Bike Rack / July 19, 2018 / Avelaine Labrecque
Available at many Internet sites they can be purchased for prices starting as low as $90 and up to $300. Styles of Hitch Mounted Bike Racks Hanging: This is the most common type of hitch mounted bike rack and comes in a number of sizes to accommodate up to five bikes. They do not however accommodate non-standard bikes. Full Tray: In the full tray hitch mounted bike rack bike wheels rest on a tray; and this type will accommodate any type of bike and can carry multiple types at the same time. Most have a two bike capacity but a converter kit can be purchased to carry two additional bikes.
If you opt for a towing hitch mount bike rack the kind that allow you to transport bikes and tow at the same time be aware of the maximum tow weight (normally from 2000 to 3500 pounds). Some of the towing hitch mount bike racks come with a tow bar attached but you can still only tow small loads such as small trailers or boats. With the exception of the fixed frame rack most of the hitch mount bike racks fold or tilt for ease of access to the rear of the vehicle or for parking. Racks that fold down do not allow easy access to the vehicles rear cargo area but are convenient for parking.
If you do have to get a trunk style bike rack then choose one that doesnt rest on the back bumper. That will help you out a lot. A good friend of mine recently bought a new bike rack for his car only to find that it didnt fit the car very well and it wasnt very sturdy. So if you are looking for information on bike racks for cars then make sure that you do your homework first before wasting the time and money on a model thats not suited to you or your car. There are three types of bike racks for cars and within these there are many models that are suited to either a hatch backs minivans SUVs a vehicle with a spare tire and so on.