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Car Racks

We specialize in finding the right car racks to carry your bikes. Whether you need a setup for bikes or a cargo box for your next family vacation, our factory-trained staff can help you find the right bicycle car rack to suit your needs.

Car racks for every need are on sale at Bicycle World NY.

We offer rear, roof, and hitch mount bicycle racks by Thule, KuatSeaSuckerSaris and Allen.

Rear mount racks are the ones that attach to the back of cars with straps and hooks. These are meant for shorter distance, infrequent travel. It’s best not to open the trunk/hatch when these racks are installed, so they should come on and off the car between uses. This style of rack requires secure attachment points to attach the hooks to. Typically, there are 2 straps on the top of the trunk lid, 2 on the sides and 2 on the bottom. The rear racks don’t fit every car, but they do fit many of them. To see if your car is an approved fit for this style of rack, you can check the rack manufacturers website or call the shop. If your car does not accept a rear rack, there are always hitch and roof rack options. 

Hitch racks plug into receiver hitches on any type of car that has a hitch installed. Even if your car did not come with a hitch from the manufacturer, they are easily installed. Once you have a hitch, you’ll be able to choose from a myriad of racks for 2, 3, 4, or even 5 bikes! There are hang style racks that hold the bike by the top tube and platform style racks that support the wheels of the bike and don’t touch the frame at all. There are lighter racks for 2-3 bikes, heavy duty racks to carry electric bikes and everything in between. One of the long term benefits to buying a hitch mounted rack is that as long as you have a hitch on future cars, you’ll never need to buy another rack! Just keep moving the hitch rack from car to car. 

Roof racks make the most sense when you want to carry items for different sports (bikes, kayaks, canoes, skis, etc) and/or cargo boxes for storage. Roof racks will be priciest option, but also the most versatile. We’ll help you sort through the options to find the correct parts to fit your car, as they are specific to the vehicle. 

Seasucker car racks work on cars that are typically hard to fit with rear, hitch or roof options. These racks use industrial strength suction cups to secure the bike to the car. They have been tested and used for years, and they work incredibly well. You can hold 1, 2 or even 3 bikes on most cars. 

Our staff has been professionally trained by Thule, Kuat,  Seasucker and Saris to ensure the best installation possible of your car rack! CLICK HERE for Car Rack Carrier SALE information.

As a courtesy to all customers purchasing rear bicycle car racks or hitch-mounted car racks, we will build and install the bike carrier on your car and make sure that you are comfortable using it before you leave our store! Installation of roof bicycle car racks is available by appointment for an additional charge. If you are unable to transport your bike to the shop, we offer   pickup and delivery service for a nominal fee.

Comments from Our Customers
"The store is easy to find, the workers are very kind and they answer any questions you might have , they are always willing to show you and fit you on any of their bikes until you find the right one ."- Sandy Sanchez