Packing your bikes and other gear can often be a challenge, especially if you are trying to carry multiple bikes or different types of gear. Looking to solve this issue, Exodux has launched a new project on Kickstater to fund their MultiTaskR truck bed tailgate rack, designed to carry all manner of equipment securely and safely. Find out more about how the MuliTaskR may just solve your gear carrying woes.
The guys behind Exodux aren’t new to the rack business. Jeff Sayegh and his partners were the former owners of Hurricane Components and the creators of the Fork Up design. Sayegh sold Hurricane Components in 2003 to spend time with his newborn son, but two years ago he started Exodux after seeing so many bikes slung over the back of truck beds. “We noticed that the tailgate pads were gaining in popularity, but had several shortcomings, including damage to your bikes and your truck,” says Sayegh. “We live and work in the mountains and have a bike park nearby, so I would see lots of trucks with bikes coming into town on any given weekend. I would just cringe, when I would be following a truck with a tailgate pad/ bikes, up or down the mountain, seeing the bikes bouncing or slamming together.”
Made of 6061 T-6 aluminum, the design of the MultiTaskr is straight forward. Two cross bars, one at the bottom of your truck bed and one at the height of the gate, are secured to the side of your truck bed using T handles. The bars accept different mounting options to carry gear like bikes or kayaks, and can also secure items like lumber or a ladder, making it incredibly versatile. For road bikes there are simple fork mounts, slick STM mounts that use the space in your steerer tube attach any bike with a suspension fork, and expandable multi-mount cross bars to secure big items like a kayak, surfboard or wiod for building a sweet jump. The system is designed to be mixed and matched depending on your needs. Plus, if you don’t have anything to be hauled around, they say you can remove the rack in about a minute.
And if you’re carrying all of this expensive gear in your truck bed, you need a way to keep it all locked down. The MultiTaskR has safety covered with a variety of locks available with each mounting option. No more running cables and locks through frames and wheels.
Exodux is already adding to the line, with more mounts on the way for the MultiTaskR, and an entirely new product as well.
Pledges start at $10 to help get the project started, but start at $460 for a base rack and one bike mount and go up from there. Estimated time of delivery is early 2018. Head over to their website to get more details and support the project.