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Saris Tailgate Pad Hooks Up Easier Installation & Bike Transport

saris tailgate pad for hauling bikes in pickup truck beds
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The new Saris Tailgate Pad comes in 5- and 6-bike options and replaces the standard bike straps with G-hooks for quicker, more versatile loading and installation. They’re also well-padded, and have a few other handy features to keep things organized.

Behind the pad is a soft, fleecy material that won’t scratch the paint on your truck. A rear hatch can be pulled up to reveal the tailgate handle or backup camera when not loading a bike in the center.

closeup details on saris tailgate pad

The bikes rest between padded blocks, minimizing shifting. Straps use buckles with “G” hooks, which won’t wear out like Velcro. The straps are long enough to fit around even the fattest e-bike downtubes, too.

closeup details on saris tailgate pad

The main body has 30mm of thick foam to protect your bike’s frame, with thicker 40mm dual-density foam to pad the fork and stanchions hanging off the back. Two 11×6″ storage pockets hang on the inside to carry gloves, tools, mini pumps, etc.

closeup details on saris tailgate pad

It uses the same G-hook straps to secure the pad to your tailgate and comes with this handy tool to help slide the buckle through the gap during installation. Just tuck the tool into one of the storage pockets when done.

MSRP is $219 for the 5-bike pad (51.125″ wide), and $229 for the 6-bike (59″ wide).

taillights for saris modular hitch bike rack

Separately, Saris’ MHS (Modular Hitch System) lineup gets a taillight kit ($189.99) to add rear lights, brake lights, and turn signals to your rack. The 45º tilt angle keeps it visible whether the rack is up or down. Pair it with bike trays, cargo baskets, or (soon) even enclosed storage bins.

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Hamjam
Hamjam
20 days ago

Not too long ago, some guy figured out you could use an old blanket instead of an expensive rack. However, it’s better than that carbon fiber kickstand that replaces a small tree branch.

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