Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Hitch Mount Bike Racks Hitch mount bike racks are becoming increasingly popular today-even with serious cyclists. There are some designs that swing out of the way so you can access the rear entry areas of your vehicle. One company has a design that serves a dual function. It can be taken off quickly and used as a bike storage rack in your home or apartment or work. Of course you need a hitch receiver on your vehicle to use this type of bike carrier It must be either 2 inch or 1.25 inch. The benefits of hitch racks are similar to the trunk versions-better protection and increased gas mileage.
Products that have been hot-dipped galvanised post fabrication offer the most durable galvanised finish. Avoid pre-galvanised tube unless using strictly in undercover/underground areas. Stainless steel - Attractive and expensive. Well suited for plazas and for buildings with stainless accessories. Ask for high quality Grade 316 or 304 Stainless Steel. The addition of an electropolish finish increases the shine and adds additional protection. Conclusions * Dont waste your money. Be aware of capacity claims and avoid racks which are misused. * Do not buy products which hold (pinch) wheels.
There are many value-conscious manufacturers of bicycle carriers on the market these days which gives cyclists options for transporting their bikes. You may think that finding a quality bike carrier rack for under $100 is difficult. But Rhode Gear offers many quality products for much less than that. Many cyclists have trusted their bikes to the Super Shuttle and Highway series of racks by Rhode Gear. With many of the same features as more expensive brands many would rather save money for other bike accessories or to buy replacement parts in the future. People just getting into cycling often dont think of the car or SUV bicycle carrier when figuring out their budget so being able to rely on a cheaper rack for the first one before upgrading is important.