Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Belda Beaudoin
Bike racks are an essential accessory for allowing riders to easily transport their bikes by car without needing to dismantle them or purchase a trailer. They are available in various designs and price ranges each with advantages and disadvantages. Below are a summary of the three main styles of rack along with their pros and cons...Roof Rack These type of bike racks securely attach bikes to the roof of a car via a mount. There are different designs available; some require the front wheel of the bike to be removed whereas others can be clamped directly to the bike frame. These racks can usually be attached to a standard roof rack load bars or cross bars attached to a car.
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.
Usually you can select from the three types of bicycle storage for your car such as the hitch rack truck mounted rack and the roof rack. You can use the roof bike racks if you do not want to hinder the trunk and rear area of the car. This is commonly used by serious cyclist. However if you are transporting your bicycle in short trips you can use the truck mount racks. It facilitates easy and quick transport of your bicycle. The advantage of this bike racks is that it can be easily mounted and detached as well as protect your bike from debris. If you do not have any idea about choosing bike racks you can browse over the internet or read magazines books and manuals.