Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Measure how tall your vehicle is from the ground to the top of the bikes and be aware of clearances that exceed this length. Bridges underpasses drive-throughs and garages may all potentially pose a problem. Another problem with the top-mounted bike racks is the difficulty of taking your bikes on and off. Compared to other types of mounts youll find these are more strenuous as you have to life all the bikes over your head to get them on or off. For some people this isnt a problem but if youre traveling with small children it can be difficult. The alternative to top-mounted bike racks are ones that connect to rear hitch.
Placing and removing your bike from a roof mounted rack can also be a hassle. • Rear Door or Trunk. This type of rack is easy to use and is likewise cheap. You can easily attach the rack to your car with hooks and straps. It can also be easily detached when not in use. These racks are not so durable though because they are usually only attached by fabric straps plastic and less durable metals pieces. Compared to the more permanent racks attached to the roof rear door or trunk racks are more prone to damaging the bike or even losing the bike. Shopping Around Just like purchasing stainless steel bollards and all your other purchases you need to shop around for the best deals. With all your requirements on hand you will be able to easily search for the right product to carry your bike on your car.
Thats how handy a bicycle rack for cars really is. Not only that they are easy to assemble and mount to the back of your car. If the whole familys into biking then I suggest you try the Yakima Doubledown 5-bike Hitch Mount Rack model. It is sturdy enough to carry 5 bikes while at the same time it allows you to load and unload the rear of your vehicle without having to dismount your bikes. It is even a neat way to declutter your garage from all the bikes lying around. For those with fewer bikes you can opt for the Yakima Doubledown 2-bike Yakima Quickback 3-bike or the Yakima Bighorn 4-bike Rack models.