Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
There are so many choices when it comes to purchasing bike racks for cars. Here are some helpful new ideas on how to pick a right bike rack at the best price available today. There are 3 types of bike racks for cars these days: the roof rack the trunk mounted rack (sometimes called strap racks) and the hitch rack. There are benefits and negatives to each. There are also ways to get your chosen bike rack for a great price-if you know how. You will learn all of that here. Roof Bike Racks The positives of a roof rack include: freeing up the rear and trunk area of your car so you can have access to this area.
Buy products which permit the bike frame and wheel(s) of the bike to be locked. * Locate racks where the cyclists will go - not where you might like them to go. * Avoid racks that have a low profile or could cause a hazard to pedestrians. * Buy only quality products. Using bike racks is a safe way to prevent your bike from being stolen. Bike racks are devices to which a bicycle can be attached in order to prevent theft. Bike racks can be attached to any automobile such as a car truck trolley or bus for transporting bicycles. Usually bike racks are found on the fronts of buses and trolleys.
Racks should be built from heavy duty weather & tamper resistant materials. * Attractive designs encourage property owners to install secure parking facilities. What to avoid...These are the main reasons why cyclists will not use some racks:* Damage - If a parking device can damage a bike it wont be used. Some racks so-called wheel benders can damage the wheels or frame of a bike. If a rack will bend a wheel it wont be used.* Security - As many bicycles have quick release front wheels security of the wheel and frame is essential. Do not buy a rack which does not allow for both the wheel and frame to be locked with a U lock.