Jeep is rolling out a new vehicle, a custom Gladiator, that can serve as a mountain biking base camp.
New Special Features
Jeep took a 4×4 pickup and outfitted it with auxiliary lighting, rock rails, a two-inch lift kit, roof racks, and a custom PCOR flatbed storage system. The company also added a concept hood and a front grille guard.
The PCOR flatbed storage system is the key change, according to Autoblog. It’s packed with special features. The system contains a battery-powered refrigerator, a hot dog roller grill, pull-out drawers, shelves, lighting switches, and spare power supplies. Further, a snap-on toolbox fits in the storage space if you get rid of the hot dog roller.
Must Like Hot Dogs
Some downsides: there are only two bike racks on the roof. And it’s not necessarily easy to get the bikes up there. But the storage system does include a drawer with a foldable ladder in it to help bikers climb up to the roof.
Jeep has included some special modifications that are designed to help with more intense biking. According to Autoblog, they are: a JPP 2-inch lift kit, Fox shocks, 17-inch JPP bead-lock-capable wheels, 37-inch BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires, steel fender flares for more clearance, a JPP snorkel intake, winches front and back, and JPP off-road LED A-pillar lights.
The vehicle even offers a storage space near the wheels for boots or other gear. All told, Jeep’s Top Dog Concept is a heavy-duty vehicle for mountain bikers… especially if they like hot dogs.