Electric bike (or e-bike) sales are experiencing unprecedented growth these days. Around the time when the sickness-that-shall-not-be-named was upending our lives, many of us dug our old bikes out of the garage or even purchased new ones. (I should know, I did both!)
Personally, I find electric bikes take all the best things about regular bikes and dial them up. But there's one area where e-bikes present a unique challenge: transporting them.
Before purchasing my e-bike, I owned a trunk rack that was perfectly capable of supporting my hybrid. But the idea of carrying my new e-bike on that lightweight trunk rack was laughable. E-bikes, as you're no doubt aware, require something a bit more heavy duty.
Working at Primo Trailer Parts, I'm in a unique position—I have access to just about any bike rack I could ever want or need. So I decided to bring my beloved e-bike to the shop to put these racks to the test. I also spoke to a few coworkers who frequently work with these racks to get their impressions. So here it is, the etrailer staff's favorite e-bike racks of the year.