Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Capacity - If a specification says a rack will hold ten bikes and knowing what you know now check it. Where some rack designs are misused the stated capacity may be reduced by as much as 90%.* Look Around - See how some rack owners have wasted their money. Cyclists wont used devices that dont secure or support their bike by its frame. Examples of Good Bicycle Parking Facilities * Bike parking racks that provide secure spaces for multiple bikes can offer a great solution to maximize capacity in a given area. Make sure the bike rack design supports the bike frame (not wheel) and encourages locking of the wheel and frame to the rack.
Price is always an issue when deciding what rack to buy trunk mounted rack tend to be the least expensive ranging in price from about $40 to $300 depending on the quality and options you choose. Most of the good quality racks are priced at $75 and above. Often after a ride I stop somewhere to get something to eat usually with the my fellow riders and when I leave my bike on the rack I want to know its secure. I spent a lot of money on my bicycle and cannot afford to easily replace it. Trunk mounted racks are held onto the vehicle with straps that are not to difficult to cut and security is more difficult.
Also this type of a set up will definitely make it difficult to access a rear hatch or trunk. Truck Bed Bike Rack If you drive a truck why not consider using the bed of the truck for storage and transporting of your bicycles? This type of a rack firmly attaches to the bed of the truck and can carry one or more bikes. This works great as compared to just throwing bikes in the back of the truck. Using this type of a rack protects the bikes from getting damaged or bent. The only real downside to this type of bike storage is that bikes will take up part of the truck bed so you will have less room for the storage of other items if you are taking a trip.