Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
youll have to research the brands and options just like an other major purchase. But as stated above finding out the number of bikes youll need to transport is a good place to start your bike rack search. A bike rack is perhaps one of the most important accessories of a bike. It is deemed as necessary in which it provides safe secure as well as durable storage whether at home garage or on the road. Different types of bike racks serve different purposes. There are racks that are used for indoors outdoors and travelling use. These different types of racks were created for different types of people.
If you opt for a towing hitch mount bike rack the kind that allow you to transport bikes and tow at the same time be aware of the maximum tow weight (normally from 2000 to 3500 pounds). Some of the towing hitch mount bike racks come with a tow bar attached but you can still only tow small loads such as small trailers or boats. With the exception of the fixed frame rack most of the hitch mount bike racks fold or tilt for ease of access to the rear of the vehicle or for parking. Racks that fold down do not allow easy access to the vehicles rear cargo area but are convenient for parking.
Try to buy one that is already assembled. It makes the job of mounting it on the trunk a whole lot easier. The down side is that some people do complain that its easy for bikes to get stolen - and have had this happen! This is because the trunk mount is so easy to install and remove that a bicycle robber (if there is such a thing) will be able to get their dirty hands on your precious baby in no time. So if theft is an issue then the trunk mount bike rack might not be the answer. Also each maker is best suited to certain cars. You will have to check this out with the maker or in the fine print section when shopping online.