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Item # DAK3434

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.

  • Foam and nylon construction
  • Quickly and easily attaches to your tailgate
  • Access patch to maintain tailgate function

Tech Specs

[pad] nylon
hook-and-loop strap
62 in, 54 in
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years limited

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Works like it should

    I use this all the time for hauling bikes around to the trails. It fits 3 comfortably, but it does have 4 straps and 4 bikes would be a tight fit. It keeps the bike pretty upright and doesn't move around too much. I have a Toyota Tacoma and the small fits perfectly


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Used this pad for hauling bikes all over the SLC/PC area and its still holding up after many days of use. The separate loops to tie down and hold bikes apart is a nice touch. Better than that spare blanket for sure.

    DAKINE Pick-Up Pad

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought this as a more economical alternative to a hitch carrier. I also really like that it doesn't hurt my clearance when I'm off road, and that it doesn't get in the way when I'm not using it.

    Easy way to haul bikes!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is probably the fastest and cheapest way to haul your bikes if you have a pickup truck. It keeps the bikes in place and protect the downtube well. Durability seems better than expected for not taking it off ever.

    Best way to haul bikes in a pick-up

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    A tailgate pad is the best way to haul mountain bikes in a pick-up truck, especially if you are shuttling. Cram 5 or 6 bikes into the bed of your truck and strap them in, takes 2 minutes and you're good to cruise back up the mountain with your friends for another lap.

    The Dakine pad seems to be the best quality out of the different brands I've tried. I've had others where the straps break or the pad itself starts fraying and separating. So far I've had none of these issues with the Dakine pad after a half-season of use. Get the small size for Tacomas, Frontiers, Colorado's, S10's, etc. and get the large size for any half-ton or full size pick-up truck.

    One key piece of advice with tailgate pads: stick your hydration pack, helmet, or stuff some gear in between the bikes' rear triangles. The rear ends of the bikes can shift position on rough roads and cause the pedals or frames to scratch each other. Just putting something in between the bikes rear end so they can't directly contact each other will protect your bikes from scratches. The straps hold the front ends in place well.

    Does what it's supposed to ...

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Works extremely well holding mountain bikes in place without damaging the paint or bodywork of the truck ... doesn't work quite so well with road or cyclocross bikes. For those, you're better off with something like the KUAT Dirtbag Truck Bed Mount (

    The way to go

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There's a reason every mountain biker seems to have a Dakine tailgate pad on the back of their truck. The size small fits great on my 2001 Tacoma and I really enjoy the straps that secure the downtube to the top of the tailgate. With the downtube strapped in and rear tire in a groove of my truck's bed, I've been able to do some light off-roading without the bike(s) moving around. I highly recommend this pad.

    A No-Brainer for Truck Owners

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You see trucks all the time with 7 or 8 bikes perfectly aligned, meanwhile your tailgate with some old carpet or a blanket loafs in the wind while you pray there are no potholes. Don't learn the hard way, these pads are really the only way to go. The additional straps secure your bike just right while you break it loose on the shuttle up. Protect both your truck and bikes.

    No better way

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pad is great. I drive an F150 and use the large pad on my truck. The pad has 7 Velcro straps to hold down the bikes and it will definitely fit 7 bikes comfortably. I don't know any other way that you can fit 7 bikes securely in the back of a truck. the bikes are locked in place next to one other without rubbing or banging into each other. A bike rack is a couple hundred dollars and its holding maybe 3 bikes comfortably. This pad is $120 and is way easier loading up.

    If you have any questions please feel free to hit me up!.

    No better way


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Small fits really well on a Chevy Canyon truck. Super easy to use and set up, literally 3 straps. Holds bikes on tailgate like a champ. 10/10 would buy again.

    Great Pad

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used this pad a lot this past summer and it is great. There is enough space to have 5 bikes which is perfect for any truck. The velcro straps work great at keeping your bikes in place and not sliding around and damaging the other bikes. The pad is super easy to install and takes just a minute or two. If you are looking for a new pad that will be able to hold your bike and all of your friends and look stylish while doing it I would for sure check out this pad.

    Simple Solution

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bike pads are the easiest way to haul large numbers of bikes in a truck. I can secure 5 bikes in the back of mine now without them fighting for space. The padding lines up perfectly with the tail gate and the attachment loops hold the bikes firmly which allows for mine and my friends' carbon bikes to be safely transported over rough roads. If you drive a truck and want to haul bikes this is the answer.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the best purchase ive made in a while. No more throwing a blanket over the tailgate and having it blow in the wind going down the freeway. I have a tacoma and the size S works perfectly. The kickstand for the rear view camera is also an added bonus!

    What year tacoma do you have? It seems like it's not fitting well with my 2016 tacomas tailgate. If I set it up the way the dakine video shows, I don't have access to the tailgate handle or rear view cam.

    Great Pad

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    There is a reason why you see more Dakine truck pads out on the road than any other brand. They absolutely kick ass! The weather resistant material is awesome, and holds up to pretty much whatever you can throw at it.

    Great Bang for your buck

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bout the large for my Nissan titan. Installation was quick and easy with three straps. Bike fit well and was secure for the whole ride to the trip. Straps fit well and kept the bike in place. I am able to transport numerous people and bikes now without eating too much of the back of the truck. Great buy.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Nothing is easier than throwing your bike over the tail gate and ripping back to the top for another lap. By far the easiest solution for bicycle transportation. The straps offer additional security for long trips or bumpy roads. 10/10

    Must have

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you have a truck and do not have a bike pad, you're doing it wrong. These pads make it so easy and efficient to load and unload bikes. I have a 2005 F-150 and the large pad fits perfectly. The straps are also a great for keeping the bikes in place if you are driving on a dirt road where there might be a few bumps.

    works with backup camera

      I bought the large for my 2015 F-150. I really wanted one that would work with my backup camera and this fit the bill. I also like the straps for keeping the bikes separated.

      Looking for the same! Glad to hear it works with the cam. What size did you get?

      I see the tailgate pad works well with mountain bikes, does it also work with road bikes too?

      Hey Justin! Yes it will work with road bikes too. Let me know if you have any other questions!