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2 Most Overlooked Bicycle Accessories

Sep 10, 2021
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What’s in your bicycle accessory checklist? Helmet? Check. Anti-fall elbow pads and knee pads? Check. Cycling clothes? Bought five pairs. Bike lights? Got a powerful headlight and tail light. Mini pump? Attached next to the water bottle. There may be more on your list. The more you venture into cycling, the list of accessories will grow day by day as there are infinite kinds that will specifically cater to a certain need. However, we often overlook the need to secure our bicycles. For one, you are not on your bike 24 hours a day and seven days a week. More often, the bicycles are left unattended in one corner of our house. Some are left on the porch or on the patio. Some are left-leaning on garage walls. And the bicycles are subjected to changing temperatures and moisture build-up. Bicycles left standing may cause external damages, and deterioration of the bicycle mechanics. And when transporting our bikes, having them lay down on the cargo bed of the pickup truck may result in damages as well, especially if the roads going to the bike location are rough and the storage is not secured. If you own folding bikes, then it would be less of a headache, if not, then prepare to be dismayed.
Bike racks: For car mount and garage storage
Sometimes, if you wish to do destination rides and uphill rides, you only want to hop on the bike when you reach the destination. Cycling from home is always an option, however, it is more convenient to bring a car to take you there. And of course, bike racks help you tow your bike in one piece, as to leave out the hassle of having to dismantle the bicycle. The racks are excellent accessories to safely transport your bikes using your cars, especially when traveling a long distance and off-road. And when you want to secure your bicycles when not in use, a bike rack is an excellent choice. Sharing the garage space with your vehicle can get too crowded, especially if you own a single-car garage. The wall-mounted bike rack allows you to save more space by dedicating a wall to store it. Your bikes are in safety when stationary and parked in your garage.
Fleximounts Bike Hitch Rack Foldable BHR4
The bike rack is as durable as you want it to be. It is made of a cold-roll steel structure with a protective powder paint finish. It has anti-wobble knobs to strengthen the connection between the mainmast and folding arms. You are assured that the bike rack can be firmly or securely fixed in place, which would be our biggest worry when on the road. Frequent glances at the back of our car would be lessened with this rack as you will be at ease with its performance. The foldable bike hitch rack features a tiltable mainmast. The body of the rack can swing up, down, forward and backward, which allows easier lifting of bikes. The rack pops back to its original position with the anti-wobble knob. Moreover, its foldable arms are easy to move. So, when the rack is not in use, you can easily fold it back to safekeeping. The arms won’t also get in the way even if they are installed in your vehicle. The Fleximounts Bike Hitch Rack Foldable BHR4 is compatible with different sizes of bikes, which is perfect for group outings and if you own multiple types of bicycles. The rack has adjustable straps that can hold up to four bikes. It can carry a weight of up to 165 lbs.
Fleximounts Hanger Wall Mounted Bike Rack BR1
The J-shaped hooks are easy to use as they fit perfectly to the curvature of your bike hubs, thus, providing a firm grip to secure the bicycles in their proper position. You need not worry about the hooks coming off the hanging bikes because each hook is mounted securely. And the good thing also is that the premium bike hooks are wrapped with dense sponge foam tubing, which prevents aging and cracking and offers better protection for your bike’s wheels, hubs, and spokes. The hooks can easily be re-positioned anywhere on the rack to suit different bicycle sizes as storage needs change. The bike wall mount hanger fits most types of bicycles (within 2.56-in range in diameter), including mountain bikes, road bikes, and kids bikes. But this excludes wide-tire bikes. The wall mount bike rack is made of high-quality materials. It is created from powder-coated, cold-rolled steel for durability, which resists rusting, chipping, and cracking. The racks available can hold 1 bike, 4 bikes, or 6 bikes. It can hold up to 300 lbs or 136 kg for the 6-bike rack. They are heavy-duty and long-lasting that can withstand years, and are dependable for load-bearing performance. This is especially good for cyclists who will take this lifestyle for a very long time. And of course, as you venture into cycling, a high chance would be to buy more bicycles that fit a certain activity. So this could mean the need for more storage space and durable storage racks.
Final Thoughts
As much as we value gears and accessories that cater to our cycling activity, we should also include in our list the accessories that will help us maintain our bicycles. We have invested money, time, and effort in buying our bicycle units, so we should not be complacent when it comes to storing them. When purchasing bike racks, always look for the quality, which should be durable to last a long time. For sure, you would be riding your bicycles for as long as you can so investing in a high-quality rack will be in your best interest.