Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
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.
Sometimes companies will release codes that if you enter then in when making an online purchase you will get your product for a reduced price. When looking for bike racks for cars you will need to think about how often you will plan on using it. If you plan on using it a lot a more permanent rack might be a better solution. If your use will be infrequent a removable trunk rack might be the best solution. You will also need to consider how many bicycles you want to transport most trunk mounted bike racks will only hold two or three bikes. Do you want to be able to use the rack on several different vehicles or will the rack be used on one vehicle only? If the answer is more than one vehicle the trunk mounted rack is probably the best option because of the ease of taking it on and off a vehicle.
Price is always an issue when deciding what rack to buy trunk mounted rack tend to be the least expensive ranging in price from about $40 to $300 depending on the quality and options you choose. Most of the good quality racks are priced at $75 and above. Often after a ride I stop somewhere to get something to eat usually with the my fellow riders and when I leave my bike on the rack I want to know its secure. I spent a lot of money on my bicycle and cannot afford to easily replace it. Trunk mounted racks are held onto the vehicle with straps that are not to difficult to cut and security is more difficult.