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Hooptie (LT2)

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Description

Up your kiddo and cargo carrying game with this super handy handrail system. The LT2 Hooptie lets kids and parents feel safe and secure while riding, and will hold up to 1 adult or 3 children when paired with the U-Tubes for feet support. Those looking to carry cargo can use the Hooptie to contain cargo on the deck – i.e. milk crates that can increase carrying capacity – or it can be used as attachment points to hang cargo off of, like bike camping sleeping bags.

The LT2 Hooptie is made of a front and rear metal upright bracket that installs onto your LT2 V-racks (newer Xtracycle models only) or LT1 v.2 FlightDeck (older Xtracycle models), and two removable and adjustable horizontal metal and foam padded hand rails. The hand rails have both an inner hand-rail (covered in a foam padding) and outer protection rail that helps defend your precious cargo’s hands on every ride. The inner rail can easily be removed for carrying larger loads.  With 2 adjustable width settings, the wider setting accommodates Yepp Maxi kids seats, and the narrower setting is great for a safe and snug fit without a Yepp kids seat.

Looking for dimensions of the Hooptie after it is installed? You can find those here.

TO PROTECT TINY TOES (AND BIG FEET), XTRACYCLE WHEELSKIRTS OR BAGS ARE REQUIRED WHEN RIDING WITH PASSENGERS.

User manuals

Installation Notes

Either the LT2 FlightDeck (no Hooptie Retrofit Kit needed) or LT1 version 2 FlightDeck and Hooptie Retrofit Kit are necessary to install an LT2 Hooptie.

When using with a Yepp Maxi, be sure the side Hooptie rails are set to the wide setting. (No need to remove the inner padded rail).

Compatibility

LT2 FlightDecks and LT1 V.2 FlightDecks (with the Hooptie Retrofit Kit.)

When using with a Yepp Maxi, be sure the side Hooptie rails are set to the wide setting. (No need to remove the inner padded rail).

This is not compatible with:

Wooden rear decks like the SnapDeck, TechDeck, Surly metal decks

Installation Instructions

LT2 Hooptie Installation Instructions

What do I need to install a Hooptie on my deck?

Dimensions once installed

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  1. Question

    Dara K

    Is there a minimum child age you recommend for the Hooptie LT2?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Dara! This is a great question! Typically we recommend that children who are under the age of 4 sit in a Yepp seat on the back FlightDeck. If a child is 3+ years, they are right on the cusp of not needing one so in those situations, we recommend that parents personally asses their child’s maturity level.

      Will they listen to safety rules?
      Will they try to climb off the bike?
      Will they fall asleep on the bike?

      If you think your 3+ year old is ready, I would recommend getting the Hooptie hand rail and a MagicCarpet seat pad to give it a try. You will need these both anyway after your kiddo graduates from their Yepp seat, so you won’t be buying anything you won’t eventually use. For your first ride with your little one, take your bike for a spin somewhere quiet, calm and safe. A bike path, park or around a quiet neighborhood. Once you’ve gotten a good feel for your child’s maturity level on the bike, you can determine if having a Yepp seat would be a good investment to keep them safe.

      The good thing about the Yepp seats is that they really hold up their value so even if you only use it for a year, you’ll be able to sell it for a pretty penny on your local Craigslist when you are done with it.

      One good reason to keep kiddos in Yepp seats well past 4 years old (the max weight limit is 48 lb) is because some kids fall asleep on board. Using a Yepp seat is the only way to allow a child to comfortably sleep on the back deck. If you feel like your kiddo will be one of these sleepy passengers, a Yepp seat would be a good investment.

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  2. Question

    Ashley

    Is the inner rail with the red padding removeable?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Ashley! Yes, it is. It can be removed by unscrewing a bolt in the front and back of the Hooptie.

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  3. Question

    Marco

    Does the Hooptie work in combination with two Thule Yepp Maxxi? I have a Stoker from early 2020.

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Marco! Yes, the Hooptie does work with the Yepp Maxi. Just be sure the horizontal Hooptie rails are set to the wide setting to make room for the seat.

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  4. Question

    Gloria

    Does anyone know if this fits an Ariel Rider M-Class?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Looking at a picture of the Ariel Rider M-Class, I’m sorry to say the Hooptie will not work. I recommend looking into a stoker style handle bar used on tandem bikes.

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  5. Question

    Juan

    Does anyone know if this would work on a Rad Power Wagon?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Juan! The Hooptie does not fit on the Rad Wagon as far as we are aware.

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  6. Question

    ben

    Hey! Will this fit the old original free radical kit?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Ben! The Hooptie CAN fit on a FreeRad but a few conditions need to be met first:

      1) Do you have the right deck? You can find out here: http://www.xtracycle.com/blog/support/what-do-i-need-to-install-a-hooptie-on-my-bike/
      If not, you will need to replace the deck.

      2) You will need a Hooptie Retro Fit, which you can find here: http://www.xtracycle.com/product/hooptie-retrofit-kit/

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us and our staff can make sure you have everything you need!

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  7. Question

    Stefano Brasca

    What are the overall dimension once mounted? I can find only the shipping dimension.

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  8. Question

    Cody Curry

    What is the difference between this model and the RFA?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Cody! Great question. The difference in the LT2 Hooptie model and the RFA Hooptie model is found in the rear bracket. This is the upright metal piece that the rails install in to. The Hooptie rails are identical in length between the two models but LT2 bikes and the RFA have a different deck length so the rear bracket must be angled differently. Because the RFA deck is shorter, this rear bracket leans back and away from the bike. For the LT2 model, this rear bracket leans more forward. If you look at the RFA Hooptie, you might be able to see this subtle difference. Hope that helps!

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  9. Question

    Pedro Limpo

    Hi! Can it be mounted to a RadRunner by RadPowerBikes? Thank you!

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Pedro! We can’t say for sure if it fits since we’ve never tried it but because the Hooptie mounting system is pretty custom to the Xtracycle deck, we assume it wouldn’t fit without considerable DIY hacking.

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  10. Question

    fangmoon

    Can the Hooptie LT2 be installed on surly big fat dummy?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      UPDATE: It appears the Hooptie will fit on a Surly Big Dummy up to model year 2019 that has an Xtracycle plastic LT2 FlightDeck and Superhooks.

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  11. Question

    Wez Ireland

    Tern Xtracycle Cargo Node?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Wez! The LT2 Hooptie does indeed fit the Tern Cargo Node.

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  12. Question

    David Bork

    I have a Trek Transport. Can the Hooptie be installed on it?

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    • Ashley

      Admin Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, David! I am sorry but it cannot fit on your Trek Transport. The Hooptie only works on Xtracycle brand bikes and the Surly Big Dummy. Bike Friday makes a hand rail that might work – I would recommend reaching out to them. Best of luck! -Ashley, Client Happiness Advocate

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  13. Question

    Marcus

    Will the Hooptie (with or without conversion kit) fit the Yuba Mondo?

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    • Ashley

      Admin Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Marcus! I am sorry but it cannot fit on a Yuba Mundo. The Hooptie only works on Xtracycle brand bikes and the Surly Big Dummy (up to model year 2019) with a plastic Xtracycle LT2 FlightDeck. -Ashley, Client Happiness Advocate

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  14. Question

    Polly

    I have a felt cargo bike – could we adapt the hooptie to fit?

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    • Ashley

      Admin Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Polly! I am sorry but it cannot fit on your Felt cargo bike. The Hooptie only works on Xtracycle brand bikes and the Surly Big Dummy. Bike Friday makes a hand rail that might work – I would recommend reaching out to them. Best of luck! -Ashley, Client Happiness Advocate

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  15. Question

    Audrey Feichtinger

    Would this fit on the 2018 radwagon bike? I like this design better than their monkey bar option.

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    • Ashley

      Admin Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Great question, Audrey! Unfortunately the Hooptie will not fit a RadWagon. The only bikes we are aware of that are compatible with the Hooptie are Xtracycle brand bikes and Surly Big Dummies (updated to add: up to model year 2019) with a plastic Xtracycle FlightDeck.

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  16. Question

    David Bork

    Can it be mounted to a Trek Transport?

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    • Anne

      Can this go on the tern cargo bike?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Anne! This will fit on a Tern Cargo Node. If you have a Tern Cargo Joe, please email us at support@xtracycle.com with a picture of your bike so we can let you know what you might need to get a Hooptie to fit perfectly.

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, David! The Hooptie is not compatible with the Trek Transport. Bike Friday makes a hand rail that might work – I’d recommend reaching out to them!

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  17. Question

    Lynelle

    Can I use the Hooptie on any bike or just an xtracycle?

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Hey there, Lynelle! The Hooptie is only compatible with Xtracycle bikes and conversion kits (FreeRadical or Leap) with an LT1 version 2 or LT2 FlightDeck or a Surly Big Dummy with an LT1 version 2 FlightDeck. If you can convert a compatible regular bike with a Leap kit, you could use the Hooptie on the converted bike. I hope that helps! http://www.xtracycle.com/free-radical-leap-conversion-kit/

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  18. Chris C.

    Extra security for your precious cargo

    Chris C. (verified owner)

    I love this product. I have two kids, 4 and 2yrs old, and wanted to be able to bike them around but wanted to make sure they were safe at the same time. Both my kids love riding in the hooptie and I love it because I know they are safe and secure. Installation on my Surly Big Dummy was easy and with a few custom modifications for my little guys we are ready for adventure. Bravo.

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  19. Question

    Adam Taylor

    Why are these components (Hooptie, Kickback) so expensive?

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  20. thefamilybicycle

    thefamilybicycle

    Backwards, forwards, and every which way, the Hooptie makes hauling the kiddos around fun for everyone.

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  21. lizzygirl76

    lizzygirl76

    I ride my Edgerunner with my 14 month old. He sits in a Yepp Maxi and the hooptie gives me extra security with his safety. Once he’s out of the Maxi, he’ll be able to enjoy the free side just with the hooptie.

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  22. Samantha

    Samantha

    The Hooptie was central to our comfort when we first put our kid on the back at age 3. She loves it so much she calls the bike “the hooptie.” It gave us more peace of mind than stoker bars in case she or the bike fell. It’s let us add on a little friend. It can also widen to accommodate larger cargo. Plus we even attached a coffee cup holder for a bike trip to put her water bottle in!

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  23. thefrooks

    thefrooks

    My boys love riding on the back of the EdgeRunner, and the hooptie keeps them nice and secure.

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  24. invisiblebikes

    invisiblebikes

    These safety bars “hooptie” are really easy to use, adjustable width and the kids love them and feel really safe and secure when riding with me. my kids are 5 and 7 and fit the narrower width comfortably. I’ve actually graduated to only one side making it easier for them to get on and off the bike and they still feel very safe and secure.

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  25. claudia

    claudia

    I love the hooptie accessory. I put all sorts of fragile things on top of my platform (including my children) and with the hooptie they are contained and can be strapped down (the things, not the children) in a way that does not crush. I have not had side bags on my xtracycle for some time now, because the hooptie has me covered for cargo. LOVE IT!

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  26. Be a Pilot

    Be a Pilot

    The hooptie has been great for our four year-old. It adjusts size easily and is easy for our child to hold on to for support. The design is smart and practical. For anyone who uses the Xtracycle to transport a larger child, it is a must have.

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  27. Andrea

    Andrea

    My 4 year old daughter loves the hooptie. She has ridden with the handlebars, but prefers the extra security of the bars. I like how it gives me extra cargo space when I’m shopping for our family of 5.

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    • Dave

      Any chance this will work with a 2012 trek transport ?

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    • Kris

      Admin Kris (Xtracycle staff) (verified owner)

      Hi Dave! Unfortunately, the Hooptie is designed specifically to work on our platforms and will not fit a Trek Transport. I would contact them directly to see if they have a solution to carry kids on their platform.

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