Need to carry a bike or three on your vehicle? This article covers all the available options for carrying bikes on vehicles in Australia. Read on..
Essentially, there are three types of bike carriers:
1. Roof mounted bike carriers – available for all vehicles
2. Rear mounted bike carriers (usually attached to the trunk of your Sedan or rear door of your 4×4)
3. Towbar / Hitch mounted bike carriers – to carry 4+ bikes
Here are the popular options – you will get all of these at Vehicle Accessories, Sydney https:// www.vehicle-accessories.com.au/bicycle-carriers/
THULE OUTRIDE 561 – 17KG RATED MAX 129CM BAR WIDT
The Thule Outride 561 is a aluminium frame, super light weight roof-top option to carry your bike or two. This lovely bike carrier is especially designed for sports bikes with carbon frames. The Thule Outride 561 sports quick release wheel straps for near instant loading and unloading of your bikes. Bikes can be locked to the carrier making them difficult to steal.
WB200 FORK MOUNT BICYCLE CARRIER
The WB 200 fork mounted bike carrier is a premium product sporting aerodynamic styling. Super engineering include the QuickDock technology for smooth and easy attachment / detachment of your bikes. With the WB 200, you can now carry your road and mountain bikes (including bikes with QR15 and disc brakes). Carries a bicycle up to 17kg
WB201 FRAME MOUNT BICYCLE CARRIER
The WB201 is one-up on the famous WB 200 bike carrier vehicle and Car Accessories and is a much sleeker and smarter option. The engineering far surpasses the WB200. This latest version uses the latest SmartHold technology.
The Smarthold system will automatically apply the correct clamping pressure and fasten your bike without the need to remove the front wheel !! It is also lockable and Kayak Carrier bikes up to 20kg in weight.
THULE PRORIDE 598001 SILVER
The Thule Prorider 598001 Silver is uniquely designed and engineered so it automatically positions your bike to the frame holder and wheel tray. It sports the quick and easy bike securing with a torque limiter dial. This is a unique system that controls the quantum of force going into the bike frame. The pressure pads are large with soft claw pads that adapt to your bike’s frame thereby minimising the risk of damage to your bike frame.
The Yakima Frontloader is a no nonsense universal fit kit. It is one of the most versatile rooftop bike mounts. It is super easy to install. Unlike other bike carriers, the Yakima bike carrier accessory, doesn’t touch the painted surfaces of your bike.
You can adjust the wheel tray and position the rear wheel in a snap. It also sports a super security system that locks your bike to the mount.