Dakine Pickup Tailgate Pad
The Dakine Pick-Up pad allows you to use your tailgate as an extremely efficient bike rack for shuttling or travel. It's thick padding protects your bike's frame and fork from getting scratched up by the truck's tailgate as you roll to the trailhead. It also helps protect against scratches, dents and dings your truck would probably get without it. Transport your bikes with ease and keep your truck's tailgate looking fresh and new, with the Dakine Pick-Up Pad.
Oversize/overweight charge applies to this item
Some people in an unnamed bike mag reviewed the original poorly due to no bike tye downs wich it looks like the fixed in this newer version. But my respone to that was what kind of truck owner don't have a tie down strap in their truk? Great product I use mine all the time.
I have been using the Dakine tailgate pad for about 2 months now. After personal experience with other bike transport methods this has proven to be the easiest and most efficient by a long shot. The large size fits my 2011 Toyota Tundra perfectly and looks great too. It seems to be very weatherproof so far, as I never take it off my truck. The straps keep your bike from going anywhere and allow you to carry up to seven bikes securely.