Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Plain and simple it will cost you more in gas to transport your bike on the roof vs. at the rear of the car. Trunk Mount Bike Racks Trunk mounted bike racks can be great for short trips. They make transporting your bike quick and easy. There are many new designs out there today that allow you to attach and detach your bike quickly. Your bike transported at the rear of the car is also protected from debris that can hit and damage a bike on the roof. On the negative side is the obvious-you lose access to your trunk or rear entry area of your vehicle. Thats why these types of bike carriers are recommended for short trips.
Racks should be built from heavy duty weather & tamper resistant materials. * Attractive designs encourage property owners to install secure parking facilities. What to avoid...These are the main reasons why cyclists will not use some racks:* Damage - If a parking device can damage a bike it wont be used. Some racks so-called wheel benders can damage the wheels or frame of a bike. If a rack will bend a wheel it wont be used.* Security - As many bicycles have quick release front wheels security of the wheel and frame is essential. Do not buy a rack which does not allow for both the wheel and frame to be locked with a U lock.
It is necessary to remove the rack when not required and keep it safely to protect it from being stolen. You can also opt for including some bungee cords to your bike rack. It will provide you extra protection and make you relaxed while using it. If you are purchasing bike racks for your car you should opt for the best one depending on its usage and select the appropriate one which fulfills these requirements. You have to also take into consideration some important factors such as the total number of bikes that you are planning to take using the rack. Next important factor is to consider your budget.