Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Eglantine Laboissonniere
Without one youll be stuck riding locally around your home. With a bike rack though you can go anywhere you want; the possibilities are endless. If you frequently go for family vacations a nice rack will allow you to take the fun activity of riding with you. Even for business trips bike racks will allow you to have fun during those few hours you get off work. Of course the greatest benefit is that you can simply take your bike wherever you want to. Mountains trails and tracks are all great places to take your bike for a spin. All bike racks are built for the purpose to hold one or more bikes but many of them are made differently and function differently.
Roof mounted carriers can be perfect for SUVs that already have crossbars fitted to the roof of such vehicles. They allow the users to set the bike upon the roof of the vehicle and for significantly less cost if racks already exist on the roof of the SUV. Larger SUVs can hold even seven bikes with the help of this installation. Hitch-mounted racks usually cost more than most other racks but are available in a range of sizes to fit securely with vehicles of different dimensions including various models of SUVs. There is quite a large selection of bike racks in the market and choosing the right one for your car can be quite a challenge.
Is there a possibility that this bike rack will be used on more than one vehicle? How hard is it going to be to switch the rack from vehicle to vehicle? • Is your bike specialized in such a way that it is either oddly shaped such as tandem? A hitch rack would not be recommended here. • Consider whether or not the vehicle with which youll be transporting your bike is leased or owned outright by you. In case any damage occurs which hopefully will not if you choose the right rack you will be responsible for the repair costs on a leased vehicle. Score another point for hitch mounted. • Realistically determine whether or not you can lift your bicycle with one hand and how high you can lift it by yourself. Hitch mounted bike racks are easiest.