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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Motorman, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Ryan C

    Ryan C Full Access Member

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    I bought a 1UP rack after a trip to Iceland, where we rode bikes for a week with Icebike Adventures, who used the 1UP racks and claimed that they had tried everything and nothing else lasted like the 1UP racks. I figure if the 1UP racks can withstand the abuse of carrying bikes every day offroad, then they would be hard to beat. Also, I have had other racks that rusted, and the aluminum of the 1UP is a big plus for me.
     
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    What footpad / rail system are you using?
     
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    The wait for a 1UP rack was well worth it. Amazing build quality. I’m extremely impressed.
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    Thanks again for all the ideas. Both are Pedego Commuters, and have fenders. So that eliminates a lot of racks. My wife and I aren’t kids so they won’t be going off road, just on bike paths.
     
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    I bought a cheap-o $65 hitch rack from Walmart and drove my bike 2,200 miles on it from Florida to northern Indiana and back and it was fine. I use my rack for around town trips, don’t see the point in a $500 rack unless I’m really missing something here.

    How do you heave your bikes up above your bed cover like that? I’d be worried about a tire scratching the fenders while trying to lift it. Knowing me I’d totally forget its back there and try to drive into my garage.
     
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    Agreed. 1up absolutely the best. I've got a garage of 10 bikes and have had mine for 8 years Don't waste your time and money on anything else
     
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    From today's trip

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    I bought a single bed pad from Mictuning for my M2S electric mountain bike last week just to try it out...not too bad. Was kind of a pain because of the size of the e-bike, but I bungeed it to the side/to the bed extender, and it stayed in place for 50+ miles pretty well, including over some bumpy dirt roads at the end. Much easier than a regular rack for that kind of bike and obviously no pulling existing trailer hitch/ball.
     
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    Be careful with those 40lbs+ ebikes. They're okay to pedal up, but very dangerous when going down. Very difficult to control on steep trails, especially when you want to make a tight turn but the thing goes straight because how heavy it is.
     
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    I don't do much with it other than ride on the street and some dirt roads on a farm, to/from a deer stand. Very pleased with it overall, but no hardcore trail riding. Like the golf cart, its battery life takes big hit when its wet/muddy out and you're riding offroad...rolling resistance goes WAY up.
     
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