Bikes in a truck bed

Choosing the Best Bike Rack for your Vehicle: Truck Bed Bike Racks

There are some specialized products designed to turn the bed of a truck into an effective toy hauling machine. Quick and easy to install, truck bed bike racks are an efficient, stable way to transport your bike. Carry anywhere from one to four bikes, and most truck bed bike racks don’t require any tools or drilling for installation!

What about my Truck Cap?

Depending on the height of the bikes you’re going to be moving, a standard truck cap may not fit. There are extra tall truck caps available that protect your bikes from any inclement weather, and increase security while driving. However, it may be slightly more difficult to load and unload your bikes with a truck cap installed.

Pros and Cons of Truck Bed Bike Racks

Secure and convenient, these rack styles are an excellent and versatile choice for pickup truck beds. The Discount Ramps team has the pros and cons of this rack style:

Pros:
  • Easy use and installation
  • Loading bikes is simple and user friendly
  • Secure bike transportation without changing the size of your vehicle
  • No risk of scratching exterior paint
Cons:
  • Bikes dominate the entire bed space during transport
  • Rear window view may be obstructed depending on your bike height
  • Standard truck caps will not fit while rack is in use

The Apex Truck Bed Bike Rack doesn’t require any Tools for Installation

Apex truck bike rack

Discount Ramps offers a wide selection of bike racks, including specialty truck bike racks. The Apex Truck Bed Bike Rack (Item number TBBC-4) is designed to carry up to four bikes. This truck rack doesn’t require any tools for installation, and the included plastic stoppers won’t scratch the bed liner. If you have any questions about which bike rack is right for your truck, don’t hesitate to contact our product experts.