Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
You also need to determine the amount of load the mounting gears and load bars can carry. Add the weight of the bike or bikes and the rack to determine if they are within the carrying capacity of the gears and bars. The Attachment Type Which part of the car you intend to attach the cycle rack is also a prime consideration in your choice. Cycle racks can be attached on your car by means of: • Roof. This provides the benefit of the rack being out of your way. Bike racks attached to the roof will not hamper your line of vision while driving. It will also not block access to the cars trunk. A bike rack mounted on the roof of the car though needs to be installed by a professional.
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.
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.