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The Best Ladder Rack 2018

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 10 Best Trunk Bike Racks 2018

You’ve probably been hearing ad nauseam how riding a bike is good for you, and with good reason. Not only does it help you get in shape and/or stay fit, but it also allows you to catch a breath in this modernized, urban landscape. This rings...

The Best Saris Bike Rack 2018

Bike racks have been around for some time now; chances are high that you have seen one on top of an SUV or at the back of a car while traveling. And when it comes to bike racks, Saris is without a doubt one of the most trusted and reputable names...

The Best Thule Bike Rack 2018

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 Hitch Cargo Carrier 2018

Enjoying the outdoors is relaxing and stress-relieving. Depending on your planned activities, it could come as an avenue to exercise. However, moving the necessary gear and other items you need from one point to another safely and conveniently can...

Product Reviews

Ride88 Truck Bed Bike Rack

Ride88 Truck Bed Bike Rack Review

When considering a truck bed bike rack you’ll need to think about the number of bikes you wish to carry, the size of the bikes and the easiest way of getting them on and off your truck. Of course, security should also...

Thule Cargo Box

Thule Force Cargo Box Review

If you are an avid outdoor sports person, or you love to go camping with friends or family, you will have realized by now that your car does not have enough space for everything you need. That is where a car rooftop...

Thule Kayak Rack

Thule Hull-a-Port XT Kayak Rack Review

Thule is among the leading global car rack manufacturers. With complete solutions which are durable, effective and easy to use, the Swedish manufacturer has made a lasting impact for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. When...

Guides

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.