Talking Cars (MP3)

Bike racks are a lot like cars, with new styles and brands available to consumers each year. And while we love cars at CR, we're also avid cycling enthusiasts, and recently performed evaluations on hitch-mounted bike racks, as well as pickup-truck tailgate pads, from brands like Kuat, Yakima, Thule, Bell, Allen, and Race Face. We discuss which ones performed best, how they compare to roof and trunk mounted racks, and what to look for if you need to transport an electric bike (e-bike).

 

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:14 - Our biking background.

03:47 - Bike rack evaluations  

20:37 - Question: If continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) provide so many benefits to a vehicle, why are they so reviled by many?

 

 

 

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Best Bike Racks

https://www.consumerreports.org/bike-racks-carriers/best-bike-racks-a8073136271/

 

How to Choose and Use the Right Bike Rack

https://www.consumerreports.org/bike-racks-carriers/how-to-choose-and-use-the-right-bike-rack-a1180679643/

 

How Bike Racks Affect a Car’s Fuel Economy

https://www.consumerreports.org/fuel-economy-efficiency/how-bike-racks-affect-car-fuel-economy/

 

How Rooftop Carriers Affect Fuel Economy for Cars and SUVs

https://www.consumerreports.org/fuel-economy-efficiency/how-rooftop-carriers-affect-fuel-economy/

 

Best Electric Bikes From Consumer Reports’ Test

https://www.consumerreports.org/electric-bikes/best-electric-bikes-e-bike-review-a2596703950/

 

Guide to Car Safety

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

 

 

 

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Direct download: 2209CRO_Talking_Cars_Episode_375.mp3
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