Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Corette Jolicoeur
This allows for maximum vehicle clearance once mounted on the vehicle. The setup is easy as most come pre-assembled and made to be used one way so you will never get it wrong. For rack carrier models that can carry multiple bikes there are usually separate tie downs for each bicycle for better reliability and security. Another popular type of Allen bike rack is the hitch mount models. These like the trunk models have individual tie-downs for racks that carry several bikes. The design of the rack arm is such that it can be folded out of the way when not in use. This is a very convenient feature.
Also getting replacement parts for their products will be easier as they have a better ability to keep producing parts for older models due to the size of their manufacturing operations. All these things should be factored into the purchase price of a bike carrying product. Whether considering a trunk hitch roof or even truck bed bike rack Thule and Yakima will make many models within each of these categories. This is another reason to consider top brands before venturing out to value brands and cheap products available for sale. The old saying you get what you pay for often times is true in the cycling industry.
Hitch Racks These type of racks simply slide onto a cars hitch and there are two main types of model. The cheaper models hang the bikes from a couple of arms whereas the more expensive versions use rattle free mounts not unlike roof rack styles. The hitch rack is a convenient method of transporting bikes. There is very little lifting involved the racks can be fitted or removed quickly and easily and the bikes have no contact with the cars paint work. They are capable of transporting most types of bike and can hold as many as four bikes at once. The drawbacks of using these models include risk of damage from high curbs restricted access to boot space more difficult parking and rattling can occur when carrying more than one bike.