Post it here. I'm interested in your setup. Thank you!I took some scrap 1x3 wood and bolted on fork locks. I then used some u-bolts with wing nuts to clamp it on my cargo bar and added some outriggers on each side to keep it from spinning fore and aft. Didn't take more than 30 minutes or so to build. Doesn't look great but it works fine. If you're interested maybe I could get a pic later.
Agreed on both counts. I think the rear wheel bracket is just to hold the bike up straight. I like that feature although I hope it's removable. Watching that burnout video, I couldn't get it to run before, I'm not sure I would trust the bike rack without an additional attachment of the bike to the rack. Just placing it in its holder and leaving the tailgate down seems like asking for Murphy's Law to strike. What happens if you go over a big bump? But their $3.99 Velcro solution is fine. If we could close the tailgate I'd probably be OK with that too. Or a bed extender.Here is a video of the Pipeline Rack system as well
Photos and Vidoes of Truck Bike Rack, Pickup Truck Bike Racks by Pipeline Racks
phineas looks like they have some sort of rear wheel bracket. honestly it looks like a pretty good solution, but pretty expensive $240
I bought an Insta-gater after seeing this on the forum, and it works great. I mountain bike 5 days a week and this is way better than a tailgate pad.This is something another ROC member posted. It's the Thule Instagater installed in the front of the truck instead of under the tailgate. It's pretty slick and no need to take off the front tire
If I were going to custom build a solution for the G2, I would definitely use the Thule Insta-Gater 501 as the basis for it. I've been using the Thule Insta-Gater for over five years and have found it to be both reliable and easy to use. There is a catch, the Insta-Gater costs between $170 and $180. But in this case it's a completely unique design that no other manufacturer has. It even has an optional built-in lock but is only useful if your tailgate locks. In this case with the wheels to the front of the truck you would want to build a lock to your attachment point, if possible. Despite the lock, I have always used a cable lock interwoven through both wheels and the frame.I bought an Insta-gater after seeing this on the forum, and it works great. I mountain bike 5 days a week and this is way better than a tailgate pad.