Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Usually you can select from the three types of bicycle storage for your car such as the hitch rack truck mounted rack and the roof rack. You can use the roof bike racks if you do not want to hinder the trunk and rear area of the car. This is commonly used by serious cyclist. However if you are transporting your bicycle in short trips you can use the truck mount racks. It facilitates easy and quick transport of your bicycle. The advantage of this bike racks is that it can be easily mounted and detached as well as protect your bike from debris. If you do not have any idea about choosing bike racks you can browse over the internet or read magazines books and manuals.
Boot Clips Racks These bike racks work by fastening straps around the edge of a cars boot or bumper. Two arms attach to the bike underneath the top tube and straps or bungees hold the bike in place. Although the initial installation is quite tedious due to adjusting strap lengths they can then be used in just a couple of minutes. These models require very little lifting are suitable for nearly any bike and is the cheapest style of bike rack. Like hitch racks these models impair boot access are vulnerable to high curbs and make it more difficult to fit into parking spaces.
Roof Racks They also make roof bike racks for cars. If you have more than two bikes to carry and are going on a long trip you may want to consider getting the bike racks for the roof. These usually come with hooks and a strap allowing you the ability to strap your bikes down before you travel. The hooks lock through the tires to hold it in place and the straps go around the back wheels. It just all depends on the type you get. There are many different styles when it comes to bike racks for cars. Bikes are good to carry on vacation especially if you are going to a campground or somewhere that has bike trails.