Cycle Rack / July 20, 2018 / Dielle Tachel
Finishes and Materials Most good bike racks today are available in a variety of finishes. Paint - Racks that are painted chip and rust. Stay clear. Colour coatings - High density colour powder coatings can produce an attractive colourful product that is scratch and corrosion resistant. Colour powder coatings applied directly to a steel frame will rust while colour powder coatings on a galvanised frame will chip very easily. If you want a colour finish ask for powder coatings on a zinc electroplated frame. Not recommended for areas within 2km from salt water. Galvanised steel - Virtually maintenance free and weather resistant.
Buy products which permit the bike frame and wheel(s) of the bike to be locked. * Locate racks where the cyclists will go - not where you might like them to go. * Avoid racks that have a low profile or could cause a hazard to pedestrians. * Buy only quality products. Using bike racks is a safe way to prevent your bike from being stolen. Bike racks are devices to which a bicycle can be attached in order to prevent theft. Bike racks can be attached to any automobile such as a car truck trolley or bus for transporting bicycles. Usually bike racks are found on the fronts of buses and trolleys.
Roof mount rack is generally opted for as it can be easily attached to the truck and use the straps which will hold your bikes firmly on your truck. However you should also use some extra accessories along with the rack so that you can take the bikes safely across. Some racks have advanced safety features which will help you to lock the bikes on your truck and take it. Some important aspects to be considered while purchasing the best rack for your truck are mentioned below: The size of the rack which suits your requirements The model of your truck Number of bikes that you would like to carry on your truck Budget Any additional accessories required to take your bikes safely Check out whether the rack that you have selected would properly fit on you truck Type of rack suitable to your needs Opt for the rack that is easy to install and remove Bike racks are extremely important for taking your bikes along with you.