What are the best bike racks for cars?

Taking your bike to amazing nature trails require a sturdy rack attachment. A good rack secures your bike and is easy to attach. We are making a list of the best bike racks that you can rely on. Think we forgot to mention a rack that works well for you? Please add it and comment. 

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    #1Thule 9036XTB

    Thule 9036XTB

    The Thule rack has an AutoAttach installation feature that makes it easy to connect the rack to your car without any tools. This rack lets you secure bikes with wheels of around 20 to 29 inches. 

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    Heather Watkins
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "cant go wrong with thule racks. Its easy for me to use this one right away when my hubby and I want to bike on our favorite trail."
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    #2Highland 1375100

    Highland 1375100

    The Highland SportWing rack has an anti-sway hitch pin that protects your bikes from damages. This rack also has durable steel construction and powder coat finish that is resistant against rust.

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    William Deng
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "bikes often hit my car when I make a sharp turn while sitting on the rack. but this is one of the bike racks for cars I'm happy to suggest to anyone since it can keep the bike from hopping out of the car when I hit a ramp."
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    #3Yakima 8002462

    Yakima 8002462

    The FullTilt rack from Yakima has a Same Key System Locks that lets you secure up to four bikes. This rack also has fully padded arms that protect your bike while holding it to your car.

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    Philip Webb
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "this rack needs a longer security belt for bigger bikes. but it does the job by keeping my bikes glued to the car."
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    #4Kuat NV 2.0

    Kuat NV 2.0

    The NV 2.0 rack from Kuat uses an integrated cable lock mechanism that locks your bike in place. Kuat also includes a Trail Doc work stand where you can place your bike to repair it. 

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    Kelly Gilbert
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "tad bit pricer than other bike racks for autos. but you do get what you paid for which is a good rack for bikes."
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    #5Swagman 64650

    Swagman 64650

    Swagman rack can secure bikes with tires that are 20" to 29" inches. It also has an anti-wobble hitch device that keeps your bikes from shaking. The racks can carry up to 35lbs per bike.

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    Benjamin Stanley
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "It took a while to get my swagman rack connected to my car. once I do get it, it holds the bike as tight as possible while I'm driving unpaved roads. "
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    #6Hollywood Racks HR1400

    Hollywood Racks HR1400

    The HR1400 rack has an anti-wobble feature that lowers the movement of your bikes while transporting them. The rack also lets you attach it to your vehicle without using any tools. 

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    John Chang
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "solid car bike rack construction is what you are going to get with hollywood racks. Mine has been with me for a long time. downside to the rack is the pain it takes to install it. "
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    #7Eaz-Lift 51493

    Eaz-Lift 51493

    This bike rack from Eaz-Lift mounts to any two-inch hitch. The rack comes with a pivot that lets you move your bikes to open the back door without uninstalling the rack. The pivot also decreases the rate of wobbling. 

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    Kenneth Lopez
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "I like the pivot that makes the rack and bike like a gate that lets me open the trunk door. on the downside, the straps are really faulty. you will want to add more secured straps when using the rack. "
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    #8Allen Sports 102DN-R

    Allen Sports 102DN-R

    The bike rack from Allen Sports has a tie-down feature that both protects and secures your bike while transporting them. The rack comes with side straps that allow for better lateral stability.

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    Chen Cui
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "this bike rack looks like its more for mountain bikes. when I attached my son's bike to it, it sways like crazy that I had to use more straps to keep it from moving. Bigger bikes have no problem staying in place with this rack. "

Summary

Best What are the best bike racks for cars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Thule 9036XTBVehicles 17 Paid
2Highland 1375100Vehicles 11 Paid
3Yakima 8002462Vehicles 8 Paid
4Kuat NV 2.0Vehicles 3 Paid
5Swagman 64650Vehicles 2 Paid
6Hollywood Racks HR1400Vehicles 2 Paid
7Eaz-Lift 51493Vehicles 1 Paid
8Allen Sports 102DN-RVehicles 1 Paid
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