Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
The idea is to safely carry your bikes without at the same time doing any damage to the body of your vehicle. Of all the methods available for bike transport by far the easiest to use and least expensive are the hitch mounted bike racks. These carriers fit on or in the trailer hitch of your vehicle and are a snap to install or remove. Most are heavy duty steel construction making them durable to withstand many long road trips. Bike Rack Basics Hitch mounted bike carriers fit on the trailer hitch of your vehicle either the hitch receiver or the ball affixed to the bumper.
This is because the carrier is designed for general frames and not for ladies bikes kids bikes a tandem and so on. Be sure to ensure that your bike frame and size will be best suited to the rack you choose. 3. Choose a bigger rather than a smaller rack Bikers get so into their riding that they often rope the whole family in. So if you are planning on only getting a bicycle carrier for one or two bikes maybe think of getting one for 3 bicycles. They are not that much more expensive and you will most likely find yourself inviting a friend or family member along because you have the extra space for friends.
If you have a hatch back but want a hitch mount bike rack because of the reason that you need access to the trunk then all you need to do is get a hitch receiver fitted. Before you rush out and buy a hitch receiver make sure you know how many inches it should be so that your rack fits it. Also be sure to get the hitch mount bike rack that is as swing away type or can be lowered. Some models are fixed so you wont be able to open your trunk anyway! 2. What Type of Bike Do You Have? 4 bike rack will carry 3 bikes comfortably but you often find the 4th will only just squeeze in if not at all.