Whether you're going away on holiday and want to explore the local roads, a bike rack is a really practical way of getting your bike from A to B (without pedalling).
Having a bike rack on your car gives you more room inside for people and luggage, and means you no longer have to worry about muddy or oily bikes making a mess of your interior.
What are your options?
Roof mounted bike racks are mounted on roof bars on the top of your car.
Tow bar mounted bike racks attach to the tow bar of your car, making them a simple solution if you’ve already got a tow bar or are happy to add one.
Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular. A towbar mounted cycle carrier is one of the best ways to tow e-bikes, as the towbars are mounted at a practical height and will take the weight of two to three electric bikes on the carrier. Most electric bike racks can carry 2-3 bikes. A solid and quality cycle carrier will prevent too much rattling and annoying noise from occurring.
As you would know, the weight of an e-bike is greater than a normal bike and on average is around 8 kg more, this is due to the battery pack and the motor on the e-bike. Most e-bikes are equipped with a removable battery pack which is beneficial for transportation of the e-bikes, making it easier for you to lift onto your bike carrier.
Many platform carriers are also compatible with e-bikes. E-bikes can weigh up to 35kgs so lifting them/or using an inbuilt ramp makes it much easier.
Family bike rides can be great fun, especially if you get the chance to explore somewhere new.
If you’re planning a cycling adventure a bit further away from home, the best way to take your bikes with you is probably a towbar mounted bike carrier.
Thankfully, there are plenty of different types of bike racks to choose from. In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
All "ball" mounted bike carriers are compatible with our Euro towbars. Thule and Yakima have a large selection.
Plan your next adventure today.