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Here are some items we added to Discount Ramps.com
The Roswheel Bicycle Rear Rack installs provides a frame to attach bags and panniers to most adult size bikes. A spring loaded clamp keeps bags and small gear secured to the rack. The side rails keep panniers and bags from coming in contact with the tires .Made of lightweight, corrosion resistant aluminum. Includes a 1 year manufacture’s warranty.
The Roswheel Pannier Bike Rack is designed to attach bags and panniers to most adult size bikes. Constructed of lightweight, corrosion resistant aluminum. The rack easily mounts to the rear seat post. The side rails prevent panniers from coming in contact with the bike wheels. Includes 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Thanks for reading! Jay Tamez – Discount Ramps LLC
We’ve all seen it a hundred times: The family roadster tooling down the highway, fishing boat in tow, stuffed full of everything but the kitchen sink, including a pile of mish-mashed bicycles that are so entangled, you wonder how they’ll ever get unsnarled. Instant trailer, right? Not so fast. Throwing bikes into a boat to take up north can be damaging to the bikes AND an expensive boat, too. With a good bicycle carrier, though, transporting bikes can be quick, easy and safe.
Most bicycle carriers can be classified by their design for securing the bike (by the frame, wheel mount or fork mount) and also by the way in which the carrier itself attaches to your vehicle. There are multitudes of different styles and sizes of bike carriers on the market, so it can be tough to figure out which will work best for you. Here are a few questions to get you thinking about what style and features best suit your needs.
What type of bike(s) are you hauling, and what kind of biking do you do?
If you are fairly hardcore about your biking or even at a competitive level and invest a lot of time and money into your bikes, chances are, you’re going to want to invest in a top quality bike carrier like a Thule or Yakima. A high-end carbon frame bike or a mountain bike, for example, may be best transported using a rooftop, fork mounted carrier for the greatest stability. If, on the other hand, your greater need is to carry enough bikes for the entire family as you’re headed for a camping weekend, there are economical, multi-bike cradle-style carriers like some of the styles by Rage Powersports that have extensions to accommodate more bicycles. Similarly, a wheel mount model is ideal for mountain bikes or bicycles with a step-through frame (a “women’s” bike), but you also have the option of the cradle-style if you use a special bike frame adapter that creates a horizontal tie-down point across the frame.
What type of vehicle do you drive? Is it an SUV, car, truck or camper? Does the vehicle have two doors, four doors or a rear hatch?
Your vehicle often determines which bike carrier will work for you based on the carrier’s mounting system. Here is a list of some popular “categories” of bicycle carriers based on how they attach to a vehicle:
Hatchback / Trunk
Bumper Mount (for campers / RVs)
Does your vehicle have a hitch? If so, what size is the receiver?
There are lots of options here, in terms of how the bikes are secured, whether by wheel mount, fork mount or a cradle that holds the frame. Most hitch mount bicycle carriers will fit either a 1-1/4” or 2” receiver, but you should double check the specs of the model you are considering. As a bonus, many of these have a tilt-down feature that gives access to the trunk space or will fold up when not in use.
Does your vehicle have a roof rack or bars on it? Is there a sun roof or anything else mounted on top?
This is a question for people considering a roof mount style of carrier; you’ll need those to secure the carrier. If, however, your vehicle doesn’t already have some type of racking on it, separate cargo bars are also available. A sunroof, on the other hand, could interfere with some styles of rooftop bike carriers.
What other features are important to you?
There are tons of accessory items out there for bike racks that don’t already come with the features that you want. Do you want to be able to lock your bikes onto the carrier? Or maybe a rooftop carrier suits you, but the reach is just a little too much. Locking cables, wheels steps, hitch adapters, locking hitch pins, frame adapters, an anti-tilt device for the hitch receiver – all available to make your bike carrier perfectly suited to your needs.
Enjoy the cycling season this year, and keep your bikes in good shape with a proper bicycle carrier. Where are you headed next with your bikes in tow?
Here is a new item we added to Discount Ramps.com
The Advantage SportsRack GlideAWAY hitch mounted 4 bike carrier is the newest addition to the Hitch Mount Bike Rack category. This bike rack features a unique accordion folding design that allows the rack to be pulled away from vehicle. This gives you an additional 23 inches of access the rear of your vehicle when extended. It also features a latch that secures the unit in it’s closed position. Fits both 1 1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers with included adapter. Make of heavy duty tubular steel with powder coat finish. Includes a 2 year manufacture’s warranty.
Thanks for reading! Jay Tamez – Discount Ramps LLC
|Do you need a simple way to park bikes? Introducing the BC-9411 Bike Parking Rack from Discount Ramps.com. This bike rack is constructed from 1″ steel tubing and has a black powder-coat finish. The rack is double sided and accommodates up to 6 full sized bicycles. At last, no more bikes laying on the ground!|
|Click here for information about the BC-9411 Bicycle Parking Rack.||Click here for more about bicycle storage racks and carriers.|
|Thanks for reading! Jay Tamez – Discount Ramps LLC