We’ll Install Yakima & Thule Bike Racks For Free.
Our expert technicians will gladly install your Yakima bike rack quickly and for FREE. Call the Hitch Shop today and tell us what you need and we will be sure to help!
At the Hitch Shop, we are your one-stop-shop to have the latest Yakima rack installed on your vehicle. We carry every type of bike rack and can set up and show you how to use it. We sell Yakima, Thule, Swagman, and Prorack as well as many other brands. Our team can make sure you have the right hitch and rack combination to ensure safe travels.
Choosing the proper bike rack can be a daunting task for some because there are a number of highly efficient options available and new accessories coming to the market regularly. Generally, the most common forms of bike accessory systems are hitch racks and roof racks; they are tried, true, and easy to use on most makes and models of vehicles.
Hitch bike racks are easy to install and remove, and require limited bike lifting and adjusting. Hitch racks come in a wide variety of options including frame contact, zero frame contact, tilt, and swing styles. Different bikes will be suitable for different racks so it is best to consult with an expert on the best rack for your bike.
Roof-mounted bike racks come in two general variations called the “wheel on” and the “fork mount”. The “wheel on” rack secures the bike on both the front and rear wheel whereas the “fork mount” requires you to remove the front wheel and secure the bike from the rear wheel and between a fork. One of the major benefits of opting for a roof rack is it won’t block your rearview mirror, so you can set it and forget it when you travel out on the road. A roof rack, however, does require lifting to set the bikes into place.
Thule vs Yakima will always be in question and at the Calgary Hitch Shop, we truly appreciate the features of both brands. When it comes to finding the proper rack it really comes down to preference and our experts would be happy to help find the perfect rack for you.