Bike Carrier / July 19, 2018 / Eglantine Laboissonniere
The next consideration is the type of bike racks for cars that you will want to get for yourself. Simply put there are 3 types of racks those that you can attach to the trunk of your car those that you can mount on the roof and those that you can simply attach to the trailer hitch of your car. The first type the kind that you strap on to the trunk of your car is great if yours is a small car or if your garage and the parking lot at the office or your apartment building has low ceilings. This prevents your bike from getting damaged. Another plus factor for this type of rack is the fact that they can be easily mounted on the trunk or on the rear door of your vehicle however what you may not like is the fact that it hinders access to your trunk.
This allows for maximum vehicle clearance once mounted on the vehicle. The setup is easy as most come pre-assembled and made to be used one way so you will never get it wrong. For rack carrier models that can carry multiple bikes there are usually separate tie downs for each bicycle for better reliability and security. Another popular type of Allen bike rack is the hitch mount models. These like the trunk models have individual tie-downs for racks that carry several bikes. The design of the rack arm is such that it can be folded out of the way when not in use. This is a very convenient feature.
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.