Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Belda Beaudoin
Bikes are often very close together and the use of foam pipe-insulator as a protective wrap is recommended. Bikes must be securely strapped to prevent bounce and access to the boot is often completely cut off. Sports car interior: You can get brackets to ensure your bike doesnt shift around when carrying it inside your vehicle and presuming you have enough room this is a cheaper and safer option (less chances of thieves getting their hands on the bikes). Roof mounted racks: A secure position which will carry at least 4 bikes and can take many more depending on your vehicle.
In Australia this means bicycle racks must at least meet the parking device guidelines established by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3. Here are some guidelines to help you select a bike rack that cyclists will use. What to look for... Bicycle racks should attract cyclists and by design should encourage use. * Security - racks must allow the bike frame and wheel(s) to be locked securely. * Protection - racks must support the bicycle frame and not hold the wheel. * Most racks are misused to some degree. Look for racks which provide the same opportunity for security whether the bike is on the end or middle of the rack.
Price is always an issue when deciding what rack to buy trunk mounted rack tend to be the least expensive ranging in price from about $40 to $300 depending on the quality and options you choose. Most of the good quality racks are priced at $75 and above. Often after a ride I stop somewhere to get something to eat usually with the my fellow riders and when I leave my bike on the rack I want to know its secure. I spent a lot of money on my bicycle and cannot afford to easily replace it. Trunk mounted racks are held onto the vehicle with straps that are not to difficult to cut and security is more difficult.