Yakima Announces Updated GateKeeper Tailgate Pad

Apr 19, 2022 at 9:03
by Yakima Racks  
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The GateKeeper tailgate pad is a perfect companion for pick-up bed bike transport.

PRESS RELEASE: Yakima

The GateKeeper tailgate pad is a perfect companion for pick-up bed bike transport. The durable nylon exterior protects your bike from your truck's tailgate while the soft felt backing protects your truck's paint. Integrated SitTight bike cradles and G-hook buckles add extra stability and protection for your bikes and the HindSight tuck-away cover opens up the view for your back-up camera, leaving you with a worry free shuttle to the top. The GateKeeper is available now in both Cascade Blue or Black at $199 USD.


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Available in Cascade Blue or Black.


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The G-Hook tension lock system is easy on carbon frames and painted surfaces while the HindSight™ tuck-away cover opens up the view for your back-up camera.


GateKeeper Key Features:

• Large size fits up to 6 bikes
• Medium size fits up to 5 bikes
• Available in Black or Cascade Blue
• G-Hook tension lock system secures bikes
• Add your own bike lock to the built-in cable lock loop
• HindSight™ tuck-away cover opens up the view for your back-up camera
• Integrated strap management system keeps the pad tight and secure on the way to the trailhead
• Rugged, vinyl coated nylon outer material resists abrasion and weather damage
• Extra soft felt backing protects your trucks paint job.
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Member since Aug 9, 2021
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44 Comments
  • 36 3
 Skimpy piece of fabric + a strap for $200. What a time to be alive.
  • 10 0
 You can buy the new Rapha pants for same money.
  • 36 7
 I see a Ford in one of these pics...can't be real bikers ;-)
  • 7 3
 The Yakima part didn't give it away first?
  • 11 8
 here we go, "I have a Tacoma..." literally no one care you get crap MPG AND have no power!
  • 8 7
 @rzicc: They buy Tacomas and not Fix Or Repair Daily because they don't want crap cars
  • 5 4
 @rzicc: we stay out of the repair shops more accurately
  • 7 1
 @preach: actually, the newer Rangers, like in the picture, have been rated more reliable than the newer Tacoma.

I'd still buy a Tacoma to fit in around Brevard. Can't be an endurbro without a Tacoma, tailgate pad, and 170mm of suspension travel.
  • 10 0
 Are they gatekeeping the gentleman who appears to be older than them in the bottom photo? He looks excluded by them- lingering on the sidelines waiting to be invited in. I feel like a tailgate pad isn't really deserving of a press release unless it does something different than other tailgate pads...
  • 4 0
 They are jealous of his beard.
  • 1 0
 @kingbike2: Rightly so! That beard is the true gatekeeper in the photo.
  • 11 3
 Another new and improved $200 paint scraper. Perfect. If you have a nice truck or nice bikes get a 1up or velocirax and save yourself the pain and disappointment. At least then you're paying for some engineering and metal. MTB is expensive but This $200 nylon blanket with straps is a rip-off.
  • 12 0
 Truck Diapers
  • 12 0
 There is no Dana, there is only Zhoul
  • 2 0
 This needs more upvotes
  • 2 0
 are you the keymaster?
  • 9 0
 This is an incredible innovation.
  • 1 0
 But does it work for ebikes?
  • 3 0
 @kingbike2: no e bikes allowed said the gatekeeper
  • 9 0
 Love the name. Love the product. Love the hate in the comments.
  • 4 0
 I would have preferred Gatecreeper. Sonoran Desert Death Metal and all.....
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: I see you are a man of culture as well
  • 11 4
 70K truck, 8K bike and a stupid $200 blankey that damages both.....but its quick and easy to use...
  • 4 0
 In all honesty - this is by far the best tailgate pad I've personally seen or used (yes, I have one, and have used others). The quality is top notch. Hate on it all you want, but as far as tailgate pads go, they got it right with this one. For various reasons, some people prefer or need to use a tailgate pad instead of hitch mount, or other rack on their truck, and this is the way to go (IMO).
  • 7 0
 I was always surprised that people complain about scratched truck bad? It f*cking truck, it is supposed to carry Stuff
  • 7 0
 Finally! A tailgate pad that is the same as every other tailgate pad
  • 2 0
 Someone needs to make a replacement bumper that integrates wheel trays that are height adjustable. Or a replacement tailgate that is designed to cradle bike frames. Make 3D printable inserts for specific frames and modular ends so it can fit different trucks.
  • 1 0
 RaceFace was having a sale for their tailgate pad for $85 and has exactly the same features. $200 for a tail gate pad, it better have cashmere and can make me a sandwich after every ride.
  • 3 0
 200$ and is not even boost
  • 3 2
 The only difference between this and the $10 moving blanket I use is that this will scratch my truck, while my moving blanket doesn't
  • 2 0
 Style matters.
  • 3 0
 I don't have a truck so I don't use a tailgate pad, but how does it scratch the truck? Is it a matter of dirt, sand, grit getting up under the pad which then just rubs against the paint because people tend to leave it on all season?

Same reason people say it scratches the bike?
  • 2 0
 @buffer34: curious bc everyone keeps saying this too. I've been using mine for 2 season and haven't had any issues. I also don't leave it on 24/7, only when I use it.
  • 1 0
 The Tacoma has a hard plastic on top of the tailgate, which won't get scratched as bad as a paint job, on the other hand...pick ups are made for abuse, if you care too much about your pick up not getting damaged you are in the wrong hobby.
  • 2 0
 The last picture has a strange size perspective with the guy with the beard. Almost looks like he was added in.
  • 2 0
 Gatekeeping at its finest
  • 1 0
 Saw a truck pad in Walmart the other day. $65 bucks and was identical to my Dakine one...
  • 1 0
 still gotta buy a pool noodle to go underneath so the box edge doesn't rub through your frame
  • 1 0
 Added a buckle for $50. Nice.
  • 1 0
 Cannot find clapped out trucks in the promo images.
  • 1 0
 Yakima vanity plates from Oregon, on a Tacoma? I’m confused.
  • 2 0
 "Yakima's current headquarters are in Lake Oswego, Oregon, so almost all design, testing, marketing, logistics, and sales jobs are located in Oregon" Yakima and Tacoma being cities in WA.
  • 1 0
 Flex'n the OG Santa Cruz.
  • 1 0
 Yakima GAGF







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