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The 10 Best Kayak Roof Racks 2019

The kayak has been around for a long time. And we mean a long time. It is believed that the slim, swift sporting boat has existed for about 4,000 years. It was used by Inuit, Yup’ik, and Aleut peoples for hunting and transportation. Originally...

The Best Ladder Rack 2019

Have you ever wanted to go out with a kayak, surfboard, or ladder but couldn’t due to logistics? I get it. Despite having a truck, certain items cannot fit and stay secure on the truck bed, especially when we have to carry coolers, a tent, and...

The Best Car Top Carrier 2019

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much space you appear to have in your car or how big it is; there just isn’t enough to fit everything in. That’s when you need to consider a car top carrier. You could, of course, opt to tow a trailer behind you...

The Best Thule Bike Rack 2019

As we all know, bike riding can be a highly enjoyable activity, your bicycle can significantly help with reducing stress, improving your overall physical condition, and it can also soothe some pains and help during the recovery process. All in all –...

The Best 4Runner Roof Rack 2019

Toyota’s 4Runner has been around for quite a while. The Japanese auto maker introduced this body-on-frame SUV way back in 1984. It was a modified version of the Toyota Hilux pickup with an added row of seats and a removable fiberglass top. The...

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Thule Parkway 4 Review - RackMaven

Thule Parkway 4 Review

Have you ever tried to plan a holiday and take your bicycles along with you? Planning any trip with bikes is always a hassle. Bikes are bulky and awkward to transport. They don’t fit in the trunk unless you own a truck...

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You'd imagine that something as straightforward as a bike rack would be easy to pick out and simply buy right? It's essentially something made of metal or plastic you hang your bike on or stick your bike in. Unfortunately, like with most modern gadgets and accessories, it's just not that simple. Bike racks also known as bicycle racks, come in several shapes and sizes. Each one serves a specific need, takes up a certain amount of space and costs you a certain amount of money.

As an example, even though they're all called bike racks, there's a big functional difference between bike storage racks and bike transport racks. Bike storage racks come in two flavours, indoor bike racks that are commonly used to store a bike inside a garage, house or apartment and outdoor bike racks used to store bikes in a backyard or even park them on the street.  Bike transport racks, sometimes also referred to as bike carriers, attach to the roof, trunk, spare tire or hitch of a car or SUV and is used to transport bicycles from one point to the next.