Cycle Rack / August 14, 2018 / Garland Montminy.
Make sure the rack design supports the bike by its frame (not wheel) and allows easy locking. Other Parking Devices * Bicycle Lockers - These enclosed units can offer a deluxe storage system. Each unit should have a door for single bike access. These units are expensive and usually require ongoing maintenance and inspection due to vandalism and security concerns. * Bicycle Rooms & Compounds - Secure grounds are a deterrent to theft but unsecured bikes in a bike room or compound are an invitation for theft. A room alone isnt enough - place high quality bicycle racks in the room for the security of each bike.
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.
Other notable styles are the truck bed racks and spare tire mount versions that can also be used to mount 2 bikes or even 3 bicycles depending on the model. These are specialized bike carriers that work best for pick up trucks and vehicles like jeeps with a spare tire mounted on the rear. The type that works best will first depend on the preferred mounting position. After that think about capacity. Then factor in price and style to make your final decision on the best 2 bike and 3 bike rack carriers for your car truck or suv. Bike racks of various sizes and shapes are available for taking bikes on your truck.
Racks should be built from heavy duty weather & tamper resistant materials. * Attractive designs encourage property owners to install secure parking facilities. What to avoid...These are the main reasons why cyclists will not use some racks:* Damage - If a parking device can damage a bike it wont be used. Some racks so-called wheel benders can damage the wheels or frame of a bike. If a rack will bend a wheel it wont be used.* Security - As many bicycles have quick release front wheels security of the wheel and frame is essential. Do not buy a rack which does not allow for both the wheel and frame to be locked with a U lock.