Car bike racks - part II
In the first part of this article we introduced the different kinds of bike racks. We divided most bike racks into two main categories: Roof mounted racks and back bike mounted racks. In this article we will try to help you choose the right bike rack for you, and help you get an idea of prices. This post will deal with back mounted racks. Next time we will write about rooftop bike mounts for cars.
There are many components that are included in the decision of what bike rack is best for you. Some of the questions that should be asked are: how big is your car? The larger your car, the more options you have to carry your bike. How many bikes do you wish to carry? What is your budget? Would you like to switch cars often or carry your bike mainly on one car?
Back mounted racks - These kinds of racks are also called trunk mounted racks. This kind of rack can hold between one to three bikes. The rack is supported mainly by straps. The main advantage of this kind of rack is its functionality. It is very easy to transfer bikes on and off and transfer the rack from car to car. This rack is recommended to low budget riders. The average price of back mounted bike racks is 100$. There are a few main disadvantages using back mounted racks: Bikes mounted on the rack can be damaged in any rear accident. Even without any accidents bikes mounted on this kind of racks are prone to be damaged, since the straps might tear, additionally, bikes mounted on the back of the car block the rear view of the driver.
Another question that should be asked is how far will you wish to take your bike with your car? If you‘re thinking of taking your car to a Morzine mountain bike vacation from across Europe, it is worth thinking of investing in a high quality bike rack. Your considerations will differ if you are just thinking of taking your bike just a few miles out of the city.
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