Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
The most inexpensive type of rack for cars is hitch rack. It will help you to take many bikes and is also cheaper. Include additional accessories if you to want to carry your camping equipments or sporting equipments along with the bikes. Avoid exceeding the limits mentioned for each rack and opt for transporting only limited number of cycles which can be transported using the rack. You should opt for racks which help you to easily install and attach bikes and take it safely across without causing any damage to your vehicle as well as the bikes. Once you have selected the perfect one and attached it to your vehicle you should drive the vehicle slowly.
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.
The biggest downside is that it does make it difficult to get inside the rear of the vehicle unless you have one if the cool new swing away styles. Trunk Mounted Bike Rack A rack mounted on the trunk can be a great choice for short trips. These are the least expensive of the bicycle rack types. The bike is protected from flying debris and that is always a plus. This is a great choice for those that do not want to transport their bike on the roof and do not have a hitch. The negatives for this type of a rack is that the bike is not very firmly secured and will bounce quite a bit.