Roof Bike racks

Choosing the Best Bike Rack for your Vehicle: Roof Bike Racks

A convenient option which will not obstruct your rear view while driving, roof mounted bike racks are an excellent choice. Roof mounted bike racks typically attach to a vehicle’s existing roof rack cross bars. A small roof bike rack only uses about half your roof space, leaving room for other accessories like roof cargo boxes or kayak racks.

What if my Vehicle doesn’t have an existing Roof Rack or Crossbars?

While many SUVs and minivans come with pre-installed roof racks, there are many aftermarket products available for vehicles lacking them! Discount Ramps offers a large selection of aftermarket roof bars for multiple vehicles. Before installing any after-market roof bars, it is important to check the maximum allowable weight your roof can accommodate.

Pros and Cons of Roof Mounted Bike Racks:

Easily transport your bicycle without blocking trunk access or compromising your vision while driving with a roof mounted bike rack. The Discount Ramps team has the pros and cons of this rack style:

Pros:
  • Lockable for increased security
  • Can support bikes with unusual designs
  • Does not obstruct your rear view
Cons:
  • Your vehicle will not be able to enter garages and other structures with low entryways
  • Increased wind resistance reduces gas mileage
  • Lifting and loading a bike onto a tall vehicle can be difficult

Convenient Single Bike Transportation: the Apex Roof Bike Rack

Apex roof bike rack

The roof bike rack options available on Discount Ramps offer you a full choice of convenient rooftop carriers. We recommend the Apex Roof Bike Rack (Item number BCR-641) which easily transports one bike on the roof of your vehicle. Featuring an adjustable wheel tray with tire straps, the Apex Roof Bike Rack can accommodate nearly any size and style of bike. Shop our entire selection of roof mounted bike racks online today!