A bike rack for a garage is normally a set up that aims at saving spaces and helps expensive parts of the bike from getting unwanted scratches hence prolonging shelf-life of the item. It is usually a stand, a shelve, or a suspended system. Whilst there are many designs one can select from, some of the main criteria for selecting the right bike rack is as follows (please remember to go through and answer each one of them because they will help you tremendously in the preparation process).
- Would the design provide a solid support for your bike?
- Is it easy to set up and store away (if needed)?
- What sort of material is it made of?
- Will the paint on the surface peeled away in tough weather?
- How it looks
- How many bikes you have and need to be stored away?
Originally bike racks were meant for public usage. However, as bikes gain more popularity, more than more members of the family now possess a bike and some, even have more than one bike. Thus, over time something that was meant for the public has been modified for private use.
Top 5 Best Bike Rack For Garage Reviews In 2020
Bikehand Floor Bike Rack
As with many things in life, when it comes to bike storage, normally the simpler the better. There are a couple of options for this capacity storage, such as the Bikehand Floor Bike Rack, Feedback Sports Bicycle Storage Stand, Delta Cycle Leonardo Da Vinci Single Bike Storage Rack (sounds complicated and flashy but it is a simple wall-mount device that has a hook to keep your bike up. If you have the extra space on the ground, I recommend Bikehand Floor Bike Rack. Its set up is easy enough and none of its parts will be touching your bike, keeping the bike’s condition. This set up is also very stable as the holder tilts back when you push your bike into the rack (instead of having to lift your bike into the rack) so that is quite convenient. It is also portable, foldable so it can be easily stored away if necessary. Its paintwork looks rather posh as well, which goes very well with expensive bikes.
Storage Rack Hook Hanger with tire tray from the Delta Cycle
On the off chance that you do not have extra space, there is the option of Storage Rack Hook Hanger with tire tray from the Delta Cycle. Again, this one is another amazingly simple set up. If you were to do the set up yourself, it might take max 15 minutes to drill in the wall. There are options of having a rail mount, but I found them to be rather dangerous for users to have things dangling on top from the ceiling. Just in case something external happens, the bike can easily fall and get damaged or worse still, create injury if it happens to fall on anyone. A rather thoughtful touch to this design is the plastic tray for the back tire that can be mounted with either adhesive tape or you can drill it onto a wall, too. It is a great way to keep dirt off from your wall. One drawback of this is it may not be very children friendly.
Velo Cache 2 Bike Storage Rack from Feedback Sports
For a couple who live together or someone who is a cycling fanatic with two bikes, the Velo Cache 2 Bike Storage Rack from Feedback Sports is superb. No wall mounting (which is great if you are renting out your flat) and it looks very stylish, almost like a coat hanger. The rack comes with big enough basket for you to rest your helmets inside. You can even put this in your workspace instead of the garage.
The arms can be adjusted to various length and it is stable enough to store one bike on the top rack while the other is out spinning. Additionally, this one can be expanded if needed, into a four-bike rack storage system with extra kit offered by Feedback Sports. The only downside to this sort of set up is you would need to lift your bike onto the mounting spot. Also, for those who are tempted to turn this rack into a working station to make repairs, tune-up gears, it is not the best idea for safety reasons.
Swagman 3 Bike Stand
For those who have not seen the pattern, the choice is, once again, the simpler the better. It is a matter of risk handling, fewer things that can go wrong. This three-bike rack is both easy to set up and expandable in multiples of three. This just slides and snap and a few bolts in between so almost anyone can use it. It is simply a place holder for three bicycles on the floor, made from high-quality steel tubes. A neat solution and simple way to keep your bike off the floor, ground, and looking organized. Since the space between rails to put your bike into is fixed, you must make sure to measure the width of your bike before buying this rack.
Racor – PLB-4R Bike Rack
No mounting necessary, adjustable holding arms, quite durable with a vinyl coat, and very easily assemble are the descriptions of this rack. It is quite attractive as its footprint is not much bigger than a two-bike hang. Its stability comes from an even distribution of weight onto its wide, rounded base. This verticle bike rack can hold up to 72 kgs but please remember that it requires a little bit of planning to put all bikes together because you need to be able to remove each bike from the stand easily and keep it away from animals or children as you do not want any associated risk. Overall it seems like a solid rack but fair pricing.
So there you go, top 5 bike racks for your garage! But please remember before you make any decision, the essential step is to check yourself and make sure that the product you get is what you need and it is suitable for your particular circumstance.