Bike Carrier / August 15, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque.
In this way you can have the chance to choose the bike storage that fits your bicycle. Likewise by comparing you can ideally find the rack that is within your budget. In addition when choosing the bicycle storage you need to consider the frequency of using the bicycle and if you are transporting the bicycle. This is necessary in order to ensure the security of the bicycle and if the rack can be used for other activities. You should also consider the height of the bicycle storage and the load capacity in order to choose the right frame. Moreover if you are transporting your bicycle there is a need to have a rack for your car.
The next consideration is the type of bike racks for cars that you will want to get for yourself. Simply put there are 3 types of racks those that you can attach to the trunk of your car those that you can mount on the roof and those that you can simply attach to the trailer hitch of your car. The first type the kind that you strap on to the trunk of your car is great if yours is a small car or if your garage and the parking lot at the office or your apartment building has low ceilings. This prevents your bike from getting damaged. Another plus factor for this type of rack is the fact that they can be easily mounted on the trunk or on the rear door of your vehicle however what you may not like is the fact that it hinders access to your trunk.
Boot Clips Racks These bike racks work by fastening straps around the edge of a cars boot or bumper. Two arms attach to the bike underneath the top tube and straps or bungees hold the bike in place. Although the initial installation is quite tedious due to adjusting strap lengths they can then be used in just a couple of minutes. These models require very little lifting are suitable for nearly any bike and is the cheapest style of bike rack. Like hitch racks these models impair boot access are vulnerable to high curbs and make it more difficult to fit into parking spaces.
Most of the bicycle carriers are designed for up to 2 bicycles and some can carry three. At the end of the day your choice will come down to which bike rack will actually fit your car. Keep in mind that the maker often sells additional straps to help to secure the rack if it doesnt fit completely. The Car Roof Rack The trouble with this is that its the most expensive option. You will have to get crossbars and bike trays installed onto the vehicle first and only then can you think of adding the bike rack too it. Another down side is the added wind resistance when traveling. The height of the bikes on the car adds hectic drag to the car hence you gas bill goes up too. The Trunk Mount Bike Rack The second idea is to the get a trunk mount rack. This type of rack straps onto the car with special nylon webbing straps and has cushioned contact points so you dont damage the paint. Most models are easy to get on and off. There are a few downs to this type of bike carrier too. You will not be able to get in and out of the rear end of the car because the straps are fastened down onto the car. Plus a sedans are usually low and the clearance between your bike tire and the ground maybe a few millimeters.