Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
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.
But there are heavy duty models that will easily carry 3 bikes by the bike frame or the bike tires. Road cyclists can get away with the mast style while mountain bikers with heavy downhill bikes should look into the tray style 3 bicycle rack for hitch mounting. For certain sedans a roof rack may be the best option for a 2 or 3 bike rack. These are often seen with 2 rails on the cross bars. However longer bars can be installed with the option of mounting 3 or even 4 rails or trays to accommodate more bicycles. For those that bike often and need a semi-permanent mounting and transport system for their bikes a roof rack is the best solution.
Buy products which permit the bike frame and wheel(s) of the bike to be locked. * Locate racks where the cyclists will go - not where you might like them to go. * Avoid racks that have a low profile or could cause a hazard to pedestrians. * Buy only quality products. Using bike racks is a safe way to prevent your bike from being stolen. Bike racks are devices to which a bicycle can be attached in order to prevent theft. Bike racks can be attached to any automobile such as a car truck trolley or bus for transporting bicycles. Usually bike racks are found on the fronts of buses and trolleys.