EASIER to remove the wheel, since you don't have to remove the cable from one side of the V bracket. You just undo the wheel skewer and remove.
    People worry about depressing the brake lever and having the caliper piston push out, I never had that problem.

    The instagator rocks, but i have a short bed CC and it won't fit the bikes..

    99% of the time it just lays in the bed anyways. You can always go tie-downs too.
    Does the insta-gator fit 29" tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun5ling3rX
    Anyone else have experience with this?

    I have had the rocky mounts clutch on my Tacoma for over a year and haven't had any problems. Highly recommended, although a setup that doesn't require front wheel removal would be ideal, IMO.

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