Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Eglantine Laboissonniere
Receiver type racks range in dimensions from 1.25 inch to 2 inch sizes. In the event that you already have a receiver on your car or truck you ought to measure the opening just before purchase although many racks can be modified to suit both dimensions. Should you plan on hauling over 2 bicycles you need to choose to install the 2" receiver trailer hitch. The 2" receiver can easily handle up to 5 bikes while the 1.25" receiver ought not exceed two bikes. You may also choose a towing hitch mount bike rack this type enables you to hold bicycles but also tow small trailers or boats at the same time. Be aware that there are tow weight limits with these versions usually 2000 to 3500 lbs.
Usually only top brands produce such cars (and racks). Usually roof racks are mostly used for mounting mountain bikes. The advantages of having a roof rack is that there is minimal movement when the bikes are mounted. This setup is ideal if the terrain is uneven. The bikes are so secure that you wont have to worry them falling off as your vehicle goes over bump after bump. The downside of this rack is that the height of your vehicle increases drastically. In other words you have to watch what is on top of the car as you drive. In many cities car parks have got height limits and the car wont be able to go through. Therefore if you own a road bike a rear rack would appear more practical. Although there is some vibration such racks are secure enough for normal road usage. Just dont try to drive your clean and beautiful family saloon into the mud. You can choose from one of three options for the best bike racks for sedans.
Thats how handy a bicycle rack for cars really is. Not only that they are easy to assemble and mount to the back of your car. If the whole familys into biking then I suggest you try the Yakima Doubledown 5-bike Hitch Mount Rack model. It is sturdy enough to carry 5 bikes while at the same time it allows you to load and unload the rear of your vehicle without having to dismount your bikes. It is even a neat way to declutter your garage from all the bikes lying around. For those with fewer bikes you can opt for the Yakima Doubledown 2-bike Yakima Quickback 3-bike or the Yakima Bighorn 4-bike Rack models.