Bike racks are designed to load the bike on a car for travel purposes. There are three types of bike racks-carriers which sit on the top of the car, ones that attach to the trunk lid using straps, and bike racks which attach to a hitch. There are many types of bike racks in the market, some of the most popular of them are as follows:
Allen Sports Deluxe Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
Allen Sports is known to produce excellent bike racks. This model is full of useful features. It is extremely easy to use as it fits into the trailer hitch. The device is kept upright and secured with the help of a sturdy bolt. The carry arms are 22-inch which makes them suitable for larger bikes too. It comes with anti-wobble ties to stop the bikes from wobbling during transit. The bike rack is very durable and comes with a lifetime warranty. It offers great value for money at nearly $90.
Saris Bones-2 Bike Trunk Rack
Saris is a popular and premium manufacturer of bike racks. The Saris Bones-2 Bike Trunk Rack is made by plastic injection molding technique which makes it more durable. Being made from plastic it is lightweight also. It is made from 100% recycled material and is completely rust proof. It is easy to install and adjust this bike rack and the convenience in use is one of the most striking features of this bike rack. It is priced at $160.
Thule T2 Pro XT2 Bike Rack
The Swedish manufacturer Thule is one of the most popular and respected name in bike rack industry. The Thule T2 Pro XT2 bike rack can be easily installed on a hitch. The bikes can be slotted on about a foot of the ground with ratchet arms and locking them securely. It comes with an integrated cable lock to lock the bike for extra security. This bike rack can be folded when not in use. Priced at above $500, it is costly but a worthwhile long-term investment for biking enthusiasts.
Swagman X2 Cross Country Hitch Bike Rack
These bike racks are designed to meet the basic requirements of most cyclists. The bike rack comes with a pair of ratchet arms which securely lock the bike and keeps it safe during transit. It can adjust wide frames up to 59cms and have a load capacity of 35 pounds which means it can accommodate most of the bikes.
It is a simple and well-designed bike rack. It is lightweight at 27 pounds and installs quickly without any tools. It comes with a cable lock which provides additional security for the bike during travel. This bike rack sits lower than most other racks and this means a lower lift to load a bike and it doesn’t block the rear view for the driver. It is priced at $279.