Bike Carrier / July 27, 2018 / Corette Jolicoeur.
The next consideration is the type of bike racks for cars that you will want to get for yourself. Simply put there are 3 types of racks those that you can attach to the trunk of your car those that you can mount on the roof and those that you can simply attach to the trailer hitch of your car. The first type the kind that you strap on to the trunk of your car is great if yours is a small car or if your garage and the parking lot at the office or your apartment building has low ceilings. This prevents your bike from getting damaged. Another plus factor for this type of rack is the fact that they can be easily mounted on the trunk or on the rear door of your vehicle however what you may not like is the fact that it hinders access to your trunk.
This should help you determine if a hitch mounted bike rack best suites your needs: • Is there a type of activity or sport in which you engage that might make one type of bike rack more cost effective or useful than another type? • How many times a year will you use your bike rack? • Does the vehicle with which you will transport your bike have its spare tire mounted on the back of the vehicle? If so this may interfere with hitch mounted racks. • Will you be transporting more than one bicycle? • Is there an existing utility rack which is roof-mounted or do you have an existing tow hitch? Find out the load capacity of each.
These are typically easier to install and use as they simply hook up to the back of your car. The only real downside to using these is that you dont have easy access to your trunk. With a rack for your bike installed on your car youll find a world of new possibilities and activities open up for you and your family. However if you plan on taking your family or friends with you be sure to install a rack thats able to carry enough bikes. This shouldnt be a problem though as most bike racks can hold up 4 bikes. There are many top brand names in bike racks for cars trucks and suvs.
Roof mounted carriers can be perfect for SUVs that already have crossbars fitted to the roof of such vehicles. They allow the users to set the bike upon the roof of the vehicle and for significantly less cost if racks already exist on the roof of the SUV. Larger SUVs can hold even seven bikes with the help of this installation. Hitch-mounted racks usually cost more than most other racks but are available in a range of sizes to fit securely with vehicles of different dimensions including various models of SUVs. There is quite a large selection of bike racks in the market and choosing the right one for your car can be quite a challenge.