Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Belda Beaudoin
The normal passenger vehicle is the car that is seen the most with a roof bike rack installed. This includes 4 door sedans coupes and hatchbacks. The size and height of these automobiles is what makes roof racks ideal. Cyclists can easily put their bicycles on and take them off with ease. It is possible to install these on an SUV or truck but there are better solutions available. Also sometimes its not efficient to do so because of the raised aspect of a sport utility vehicle or short roof length of a truck. A roof bike rack system is popular with sedans also because of the versatility and usefulness.
You can overcome this problem by taking off the front wheel but I am sure that you are already limited with space and the reason for getting a bike rack is to free up space in the car. The Hitch Mount Bike Rack The one way to avoid these two problems is to look into getting a hitch mount. You would have to go over to your local tow-hitch service center or garage and get a quote for a two-inch receiver to be fitted. Why would this hitch mount rack be more recommended than the trunk mount? Well first of all the fact that the bikes will be mounted on a bar which is free from the car means that you will have access to the trunk without having to take off the bicycles. Secondly the bikes are a lot safer because you can lock them to a bike rack and lock the rack to the hitch-receiver. Lastly bikes tend to be more stable and travel well on this type of rack. So it looks like the trunk and hitch mount racks come out tops. If you are concerned about security of your bikes and want to have quick access to the trunk then you can see which one is your best option already. Be sure to check reviews from people who have bought and used the rack.
Is there a possibility that this bike rack will be used on more than one vehicle? How hard is it going to be to switch the rack from vehicle to vehicle? • Is your bike specialized in such a way that it is either oddly shaped such as tandem? A hitch rack would not be recommended here. • Consider whether or not the vehicle with which youll be transporting your bike is leased or owned outright by you. In case any damage occurs which hopefully will not if you choose the right rack you will be responsible for the repair costs on a leased vehicle. Score another point for hitch mounted. • Realistically determine whether or not you can lift your bicycle with one hand and how high you can lift it by yourself. Hitch mounted bike racks are easiest.