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Cheaper and more rugged than a tailgate cover, the Kuat Dirtbag Truck Bed Mount is a killer way to attach your babies (your bikes) to your other baby (your truck). These steel beauties screw right into your truck bed, and Kuat made models that are compatible with both thru-axles and quick-release dropouts, even for fat bikes, so you can find one that'll work with all your whips.

  • Steel construction
  • Screw-in design
  • Compatible with thru-axles and quick-releases

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Unanswered Question

Could one of you kind people measure the height of this mount from bottom to center of thru axle? Thanks!


The Simple Way is the Best Way!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

These are simple and work great! I was able to build a custom mount for my truck (didn't want to spend upwards of $500 for crossbars) with only 2x4s, some hardware, paint, and these mounts.

I usually hang my bike off the tailgate but didn't want them there for long trips. Even with the nicest pads, they rub on my carbon bikes due to road vibration. I wanted something for 1,000+ mile trips that was more sturdy.

The Simple Way is the Best Way!

Easy to use

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

This is such a simple yet versatile bike carrying system, I'm surprised Kuat doesn't have more competition. Great for a DIY truck bed, or in a van, these are super secure and are really straightforward to install.

Dirtbag Van

Dirtbag Van

1 Minivan you borrowed from your mom
2 Kuat Dirbag Truck Bed Mounts (Black Thruaxle 15mm)
1 Random 2x4 from the garage
4 Wood Screws
4 Washers
2 Bikes
The Ultimate Dirtbag Roadtrip Vehicle

Van's Best Friend

Van's Best Friend

Note 1: The middle row seats are only folded down for photo purposes. We were able to fit the two bikes (29" wheels, size small and medium) in with the middle row seats up and usable. This makes it perfect for taking a couple ladies along. Or just picking up random hitchhikers to get some karma.
Note 2: This is possible in the Dodge Grand Caravan as it is longer than the normal Caravan. Results may very on different models. Hopefully future testing will determine compatibility with other vans.


For Your Dirtbag Lifestyle

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

The Kuat Dirtbag is a straight forward way to mount your bike. With a little creativity you could probably mount it to almost anything. The hardest part will be figuring out what size of axle you have. There are a lot of "standards" these days, but it seems like there is a dirtbag for almost all of them.


-Cheap. Leaving you more money for Ramen.

-Bomber. This thing is built to last. Super solid construction. It will last longer than my bike does. The biggest concern is the axle standard will become "outdated" and the mount will be functioning perfectly.

-Simple and easy to use. Get a couple screws or bolts and maybe some washers and you are in business. Mount it wherever you please,

-Keeps your bike super stable. As long as you mounted the Dirtbag correctly and inserted your axle properly, you bike isn't going anywhere. Take the corners at whatever speed you like. Rattle out your fillings on the washboard road, the Dirtbag won't let you down.

-It's black. Black goes with everything.


-You have to remove the front tire. What did you expect? It's a fork mount. As my mother always said, "dirtbags can't be choosers." Just find a place to put your front wheel and avoid squeezing your front hydraulic brake and you won't have any issues.

-You need a specific mount for each axle size. No adapters available.

Love these things. I bought a couple of them just for a specific trip and the price and functionality made it totally worth it. Get some. Unleash your inner Dirtbag.

For Your Dirtbag Lifestyle

Mount up!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

We bought some of these on our most recent bike trip in order to figure out how to mount the bikes on the inside of a minivan. Yeah, a minivan of all things. But we just bought a board, two dirtbags, and boom! We had a makeshift rack that held the bikes like a champ!

Both bikes we were using had the 15mm thru-axle, so we bought two of those, and they worked great. One was a Fox fork and the other was a RockShox, so we didn't have any issues with the forks working on either bike, and they stayed nice and tight for the whole trip.

What I love about these mounts is that they are so versatile. We just screwed them to a 2x4 board, but after the trip we took them off and now we can mount them on a truck bed or on a different board. It doesn't really matter how you use them, but they can be used for so many different applications.

The construction of the dirtbag mount is super solid, giving you the confidence that your precious cargo is going to stay in place. Kuat always makes rad products and I plan on getting more of these to make moving bikes so much easier.



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

mounts well, holds the bike and affordable

strong like tractor smart like plow


Works good

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I mounted 15mm thruaxle and 9mm QR mounts in the bed of my Tacoma right behind the cab. Drilled two little holes in the bed floor and mounted with some bolts and Teflon locknuts I picked up for 40 cents at the hardware store. They secure the bikes pretty well but I run a strap over the frames to keep them from wiggling around while I drive. Only thing I can recommend is double checking the inside diameter where the axle or skewer slides through the mounts for burrs or flaws in the metal or paint to keep from scoring or damaging your axle on install. I did not do this my first time putting the bike on and a little imperfection inside the mount scratched some of the paint off my 15 thruaxle. No real damage but it was kind of a bummer as the axle was only 2 months old. Overall a good product and for the price, who wouldn't buy it?


Works perfectly

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Mounted it to my sled deck on my truck and my wife's bike snaps in real quick and easy. A useful little tool

How can you tell what size your quick...

How can you tell what size your quick release drop out is?

If the skewer stays in your wheel when you remove it and you have slotted dropouts on your fork, you have a 9mm quick release. They only come in one size. 15 and 20mm through axles have to be fully removed in order to remove your wheel. The size should be marked on the axle.


New Dirtbag Sizes

    Just released, new 15MM and 20MM sizes now available and still under $20!!

    Hey Jeff,

    Maybe a dumb question, but if i buy the 20mm will it still work okay with say a 9mm bike? Just trying to make it as univeral as possible to work with a wider range of bikes... thanks!!

    Hey Joey! It will not, the barrel on the 20mm will be much too large ad is meant for thru axel not a quick release set up, it will be specific to a 20mm and not a 9mm. Luckily they are so perfectly priced, if you have a 9mm quick release skewer and a 20mm Thru Axel, you can definitely afford both dirtbags!

    how do these fit in a truck bed? what is...

    how do these fit in a truck bed? what is it starpped to?

    The dirtbag has 2 screw mounts, up to you how or where exactly you mount it, made of steel so incredibly sturdy and reliable!


    Least expensive Rack available!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    The Dirtbag fits all 9MM forks and is the least expensive bike Rack on the planet! Sturdy steel construction and mounts anywhere, can't miss for truck beds.