Bike Rack / July 19, 2018 / Belda Beaudoin
If you do have to get a trunk style bike rack then choose one that doesnt rest on the back bumper. That will help you out a lot. A good friend of mine recently bought a new bike rack for his car only to find that it didnt fit the car very well and it wasnt very sturdy. So if you are looking for information on bike racks for cars then make sure that you do your homework first before wasting the time and money on a model thats not suited to you or your car. There are three types of bike racks for cars and within these there are many models that are suited to either a hatch backs minivans SUVs a vehicle with a spare tire and so on.
If you have a hatch back but want a hitch mount bike rack because of the reason that you need access to the trunk then all you need to do is get a hitch receiver fitted. Before you rush out and buy a hitch receiver make sure you know how many inches it should be so that your rack fits it. Also be sure to get the hitch mount bike rack that is as swing away type or can be lowered. Some models are fixed so you wont be able to open your trunk anyway! 2. What Type of Bike Do You Have? 4 bike rack will carry 3 bikes comfortably but you often find the 4th will only just squeeze in if not at all.
If a car can fit roof racks then your car will be able to carry a bike. Personally I dont like this option because of the wind resistance and the amount of gas my car chews when going on a long trip. I also find the bikes are more exposed to rain insects dirt and dust and are more protected behind the car. But if you are concerned that the other types of bike racks will not fit your car or indeed cannot then the roof top is still an option. 2. Trunk Mount Bike Rack These guys are really useful for people with cars (and not an SUV or truck). They fit on the trunk with straps and steel frames.