If you follow our fearless leader on Instagram (@swapmoto), then you have seen his setup on the Toyota of Escondido Action Sports Tundra. Swap's lifted rig is the perfect hauler for moto when one bike is in the back, but the short-bed is a nightmare when more than multiple bikes, bags, boots, and cans are needed for a day at the track. He is not the only one, as we have seen countless attempts at maxing out the capacity of a pick-up by others on the way to our favorite spots. Some are comical and innovative, but others are downright terrifying. Despite how many tie downs you use to keep things in place, nothing works better than a few sets of Moto-Gate straps and the signature product, the Moto-Gate.
The Moto-Gate comes from the brilliant mind of X Games medalist and entrepreneur Lance Coury. Our favorite froed freestyle rider came up with the fabric net a few years back and its uses are far more reaching than just keeping bikes in place. The webbing is wide enough to be strong, but close enough that nothing will snake out the back and attaching it to your bed is idiot-proof.
Since the Moto-Gate is made of the same material as a tie-down, it comes as no surprise that Lance and the crew have added straps to the catalog. You make think that making a tie-down is standard, that it would be impossible to not make a solid product, but you'd be surprised. We've had a number of bulky, flimsy, and otherwise poorly designed straps land on our desk, and the Moto-Gate tie downs are some of the best we've seen. The simple-to-use strap is easy to pull, the sharp teeth in the clamp hold things in place, and the fabric thick enough for years of use. We've kept a few pairs in the beds of our trucks and make sure that no one eyes them when loading at the track.
If you've ever had a gas can, cooler, or gearbag go flying out of the back of your truck, you know the anxiety that comes with each following load. At 90-bucks for a pair of straps and a full-size net, it is a cheap investment to keep your hundreds of dollars of equipment in place. And each Moto-Gate comes with a poster of Lance Coury, which you cannot put a price on.
For more, visit Moto-Gate.com