Last updated on March 5, 2021 by qualified builder Aaron Barnett
Owning a bike is fantastic, right? Bikes definitely give people a sense of power and freedom. A very famous line from the Spiderman franchise tells us that “with great power, comes great responsibility”; and the same can definitely be said about proper bike storage.
Just like with car bike racks to take your favorite two-wheeler with you on trips, this article goes over some of the best garage bike wall mounts that safe-guard your bike/s and organizes your bike storage in your garage or elsewhere on the wall.
#3 Strongest 5-biker aluminum rack
StoreYourBoard Omni up to 200 lbs, 5 bikes, wall mount garage bike rack
#4 Five bike lifter with shelf
StoreYourBoard up to 300 lbs, 5 bikes, wall mount garage bike rack
Best wall mount garage bike rack (single bike)
#3 A space-saving horizontal single mount
Zero gravity up to 50 lbs, horizontal, wall mount bike rack
#4 Temporary single garage bike hanger
Gear Up platinum up to 50 lbs, horizontal, wall mount bike rack
#5 Best single bike hanger for apartments
Feedback sports velo wall up to 70 lbs, horizontal/ vertical, wall mount bike rack
#6 Strongest hooked single garage bike rack
Ibera up to 39.6 lbs, horizontal, wall mount bike rack
#7 A budget-friendly wall mount single bike rack
Sportneer up to 55 lbs, horizontal, wall mount bike rack
#8 Heavy hook single bike carrier
Pro bike tool up to 48.5 lbs, horizontal, wall mount bike rack
#9 Smallest systematic bike clip
Hornit Clug 1 to 2.5-inch tire, vertical, wall mount bike clip
Bikes have been a thing since 1819 and have become a diverse part of modern living. For bike connoisseurs and hobbyists alike, a bike rack is paramount to both its storage and garage organization.
If you own a bike and would like to know which bike rack for the garage is best for you, then you’re definitely in the right place.
Features to consider with a wall mount garage bike rack
Reasons to buy a wall mount garage bike rack
Before you buy a wall mount garage bike rack…
Know your brands.
It’s just as important to know the brand of your racks as it is to know those of your bikes. A good bike should be complemented by a good rack, and a well-known brand-leader is your key to being one step closer to ensuring that. Some of the best names for indoor racks include Koova, for multi-racks; and Steadyrack and Hornit Clug for single ones.
Check the durability.
You’d of course want a rack that will last long. While the brand will already hint you about a rack’s potential quality, you can exert a little extra effort to also research the particular product you’re interested in to gain additional information with regards to its materials and manufacturing.
Know your garage’s layout.
With a rack in mind, before you set your eyes on a purchase, it’s important to have a clear awareness of the spatial measurements of-your-garage. Having a rack is one thing, but having one worthy for your garage is another. Consider what kind of rack gives you more utility – you might want a horizontal one, but also consider a more vertical one if you think it will fit better?
Think about the price.
Budgeting really plays an important role when it comes to price consideration. Some racks are well worth the cost, while others simply have super-inflated prices. Remember that the primary function of a rack is to have your bike securely prompted-up on a wall; so long as this is met, then you’re good to get an affordable pick, otherwise, invest in a premium rack for a little extra flair and care.
Why weight capacity matters with a bike wall mount?
It’s important to take into account a rack’s weight capacity so that you have an idea of just how big, how many, and how heavy your bikes can be. Ideally, for a multi-rack, a higher weight capacity is better as it is intended to hold more bikes.
The weight capacity also indicates if holding the maximum weight required is possible – your bicycle wall mount needs to have the fixings and joints to handle it, so keep that in mind and also inspect the area you’ll be mounting on for solid timber or concrete fixing points.
Vertical or horizontal mounting?
Whether you mount vertically or horizontally it is a matter of both preference and consideration. More on the side of consideration if you have limited space and would want to save or add more. Especially for multi-racks, hanging horizontally definitely gives you more room.
On the side of preference, and mainly if you have a single bike, a vertical mount does well and may also make it easier for you to get your bike for use.
Stand-up wall bike rack or hanging bar bike racks?
Both basically do the job of holding up your bike to a wall, which is better is relative, and which one to get is mainly preferential. Some argue that a hanging bar type of rack can potentially damage your bike’s wheels, but that isn’t true and can be easily countered with care and proper handling. A stand-up wall rack is more secure but is a tad more tedious in terms of bike storing and use.
Choosing the top wall mount garage bike rack
#1 Top wall mount multiple garage bike rack
If you have and want to hang multiple bikes, then you’re top pick should be the Koova Multi Rack. Made with powder coated heavy-gauge steel, this rack has a weight capacity of up to 200lbs and can easily hold even the largest of bike types. The rack also has extensions so that you can also hang other accessories such as helmets and cycling pouches.
This top-tier rack is capable of holding up to 6 bikes and is rather easy to install. With an adjustable and highly customizable rail-frame and lifetime warranty, this rack does cost a pretty penny but is well worth every cent for its utility and longevity.
Best wall mount single garage bike rack
The solo-bike counterpart of the Koova is the Steadyrack Mountain. Right off the bat, this rack has a mountain in its name because it’s geared more towards storing mountain bikes with larger tires that can be up to 2.8” wide. It’s not limited to just mountain bikes, anything weighing 77 lbs and under with less than 3” tires can sit comfortably on this rack.
With a simple yet innovative design, users can effortlessly just roll their bikes in and out of the rack’s hinges, requiring almost no lifting at all! You also can save a lot of space thanks to its 180° pivot mechanism.
Most affordable wall mount rack for multiple bikes
The most affordable multi-rack is the Qualward Multi-rack. The Qualward can hold up to 4 bikes or a maximum of up to 200lbs and has adjustable spacing, allowing you to set the distance between your bikes to a level you’re comfortable with.
The main strength of this rack is its space-saving capability, with its adjustable rail and 4 removable hooks that have rubberized tips that prevent damaging your bike wheels.
Basically, just get the job done.
Most affordable wall mount rack for one bike
The most budget-friendly single-bike rack has to be the Sportneer Bike Wall Mount. For it’s low-cost, you get a decent rack whose whole structure is constructed from aluminum alloy. This single-bike rack can hold anything from a standard road bike to a mountain bike and has an adjustable length/width of 9.1 and 6.5” respectively, both up to 14.2”
Scratch-proof padding and a 33° adjustable angle are nice perks given the low-price.
Other ways to mount your bike in your garage?
If you’re not 100% sure about a wall mount bike rack, then you can also consider the use of floor mounts and ceiling mounts. Floor mounts are simple and easy to install and make it easier for you to get your bike in and out – it doesn’t save you as much space though.
On the other hand, a ceiling mount saves you the most space, but is also the least conventional and is more complicated to install. Storing and getting your bike might also be a bit more tricky with these.
How to install a wall mount garage bike rack?
Gravity and freestanding racks don’t require installation. For racks that do require a bit of leg-work, we recommend using power tools to speed up installation, like a Makita power drill and a ratchet with impact socket set if you want a custom stronger fixing than standard.
If you need to tighten or loosen anchor bolts in concrete or masonry walls here’s what you need to know about the DeWalt impact wrench. But for one-of-jobs you can of course just-use-you’re-hand, wrench with a socket set, get out of the habit of using an adjustable wrench as they round off and damage bolt heads due to its loose fit.
Tips for hanging your bike on the wall
Comparing wall mount racks for multiple bikes
|Koova||Monkey bar bike storage2.0||StoreYourBoard Omni||StoreYourBoard||XCsource||Qualward||Racor||Delta cycle michaelangelo||Rad cycle||Torack|
|Verdict:||Best wall rack for multiple bikes||Best budget-friendly|
|Bike capacity:||6 bikes||6 bikes||5 bikes||5 bikes||5 bikes||4 bikes||4 bikes||2 bikes||2 bikes||2 bikes|
|Weight capacity:||200 lbs +||300 lbs||200 lbs||300 lbs||200 lbs||200 lbs||160 lbs||100 lbs||200 lbs||100 lbs|
|Material:||Alloy steel||Industrial steel||SS, aluminum||SS, aluminum||Iron||Steel||Steel||Steel||Aluminum||Steel|
|Mounting:||Vertical||Vertical||Vertical||Vertical||Vertical||Vertical||Horizontal stand up||Horizontal stand up||Horizontal stand up||Horizontal|
Comparing wall mount racks for a single bike
|Steadyrack mountain||Steadyrack classic||Zero gravity||Gear Up platinum||Feedback sports velo wall||Ibera||Sportneer||Probike tool||Hornit clug|
|Verdict:||Best wall rack for single bikes||Most affordable single wall rack|
|Compatibility/ weight capacity:||77 lbs||77 lbs||50 lbs||50 lbs||70 lbs||39.6 lbs||55 lbs||48.5 lbs||1 to 2.5 inch tire|
|Material:||Carbon steel||Carbon steel||Steel||Steel||Anodized aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum||Steel||Polymer|
If you’re looking for the best multi-bike garage wall mount, then the Koova Multi Rack is your best bet. It’s sturdy, versatile, and can hold a lot of varying types of bikes as well as their individual accessories.
Next to the Koova would be the Steadyrack Mountain if you’re looking for the top-dog of single-bike racks, its simple design and 180° pivot really helps you add more space in your room!
The Qualward Multi-Rack saves you a lot in terms of both cost and space, despite being able to hold multiple bikes. Finally, the Sportneer Bike Wall Mount is a handy and simple solo rack that offers both flexibility and damage mitigation.
Though this article was not mainly about bikes, it kind of wants you to get one just so you can also get a matching rack to hold it, right? Hopefully, this guide took you for a ride, so stay tuned and lookout for the next!
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