The Bike Rack Store
With the top brands, decades of experience, and free shipping from multiple physical locations across the United States, the best place for you to buy your bike rack is right here. We have a solution to get your bikes on just about every vehicle. See what we have in store now!
How many bikes your car can carry will depend on the size of hitch you have, and its tongue weight carrying limit. Divide that tongue weight limit in half and you have the effective load you’re able to safely carry. For a 2″ hitch this is typically up to five bikes, but a 1.25″ hitch can range from two to four.
After you know how many bikes you can carry then it comes down to the type of rack you want to buy. We have a selection of both platform and hanging style racks, both with their advantages and disadvantages. For carrying more than two bikes hanging racks are cheaper and easier to store in your garage when not in use. But a platform style rack makes it dead simple to carry nearly any style of bike regardless of the frame style.
Our Suggested Hitch Bike Racks
If you’re looking to put a bike (or bikes) on your vehicle’s roof, then we got you covered. The Bike Rack Store has a wide selection of rooftop bike racks from Yakima, Thule, RockyMounts, and Kuat all set to mount to your vehicle’s roof rack.
Choosing the best rooftop bike rack for you depends on the type of bike you’re carrying, and if you’re looking to keep your front wheel on or off. For most people leaving on your wheel is the ideal choice: just lift your bike into the rack, secure it, and hit the road. But if you’re riding a high-end road bike, often it’s best to remove the front wheel and secure the bike by the fork.
No matter what your carrying style is, we have the perfect rack for you.
Our Suggested Rooftop Bike Racks
The least expensive way to throw a couple bikes on your car is almost always with a trunk-mount strap bike rack. While one of these racks can save you some, or a lot, or money, they come with a few considerable drawbacks as well.
Trunk Bike Racks are made for short and infrequent trips. By the nature of their design even the best trunk racks available mount by pressing against your paint, and hooking into your trunk. The racks are secured by cinching down webbing straps until you have a solid pressure-fit. As you drive these straps will eventually start to work themselves loose. If you’re using a trunk rack on a longer drive be sure to stop periodically and re-tighten all straps.
Even when mounted correctly a trunk rack will risk scratches: anything pressing up against your paint will, there’s just no way around it.
If you need just something simple to get your bikes a few miles down the road, then this might be the best option for you.
Our Suggested Trunk Strap Bike Racks
While they’re not the most common bike rack we sell, if you’re vehicle has a rear-mounted spare tire (like a Jeep or RAV4) then a spare tire mounted bike rack might be the perfect choice for you.
Spare tire racks work by mounting a steel plate behind your spare tire, with a hitch-like receiver sticking out through the middle. Your bike rack mounts into that plate, and presses up against the tire for support. This style of bike rack allows you to quickly mount up to two bikes to your vehicle, and keeps them high enough off the ground to give clearance for light offroading.
Even if your spare tire is offset and not centered behind your vehicle, bike racks like the Thule Spare Me Pro can be offset in the opposite direction to center your bikes and keep them from sticking out to the side.
Our Suggested Spare Tire Bike Racks
If you’re looking for a non-conventional or pickup truck mounting bike rack, this is the place for you.
While most of the bike racks found in this section are made specifically for pickup trucks, some of fork block racks can be mounted just about anywhere.
So if you’re looking for throw a bunch of bikes over your tailgate, or want to mount them by their forks, we have just the racks for you.
Our Suggested Truck Bed Bike Racks
The Bike Rack Store is a bike rack only specialty shop owned, operated, and controlled entirely by Rack Attack. Every aspect of your order will be handled by Rack Attack with the same expertise and care given to every order we receive. At this time we are unable to accept any orders on this domain from outside of the United States. For orders shipping to Canada you must head to our main site: www.rackattack.com.