Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
The most important consideration in choosing a bike rack is the safety of your bike car and you. If you are not using the right bike rack you stand the risk of scratching your car damaging your bike and worst be involved in a car mishap. A bike rack will secure your bike in your vehicle similarly as stainless steel bollards will secure your car in a parking lot. The Load to Carry Cycle racks are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. A popular size can carry one or more bikes. First thing you need to do is to determine the number of bikes you will need to carry on the rack.
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.
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.