Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Placing and removing your bike from a roof mounted rack can also be a hassle. • Rear Door or Trunk. This type of rack is easy to use and is likewise cheap. You can easily attach the rack to your car with hooks and straps. It can also be easily detached when not in use. These racks are not so durable though because they are usually only attached by fabric straps plastic and less durable metals pieces. Compared to the more permanent racks attached to the roof rear door or trunk racks are more prone to damaging the bike or even losing the bike. Shopping Around Just like purchasing stainless steel bollards and all your other purchases you need to shop around for the best deals. With all your requirements on hand you will be able to easily search for the right product to carry your bike on your car.
This allows for maximum vehicle clearance once mounted on the vehicle. The setup is easy as most come pre-assembled and made to be used one way so you will never get it wrong. For rack carrier models that can carry multiple bikes there are usually separate tie downs for each bicycle for better reliability and security. Another popular type of Allen bike rack is the hitch mount models. These like the trunk models have individual tie-downs for racks that carry several bikes. The design of the rack arm is such that it can be folded out of the way when not in use. This is a very convenient feature.
For those who do not want to put racks on the top of their cars you would probably be better off going with this one. This type of rack is really easy to put on and take off your car. This is one of the reasons why it is such a popular rack. Spare Tire Mounts If you are hauling one or two bikes the spare tire mounts are great. They cost less and are less of a hassle to use. You basically connect straps to your spare tire and strap the bikes on. This will keep you from doing any high lifting but if you have more than two bikes this one wont work for you. These type of rack are designed for SUVs because you need a spare tire to mount it to.