Cycle Rack / July 20, 2018 / CarineLHeureux
Plain and simple it will cost you more in gas to transport your bike on the roof vs. at the rear of the car. Trunk Mount Bike Racks Trunk mounted bike racks can be great for short trips. They make transporting your bike quick and easy. There are many new designs out there today that allow you to attach and detach your bike quickly. Your bike transported at the rear of the car is also protected from debris that can hit and damage a bike on the roof. On the negative side is the obvious-you lose access to your trunk or rear entry area of your vehicle. Thats why these types of bike carriers are recommended for short trips.
However they can be more stable and secure than their trunk counterparts. How To Find the Best Deals and Prices for Bike Racks for Cars Using the internet and Google if you know how to search properly you can comparison shop and find who has the best prices for bike racks. In the search field put in very specific words what you are looking for and add words "best price" "discount" "sale". For example if you were searching for Thule bike racks put in the words: Thule bike rack sale and hit enter. Try different combinations. You can also use the word "code" or "promotion".
Finishes and Materials Most good bike racks today are available in a variety of finishes. Paint - Racks that are painted chip and rust. Stay clear. Colour coatings - High density colour powder coatings can produce an attractive colourful product that is scratch and corrosion resistant. Colour powder coatings applied directly to a steel frame will rust while colour powder coatings on a galvanised frame will chip very easily. If you want a colour finish ask for powder coatings on a zinc electroplated frame. Not recommended for areas within 2km from salt water. Galvanised steel - Virtually maintenance free and weather resistant.