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.
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.
There are many other types of storage options that will work effectively and securely that will enable you to store your bike in a space that is small or large. Other types of Indoor Bicycle Storage include: • Free standing floor • Ceiling to floor tension bicycle storage • Wall mounted bike storage • Vertical storage for your bicycle • Wall hooks If you live in a small space and you own a bicycle you obviously will want to have a good and secure way to store your bike. You will also need a way to store your bike that will not take up a lot of room. If you have some wall space you will be able to mount your bike on a wall with a wall hook or a wall mounted rack.