Bike Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Specifically I purchased the Thule Spare Me bike rack. It attaches with a plate that goes behind the spare tire and has a threaded square tube that holds the rack in place. Then a lockable bolt tightens the rack against the tire and keeps it from falling off the end. The rack also folds down when not in use to keep it out of the way. I have been satisfied the this bike rack since I purchased it a few years back. I have no complaints it has served its purpose and it does exactly what it is supposed to. But I wish I had bought a receiver hitch bike rack. I already had a receiver hitch on my Jeep and the spare me bike rack adds extra weight to the spare tire that was not designed to support extra weight. I must note I havent seen any problems with the spare tire on my truck but Im still a little concerned.
Follow these 6 tips for buying the right bike rack and youll do well. Although many people love exploring the great outdoors with their vehicles its becoming common for people to use their bicycle to get even closer to the action. Having a bike rack mounted on your vehicle is a simple way to transport your bike to the starting point. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a bike rack for your car or SUV. Type of Bike Rack Needed You already know you need a bicycle rack to transport your bike but do you know what type to purchase? Many people never do any type of research. There are two types of bike racks that are available.
If a car can fit roof racks then your car will be able to carry a bike. Personally I dont like this option because of the wind resistance and the amount of gas my car chews when going on a long trip. I also find the bikes are more exposed to rain insects dirt and dust and are more protected behind the car. But if you are concerned that the other types of bike racks will not fit your car or indeed cannot then the roof top is still an option. 2. Trunk Mount Bike Rack These guys are really useful for people with cars (and not an SUV or truck). They fit on the trunk with straps and steel frames.