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The setup would be even better if the truck had an electronically controlled lock on the tailgate (Maybe someone will come up with an after-market solution).
It's available.

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I'm not entirely comfortable having my Bronson outside like that as I take it to work with me. Will a bike fit on it's side under the bed cover?

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It might. The handle bars are probably too wide and would hit the tonneau. However, if you were to take the front tire off, yes- for sure.

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It's available.



Thanks for the link, I have come back to the forum after a break and had missed that thread. I subscribed to it, and look forward to seeing how your install goes.

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I'm not entirely comfortable having my Bronson outside like that as I take it to work with me. Will a bike fit on it's side under the bed cover?
I will try it today and respond. Should be close with the wheel on.

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Thank you.

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The other thing to be aware of, cause this happens to lots of people, is that with your bike up that high some guys ram their bike right into a drivethru covering, or a parking garage, or even their home garage.

Be careful.

The ideal situation for me is a folding camper that locks up to hold my MTB and gear as when it's not raining I can get in some good trail riding at least 3x per week right after work. Like a Fastkap.
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The other thing to be aware of, cause this happens to lots of people, is that with your bike up that high some guys ram their bike right into a drivethru covering, or a parking garage, or even their home garage.
I was once at a tropical fish store and some guy walks in and was greeted with puzzled welcome. It turns out he left the store not more than 30 minutes ago with a brand new 300 gallon aquarium strapped to the roof. Excited for his purchase he forgot and attempted to pull into his garage. Whoops.

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The other thing to be aware of, cause this happens to lots of people, is that with your bike up that high some guys ram their bike right into a drivethru covering, or a parking garage, or even their home garage.

Be careful.

The ideal situation for me is a folding camper that locks up to hold my MTB and gear as when it's not raining I can get in some good trail riding at least 3x per week right after work. Like a Fastkap.
Been there, done that. On vacation a few years back, pulled into parking garage with bikes on roof of the Passat. While it wasn't pretty, it wasn't as bad as it could have been (hit the warning tube). Got all the pieces (carriers and bikes) into the car somehow, and made it home. I would like to think that I am older and wiser (well, I KNOW I am older!) now. Attached photo shows that it WAS close, but no go with the wheel on the bike in my short bed. 24" end to end on my handlebars, your mileage may vary. The racks are working great for MY use. Lower than the roof racks on the Passat, can see the bikes while driving (On another occasion, the clamp was not seated correctly in the frame of the bike, and I saw a bike handlebar in my side window while driving down the freeway... wheel straps worked!), and I get full use of the bed. Lifting the bike over the bed side on the old S10 was relatively easy, with the higher Canyon I wouldn't want to try it (did I mention that I am OLDER?).
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I try to be frugal and am not a serious mountain biker. I have a $165 mongoose. I also..... a bit bigger than I should be so it may be difficult to get 3 bikes in and out of the truck bed if sitting low.

Either way, my plan is to get 3 of these:
Amazon.com : Bicycle Bike Fork Mount Rack Car Carrier : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Bicycle Bike Fork Mount Rack Car Carrier : Sports & Outdoors

Screw them into one of these: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Clue_Stick.jpg
.. And shove it into one of the grooves in the bed. To make sure they stay secure, I might throw a quick bungie cord over them and maybe even lock them up a plastic covered steel cable if the mood strikes.

.. now to wait for the truck to be shipped. It should be built by now.
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I try to be frugal and am not a serious mountain biker. I have a $165 mongoose. I also..... a bit bigger than I should be so it may be difficult to get 3 bikes in and out of the truck bed if sitting low.

Either way, my plan is to get 3 of these: Amazon.com : Bicycle Bike Fork Mount Rack Car Carrier : Sports & Outdoors

Screw them into one of these: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Clue_Stick.jpg
.. And shove it into one of the grooves in the bed. To make sure they stay secure, I might throw a quick bungie cord over them and maybe even lock them up a plastic covered steel cable if the mood strikes.

.. now to wait for the truck to be shipped. It should be built by now.
I've been looking for other ideas for hauling my bikes as well. I already have the Tailgate pad for whenever I carry more than 1 bike. Really want to get my hands on a pair of GM Crossrails but don't wanna spend $300 on them. I was thinking of mounting Thule square bars and just bolting them onto the GM tie downs so I can mount my Thule Sidearm roof rack on them. Been using racheting straps for now until I can find another alternative.


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This is how I haul my bikes, when bikes are unloaded I loosen 2 screws per rack and slide them forward so the tailgate will shut. Out of sight with tonneau cover closed.



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I ordered the Yakima tracks from Amazon. I have the short bed so the 42" fit perfectly within the space notched with two channels in the bed rails. I have yet to order the landing pads, control towers, crossbars, or racks bit it should work when I get around to getting the other stuff.

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I ordered the Yakima tracks from Amazon. I have the short bed so the 42" fit perfectly within the space notched with two channels in the bed rails. I have yet to order the landing pads, control towers, crossbars, or racks bit it should work when I get around to getting the other stuff.
How did you mount the tracks to the bed rail? Did you mount them just to the plastic bed rail covers? Or did you go all the way through the plastic covers and into the sheet metal of the bed?
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How did you mount the tracks to the bed rail? Did you mount them just to the plastic bed rail covers? Or did you go all the way through the plastic covers and into the sheet metal of the bed?
I just received the tracks yesterday but I'm going to mount them all the way through. The beauty is that they are low profile, the Bak cover isn't impacted (unless the crossbars are on and it likely won't have roll up clearance). I rarely if ever span anything wide across the bed rails, but if I do, a piece of timber could be inserted in the tracks or it could also rest on the crossbars.

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I've bought these Bike Hitch's from Nashbar, screwed them on a 2x4 and worked great with my 2005 Canyon. Nice thing about my 05 Canyon is that it had a slot to hold 2x4 in place right at the end of the bed. My 2016 Colly doesn't but I think I can come up with something that will work by the front of the bed. That's this weekend's simple project.

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This is how I haul my bikes, when bikes are unloaded I loosen 2 screws per rack and slide them forward so the tailgate will shut. Out of sight with tonneau cover closed.


That's exactly what I have, 2 Thule sidearms. Just saw that you have a SB, how many inches farther does the sidearms sick out for it to clear the tailgate. I bought the longbed for this reason, hope I'll be fine.

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This might be a dumb question, but I am in the market for both a truck and a bike (unrelated).

What is wrong with just laying the bikes down in the back of the truck and throwing a bungy across to hold them in place? Do you guys mount your bikes upright to avoid scratches? Or does it damage the bike to lay it down?
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This might be a dumb question, but I am in the market for both a truck and a bike (unrelated).

What is wrong with just laying the bikes down in the back of the truck and throwing a bungy across to hold them in place? Do you guys mount your bikes upright to avoid scratches? Or does it damage the bike to lay it down?


You can do it but if you need more room for other stuff. It's better to have it standing up. If you get the SB, you'd have to open the tailgate to do this. Also nice to showoff your bike when it's standing up

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This might be a dumb question, but I am in the market for both a truck and a bike (unrelated).

What is wrong with just laying the bikes down in the back of the truck and throwing a bungy across to hold them in place? Do you guys mount your bikes upright to avoid scratches? Or does it damage the bike to lay it down?
My OCD won't allow for such nonsense. Just thinking about that makes me itch.

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