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I am 5?7?, 170 lbs. I ride a Giant TCR for road, a Specialized FSR XC M4 S-Works for MTB, a Kona Smoke, Ibex Corrida, Xootr Swift and an Ibex Xray for my commute. I am bike commuter traveling 20 miles round trip and avid cyclist that enjoys all sort of riding.
The mean streets and freeways of L.A County, Orange County, Riverside County and SBDO County
Overview: The TopLine Unigrip is a simple but very efficient device that carries your bicycles securely in your pickup bed without the need for drilling or removing the front wheels. This easy-to-install system fits any pickup truck, long or short bed, foreign or domestic.
My truck came with Nissan’s Tie-down system that made the clamp impossible to install according to the instructions. I figured out a way to hook up the clamp to the rail system and was able to install the rack. Once installed, I can attach up to 2 bicycles without the need to put the tailgate down. The Bikes have never budged on speeds over 80 MPH, bumps, and long trips. The system is extremely simple to install and uninstall, just slide the clamp, clamp the main arm and the add-a-bike to the bikes’ top tubes and you are ready to go. The Bike rack system comes with a locking cable that will deter the theft of the bikes.
Jeers: Depending on the shape of your top tube, the clamp’s screw can rub and scratch the paint of the bike. This can be fixed by adding some tape between the top tube and the clamp.
For more information visit the TopLine Manufacturing website at www.toplinemfg.com