Hauling bikes using a truck trailgate pad is a common site at our local shuttle trails. It can be hard on the paint and finish of bikes though. The folks at Exodux felt there was a better solution, so they created the Exodux MultiTask R Truck Bed Rack system. An upgrade from the tail gate pad, the Exodux MultiTask holds bikes via an expandable collet at the bottom of the steerer to hold bikes securely in place.
The expander holds the front wheel and bars in place so they won’t move so you’ll never have a gouged up top tube again.
Easily removable, the rack can be folded down when not in use. Attachments are also available for carrying other items like kayaks, SUPs, lumber, ladders and other equipment.
In addition the Exodux rack solves the other issue with the tail gate pad: security. The knobs are lockable with a proprietary locking mechanism that quickly secures bikes. Rack packages for 2 bikes start at $519 and additional steer tube mounts are available separately for $85 each.
Learn more at Exodux.com