Which type of bike rack is best?
Choosing the best bike rack all depends on the vehicle you drive, where you’ll be driving, the number of bikes you have, the types of bikes you have and how much you want to spend. The best rear bike rack for you is one that fits your vehicle’s hitch, your family size, lifestyle and budget. Use the question above to help you decide which bike rack to choose.
Do bike racks damage your car?
No, a bike rack will not damage your car if it is properly installed. A hitch-mounted bike rack attaches to the car’s receiver tube, and most require a safety strap that helps stabilize the rack. The bike rack must be properly assembled, following the instructions and torqueing all hardware to the correct values. Bikes must also be loaded securely.
Are platform bike racks better?
Platform bike racks or tray bike racks are better for some people and more cumbersome for others. It all depends on your needs and lifestyle. If you want something highly stable and adaptable to any bike type, a platform bike rack is best. If you prefer something lightweight and quick to install or remove as needed, a platform bike rack may be more of a challenge than a help.
What is the easiest bike rack to use?
The CURT tray-style bike rack is perhaps the easiest to use. Each bike can be loaded or unloaded independently of the others, and the vertical arm makes securing the bikes fast and simple. Just press it down onto the bike frame to lock it in place.
Can I put a bike rack on my car?
Yes, as long as your car has a trailer hitch receiver, you can install a bike rack. Remember, the shank of the car hitch bike rack must match the receiver tube size. If it doesn’t, a hitch adapter may be needed.