Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Try to buy one that is already assembled. It makes the job of mounting it on the trunk a whole lot easier. The down side is that some people do complain that its easy for bikes to get stolen - and have had this happen! This is because the trunk mount is so easy to install and remove that a bicycle robber (if there is such a thing) will be able to get their dirty hands on your precious baby in no time. So if theft is an issue then the trunk mount bike rack might not be the answer. Also each maker is best suited to certain cars. You will have to check this out with the maker or in the fine print section when shopping online.
Your first decision should be if you are looking for a trunk or rear mounted bicycle rack or will you invest in a bike rack that is mounted on the roof of the car. This can be something that seems irrelevant but after purchasing it could turn into a major problem. Choosing a roof mounted bicycle rack protects the bikes finish from scratches. It will prevent most damage to the bikes frame. Having a roof rack will eliminate any visibility issues when looking in the rear. Backing up or parallel parking will never be an issue if purchasing a roof rack. Purchasing a roof rack allows you to access your trunk with ease.
This type of rack also has several types but in general serves the same purpose and that is for parking and safety purposes. It is intended to help bikers that go to public places like malls and parks to have their own parking space and to keep their bikes safe from theft. The last type of rack is the car bike rack. This type of rack is intended to securely hold the bike while traveling. It may be found on the front or at the back of the car. Sometimes this type of rack is also placed on top of vehicles. Different racks are important to any type of bike enthusiast. They are necessary in keeping your bikes safe and positioned securely whether at home outside or travelling.