Hitch Bike Rack
Unlike rear mounted bike racks which are anchored and fastened to under the bumper, trunk hitches are fashioned to the vehicle’s existing trunk. Using nylon straps that wrap around the trunk hood, the bikes’ wheel clamps are held up with elastic suspension. These racks are easy to install and can be taken down and put back up in a matter of minutes. Trunk mounted carriers are a non-permanent exterior add-on piece making them perfect for people who solely want a bike rack when they are transporting their favorite bicycle.
If you are driving a pick-up truck and have truck bed space for your bicycles, than you will want to invest in a truck hitch bike rack. Neatly secure your bikes using a quick release mounting brackets that lock in your bike using a reflexive bar lock system. These bolts can fastened to any flat surface on one’s truck bed including the side walls. While camper hitch bike racks are available, the bar and bracket bike racks are the way to go. They make unlocking and locking your bike a breeze and they keep your bicycle from scratching and scuffing your paint job.
Spare tire bike racks are perfect for the SUV driver. Since majority of SUVs house their spare tire on the outside of their trunk, they make a good place to fasten a bike carrier. Spare tire racks attach to your spare tire container and securely hang your bicycle over your back end. These bike racks can hold up to two bikes. Spare tire carriers are completely secure and protrude far enough away from your vehicle as to not cause any damage and not stick out to far to get in the way of your driving. It is important to note your SUV’s back end dimensions. Certain models of SUVs have oddly positioned spare tires in which a bike rack could obscure the view of your tail lights or stick bicycles too far to the sides. Make sure you get the spare tire bike rack that fits your ride.