Thule 822XT Bed-Rider Fork Mount Carrier (Sports)
Online Cycling Store Your no 1 Customer Review Site – The Thule 822XT Bed-Rider Fork Mount Carrier transforms your truck bed into a fork mount bike carrier for easy, convenient and secure transport. Designed for two bicycles of any size of kind, this carrier utilizes a combination of telescoping bar technology and easy-to-install Thule Low Rider Fork Blocks with fork clamping skewers that quickly and securely attach to bikes via the dropouts exposed along their front forks when the front tire is removed. Additional features include: the ability to both lock bikes to the carrier and the carrier to the truck bed with additional lock cylinders, compatibility with full size and small pick-up beds and tool-free installation.
Tool-free Transformation of Truck Beds Into Fork Mount Carriers
The Thule 822XT Bed-Rider Carrier is a fork mount bike carrier that is designed to quickly transform your truck bed into a mobile 2-bike rack that can be expanded to transport even more bikes as the need arises. Built around a telescoping bed bar, the Thule 822XT Bed-Rider Fork Mount Carrier features virtually tool-free installation with no drilling or bolting required and utilizing only an included tamper-proof wrench for its quick installation.
The telescoping bed bar of the Thule 822XT Bed Rider Fork Mount Carrier extends out to fit almost any size truck bed, large or small, with the furthest points of the bar capped with perpendicular angled rail feet. To attain a firm hold the bar is placed near the front of the bed, but not flush against it, with the rail feet resting along the edge of the side walls of the bed, but not overly tight. Next, with the cam handle clamp at one end of the bar open, the middle portion of the bar is rotated, which extends the bar tightly against the truck side walls on both sides. Once firmly in place the cam handle can be clamped shut and locked using a lock option installed in the handle. This secures the entire carrier to the truck bed. Once the bar is securely in place any remaining lock cylinders should be installed into the two low rider fork blocks. (Additional lock cylinders may need to be purchased to secure the cam handle clamp and the two Low Rider Fork Blocks) The Low Rider Fork Blocks, with the fork clamping skewers running through them, are then attached directly to the bed bar using the included tamper-free wrench. Bikes are mounted to the Low Rider Forks Blocks via your bikes’ front fork dropouts exposed when their front tires are removed and stowed in the the trunk bed. Once clamped into place by the skewer running through the blocks, bikes can be locked to the carrier with the lock embedded in the Low Rider Block.
- Carry 2 bikes in the bed of your pickup truck with no bolting or drilling with this integrated fork mount carrier
- Telescoping and adjusting bar to fit full-size and small compact pickup truck beds
- 9mm quick-release fork mount skewer holds fork in place for stable and secure bicycle transport
- Fits full size and small pickup beds (compatible with most bed liners)
- More bikes can be fit with the Bed-Rider Add On Block (#BR1, sold separately)
- Includes 1 One-Key lock cylinder
- Load Capacity Bikes – 2
- Fits Most Bikes with Disc Brakes – Yes
- For Tandem Bikes – No
- Bike Locks to Carrier – Yes
- Carrier Locks to Vehicle – Yes
- One Key System Compatible – Yes
What’s in the Box
Thule 822XT New Bed-Rider Fork Mount Carrier (including an adjustable bed bar, 2 Low Rider fork blocks with fork clamping skewers, 2 underbar mounting plates, 2 lock cylinders and keys, and mounting hardware), a tamperproof wrench, instructional guide and warranty information.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.
Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn’t long before he added other practical items to the company’s portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.
Corrosion-resistant aluminum telescoping load bar with integrated fork mounts carries two bikes in the back of a pick-up truck, no drilling or bolting required
Thule Bedrider 822 – The Thule bedrider 822 has worked well for me. I drive a Honda Ridgeline and the bedrider was a good match for it. I have been able to transport up to two bicycles (A Giant and a Raleigh)with no problems. Of course, I further secure them with tie downs (peace of mind). As far as the delivery was concerned, The Bike Rack delivered as promised and on a timely manner. Shopping through Amazon is the only way buy things these days for me.
Bed -Rider – A person that bikes with our group had one of these racks in his pick-up and gave it rave reviews. I bought this along with the wheel forks on line. If you own a pick up and do a lot of biking this is the rack system to have. It has locking fork skewers for the bike fork…eliminates the grab and run. The wheel forks allow the wheels to sit on the bed so they are kept out of the way. Bar itself locks to make it very difficult to do a drive-but grab and run. If the thief really wants it (s)he will get it. This just slows them down so they will go to someone else’s unsecured bike rack and not spend the time on yours. This is a great unit and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Great solution to carry bikes on truck bed! – I was really scared with the size of the box that arrived home (6feet tall!). All components were carefully packed inside the box but some good space might have been saved (less trash).
The instruction manual makes mounting really easy, no way to get it wrong. My truck bed is smaller than most huge trucks so I had to place the rack as close as possible to the cabin window to ensure the bike fitted, this didn’t compromise by any means the installation.
Just adjust the bar width and fine tune the pressure on the sidewalls by twisting the rack itself. After it is well fitted just place the forks making sure the bikes have a distance between the handle bars.
Inside the pack you’ll find 3 locks that will be used to: (1) lock the rack to the truck bed and (2) to lock the forks (no need to purchase additional locks!). Thumbs up to Thule that ensured 1 key for the 3 locks!
As sometimes I travel through rough roads with my bike on the rack for additional safety I use 1 cargo strap per bike that I tie on the saddle post to the back of the truck bed.
Fitting the bike is really easy, remove the front wheel, fit the fork, lock it and ready to go!