Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
The second type is what is called the roof mount bike rack. With this rack you will have an unobstructed view of objects in the rear view mirror. Installation will be quite expensive if your vehicle does not come with crossbars or roof rack and because you will need a professional to mount the rack for you. The most durable of the 3 types of bike racks for cars mentioned earlier is the one that is mounted to the trailer hitch of your vehicle. They are built to last since they will travel on the same road that your car travels on plus it solves the problem with height restrictions when you need to park in low ceiling parking lots.
Ceiling to floor bike racks are also easy to assemble and they work like a tension-loaded unit. They will work from 7 - 11 feet in height from floor to ceiling. Bike racks for the home are easy to find and there are many different companies that make high quality and inexpensive bike racks that will fit in any space in your apartment office garage and more. Decide where you want to store your bike and then youll be able to see which kind of bike storage rack will work best for you. How does one go about choosing the hitch mounted bike rack that is right for you? An incorrect choice could result in your vehicle being scratched a safety hazard or an open invitation for someone to make off with your precious two-wheeler.
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.