October 04, 2016

Why Install Wall Mounted Cycle Storage?

George Turvec

By George Hosegood

Wall-mounted bike storage is one of the most space-efficient cycle storage options available.

  • They keep floor space clear of obstacles.
  • They work indoors and outdoors.
  • They support the front wheel of the cycle to ensure no damage and minimum frame pressure.
  • They maintain the cleanliness of the floor.
  • They’re super fast to install and cost-friendly.
  • They fit all styles of bicycle.

They have Security and Aesthetics Covered

Vertical bike racks vary in complexity from simple wall hooks for your garage at home to more secure options used in public stores, where cyclists can lock both their wheel and frame to the rack. In communal bike stores, a locking point should always be included.


For Best Results, Take Loading Distances Into Consideration

When you’re planning to park bicycles on a wall, the best designs vary on a site to site basis (think: how many bikes are being stored? Will there be one or two rows?) a general guide of 1500mm to 2000mm is a good starting point.


 Wall-Mounted Rack VS Traditional Toast Racks

Although vertical bike racks are a great solution that can create more space in a bike store or secure public parking, they require a cyclist to bear the entire weight of their bicycle. Lifting a bike is not something everyone can do, which is where their main weakness lies.

If you’re going to install a vertical option, we’d always advise the use of floor accessible parking, like the toast rack. Riders of all abilities can access these.

If you’re looking to install your new mounted cycle parking and would like some friendly guidance, call, or contact our offices today.

Guide On Bike Storage Design

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