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The Best Thule Bike Rack

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 10 Best Spare Tire Bike Racks

An effective method of doing so is with a spare tire bike rack, which is mounted on to the spare tire of your vehicle.

The Best 4Runner Roof Rack

Toyota’s 4Runner has been around for quite a while. The Japanese automaker 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...

The 10 Best Truck Bed Bike Racks

It has long become accepted that cycling is a great way to stay in shape, both physically and mentally. Still, not everyone has the luck to have great scenery and kept trails in their close proximity. So, what are you to do? Plan a bike trip and...

The 10 Best Kayak Storage Racks

There are two main issues when you have a passion for kayaking; getting the kayaks to and from the water, and finding the best kayak storage racks for when you’re not using them. The first issue is easily sorted by getting yourself a great kayak...

Product Reviews

Upside Rack Review - RackMaven

Upside Rack Review

The Bottom Line Roof-based bicycle carriers are not perfect, as they have a couple of fitment limitations. They are the best solution for anyone who is nervous about overtaking other vehicles or parking with extra car...

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Welcome to Rack Maven

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.