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Installing multiple bike racks on a wall

Your easy rack placement options for multiple bikes.

This page will help you get your rack placement and spacings right for multiple bikes and multiple racks. You can install Steadyracks to suit each bike, optimise your storage space and apply the best heights for easy loading and unloading.

installing multiple bike racks on a wall

Your Setup Options

Choose the setup that’s best for your bikes and storage space.

Spacing your racks depends on whether you want to save wall space, floor space, or a bit of both. We’ve created this guide to help you.

Save Wall Space  –  If you want to save wall space, you can hang them closer together. Note, the closer they are to each other, the less they will be able to pivot before touching the bikes either side of the one you are accessing. You may also need to stagger the heights (one up and one down) to avoid the handlebars touching each other. The good thing about our design is that you can put your bikes as close as 350mm apart and in some instances even closer, but you can still create an access space by pivoting the bikes either side.

Save Floor Space  –  If you want to save floor space, you will need to hang your racks further apart so you can utilise the pivot to fold them closer to the wall. If you want to fold them over as much as possible then it’s best to space them far enough apart so that bikes won’t touch the rack next to it when its folded.

Save Both  –  We have found that spacing your racks all the same height and about 600mm or 2 feet apart will give you a bit of both. The bikes can be folded over the top of each other but will only protrude into your floor space about half as much as they would if they were at right angles. Often that means you can get a car into your parking space alongside your bikes.

This is a guide only, so we recommend that you check the size of your bikes, the type and width of handlebars and the wall and floor space you have available.

     Option #01     
Fit More Bikes into Smaller Spaces
installing multiple bike racks on a wall

For limited wall space, this setup will allow you to store more bikes in a smaller area. You can stagger the racks to overlap your bikes, making this option perfect for apartments. offices and small sheds.

Steadyracks can be placed as close as 350mm (1ft 2in) apart – with rack heights staggered.
Always make sure to confirm with your real bicycle measurements, and follow the individual mounting instructions in the video link above.

Check the FAQs bellow ↴

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rack staggered option

Floor Space & Effort

Be aware that when staggered and overlapped, the bikes do protrude further from the wall and into your space.
With rack heights staggered, more effort is needed to lift bikes into the higher racks.

Grouping Bikes

Group your bikes so longer / heavier bikes (e.g. eBikes) are mounted lower, and shorter / lighter bikes (e.g. Road Bikes) are mounted higher.

Use the longest of your heavier bikes to set the mounting height for the lower level.

Use the longest of your lighter bikes to set the mounting height for the higher level.

Info & Tips

If all bikes have flat bars (e.g. MTB) increase the space between racks to a minimum of 400mm (1ft 4in) to avoid handlebars clashing.

For a mix of flat and narrow handlebars (e.g. Road Bikes) alternate narrow bars with flat bars (see image). This keeps the distance between racks to the minimum 350mm (1ft 2in).

The height of the rear tyre rest is best set to suit each bike. Hang the longest bike first, then hang every bike in that rack to see if the position of the tyre rest is right, and adjust if needed.

     Option #02     
Spread Your Racks for Maximum Floor Space
installing multiple bike racks on a wall

Optimise your floor space by pivoting your bikes as close to the wall as possible, and take up less floor space.
This option is great for larger spaces, like garages, and gives more freedom to move cars and other equipment without moving your bikes.

To achieve no bike overlap the racks may need to be 1200mm (~4ft) apart.
When mounting racks at the same height, we recommend a minimum of 600mm (2ft) between racks to allow for the optimum pivot range.

Check the FAQs bellow ↴

Diagram

rack aligned option

Maximise Floor Space

To maximise the pivot, your racks need to be set up so that the bikes do not overlap. This uses more wall space but saves floor space by reducing the distance the bikes protrude from the wall.

From the floor, measure the highest point of each bike (seat or handlebars) and use this to guide your spacing.

Grouping Bikes

Bikes typically come in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes. If you have multiples of any size, group them together and mount each size at the right height.

When your bikes are of similar lengths, you can mount your racks at the same height.

Info & Tips

The height of the rear tyre rest is best set to suit each bike. Hang the longest bike first, then hang every bike in that rack to see if the position of the tyre rest is right, and adjust if needed.

The bikes will pivot to the wall as much as the handlebars will allow. Measure your widest handlebars to determine how much space you need, and how far from the wall the handlebars will protrude.

You can load and unload bikes with the rack at any angle.

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