Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
The next consideration is the type of bike racks for cars that you will want to get for yourself. Simply put there are 3 types of racks those that you can attach to the trunk of your car those that you can mount on the roof and those that you can simply attach to the trailer hitch of your car. The first type the kind that you strap on to the trunk of your car is great if yours is a small car or if your garage and the parking lot at the office or your apartment building has low ceilings. This prevents your bike from getting damaged. Another plus factor for this type of rack is the fact that they can be easily mounted on the trunk or on the rear door of your vehicle however what you may not like is the fact that it hinders access to your trunk.
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.
If you only have a small floor space to put your bike there are great freestanding bike racks that can hold 1-6 bikes. This is a stand-alone rack that has however many mounts that you need. Floor bike racks will take up a slightly larger area but there are some that are collapsible. Its up to you how much space you think you will have to store your bike and whether or not you will be able to store it on the wall or the floor. Bicycle storage racks for the home are many and there are other things to consider for example; how easy the bike rack is to assemble or mount. The freestanding floor bike rack is easy to assemble and is easy to move if necessary.