Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
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.
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.
You can overcome this problem by taking off the front wheel but I am sure that you are already limited with space and the reason for getting a bike rack is to free up space in the car. The Hitch Mount Bike Rack The one way to avoid these two problems is to look into getting a hitch mount. You would have to go over to your local tow-hitch service center or garage and get a quote for a two-inch receiver to be fitted. Why would this hitch mount rack be more recommended than the trunk mount? Well first of all the fact that the bikes will be mounted on a bar which is free from the car means that you will have access to the trunk without having to take off the bicycles. Secondly the bikes are a lot safer because you can lock them to a bike rack and lock the rack to the hitch-receiver. Lastly bikes tend to be more stable and travel well on this type of rack. So it looks like the trunk and hitch mount racks come out tops. If you are concerned about security of your bikes and want to have quick access to the trunk then you can see which one is your best option already. Be sure to check reviews from people who have bought and used the rack.