Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
There are basically 4 types of bicycle racks available today. Here they are: Roof Mounted Bike Racks Roof mounted bike racks are a popular choice for bike storage and transportation today. The bike is conveniently situated on the roof of the car or SUV and the back of the vehicle is left easy to access. If you have a roof rack already mounted on your vehicle it makes this a much easier choice. However there are some versions that work without a car roof rack. The downside to a rack on the roof is that it exposes the bicycle to the elements. Flying rocks and debris can hit the bike and cause damage.
Research online and find out information about the different types of racks that are available and the racks which are best for trucks. You can also get reviews and feedbacks online of the different racks. You can also opt for building your rack for your truck. It is very simple process and you can easily install it on your vehicle. It is less expensive than the racks which are available in the market. You can also easily remove it after use and safely keep it. Opt for rack which can be easily attached to your vehicle and can take your bikes without causing any damage to your truck as well as your bike.
Also drivers have been known to forget the bike is on top of their vehicle and they damage the bike when they drive into low ceiling areas like car ports or garages. Hitch Bike Rack The hitch rack is very convenient but you must have a hitch or at least a receiver for one. If you do this can be a good choice. Some versions are fixed and mount solidly against the back of the vehicle so the bike is secure. There are other versions available that allow the bike to swing away so the rear of the vehicle can be accessed. Many people like this type of a bike rack because the bicycle is protected from flying debris.