Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Ease of use quality of construction and price is taken into consideration to offer the consumer the best possible value. Bell makes some of the best helmets in the industry so protection and safety is always on their mind. This can be seen in their bicycle rack products as well. The straps on the hitch racks are just as tight as other models as well as the build quality of the hooks and tie downs that are employed. For those searching for an alternative to other pricey bicycle carrier racks for automobiles Double and Triple models of the trunk mount racks may be just the right choice.
There are a few different ways that bike rack companies employ to mount your bike to the rack. Some have handles that the bicycle will rest on then a strap or securing mechanism to keep the bike attached and safe while the car is in motion. Other racks have bars that attach to the wheels or different parts of the frame to minimize and possible damage to your bike frame. Additionally for bikes with unconventional frames you may have to get an adapter to be able to mount your bike on trunk mount bike racks that are made for standard sized bicycles. As you can see to find the perfect rear trunk bike rack its not as easy as finding one in your price range.
Specifically I purchased the Thule Spare Me bike rack. It attaches with a plate that goes behind the spare tire and has a threaded square tube that holds the rack in place. Then a lockable bolt tightens the rack against the tire and keeps it from falling off the end. The rack also folds down when not in use to keep it out of the way. I have been satisfied the this bike rack since I purchased it a few years back. I have no complaints it has served its purpose and it does exactly what it is supposed to. But I wish I had bought a receiver hitch bike rack. I already had a receiver hitch on my Jeep and the spare me bike rack adds extra weight to the spare tire that was not designed to support extra weight. I must note I havent seen any problems with the spare tire on my truck but Im still a little concerned.