5 Best Car Bike Racks.
Bike racks are attached to the rear of your car, trailer or rear hitch receiver. This is a product that most people are not even aware of, but you should know about because it gives you many options. You can drive to work, stop at a park, remove your bike and take a ride. Or go cross country riding or even into the wild. So I decided to find the best-reviewed bike racks on Amazon. If many people are in agreement that they are good then it will be.
Allen Sports compact trunk Mounted Bike Rack
This particular model of the Allen Sports is designed to only carry one bike. If you need to carry more bikes then there is another version of the Allen in this article as
This bike rack can be folded and is small enough to fit into a bag, so there is not going to be any problem keeping it in the trunk of your car.
This bike rack can be mounted onto hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and minivans. Once it is attached you then secure the bike onto this rack with tie downs. This is the only bike rack in the list that does not need an adapter or a hitch receiver.
It is ideal for people that only need a single bike. This Allen Rack has over 1070 customer reviews and has an average rating for 4 stars out of 5.
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Swagman RV approved traveler XC2 with bumper adapter
If you and your wife or plan to go biking together then you should opt for the Swagman. It is designed to carry two bikes.
Unlike the Allen, this is attached to the rear bumper of your car. There is a bumper mount adaptor included with the product. Please note that the Swagman has a limit of 35 pounds per bike. So please weigh your bike before making this purchase.
The swagman has been reviewed over 190 + times and has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5
Swagman XC cross-country 2-bike hitch mount rack
This is an alternative version of the Swagman above. It is sturdier than the regular swagman and is designed to go cross country, something the earlier swagman is not able to do. It accomplishes this by being attached to the rear receiver hitch.
Even if you do not have a rear receiver hitch, I would recommend you install one because if you are planning to go cross country then any bike rack will not be secured by a bumper attachment or any other alternative. It will fall off the moment you get on rough bouncy roads.
Like the other swagman, this has a 35 pounds limit per bike. Now one nice feature for the swagman is that the arms fold downward. So you can still use your trunk without removing the rack. It is a very useful feature and makes the Swagman stand out in comparison to the other bike racks on the list.
This swagman has been reviewed over 1540+ times and has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5
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Lippert components Jack-It 2-bike carrier
The Lippert jack weighs only 25 pounds and can carry 80 pounds of weight. At first, I was a little worried of how two bikes would fit onto this rack but then when I did it myself it worked. But it looked flimsy and I was concerned that the bikes might fall off so I did a test run and the Lippert performed satisfactorily.
The unfortunate problem with it is that it does not attach to the bumper. It is specifically designed to attach to the trailer’s tongue jack on the A-Frame. There is a way to attach it to the rear receiver hitch but you will need to purchase the Lippert receiver hitch adapter to do so. Hence, I would not recommend this as much as the swagman or Allen.
The Lippert has been reviewed 55+ times and has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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Allen Sports Deluxe hitch mounted bike rack.
The difference between this Allen rack and the other one is that this one needs a Class 3 or 4 inch rear receiver hitch. That is the downside, as I said before it is worth getting the hitch installed.
The beauty of this particular model of the Allen is that there are many different versions for a different number of bikes. The model’s available range from holding 2 bikes to 5 bikes. So if your whole family is going out riding then this is highly recommended.
The carry arms that hold the bikes in place can be folded and fits neatly. The installation of this Rack is very simple and needs only a wrench. You push the rack onto the hitch then you place the locking hitch pin inside and fasten the bolts tightly. It is done!
This model of the Allen sports has been reviewed over 4700 times and its rating is 4.5 stars out of 5.
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