Thule Bed Rider Truck Mount Bike Rack

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DESCRIPTION

WithThe 822XTTruck bed rack you can carry 2 bikes without drilling any holes into yourTruck bed. AluminumTelescoping bar with SoftGrip™ rubber feet hold carrier on side rails of full size and small pick-upTrucks without drilling (compatible with most bedliners) 3 One-Key™ lock cylinders includedTo lockThe bikesToThe carrier andThe carrierToTheTruck. Fits full size and small pick-up beds (compatible with most bed liners) Carries 2 bikes. More bikes can be fit withThe Bed-Rider Add On Block (#BR

USER REVIEWS

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[May 27, 2003]
GLENN SMILEY
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

VERSATILE---EASE OF OPERATION---DESIGNED NOT TO HARM THE BED OF YOUR TRUCK.

Weakness:

NOT AS SECURE AS ONE WOULD HAVE YOU THINK ONCE LOCKED IN THE BED---BE SURE TO LOCK IT TO YOUR TRUCK WITH A HEAVY DUTY LOCK AND CABLE AND YOU WILL BE FINE

THIS IS A GOOD PRODUCT AND VERY EASY TU USE AS WELL AS BEING VERY VERSATILE AND EASY ON THE TRUCK BED !!!

JUST MAKE SURE YOU LOCK IT TO THE BED OF YOUR TRUCK AND DON'T RELY ON THE CAM LOCK THAT IS BUILT INTO THE UNIT. THE CAM LOCK IS GOOD, BUT NOT SUFFICIENT TO STOP THE WOULD BE BIKE THIEF. I HAVE MINE CABLED TO THE BED AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THEFT (KNOCK ON WOOD)

I WOULD SAY BUY IT FOR SURE AS I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN MYSELF. THULE HAS AN IRON CLAD WARRANTY PROGRAM AS WELL---THEY REALLY STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT AS I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY MY LOCAL BIKE SHOP AS WELL AS FRIENDS WHO OWN THULE PRODUCTS.

GET ONE---LOCK IT UP GOOD AND YOU WON'T BE SORRY !!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

NONE

[Jul 01, 2007]
Mario Manningham
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Wicked easy to install. Good product for pick up truck.

Weakness:

None yet

I am loving this bike rack. I did read the not so positive reviews so I am still watching my bike in the rear view mirror the whole time. I did secure eah side with a bungee just to keep it in place. I found that it is not so much the bike rack, but actually the plastic bedliner that keeps it from being tighter. I would make sure that it is tight at least once a week to be sure. Other, than that, great product!

Similar Products Used:

none

[Feb 26, 2008]
Kedge Cook

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Inexpensive, can be moved between vehicles quickly. Not complicated.

Weakness:

Doesn't grip under the bedrail, works much like a shower curtain tension rod. Can come loose if the bed or bedliner flexes.

We had several bikes securely mounted in our truck when suddenly the rack released and flew out of the truck with all of our bikes. We found them on the side of the freeway with $4000 in damage (carbon bike DOA), and were grateful that a family wasn't behind us in a minivan. Poor design, as this doesn't provide any type of C-clamp or bracket that goes both over and under the bed rails. Loose tension for any reason (bed flex, tension failure, moisture between rack and rail, etc) and you loose everything on the rack and endanger people behind you.
Best for short, non-highway transport, or with additional tie-downs to keep in place.

[Feb 18, 2003]
josh restori
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

I really enjoyed the versatiltiy of the rack and the ease of setting it up. I found it to be very stable in the bed of my truck.

Weakness:

It was stolen within one week of purchasing the rack. i was parked at the trailhead and while I was on my ride someone had the nerve of pulling the rack out of my bed. I assumed that the product would be secure due to its cantilever design, but boy was I wrong.

Do not purchase this rack unless you plan on locking it and your bike to your bed. Otherwise you can take it off after every use. I really do like the rack and I would and probably will purchase another one, but just remove it after every use.

[Jul 17, 2006]
Nathan Fong
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Holds the bike in place.

Weakness:

No wheel mounts.

I have used this rack for many many years (5+). The issue of the rack falling out is not the fault of Thule. One thing you should aways do is to verify that the rack is still in place and will not move. Over time, your bed of the truck WILL spread apart at the points of contact. During my the past years, I have always verified at least once a month that the mount is still stead fastened to the bed of the truck and YES I had to lengthen the Bike Rack's Rail. This is just basic maintenance, like you would do on your bike or any other mechanical part.

I would give it 5 & 5 rating if only it came with wheel mounts.

Similar Products Used:

Homemade Thules (roof type) and Yaks (roof type).

[Jul 24, 2001]
Erik
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Simple, strong design. No drilling, but difficult to steal out of the truck bed.

Ten years in the back of my truck, and this rack is still doing great. We've added a mount to carry three bikes, a leach to secure the dog and used it to brace a refrigerator we moved across town.

The original skewers (different than sold now) are getting kinda thrashed, so I may swap in some XT leftovers we've got laying around. The allen-bolt clamp system is very secure and hard to tamper with, yet very easy to install.

I've compared the Thule, over the years, to the other various mfgrs offerings for bed racks that have been in buddies trucks or just in the parking lot near me, and it is surely the best of them.

[Mar 27, 2005]
Dave
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Simple, affordable

Weakness:

Security is questionable out of the box - cable fixes the issue.

Racks for pick ups are just not easily engineered. Everything I found had a flaw I would jsut as soon not dealt with. And each available product had at least one bad review. I settled on the Bed Rider because it weaknesses could easily be overcome. 1. I cabled it to the truck, it is secure. 2. After reading the people had it come loose while driving, I put a couple straps around it and through the tie downs loops of the bed - no longer a concern. But really, after I installed it - I tried to pull it free and was unable. I think is is solid. I mounted it in the front of the bed - I would not mount it near the tailgate, i think the bed would be more likely to stretch under pressure.

Similar Products Used:

Tried homemade for the truck. Yakima on old vehicle

[Dec 16, 2004]
michael allen
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

all

This rack was installed by myself. I've been installing racks for thule for 6 years , this rack killed me . I lost over $6000 dollars in bikes, both my road bike and mountain bike and have got nothing but but aggrivation from the people at thule. Don't buy a rack from a company that doesnt want to help the people that rely on it. If it were up to me I myself would never carry another Thule product in my store. BUYER'S BEWARE THIS RACK ALMOST KILLED THE LADY BEHIND ME. Thank's Thule for the $1,200 dollar fine

[Apr 21, 2002]
Dan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Worked great for the first 6months was easy to install.

Weakness:

Coming home from my favorite trail when my new bike and rack fell off my truck!! Needless to say I was very pissed DON'T BUY IT!!!

Rack sux keep shopping!!!

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