Garage bike storage racks are an ideal way of organizing and protecting your bicycles. Laying the bikes on the floor or leaning them against a wall will eventually cause damage to the machine, and there is always the possibility of it falling over and hitting other objects.
In this review we take a look at the some of the best bike stands and hangers. All products are available on Amazon.com, which allows you to read the user reviews to determine if the product will suit your needs.
Below the reviews is some important information regarding the types of garage bike storage racks and how to choose the best one.
EasyGoProducts Garage Bike Storage Rack Parking Stand
The EasyGoProducts garage bike storage racks are available for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 bikes.
All of the racks are manufactured from 1-3/8” square steel section and 5/8” round tubing, making them very durable and sturdy. A silver powder coat finish prevents rust and increases visibility to prevent it being a trip hazard in poorly lit areas.
The bike storage rack is very easy to assemble and can be either wall or floor mounted with the included fixings. If you prefer not to mount the rack, it can be used as a free-standing product, however, not fixing it to a solid surface may make the rack unstable, especially on the smaller sizes.
The wheel ports are 2-3/8″ wide, so, make sure to measure your bike to make sure it will fit before purchasing.
- 12 L x 11 W x 10.5 H
- 16 L x 11 W x 10.5 H
- 28 L x 11 W x 10.5 H
- 39.5 L x 11 W x 10.5 H
- 51.5 L x 11 W x 10.5 H
- 63.5 L x 11 W x 10.5 H
The EasyGoProducts garage bike storage rack is a solid product that does what it’s intended to do, hold bikes. If used as a free-standing bicycle rack, the unit may move around and become unstable.
Overall, it is certainly one to consider.
EZ Bike Stand
The EZ Bike Stand is unlike any of the other bike stands we have reviewed. What makes it unique is the fact that you can easily adjust the width (up to 2 ½ inches) to accommodate different size wheels/tires, making it a truly universal product.
Another feature that is unique to the EZ Bike Stand is that the bike is supported by its tire and not by the spokes, reducing the chances of any damage.
Weighing in at just over 5Lbs and measuring 18″ L x 12″ W x 8″ H, the stand is very sturdy and solid, yet still light enough to be carried around.
As you can see in the video below, there are many other uses for the bike stand.
A connector bar is also available to join two or more stands together, and although the connector is not yet available on Amazon, it can be purchased directly from the manufacturer here.
Overall, the EZ Bike Stand is an excellent product that has many advantages over most standard type of racks, and is very highly recommended.
Monkey Bars Bike Storage Rack
The Monkey Bars Bike Storage Rack is a very well designed, wall mounted bicycle rack that can accommodate from 3 to 6 cycles.
The powder coated finish and plastic coated hooks not only stop the product from rusting, it also prevents any damage to the bike itself.
With a 200Lbs weight limit and the ability to position the hooks anywhere along the rail, the rack will easily hold any type of bike in a configuration of your choice.
The Monkey Bars rack is available for 3, 4 or 6 bikes.
- 3 Bikes: 35″L x 1″W x 1″H; Weight: 4 lbs.
- 4 Bikes: 51″L x 1″W x 1″H; Weight: 6 lbs.
- 6 Bikes: 51″L x 1″W x 1″H; Weight: 7 lbs.
Although, at first glance, the Monkey Bars Bike Rack does look like the ideal garage bike storage rack, however, it is not without its faults.
The main complaint is regarding the hooks and the fact that they do tend to move and fall off when hanging or removing a bike. However, as one reviewer commented, this can be overcome by positioning the hooks where you want them and using zip ties to secure them.
The only other drawback is related to the six bike rack, with many reviewers stating that there is very little room between the bikes.
Overall, even despite the two drawbacks above, the Monkey Bars garage bike storage rack is a well made product that is easy to install and should last for many years.
Ibera Bicycle Black Horizontal Wall Hanger
The Ibera Horizontal wall hanger provides a very unique solution to the problem of garage bike storage.
The padded frame holders can be adjusted to different widths and angles to accommodate any standard size and shape frame.
An adjustable hanger length, from 8.5 to 12 inches, allows room for different handlebar widths. A Velcro wheel strap is also included in the package, which stops the handlebars from turning.
Fitting the wall mounted bike hanger requires only three screws which are supplied in the package. The Ibera can be either screwed to a solid wall or a stud.
The Ibera bike storage hanger is a simple yet very adjustable solution to garage bike storage.
It is a very well designed and sturdy product that has a weight limit of 18kg.
Overall, the Ibera is probably one of the best single bike hangers on the market.
Choosing a Bike Storage Rack
When garage space is at a premium, there are certain items that do tend to take up more space than others. Bicycles, garden tools and sporting goods are just some of the things that can be organized and stored more efficiently, freeing up space and making the garage a safer environment.
When choosing the best cycle rack to suit your needs, there are a few details to take into account before purchasing. Listed below are the main considerations of the garage bike rack.
- Quantity of bikes
- Available space
- Mounted or free-standing
- Weight limit
Quantity of Bikes
The amount of bikes you need to fit into the rack will determine the size of rack or hanger you need. Floor mounted racks such as the EasyGoProducts models can accommodate from 1 to 6 bikes. Although, the more bikes you need to store, the larger the rack, and the more floor or wall space it will take up.
Installing a wall mounted bike rack will free-up floor space, whereas a floor mounted or free-standing rack will take up floor space but leave the wall free for hanging other items.
Wall hung racks are great if floor space is tight, but, they do tend to be more difficult to load and unload.
Mounted or Free Standing
Floor standing bike racks can be screwed down or left free-standing. Screwing or bolting the rack to the floor will ensure the rack does not move when loading and unloading bikes.
Leaving the rack free-standing does mean that it can be moved around, re-positioned or taken with you in a vehicle. The only problem with leaving the rack un-fixed is that it can easily move around when the bikes are loaded and unloaded.
Particular attention should be paid to the weight limit when installing wall mounted racks. Look for a weight limit of 180 – 200 Lbs, this should be more than adequate for up to six standard bicycles.
Fixing a Bike Rack to a Drywall
To ensure a secure mounting, wall mounted bike racks should be fixed into the studs on a Drywall. In most buildings, the studs should be either 16 inches or 24 inches apart.
A stud finder can be used, however, an easier alternative is to use a small magnet to find the studs.
By looking at the above reviews and scanning the Amazon reviews, you can quickly narrow down your choices and find the best garage bike storage rack or hanger to suit your particular needs.
Overall, the buying decision will be influenced by floor or wall space, weight limit and the quantity of bikes to be stored.
Take your time, decide upon the type of bike rack or hanger and read the reviews. This will not only ensure you choose the perfect bicycle storage device, it may also save you some money too.