Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Dielle Tachel
Bike racks are an essential accessory for allowing riders to easily transport their bikes by car without needing to dismantle them or purchase a trailer. They are available in various designs and price ranges each with advantages and disadvantages. Below are a summary of the three main styles of rack along with their pros and cons...Roof Rack These type of bike racks securely attach bikes to the roof of a car via a mount. There are different designs available; some require the front wheel of the bike to be removed whereas others can be clamped directly to the bike frame. These racks can usually be attached to a standard roof rack load bars or cross bars attached to a car.
This piece of mind is great for stopping during a trip to the mountain trails or back home. Other bike racks for cars may not be the best fit for passenger vehicles like sedans. Most cars like these wont have a hitch to mount a bike carrier on. Spare tire and truck racks would also be out of the question. Trunk racks are the other options. These are better for weekend riders as they can come off easily during the work week. But for the serious rider that rides daily after work or even during lunch breaks a roof rack is the proper choice. There are so many options when it comes to bicycle carriers these days.
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.