Bike Carrier / July 19, 2018 / Dielle Tachel
Boot Clips Racks These bike racks work by fastening straps around the edge of a cars boot or bumper. Two arms attach to the bike underneath the top tube and straps or bungees hold the bike in place. Although the initial installation is quite tedious due to adjusting strap lengths they can then be used in just a couple of minutes. These models require very little lifting are suitable for nearly any bike and is the cheapest style of bike rack. Like hitch racks these models impair boot access are vulnerable to high curbs and make it more difficult to fit into parking spaces.
Failure to select the right bike rack can lead to possible safety hazards scratches on the vehicle and even damage or loss of the bike. Buyers need to take into account several other factors such as the height of the vehicle the shape of the frame of the bicycle importance of security to the buyer and the number of bikes they will be carrying on their vehicle. SUVs are larger and rounder than most other cars and need racks that are specifically for these models. Therefore buyers must consider from among the three main types of bicycle racks to decide upon the right bike rack for carrying bikes on their SUVs.
Bike racks are an essential accessory for allowing riders to easily transport their bikes by car without needing to dismantle them or purchase a trailer. They are available in various designs and price ranges each with advantages and disadvantages. Below are a summary of the three main styles of rack along with their pros and cons...Roof Rack These type of bike racks securely attach bikes to the roof of a car via a mount. There are different designs available; some require the front wheel of the bike to be removed whereas others can be clamped directly to the bike frame. These racks can usually be attached to a standard roof rack load bars or cross bars attached to a car.