Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Eglantine Laboissonniere
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.
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.
You can overcome this problem by taking off the front wheel but I am sure that you are already limited with space and the reason for getting a bike rack is to free up space in the car. The Hitch Mount Bike Rack The one way to avoid these two problems is to look into getting a hitch mount. You would have to go over to your local tow-hitch service center or garage and get a quote for a two-inch receiver to be fitted. Why would this hitch mount rack be more recommended than the trunk mount? Well first of all the fact that the bikes will be mounted on a bar which is free from the car means that you will have access to the trunk without having to take off the bicycles. Secondly the bikes are a lot safer because you can lock them to a bike rack and lock the rack to the hitch-receiver. Lastly bikes tend to be more stable and travel well on this type of rack. So it looks like the trunk and hitch mount racks come out tops. If you are concerned about security of your bikes and want to have quick access to the trunk then you can see which one is your best option already. Be sure to check reviews from people who have bought and used the rack.