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Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 6 Bikes - 61" Wide

Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 6 Bikes - 61" Wide

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This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover provides an easy, inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your pickup truck. Included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain, and a built-in flap allows access to tailgate handle. Great Prices for the best truck bed bike racks from Softride. Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 6 Bikes - 61" Wide part number SR26457 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Softride Truck Bed Bike Racks

  • Tailgate Pad
  • Full Size Trucks
  • Tailgate Mount
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • 9mm Axle
  • Softride
  • 6 Bikes
  • Locks Not Included

This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover provides an easy, inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your pickup truck. Included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain, and a built-in flap allows access to tailgate handle.


  • Inexpensive, easy-to-use way to carry up to 6 bikes in a truck bed
    • Carries bikes over tailgate - front wheels hang outside your truck
    • Uses less space inside your bed than other carriers - leaves more room for other gear
  • Heavy-duty vinyl cover fits over closed tailgate, cushioning bikes and protecting tailgate from scratches
    • Can also be used to protect your tailgate when you haul other long loads - lumber, ladders, surfboards and kayaks
  • Sturdy fittings and 4 tie-down straps keep pad in place
  • Integrated tether holds your bikes to the pad and prevents their shifting during transport
    • Includes 6 soft wraps to secure bikes
  • Built-in flap lets you get to your tailgate handle without removing pad


  • Capacity: 6 bikes
  • Length of tailgate cover: 61"

Bikes loaded on tailgate

Softride Shuttle Pad gives you an inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes and save space in your pickup bed. Sling your bikes over your tailgate with the front wheels outside the truck bed, and carry lots of other gear in the room you'll save in comparison with other truck-bed bike racks that carry the whole bike in the bed. Designed specifically for hauling mountain bikes but will work with other types as well.

Straps from inside of tailgate showing buckles

The pad is constructed of rugged vinyl and is cushioned to protect your truck and your bikes from scratches and abrasions. The pad secures with 4 sturdy straps that wrap around your tailgate and attach with adjustable buckles.

Closeup of tether and tie-down strap

A tether runs across the top of the pad to securely hold your bicycles. You attach each bike with a wrap that loops around the bike frame and then under the tether, finally attaching to itself with an easy-to-use Velcro fastener.

Bikes and surfboards loadedLumber loaded

The pad doubles as a tailgate protector for other long loads, such as ladders, lumber, kayaks and surfboards. And you can combine the included wraps to secure wider cargo to the tether.

Tailgate cover in open position

Your tailgate handle is protected, yet easily accessible, covered by a flap that secures with a convenient Velcro fastener.

26457 Soft Ride Shuttle Pad Truck Tailgate Bike Transporter - Truck Bed Bike Rack

Item # SR26457

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Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 6 Bikes - 61" Wide - SR26457

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (83 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover provides an easy, inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your pickup truck. Included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain, and a built-in flap allows access to tailgate handle.

2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

The fit for a 2014 Ram was spot on, no issue with the wide style tailgate top and the access flap for the tailgate handle lined up perfectly. Material is durable and easy to clean, the only thing holding it from a 5 stars is if it had the padded dividers on top to keep the bikes separated. But for the price, the fit and finish was exceptional, great value !!!


Great product, this is my second one! Between environmental elements and use…just wore the other one out


The product review/installation video helped me make my selection. I selected the full size pad for 2001 Silverado 1500. Installs easily, fits nicely, flap in pad is positioned for easy access to tailgate latch.


Works perfect!


This is my second - I'm replacing one that has worn out over 4 years of use. Used. Worn out. Worn hard. I like it enough I came back for another. Yes, the seams finally pull apart, and the fabric weathers - even the top strap broke. After four years. And I came back for another. This is a great product and mine has paid for itself over and over. Whether hauling one bike, two, three, or four. Highly recommended.


Love it, used it this weekend. Easy to install, easy to use. Bikes were secure no bouncing around. Quick service :)

Roger H.


Ive heard some of these tailgate covers dont work well with the new 2014 Ram 1500 because the top of the tailgate is wide.Can you comment on how well this product would fit my truck? The Thule version has a video showing it being fit onto a 2014 Ram 2500 which has the same tailgate as my truck, but that pad only holds two bikes according to this site and I need to hold 3 or more.So I guess I have two questions:1 will this product fit a 2014 Ram 1500 tailgate2 can the Thule tailgate pad hold more than two bikes?Thanks

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


The Tailgate Pad will work on your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with a wider tailgate profile. However, with the wider profile the flap that allows access to your tailgate latch may not line up perfectly. This pad has a capacity of up to 6 bikes.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

So far the tailgate pad is great. The only down side I have found is threading the straps through the tailgate hinge area. I have to use a needle nose pliers to grab and pull them through. Can’t get at them with my fingers. Other than that the product works as advertised.



Product is great. Holding up well and I use it often. Still the same issue with threading the straps but is not difficult. I would order it again if I needed another similar product.

2012 Ford F-150

This is truly a simple, yet effective product. I was debating whether to install an expensive bike rack on my trailer or on my truck when I came across a post on about this product. I purchased the pad and was able to carry my four bikes easily with room to spare. I have a 5 1/2 foot bed and was able to carry camping supplies along with our clothes and linens for 4 people for a 4 night stay at a campsite. My 2012 Ford F-150 XLT has a bed liner but it did not affect the product's performance. I used a 36" bungee cord for added security across the back wheels of the bikes to ensure it was stationary during transportation. Probably was not needed but it was more for my peace of mind. Much cheaper than a bike rack and easier to install AND remove!


Product exceeded expectations. It is constructed with durable materials, ample strapping locations and thick padding. I highly recommend shopping at etrailer. Product was delivered very quickly and customer service followed up the day it was delivered.



Product has lasted and is like new one year later.


After 5 years, the vinyl was breaking down from constant sun. But I liked it enough to replace it with the same product. A lot more versatile than any other 6 bike carriers on the market. Doesn't waste a trailer hitch. Also protects from lumber, SUP boards, and Kayaks. Works with the tonneau cover I use, too. Both times, I did cut the handle flap that covers up my camera. But that's a 2 minute fix.


Works great for hauling my bikes without having to use a bike rack


Easy installation, less than 5 minutes. Fits well.

2016 Ford F-150

Awesome product, no more bikes rattling on a rack in the back! A must buy for bikers!



Love the products, thanks


This is a great product works great hold bikes down
so you don’t have to worry. Only one thing is getting the straps from pad under tailgate is a little tricky

2017 Toyota Tundra

Ordering was simple with delivery on time. The product is just what I was looking for since I can not use my standard hitch bike carrier when I am pulling my camp trailer. Easy to install with one person, easier with two and it fits very nicely. We are looking forward to using it on our next road trip.

2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew

It's the best bike rack, for any size truck, it folds up & goes behind your seat's! No extra weight, no rusty metal bike rack hanging off your truck hitch & it holds more bikes!!!!!!

1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Received my order in record time & used it today. Great item for carrying bikes, I pull a travel trailer & have to put the bikes inside sometimes - with this I can load the bikes in the truck & still have plenty of room for other stuff.


Works just as advertised and is so much easier than hooking up our bike rack!


Works really well. We have 5 bikes of varying sizes and this keeps them secure and protects the tailgate.


Pain in the ass to put on. Had the straps been configured in the opposite fashion, it would make getting it on and off much easier. Works great once it is on.

2013 Toyota Tundra

The seams could be placed differently, so that it sits better on the tailgate.


Just what we needed to take the bikes to nearby parks and trails!
Great for day trips to some small towns in Florida that are easy to bike around in.
Everything seems to work as stated in ad.
I remove them after each trip and store easily in the garage.

2011 Ford F-150

Very convenient to use. Great product! Price was great compared to more well know brands. Good quality and value.

etrailer had great service!!

2006 Ford F-150

Item as described. Can't wait to use it. Very fast shipping! Etrailer has my business!


This is a mans tailgate, feels good too and just what the chevy silverado needed.

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