Cycle Rack / July 20, 2018 / Corette Jolicoeur
The best bike rack as you will find will incorporate both refined security features and an innovative design. Taking a close look at the available styles and specifications available in todays bike racks can quickly lead you by process of elimination to the rack that achieves the greatest balance between security and style. Youll also find racks that accommodate certain environments better than others. Such considerations will become fairly obvious of course as you become more aware of the rack-types available then making a simple common-sense decision. With a little bit of solid research a clear winner will surely begin to emerge.
Price is always an issue when deciding what rack to buy trunk mounted rack tend to be the least expensive ranging in price from about $40 to $300 depending on the quality and options you choose. Most of the good quality racks are priced at $75 and above. Often after a ride I stop somewhere to get something to eat usually with the my fellow riders and when I leave my bike on the rack I want to know its secure. I spent a lot of money on my bicycle and cannot afford to easily replace it. Trunk mounted racks are held onto the vehicle with straps that are not to difficult to cut and security is more difficult.
In Australia this means bicycle racks must at least meet the parking device guidelines established by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3. Here are some guidelines to help you select a bike rack that cyclists will use. What to look for... Bicycle racks should attract cyclists and by design should encourage use. * Security - racks must allow the bike frame and wheel(s) to be locked securely. * Protection - racks must support the bicycle frame and not hold the wheel. * Most racks are misused to some degree. Look for racks which provide the same opportunity for security whether the bike is on the end or middle of the rack.