Your question: What is the best bike rack for SUV?

Can you install a bike rack on an SUV?

You can install a hitch bike rack in a number of ways. In general, you’ll attach it to your SUV by inserting a pole into the opening of the trailer hitch and screwing a bolt through both the opening and the rack. Another type of hitch rack requires you to get under your SUV and screw vertically into the frame.

Why are bike racks so expensive?

Each bike is secured independently. The increased complexity and pieces required to build this style of rack brings up the production cost significantly. Platform style racks even more-so.

What kind of bike rack does my car need?

Hitch mounted bike racks are considered by most to be the ideal way to carry bikes on a car. They are sturdy, reliable, easy to load, and carry nearly zero risk to damaging your vehicle. The catch is you need to have a receiver hitch installed on your vehicle (again, we install these).

Can you open your trunk with a bike rack on it?

Expert Reply: If you need truck access often, I have a solution for you, but bike rack manufacturers do not recommend opening the rear hatch or trunk with a bike rack installed. The door hinges are not designed to hold the extra weight and the rear door could come down on whoever is underneath.

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Are expensive bike racks worth it?

The only issue is that they require some extra muscles to fit on the roof and mount your bike. Furthermore, they raise the clearance of your car and make it less aerodynamic (slower). But other than that, roof racks are worth what you pay.

Do bike racks wobble?

Any rack with a regular slide-through pin will wobble. If you want one that doesn’t wobble as much, get one that has a threaded pin that you have to use a wrench or ratchet on. Even with all of this, every rack will have play in the design.