DAKINE Pick-Up Pad $109.95
Get your buddies to pay for it.
Your buddies always make sure you drive to the trailhead—not because they enjoy your company, but because you have a truck. Unfortunately, your truck is taking a beating from all the bikes slung across the tailgate. The Dakine Pick-Up Pad is the best defense against chips and dings.
Resting on the tailgate of your truck, the Pick-Up Pad is constructed from heavy-duty nylon and .75-inch padding for a scratch-free tailgate. An access flap makes dropping the tailgate simple, while the three web cinch straps prevent the Pick-Up Pad from shifting during transport. Five hook-and-loop straps across the top of the pad keep the bikes in place. The final touch is the reflective Dakine logo across the back for a bit of style and safety.
The Dakine Pick-Up Pad comes in two sizes: Small (54 inches) and Large (62 inches) and is available in Black or Palapa.
What community has to say
A Gift that Keep on Giving
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I bought this for my Brother in-law for his B-day who was always trying to get me to drive b/c I had a bike rack now that he has this I'm not driving anymore, he has a Dodge Ram 2500 and I bought him the Large and it fits great on the back it's the perfect solution for those who don't have a shell and those who don't want to lay their bikes on each other in the bed of the truck this item works awesome for what it's used for
Trailhead in style
If you have a truck and ride a bike..
...then you probably want this, or already have it. Face it: the pile of blankets/carpet/pads you have on there now is doing neither your bike or your tailgate any favors. This pad is the real deal, and a quantifiable upgrade over the McGuyver solution.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Small size is 54" wide
Large is 62" wide
Measure your truck's tailgate for appropriate size
This pad is a great alternative to the traditional bike rack. It is much simpler and holds bikes just as well. Installation is a breeze and its hold on the bike is very secure.