Rear mounted bike racks
Does your car not have a tow bar, but would you like to carry your bicycles with you nonetheless? No worries,
because you can then choose for a
roof bike rack or a rear-mounted bike rack,
which is mounted on the tailgate. A rear-mounted bike rack is also very
suitable for people who go on holiday using a caravan. Using a rear-mounted
bike carrier you can take your bikes with you and making sure that the tow bar
is free to tow along your caravan or trailer.
A rear-mounted bike rack has
the advantage that it is cheaper than other carriers and that you can
transport up to 3 bicycles at once. Another advantage is that mounting the bike
rack on the tailgate can be done within minutes. This type of bike racks are also relatively small making sure that you can easily store them after use.
Please note that in use, a
rear-mounted bike rack may not obstruct the visibility of your taillights as
well as the number plate. These need to be sufficiently visible at all times.
Even when the bicycles are on the bike rack. Make sure to check this in
advance, to avoid problems while on the road.
Best rear-mounted bike racks
At Winparts you can find a wide range of rear-mounted bike racks for cars without
a tow bar, consisting of different types and brands. Which bike rack will best
suit your wishes and specifications? To determine which bike rack best meets
your needs, please take a number of things into account. One of these is to
make sure that you know how many bicycles you want to carry along. Also, make
sure to determine the combined weight and find out what the maximum load
capacity of the different bike racks are.
First things first though,
please determine how many bicycles you want to transport. An important thing to
consider, because not all rear-mounted bike racks are suitable for multiple
bicycles. At Winparts you can find rear-mounted bike racks that can transport
up to a maximum of 3 bikes. Do you want to transport more than 3 bicycles?
Expand the load capacity by adding a roof bike rack or consider a
tow bar bike rack.
Before you choose a rear-mounted bike rack please pay attention to the type of tailgate of your car. The
type of tailgate is important because most rear-mounted bike racks are not
suitable for tailgates entirely made out of glass. Also, pay attention to the
maximum load capacity. Rear-mounted bike racks have a lower load capacity than
tow bar bike racks. The load weight of a rear-mounted bike rack is in general
between 20 to 45 kilograms. More heavy bikes, such as electric bikes, are often
too heavy for transportation using a rear-mounted bike carrier.
Rear-mounted bike racks for e-bikes
Bicycle carriers for use without a
tow bar can be used for carrying electric bicycles. An e-bike easily weighs
around 25 kilograms. This means that you can often only carry one e-bike on a
rear-mounted bike rack, which would normally have a load capacity of 2 to 3 city
bicycles. If you want to transport more than one e-bike, it is better to
consider a bike carrier for on your tow bar.
Buying a rear-mounted bike rack
You can buy a rear-mounted bike rack
quickly and easily at Winparts. You can also go to Winparts for all other parts
and accessories such as
bicycle covers, loading ramps, straps and plugs.