Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
There are so many choices when it comes to purchasing bike racks for cars. Here are some helpful new ideas on how to pick a right bike rack at the best price available today. There are 3 types of bike racks for cars these days: the roof rack the trunk mounted rack (sometimes called strap racks) and the hitch rack. There are benefits and negatives to each. There are also ways to get your chosen bike rack for a great price-if you know how. You will learn all of that here. Roof Bike Racks The positives of a roof rack include: freeing up the rear and trunk area of your car so you can have access to this area.
Other notable styles are the truck bed racks and spare tire mount versions that can also be used to mount 2 bikes or even 3 bicycles depending on the model. These are specialized bike carriers that work best for pick up trucks and vehicles like jeeps with a spare tire mounted on the rear. The type that works best will first depend on the preferred mounting position. After that think about capacity. Then factor in price and style to make your final decision on the best 2 bike and 3 bike rack carriers for your car truck or suv. Bike racks of various sizes and shapes are available for taking bikes on your truck.
Sometimes companies will release codes that if you enter then in when making an online purchase you will get your product for a reduced price. When looking for bike racks for cars you will need to think about how often you will plan on using it. If you plan on using it a lot a more permanent rack might be a better solution. If your use will be infrequent a removable trunk rack might be the best solution. You will also need to consider how many bicycles you want to transport most trunk mounted bike racks will only hold two or three bikes. Do you want to be able to use the rack on several different vehicles or will the rack be used on one vehicle only? If the answer is more than one vehicle the trunk mounted rack is probably the best option because of the ease of taking it on and off a vehicle.