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Bike Racks

Whether you have an RV or small sedan, we have a number of solutions for transporting your bikes on your vehicle.

Choosing a bike carrier can be a lot of work, particularly if you aren't sure which style will work best for you. To help with your purchasing decision we have divided bike racks into four main categories. For additional help selecting a bike rack, we've put together a Bike Rack Basics guide to address some of the key considerations of selecting a bike carrier as well as a helpful comparison table.

Bike Rack Packages  
  • Everything you need!
  • Base racks and bike racks combined
  • Fits for all vehicles

Hitch Bike Racks  
  • Carry up to 5 bikes
  • Requires trailer hitch
  • Mast, wheel mount, and swingaway racks

Roof Bike Racks  
  • Carry 1 bike per rack
  • Requires base rack
  • Wheel and fork mount racks
  • Fits for all vehicles

Trunk Mount Bike Racks  
  • Carry up to 4 bikes
  • Require a clear trunk
  • Great versatility and value
  • Fits most cars and SUVs

Bike Rack Styles

  • Hitch Bike Racks - Most common bike rack. This option requires trailer hitch, which can cost $140 to $200 if you don't have already have one. Will hold up to 5 bikes and most models either tilt down or swing out for access to the rear of your vehicle.
  • Roof Bike Racks - Good option for small cars. This option mounts to a roof base rack which will cost $250 to $400 if you don't already have one installed. Offered in a fork mount style with the front wheel removed and an upright style with the wheels on the bike.
  • Trunk Mount Bike Racks - Lowest cost option. Requiring nothing but a clear trunk, this option starts as low as $59.00. Carries up to 4 bikes.There are also options for carrying your bike on a rear mounted spare tire.

In order to help you determine which bike rack will work best for you, we have developed a helpful side-by-side comparison table which illustrates the 7 key considerations of each bike rack category.


7 Key Considerations

Roof Bike Racks
Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks


1 bike per rack

Up to 5 bikes per rack

Up to 4 bike per rack


Factory or aftermarket roof crossbars

1.25" or 2" receiver hitch

Trunks, rear hatches, or spare tires

Ease of Loading




Rear Vehicle Access


Most models



Increased wind drag may have an affect on gas mileage

Little to no affect

Little to no affect


Increased vehicle height may cause clearance issues

Increased vehicle length may affect vehicle handling

Increased vehicle length may affect vehicle handling