Bike Carrier / July 20, 2018 / Garland Montminy
Is there a possibility that this bike rack will be used on more than one vehicle? How hard is it going to be to switch the rack from vehicle to vehicle? • Is your bike specialized in such a way that it is either oddly shaped such as tandem? A hitch rack would not be recommended here. • Consider whether or not the vehicle with which youll be transporting your bike is leased or owned outright by you. In case any damage occurs which hopefully will not if you choose the right rack you will be responsible for the repair costs on a leased vehicle. Score another point for hitch mounted. • Realistically determine whether or not you can lift your bicycle with one hand and how high you can lift it by yourself. Hitch mounted bike racks are easiest.
Receiver type racks range in dimensions from 1.25 inch to 2 inch sizes. In the event that you already have a receiver on your car or truck you ought to measure the opening just before purchase although many racks can be modified to suit both dimensions. Should you plan on hauling over 2 bicycles you need to choose to install the 2" receiver trailer hitch. The 2" receiver can easily handle up to 5 bikes while the 1.25" receiver ought not exceed two bikes. You may also choose a towing hitch mount bike rack this type enables you to hold bicycles but also tow small trailers or boats at the same time. Be aware that there are tow weight limits with these versions usually 2000 to 3500 lbs.
But some choices make more sense than others depending on the type of car one drives. For cyclists that own normal sedans and coupes a roof bike rack may be the best way to go for transporting bicycles to and from rides. There are so many bicycle storage options available on the market today that finding the right one to use is pretty simple. There are many bike racks for the home which are available as you will see. There are certain bicycle storage racks that you are able to have in your home garage or apartment that you can use such as a tension-loaded rack from the floor to the ceiling.