Are you ready to rack and roll?
A bike rack for your car gives you the freedom to bring your bike with you, wherever you go.
There are several different types of car rack available. Which one you choose will depend on the type of car you drive and the number of bikes you want to carry.
If you’re not sure how many bikes you might want to carry in the future, err on the side of caution and opt for a rack that allows you to carry more rather than less.
These are the simplest and most common type of car rack.
Boot-mounted car racks consist of arms to hold the bike which are attacked to the boot of the car by adjustable hooks and straps. They will fit most vehicles and hold one-four bikes.
These racks sit on a car’s towbar, which bears the weight of the bikes and rack.
The best thing about towbar racks is they can take a lot of extra weight as they are supported by the towbar. They are easy to remove for storage when not in use.
Roof mounts put your bike up out of harm’s way on top of the car.
There are roof carriers that you attach your whole bike to, or carriers that lock onto your bike’s dropouts with one or both wheels removed.
Spare wheel racks attack to the strong mounting points on the rear of a vehicle that holds the spare wheel.
Spare wheel racks are just for 4x4 or SUV type vehicles that have the spare wheel mounted on the rear.
Whatever rack you choose, there are loads of accessories to dress it up.
Don’t forget to buy a lights and number board if you need one. Also, consider extra security accessories like straps, locks, cargo nets and top tube adaptors.
Sign up to our newsletter
Get all the latest deals and special offers, first.