Thule 9007XT Gateway 3 Bike Trunk Rack Thule
is a brand that originated in Sweden in 1942. Erik Thulin, a true outdoor lover, put the Thule name on a pike trap that he had designed and began selling them. In ...
Thule 9009XT Archway 2 Bike Rack Thule is
a brand that originated in Sweden in 1942. Erik Thulin, a true outdoor lover, put the Thule name on a pike trap that he had designed and began selling them. In the ...
In a perfect world, every awesome trail would start right outside your back door. Sadly, this isn’t true. Since many trails start further away than riding distance, you need a way to transport your bike by car. Unless you have a pickup truck or a large empty van, you are going to need a bike rack. In the world of bike racks, hitch mounted racks reign supreme. If you need a rack and you have a hitch, a hitch rack is the way to go. Here at JensonUSA, we have a wide selection of hitch mount bike racks for you to choose from.
Hitch racks are considered better than other bike racks for several reasons. To start with, they are extremely secure. The rack sits inside the trailer hitch of a car and is typical secured by a large thru-bolt and nut. Hitch racks are also super easy to install and remove because there is only that one bolt holding the rack in place. The thru-bolt is a very secure design, but when you unthread it, the rack comes right off. Most companies also provide a way to lock this bolt so your rack can’t be easily stolen at night. A hitch rack also can’t damage your car like some other racks can. Roof racks can lead to roof damage if not installed correctly and trunk racks can leave dents or paint chips if also not installed correctly.
Hitch receivers on a car typically come in two sizes. Large vehicles such as trucks and SUV’s come with a 2” hitch. Smaller vehicles such as sedans usually have a 1 ¼” hitch or none at all. Companies make hitch racks that work with both sizes of receivers, just make sure you buy a rack that matches your receiver size. If you are getting a hitch installed on your car, I suggest getting a 2” hitch. A 2” hitch is stronger, they can tow more weight and they accept more accessories.
If you have any questions about hitch mount bike racks, hop on a call or a chat with one of our expert Gear Advisors today at 888-880-3811. They are always happy to help you with any questions you may have.