Once you have installed a towbar on your car, you have the option to attach additional accessories in order to increase safety and ease of use. Below is a list of several possible accessories.
Ease of use
You can do more with a towbar than just attaching a trailer, caravan, boat trailer or horse box. It also offers additional options to carry cycles or more luggage on your holiday trip.
Easily the best-selling add-on for a towbar is the bike carrier. It is the easiest way to transport your bikes. Nowadays, attaching a bike carrier on your towbar takes no time at all. Luxury versions can even be tilted back bikes and all, to allow access to the boot of the car.
A bike carrier does not result in wind noise and additional fuel costs. The structural design ensures it does not catch the wind very much, which is a strong advantage over transporting bikes on your roof. In addition, the use of a bike carrier does not incur speed limitations, even if you select a bike carrier that can transport up to four bikes. In that case, please pay close attention that you do not exceed the maximum nose weight.
There are two ways to secure your bike on the carrier: attached to the peddles or to the bike frame. When securing at the crank (the axle of the pedal), your bike is placed in a plastic clamp. It may be that your crank will not fit in the clamp, or that the shape of the crank makes it impossible to secure it. Attaching it to the frame is the alternative. This type of bike carrier has a stand that is secured to the frame or seat tube of the bike. The arm is adjustable, ensuring it can fit any bike.