Will a Hooptie fit on my bike?
The Hooptie is a game-changing accessory when it comes to carrying kids on your Xtracycle, offering stability and security for children sitting on the deck, as well as added protection for children in child seats mounted to the rear deck.
The easiest way to identify what you need to install a Hooptie on your bike is to first identify what rear deck system you have.
|If you have the...||...you will need the...||This rack was found on the:|
|EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack
||Longtail Hooptie||- Swoop (Shimano)
- Stoker (Shimano)
|RFA UtilityRack / RFA SportRack||RFA Hooptie||- RFA (Shimano / Bosch)|
|V-Racks and FlightDeck
on an Xtracycle with a 20" or 24"
EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack
+ Longtail Hooptie
|- Swoop (non-electric / Bosch)
- Stoker (Bosch)
- Classic (non-electric / Bosch)
- Leap with a rear wheel that is 24" or smaller
- all EdgeRunner Models
(24/27/30D, 8/9/10e, 11i, pre-2016 models)
|V-Racks and plastic FlightDeck
on an Xtracycle with a 26" rear wheel
|See details below||- Leap with a rear wheel larger than 24"
- FreeRadical with plastic deck
V-Racks and wooden SnapDeck
|No current Hooptie options
|- FreeRadical with wooden deck|
EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack or RFA Rack
If your Xtracycle has an EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack, an RFA UtilityRack or an RFA SportRack, you can either use a Longtail Hooptie (for the EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack) or the RFA Hooptie (for the RFA Utility or SportRack). These Hoopties will work out-of-the-box with these racks so no other materials are needed for installation. Not sure
V-Rack with a plastic FlightDeck on an Xtracycle with a 20" or 24" rear wheel
If you have this set up, you have two options.
Option 1) You can replace your LT2 V-Racks and FlightDeck with the new EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack. This rack is compatible with your bike and the new Longtail Hooptie. Replacing your V-Racks and FlightDeck with this EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack that will be compatible with both your bike and the Longtail Hooptie. The advantage of the All-In-One rack is that it is a single, solid part and integrates a pannier rail which you might like to use.
Option 2) You can keep you current V-Racks and FlightDeck and try to find the LT2 Hooptie on the second hand market.
V-Rack with a plastic FlightDeck on an Xtracycle with a 26" rear wheel
If you have a bike with a rear wheel that is larger than 24", it is not possible to install the new Longtail Hooptie on your bike since the EdgeRunner All-In-One Rack is not compatible with bikes with wheels larger than 24". Our suggestion would be to look for a second hand LT1 or LT2 Hooptie.
V-Rack with a wooden SnapDeck on an Xtracycle with a 26" rear wheel
If you have a bike with a SnapDeck, there is no option for a Hooptie.
Found an LT1 or LT2 Hooptie second hand? Read this.
The Hooptie LT1 and Hooptie LT2 is no longer available. That said, you might be able to find these on the second hand market.
The Hooptie LT1 was designed to work with the 1/2" or greater plastic FlightDeck LT1. The Hooptie LT1 is not compatible with the SnapDeck, nor the FlightDeck LT2 found on 2015 and newer bikes.