In this guide Rivian notes that "your bike will fit over the R1T truck bed if the bike is less than 70 in (1780mm) long" and that "if your bike is longer than 70 in (1780), mount your bike over the cab of the truck"
Yeah I'd be nervous driving with a bike that high on the back. I much rather have something like this on my truck.My MTB's are over 70" long (LG Trail is 75"). My LG Fat Bike is even longer (I haven't measured but probably 77"). The last place I would want to put either of those bikes would be up high over the roof. My pan for the R1T is to continue using my 1UP and to get a pad too. If I were shopping for a new rack solution, and I spent the money on the Rivian, I would probably upgrade to a QuikrStuff rack if I didn't already have the 1UP...
thanks, but maybe I wasn't clear. I just want to leave the bike racks on the truck at all times (I ride several times a week), but the bikes will come on/off in the driveway. And yes, you are right, I will be looking at other systems since 70" length on mountain bikes is quite short. I just really like zero bike assembly and disassembly, just on and off the truck.You must have a MASSIVE garage door height & clearance. I could never drive my P/U with bikes over the bed into my garage. If the bed is something you really want, you could always run a fork mount option, instead of a full tray. Or, rig a tray mount system inside the bed instead of on top, but then you would have to have the tail gate down.
I’ve got easily 30k miles with bikes on the NS. No issues. I had a 1up and it was great with 2 bikes. When I added 2 more trays it got huge, and heavy. I know guys that have damaged wheels with 1up/kuat/tray… Another plus of the NS is it dosn’t obstruct the tail lights.My only gripe with those systems is that they are not contactless... With a 1UP or Quikr you are completely contact free (just tire contact to the rack, which is awesome), and you can also arrange the bikes in an alternating or staggered pattern so there is no chance for any parts (pedals, levers, bars to contact the other bikes on the rack), but that is my only gripe with that style rack.