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April 07, 2023
Whether you're a hobby rider pedaling leisurely through the countryside or an enthusiastic amateur racing your friends, carrying your bike around can be a major hassle. There's little worse than having to muscle it up onto the roof of your car or worry about how to fit two bikes into one vehicle for that road trip you've been planning. But don't fret--racks are here to save the day! today we'll cover various types of bike racks and discuss what best suits which type of rider, so all you need to do is sit back and zone out while learning all about transporting your trusty ride.
If you're an avid cyclist or someone who enjoys the outdoors, you probably know the importance of a good bike rack. A bike rack allows you to transport your bike safely and securely, whether you're heading out on a long road trip or just need to transport your bike to a local trail.
Today, we'll explore the different types of bike racks available, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to choose the right one for your needs.
There are several different types of bike racks available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The most common types of bike racks include:
Hanging hitch-mounted bike racks suspend the bikes from the frame or the top tube, while platform hitch-mounted bike racks hold the bikes by the wheels. Platform bike racks are generally considered more stable and secure, while hanging bike racks are often more affordable.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Bike Racks
Each type of bike rack has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right bike rack for your needs:
When choosing a bike rack, there are several factors to consider, including your budget, the type of vehicle you have, the number of bikes you need to transport, and how often you'll be using the bike rack.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the right bike rack for your needs:
This blog only showcased some of Yakima's offerings for bike racks, but on Cambria Bike, we are also Kuat, Race Face, Topeak, and Swagman dealers, so if we don't have something from Yakima that suits your needs, give a look on our website to see if another company can fit the bill.
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