Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
The three main types into which the bike racks generally fall are the strap-on trunk rack hitch mount rack and the roof rack. Each of these categories of bicycle racks has their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages for the users. Some of the bike racks have specific modifications to make them suitable for use inside SUVs or other such cars of greater dimensions. The strap-on racks are among the least expensive among such racks and fit for attachment to the back bumper of the car. However these bike racks have the greatest probability of causing damage to both the vehicles and the bikes compared to other types of racks.
Is there a possibility that this bike rack will be used on more than one vehicle? How hard is it going to be to switch the rack from vehicle to vehicle? • Is your bike specialized in such a way that it is either oddly shaped such as tandem? A hitch rack would not be recommended here. • Consider whether or not the vehicle with which youll be transporting your bike is leased or owned outright by you. In case any damage occurs which hopefully will not if you choose the right rack you will be responsible for the repair costs on a leased vehicle. Score another point for hitch mounted. • Realistically determine whether or not you can lift your bicycle with one hand and how high you can lift it by yourself. Hitch mounted bike racks are easiest.
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.