Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Like other companies that make bike racks for SUVs and other cars this company offers hitch and trunk mount racks for sale. Capacities of various Rhode Gear bike rack systems go from one to four bikes depending on the models. Lighter bikes on sedans can use a trunk rack. Heavier bikes and more quantity should use a hitch rack. Read the instructions manual for specific details on weight limits to figure out how many bikes you will need to and be able to carry on a given rack. The great thing about this rack company is that they offer easily accessible rack parts online like straps hooks and tie downs for their racks.
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.
Make sure the rack design supports the bike by its frame (not wheel) and allows easy locking. Other Parking Devices * Bicycle Lockers - These enclosed units can offer a deluxe storage system. Each unit should have a door for single bike access. These units are expensive and usually require ongoing maintenance and inspection due to vandalism and security concerns. * Bicycle Rooms & Compounds - Secure grounds are a deterrent to theft but unsecured bikes in a bike room or compound are an invitation for theft. A room alone isnt enough - place high quality bicycle racks in the room for the security of each bike.