Car Bike Rack
You're looking for new trails and new road to ride, so it's time to get a bike rack! Sure, your new bike from Bike Shop LA bike serves as a great mode of transportation all on its own, but sometimes you're traveling even greater distances just to hop on your bike.
You've got several options when it comes to picking a car bike rack, similar to when you bought your bike. We carry Hollywood Racks but let's take a look at what's out there.
Wheel Mounted Bike Rack
Rock a spare wheel mounted bike rack if you're transporting your bike on a vehicle with a spare wheel on the back of it (usually SUV's and 4x4's). These are easy to install by strapping the bike rack around the wheel. Spare wheel mounted bike racks are also designed so that the wheel takes the weight of up to 2 bikes.
Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack
No spare wheel? No problem! Get yourself a tow bar mounted bike rack if your car has a tow bar. Even if your car isn't pre-fitted with a tow bar, can change that. First, get a tow bar mounting kit as they're readily available and fairly inexpensive.
These work by using the ball socket of the tow bar the carrier sits on and locking to the tow bar. While spare tire bike racks can only hold up to 2 bikes, tow bar bike racks can hold up to 4. That, however, depends on which one you buy (obviously).
Roof Mounted Bike Racks
Roof mounted bike racks are another great option. Make sure your vehicle already has roof bars fitted. If so, you're in luck! Just be extra careful with a roof mounted bike rack to remember that the bike is up there. Not only does it add extra weight, it also adds extra height. So, keep your eyes open for any low clearance signs!
Rear Door Mounted Bike Racks
The most common bike racks you'll see on the road are rear door mounted bike racks. They offer the most versatility since ne model can fit several different cars. You can adjust the straps and arms to fit the shape of your vehicle. And, as a general rule, most rear door mounted bike racks can carry 3 bikes.
If you're still unsure about what car bike rack you need, feel free to contact to one of Bike Shop LA's mechanics either online or in person.