A Bike Rack for The Adventures Ahead

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Bike racks provide the added convenience of carrying your bike with you on the road, wherever you go. They can be mounted on your roof, hitch, truck bed, truck or spare tire and ensure that your bike is secure when traversing through tough terrains and protected from theft. As Ottawa’s bike rack specialists, we’ll gladly get you set up with a bike rack perfect for your vehicle. We also install roof racks and hitches for your convenience.


We Have Bike Racks for Every Vehicle

Having a bike rack installed on your vehicle opens up a world of opportunities. At Automotive Outfitters, we’ve got the perfect bike rack for you. Have a look at some of our popular models.

Bike Rack FAQs


A bike rack, otherwise referred to as a bike rack carrier, is a device that’s attached to the outside of your vehicle to securely transport your bike(s). A bike rack provides you the flexibility and convenience of being able to carry your bike(s) with you on the road, wherever you go.

There are 3 main types of bike racks to choose from:

Hitch Carriers – A bike rack that’s built to attach to the tow hitch of your vehicle. They are lightweight, have built in locks, and are the most versatile options for a bike rack.

Roof Mounts – A roof mounted bike rack attaches to the top of your car. It offers great flexibility and doesn’t block access to your doors or trunk. However, roof mounted bike racks do increase aerodynamic drag, so you might see a drop in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

Trunk Mounts – A trunk mounted bike rack attaches to the rear of your car by using straps which are hooked to the lip of your car’s trunk. This type of bike rack is the least expensive option but it comes at a price because your bike won’t be as secure as with the other bike rack options.

The price of a bike rack can vary significantly based on the functionality, type, size, and model. It’s important to keep in mind that you’re investing in a piece of equipment that’s meant to keep your bikes secure and last for years to come – so cheaper isn’t always better. Contact our team today to get a quote on our wide selection of bike racks.
A roof mounted bike rake can have negative aerodynamic effects on your vehicle, but the tow hitch or truck mounted options will have much less of an impact on your vehicle’s handling. Keep in mind, that any type of bike rack will add to the overall weight of your vehicle, which may slightly alter your driving style.

If you’re in the market for a new bike rack for your vehicle, there are some important factors to consider before making your decision:

  • The number of bikes that you want to transport
  • The type of car that you drive
  • Your budget
  • The level of security that you’re looking for
  • Fuel economy


Speak with our team of automotive accessory experts to find a bike rack that works best for your specific needs and budget.

The most common choice for a bike rack is a trunk-mounted rack. Trunk mounted bike racks are typically the simplest choice because it doesn’t require any additional installations. A roof mounted rack will require a roof bar and a hitch mounted rack will require a tow hitch to be installed.

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