How Do I Figure Out What Bike Rack Will Fit My Bus or Shuttle?

How Do I Figure Out What Bike Rack Will Fit My Bus or Shuttle?

Jana Anderson // 08.03.2017

The world is filled with all kinds of makes and models of buses and shuttles and our sales team would love to help you find the best bike rack for your bus or shuttle. To do that we require some additional information to help you select the best transit bike rack for your specific application. For Sportworks to assist you in selecting the best bike rack we’ll need to first identify the manufacturer of your bus, the model number, vehicle year, and bumper type. 

Who is the Vehicle Manufacturer of your bus or shuttle?

  • Gillig
  • New Flyer
  • Nova
  • Prevost
  • El Dorado
  • Blue Bird
  • Proterra
  • BYD
  • Ford
  • Chevy
  • Freightliner
  • ARBOC
  • StarCraft

Ford Cutaway With Rack

What is the model or model number of your bus/shuttle?

  • Ford E250/E350/E450 or T150/T350/T450, or F550, etc
  • New Flyer Xcelsior XD40/XDE40/XD60/XDE60/DLF60, etc
  • Chevy Express 3500/4500/G4500, etc 

What year is the vehicle?

  • Again, much like personal vehicles every make and model has a model year and some years have different chassis. We will need to know which model year your bus/shuttle is to determine the proper bracket for your chassis.

Close Up Bracket

Who is the bumper manufacturer?

Some buses/shuttles are outfitted with whatever the standard OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) bumper is, others might have after-market bumpers.  Before we can sell you a bracket and transit bike rack, we’ll need to know which bumper your bus/shuttle has so we can pair it with the proper bracket. These are a few examples: 

  • OEM Bumper
  • Romeo Rim
  • Rolab
  • Talfourd Jones
  • Transpec
  • Etc

If you are unable to find the information for the above questions, and have ordered your bus directly from the bus manufacturer, your bus sales/customer service representative should be able to answer all your questions pertaining to your bus. Sometimes, you can find what you need by using the entire vin# of your vehicle and searching via Carfax for it. If you are unable to locate the appropriate information by searching your vin# a last resort would be to send a picture of the front of your bus/shuttle and bumper to our sales team. We’ll pass that along to the Sportworks® engineering team who has decades of experience and can troubleshoot just about anything that comes their way.

With your assistance in providing the above information to the Sportworks Sales Team, we will be able to efficiently quote you on the items you need to install our transit tough bike racks on any of your buses or shuttles. 

Thank you for helping us to help you to accommodate you transit bike rack needs.

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