When hitting the trails with your buddies, you'll need to pack a lot of things. You need to bring food, extra clothes, off-road stuff, and many more. At the same time, you'll want to add other things like bikes and all that. After all, you're already in the great outdoors, so why not get the full experience?
Let's just say packing is tough on trips like these, but Jeep has a solution for that.
This is the Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept, and it was built exactly for serious mountain bikers that want to enjoy the great outdoors. “Loaded with nearly 20 Jeep Performance Parts (JPP), we built this go-anywhere Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept for passionate mountain bike enthusiasts,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts, and Customer Care.
Enabling the Top Dog concept to go anywhere it pleases comes courtesy of a wide array of upgrades. It gets a JPP two-inch lift kit, Fox shocks that provide extra ground clearance, 17-inch JPP beadlock aluminum alloy wheels with 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires, and chunky fender flares that further adds clearance on all four corners.
Other key upgrades Jeep installed on this particular Gladiator are JPP rock rails, air snorkel, steel grille guard, and two JPP Rubicon Warn winch that includes 100 feet of Spydura synthetic rope that are mounted at the front and back of the vehicle.
But perhaps one of the most important upgrades the Top Dog has received can be found at the back. The standard truck bed has been replaced with a special PCOR flatbed storage system that also serves as the bike carrier. Each side of the special flatbed serves a distinct purpose.
The passenger side features pull-out drawers that can hold various tools, extra supplies, auxiliary power systems, as well as exterior lighting. Meanwhile, the driver's side has a battery-powered refrigerator and an electric hotdog griller that can cook up meals to refuel hungry mountain bikers. With it, you can carry all of your snacks and ready-to-cook hotdogs when hitting the trails.
The Gladiator Top Dog Concept may be a concept, but all of the extra gear found here are available from JPP and Mopar. That means those that wish to actually make a Gladiator for going on mountain bike trips can soon customize their pick-up truck to suit their needs.
If you're thinking of going on an extended mountain biking trip in the not so distant future, perhaps the Jeep Top Dog Concept might serve as an inspiration for your next pick-up truck build. If your mountain bike can conquer harsh trails, then the Jeep should have no problem getting you there.