Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
As such there are a lot of models out there that choosing one is sometimes confusing so to make it easy here are the things that you need to think about when purchasing racks for your bikes for your vehicle: The number of bicycles you are bringing with you need careful consideration since in the future you want to bring company along on your bike trails. The regular number of bikes that racks can carry is up to four bikes but if youre bringing more than that you may need to buy another rack to accommodate the extra number of bikes. Of course you must also consider that your vehicle can still accommodate the extra rack youre going to mount.
Most of these hitch bike racks can hold a single cycle to up to four bikes. Minor assembly is required on various models. If you have a hitch-mount on your vehicle and need to carry several bikes then a sturdy hitch-mounted rack by Allen may be the way to go. For vehicles like jeeps and SUVs Allen Sports makes special bike carriers that are spare tire mounted. The good thing with these is that your bike is carried quite high. This increases its distance from the road and exhaust pipe. This is a good thing. As with the others these come assembled which is nice.
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.