Bike Carrier / July 21, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Hitch Racks These type of racks simply slide onto a cars hitch and there are two main types of model. The cheaper models hang the bikes from a couple of arms whereas the more expensive versions use rattle free mounts not unlike roof rack styles. The hitch rack is a convenient method of transporting bikes. There is very little lifting involved the racks can be fitted or removed quickly and easily and the bikes have no contact with the cars paint work. They are capable of transporting most types of bike and can hold as many as four bikes at once. The drawbacks of using these models include risk of damage from high curbs restricted access to boot space more difficult parking and rattling can occur when carrying more than one bike.
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.
This will help you avoid your bike from bouncing around during the journey that can definitely damage both your bicycle and vehicle. Aside from giving protection to your bike it can also fit well to your receiver hitch. There is a good news for having a Receiver bike rack for your car: you will be able to carry the entire bicycle of your whole family! Everybodys bike can be loaded to your receiver bike rack. This will give an opportunity for your family to go biking together wherever you are. A bike rack can cost a hundred dollars or it can cost several hundred bucks. There are two types of bike racks available in the market - rear and roof racks. These racks are added on to your vehicle as an extension and thats where you place your bikes on them. The decision to buy a roof rack or a rear rack depends very much on the type of vehicle you own and the type of bike you ride. Most bike racks that are manufactured (esp. rear racks) can be setup on almost any type of vehicle. They are designed to be used by most models. However if you own a car that is so unique that non of the racks fit then you must go back to the authorized dealer to see if there is a proprietary bike rack available.