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Race Face Tailgate Pad
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Item # RCF002H

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Item # RCF002H

Description

First class bike travel.

Made of durable and water repellent PVC, the Race Face Tailgate Pad will give your bikes a soft and secure ride to the trails. With its raised padding and hook-and-loop closures to hold bikes safely in place along with a micro-brushed lining, the Tailgate Pad protects both your bikes and your tailgate while you're out on the road. A quick access flap covers the gate lever for easy opening should you need it.

  • Tailgate pad protects bikes and vehicles during transport
  • Extra padding prevents bikes from hitting one another
  • Straps secure bikes in-place
  • Lining shields tailgate from bike damage

Tech Specs

Material:
[outer pad] 600D + PVC with DWR treatment, [inner lining] micro-brushed
Dimensions:
[small/medium] 57 in, [large/X-large] 61 in
Bike Capacity:
6
Recommended Use:
travel
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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Worth the extra money

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I originally had a Dakine pad for my truck. Nothing was wrong with it, but I found a huge scratch on my brand new truck's tailgate (granted I had 6 bikes loaded on it) after some shuttle laps in Fruita, CO. I decided to go with the Raceface after hearing it fit some friends' tailgates a little better. I actually am stoked on it! The frame/fork pads hold your bike well so you don't have sloppy bikes while headed down bumpy Moab roads.

I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the S/M fits great! There's about an inch of exposed tailgate on both sides, but the thick pads at the end should prevent any bikes from leaning over the pad.

Worth the extra money

Pretty good but..

    I have had this for just over a year, the Velcro straps have literally blown off in the wind. There are 6 slots for bikes with straps, I am down to two. The straps could not hold up to the wind. That being said, the straps are not incredibly important and most similar pads do not have straps at all. If you want the straps, I’d skip it, if not, it’s a great pad.

    Keep it steady

      There's no comparison when you look at transporting bikes on a rack vs a tail gate pad.

      Add the quality and utility of the raceface and it's another no brainer to choose this over lesser quality pads.

      Works Great

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

      Extra padding really helps to keep bikes in place when fully strapped down, Large size is very wide so only recommend for full size XL trucks.

      Works well for f150 w/ tonneau cover

        Perfect for multiple bike transportation - any wider and it wouldn't have fit truck because of bed cover rails. Medium size was perfect.

        Better than the rest

          I've had other tail gate pads in the past, and this one is better. The extra padding to hold the bikes in place is awesome, it keeps them from moving while on the freeway. The straps are a plus, which I haven't had to use yet but imagine will work well on bumpy, dirt roads. Fits my 2007 Tacoma nicely, and has an extra soft lining to protect my tailgate. Highly recommend this pad over others.

          Clean and Easy

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I tired all three truck pads we offer and found the RaceFace to be the best. It fits my 2017 tacoma perfectly. Super easy to install. Love that it has the dividers for the bikes. By far the best and most durable truck pad on the market.

          The best option

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I got the smaller size for my 2007 Tacoma and it's been great. The blocks hold your frame so well that you don't even need to use the velcro in most instances. Even on bumpy Moab backroads we had 6 bikes all perfectly snug.

          Unanswered Question

          Does this pad fit a 2016 Tacoma? They have a wider tail gate then the 2015s and older. A friend had a Thule pad on his older Tacoma but it doesn't fit his new one correctly.

          Freaking Awesome!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Such an awesome tailgate pad. My friend has the Dakine tailgate pad and this one is way better. The best part are the raised pads that your frame slides into. Had 5 bikes on it and none of them moved. Would recommend to anyone!

          Great pad

            This is just an all around great pad that has all the features you need. It has the straps to keep your bike straight when driving on a rough road. It has the little side walls to keep the end bikes on the pad. If you have a truck and bike, you definitely should have a tailgate pad. It will make your life a lot easier.

            3000+ mi and counting...

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I own a 2015 Ram Laramie EcoDiesel and the XL pad depicted below is just amazing. It effectively does it's job. I took my bikes roundtrip from Chicago to southern Maine without any issues. I had the truck over 90 mph at times and the bikes were ultra secure. As others have stated, the fit is not perfect due to the shape of the Ram tailgate but it is easily worked around. The bikes were held very securely, without any scratching or marring and the padding at the fork along with the padded channels for the frame are just absolutely excellent. They keep the bikes separated and this pad just does it's job without fuss. Lastly, the microfiber did not scratch my paint at all which has lead me to leave this on as a cool truck accessory while locked to the truck bed for security.

            3000+ mi and counting...

            3000 +mi and counting...

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I own a 2015 Ram Laramie EcoDiesel and the XL pad depicted below is just amazing. It effectively does it's job. I took my bikes roundtrip from Chicago to southern Maine without any issues. I had the truck over 90 mph at times and the bikes were ultra secure. As others have stated, the fit is not perfect due to the shape of the Ram tailgate but it is easily worked around. The bikes were held very securely, without any scratching or marring and the padding at the fork along with the padded channels for the frame are just absolutely excellent. They keep the bikes separated and this pad just does it's job without fuss. Lastly, the microfiber did not scratch my paint at all which has lead me to leave this on as a cool truck accessory while locked to the truck bed for security.

            3000 +mi and counting...

            My friend loves it.

              The RaceFace pad is the best tailgate pad that I've found. The notched bike holders and Velcro straps ensure that bikes do not move, scuff or scrape each other or the tailgate.

              thick and juicy

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              love how thick the padding is on top, holds bikes in very stable, down tube straps work well. inner ribs are pointless. awesome truck fashion accessory. My truck now looks thick and juicy full of whoopdys on the back.

              Good product and well built........

              • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

              .......but doesn't fit 04-08 F150 very well if you want easy access to the tailgate latch. If installed properly, tailgate latch is well above the access panel. Seems like it is built more for the newer model trucks which have a wider top profile on the tailgate. Like the concept and seems well built to last a long time, just doesn't fit my truck.

              Advanced Pad

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              This pad definitely has the most thought out design of all that I have seen. As noted in the comments the L/XL does not have the slots on the outside to hold your fork in place, but in that place it does still have a solid thick pad to keep your precious forks super safe. Inside it does have the slots to hold your frame, which does an incredible job keeping things still. The velcro straps are great for peace of mind on longer drives.

              The fact that this pad is so similarly priced to the more simple, feature-less options is pretty impressive to me. Lot's of designing and sewing has gone into it, and my bike is grateful.

              I put this on my 2016 Ram 1500. The Ram has a stupidly thick tailgate, no pad sits perfectly on it as a result (thanks Ram!)... but this worked just as well as the others I tried, so I picked it based on how well the slots hold the bikes in place. These days it seems like the average bike is a good $5k, so $130 is quite a bargain to protect up to $30k of bike per ride!

              Vinny,
              Does the flap location on this pad allow use of your backup camera? I just bought a 2014 Ram 1500 and am trying to figure out which brand pad to get since I really don't want to lose that camera feature and the pad will be on the truck at all times. Thanks for the info!

              Stef, that is a great question. The flap is exactly where the camera is so theoretically it should help, but you'd have to find a way to pin it up out of the way to be effective. I have been meaning to experiment with this, I'll try to do so soon to let you know. The flap could not be in a more perfect location though so I'm optimistic once I find a way to keep it open I'll be in business. I'm considering just removing the flap entirely, but don't want to compromise the great protection the pad offers my tailgate.

              On another note, I had the pad loaded up with 6 bikes this weekend and that solidified my stoke on my decision! the channels in the padding held all 6 bikes in close proximity without moving or hitting each other at all. I have a bench seat up front so it's very nice to be able to shuttle 6 people in a way that's super safe for both bikes and riders.

              ATTENTION:

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              ONLY SMALL/MEDIUM PAD HAS OUTER AND INNER RAISED PADDING TO SECURE FORK.
              LARGE/XL ONLY HAVE INNER RAISED PADS

              This is a very good point thanks Matt! To add to it, the L/XL DOES have a raised pad for your fork, but it does not have the slots in it (shown in the picture of the Tacoma here) to hold the forks in place. Instead it is just a solid raised pad to hit your stanchion. So it still protects your fork very well, just doesn't hold it in place. I have used mine a few times now and it seems to hold my bike in very well regardless.

              Keep Your Bike Safe

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              This is a sweet pickup pad with a few little surprises. The blocks on the back are great for keeping bikes separated and the straps hold them down on bumpy fire roads. I would highly recommend this if you are looking for a great pickup pad.