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Best Bike Racks for Your Car, Truck, or SUV | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #375

Best Bike Racks for Your Car, Truck, or SUV | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #375 1

Bike racks are a lot like cars, with new styles and brands available to consumers each year. And while we love cars at CR, we're also avid cycling enthusiasts, and recently performed evaluations on hitch-mounted bike racks, as well as pickup-truck tailgate pads, from brands like Kuat, Yakima, Thule, Bell, Allen, and Race Face. We discuss which ones performed best, how they compare to roof and trunk mounted racks, and what to look for if you need to transport an electric bike (e-bike).

00:00 – Introduction
00:14 – Our cycling background
03:47 – Bike rack evaluations
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