Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Dielle Tachel
You also need to determine the amount of load the mounting gears and load bars can carry. Add the weight of the bike or bikes and the rack to determine if they are within the carrying capacity of the gears and bars. The Attachment Type Which part of the car you intend to attach the cycle rack is also a prime consideration in your choice. Cycle racks can be attached on your car by means of: • Roof. This provides the benefit of the rack being out of your way. Bike racks attached to the roof will not hamper your line of vision while driving. It will also not block access to the cars trunk. A bike rack mounted on the roof of the car though needs to be installed by a professional.
Hitch Racks These type of racks simply slide onto a cars hitch and there are two main types of model. The cheaper models hang the bikes from a couple of arms whereas the more expensive versions use rattle free mounts not unlike roof rack styles. The hitch rack is a convenient method of transporting bikes. There is very little lifting involved the racks can be fitted or removed quickly and easily and the bikes have no contact with the cars paint work. They are capable of transporting most types of bike and can hold as many as four bikes at once. The drawbacks of using these models include risk of damage from high curbs restricted access to boot space more difficult parking and rattling can occur when carrying more than one bike.
Thats how handy a bicycle rack for cars really is. Not only that they are easy to assemble and mount to the back of your car. If the whole familys into biking then I suggest you try the Yakima Doubledown 5-bike Hitch Mount Rack model. It is sturdy enough to carry 5 bikes while at the same time it allows you to load and unload the rear of your vehicle without having to dismount your bikes. It is even a neat way to declutter your garage from all the bikes lying around. For those with fewer bikes you can opt for the Yakima Doubledown 2-bike Yakima Quickback 3-bike or the Yakima Bighorn 4-bike Rack models.