Top things to know about bike transporter

Top things to know about bike transporter

A bike transporter is a special tool that allows transporting of multi-bikes in a vehicle. It consists of two universal clamps for the tire or frame size, one vertical clamp for one-by-one, and two horizontal clamps that make sure the round tube stays in line with the straight pipe. The bike transporter is intended for vehicles with a minimum width of 3 meters and maximum width of 4 meters. This device comes up in 2 pieces. Both parts are included in one package, it has hinged jaws on both sides of the transporter, so you can use one side or both sides at once while moving your bike through its jaws into the transport vehicle by brake handles or hydraulic cylinders (NOT included). The other side has to carry the handle.

Tips to buy the best bike transporter:

  1. If you don’t know what bike size you have, use our tool for measuring tires or frame sizes here.
  2. If you have a two-by-four truck bed, use the two-by-four Dolly (NOT included) made by the same manufacturer here.
  3. You can transport bikes of different frame sizes simultaneously, each using a bike transporter – this is a good solution because it allows transporting bikes of different sizes at once; for example 2x child’s bicycles or tandem on one bike transporter also 2x adults in front or rear seats.
  4. The Dolly is the last solution to use. Do not use it for transporting your bike with a carbon frame, light wheels, and other fragile parts! Use it only for transportation of bikes with steel frames, more suitable for abuse.

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  1. If you have a pickup truck, make sure to use the bike transporter for the transportation of your bicycle.
  2. The Dolly does not come as one piece – it is made from 2 parts. If the transport vehicle has a body line that doesn’t correspond to the width of the side walls, you have to install an additional hinged jaw (2 pieces).
  3. Wheel Chock is a good addition to the bike transporter. It protects bike wheels from damage on the rear bumper of your car during transportation.
  4. If you want to protect sensitive parts – use bike bags that are made of a soft cloth inside and plastic on the outside, they fit any size of a transport vehicle and they have already existing holes that allow you to fix them in place with the incorporated velcro straps.
  5. The metal handle on the side wall is not included in the package!

Product details:

This bike transporter is made from high-quality aluminum alloy 6061-T6, hard-anodized surface finish by deep drawing technology. It weights 5 kg (11 lbs), with dimensions 540x110x70 mm (21x4x2.75 inches). It has two hinged jaws which allow easy squeeze clamps in the back of your transport vehicle or towbar and release them when the bike arrives at its destination. 2 bike clamps (one-by-one and two-by-two).