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Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by Speedtrash on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:00 pm

This here is a custom rack called the Beef Rack. The rack holds 6 bikes vertically and does it well. I built this rack designed around DH FR bikes and the ease of shuttling! With that in mind I took into consideration all the important aspects of shuttling.

First being a clean transport. Most of the damage to a typical DHers bike comes from loading and unloading bikes on the back of trucks and shuttle trailers. The Beef Rack only makes contact with the wheels. At no point does the rack touch the frame in any way.

Second being a quick load. Place your back wheel into its carrier and throw the ratchet strap around the front wheel. Its that simple.

Third would be being able to access the back door. Be it a tailgate, truck, or whatever you'd call the back door on an suv. For this purpose the upper part of the Beef Rack folds down flat to allow access to any back end imaginable!

With all that said I built the Beef Rack to hold up to its name. It is made from heavy duty steel so you can rest assured, it is tough. Now watch me drive through the speed bumps in my neighborhood at 40 mph. On my youtube page you'll find a couple other videos of me putting the Beef Rack through the rounds.


Asking price is 650. The rack is not yet painted so you can choose your color or we could negotiate a price for the rack as is.

Here is a pic of 5 bikes on the rack.


Asking price is 650. The rack is not yet painted so you can choose your color or we could negotiate a price for the rack as is.
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Post by Mint Sauce on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:18 pm

Great design & engineering dude! Can you elaborate on the construction, welding technique, materials, etc? Getting more than 4 bikes on a vehicle using a single rack method is no easy task, great job! I think you should use metal spray (with aluminum wire) & then anodize the rack a custom GP black/ green color scheme!

I'd be interested in a Beef Rack, although:

Here's what I like about my current setup:

Truck (Chevy Colorado crew, with Softopper, Dakine tailgate pad & bed extender).
Thule T2 with extender (4 bikes).
5X10 enclosed trailer.

When I have the T2 or 5X10 trailer attached I can put bikes on the tailgate or put the tailgate down, use the bed extender & still be able to turn around corners without smashing something in the process... Just a thought for your next design iteration.
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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by throttlepimpin on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:03 am

Is there a way to raise it so you don't drag it up a fire road with ruts?
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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by Speedtrash on Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:09 pm

MINT SAUCE I was hoping someone would ask about the materials used, It starts off the hitch with a piece of 2 in square tubing with a 1/4 inch wall thickness. Every other 2 in squared tube has a wall thickness of 3/16. That is the sole reason that I call this rack the Beef Rack. Its Beefy! The welds have been put to the test and everyone one the hill after looking at is is more than happy throwing their bikes on in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s50HjldC8qk

As far as your set up it looks like you're set and have a good thing going for yourself. but I do think you'd have a better set up if you replaced yout T2(w extension) with a Beef Rack and I'll tell you why. Your Colorado sits I'm assuming 6 people, you can use your T2 and tailgate to hold your 6 bikes on your current set up or you can use one rack and not concern yourself with any damage to the paint on your tailgate. Those blankets do work great but you get one little rock in there or even let it get dusty enough and you get scratches(even if its just a little swirly one a scratch is a scratch). Not to mention guys leaning against the side of your truck loading the bikes with their keys or belts rubbing your paint. With that said I should get a look of them side by side but it looks like a T2 w extension sticks out farther than my Beef Rack while holding 2 bikes less. Now you might not be able to use yout bed extender with this rack loaded but you would be able to load your bikes up on your tailgate if you needed to carry any more than 6 bikes. With that said I have some pics here to compare the two racks.

I'll be honest I thought twice about posting this Thule on this Sweet Jeep but imagine what the BEEF RACK would look like on here?






THROTTLEPIMPIN what do you drive? I build custom racks so anything you want or need I can do. I posted a pic of what the rack looks like on a vehicle with a decent suspension. The suspension on my Jeep is worn out and it has a baja stance so its sitting really low in the back. If you were interested in this rack though and were concerned about any scraping on fireroads I can put a skidplate underneath it to protect the rear wheels.
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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by badeddie2002 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:22 pm

can you take a close up on how the front tires are held in ?
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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by throttlepimpin on Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:46 pm

Shuttle is a Bronco, only seats 5 with any amount of comfort, currently running the Thule T2 rack (2 bikes) which a 2 bike extension can be added on. In a pinch I can take 5 bikes (3 behind the rear seat), riders and their gear. Problem is I drive fast and aggressive so no one will usually ride with me. So it's just me and maybe my Am and DH rigs getting toted to a meet up.

Later on down the line I would consider getting a 5 bike set up that collapses for the tailgate.
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Post by YakityYak on Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:43 pm

looks like it can take some abuse. I like the basic design
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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by DHBush on Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:19 pm

Great Rack!
I have a 2002 Jeep wrangler with a 5.5" lift.
I am looking to get one painted Neon lime green.
What is your build time once ordered?
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Post by Speedtrash on Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:52 pm

Thanks DHBush! The current build/powdercoat time is 1 month, possibly sooner. This time of the year is very busy for me.
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Post by DHBush on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:01 pm

Speedtrash,
With the holidays coming, I will most likely place order right after Christmas. Def. getting one. I have a 35" spare tire I need to clear.
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Post by Speedtrash on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:05 pm

Sounds great DHBush, by the first of next year I am expecting to have a production shop manufacturing them for me and should have one ready for customers paint/pick up. As for clearing a spare tire, we can make that happen for ya! We can meet up when you are ready for a rack and have a custom receiver pivot made to fit your Jeep
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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by DHmental on Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:07 pm

I bought one of these racks from Speedtrash back in september. I love it, so far it works great. I will have to take a picture and post it up on here.
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Post by DHmental on Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:57 pm

Heres some pics of it fully loaded courtesy of Sasquatch.






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Re: Custom 6 bike Beef Rack MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Post by Mint Sauce on Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:44 am

Can you title it back so you could lower the tailgate of a pickup?
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Post by DHmental on Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:17 pm

You can lower the top part, but only if you take the bikes off the rack. You can also raise the bottom section when you don't have bikes on it.
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