There are a few different styles of bike racks to choose from: truck bed-mounted, spare tire-mounted, hitch-mounted, and trunk-mounted bike racks. If you’ve got a sedan or a coupe, chances are a trunk-mounted bike rack may be the best choice all around.
You may be wondering, though…”how do I install a trunk mounted bike rack?”
Thule’s trunk-mounted bike racks are secured to the vehicle’s trunk lid with six steel-reinforced straps, which are then tightened rachet-style with their patented FitDial hub. Rubber pads protect the trunk lid’s finish, and then their exclusive cradle system allows you to lock down the bikes into position.
Yakima trunk-mounted bike racks install in a similar fashion, with straps, their Quick-Trigger hub system, and padded feet and buckles to protect the car’s finish. Their ingenious mounting setup works on any vehicle, even ones with a spoiler on the rear deck lid.
The upshot? Robust steel or T3 aluminum construction, secure fit to practically any vehicle’s trunk lid, and enough capacity to carry two bikes safely and securely.