Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Available in a variety of mounting designs bike racks provide a wide range of features to meet the needs of any individual. Easy-to-assemble bike racks offer high security. They provide safe and convenient bicycle parking. Types of bike racks include roof bike racks tow ball mounting racks trunk racks spare tire mount racks and more. They can be constructed out of high-quality steel iron aluminum or plastic. The cost of bike racks depends on the material used. Today a number of companies are manufacturing inexpensive bike racks. Most of the bike racks available on the market today are easy to use.
Price is always an issue when deciding what rack to buy trunk mounted rack tend to be the least expensive ranging in price from about $40 to $300 depending on the quality and options you choose. Most of the good quality racks are priced at $75 and above. Often after a ride I stop somewhere to get something to eat usually with the my fellow riders and when I leave my bike on the rack I want to know its secure. I spent a lot of money on my bicycle and cannot afford to easily replace it. Trunk mounted racks are held onto the vehicle with straps that are not to difficult to cut and security is more difficult.
The biggest downside is that it does make it difficult to get inside the rear of the vehicle unless you have one if the cool new swing away styles. Trunk Mounted Bike Rack A rack mounted on the trunk can be a great choice for short trips. These are the least expensive of the bicycle rack types. The bike is protected from flying debris and that is always a plus. This is a great choice for those that do not want to transport their bike on the roof and do not have a hitch. The negatives for this type of a rack is that the bike is not very firmly secured and will bounce quite a bit.