The last few years have seen a surge in the popularity and quality of tow bar bike racks. One of the reasons for this is the emergence of the electric bike market. An electric bike (also known as e-Bike, is heavier than normal bikes, and shouldn’t be carried on the roof or the rear door as they’re too heavy to lift up and will exceed the safe load weight of a roof bike rack.
When it comes to bikes, everything is easier at waist level - so this is where tow bar racks come into their own. Lifting a bike on and off a tow bar bike rack is far kinder to your back than onto a roof, which is worth considering. Your height (and the height of your car) are also an important part of the equation. A tow bar mounted bike rack is a far better option for a shorter person fitting a bike to a relatively tall vehicle e.g. a hobbit that owns a Land Cruiser.
As the name suggests, a tow bar bike rack requires that your car is fitted with a tow bar. Again, the tow bar fitting market has surged - with more fitters and options than ever. If your car doesn’t have a tow bar, it’s worth getting some quotes from your local fitters.
Once your tow bar is fitted, we have a fantastic range of tow bar mounted bike racks for you to choose from. Here are a couple of our favourite racks:
- BUZZ EAZZY 4. As it's name suggests, the EAZZY 4 is super-easy rack to carry 4 bikes. It folds up nice and compactly, which makes it easy to carry and store. It also arrives fully assembled in the box, so the only thing you need to fit are the lights and number plate holder - which are a doddle. Once fitted, it's rock solid on the tow bar and the bikes are held very securely too. A great rack at a great price. Too easy!
- Yakima's JustClick 4 is just about the easiest four bike rack on the planet. If you check out the video on our product page, you'll see exactly what we mean! "Just click" it onto your tow bar and load your bikes onto the solid platform.