Cycle Rack / July 19, 2018 / Dielle Tachel
There are metal cables on the market that help secure the bike to the vehicle but they will only be of use if there is a place on the vehicle where the cable can attach. The Saris Bones 3 is an exception b/c it is secured to the vehicle with metal strapes. When deciding which bike racks for cars will work best for you consider how high you can lift a bike by yourself and then hold it in position with one hand while securing the bike to the rack with the other hand. A rack on top of an SUV can be quite a reach especially if your bike is a heavier model like a full suspension mountain bike.
The best bike rack as you will find will incorporate both refined security features and an innovative design. Taking a close look at the available styles and specifications available in todays bike racks can quickly lead you by process of elimination to the rack that achieves the greatest balance between security and style. Youll also find racks that accommodate certain environments better than others. Such considerations will become fairly obvious of course as you become more aware of the rack-types available then making a simple common-sense decision. With a little bit of solid research a clear winner will surely begin to emerge.
Other notable styles are the truck bed racks and spare tire mount versions that can also be used to mount 2 bikes or even 3 bicycles depending on the model. These are specialized bike carriers that work best for pick up trucks and vehicles like jeeps with a spare tire mounted on the rear. The type that works best will first depend on the preferred mounting position. After that think about capacity. Then factor in price and style to make your final decision on the best 2 bike and 3 bike rack carriers for your car truck or suv. Bike racks of various sizes and shapes are available for taking bikes on your truck.