With the new bike, I needed a better way to transport it since I’ve just been strapping it in to the bed of the truck. I didn’t want a hitch rack, or a roof rack, nor did I want to put it up on top of my existing rack.
So, after some Google and Pinterest research, I decided to build some crossbars that utilized the Utilitrack in the bed of the truck. To those bars, we’ll attach some bike racks and we’ll still be able to store other gear below the bars.
Construction was easy, measure the width between your bed rails and as long as it’s no wider than 60 inches then you can build the bars with a single piece of Superstrut. My bars would up being 58 inches long. Details can be seen in the photos.
- 1x Superstrut (10 ft) $21
- 4x Inside corner $12
- 8x Cone nuts (two 5 packs) $9
- 4x Spring nuts (one 5 pack) $4
- 12x 3/8” by 1” hex bolts $3
- 12x split/lock washers $3
- TOTAL $52+tax