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Home made bike rack. It'll do for now

Had some 2x4s laying around so after some cuts here and there, some sanding and a can of spray on bedliner I had this. Can get 3 bikes in there...I'm guessing...this is just temp until I start welding. I probably could have just used ratchet straps, but where is the fun in that??? Going to put some eye-bolts in between each wheel slot for for stability.

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Yep. So what do you think?
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looks good! i just built one too but that is not how i made mine. holding 3 bikes as well.

ill have to get some pictures up. if you add some supports for the front tire that will help with stability.
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Yea I was going to add some supports for the front wheel, but I got lazy...

This is will only probably last until winter anyways, then I should have some decent welding experience and I already have an idea in mind for that.

Pics of yours ASAP!
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Mine is out of wood too, unpainted though. so it looks kinda hillbilly. but it keeps the bikes standing up and from getting all tangled.
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I need help in building one, I go Mountain biking now and I like my bike up and looking good not just thrown in the bed of my truck.
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That's why I wanted something like this. I could have used some fork mounts in the 2x4, but I hate taking the front wheel out, it takes me awhile to get the disc aligned perfectly so there is no rubbing.
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looks good! What year XC is that, I have an 04, right before they made the downtube all 1 peice
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08 model, had it maybe a month so far.
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Nice, Im upgrading to a Giant Reign this winter I hope.... Need more suspension so I can do stupider stunts...
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I LOVE the bike. I have an '08 Hardrock Sport, mostly because I couldn't afford anything with full suspension. I used to ride every day in Wyoming, but now I'm back in Kansas,,, I haven't ridden for a while.
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Nice, Im upgrading to a Giant Reign this winter I hope.... Need more suspension so I can do stupider stunts...
What does that have, 6" travel??? I did a quick google and there are a few Giant Reign models.

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I LOVE the bike. I have an '08 Hardrock Sport, mostly because I couldn't afford anything with full suspension. I used to ride every day in Wyoming, but now I'm back in Kansas,,, I haven't ridden for a while.
Do they let you DH at Jackson Hole??? When I get more comfortable on bikes I want to get a DH bike and get out there.
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Nice, Im upgrading to a Giant Reign this winter I hope.... Need more suspension so I can do stupider stunts...
What does that have, 6" travel??? I did a quick google and there are a few Giant Reign models.

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I LOVE the bike. I have an '08 Hardrock Sport, mostly because I couldn't afford anything with full suspension. I used to ride every day in Wyoming, but now I'm back in Kansas,,, I haven't ridden for a while.
Yea I had planned on getting an HT, but my buddy works at a bike shop and gave me a good deal on this, as well as a little over $150 in free gear. Do they let you DH at Jackson Hole??? When I get more comfortable on bikes I want to get a DH bike and get out there.
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Yeah man, its 6 inches of travel and I think it weighs 34 lbs.... BUT everyone says it still pedalable, which is great cuz I trail ride, but want more suspension cuz Im a bit big for an XC bike and I wanna do some more freeriding..........
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What is a bit big roughly? I am 6'3" 200#s. The guy who sold me the bike said I will probably be wanting to upgrade soon and dammit he was right...haha
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Im 6'0 at 235 lbs.... I want to jump bigger stuff that I cant with my xc. I mean, Ive jumped off 4 ft drops with my xc, but Id much rather have the suspension. lol its addicting in the bike worl. I just upgraded to mechanical discs not too long ago and now I wanna trade this in and get a $2000.00 bike in the winter... Im a cross country/trail rider on the outside, but a freerider/north shore style rider on the inside! This is what I wanna be doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDaqc...eature=related
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gah stupid work filters, I'll have to check the link later.

Yea I havent hit any jumps really yet. Still don't have the best of balance mid-air. I am a water person, so this is a completely different thing for me. Any good DH places out your way? They took away some of the slopes from DH due to the thrashing of the slopes.
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dude I like the rack nice quick and simple. I use a Yakama side bed clamp to hold my bike in its an 07 Stumpjumper.. I'll throw up a pic for ya when it stops raining..
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I'd love to try North Shore style riding one day. I was supposed to get a 08 Rockhopper Comp Disc this year but spent too much money on the truck instead lol
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wow that vid is really impressive - i would love to do something like that now - lol - why do i keep finding ways to spend more money - seems every hobby i choose is so freaking expensive
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dude I like the rack nice quick and simple. I use a Yakama side bed clamp to hold my bike in its an 07 Stumpjumper.. I'll throw up a pic for ya when it stops raining..
Those the fork mounts that clamp on the bed rails? I wanted something where I wouldn't have to take off the front wheel. I always have problems realigning the disc back in the caliper. But when I start welding I already have a design in mind that will work really well.

My friend and I almost bought the 08 Stumpjumper, but it was more expensive, so went with the XC Comp.
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