Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Also there are bike racks that attach to receiver hitches. These racks are very convenient because you can remove them easily after use but you must have a receiver hitch to use this type. Again that adds expense. And if you have a pickup they also make bike racks for the bed of the truck. The type that I have been using for the last couple of seasons is the type that attach to the spare tire of my vehicle. These types of Bike Racks only work if you have a spare tire on the back of your vehicle. Usually these vehicles are SUVs. And my vehicle is a Jeep Wrangler so this was the type of bike rack that I decided to purchase.
Also if I sell my vehicle and buy something without a spare tire on the back of it the bike rack will no longer be of use to me. If I had bought a receiver hitch bike rack I could move it around from vehicle to vehicle (assuming they have a receiver hitch). The other reason I wish I have bought a receiver hitch bike rack is the number of bikes you can get on the rack. The spare tire bike racks are limited to two bikes. You can get versions of receiver hitch bike racks that can hold 3 4 or even 5 bikes. Its not that big of a deal when you are bicycling by yourself but when you start hanging out with other bicyclists it is nice to be able to get more bikes on your bike rack for getting away from your usual bike rides.
The hitch mount bike rack has become the preferred choice of bike carrier that everyone is going for these days. There is good reason for this and a number of benefits many that will actually save you money. Here you will learn why so many cyclists are choosing hitch mount bike racks how they can save you money and what the top brands are. In the past it seemed every cyclist transported their bike on a roof top carrier. But that seems to be changing today. It used to actually make a statement how your bike was transported. Not so any more. Today with the price of gas and size of vehicles getting bigger cyclist are opting for bike carriers that better fit their needs.