Long has the tailgate pad been a mainstay in transporting mountain bikes in the bed of a pickup truck, and although there are other options out there, it has been the best way to get your bikes from A to B. Until now.
The Hoodworks Gear Gate Cycling Comp is an aftermarket tailgate that brings a near-Bear Grylls level of preparedness to transporting your ride.
The Gear Gate accepts both thru-axles and open dropout forks
First and foremost the Gear Gate utilizes what it’s creator is calling the ‘Universal Bike (UB) Shaft for Open Dropout and Thru-Axle Bikes.’ Hoodworks says its UB mounting system can handle hub spacing up to 150mm, meaning it’s fat bike friendly, and can transport up to three bikes. There are no real specifics as to how it works, nor what thru-axle standards the UB system accepts, though it appears it only secures one dropout – which doesn’t seem ideal.
To deter hoodlums who’d like to steal your ride while you grab a breakfast burrito, the Gear Gait comes with a heavy duty chain, made in the Pewag facility in Pueblo, Colorado, which is anchored by a tactical grade U-bolt hidden inside the tailgate. As a testament to the chain’s durability and strength, according to Hoodworks, the US armed forces use these same chains as snow gear on their tactical vehicles.
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Source: Bike Radar