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I'd guess they work equally well. As long as it stays in place there isn't much else to worry about.
 

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I'm interested to know as well. Does it have better padding? Do the straps that hold it onto the tailgate hold up better than the DaKine ones?
 

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Neither of which covers the bumper.

10 dollar heavy duty packing blanket from HomeDepo or Lowes... wins every time.
 

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I'm currently using the moving blanket. Not nearly enough protection from dinging your frame on rough shuttle roads. I add pipe insulation foam underneath the blanket to protect the frame. With the foam, nothing touches the bumper.
 

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I've been checking these out as well...

Looks like the Softride version has straps to hold the bike down on the pad. Does the Dakine have them as well?

 

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pfb said:
I've been checking these out as well...

Looks like the Softride version has straps to hold the bike down on the pad. Does the Dakine have them as well?

No the Dakine doesnt. I hope the soft ride is better, because the Dakine is a POS! Ive had 2 of them and on each when you tighten the strap down it everntually tears the material/seams apart and the more you pull the more it tears.
 

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motormonkeyr6 said:
Neither of which covers the bumper.

10 dollar heavy duty packing blanket from HomeDepo or Lowes... wins every time.
i am with you on this
 

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I'm using the moving blanket method right now with foam pipe insulation underneath. Doesn't keep the bikes from bouncing on rough shuttle roads. I want to see if the straps help with better padding. I dont' want dents on my downtube.
 

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No the Dakine doesnt. I hope the soft ride is better, because the Dakine is a POS! Ive had 2 of them and on each when you tighten the strap down it everntually tears the material/seams apart and the more you pull the more it tears.
Neither one of mine have torn from th straps, they do develop cutz along th top edge due to 45 lb bikez laying on it bouncin down th dirt roadz. Maybe yer strappin'er down too tight....?
 

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Neither one of mine have torn from th straps, they do develop cutz along th top edge due to 45 lb bikez laying on it bouncin down th dirt roadz. Maybe yer strappin'er down too tight....?
I guess its possible, if the straps are only there to keep the pad from blowing off when you drive then yeah probably too tight, but if they are meant to keep the pad in place and stop if from rolling over than Id say Im not pulling them too tightly. Meh not a big deal to me, just sharing my experiences and experiences Ive seen with others using the same pad, believe me Im not alone.
 

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I'm using the moving blanket method right now with foam pipe insulation underneath. Doesn't keep the bikes from bouncing on rough shuttle roads. I want to see if the straps help with better padding. I dont' want dents on my downtube.
Run a tie down strap over all the bikes if you are on a rough shuttle road...

Problem solved.
 

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It never really works. Trust me, I've tried. Unless u have 5 frames that are identical, the top tubes are never the same height and one or two bikes will always be flopping around.

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Run a tie down strap over all the bikes if you are on a rough shuttle road...

Problem solved.
 

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92SE-R said:
It never really works. Trust me, I've tried. Unless u have 5 frames that are identical, the top tubes are never the same height and one or two bikes will always be flopping around.
Wrap the tie down around each of the top tubes and tension it, problem solved.
 

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Have you ever tried this before? It does not work. It only snugs down the outer two bikes and pulls the bikes into each other.

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Wrap the tie down around each of the top tubes and tension it, problem solved.
 

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92SE-R said:
Have you ever tried this before? It does not work. It only snugs down the outer two bikes and pulls the bikes into each other.
I can concur the 2 aforementioned ideas of using tie straps over the top never works
 
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