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The Best Bike Racks for Nissan Rogue

The 6 Best Bike Racks for Nissan Rogue

Nissan Rogues are excellent durable cars and are quite common, hence the need for a bike rack for them. When assessing the best rack for Nissan Rogues, we take into account the usability, durability and affordability. Here is the top 6 bike racks to suit a Nissan Rogue. Keep in mind, if your car doesn’t have a hitch mount then its important to only buy a rack that’s capable to be mounted without requiring a hitch. This also applies for roof mounts. 

Let's have a look at the most suitable bike racks for you and your Nissan Rogue

Ultra Compact Trunk Mounted Bike Rack​

Best Overall

  • Does not need a tow ball operate
  • easy to disassemble and store

Pros

  • easy to instal 
  • Does not require tow hitch

Cons

  • Not so rigid
Hitch Mount Platform Style 2-Bike Rack

Budget option

  • Holds 2 bikes 
  • mounted on the back of the car

Pros

  • Rigid 

Cons

  • Needs tow hitch
4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack

Premium option

  • mounted on the towball of the car
  • Can hold 4 bikes

Pros

  • Rigid and strong
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Cons

  • Needs tow hitch

Bike racks for your Nissan Rogues need to suit a range of requirements. An ideal bike rack should withstand all the road conditions the Rogue is capable of traveling on. Furthermore, it shouldn’t interfere with essential safety features, such as vision, stability, and driveability.

Rogues are a good choice of car to carry bikes as they are large, and the impact of the bike rack on the back of the vehicle is insignificant compared to the entire car’s weight. This makes driving it with a bike rack, not an issue. Furthermore, they can hold hitch-mounted and roof-mounted bike racks. These are great for carrying heavy bikes or a large number of bikes at a time.

4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack

This rack is a hitch-mounted rack, so if you don’t have a hitch on your Nissan, this won’t be suitable; it has a heavy-duty steel solution for your bike carrying needs. If you have a family or a biking crew, then this rack would be worth looking at. Here are some additional features.

It’s a 4-bike carrier, and it folds up and out of the way when not in use. The rack has soft padding at all major contact points; this protects the bike’s frame from wear and tear and adds stability to the bike when it’s on the rack, as the padding acts to absorb any bumps.

Another great feature of this rack is its rear reflector; this helps other motorists notice the bike rack in the dark. Lastly, the velcro straps used are great as they allow for various-size frames. This means the rack is suitable for carrying mountain bikes, cruiser bikes, and road bikes.

Hitch Mounted Rack 2-Bike Platform

This rack is a different style of hitch rack to the one above. Rather than holding the bikes from the frame, this rack hold the majority of the weight of the bikes from the wheels; this makes the rack easier to mount as the center of gravity is lower. This also helps out with vehicle stability. It’s an extremely well-made hitch-mount rack carrier for your vehicle. It has an “anti-wobble system” to keep bikes safe if things get bumpy. 

The rack can be tilted back to open your boot, even when connected to the hitch. When doing this, watch out for the weight of the rack, especially if it’s loaded. Additionally the sides fold up when not in use so the rack can be stored easily.

There are three points of contact for your bicycle. The front wheel, rear wheel and the frame, these are all held securely. The majority of the weight goes onto the wheels, similar to when riding. The point of contact for the frame is simply to hold the bike in place; this is padded to ensure the safety of your bike.

This rack can hold up to 70 lbs. Like our previous rack, this also has a reflector. However, it’s not all that similar to the previous rack, making them hard to compare. This rack is more orientated around ease of use as opposed to how many bikes it can carry. Keep this in mind when thinking of purchasing.

Ultra Compact Trunk Mounted Bike Rack

Allen Sports are well-known manufacturers in the bike rack industry. They specialize in bike racks, and let me tell you, they sure know what they are doing. It’s incredibly popular and has outgained the traditional hitch or roof-mounted racks.

The reason for this is this new technology used on the rack means that it can be strapped to your car, without the need of a hitch or roof racks, this means its accessible to all cars owners and hence the huge popularity.

While its carrying capacity isn’t as great as the typical hitch-mounted racks, it makes up for it by not requiring any hitches to mount, targeting a completely different market. It can carry up to 150 lbs worth of bike. The steel is powder-coated to prevent rusting and they have added a nifty reflector as a nice touch.

Lastly, the contact points of the bike and rack are padded; this is to protect your bike from scratches, this also prevents any wobbling as you strap the bike down firm onto these pads. This is a solid unit that will give you peace of mind while driving to your favorite spot.

4 Bike Rack Bicycle Carrier Racks Hitch Mount

This heavy-duty hitch-mounted rack has the style and strength to fit your Nissan Rogue. This four-bike carrier gives access to the spacious rear cargo area of your Rogue even when it is fully loaded.

It has stretchy straps that secure your bikes to the rack; this means that even larger frames are suitable for this bike rack. It’s a classic hitch style bike rack and has been included in our option for the best bike racks as it’s easy to operate while being affordable and has an extended lifetime.

Its got a weight carrying capacity of 140 Lbs for all four bikes, so an average of 35lbs per bike. Its dual parallel arms can hold all sizes of bikes providing the frame hits over both carry arms. It has a tilt-down feature, so access to the vehicle’s rear is not hindered when the rack is installed. This makes traveling with this rack less of a liability as it doesn’t prevent you from accessing parts of your car.

Some other features of this rack are that it is made from 2.5mm thick steel, its steel body makes it rigid, and, along with the anti-wobble pin, ensures the bikes stay firmly on the rack. Lastly, the straps for this bike rack were tested for over 5000 bikes and remained fully functional, so you have peace of mind on the roads when your bikes are on the back. The bike rack causes no nasty scratches on bikes with its soft cradle bed to fully protect your bikes during transportation.

Vibrelli Bike Hitch Rack for Cars

Vibrelli is the best rack for your Nissan Rogue if you ride fat tire or heavier bikes. It’s good for these bikes as it is easy to load the bikes onto the rack due to its low center of gravity. 

The height at which the wheels will need to be lifted is the same height as the car’s tow hitch, as this is where the wheels load onto. Hence why it’s suitable for fat tire or electric bikes, as their weight often restricts the type of bike rack you can use. Heavier bikes are hard to lift to the roof height when loading.

This stylish rack suits the Nissan Rogue well. Its another hitch-mounted bike rack; however, has far different qualities than the others mentioned above. Its been selected as one of our best bike racks as it offers the capability of carrying all different styles and sizes of bikes and can be loaded without lifting the bike completely off the ground.

Vibrelli is designed by cycling enthusiasts with extra safeguards against damages to bikes. It fits on the vehicle’s 2-inch hitch receiver. Its ratchet straps securely hold the bike’s wheels and reduce the potential scope of damage to tires or the rims. Vibrelli comes with its patented anti-wobble hitch for a smooth rattle-free driving experience. This hitch rack can haul two bikes weighing up to 65 LBS each. The universal wheel cradle fits bike tires up to 5 inches wide, so basically any bike you could imagine.

Vibrelli can be stored easily when not in use. The rack has a locking cable, padded locking frame clamps, and locks to the vehicle, along with a safety strap. The company extends a 10-years manufacturer’s warranty against the manufacturing defects.

Thule ThruRide Roof Bike Rack

If you have a roof rack or you’re planning to get one, you can now mount your bike to your roof! CyclingDeal has a mount that will fit securely on top of your crossbars, and it’s capable of holding 2 bikes.

This is made of aluminum, and that means you won’t have to worry about rust. It can stay on your car all year round.

There are 3 contact points for the bikes: the front and rear wheels and the frame. We prefer this style as it feels pretty sturdy during transportation. Its the only roof-mounted bike rack we have included in our review as its harder than other racks to install and operate and requires existing crossbars to do so.

Additionally, you also have to remove the front wheel of your bike each time you load it on, which I know from personal experience is not fun. You can install this by yourself as it weighs around 15 lbs. It’s a bit more expensive than other options here; roof-mounted racks tend to be. The most significant benefit of mounting your bike to your roof is it doesn’t obstruct your driving in any way. However, you do have to watch when you go into car parks and garages.

Some people don’t like hitch or trunk-mounted systems because the added bulkiness gets in the way when parking. You’ll have no such issues here, but be careful when driving into car parks.

Conclusion

Hopefully, this guide gave you a good look at the most popular styles of bike racks. There are great choices in each category; When choosing its important to consider what type of racks will suit and if your Nissan can hold that type of rack. For us, we think that the BV hitch rack is going to suit most people. Because of the shape of the Nissan Rogue, tension mounts are generally not recommended. An ideal bike rack for the Nissan Rogue is safe and sturdy for off-road conditions.

A perfect fit rack appears natural on your Rogue. Find one, and no cycling trail is out of bound. If you ended up getting one of these options for your Nissan Rogue, let us know how it worked out! We enjoy hearing from our readers and thank you for stopping by.