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Best Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

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									Best Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

By Tom Tessin



When you're ready to take your bike out for a ride, you may find that you want to take it to a nearby
park, a place 500 miles away, or maybe just down the road. Regardless, if you're like me, you're going to
soon find out that you just dont' want to ride your bike around the same location day after day.
Thankfully for bike racks, you can tow your bike wherever you go.



I wanted to first point out some pros and cons of this type of rack, followed by what I think are the top
hitch based racks on the market. There are a lof of them, so what I did was search out the best reviewed
racks on e-commerce based sites such as Amazon.



First, let's take a look at the pros of a hitch based bike rack...



  Easy to install: Most of these are fairly easy to install, making it a breeze for you.

  Easy to put bike on/off: I like convenience. I want to take my bike off right away, as well as put it back
on fast.

  Don't have to take apart: Many racks out there make you take off the wheel, or do something else in
order to get it to fit. This isn't the case with these types.



Now, let's take a look at the cons....



 Worry about an accident: Since it's going to be in the back, you may get into a fender bender. This
wouldn't be pretty for your bike.

  Can damage car: If you purchase a cheap one, you may find that it rubs against your car. This wouldn't
be good for the paint job on your car.

   Can't fit more than 2: Most of the time, you will only be able to fit 2 bikes. If you want to fit more than
2, you may have to resort to a rooftop based one.
Now seeing that hitch based mounts are the most popular ones, I wanted to show you a few models
that you can consider. Each brand and model are going ot range in price, so its up to you to do your
homework on each one.



  Thule 958 Parkway

  Allen Delux 3 Bike Hitch

  Swagman XC Cross County Rack

  Allen Delux Mount Rack

  Hollywood Racks HR1000



Swagman bike Rack

								
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