The Best Home Bike Storage Solutions

Easy to use bike storage options for bikes of every size and shape

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Not everyone has the flexibility to design a room around bike storage. So here are some options for storing your precious bikes inside your home.

With the influx of available options, our bicycle collections of current times often teeter between conscious bicycle enthusiast and irrational two-wheeled hoarder, but no matter how packed your garage is with bikes, organization is key. Bikes can be an awkward thing to store, but some thoughtful devices can help to create order in your bike storage space.

Related: The Best Bike Stands for Home Mechanics

Like many things these days, there is an endless list of options and ways to store your bikes at home. These can be broken down into a variety of categories from simple hook solutions to floor stands and wall stands. Deciding on a system that will work well for your needs while complementing your space can take some research.

Related: The Best Bike Tools and Tool Kits for Home Mechanics

Why type of bike storage is right for you?

When choosing a storage system for your space, take the time to understand how much space you have to work with and what type of space it is. Is it floor space or wall space? Do you have room to hang bikes from a ceiling or rafter? Next, how many bikes do you need to store and how accessible would you like them to be?

Most options for bike storage will fall into one of the below categories:

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The Hornit Clug is known for it’s small, simple design.

Wall mounts: These racks mount to existing wall studs in your space and often will hang bikes parallel to your wall. Bike attachment points for these racks include hanging by front or rear wheel, hanging by the bike’s frame, or even just by the saddle or seatpost of the bike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vertical Floor Racks: These racks offer vertical bike storage and can usually accommodate more than one bike on a single rack. The can either be wall mounted, freestanding, or use an extender type support system. These racks offer easy bike access, keep the bikes off the floor, and also give a space a more bike-centric aesthetic. Bike storage

Floor Display stands: If you have the floor space, these stands are a simple bike solution for keeping your two-wheeled rigs upright and accessible. These stands can either support the bike by its tires or by the crank spindle. These are the most versatile support system in the bunch as they can easily be moved around your space depending on your needs.

No matter what you choose to help organize your bikes, some key specifics about the bikes you’re hoping to store will save you a lot of headaches. What type of bike is it? How heavy is it? Can you hang the bike by its frame? How wide are the tires? Do you have hollow spindle cranks? All of the racks and stands below attach to the bike at different points, so take the time and understand your needs before pulling the trigger.

The Best Bike Storage Options

Feedback Sports Velo Hinge

Feedback Sports offers a great line of bike storage options, for $27 the Velo Hinge offers a simple yet effective solution for hanging your bike vertically on any wall. A plastic-covered hook folds out from the wall plate to accommodate your front wheel, your front tire rests on the plate while the whole thing hinges perpendicularly as far left or right as your handlebars will allow. The bikes then have the ability to rest more flat on the wall depending on your bar width. We like the simplicity and versatility of the Velo Hinge along with it’s affordability. Hinge design allows bike to swing left or right and hook folds away when not in use.

Pros:

  • Simple wall mount
  • Easy to hang and remove bike

Cons:

  • Requires screwing into wall studs.
  • 50lbs load capacity
  • Can’t accommodate larger tires but longer hook can be purchased

Price: $27.99

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Hornit Clug

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As one of the simplest bike storage designs in our roundup, the Clug is not only sleek but is surprisingly functional for how minimalist it is. The Clug won a Eurobike award for the smallest bike rack and can work to store bikes both vertically on the wall or horizontally on the floor. Designed around specific tire widths and constructed from flexible plastic, the Clug clamps tightly around the bike’s tire. Sizes of the Clug inlcude: Roadie 23-32mm tire width, Hybrid 33-42mm, MTB XL 58-69mm, and XXL Plus 70-81mm

Pros:

  • Super simple design
  • Small space needed for install
  • Almost invisible when not in use

Cons:

  • Requires screwing into wall studs.
  • Bike weight must rest on floor
  • Won’t work if tire is flat
  • Tire width specific

Price: $25

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Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post

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If you’re looking for a simple hanging bike storage system to stash your daily driver on, the Velo Wall Post is a great choice for easy access. With a simple fold-out post design, the bike is supported by hanging it from the saddle.  Sometimes the most convenient bike storage solutions are also the most simple. Use it to hang your bike, spare wheels, and tires, your rain-soaked kit after a long ride, or whatever sporting goods storage needs you can dream up.  When not in use, the Wall Post folds up and out of the way.

Pros:

  • Bike remains easily accessible
  • Can hang other items
  • Fits any and all bikes

Cons:

  • Requires screwing into wall studs.
  • Not the most stable storage

Price: $33.99

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Impresa Heavy Duty Bike Hooks

Known as one of the simplest ways to organize your bike-laden garage, heavy-duty bike hooks can’t be left out of this list. As I dial in my own garage, I’m happy to purchase a few packs of these to hang up the 10 bikes in my garage to quickly create more floor and shop space. Simply drill a pilot hole into a ceiling beam or wall stud and hang your bike by either its front or rear wheel or add a second hook and hang the bike completely. These hooks are available in a variety of sizes from a variety of manufacturers.

Pros:

  • Cost
  • Simplicity
  • Easy to install and hang numerous bikes

Cons:

  • Must drill into wall and studs
  • Not the most visually appealing option

Price: $16.99 for a pack of 4

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Feedback Sports Rakk Storage and Display Stand

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Simply roll your front or rear wheel into the tray and the spring-loaded arm does the rest, resulting in a sturdy way to store your bike without having to attach hooks to your wall. You’ve spent too much of your hard-earned dollars on your bike to just go leaning it against the garage wall. The Rakk stand from Feedback keeps your bike propped up and ready to go for your next ride. It uses a spring-loaded arm easily holds the front or rear wheel by the tire without the risk of scratching rims. Its modular design supports connecting multiple RAKKs together. Specs include: holds 20 mm road tires; up to 2.4″; wide mtb tires In size 20″; to 29″; wheel. Base footprint 13.5″; x 16″; (343 mm x 406 mm), folded height 3.2″; (81 mm), weight 5.9 lbs. (2.7 kg).

Pros:

  • Floor mount
  • Clean, simple, and accessible
  • Super durable and easy to use

Cons:

  • Won’t accommodate wider tires
  • Bikes remain on floor

Price: $42.99

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Topeak Flash Stand MX

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The Topeak Flashstand MX is designed to fit into the hollow spindle of your bicycle’s crank and hold up your bike for washing, display, storage, and maintenance. In addition to being a useful bike storage stand, lifting the rear wheel off the ground makes it easy to lube your chain or make shifting adjustments anytime. When the Flashstand isn’t in use, it quickly folds down for easy storage. It’s constructed with Aluminum, engineering-grade plastic, and steel. Holds bikes up to 39.7 lbs.

Pros:

  • Simple effective design
  • Easy to perform maintenance with one stand
  • Bike remains easily accessible

Cons:

  • Must have hollow spindle cranks
  • Less than 40lbs load capacity
  • Not cheap

Price: $69.99

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Topeak B2 Bike Stand

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Topeak’s B2 bike stand is constructed using lightweight aluminum tubing with quick-release locking mechanism and mounts anywhere without drilling holes into your ceiling or floors. Using an extendable tube with a quick-release mechanism, this stand pushes against floor and ceiling to provide a stable, horizontal storage option for your bikes.  The aluminum tube extends up to a height of 10′ 7.8” (320cm) and comes with two bike mounts that adjust quickly and securely, and can adjust 30° from horizontal.

Pros:

  • Bikes remain easily accessible
  • No screw holes

Cons:

  • Bikes hang from frame
  • Not great for heavy bikes
  • Won’t work if you have high ceilings

Price: $179.99

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Thule Bike Stacker

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The Thule Bike Stacker is a free standing storage bike rack for your home, apartment or even your garage.  Bike hanger arms adjust independently to any height, up and down the length of the rack while the bikes are supported by V-Shaped soft rubber bike holders that fully cushion and protect each bicycle frame. The Thule Bike Stacker can be put anywhere with a level floor, making it an easy storage solution, not to mention, there is no better decor than having your bikes hanging in your swanky apartment.

Pros:

  • Bikes remain easily accessible
  • Freestanding
  • Great addition to home decor

Cons:

  • Bikes hang from frame
  • Not a cheap storage solution
  • More substantial than other options

Price: $179.99

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Delta Cycle Rugged Gravity Rack

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Using a simple gravity system, the Delta Rugged gravity rack simply leans against your chosen wall. Once the bikes are mounted on the rack the weight helps to keep the stand firmly against wall and ground. Constructed using powder-coated steel tubing and features independently adjustable arms that accommodate most frame sizes and styles. Wall and floor protection comes from rubber bumpers on feet and upper supports. Total maximum load 100 lbs.

Pros:

  • No drilling or installation
  • Simple, effective design
  • Reasonable price

Cons:

  • Bikes hang from frame
  • Not great for heavy bikes
  • Not super stable

Price: $109.99

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Pro Bike Tool Wall Mount

Simply find a wall stud and mark your drill points to install this cradling wall mounted storage rack. Free-up your floor space and keep your garage or indoor space tidy by getting your bikes up on the wall. This simple wall hanging solution to bike storage is great for apartments, homes, garages, and sheds. This storage system fits most bike types: road, cyclocross, hybrid and some MTB depending on frame/tubing shape. Can hold bikes up to 22kg / 48.5 lbs weight load. One thing to note is that it is not suitable for bicycles with wide handlebars (31 inches / 78 cm), long wheelbase, or fat bikes.

Pros:

  • Easy install
  • Easy to access bikes
  • Bikes look clean when in storage mode

Cons:

  • Bikes hang from the frame
  • Not great for heavy bikes
  • Won’t work for all types of bikes

Price: $44.99

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About the author: Jordan Carr

Having spent more than half his life riding all types of bikes at almost every type of cycling event, Carr loves the freedom two-wheeled travel has brought to his life. Having spent many years behind the stand at a bike shop, he’s tested mountain bike products for a number of publications. Follow Carr's adventures as they travel the country promoting trails and mountain biking on Facebook and Instagram.



Comments:

  • Joel says:

    Somehow storage rack articles always overlook one of the best options out there, the Saris Cycle Glide. It can hold up to 6 bikes in a fairly condensed form, doesn’t stick out from a wall and you can select any bike because of the slides, no matter where it is in the stack.

  • Brian says:

    I’d like to add one more option for a wall-mounted rack: the Tight Stack Bike Rack from Mossy Cog Designs. Holds 4 bikes, with easy access to all 4.
    Will be available to purchase in the USA later this month (October).
    http://www.mossycog.com

    • Marc says:

      that is very expensive for a stamped metal part.. I guess that is only a 1/2 days wage for many…shipping probably alot too.

  • Tim Tovar says:

    I heard that you shouldn’t use vertical mounts if your bike has front/rear suspension because it can move the oil away from the seals. Is this true? I also wondered about disc brakes, but that doesn’t seem to be an issue. . . I hang all my non-suspension bikes.

    • Josh Patterson says:

      Tim,

      This is false. Hanging a bike by its front wheel vertically will move lubricating oil from the lowers to bathe the foam rings located under your fork’s wiper seals, thereby reducing stiction.

  • jeffharris says:

    I made a hanging rack in a narrow hallway with a series of pulleys suspended from the ceiling.
    Pulleys were in a “Z” configuration (like crevasse rescue technique) which lowers the amount of force necessary to pull the bike up to the ceiling.

    https://www.ropelab.com.au/pulley-system-analysis/

    Having 10 foot ceilings didn’t hurt, either.

  • Mike Torrey says:

    There’s a lot of options when it comes to garage storage. When my son gets a new bike this winter (n+1) I’m getting one of these from Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Monkey-Bars-51-in-4-Bike-Storage-Rack-2-0-01004/203985681

    Right now I have an over/under and it’s been good, but the Monkey Bars will be better.

  • Ben says:

    I like the dahanger system which holds the pedal and supports the wheels. Gets the bikes up and out of the way in my garage.

  • Ryan says:

    The bike shops around here mostly use the Willworx Superstands. There’s a reason – cheap, super simple and flexible. I’ve got 4 of them that work great (2 normal, 2 extra wide for fat bikes). I’ve never had a problem with hanging bikes and suspension- but have had issues with hydraulic brakes and hanging bikes upside down; seems like any air works its way to the caliper. I keep all my hydraulic brake equipped bikes right-side up now.

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