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Dakine Pick-Up Pad

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Dakine Pick-Up Pad

Dakine Pick-Up Pad

Protect your tailgate and your bike. The Dakine Pick-Up pad is perfect for shuttle runs and transporting your bikes to the local trail. The Pick-Up pad attaches securely to your tailgate and features an access flap for tailgate handles. Individual frame anchor straps make it easy to keep bikes from sliding during transport.

  • Heavy duty vinyl with 3/4" foam padding
  • 3 web cinch straps
  • Access flap for tailgate handles
  • Large 62" wide fits most full sized pick-ups, 7 frame anchor straps
  • Small 54" wide fits most mid sized pick-ups, 5 frame anchor straps
4.8 / 5.0
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Works great, totally worth it
I was on the fence about buying this, because you can easily just throw the bikes in the back of the truck. What pushed me over the edge was an upcoming trip with some buddies, having to carry 6 bikes and riders. In the past we just put the bikes in the back, leading to scratches and dings on everyone's sweet rides. Nowadays, instead of issuing a standard "your stuff will get scratched" warning to folks, I just load em up and away we go.
Pros:
- Its quick to load. Much quicker than stacking bikes carefully and aligning wheels and pedals to make everything fit, and trying to stuff rags in between rubbing frames and brake levers.
- Its easy to put on. Its the perfect width for my 2012 F150, and the two outside straps go on in seconds. The middle strap is more difficult but I found that holding the tailgate half open under one arm allows me to easily feed the strap under it. Total install time: < 2 minutes including getting it from inside and walking out to my truck.
- The bikes just don't move. No more worrying about scratches or having to use tie downs. The velcro straps on the tailgate hold everything secure. I've taken it on some rough roads/speed bumps and no issues whatsoever.
- Its well built and has a soft inner layer. If your tailgate is clean of dirt, this won't scratch it.
- It looks cool AF. And I say that as a grown man. You will get major style points at the trailhead as a 'serious' MTBer. Now to fit the image of your cool tailgate pad, you have to casually drop some references to 'shredding' and 'steeze' and 'roost'. Just make sure no one sees how bad you actually ride.

Cons:
- It comes with a flap to let you use your backup cam. It probably works great for other trucks (it even has a little thingy to let you prop it open) but my tailgate cam is in the wrong part (2012 F150 - in the badge, not the handle). But who cares, trucks are for driving into things. Dents let you pretend you use it for real work and not just hauling around expensive toys like your favorite, adopted, 29" wheeled carbon full suspension, child. Also trucks come with mirrors to stop you backing over school buses of disadvantaged orphans, so yknow, don't worry about it.

PROS: Durable, Rugged, Doesn't Scratch Tailgate
August 20, 2015
Location:
Miami FL
Can't beat it
Went from struggling to fit 2 or 3 bikes to easily packing up 6. Perfect for me with a long travel to the mountain with car load of people

PROS: Adjustable, Lots of Storage, Rugged

BEST USES: Mountain Bikes, Downhill
May 26, 2016
Location:
Jackson nj
Mixed feelings
I got this for a 2010 dodge ram and I'm somewhat disappointed. It just doesn't fit the tailgate smoothly. I tried it on my buddies 07 silverado and 09 f150 and it fit wonderful. The tailgate on the dodge is just to big at the top. Overall the pad is very well built and does serve its purpose. I would recommend this to other trucks owners.

PROS: Rugged, Durable, Waterproof, Adjustable

CONS: Fits Bad
May 25, 2013
Location:
Indianapolis IN
Exactly what you need
This product is literally the perfect and most practical accessory if you travel with multiple bikes, shuttle friends ect. The small was the prefect size for our foRd ranger. We don't always use the individual straps but when hauling a handful of bikes they definitely come in handy. It's been on all summer, used everyday and shows no signs of ware. It is the ultimate bike accessory for your truck, hands down. No cons.

PROS: Waterproof, Lots of Storage, Adjustable, Rugged

BEST USES: Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, City Bikes, Friends Bikes, Pinatas, Downhill Bikes, Commuting
July 27, 2015
Location:
Victor, ID
Dakine Pick-Up Pad
Delivered on time, as usual.

PROS: Adjustable, Rugged

BEST USES: Road Bikes, City Bikes, Mountain Bikes
March 29, 2016
Location:
Roy, UT
Dakine Pick up Pad
Delivery was very propt. I live in Australia and within a week of purchase my Dakine Pickup Pad was plastic wraped and neatly boxed and at my door! Very satisfied customer.

PROS: Waterproof, Rugged, Adjustable
July 10, 2012
Location:
Adelaide, Australia
Best Bike Carrier. Period.
IMO, this is by far the best way to transport bikes if you have a pick-up. I was surprised that the bikes didn't move a bit even over bumps, around corners, you name – much better than slapping a towel or blanket over the tailgate.

Get it, you won't regret it.

PROS: Waterproof, Number Of Bikes It Holds, Rugged, Lightweight
October 27, 2014
Location:
Boise, ID
Excellent purchase smooth exchange
Easy on easy off. Great for multi bike shred fests!!

PROS: Everything was easy, Great product, Fit great, Rugged, Easily adjustable

CONS: Not great for road bikes

BEST USES: Surf boards, Mountain Bikes
April 22, 2012
Location:
Maine
Love this thing!
The pad works great. Even on my'77 Ford pick up. Not sure I'll ever come close to hauling 7 bikes at once but I have already used it hauling 3 ( the number of people who can fit in my cab). I may have done the straps incorrect cuz they don't tighten when pulled like I backpack shoulder strap. Again, may have them woven through incorrectly.
March 20, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Location:
Colorado
Perfect pad for mid size truck
This is my second(one for out of state) - I have the 54" version. I have had 1 for a year and a half and no quality issues at all. The second is brand new so I cant rate that yet in terms of durability. I usually haul two bikes with it. It looks good, and I really like the straps that hold the down tubes in place so the bikes dont move. Easy to put on and remove - although I usually leave it on. Always feel safe using this.
May 5, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Location:
Boynton Beach, FL

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Will this product cover the backup camera on a new Ford F-150 (next to the tailgate handle)? If so, can the part that covers the handle be rolled up or Velcroed in some way, so that it no longer does?
James on Apr 24, 2016

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