List of 12 Best Bike Rack Accessories You Should Have

You just purchased a bicycle, and now you’re ready to take the road and explore new places. Almost all the bike-related buying decisions have done already. Now it’s time to buy a bike rack. I’ve written this post to help you find the bike rack accessories for you, your bike, and your lifestyle.

Let’s get started!

1. Universal No-Sway Cages by Thule®.

This bike rack accessory is made for Thule T3™ Frame Cradles. It stabilizes the bike during transit by means of the cradle extending and attaching to the vertical downtube of the bike. This prevents damage to the bikes and vehicle. The No-Sway Cages comes in a pack of 2.

It extends from the cradle and attaches to the bike’s vertical downtube, to stabilize the bike during transit. This prevents bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact, which could result in damage to the bikes and / or vehicle. Its features include enough space for two bikes, 2 cages per pack, made from superior grade tubing for durability and withstanding the toughest conditions. With this, you can ensure your bike is stable while on the bike rack. It will definitely arrive in perfect condition.

2. Universal Deluxe™ Bike Top Frame Cross Bar Telescopic Adaptor by Tyger®

Tyger is known for developing high-quality aftermarket auto parts that meet or exceed OE standards. This accessory is very handy. It has a telescopic adjustment for different types of bike frames and built-in anti-rotation inserts for better stability.  The durable rubber collars can be secured easily to bike stem and seat post.

Its features include a top tube for non-conventional frames. This is ideal for both kid’s and women’s bikes and sloping down tubes. It has a new push-button clamps for quick installation and removal.

3. Universal Wheel Straps by Thule®. Size: 4″ x 4″ x 1″

These ratcheting wheel straps keep the bicycle’s wheels to the rack tray. These come in a pack of two. Each one includes adapters for use with road bike wheels. Don’t forget to bring extras of this on your hand in case these get lost or damaged. That way, you can transport your bikes safely.

A pack of this includes two wheels straps and two road adaptors. It also has a secure ratcheting buckle with a cam tightening mechanism.

4. Universal Wheel Tray End Caps by Thule®

These wheel tray end caps come with the bike rack’s wheel tray. However, if you have an active lifestyle and you keep on loading and unloading bikes, there’s a chance that the end cap will be knocked off and lost. The purpose of this bike rack accessory is to prevent your bike or your vehicle from being accidentally cut or scratch the paint.

5. Universal HitchLock Locking Hitch Pin by Yakima®

This bike accessory attaches to the end of the threaded hitch pin. This will deter theft on your hitch-mounted rack from the hitch receiver of the vehicle. It also comes with an SKS or same key system lock core and 2 keys. Moreover, this lock has a tethered cover that prevents dirt and moisture from entering the key slot.

6. Universal Bike Storage by Swagman®

Storing your bike should be easy. With this bike rack accessory, it’s possible. You will just fold the storage unit up and out of the way when not in use. This bike rack accessory can be set and can hold most bikes level in varying angles and widths. This also includes mounting hardware for ultimate durability.

7. Universal Bike Bar Adapter by Rhino-Rack®

This bike rack accessory is another adaptor on the list. It allows your rear-mounted bike carrier to be used with kids’ or ladies’ bikes and with oversized bike frames. These types are difficult to carry because of their frame design, and this bike rack accessory can help with that.

To use, you’ll just connect one end of the adaptor to the head stem and the seat post. After, you can now load your bike and hit the road. Aside from that, it’s also quick and easy to install/remove. It can fit the bar length ranging from 580mm to 740mm of size, a maximum of 55mm size of the headset, a maximum of 30mm seat tube diameter.

8. Universal Lockable Cable by Heininger®. 72″ long vinyl coated cable

This product by Heininger is designed using the latest technology. It features excellent quality and will perform as advertised. It is manufactured to meet the industry standards, hence, a perfect bike rack accessory for your vehicle and lifestyle.

9. Universal HitchMate™ V-Rack Receiver Mount Tube by Heininger®

Ensure that your bike is safely transported with premium quality bike rack accessories. One type is this V-Rack Receive Mount Tube. This fits 2” x 2” trailer hitch receivers and has 7” length. It comes complete with an anti-rattle hitch bolt. This is made from the highest-grade materials utilizing the current technologies to give you lasting reliability and durability. Lastly, it is built using rugged steel construction with a corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish.

10. Universal XTC Fat Bike Wheel Holders by Swagman®. 1 left, 1 right wheel holder

Taking your bike along for the ride has never been easy with wheel holders by Swagman. In just a few seconds, you can quickly clip or strap your bike onto a bike rack.

11. Universal Dart™ Mounting Adapter Kit by Rola®

This bike rack accessory converts a hitch mount cargo basket to a bike carrier. It is perfect for most railed cargo baskets, thanks to its adjustable clamp. It has a rear stabilizer mount and can also accommodate larger diameter (15mm) forks. What makes it a good choice is that it can use up to three mounts on a railed hitch cargo basket.

12. Universal Wall Mounted Storage Rack by Allen Sport®

This bike rack accessory can hold up 2 bikes. This product is made in compliance with the top-grade industry stands to provide a combination of a well-balanced design and a high level of craftsmanship. It is manufactured from industry-leading materials using the latest equipment. It ensures enduring value and everlasting reliability.

This features a wall-mounted with one wood screw and can work as a repair stand. It folds up against the wall when not in use.

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