Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Hitch mount back racks that fit into the receiver come in either 1.25-inch or 2-inch shank sizes so it is essential that you know the size of your receptacle. Consult the vehicle owners manual for this information. Many racks however can be adapted to fit either trailer hitch. The size and style of carrier you buy will depend upon the type and number of cycles you have to transport. Know the tongue weight (TW) of the bike rack you plan to buy which is not a difficult task as there are only two. The 1.25 TW (1.25-in shank) can safely carry one or two bikes while the 2 TW (2-inch) can handle up to five.
Ease of use quality of construction and price is taken into consideration to offer the consumer the best possible value. Bell makes some of the best helmets in the industry so protection and safety is always on their mind. This can be seen in their bicycle rack products as well. The straps on the hitch racks are just as tight as other models as well as the build quality of the hooks and tie downs that are employed. For those searching for an alternative to other pricey bicycle carrier racks for automobiles Double and Triple models of the trunk mount racks may be just the right choice.
If a car can fit roof racks then your car will be able to carry a bike. Personally I dont like this option because of the wind resistance and the amount of gas my car chews when going on a long trip. I also find the bikes are more exposed to rain insects dirt and dust and are more protected behind the car. But if you are concerned that the other types of bike racks will not fit your car or indeed cannot then the roof top is still an option. 2. Trunk Mount Bike Rack These guys are really useful for people with cars (and not an SUV or truck). They fit on the trunk with straps and steel frames.