Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Bike-racks-plus.com and orsracksdirect.com are some of the websites offering cheap bike racks on the Internet. Whether the bike rack is inexpensive or of high quality be cautious that you are purchasing one that guarantees excellent security. Before purchasing cheap bike racks make sure that they offer easy installation and high bike security. A bike rack is a frame used for holding a bike in position and protecting it from theft. These are commonly used on vehicles and in garages. Some of the bike rack options are roof mounted bike racks rear ball/hitch mounts trunk racks wall mounted bike racks folding bike racks spare tire mount racks front bumper bike racks and tandem carrier bike racks. With an array of models available one can choose a rack as per his individual requirements.
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.
Racks should be built from heavy duty weather & tamper resistant materials. * Attractive designs encourage property owners to install secure parking facilities. What to avoid...These are the main reasons why cyclists will not use some racks:* Damage - If a parking device can damage a bike it wont be used. Some racks so-called wheel benders can damage the wheels or frame of a bike. If a rack will bend a wheel it wont be used.* Security - As many bicycles have quick release front wheels security of the wheel and frame is essential. Do not buy a rack which does not allow for both the wheel and frame to be locked with a U lock.