Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Bike racks are used for the protection of both the bike and the vehicle. A roof mounted bike rack is frequently used and it is ideal for carrying bikes in cars trucks and other similar vehicles. A roof bike rack can hold up to four bikes at a time. Some roof mounted bike racks come clamped with a camper roof and are used as a conventional roof rack for sports vehicles. Rear hitch-mount racks are another commonly used type. Rear hitch-mount racks better known as receiver hitch racks can carry up to five bikes. To carry one or two bikes rear ball-hitch mount racks are ideal.
You have to select the best one on the basis of certain important factors. These important factors include number of bikes you are taking on the truck and the model of your truck. Select the best one as per your requirements and utility. There are many different types of racks which are available. The varieties of the racks that are best for the Flatbed racks spare tire mounted rack foe roof mounted rack and hitch mounted rack. You can attach the bike rack either on the top or on the backside. The decision for attaching the rack should be finalized taking the safety as the important factor. The most popular option for the pick-up truck is the flat bed rack.
Racks should be built from heavy duty weather & tamper resistant materials. * Attractive designs encourage property owners to install secure parking facilities. What to avoid...These are the main reasons why cyclists will not use some racks:* Damage - If a parking device can damage a bike it wont be used. Some racks so-called wheel benders can damage the wheels or frame of a bike. If a rack will bend a wheel it wont be used.* Security - As many bicycles have quick release front wheels security of the wheel and frame is essential. Do not buy a rack which does not allow for both the wheel and frame to be locked with a U lock.