Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Available at many Internet sites they can be purchased for prices starting as low as $90 and up to $300. Styles of Hitch Mounted Bike Racks Hanging: This is the most common type of hitch mounted bike rack and comes in a number of sizes to accommodate up to five bikes. They do not however accommodate non-standard bikes. Full Tray: In the full tray hitch mounted bike rack bike wheels rest on a tray; and this type will accommodate any type of bike and can carry multiple types at the same time. Most have a two bike capacity but a converter kit can be purchased to carry two additional bikes.
If a car can fit roof racks then your car will be able to carry a bike. Personally I dont like this option because of the wind resistance and the amount of gas my car chews when going on a long trip. I also find the bikes are more exposed to rain insects dirt and dust and are more protected behind the car. But if you are concerned that the other types of bike racks will not fit your car or indeed cannot then the roof top is still an option. 2. Trunk Mount Bike Rack These guys are really useful for people with cars (and not an SUV or truck). They fit on the trunk with straps and steel frames.
The Top Brands for Hitch Racks In the hitch bike rack world it seems to be dominated by three manufacturers: Thule Saris and Yakima. There are others but these three seem to be the quality innovators. Other companies that offer good choices for the price conscious shopper include: Swagman Softride Hollywood and Draftmaster. Speaking of innovation Yakima has a hitch rack that over comes a big problem that is the downside of a rear mounting system. Because these racks are at the back of the vehicle it can make it difficult to get into the rear of the vehicle with the rack in place.