Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Corette Jolicoeur
What youll be left with will be a great bike rack that will satisfy your demands for aesthetics. Load - Are you likely to need to carry more bikes in the future? If your family is going to grow or youre likely to get friends involved in biking and will need to transport more than you do presently be sure to select a model with a flexible carry-load. Durability - Spend money based on how long you want it to last quality racks will last years but if you only want it for a few one-off trips then buy in the lower price-range. Vehicle-rear racks: The most common form of rack used you can normally carry about 3 bikes and the rack is attached using straps and metal hooks.
Products that have been hot-dipped galvanised post fabrication offer the most durable galvanised finish. Avoid pre-galvanised tube unless using strictly in undercover/underground areas. Stainless steel - Attractive and expensive. Well suited for plazas and for buildings with stainless accessories. Ask for high quality Grade 316 or 304 Stainless Steel. The addition of an electropolish finish increases the shine and adds additional protection. Conclusions * Dont waste your money. Be aware of capacity claims and avoid racks which are misused. * Do not buy products which hold (pinch) wheels.
Also drivers have been known to forget the bike is on top of their vehicle and they damage the bike when they drive into low ceiling areas like car ports or garages. Hitch Bike Rack The hitch rack is very convenient but you must have a hitch or at least a receiver for one. If you do this can be a good choice. Some versions are fixed and mount solidly against the back of the vehicle so the bike is secure. There are other versions available that allow the bike to swing away so the rear of the vehicle can be accessed. Many people like this type of a bike rack because the bicycle is protected from flying debris.