Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Corette Jolicoeur
Why A Yakima Bicycle Carrier? OK I know there are a lot of bike racks available in the market and it is sometimes mind boggling to decide which one to buy. Let me help you by telling you the pros and cons of a Yakima Bike Rack: Cons You have to mount it yourself Less flexible with the 5-bike option Bulky The Pros however far out weighs the Cons namely: Durable with a very sturdy frame Easy to install Easy on your paint Secures the bicycles firmly. Backed with a lifetime warranty Having pointed out the advantages and disadvantages I truly believe that a Yakima bicycle rack is a very good investment for cycling lovers because it is not only safe for your bikes but it also makes transporting it a breeze.
Usually only top brands produce such cars (and racks). Usually roof racks are mostly used for mounting mountain bikes. The advantages of having a roof rack is that there is minimal movement when the bikes are mounted. This setup is ideal if the terrain is uneven. The bikes are so secure that you wont have to worry them falling off as your vehicle goes over bump after bump. The downside of this rack is that the height of your vehicle increases drastically. In other words you have to watch what is on top of the car as you drive. In many cities car parks have got height limits and the car wont be able to go through. Therefore if you own a road bike a rear rack would appear more practical. Although there is some vibration such racks are secure enough for normal road usage. Just dont try to drive your clean and beautiful family saloon into the mud. You can choose from one of three options for the best bike racks for sedans.
Hitch Racks These type of racks simply slide onto a cars hitch and there are two main types of model. The cheaper models hang the bikes from a couple of arms whereas the more expensive versions use rattle free mounts not unlike roof rack styles. The hitch rack is a convenient method of transporting bikes. There is very little lifting involved the racks can be fitted or removed quickly and easily and the bikes have no contact with the cars paint work. They are capable of transporting most types of bike and can hold as many as four bikes at once. The drawbacks of using these models include risk of damage from high curbs restricted access to boot space more difficult parking and rattling can occur when carrying more than one bike.