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The Best Bike Stand 2018

Your bike is probably your pride and joy; it takes you from home to work and back. More importantly, it’s there at the weekend and on your vacations to put a smile on your face. The fact that it helps to keep you fit is simply a bonus! As such an...

The Best Car Top Carrier 2018

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 SUV Bike Racks 2018

A wide variety of bike racks exist, in all kinds of shapes, capacities and designs. However, not all of them are suitable for SUVs, and even the ones that are, might not fit your specific vehicle.

The 10 Best Truck Bed Bike Racks 2018

It has long become accepted that biking 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 Roof Racks 2018

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...

Product Reviews

TMS J-Bar Rack HD Kayak Carrier

TMS J-Bar Rack HD Kayak Carrier Review

Kayaks have existed for a very long time. It is thought that these quick, streamlined, boats have been around for about 4,000 years, though they didn’t really become sporting boats until sometime in the mid-19th century...

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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.