Best Roof Mount Bike Racks Delivering Maximum Convenience

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Are you tired of cramming your bikes into the back of your car or struggling to find room on a hitch-mounted rack? A roof-mount bike rack might be the solution you need. These racks attach to your vehicle’s roof racks and offer a secure and convenient way to transport your bikes.

Roof-mount bike racks are designed to carry a single bike by attaching directly to the roof racks on top of your vehicle. They're typically made from steel or aluminium, and their design is generally universal.  This will allow the roof mounted bike racks to be cross compatible to most roof rack brands. They can be used on any vehicle. Cars, SUVs, and vans. Obviously the lower to the ground the roof height the easier it is to load.  The type of rack that you choose depends on how you would like to mount the bike to the bike rack. Depending on your preferred attachment method you can choose fork mount, frame holding bike rack or wheel squeezing.

A roof mount bike rack works by either mounting into the channel on the roof racks or wrapping around the roof rack bar. The bike rack will usually have the front wheel held with a clamping mechanism or fork mount. Otherwise the frame is held by an arm. The rear wheel is always strapped down.The straps can be adjusted to accommodate different wheel sizes, as well as the wheel trays and be slid forward or back  on the rack, so that they can be fitted optimally.

Why Use a Roof Mount Bike Rack?

Their benefits of using roof mount bike rack include:

Convenient and Secure

Roof mount bike racks are convenient because they allow you to transport your bikes without taking up space inside your vehicle. This means you can easily fit other gear or passengers in your car while still being able to bring your bikes along for the ride. They also allow for easy access to your car’s boot as they are not in the way of you opening your boot.  Roof mount bike racks are reliable and secure, as they hold your bikes firmly, away for dust and grime and can be locked to prevent theft.

Easy to Install

Most roof-mount bike racks are easy to install, and many come with detailed instructions to make the process even easier. By sliding into bars or wrapping around the profile they are designed to be mounted onto existing roof racks or crossbars.  While others come with their own suction cup mounting system.

Keeps Your Bicycle Protected

Roof mount bike racks can help protect your bicycle away from the rocks, dust and grime that jumps up from the rear wheels of your car.  This helps reduce damage during transport. 

Fits a Wide Range of Bikes Safely and Securely

Roof mount bike racks are designed to hold a wide range of bike sizes and types, so you can easily transport your road bike, mountain bike, or other types of bike. Even kids bikes. Many of them also have adjustable features to ensure a secure fit for your specific bike. The only thing to watch out for is that heavy e-bikes generally are too heavy to throw up on your roof.

Lasts for Years

Roof-mount bike racks are built to last, and they can withstand the elements and the wear and tear of frequent use. Many are made of durable materials such as aluminium or steel, so they can withstand harsh weather conditions and rough roads without breaking or rusting. As well as this there are heaps of spare parts should you lose something or need a little freshen up.

How to Pick the Best Roof Mount Bicycle Rack for Your Car

Picking the perfect roof mount bike rack for your car can be a daunting task with so many options on the market. However, we'll help you find the best one for your needs by considering a few important factors.

Understand Your Needs

Before you start shopping for a roof-mount bike rack, you must understand your needs and preferences. Think about how often you plan to use the rack, how many bikes you need to transport, and the types of bicycles you have. This will help narrow down your options and make finding a rack that meets your specific needs easier.

Look at Your Car's Roof RackType and Height from the Ground

Not all roof mount bike racks are compatible with every type of car roof. Most racks are designed for roof racks with a c-channel. There are always adapters and ways to make systems work. As a specialist, Roof Rack and Towbar World is ready to help you  check your  rack compatibility to ensure a proper fit.

Consider the Number of Bikes You Plan to Carry

Think about how many bikes you will need to transport at any given time. How many individual carriers will you need?  How much room do you have left on your cross bars?

Check the Maximum Weight Capacity of the Rack You're Interested In Buying

Check the maximum weight capacity of the rack you're considering before making a purchase. This will ensure that the rack can safely hold all your bikes without exceeding its limits. Keep in mind that you will also need to factor in the weight of the rack itself when determining if it is suitable for your needs.

Roof Rack and Towbar World's Top Roof Mount Bike Racks Picks

Here are some of the best roof-mount bike racks available in the market today:

Thule ProRide Roof Bike Rack Black/Aluminium

The Thule ProRide Roof Bike Rack Black/Aluminium is a great option for anyone who wants to get their bike up on their car without having to worry about how they're going to do it. It's got tool-free switching, so you can move it from one side of your car to another. And it's got wheel holders that are designed to firmly hold your wheels in place, keeping them from wobbling during transport. This roof mount bike rack can handle up to 20 kg (44 lbs) of bikes, and with its upright design, loading and unloading won't take long at all.

Yakima Highroad (With Locks) Premium Rooftop Upright Bike Mount

The Yakima Highroad (With Locks) Premium Rooftop Upright Bike Mount is a great option for those who need to transport their bikes frequently. The one-touch release system makes it easy to use, and the low-profile design minimises wind resistance. It's also perfect for carbon fiber bikes and custom paint jobs because it makes no contact with the frame.

Universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks, so you won't have any trouble getting this rack on your car. The sleek tray minimises hatch interference, and an integrated lock loop provides additional bike security when your vehicle is parked.

Rhino-Rack Hybrid Bike Carrier

The Rhino-Rack Hybrid Bike Carrier is designed to hold a variety of bike sizes and types. With this roof mount bike rack, you'll also have multiple locking systems. From rack to carrier, bike to carrier and finally the cable to keep your bike and racks, it offers premium security. The ergonomically shaped handle with release trigger and locking system makes it easy for anyone to use. The universal mounting hardware fits the most popular roof racks on the market today. This rack is compatible with most cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, crossovers and minivans! The model comes in black powder coat finish. Premium aluminium casting and tray make this rack durable enough for all your adventures.

Roof Rack and Towbar World Brings You the Best Roof Mount Rack for Your Outback Adventure

If you're looking for a roof mount bike rack that can handle your next adventure, look no further. At Roof Rack and Towbar World, we offer high-quality racks from top brands at a competitive price. With this wide range of options, you can find the perfect rack to meet your specific needs.

Whether you need a rack to transport one bike or multiple bikes, Roof Rack and Towbar World has a solution. We also offer installation services so you can be confident that your rack will be installed correctly and properly secured on your vehicle. Plus, with our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, you'll get a reliable and durable bike rack that will serve you for years.

So if you want a top-quality bike rack that you can count on, be sure to check out Roof Rack and Towbar World. Our stores are located in Artarmon or Burwood

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