Volkswagen Transporter T6s are great for outdoor adventures. They’re great for hauling gear, bringing several passengers and hauling bikes. If you’re biking in a remote area, the high clearance and 4 wheel drive are great benefits.
It depends on the type of Volkswagen Transporter T6, how many bikes you need to carry and what size family you have. Our team tested 8 different bike racks for VW Transporter T6 to figure out which was best for you.
You can attach your bike rack incredibly fast and easy if you have a hitch on your VW Transporter T6. It’s important to match the bike rack to the hitch size since not all hitches are the same. Standard size is 2 inches, but sometimes you see 1 1/4 inch hitches on cars.
We look at two different styles of hitch bike racks. The first style is just referred to as a standard hitch bike rack. The second style is the platform hitch bike rack. The standard style attaches your bike at the top frame and the platform style secures your bike with braces for the bike tires along with a padded hook.
It is possible to get a hitch-style bicycle rack for a VW Transporter T6 as well as a trunk-mounted bicycle rack that is not at all dependent upon a hitch. This type of rack is attached to the trunk of your car using several nylon straps and brackets in order to keep it in place. By using the upper frame of the bicycle, you will secure the bike to the rack.
No matter what style you are looking for, you’ll see our recommendation for it. Having a superior bike rack for your VW Transporter T6 enables you to enjoy biking adventures to the fullest extent possible. Don’t forget your helmet, and have a great time!
It’s likely that the first time you see this roof-mounted rack you’ll be confused! Long and narrow, the bar has a clip, wheel holder, and adjuster, and that’s about it. Whether your bike is on the rack or not, this rack is designed in this way in order to maximize efficiency.
In order to use this product, your car must already be fitted with roof bars. The ones on your vehicle do not run the entire length. Yakima’s rack secures itself in place by locking around your existing roof bars with adjustable clips. Racks are secured with locks so they can’t be removed without keys. Separately, they can be purchased. Each lock comes with three keys so you’ll always have one on hand when you need it. That lock ain’t gonna come off without it!
At the front of the bar, a large section flicks up and forward, while a smaller section goes backwards. From the front mount, both come out. These create a ‘V’ shape that slots around your front wheel; locking it into place.
A smaller clamp goes around the rear wheel holding your bike upright on the roof of your car without touching the frame. This makes sure you won’t damage your bike while carrying it unless you go under a tall bridge!
On your roof, you must have crossbars that are between 16 and 48 inches apart. In this case, the Yakima Frontloader cannot carry a single bike. As long as the wheel diameter is between 20′ and 29″, most bikes can be supported on the rack. Children’s bikes can’t be stored on this rack. So like many of the other racks on this list, there is a comprehensive warranty that covers most things apart from wear and tear but only for the first owner.
It is important to note that no matter what type of crossbars you use, you will be able to mount this roof rack.Ylish rack; it’s certain to get your friends asking questions!
Of course, this rack accommodates just one bike but it is possible to add more of them onto the roof of your VW Transporter T6. The exact number will depend on the size of your vehicle and the sizes of the bikes.
The rack arrives in one piece, all you need to do is mount it to your car and lock it into position, (assuming you purchased the locks). It measures 57 x 10 x 9 inches and weighs an amazing 1.6 ounces. Lifting it into position is easy although lifting your bike onto the roof may be harder.
A smart, solid bike rack for a 1 1/4″ and 2-inch hitch, the ALLEN SPORTS 2-BIKE RACK is tough. In addition to being sturdy and durable, this product is constructed out of solid steel to prevent rust and corrosion. Despite the state of the weather, this bike rack holds up for years. The reason for this is that you do not want to replace your bike rack every couple of years.
With the bike rack from the Allen Sports brand, you can expect the same features. Basically, it fits both 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch carrier hitches. Your bikes can be hauled more easily this way.
There are a lot of smaller vehicles with 1 1/4″ hitches. Those are the people who need this bike rack. The bike rack only carries two bikes due to the smaller hitch.
During transportation, the hitch attachment is designed with no-wobble bolts so it stays put. Each bike is tied down individually on the rack with its innovative tie-down system. There are two tie-downs for each bike and they attach on the upper frame.
Since it’s attached to the trailer hitch, your vehicle and the rack have only one point of contact. Your bike or VW Transporter T6 has fewer chances of scratching and paint damage.
We like how the bike rack can be easily removed and stored. This bike rack holds two bikes, so it’s a little smaller and lighter than one that holds four. When it comes to storing the carrier, the arms fold up.
Allen Sports’ liftgate access unit tilts away, so you don’t have to take the rack off your VW Transporter T6. That’s awesome.
IKURAM 4 BIKE RACK BICYCLE CARRIER RACKS HITCH MOUNT DOUBLE FOLDABLE RACK FOR CARS, TRUCKS, SUV’S AND MINIVANS WITH A 2″ HITCH RECEIVER
It’s a common complaint about hitch mount racks that your VW Transporter T6’s rear compartment is hard to access. In order to solve this problem, the IKURAM 4-BIKE RACK BICYCLE CARRIER has a unique double-down design that swings downward so that the rear gates can be opened without detaching the rack. I love this when I’m on vacation and I need to get to something in the back.
I liked this rack right away because it has fully padded cradles that add an extra layer of protection for the frame. There’s nothing worse than having the paint worn off your bike by your bike rack.
A UV resistant rubber strap keeps this rack in place and works with a wide range of tube sizes to keep it in place. You can hold up to four bikes with it. This is great for families who ride together because it can hold up to four bikes.
A solid hitch stabilizer is included with the IKURAM rack to prevent it from wagging. In addition, it’s easy to install, which I think is a great feature.
In addition to being fully padded, this carrier comes with heavy-duty construction as well. Total weight capacity of the bike rack is 140 pounds. I found that the straps were a little difficult to adjust, but once adjusted, they stayed in place well.
A Tyger Auto brand bike rack is known for being among the most durable and sturdiest available. The TG-RK1B204B DELUXE BLACK 1-BIKE TRUNK MOUNT is no exception. To protect both your bike and vehicle from scratches and paint damage, the frame lower part is almost fully padded.
Unlike the other racks featured on this list that carry multiple bicycles, this one only carries a single bike – but it compensates for its lack of capacity by providing a great deal of extra security features. One of them is that it has ratchet buckles to keep it fastened and stable, even on bumpy roads.
With a sturdy steel construction that’s fully coated, this bike rack stands up to years of use.
You can’t go wrong with this VW Transporter T6 bike rack if you’re a lone wolf on your outdoor adventures. It is compatible with most vehicles and has a sturdy steel construction. For a trunk-mount style, it is a quick and easy installation. When it comes to storing when not in use, it has a relatively compact design which is great for saving space.
The KAC OVERDRIVE SPORTS K2 2-INCH 2-BIKE HITCH MOUNTED RACK provides ease of use for mountain bikers and downhillers alike. You can easily load and unload bikes with greater security since it’s a platform-style mount. In addition, there is less contact between the bike and the rack – preventing abrasions or damage to the bikes.
Fast release and easy adjustment are key features of this bike carrier for two bikes. The trunk can be easily accessed or stored with ease when not in use thanks to its unique design that allows the trunk to be tipped upwards by one person.
Unlike other racks, this model has a rear reflector so that it can be seen easily by other drivers on the road, especially at night.
With the 2 inch hitch, this 2 bike rack for your VW Transporter T6 is very stable. It is also very easy to adjust and release. You can tell just by looking at it that it is durable with its heavy-duty construction. It has a great tilting feature that allows for easy access to the rear cargo without the need to remove the rack.
This platform style bike rack is popular with many people and is better than the other designs. Another disadvantage is that the rack isn’t fully foldable like the arms on the hitch mount racks.
There are a lot of options when it comes to VW Transporter T6 bike racks. You’ll need to decide based on the design of your vehicle, how many bikes you want to carry, and how often you’ll transport them. If you and your partner are only going to cycle occasionally, a trunk rack or a spare tire VW Transporter T6 bike rack will work. If you and your family are always biking, to faraway places, you will probably need a hitch bike rack with adapters for alternative frames.
If you don’t need to carry bikes very often but also enjoy other outdoor sports such as kayaking, surfing, or skiing, a roof rack is just the thing for you. Whatever you choose, be sure to do some thorough research and read the reviews for the specific product you have in mind.