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Thru Axle Bike Carrier for 2022 4Runner TRD with Pro Factor Rack

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Hey Folks, I have a 2022 4Runner TRD Pro that came with a roof rack from the factory. This system is not the standard side rails but a full rack/basket system it is basically what Toyota used to put on the FJ Cruisers - round tubs for 3 sides of the perimeter and several cross bars that can be moved around. The cross bars have a bit of a curve/arc to them i.e., they are not totally flat, and I am wondering what thru axle bike carriers would work on these bars ...I know there are other bars on the market that have this same shape, but I am concerned about a bike being mounted off camber with these types of bars. So, I am looking at either removing this rack and maybe going with something like a Rhino Pioneer Platform with Backbone ...but I hate to spend all that extra money if some carriers would in fact be suitable on these factory bars. Do you have any recommendations/feedback on this? I think we need to go with thru axle carriers because I dont want the added height of the front wheel on or the height/lack of stability with using fork adapters on a quick release setup. Thank you!

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We do have some roof bike rack options that will fit the OEM crossbars system on your 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD.

One of my favorite fork-mount roof bike racks is the Yakima HighSpeed # Y02115 because of how easy it is to load your bike onto it. You can also get the lock kit # Y07204 so that both bikes racks can be locked to the vehicle and bike plus have matching cores so you only need 1 key.

I actually had the opportunity to get this bike rack on a 2019 Toyota RAV4 so I've linked that video for you to check out.

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