Wheel chock review
As much as we would like to never have to transport a bike on a trailer or in a truck bed, the fact is that at certain times it is an inevitable occurrence. Also, having a bike that weighs in at over 800 pounds is a weighty factor to take into account when transporting. Using the correct products to do so can and will save you money in the long run.
$42.90 and up www.pingelonline.com
The standard chock from Pingel is available in 31/2- and 61/2-inch widths and features permanent, removable, truck/trailer and E-track mounting options.
This chock is a very secure and easy-to-use unit that has a hydraulic shock-assisted foot lever to make securing the bike after roll-in a very easy affair. Available for various wheel sizes and diameters.
Baxley Trailer Company
LA Chock &
LA Trailer Chock
This stand has a patented tire clamping system that automatically adjusts on the fly to different wheel sizes. The trailer chock also allows more room in an enclosed trailer or truck bed over the wider LA Chock.
$89.99 and up www.ezchock.com
The 3 1/2, 5 1/2- and 61/2-inch chocks are an easy-to-use, no-hardware, patented design that employs the use of tie-down straps to secure the chock to the trailer or truck bed.
The most popular of the roll-in and walk-off chocks, the Condor has easy adjustments for different sized wheels and a solid entry and exit actuation. It also features a clean look and light weight.
Another roll-on, step-off offering is the zinc-plated Cycle Jaws that use a manual clamping system in conjunction with an adjustable tire locator, which prevents rotor damage and accommodates wheels of all sizes and widths.