Bike Attachment, Bed-Mounted
Regular Price: $ 49.00
On Sale For: $36.58
Bike Attachment, Bed-Mounted details
This Fork Mount Bike Attachment allows you to attach your bike to the bed rail. Utilizes the front forks and skewer, AND your existing cleat from your bed, or you may purchase an additional cleat #PT785-35050-S1 found on this website.
+1 for using the mounts as tie downs. Did the Rocky Mounts for that price come with the skewers? Do they lock like the Yakimas?I bought 2 of these:
Another that is nice is that these mounts can double as tie down points. I take out the clutch part of the mount and store them under my seat when not in use. The mount itself stays mounted on the rail. You can attach bungees or tie downs to them to secure other things - just remember to stay within the safe load limits of the bed rail system itself.
Ingenius, but what do you do to keep it (and the bikes) from shifting in transport? Yes, removing the front wheel can be a pain for those without disc brakes, but one other advantage of using the rails to mount the bike is when you're hauling stuff in the bed, you can rest the rear tire on it. With the PVC pipe rack, you lose storage area.I made one of these, and it seems to work well.
Bonus is you don't have to remove the front wheel.