Avoiding clashing points when installing a bicycle parking facility is an important but often overlooked factor. A clashing point is where a part of a bicycle, usually the handlebars clashes with an object, or another bicycle.
These can be avoided by properly considering the size of bicycles that will be stored in the unit. See our previous posts on bicycle height and rack spacing for further detail on this. Clashing points are most common on Sheffield hoops positioned too close together. The best systems for avoiding clashing points feature dedicated parking spaces, such as a properly designed two-tier rack or our Cobra cycle rack.