Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
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.
Bike racks are used for the protection of both the bike and the vehicle. A roof mounted bike rack is frequently used and it is ideal for carrying bikes in cars trucks and other similar vehicles. A roof bike rack can hold up to four bikes at a time. Some roof mounted bike racks come clamped with a camper roof and are used as a conventional roof rack for sports vehicles. Rear hitch-mount racks are another commonly used type. Rear hitch-mount racks better known as receiver hitch racks can carry up to five bikes. To carry one or two bikes rear ball-hitch mount racks are ideal.
In Australia this means bicycle racks must at least meet the parking device guidelines established by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3. Here are some guidelines to help you select a bike rack that cyclists will use. What to look for... Bicycle racks should attract cyclists and by design should encourage use. * Security - racks must allow the bike frame and wheel(s) to be locked securely. * Protection - racks must support the bicycle frame and not hold the wheel. * Most racks are misused to some degree. Look for racks which provide the same opportunity for security whether the bike is on the end or middle of the rack.