Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Many people may not decide to buy these racks from the top name brands after checking out other brands as their financial situation will dictate the type and model they can afford. Lesser known brands can be as effective at carrying bikes on vehicles as the top bike carrier rack brands. Those that have more of a budget can opt for a recognized name. For those that want the best in all the equipment that they own the best bicycle rack brands offer this and more. Saving money and buying a more expensive rack solution can be worth the money in the long run. There are many factors that go into this. Higher priced racks often come with better warranties.
This should help you determine if a hitch mounted bike rack best suites your needs: • Is there a type of activity or sport in which you engage that might make one type of bike rack more cost effective or useful than another type? • How many times a year will you use your bike rack? • Does the vehicle with which you will transport your bike have its spare tire mounted on the back of the vehicle? If so this may interfere with hitch mounted racks. • Will you be transporting more than one bicycle? • Is there an existing utility rack which is roof-mounted or do you have an existing tow hitch? Find out the load capacity of each.
For those who do not want to put racks on the top of their cars you would probably be better off going with this one. This type of rack is really easy to put on and take off your car. This is one of the reasons why it is such a popular rack. Spare Tire Mounts If you are hauling one or two bikes the spare tire mounts are great. They cost less and are less of a hassle to use. You basically connect straps to your spare tire and strap the bikes on. This will keep you from doing any high lifting but if you have more than two bikes this one wont work for you. These type of rack are designed for SUVs because you need a spare tire to mount it to.