Bike Rack / July 19, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
The Right Up 2 or Hitchbiker 4 would be a good choice for a 4 bike rack to mount on a receiver hitch. As you can see you cant go wrong with a Bell bike rack on your car. If you are a cyclist and own a sedan hatchback or any other car with a trunk a trunk mount bike rack is a great option as a rear bicycle carrier for your vehicle. Even within this type of auto bike rack there are many brands and contenders. But there are some important things to consider when choosing the best trunk bike rack for your bicycle transportation needs. Knowing how each type of trunk rack for bikes varies will help you choose the right carrier system.
Hitch mount back racks that fit into the receiver come in either 1.25-inch or 2-inch shank sizes so it is essential that you know the size of your receptacle. Consult the vehicle owners manual for this information. Many racks however can be adapted to fit either trailer hitch. The size and style of carrier you buy will depend upon the type and number of cycles you have to transport. Know the tongue weight (TW) of the bike rack you plan to buy which is not a difficult task as there are only two. The 1.25 TW (1.25-in shank) can safely carry one or two bikes while the 2 TW (2-inch) can handle up to five.
Whether you are just an avid user an adventurer or commuter different bike racks are available depending on your needs. An indoor bike rack is the most common. This type of rack is often seen in bike stores. It comes in two forms the wall-mounted rack and the double-decker rack. The wall-mounted rack is attached to a wall making a bike stay in an upright position avoiding bends. The double-decker rack however can accommodate a lot of bikes at the same time. This can be very convenient for those who want to save space. The outdoor bike rack on the other hand is dependable in keeping bikes safe and steady in the outdoors.