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Top 5 Bike Racks for Cars

Types of Bike Racks for Cars

SEP 15 2010

Types of bike racks for cars, there are many types available like the roof bike rack, hitch mount bike rack. Top 5 bike racks for cars will make it easier to decide which one you need to buy.

When it comes to taking your bike on car, there are various apprehensions which might surround you like how you will be able to take your bike with the car, whether the car will be suffering from damage or not as well as how to prevent accidents while taking the bike in the car. These thoughts however might become easier for you to decide if you purchase a bike rack for cars. These are easily available and also save your car from the damage. It makes your work easier as well.

When you go for choosing the bike rack, you need to know the number of bikes you wish to attach to the car, since depending you your requirements you should buy the rack.

Yakima BedHead and Thule Insta-Gater are one of the good models available. They get hooked up at the back of your car easily, thus ensuring a safe and secure transport of your bike. It comes at $50 for one bike and thus an affordable one.

In the market you will be able to find a number of racks which can adjust easily on your cars, some of these being the Roof racks and the trunk mount racks. Some other kind of racks includes the hitch carriers and truck bed cracks. You can choose any of these and it all depends as to which one best suit your needs.

Roof Bike Racks

They have many options apart from carrying the bikes you can also carry your luggage and small boats also. Also, the good thing of these racks is that you will be able to carry not just one but 4 bikes on the roof bike racks.

Trunk Bike Racks

These are one of the easiest bike racks since you can simply attach the bike with the help of straps. This saves your time as well. You can carry around three bikes on these at one time. The good thing is that these racks cost you the least amongst all the bike racks available.

Hitch Mount Bike Rack

The positive feature of these is that you can carry around five bikes on these racks, if the brands of the bikes differ then too it doesn’t matter much, but they work only if you have a hitch at the back of the bumper. But they are not said to be quite as good as others.

Rear Bike Racks

You can easily carry around 1-5 bikes on these bike racks. The back of the car is said to be one of the most popular places for keeping the bikes.

While buying the bike racks, don’t be a miser, you need to buy the best one for yourself and thus don’t be afraid to spend an extra buck on the same. Since cheaper bike racks might rub against your bike or the car and may not be appealing at all.

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