A great space saver for bike storage. Free up garage space! This rack will safely hold two bikes. Rack is uniquely designed to let gravity hold the rack up. An optional mounting kit is provided that includes mounting hardware to anchor the rack to the wall for an even sturdier feel.
The rack is around 20lbs, so it can be easily moved around but also has enough heft to hold your bikes securely. There are independent adjustment arms for level bike storage and for use with both male and female bikes. The bike cradles and base are vinyl coated to protect your bike and floor.
This is the perfect bike rack if you don't want to screw the rack into the wall. Whether you live in an apartment, rent a house, want to move around the rack, or just don't want to hassle with attaching a bike rack to the wall - this is the rack fro you! The rack has a steady base and then leans against your wall to safely store your bikes. After a couple minutes of assembly (pretty simple) you will have this free standing bike rack ready to go. Aside from the free standing attribute the feature I like the most about this rack is the adjustability of the storage arms. Basically the whole center column has evenly spaced holes to mount the arms into. You can adjust the arms to whatever height to accommodate your 2 bikes and also make it fit your room. With the adjustability of the arms it also allows you to mount any kind of bike whether it is a kids bike, a women's mountain bike, a bmx bike, your prized carbon fiber road bike, or your beach cruiser - this rack will store it!
If you feel like the rack is not quite secure enough for your liking, there is a place to add a screw to the top of the rack that really makes this rack sturdy. When I was testing it the time I noticed the screw helping was when I was lifting a heavy bike up to the top rack, I bumped the rack a bit and noticed it moved just a bit. With the screw attached the rack did not move at all.
Another great reason to get a free standing bike rack is that as your storage spaces change and evolve with new boards and gear you can easily move this rack to a new spot or you can put it in front of something that isn't used much and then move it once a year when you need to get out the Christmas decorations!
We all know that the default "storage" for a bike is lean it against a wall somewhere. Well, this rack will actually free up a lot of space in your house and properly store your bike so it doesn't fall over, get dinged, and mar you walls. Overall I really like this rack, I know our customers love it, and I am sure you will too!
If you need to store more bikes, check out this rack Free Standing Bike Rack 4 Bikes
So on the description of this product it said that you can choose whether or not you want to attach the contraption to the wall, or to have it stand on it's own up against a wall. I bought it because I did not want to screw into my walls. When it came in the mail, the instructions did not say that it was an option. They were very adamant that I attach it to the wall which I didn't do, and things are working out okay, but it doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
It hasn't fallen over, but having pets in the house during the day while we're gone makes me nervous. At the end of the day it seems it would take a pretty solid blow to knock this thing over.
Works great....not pretty, but I've been thinking of painting it.
This went together in 10 minutes. In fact it took longer for me to decide where to put it than it did to put it together. I highly recommend attaching it to the wall with the screw. Mine came with a long screw (long enough to go into a stud behind 1/2" sheetrock) and a machine bolt with a toggle anchor that would be suitable for a location without a stud.
Mine holds two bikes perfectly. Each side of the holders are seperate so you can easily have one higher than the other for bikes with slanting cross-bars.
It is easy to put my bikes on and take my bikes off. It doesn't take up much room in my tight garage.
The only con is that it is not truly freestanding if you have two bikes on there especially...you really need to use the bolt for the wall to make sure it doesn't tip over.
Bought and installed the two-bike version. For an inexpensive item, I have no complaints. Certainly, it's only as sturdy as your wall-mount point (since the spine is assembled from several shorter square pipe segments, it would not hold vertical by itself, even if bike weight were well balanced). If I had my druthers, it would not hang the bikes quite as far out from the wall (a road bike or kids bike only needs 10-inch arm for hook, and this is longer), but it's a one-size-fits-all solution, and will handle even fairly wide mountain bars easily.
There are three bikes in our apartment and we needed to free up some space. We still have a spare bike sitting in the floor, but this vertical option was perfect for us. It cleared up a good bit of room and generally made getting our bikes in and out everyday much easier.
I put the main post together with no problems, but when it came time to put on the hooks and adjust them to situate our two bikes it got a little difficult. We have a 26" on the top rack and a 29" on the bottom, and we have no problem with lack of space or stability.
We did not bolt this to the wall, because it leans up against the wall, and doesn't really wobble around too much. We have cats that play around the bottom and they knock into it sometimes, but nothing catastrophic at this point has happened. If you had kiddos or lived where there is earthquakes, I could see the need.
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