Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
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.
The best bike rack as you will find will incorporate both refined security features and an innovative design. Taking a close look at the available styles and specifications available in todays bike racks can quickly lead you by process of elimination to the rack that achieves the greatest balance between security and style. Youll also find racks that accommodate certain environments better than others. Such considerations will become fairly obvious of course as you become more aware of the rack-types available then making a simple common-sense decision. With a little bit of solid research a clear winner will surely begin to emerge.
Sometimes companies will release codes that if you enter then in when making an online purchase you will get your product for a reduced price. When looking for bike racks for cars you will need to think about how often you will plan on using it. If you plan on using it a lot a more permanent rack might be a better solution. If your use will be infrequent a removable trunk rack might be the best solution. You will also need to consider how many bicycles you want to transport most trunk mounted bike racks will only hold two or three bikes. Do you want to be able to use the rack on several different vehicles or will the rack be used on one vehicle only? If the answer is more than one vehicle the trunk mounted rack is probably the best option because of the ease of taking it on and off a vehicle.