Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
This should help you determine if a hitch mounted bike rack best suites your needs: • Is there a type of activity or sport in which you engage that might make one type of bike rack more cost effective or useful than another type? • How many times a year will you use your bike rack? • Does the vehicle with which you will transport your bike have its spare tire mounted on the back of the vehicle? If so this may interfere with hitch mounted racks. • Will you be transporting more than one bicycle? • Is there an existing utility rack which is roof-mounted or do you have an existing tow hitch? Find out the load capacity of each.
When not being used for bikes the tire or fork mount rails can be taken off to install other attachments like a cargo box carrier. Also for those that participate in other sports there are many different accessories for mounting your sports gear. There are kayak canoe surfboard ski and snowboard mounting supplies for all season recreation. Another reason for installing a roof rack system is because its a great semi-permanent solution for transporting bikes. With lock cores and locking cables both the bicycle rack and the bicycles can be secured to the car without having to worry about theft.
Without one youll be stuck riding locally around your home. With a bike rack though you can go anywhere you want; the possibilities are endless. If you frequently go for family vacations a nice rack will allow you to take the fun activity of riding with you. Even for business trips bike racks will allow you to have fun during those few hours you get off work. Of course the greatest benefit is that you can simply take your bike wherever you want to. Mountains trails and tracks are all great places to take your bike for a spin. All bike racks are built for the purpose to hold one or more bikes but many of them are made differently and function differently.