If you own a truck, there are a dozens bike mounting options at your disposal. You can use a tailgate pad, motorcycle tie downs, north shore style hitch racks, or even PVC pipe. But you may be seeking a more integrated solution.
That’s why Jerry Lathrop, a designer with over fifteen years of experience in the motorcycle industry, developed Ride88. This bike rack resembles a motorcycle wheel chock, but features a mechanism that locks down on the front wheel using a large lever arm. With this system, it takes just a couple of seconds to secure a bike. Hit play on the video above for the quick How To.
The rack can be drilled directly into the bed, or attached to a crossbar, which mounts directly into the stock toolbox mounting area. On a full size truck, you can easily accommodate up to five bikes side by side.
The design works with anything from a 24” to 29” wheel. The current design can also handle 4” wheels, although they’re already thinking about a version for 5” tires. If you’re into BMX, you’ll need an additional part to accommodate the mini wheels. They plan on selling the adapter for roughly $20.
If you’re interested, Ride88 is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. A single rack will set you back $180 USD. They are currently at 20k of their 130K goal, with 24 days to go.
For more info, visit Kickstarter.