Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
The biggest downside is that it does make it difficult to get inside the rear of the vehicle unless you have one if the cool new swing away styles. Trunk Mounted Bike Rack A rack mounted on the trunk can be a great choice for short trips. These are the least expensive of the bicycle rack types. The bike is protected from flying debris and that is always a plus. This is a great choice for those that do not want to transport their bike on the roof and do not have a hitch. The negatives for this type of a rack is that the bike is not very firmly secured and will bounce quite a bit.
The rack can also provide a surface for attaching a roof-box which can carry luggage sports equipment and your bikes under cover. This method of carrying can also prevent damage to the bikes with the upright clamped position. Youll pay slightly more for the benefits of this bike-rack and may have to use a small ladder to actually get your bikes off and on to the set-up. Hitch mount bike racks: Typically offer from two to five bike capacities. Some racks offer the ability to add additional bike capacity at a later time. Make sure you hitch is capable of supporting the weight of the bikes.
Buy products which permit the bike frame and wheel(s) of the bike to be locked. * Locate racks where the cyclists will go - not where you might like them to go. * Avoid racks that have a low profile or could cause a hazard to pedestrians. * Buy only quality products. Using bike racks is a safe way to prevent your bike from being stolen. Bike racks are devices to which a bicycle can be attached in order to prevent theft. Bike racks can be attached to any automobile such as a car truck trolley or bus for transporting bicycles. Usually bike racks are found on the fronts of buses and trolleys.