Great product. I have three bikes and needed something for my bike room to store them on as opposed to leaning them against a wall. this works perfect as it puts them in a standing position. you can connect them together as many as you have room for. the stand works with all types of bikes by allowing larger wheel sizes. its light weight and foldable as well. ill likely buy a fourth when i purchase a mountain bike.
I was sort of surprised by this rack. Itï¿½s nice and compact. I store my bike in my home office. Iï¿½ve positioned the rack to hold my bike in the upright position and works perfectly (need to use something to protect the wall from the front tire. Eventually Iï¿½ll use it at my work office but that is a long shot in todayï¿½s environment. I like the rack folds and has a small footprint.
I typically hang my bikes to store them, but sometimes I just want to get off the bike and fall down on the couch. I don't have a lot of convenient places to lean my bike in the garage, and some of my bikes tend to fold the bars and fall over when left unattended. Now, I just throw it on this stand in the middle of my garage and just walk away. And one thing I didn't know is that I assumed you had to put your back wheel into the stand, it turns out the front wheel works just as good. I like it so much I bought another one.
I park my bike in my small apartment and was tired of cleaning handlebar marks off the wall where I leaned my bike. This is small and low profile so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. I might even say it's attractive. I have a hybrid bike with big tires which seems to work well. I also have a rear rack with a basket on one side which must be empty or the bike will fall over. Finally I have learned that I must pay attention to how I line up the rear tire with the front (unlike the sales video) or it will fall over or lean the bike into the wall. Aside from these small issues I feel it is still the best option for my needs given the alternatives.
I'll have to be the only dissenter here but just wanted to give heads up to those seeking a stand for their touring bikes. I have a Salsa Vaya w rear rack and Portland Design metal fenders. I also use the bike as a everyday commuter and grocery-getter so I put a Topeak milk carton style rear cargo crate on the rear rack. This makes the bike a bit top heavy so I have to use a handlebar holder to prevent the bar from flopping and dumping the bike on its side.
The other issue is that with a rear fender on, I have to put the front wheel into the stand, if I put the rear wheel into the stand, which is more stable, it will crush the rear fender. Lastly, one of the rubber caps that covers the feet of the stand is so loose I can almost shake it off, it drove me mad so I finally broke down and glued it in.
I'm sure if you have typical road or mtn. bike the stand will work fine, just be prepared to make some compromises if you have a heavy touring bike.
This is a great rack and you can connect them together if you have more than one bike. They are really stable and super easy to load your bike - just wheel it onto the stand and it is held. Just pull it off to ride. No lifting or latching required. Also this rack does not touch the bike frame just the tire tread. I even use it to hold the bike for cleaning and chain maintenance. Can be folded flat when not in use and even taken to the races for easy bike storage outside your car. I plan to buy more for my other bikes.
We use this stand for a couple of bikes in our garage. It works well for keeping them upright but it isnt as easy as wed like for getting them into the rack. We like to back our bikes into the rack but this requires steering the bike with one hand while lifting the arm on the rack with the other hand. We prefer our more conventional fixed racks over these racks.