Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
You can keep your bikes shiny like new with the different Yakima bike racks. Got the whole family on a biking trip and you have nowhere to carry your bikes? That is also not a problem because Yakima carriers come in multiple racks. Traveling Made Easy with A Yakima Bike Carrier All bikers would agree with me that transporting bikes can be worrisome especially if you go on long trips. How to bring it from one destination to another without getting knicks and scratches on it is a dilemma cycling lovers face. But with a bike carrier you can just simply attach your bike to the back of your car and drive to wherever.
Receiver type racks range in dimensions from 1.25 inch to 2 inch sizes. In the event that you already have a receiver on your car or truck you ought to measure the opening just before purchase although many racks can be modified to suit both dimensions. Should you plan on hauling over 2 bicycles you need to choose to install the 2" receiver trailer hitch. The 2" receiver can easily handle up to 5 bikes while the 1.25" receiver ought not exceed two bikes. You may also choose a towing hitch mount bike rack this type enables you to hold bicycles but also tow small trailers or boats at the same time. Be aware that there are tow weight limits with these versions usually 2000 to 3500 lbs.
Measure how tall your vehicle is from the ground to the top of the bikes and be aware of clearances that exceed this length. Bridges underpasses drive-throughs and garages may all potentially pose a problem. Another problem with the top-mounted bike racks is the difficulty of taking your bikes on and off. Compared to other types of mounts youll find these are more strenuous as you have to life all the bikes over your head to get them on or off. For some people this isnt a problem but if youre traveling with small children it can be difficult. The alternative to top-mounted bike racks are ones that connect to rear hitch.