Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Is there a possibility that this bike rack will be used on more than one vehicle? How hard is it going to be to switch the rack from vehicle to vehicle? • Is your bike specialized in such a way that it is either oddly shaped such as tandem? A hitch rack would not be recommended here. • Consider whether or not the vehicle with which youll be transporting your bike is leased or owned outright by you. In case any damage occurs which hopefully will not if you choose the right rack you will be responsible for the repair costs on a leased vehicle. Score another point for hitch mounted. • Realistically determine whether or not you can lift your bicycle with one hand and how high you can lift it by yourself. Hitch mounted bike racks are easiest.
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.
In this way you can have the chance to choose the bike storage that fits your bicycle. Likewise by comparing you can ideally find the rack that is within your budget. In addition when choosing the bicycle storage you need to consider the frequency of using the bicycle and if you are transporting the bicycle. This is necessary in order to ensure the security of the bicycle and if the rack can be used for other activities. You should also consider the height of the bicycle storage and the load capacity in order to choose the right frame. Moreover if you are transporting your bicycle there is a need to have a rack for your car.