Rear Bike Rack
Rear mounted bike racks are the most convenient type of bike carrier available. They go on the back of your vehicle so one only has to hoist their bikes up to their waste and some models can hold up to five bikes. Rear carriers come in a few different types themselves, though the many share many of the same characteristics. Rear mounted bike racks attach to the back of sedans and SUVs from under the car. Installation can be done at home with minimal tools. They often come equipped with a fold down mechanism that allows one to access their trunk without having to remove their bike rack
Rear mounted bike racks can be split into two different categories; hanging cradles or wheel clamps . Hanging cradle rear-mounted bike racks utilize arms and cradles. The arms are the piece which protrudes out and is where one hangs their bikes. Bikes hang on cradles which keep them from ruining each other and your car’s exterior. These carriers have an L shape and usually fasten to a vehicle’s hitch. Wheel clamps have clamps that are arranged parallel to the car’s bumper. Simply place your bike on top and lock the clamps on the wheels and they are safe for travel. Wheel clamp bike racks are better for SUVs because they are built to be taller. Both these types of racks can be outfitted with a locking hitch pin which will make sure your favorite bikes are protected when you aren’t around them.
There are many different types of rear racks including a truck mount bike rack, spare tire bike rack, trunk bike rack, truck bed bike rack and many others.
Rear bike carriers are very lightweight yet durable so you don’t have to worry about your bikes weighing you down. While it may seem obvious to some, a rear vehicle bike rack will add a few inches behind your car or SUV that you will have to account for while driving. When choosing the right rear mount bike rack for your vehicle you will want to make it doesn’t grossly cover up your tail lights and license plate. Always have your car’s back end measurements handy when purchasing a rear-mounted bicycle rack.