Choices for the Best Garage Bike Storage Rack
When it comes to taking care of your bikes, one of the most important things you have to consider is definitely the storage. While a lot of bike owners are content with simply leaning their bikes against a wall, for others, this isn’t an optimal solution, since doing this can damage the bike, causing problems such as dents and scratches, especially when a bike is hurriedly moved from the wall or the process of doing so is not handled with care.
Your garage bike storage rack has to be made of the best quality materials, and be sturdy enough to store your bike for prolonged periods of time. For garage storage racks, there are actually several options for you to choose from. For outdoor storage you may also consider shelter for your bicycles.
Given that bikes are lightweight and easy to carry, storage options for them are not a problem. As a matter of fact, they are so versatile that they could simply be hung from the garage ceiling, or parked as a normal car would be, with racks of various assortments to help support them. The following are some of the options you could choose from when looking for the best garage bike storage rack:
5 Bike Bicycle Floor Parking Rack Storage Stand by CyclingDeal
This simple, minimalistic, yet elegant bike storage by Cycling Deal is one of the best choices you could possibly make. This is best if you are a fan of bikes, or if every member of the house has one. This comfortably stores 5 bikes, and taking one out for use is as easy as removing the lock.
RAD Cycle Products Bike Lift Hoist Garage
If there is no more space available on the ground, then why not make use of the ceiling? The Bike Lift Hoist by RAD Cycle enables you to store your bike in your garage suspended from the ceiling.
Their storage system is equipped with rubber-coated hooks to prevent bikes from getting scratched accidentally, a safe locking mechanism that makes sure it does not get released accidentally, has a thicker rope than other hoists, and is created with state of the art engineering practices, thus allowing the hoist to carry as much as 100 lbs of weight. If your ceiling is about 12 ft high, then this is a great choice for you.
Racor PBS-2R Two-Bike Floor Bike Stand
Should you find installing bicycle hoists tiring, you may want to opt for a floor-rest bike stand. The Racor PBS-2R enables you to store up to 2 bikes, with each either stored facing the same or in opposite directions. It is constructed with tubular steel and a strong epoxy finish, has dimensions of 33 x 24 x 22 inches, has a 1-year warranty and can fit any bikes with standard wheels. Minimal effort for assembly is required.
Racor Pro PLB-2R Two-Bike Stand
If you want the wheels to be spared from constant contact with the ground, you can choose to use the Racor Pro PLB-2R. This is one of the best garage bike storage stands, as it does not require much effort to install and assemble. It is capable of storing 2 bikes, has Vinyl-coated cradles with no need for screws, fasteners, or bolts of any sort. It has dimensions of 79 x 26 x 19 inches, and can be easily mounted on the wall, and comes with a screw for this purpose.
Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack
Another storage rack perfect for storing your bike in your garage is this one offered by Racod. It is a roof-mounted garage stock rack that makes use of a pulley system for raising or lowering your bike, for much easier access. It is capable of storing and lifting bikes weighing as much as 250 lbs, and allows you to store the bicycle without having to use a ladder.
It is also made of heavy-duty steel beams, and is composed of a vinyl coated steel cable, mounting hardware, and a winding axle. The platform itself weighs 76 lbs, and so is not much weight for the ceiling to support, and the purchase also comes with a yearlong warranty.
BIKEHAND Snow Fat Bike Floor Parking Rack Storage Stand Bicycle
Last, but definitely not least on this list is the Parking Rack storage by bikehand. What makes this stand out from the crowd is how it can accommodate bikes of all sizes up to 4 feet, unlike other bike stands that can’t fit bikes with big wheels, such as mountain, downhill, or beach bikes. It is also includes a front holder, and a unique push-in system that does not require the bike to be lifted when parked. It can also be folded when not in use, thus saving you so much space.