Pickup tailgate pads are great, but they can also eat up all your bed space with bikes, leaving nothing for all the other gear. The new Latchit Rack solves the cargo space issue by extending your truck’s bed by almost two feet and securely transporting up to six road or mountain bikes. And, it’s available for full size and compact trucks and requires no permanent modifications…it pops in and out in minutes.
The Latchit Rack installs by slotting into the stock latching points that keep your tailgate closed. To remove, simply release the locking handle that grabs the pegs at the top, then pull the handle on the bed to release the bottom. It folds flat and takes up almost no room when not in use.
There’s an integrated cable lock inside the top bar, and the integrated padded cover has Velcro straps for each of the bikes.
They’re working on fork mounts that’ll attach to the inside bottom so you can stagger road bikes (one on, one over, one on, etc.), too. Pre-order pricing is $419 for either large or small versions to fit most truck brands going back several generations. Pre-orders start shipping mid-May.