Hooptie Retrofit Kit
If you have a pre-2016 Xtracycle EdgeRunner, or FreeRadical / Cargo Joe / Radish with a plastic FlightDeck, you will need this retrofit kit to properly install the LT2 Hooptie on your rear deck.
Why is this kit needed? On the newer FlightDecks, the Hooptie bolt goes through the deck and then through the Hooptie bracket and metal tabs that are welded to the newer V-racks. These metal brackets reinforce and stabilize the Hooptie brackets and prevent the bolt from warping the brackets. Since older bikes lack these reinforcing brackets on the V-racks, the Hooptie retro fit is used to fill that space with what is essentially a thick plastic block that offers support and reinforcement to the bracket and bolt.
The LT1 Hooptie (no longer in production or available for sale) does not require this retrofit kit. If you have an LT1 version 2 FlightDeck (find out how to identify which deck you have here), the bolts included with this retro fit kit are long enough for your deck. If you have an older, thicker LT1 version 1 FlightDeck, the bolts included with this kit are too short and you will need to purchased four M6, 65mm long bolts.
If your bike has a wooden SnapDeck, you will first need to replace that deck before installing a Hooptie. Items required are an LT1 version 2 FlightDeck and Superhooks (1 set of Superhooks if not also installing a child seat, 2 sets in installing a child seat).
Not sure if your bike is all set up to install a Hooptie? Check out the “What do I need to install a Hooptie on my bike?” support document to make sure you are good to go.
What Is It Compatible With?:
Compatible with the LT2 Hooptie and LT1 V.2 FlightDeck.
What Is It Not Compatible With?:
Xtracycle wooden decks, SnapDecks, or on non-Xtracycle decks.