THOSE WHO’VE BEEN FOLLOWING MY BLOG KNOW THAT I LOVE BIKING.
And with summer just around the corner, I have more time to bike.
We also plan to take more vacations this summer. I want to bring my bike along.
That said, I need a bike rack to easily transport my bike.
In choosing a bike rack, I am taking into consideration the following:
- Price– a good quality bike rack costs at least $200
- Ease of mounting the bikes
- Ease of installation
The following are my choices so far:
INNO RT201 VELO GRIPPER TRUCK BED BIKE RACK
This is a good choice for those with a pickup truck. It can save a lot of space in the trunk bed, giving users enough room for other gear. It has two mounts for attaching to the bed side rail and locking the bike’s front fork. It is quick and easy to mount as you don’t need tools to do so.
My biggest problem with this product is that it isn’t really secured to the truck. Someone can simply unscrew the gripper and steal the bikes.
YAKIMA HIGHROAD TOP CAR BIKE RACK
This roof rack holds the bike by its front wheel thus it won’t come in contact with the frame. It is easy to mount, too. Loading bikes is also a breeze. It has bike locks as well. But to be able to use it, the vehicle should come with a base roof-rack system.
THULE HELIUM AERO
This is a hanging-style hitch rack that is available in two and three-bike versions. Like the others in my list, it is easy to mount, and install. It’s large and heavy, though.
KUAT RACKS SHERPA 2.0
The steep price (nearly $500) is perhaps the only thing that’s discouraging me to get this bike rack. But it has everything else I’d want from a bike rack—it is lightweight, easy to install, bike loading is a breeze, and there’s enough space between bikes.
SARI BONES 2-BIKE TRUNK RACK
My choice for a bike rack is this $150 2-bike trunk rack from Saris Bones. Aside from having a reasonable price tag, I love that it is lightweight, solidly built, and easy to mount. It is also sturdy and stable.