4 Tips for Choosing the Right Bike Rack for Your Vehicle

For many of the active outdoor enthusiasts who live in Vancouver, bike racks from a bike rack supplier such as Burnaby Hitch are a very worthwhile investment. They allow you to take your bike out for a spin along the ample scenic paths both within and outside of the city. They allow you to take your bike out for a spin along the ample scenic paths both within and outside of the city.


Here are four tips that can help you find the right bike rack for your vehicle, so that you can get out and get exploring as soon as possible:


Consider the Bike Rack's Load
In order to choose the right bike rack, you will need to consider how much of a load it will typically be carrying. If there's a chance you could ever be carrying bikes for friends or family members, then it's probably best to pick a bike rack with a bigger load capacity.


Consider the Bike Rack's Durability
High quality, durable bike racks don't come cheap, but that's because they are built to last. You don't want to go for a cheap model only to have it fall apart after a few uses. Invest wisely and spend your money on a top-quality bike rack that will be able to resist impact, and corrosion for many years to come.


Consider the Benefits of a Hitch Mounted Rack
Hitch mounted bike racks are perfect for those who prefer easy installation and the option to remove and store the rack away when it is not being used. It is also much easier to lift and attach bikes onto a hitch mounted rack than onto a roof mounted rack, and reduces the chances of accidental scratches to your vehicle's paint job.
Hitch mounted racks are a convenient choice for those looking to do some light recreational biking.


Consider the Benefits of a Roof Mounted Rack
Roof mounted racks, though more difficult to install and trickier to load, also have certain benefits you may want to consider.
For one, roof mounted racks are out of the way and won't block your rear door. Roof racks typically allow you to carry about four bikes, but, with a larger vehicle, you may be able to carry up to seven. Roof racks can also hold tandem or other bikes with unique frames.


Perhaps the biggest benefit of roof mounted bike racks in Vancouver is that the roof rack can be used to transport more than just bikes. You can also use the roof rack for items such as skis and canoes, allowing you to pursue many different activities throughout the year.


Finding the Right Bike Rack in Vancouver
Burnaby Hitch carries high-quality, durable, hitch mounted and roof mounted bike racks perfect for all Vancouver area residents. You can check out our online store for a great selection of bike racks and other bike accessories.


If you have any more questions about our products or need some help choosing the right bike rack for your vehicle, just get in touch with Burnaby Hitch and we'll be happy to help you out.