I have thought about that, but I would rather see a hook down there rather than have to fish a strap through the frame. Plus it would make a good anchor point when tying the bike to a trailer.Very good question, I am sure there will be several different responses. The best and safest way I have found, is to use a 1" nylon strap wrapped around the frame tubes just below the winch. I bring both ends out and hook them to my winch hook, I use a 6' strap to keep from putting a bind on my bash plate. That is the only option I have without fabricating an anchor point under my winch mount plate, which is 1/4" aluminum.