Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Eglantine Laboissonniere
Yakima and Thule bike racks are among the top brands in car bicycle rack carriers. Swagman Saris and Softride are some notable others. But when cyclists start searching for car racks theyll start with the two biggest brands in the industry. A great reason to check out the models offered by brands like Thule and Yakima are that they make all types of bicycle racks for every situation. Knowing what to expect in a car rack and the features to look for when comparing different models is important. Researching and being up to date with the different options available is critical to choosing the best bike carrier.
If you only have a small floor space to put your bike there are great freestanding bike racks that can hold 1-6 bikes. This is a stand-alone rack that has however many mounts that you need. Floor bike racks will take up a slightly larger area but there are some that are collapsible. Its up to you how much space you think you will have to store your bike and whether or not you will be able to store it on the wall or the floor. Bicycle storage racks for the home are many and there are other things to consider for example; how easy the bike rack is to assemble or mount. The freestanding floor bike rack is easy to assemble and is easy to move if necessary.
In some circumstances cars have integrated crossbars fitted to start with. There are many manufacturers of this type of device but the most popular brands are Thule and Yakima. These type of racks can provide storage for up to five bikes and allow access to the cars boot or hatch. This way of transporting bikes can help protect them from getting scratched or clipping other cars or signposts however it is important to remember that your car has the extra height on top. Additionally it is sometimes a struggle to fit bikes onto the racks especially with bigger vehicles such as SUVs and people carriers.