The term bike rack encompasses many different things, but they are all made with one thing in mind: To hold your bike, and/or biking accessories safely.
There are racks that allow you to store you bike upright and steady, there are those that allow you to take your bike with you when you travel, and there are those bike racks that actually hold things you will need on your ride. There are plenty of each kind of bike rack on the market today, but there are several that stand out from the pack. These are our picks for the Top Five Bike Racks.
1. Allen Deluxe 3-Bike Hitch Mount Rack
The first is the Allen Deluxe 3-Bike Hitch Mount Rack. This one is one of the top five bike racks because it not only holds up to three bikes, but each bike is individually mounted on carry arms that have patented tie downs that prevent the bikes from banging into each other during the trip.
The carry arms fold down when not in use, and this hitch mount rack fits both 1.25” and 2” hitches.
2. Swagman XC Cross-Country 2 Bike Hitch Mount Rack
Second on the list is the Swagman XC Cross-Country 2- Bike Hitch Mount Rack. This one holds two bikes, mounts on the back of your vehicle and fits both 1.25” and 2” receivers.
This rack is special because it features quick release tire hoops and has a ratcheting arm to carry any size bike.
It has a soft frame to protect your bikes against scratches and dings and it all folds for easy storage when not in use.
3. Swagman XTC Cross-Country 2 Bike Hitch Mount Rack
Rounding out the vehicle bike racks is the Swagman XTC Cross-Country 2 Bike Hitch Mount Rack. This rack is a platform style and as its name suggests, it can hold up to two bikes. It fits on 2” and 1.50” receivers and features soft frame arms to protect your bikes.
Its push button ratcheting arms easily adjust to fit any frame, and the middle arm folds down for easy access to your trunk space.
This rack allows for both wheels to stay on the bike while traveling, meaning a quick release and your bike is ready to go.
4. Feedback Sports Bicycle Display Stand
The last two entries on our Top Five List are bike racks with different purposes. First up is the Feedback Sports Bicycle Display Stand. This rack sits on the floor and is great for display or storage.
It features a wheel slot that will accommodate any size tire and has a spring loaded arm that holds either the front or rear wheel for extra stability.
This rack allows you to easily roll your bike into the wheel slot, allowing for your bike to be stored upright and without the risk of falling down and getting damaged.
5. Topeak Explorer Bike Rack
The Topeak Explorer Bike Rack fits right onto the back of your bike. It can be used with any Topeak MTX quick track compatible bags as it comes with the quick track system in place. It is easy to use and can hold up to 55lbs.
For safety purposes, this rack also comes with a red lite mount and tail light mount so you can easily be seen. It is easy to install and easy to ride with as it is lightweight and sturdy.
No matter which type of bike you ride or how many bikes you own, there is a rack on the market that will meet your needs. With just a little research, you can find the one that is best for you.