Bikes are awkward to store, that’s for sure. If you’re lacking floor space in your garage or home, vertical bike storage may be your best option. Unfortunately, most people immediately think this means bike hooks.
Steadyrack is trying to revolutionise the historical misconceptions surrounding vertical bike storage, by proving that bike hooks are not the only alternative solution to floor storage and that they downright suck. Here’s why:
Juggling your bike up into a hook is awkward
Using hooks is a generally an unpleasant activity. When you’ve returned from a long ride, the last thing that you want to have to do is trying fit that hook in between your wheel spokes, whilst holding it awkwardly above your head and getting tyre marks on your walls. Steadyracks involve no lifting, no juggling and no awkward positioning – simply stand the bike up on its back wheel and roll it forwards into the Steadyrack arm.
Bikes can be heavy
Your average bike weighs around 12kg, which isn’t a lot when you are riding it or resting it up against a wall, but it can be a lot when trying to lift it into a hook. Because of the lifting action that hooks require, a lot of people struggle to use them. Steadyracks require no lifting, ever.
Hooks do not carry much weight and bikes can be heavy
Because most hooks are made of plastic or a light weight material, they carry and support very little weight. This means that they don’t hold heavier bikes like fat bikes, bikes with fenders, bikes with accessories or e-bikes. Steadyracks carry an extraordinary amount of weight, up to 35kg. The Fat Rack has even been tested under 100kg loads and still works perfectly.
Hooks damage your bike rims
Most hooks sit between your wheel spokes and rest up against the rim. This places the majority of the force on a very small section of your rims, causing damage. Other hooks rely on your bike frame for support, causing similar damage. Steadyrack bike racks only comes into contact with your bike tyres, making it the best solution for your bike.
Most hooks are made of plastic or material that does not withstand time
Planning on hanging your bike outside? You probably shouldn’t risk it with a hook since most hooks are manufactured using plastic and have a short life span when exposed to the elements for a long amount of time. Steadyracks, made from stainless steel and UV treated plastic, are built to last.
Want to store your bike flat against the wall?
Most hooks only place your bike 90 degrees against the wall. Steadyrack’s patented pivot feature allows you to fold your bike almost completely flat against the wall, with very little effort. This takes up less space and allows you to store more bikes in the one location, using less room.
So join the #nomorehooks revolution and love your bike with a Steadyrack.