The perfect vehicle for families who love the great outdoors, an Range rover sport is a great choice. Even with hitch cargo carriers, you can usually fit the whole family and their luggage in these vehicles, but adding a bike to the mix may pose a problem. Your family loves biking, so maybe it’s time to start looking for a bike rack for your Range rover sport so that you can go on biking adventures that stretch further than a few blocks.
There are a lot of bike racks for Range rover sports, in many different shapes, capacities, and styles. Even those that are suitable for Range rover sports are not all available; those that are may not be appropriate for your specific Range rover sport. There are a number of options that you should consider before you decide to buy a Range rover sport bike rack. There are pros and cons for each model and you should know what they are.
Thule, Allen, Yakima, Swagman, and SIGMA are among our favorite Range rover sport bike rack manufacturers.
Ikuram 4-bike Rack – Premium Choice
Ikuram rack is one of the strongest on the market, made of alloy steel with an all-steel construction. You can check out their site after looking this item up to see if they offer a lifetime warranty or consulting services.
With a tie-down cradle that’s fully adjustable, you can secure your bicycle and keep it safe as well as fit your bike of almost any size. Powder coated finish on it makes it rust proof, so it can also be used for off-road rides. This rack is awesome for family bikes or any sort of group rides. It’s just a matter of choosing a place, and enjoying yourself.
There are lots of pros:
- Attachment is easy
- Weight limit: 140 lb
- Cradles you can adjust
- Design smartly from both sides
- Design that folds down easily
Our Favorite Things About It – It has the capacity to hold four bikes, but it does not look like it is there! What impressed us the most about this product was its great design and lightness.
Saris Bones Trunk Rack Carrier
This is definitely one of, if not the most unique item on this list. It is the only one with an arc-based design that separates bikes on different levels, making it both functional as well as extremely visually appealing. This spoiler fits most spoilers including those on sedans and range rover sports, as well as the rubber edges to protect the paintwork of your vehicle.
In spite of these design characteristics, it is made of 100% recycled materials, a feature that stands out as one of the most distinctive characteristics of this model.
Here are some pros:
- Shapes that follow an arc
- Almost any car can use this
- Material made out of synthetics
- Design You’ll Love
Our recommendation – Of the three items on the list, this is without a doubt the most attractive. Our first impression of the house was a total love at first sight!
Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack
Check out the Allen Sports Premier bike rack if your bikes are heavier than average. Besides fitting on the Range Rover sport, it has extra large protection pads for even weight distribution unlike the majority of bike racks. They’re also excellent at protecting your car from bumps, knocks, and scratches often caused by transporting bikes.
The quick snap design of the bike rack reduces the time taken to set up so that you can use it as soon as you get it. This rack has long 12 inch carry arms so you can easily, safely, and securely transport 2 adult bikes. When you travel with bikes on the back of your Range Rover Sport, you’re sure to stay safe with the dual compound tie-down cradles and straps.
Among the pros are:
- For bikes that weigh a lot
- Weight distribution, extra protection
- Set up quick with snap
- There are 12 inches of arms on it, so it’s safe
- Transports 2 adult bikes
This rack was chosen for its clever, quick snap set up, weight distribution and the fact that it can hold heavier bikes than most bike racks. What we liked most about it were its clever, quick snap set up, weight distribution and that it can hold heavier bikes than most bike racks.
Swagman XC2 Hitch Mount Bike Rack
Swagman XC2 puts a new spin on a classic. The easy-to-assemble, light, and adjustable arms of this bike rack are great for fitting bikes of almost any frame size, as well as providing great support for fat tire bikes.
Designed to keep your bike in place, the anti-wobble hitch ensures that it will not move. Since this rack is often used to transport off-road bikes, and we all know how unpredictable surface conditions can be when driving to an out-of-town location, it is a very useful tool. Regardless of the terrain you are riding on, this one will prevent your bike from falling down.
- Frame made of steel
- We’ve got more accessories
- Stability on steroids
- Each bike has a maximum weight capacity of 35 lbs
- Up to 29″ Tires
This is one of the most secure products for your phones. There’s nothing we love more than not having to think about the bike at all, no matter how uncomfortable the road is!
Yakima ForkLift Fork Mount
The Yakima Forklift Rooftop Bike Mount is our top pick for roof-mounted bike racks for Range rover sports. We picked it because of its versatility and the quality of the design and construction. In addition to Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box, the Forklift will fit just about any other brand name car rack system with round or square bars, and can also fit most factory crossbars that came with your Range rover sport. It’s easy and no tools are needed to install the bike mount on your car roof.
On the rack, there’s a wheel tray that you can adjust to make positioning the rear wheel easy. You can put mountain bikes with 29″ wheels on the Forklift, as well as longer-wheelbase bikes. The bike is securely held in place by a skewer that locks and has an integrated adjustment knob for quick, easy adjustment. You’ll need a thru-axle adapter if your bike has one, which you can buy from Yakima or online. The front mount will fit most any disk brake and while some may feel a little tight, it really is hard to find a configuration that cannot be securely mounted on the Yakima Forklift.
In comparison to similar racks like the Thule, you’ll quickly notice that the Yakima has been simplified (there’s only a single bolt per clamp, but that’s all you need, whereas Thule has four). This makes mounting and dismounting a breeze.
Last but not least, the Yakima Forklift is designed to not rub off on your bike’s painted surfaces, making it a perfect bike mount even for modern carbon bikes.
You have a lot of options when it comes to Range Rover sport bike racks. What you choose depends on the design of your vehicle, how many bikes you want to transport, and how often you want to transport bikes. It’s fine to take your bike on a trunk rack or a spare tire Range Rover sport bike rack if you and your partner only ride bikes occasionally. Your family probably will need a hitch bike rack with adapters if you go biking all the time, often to faraway places.
The roof rack is just what you need if you don’t carry bikes very often, but also enjoy other outdoor activities like kayaking, surfing, or skiing. Read reviews for the specific product you want and do your research before you buy.
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