Car racks are the best way to transport a bike via car. If you need transport your bike to mountain trails, a race, or anywhere you want to; a Car rack is the best way to do so. It is extremely important to know that not all racks work on all cars, even if a car is compatible with a certain type of rack it may still be a bad idea to use that kind of rack because it may not be practical. Click here to see the car racks and accessories we stock.
Trunk Bike Rack
Trunk bike racks are less expensive and not too difficult to install and uninstall. Trunk bike racks can work on most kinds of cars except for pick up trucks. Before buying a trunk bike rack please have a professional inspect the back door or trunk of the car that is going to be installed on. If you shopping on your own be mindful if your car has a spoiler on the trunk. The spoiler could interfere with proper installation or be damaged if installation is forced. If the car is a mini van, SUV or compact the top and bottom of the rear door must be inspected. The top of the rear door is sometimes made of plastic, if it is the trunk bike rack cannot be mounted. The plastic top can be ripped off from the weight of the bikes and the bumping of the road. Trunk racks do vary in price because some racks are better than others. This will be specific to each brand.
The Outway offers everything the previous the Thule Passage has, but a few extra features. Instead of using rubber straps that have to be manually pulled on and tensioned the raceway uses a dial system with cables that are much stronger and tighten down to the exact tension needed. The Outway opens and folds easier since the side tabs were replaced with one lever that on the middle on the middle of the rack. These are the kind of differences you can expect between different types of trunk racks from other brands when comparing their entry level and better racks; Though here at Tread Bike Shop we’re big fans of Thule