Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
If you have more than one type of bike to tow the best choice for transport is the tray hitch mount rack which accommodates all types of bikes and can carry up to four safely. Look for locking features in the bike rack you buy. Most will have a method of locking the bikes in place and also a pin for locking the rack securely to the trailer hitch. You will also want to consider a rack with anti-vibration technology to prevent your bikes from banging together on bumpy roads or worse bumping against your vehicle and damaging the finish. Hitch mounted bike racks are the least expensive way to carry your expensive bikes.
Roof rack your bike shop out of the way but it makes the bike a little difficult to store and retrieve forcing you to reach above your vehicle or climb on top to secure the bike. Especially if you travel with a family who has similar hobbies besides it does not arise concerns cannot leave room for passengers in the vehicle. Hitch rack that can hold up to four bikes still require trailer hitch for mounting the good news of this object is made of durable metal construction. You must be confused with racks there are many to choose from; surely you must choose the most suitable pump adjusted to the type of vehicle.
Specifically I purchased the Thule Spare Me bike rack. It attaches with a plate that goes behind the spare tire and has a threaded square tube that holds the rack in place. Then a lockable bolt tightens the rack against the tire and keeps it from falling off the end. The rack also folds down when not in use to keep it out of the way. I have been satisfied the this bike rack since I purchased it a few years back. I have no complaints it has served its purpose and it does exactly what it is supposed to. But I wish I had bought a receiver hitch bike rack. I already had a receiver hitch on my Jeep and the spare me bike rack adds extra weight to the spare tire that was not designed to support extra weight. I must note I havent seen any problems with the spare tire on my truck but Im still a little concerned.