Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
The most inexpensive type of rack for cars is hitch rack. It will help you to take many bikes and is also cheaper. Include additional accessories if you to want to carry your camping equipments or sporting equipments along with the bikes. Avoid exceeding the limits mentioned for each rack and opt for transporting only limited number of cycles which can be transported using the rack. You should opt for racks which help you to easily install and attach bikes and take it safely across without causing any damage to your vehicle as well as the bikes. Once you have selected the perfect one and attached it to your vehicle you should drive the vehicle slowly.
In Australia this means bicycle racks must at least meet the parking device guidelines established by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3. Here are some guidelines to help you select a bike rack that cyclists will use. What to look for... Bicycle racks should attract cyclists and by design should encourage use. * Security - racks must allow the bike frame and wheel(s) to be locked securely. * Protection - racks must support the bicycle frame and not hold the wheel. * Most racks are misused to some degree. Look for racks which provide the same opportunity for security whether the bike is on the end or middle of the rack.
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.