Bike Rack for Car: Your Bike Holiday

The holidays are here, and you are willing to go out pedaling like crazy by that route that passes through a natural pool that is taken from a film and disconnect… or perhaps you’ve been training hard for a test rider throughout the year and lack little to see results you get… but would reach the town where this that pool or hosting the test? How I put everything, and the bike in the car? It’s time to look for a bike.

Many of you ask us how to transport your bikes in the car, since the legislation is often not clear enough. I have to tell you that carry bikes in the interior of a vehicle without setting, apart from being really very dangerous (a 14 kg bike multiply your weight by 35 to just 56 km/h) is prohibited, so if we decided to carry it inside our vehicle we have to carry it well tied to that does not move for l’azione centrifugal forces acceleration or braking, in addition to being recommended the use of a network of high-strength separation.

For the transport of bicycles, transporthint.com recommends three models: roof, tailgate and hitch or ball carrier:

Roof carrier : consist of a rail where are located the wheels, and a pricing system that holds the box or the front end of the bike. The installation of the accessory to the known vehicle is necessary for placement as baca; since this rail is fixed to the rack. This system has the advantage thatdoes not need any accessory signage placement, on the other hand, is the system in which it is more uncomfortable to put the bicycle, it is necessary to bring it up to the ceiling, as well as assume a increase in the consumption of the vehicle. A last warning, do not forget that you bear the bike on top of the roof at the time of entering an underground car park.

Carrier gate : are those that attach to the door or lid of the boot of the car. His way of fixing is usually by belts or by a few decks that are hooked to the edges of the door. They are more comfortable installing and riding bicycles than on the roof, in addition to avoid the aerodynamically defectcaused by the bike’s ceiling, since they are placed at the rear of the vehicle, avoiding a significant increase in consumption, on the other hand, need additional signaling.

Ball carrier : are those that are attached to the ball or shot in the trailer, and tend to be platform, though, just like the front door, they may also be suspended. Normally, the ball bike which are platform come equipped with lights and extra plate. Its appearance is similar to the carrier’s ceiling, but placed in a much more comfortable situation, basically they consist of two or three Rails (can be up to four) that are attached to a structure that engages in the tow ball. These are the most comfortable and reliable to use, but on the contrary they are the more expensive, and more if we have to include the installation of ball, in addition to occupy greater volume for the saved to the gate (the bike of the suspended type ball occupy a space similar to the gate, but normally need a plate number plate and extra portaluces). Also need an extra signage.

When I Use Plate V-20?

V-20 plate is a plate square to rojiblancas diagonal stripes that indicate that the load protrudes from the rear of the automobile. The V-20 is mandatory in all cases in which we bring our bike in the back of our car, i.e., V-20 plate we use whenever we use a bike rack of gate or ball carrier.

Provided that bikes do not exceed the width of the car (without mirrors) single-plate will be used. If the size of the bike is the width of the car and up to a maximum of the total width of the vehicle including rear-view mirrors, the use of two plates V-20 is necessary. If bike exceeds the width of the car, including rear-view mirrors, it is necessary to remove the wheels and apply one of the two previous cases.

Is that the use of the plate is a little complicated to understand, but whenever you bring a bike rack hitch or gate is required use.

When I Have That Use Plate Portaluces-Number Plate?

The use of this plate is required provided our bike, placed on the carrier, obstruct the vision of the taillights of the car, the same thing happens with tuition, speaking clearly, if top lights and license plate of the car, must carry the plate portaluces-number plate. One option is to remove the bicycle wheels that do not clog lights and avoid having to perform the installation in the car from an electrical outlet for the connector.

Because these are the determining factors when transporting our bike, I hope that this information will be useful, and as always I tell you, do not hesitate to comment to suggest, to correct or to share.

A greeting to all, see you giving pedals.