Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Products that have been hot-dipped galvanised post fabrication offer the most durable galvanised finish. Avoid pre-galvanised tube unless using strictly in undercover/underground areas. Stainless steel - Attractive and expensive. Well suited for plazas and for buildings with stainless accessories. Ask for high quality Grade 316 or 304 Stainless Steel. The addition of an electropolish finish increases the shine and adds additional protection. Conclusions * Dont waste your money. Be aware of capacity claims and avoid racks which are misused. * Do not buy products which hold (pinch) wheels.
They are relatively easy to install and take off for easy storage. This is the appeal for these types of bicycle racks. Most will have no problems carrying 2 bicycles. Stronger ones will be able to take 3 to 4 bikes if need be. These are great for cyclists that bike on the weekend with family and do not need to have the bike carrier mounted at all times. Another type of car bicycle rack with the ability to transport 2 to 3 bikes include the hitch mount rack style. These come in the form of mast and hanging types as well as the tray and platform style of rack. The ability to carry 2 bicycles is usually standard.
Price is always an issue when deciding what rack to buy trunk mounted rack tend to be the least expensive ranging in price from about $40 to $300 depending on the quality and options you choose. Most of the good quality racks are priced at $75 and above. Often after a ride I stop somewhere to get something to eat usually with the my fellow riders and when I leave my bike on the rack I want to know its secure. I spent a lot of money on my bicycle and cannot afford to easily replace it. Trunk mounted racks are held onto the vehicle with straps that are not to difficult to cut and security is more difficult.