Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Garland Montminy
In some circumstances cars have integrated crossbars fitted to start with. There are many manufacturers of this type of device but the most popular brands are Thule and Yakima. These type of racks can provide storage for up to five bikes and allow access to the cars boot or hatch. This way of transporting bikes can help protect them from getting scratched or clipping other cars or signposts however it is important to remember that your car has the extra height on top. Additionally it is sometimes a struggle to fit bikes onto the racks especially with bigger vehicles such as SUVs and people carriers.
For those who do not want to put racks on the top of their cars you would probably be better off going with this one. This type of rack is really easy to put on and take off your car. This is one of the reasons why it is such a popular rack. Spare Tire Mounts If you are hauling one or two bikes the spare tire mounts are great. They cost less and are less of a hassle to use. You basically connect straps to your spare tire and strap the bikes on. This will keep you from doing any high lifting but if you have more than two bikes this one wont work for you. These type of rack are designed for SUVs because you need a spare tire to mount it to.
There are many other types of storage options that will work effectively and securely that will enable you to store your bike in a space that is small or large. Other types of Indoor Bicycle Storage include: • Free standing floor • Ceiling to floor tension bicycle storage • Wall mounted bike storage • Vertical storage for your bicycle • Wall hooks If you live in a small space and you own a bicycle you obviously will want to have a good and secure way to store your bike. You will also need a way to store your bike that will not take up a lot of room. If you have some wall space you will be able to mount your bike on a wall with a wall hook or a wall mounted rack.