This product did the job, and didn't hurt my bike. Installation was straight forward. But eventually, at least a few years after installation, and with moderate use holding a carbon fiber frame, the rubber on the cradles for the cross bar has cracked. Now the bike is less stable in its hanging position. I guess that happens to rubber, especially in a dry and hot area like Phoenix. So, I was happy that Feedback offers a replacement cradle, It isn't too unreasonable at $5 each, but after shipping and taxes it is over $18 for one. Seems like there's not much consideration for the customer in the shipping fees. There are lots of ways something that small and light could be shipped for much less, e.g. a padded envelope and USPS rather than FedEx. I think I'll get a different bike rack as I would expect the rubber to again crack, and I'm already well on my way to paying for something with more durability if I get replacements every 5 yrs or so.
I bought this to get one bike out of the way. It looks great with no wall screws visible. The arms look a little thin but have proven to be very strong and stable. The arms are very adjustable which makes it easy to fit almost any bike on it. This is a very nice looking wall rack and am very happy with it. I think with any wall mounted rack you need to find a strong/secure place to attach it to. I got lucky finding the wall stud and it is very sturdy.
Forget all those $100 modern wall-mounted racks that just look pretty. The Feedback Velo Wall Rad 2D is built to last. Doesn't fell flimsy and I can trust it to hold my $9k to $12k bikes 8-feet off the ground. The soft rubber cradles are designed not to pinch external brake cabling which is AWESOME! Two thumbs up... way up!
I purchased this product to serve as as a bike stand for the garage (obviously...that is what it is) but also one to work on the drive side of the bike for chain cleaning/lubing post ride. The rubberized arms do not marr up the frame and it fits my XL bike perfectly. Setup was a little weird...took me a bit to figure it out but since then it has been rock solid. Would purchase again but won't need to.
This replaced a non-bike specific hanger, and I am very happy to have bought it. It takes a little time to adjust the arms where you want them, but once done, the result is a much better fit for individual bikes. I use it to put my fat bike on the wall, and the slop of the top tube makes the adjustability of the rack a real bonus. The bike now hangs just how I want it.
I had the first version of this rack for my road bike. Kept the bike out of the way in the garage and had no problems setting it up. Now that I got a gravel bike I thought why not get another rack of the same make?! Now the bikes are tucked up on the wall out and away from the car, washer and dryer, and walkway to the stairs to the house.
I bought two and was able to get two bikes off of the floor and out of the way. I am using these in my garage. The screws that came with the rack were too long so I bought some concrete screws at the local hardware store and was able to mount both racks without a problem.
I hang my bike in my garage. So when I bought a new bike with a more kicked out style of handlebar my left brake lever was rubbing the wall. This rack is fully adjustable and much better suited to my new bike than the more generic style and non adjustable wall hanger I was using. Looks great too. Very nicely finished. I thought maybe this product was a little pricey but when I inboxed it I felt like it was well worth the price.
Two screws hold this rack to the wall, easy installation. Really like the independent updown arm adjustability that enables use by bikes with varying top tube angles. Also nice is the outward extending arms that allow the bike to be located very close to the mounting wall. One recommendation that I believe to be critical is to be sure to mount the rack into wall studs, the rack needs to be very solidly secured. When driving the provided screws into the wall studs with a power drill, be sure to drill pilot holes to allow the screws to fully seat and hold the rack against the wall. I would like to see the provided screws to be made of a more hardened steel. When tightening these screws there is a tendency to ream out the Phillips head screws. I would consider buying stainless steel, hardened screws to replace those provided with the rack.
I have purchased two of these for bike storage in my garage.
The instructions suggest using a 18th of an inch drill bit for pre-drilling. I used a larger drill bit.
The included bolts for fastening the back plate to the wall have phillips heads. This is a terrible choice for something that gets bolted on to a stud. A regular bolt or torx head would have been much much better.
The arms are easy to attach but the allen head screws are of inferior quality. I stripped one out of eight screws.
Luckily the arm is firmly attached at this point.
Finally, if feedback sports included a rubber strap over the each arm where it touches the frame to make sure that the bike accidentally does not fall down, it would have been nice. I used a bungee cord since the last thing I want is for a bike to fall on my car.
My goal was to hang my road bike (i) level and (ii) as close as possible to the wall as I have to squeeze past it in the garage to get to other bikes. The Velo 2D does the first well - it can cope with a lot more slope than I have on my top tube. With the arms as short as possible, the front end (handlebars) is close to the wall, but the back end could go several inches closer, so it did much better than my old wall rack but not as well as I hoped. With the arms at minimum length, they are rather close together on the top tube, but that does not seem to be a problem. Overall, I rate it very good and I would buy again, but it falls short of perfect.
I installed my wall racks in a spare room. I stacked the racks for two bikes one on top of the other. When it came
time to move one them because extra guest were staying in room I just had to remove bike and extension arms. Took very little time to remove and put back a hold lot better than my old one piece rack. Would highly
In my original review, I said I would buy it again and I just bought a second one for another bike. I have not found a better wall rack, nor another one that can handle varying top tube geometries.