The 10 Best Bike Wall Mounts
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2018. If you live in a small apartment or have a particularly cluttered garage, finding a place to store your bike can be tough. By installing one of these wall mounts, though, you can take advantage of space you never even thought to utilize. They come in a variety of styles, including vertical hanging hooks, horizontal cradling arms, and heavy-duty racks that can hold several bikes at once. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
December 15, 2020:
When you're choosing a wall-mounted rack for your bicycle, the first thing to consider is whether you're going horizontal or vertical. Upright options like the heavy-duty Dirza Storage System or the eye-catching Delta Da Vinci are great if you don't have a ton of room on the wall, but they require you to sacrifice more floor space because they leave your cycle protruding straight out. The Steadyrack Classic, still our #1 pick based on its reliability and ease of use, alleviates this problem by pivoting to either side so that your bike can lie closer to flat. So does the Feedback Sports Velo Hinge, a new addition to our list, which we included as a more affordable alternative to the Steadyrack. It doesn't hold the wheel quite as steady, so you need to take a bit more care when you swivel it, but it still offers great value for those with tight budgets.
Horizontal racks generally support your cycle with a pair of hooked arms that loop under your crossbar, like the Coastal Provision Hanger or the sturdy Pro Bike Tool Home. The Rubbermaid FastTrack is even more budget-friendly, but we downgraded it somewhat since it's designed to be used with a sliding rail organizer that's sold separately; it can be mounted on its own, but it's not as convenient. It also can't tilt like the models mentioned previously, so it won't accommodate slanted top tubes very well.
The Voilamart Heavy Duty offers an alternative horizontal option, hooking onto a pedal rather than a crossbar, so that the frame hangs out at an angle. This makes it great for saving vertical space with multiple bikes, since they can partially overlap without their handlebars getting tangled. The Grassracks Rackcycle is another interesting choice, with a sturdy shelf and two utility hooks to help you store other accessories along with your wheels. It's a functional and elegant piece of wall decor that's great for apartment dwellers, or for those who like to display their prized bikes as conversation pieces. It's replacing the Pro Board Shelf, a similar item that lacks padding on the cradles to stop it from scratching up your finish.
As nice as these mounts are, you're probably going to take your bicycle outside sometime, so you might want to consider a cover to shield it from the elements while it's parked on the street, as well as a sturdy lock to deter thieves. And if you're looking to get more use out of your wheels, take a look at these panniers and cargo trailers which make it easier to run errands.
September 19, 2019:
Lack of availability led to the removal of the K&H Hook, Groupcow Stand and Talic Rack. Noting concerns about its ability to adequately hold the weight of standard bicycles, we also dropped the Five Flower Hanger.
On the other hand, we determined during our review that the Delta Da Vinci and Racor Solo both deserved a promotion in the rankings. Installing the Delta model is simple, and it looks sharp hanging from the wall even when a bike is not attached. Users appreciate the Racor model for its straightforward design and the protection it provides via its molded rubber hook guards. It can accommodate almost any type of bicycle, including mountain bikes.
We added several items to the list aimed at addressing different needs, including simple rubber hooks, a heavy-duty steel hanger, a horizontal model with two prongs that attaches to a wall track, and a large rack that will hold up to five bikes at once. A significant benefit of the Steadyrack Classic is the easy rolling method you use to load the bicycle onto the rack, which means you won’t have to worry about any heavy lifting.
ArtiVelo BikeDock Urban While this high-end option certainly performs its function admirably, its appearance is more stylish and contemporary than utilitarian. The steel body is three inches thick and powder-coated for toughness, and it features shelving for storing riding gear like helmets, shoes and goggles. artivelo.com
MadRax Wall This American-made wall rack should satisfy both casual users and managers of commercial facilities. You can customize it to suit your needs, since you’ll have the option to add a locking bar, choose the color of the finish, and even select a style that will accommodate fat tire bikes. madrax.com
DaHÄNGER Rack The DaHÄNGER goes above and beyond simply mounting your bike; it enhances your home’s décor with its modern, polished design and innovative hang-by-the-seat mechanism. It’s available in black or gray and includes a cubby hole for stashing additional gear. dahanger.co
Vadolibero Genus Modeled after the shape of a tree, the organic design of this rack is both stylish and useful, offering a number of pegs for hanging gear and outerwear alongside your bicycle. The hook that holds your wheel can be adjusted to accommodate any rim size, and the included plates and anchors make it easy to install on almost any kind of wall. The Genus is quite sturdy, capable of supporting even heavy e-bikes, and it's offered in ash, oak, walnut, or black varnished iron. vadolibero.com