Various types of the bike carrier solution
Brink has expanded and renewed their range of bike carrier solutions. You can now choose between a fixed and two types of detachable ones. We are glad to help you select the right bike carrier solution for your electric or hybrid car.
Due to a lack of power, overload of the battery pack or exceeding the CO2 emission standards, manufacturers will not allow most environment-friendly cars to tow trailer weight. However, when it comes to vertical carrying capacity, that’s a different story. Given this, Brink has developed a bike carrier solution that will only allow you to carry things but not to tow things. This means you can still take your bike with you even if you have an electric or hybrid car, as almost all can be mounted on the Brink carrying solution.
In order to ensure that you really only use it for carrying a bike carrier, we attached a safety mechanism on the ball. A small strip on the top ensures that no towed object can be connected to the ball of the bike carrier solution. Today we have developed a new system that makes it impossible to attach a trailer, caravan, boat trailer or horsebox. We now anchor a pin through the ball, as replacement of the strip on top.
Diagonal detachable solution
At first, Brink only released one type: a diagonal detachable bike carrier solution. A perfect system that is extremely user-friendly. In no other detachable system is it as easy and effortless to unlock and lock the ball. As added advantage, the sleeve remains largely invisible after the ball is removed and the socket can be folded back behind the bumper.
Vertical detachable bike solution
Are you looking for a bike carrier solution for your car that can be made completely invisible after use? Then there is now also the vertically removable solution. The sleeve where you locked the ball is hidden behind the bumper and the socket can be turned away behind the bumper.
Benefits of a detachable bike carrier solution
The difference between the diagonal and vertical detachable solution mostly lies in how much it affects the design of your car: partially visible or completely invisible. The benefits of both systems do match, however:
- Boot is easy to load
- Can be mounted and removed in a few seconds
- Ball can be placed in storage bag in your boot after use
- Offers the same security and strength as a fixed towbar
The dial on the ball of the diagonal and vertical detachable solution both have an ergonomic design. The dial is comfortable to use as your fingers, hand, wrist and arm are in a natural position when twisting it. Because of this, you can ensure an optimal power transmission with a minimal exertion of force when unlocking. Unlocking the ball of the detachable is a quick and easy affair. This dial has arrows that show the two consecutive actions needed for unlocking the system.
Do you often take your bike for a spin? Then our collection also offers a fixed solution. This is permanently available, maintenance-free and will last the lifetime of your car. The fixed solution is almost certainly available for your car, as we have developed a fixed solution for almost any make and model of environmental-friendly cars. The only time this type of bike carrier solutions is unattainable is if the fixed bike carrier solution blocks your license plate or mist lights, as these are legally required to be visible. A fixed solution has the most reasonable price of all bike carrier solutions and in most cases is suitable for cars that have the Park Distance Control system (PDC).
Important things to consider
All Brink solutions have been developed in such a way that they can handle the maximum vertical axle load, called nose weight, of your car. When transporting your bikes, please keep the maximum nose weight in mind. The total weight of the bikes and carrier together may not exceed the maximum nose weight. The maximum nose weight is usually listed on the plate next to the socket of your bike carrier solution. A nose weight that exceeds the maximum limit due to excess weight results in undue taxation of the car’s suspension and bike carrier solution mount. In addition, it negatively influences the driving capabilities and power steering.