How are you storing your bike right now? Is it leaned up against a wall, taking up valuable space that could be better used and at risk of being scratched? Wall mounts are an excellent solution for this problem – you get your bike off the ground and maximize space.
But there are a lot of options to choose from out there so where do you start? I’ve done the legwork for you and narrowed it down to my top three picks so that you can find the best match for your needs.
Why Didn’t Saris Fat Tire Bike Track Make the Grade?
There were two reasons for this – the price and the size. While I agree that having the longer track would help to make it sturdier, I don’t really want a track the length of my bike on my wall. The added benefit in terms of stability doesn’t make up for the much higher price either.
My Top Three Picks
Ibera Horizontal Bicycle Bike Wall Hanger
- The wall hanger's angle (45°) can adjust to keep your bik level.
- Designed as a horizontal mounting wall hanger for a single bike to save floor space!
- The sturdy and durable construction made out of aluminum makes this hanger safe for bikes to hang on the wall
- The double arm hanger has padded ABS arms to keep the bike secure and protects against paint damage
- Suitable for most conventional bike frames. Hanger beam length is adjustable to fit narrow or wide handlebars
This is a simple and yet very effective option that takes up very little space itself.
• Adjustable arms
• Strong construction
• Durable material used
• A non-scratch holder
• Velcro strap to hold the wheels
Users like the fact that this is unobtrusive and a lot less obvious than is the case with some of the other holders.
If you have a heavier bike and are attaching it to drywall, there is a lot of strain placed on the screws. I would recommend getting a set of strong drywall screws instead of using those that come with this product.
• Much less obvious than other types
• Strong and adjustable
• Won’t scratch the bike
• Holds everything firmly in place
• The screws that come with it are not ideal for dry wall and a heavy bike.
HOMEE Bicycle Bike Wall Hook
- Material: Strong Steel;Load Capacity: 66 lb;Size:10.2 inch*3.2 inch;Color: Black
- Bicycle Wall Mount Hanger For Hanging The Bike Vertically To Save Space
- Sponge Cover On The Hook,Protect The Wheel From Scratching.Safety Engineered Locking Mechanism Prevents Accidental Release
- Suitable For All Type Bikes Like Mountain Bikes,Road Bikes,Folding Bikes etc.Can Hold Up To 61 lbs Of a Bike,But It All Depends On How Strong The Wall Is.
- Package Contains: 2 Bicycle Wall-Mount Hanger and 2 Sets of Mounting Screws
This is the best budget option that I came across. It offers a no-frills effective way to save space.
• Can carry a weight of up to 60 pounds
• Fits most standard bikes
• Safety mechanism to prevent the bike slipping out
• Sponge cover
Users were impressed with how strong the construction is and how it could carry a heavy mountain bike. (Depending on the wall it was mounted to, of course.)
You need to know that this is an option that is highly visible. It’s not a huge plate, but it does take up more room on the wall than the others we have looked at here. But that is really more of a cosmetic issue – you could always paint the plate to match the wall and make it less obvious.
• Attached to a strong supporting wall, this will carry a heavy bike easily
• Good price point
• Won’t scratch your bike
• Fits a lot of different makes and models
• It is not as streamlined as some other models
Feedback Sports Velo Wall Rack
- Sturdy Bicycle storage rack for your home or garage
- Screws into any standard wall stud
- Cradle arms can be independently height adjusted to hold all types and sizes of bikes
- Soft rubber protects the frame's finish
This option looks quite different to the others, but that is because of the rubber mounting on the handles.
• Can be screwed into any normal stud in the wall
• Rubber covering to prevent scratching the frame
• Arms are adjustable
Users generally agree that this is the best option if you have a dry wall.
One potential issue is that the holes are not as big as I would have liked – I wanted to use a thicker screw to bolt them to the wall. In the end, I just drilled the holes a little bigger, so that was an easy fix.
• This is the sturdiest option for drywall because you can attach it to a stud
• The rubber coating is not going to damage the frame.
• You can adjust the to fit your bike
• You might need to drill the holes so that they are a little bigger.
Overall, I chose these racks because they offered great value for money and did a good job. You don’t need something with all the bells and whistles here.
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