Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
There are basically 4 types of bicycle racks available today. Here they are: Roof Mounted Bike Racks Roof mounted bike racks are a popular choice for bike storage and transportation today. The bike is conveniently situated on the roof of the car or SUV and the back of the vehicle is left easy to access. If you have a roof rack already mounted on your vehicle it makes this a much easier choice. However there are some versions that work without a car roof rack. The downside to a rack on the roof is that it exposes the bicycle to the elements. Flying rocks and debris can hit the bike and cause damage.
Roof mount rack is generally opted for as it can be easily attached to the truck and use the straps which will hold your bikes firmly on your truck. However you should also use some extra accessories along with the rack so that you can take the bikes safely across. Some racks have advanced safety features which will help you to lock the bikes on your truck and take it. Some important aspects to be considered while purchasing the best rack for your truck are mentioned below: The size of the rack which suits your requirements The model of your truck Number of bikes that you would like to carry on your truck Budget Any additional accessories required to take your bikes safely Check out whether the rack that you have selected would properly fit on you truck Type of rack suitable to your needs Opt for the rack that is easy to install and remove Bike racks are extremely important for taking your bikes along with you.
Hitch Mount Bike Racks Hitch mount bike racks are becoming increasingly popular today-even with serious cyclists. There are some designs that swing out of the way so you can access the rear entry areas of your vehicle. One company has a design that serves a dual function. It can be taken off quickly and used as a bike storage rack in your home or apartment or work. Of course you need a hitch receiver on your vehicle to use this type of bike carrier It must be either 2 inch or 1.25 inch. The benefits of hitch racks are similar to the trunk versions-better protection and increased gas mileage.