Best Bike Racks For Trucks Buyers Guide 2021

For a long time now its been known that cycling is such a great way to keep fit, and has great benefits for both your body and mental health. Still with that said not everyone lives in an area where they can get the fullest use of the bikes, and reach the great outdoors. So this leads to people looking for bike rack. In this article we look at the best bike racks for trucks.

But we don’t always realise how to get the bike to the great outdoors. Or the best method to do so.  By car or truck is the obvious answer, but you need to know the correct rack to get, as there are so many different options out there for different cars and shapes, sizes.  So rather than throwing it the boot, of your truck or car, which can easily lead to your bike being damaged, what you need is a bike rack. Below we look at some of the best bike racks for larger cars, we have other lists for bike racks for caravans.

You also could do with a bike rack cover, which we list here 

 

Swagman Bicycle Carriers Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (1/1/4 and 2-Inch Receiver)

 

This bike carrier has some great positives to it, including the fact like all Swag man mount racks they have high quality and come with a long guarantee.

This is a simple rack to put on your truck, or large car, and you will be started in no time. 

You hook up to your tow bar, and there you go.

This model below can hold up to 4 bikes, so more than enough for all of your family! 

 
 

 

Heininger Automotive 2025 Advantage SportsRack BedRack

 
 
 
 
 
  
This model as seen in the picture is suited for trucks with this style of pick up. It sits nicely in the back and again its very simple to get going. You hook the rack over the back, and it can hold up to 4 bikes. The 2025 is available on amazon, and is great value compared to some of the more expensive options out there. The bikes fit snugly with tits back wheel sitting in the rollers, all 4 bikes here fit well without knocking into each other and causing damage.
 

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INNO RT201 Truck Bed Bike Rack – Bike Mount for Standard Pickup Truck

This bike rack is another one suited for pick up trucks but rather than one thats fitting 4 or 5 bikes, as you can see its a simple hooked bike rack that is used for one bike only. As you can see with the inno rt210 bike rack you just need to hook this and job done. its suitable for any kind of bike and not as suited for family trips but someone who is solo, or sharing the bike on a holiday. 

Bike Bicycle Carrier Hitch Receiver 2” Heavy Duty Mount Rack Truck SUV

 
This is lovely heavy duty steel bike rack, suitable for SUV’s and larger trucks.  This model is compatible with most frames and it has adjustable rods and straps to make sure there is no give when you are driving, or if you go over any bumps or uneven roads.
 
Its somewhere in between the last 2 models, In that it takes 2 bikes rather than 1 or 4.
So if you are a couple looking for a heavy duty bike rack that will last you years. Then this rack would be a very solid choic

Softride 26457 A Pick Up Shuttle Pad Black 61″ Tailgate Bike Rack for Bikes, Surfboards or SUP

 

This is a very different option for you, the soft ride bike rack. The soft ride carries up to six bikes in a standard pickup truck bed. It has rugged nylon straps and heavy duty padding for extra protection so that your bikes do not end up damaged. 

This model will include four soft wraps, these secure your bikes to your tailgate. 

Soft wraps for securing bikes, to your tailgates pad along a nylon daisy chain. 

This model can be used for bikes lumber surf boards and many other things, so even though its a bike rack it has many other uses, which we think could make it a great option for you.

MaxxHaul (70210) 4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack

This option the maxxhaul, work well on trucks or big SUV’s so as you can see from the photo it can take up to 4 bikes, so it may be more suited to familys or someone going mountain biking with friends perhaps. 

This works well with basically any car truck that you throw it at, and because of this we think its a great option for anyone starting out. Its simple to put on your vehicle, you just pop it on the tow bar and you are sorted. Its very sturdy and well made solid metal, and with foam protection for the bikes themselves. Its well spaced so the bikes will not be clattering into eachother if you go over a pothole. 

It swings down too, so you can get access to the rear of the vehicle, if needed at any time.

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