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Space-saving bike racks for apartments

Genius bicycle rack solutions

You love to bike. It’s a healthy activity, it’s good for the environment, and it can save you money on gas or bus fare. But you live in a small apartment, maybe in the big city, so for you, space is at a premium, and your bike is not small.  Perhaps you have high ceilings and will benefit from hanging your bike from the ceiling. Or maybe your landlord won’t allow you to put holes in the walls or the ceiling and you need a floor-based solution. No matter what your needs are, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top recommendations below for the best wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted and floor-stand apartment bike rack!

Wall-mounted bike hangers

This can often be the best solution for apartment dwellers. If you have a little bit of available wall space and you can put a few screws in your wall, you can hang your bike with a minimum of fuss. And when you’re ready to move on to your next place, just patch up the holes and you can take your bike rack with you.

1. Ibera horizontal-mounted bike hanger

Ibera Horizontal bike hanger
$40.00 from amazon

This hanger is simple, efficient, and relatively inexpensive (under $40). It sports an adjustable angle (up to 45°) to keep your bike level and has padded arms that can extend to fit wider handlebars. It can hold bikes up to 40 lbs. and can be mounted on masonry or drywall (using anchors). The double-arm hanger has padded ABS arms to keep the bike secure and protects against paint damage in your apartment. This is a simple, solid, and inexpensive apartment bike rack that is perfect for any apartment dweller.

2. Steadyrack vertical bike rack

$89 from home depot

Vertical storage (that is, with your bike’s front wheel on the hook with the bike hanging down) is often the most efficient for a smaller apartment. This is a great option for apartments with limited space because, once mounted, it can swivel up to 160°, so you can position the bike to fit in whatever space you have available to you. Plus, if you happen to have a bike that’s on the heavier side, you’re in luck: this holds up to 77 pounds!

3. Delta Design single bike rack

$15.79 From amazon

Here’s an inexpensive option (around $16 or so) that can work in an apartment where space is at a premium. Not only is it easy to mount, it’ll hold your bike (up to 40 lbs.) inches away from the wall. That way, you can assure your landlord that you won’t be marking up the precious walls with tire marks!

Ceiling-mounted hangers

Sometimes, you just can’t find a spot on your wall to mount your bike no matter how much you’d like to. In these cases, hanging your bike from the ceiling could be a great option.

1. Container Store ceiling-mount bike lift

$19.99 from container store

The pulley system easily lifts heavier items and features an auto-locking mechanism to keep items secure. Made of metal, includes mourning hardware and holds up to 50lbs. This is a great device for any apartment dweller because of its flexibility: you could also use it to hang a kayak, a ladder or any number of things that might otherwise clutter up your apartment. That’s handy to have!

2. Gladiator advanced ceiling-mount claw bike hook

$27.99 from home depot

Another good option for ceiling mount, this under-$30 choice could be a great apartment bike rack. It holds one bike, up to 50 pounds, and features a push-lock design that allows you to just pop your bike into the claw and easily pull it out. This is a great option for apartment dwellers who don’t have a ton of wall space and want to mount a single bike vertically.

3. Wallmount bike ceiling mount hanger

$25.99 from amazon

For less than $30, you can hang your bike from your ceiling with this easy pulley system. It’s perfect for an apartment with high ceilings and features a locking mechanism to keep your bike in place. Best of all, if you have a bike that is on the heavier side, this is for you, as it’s rated up to 100 lbs!

Floor stands

1. Delta Cycle Michaelangelo rugged 2-bike gravity rack

$100.48 from Amazon

If you have some space on your floor right next to a wall, this is a perfect option, especially if you’re looking to rack two different bikes. It has rubber bumpers to protect the wall, and can be anchored to it if need be. It features two adjustable, padded arms to hold your bikes of any shape and size. The perfect rack for apartment dwellers who ride together!

2. Feedback Sports Velo Column

$166.99 from REI

If you’re interested in a sleek, modern-looking option — especially if you have a pair of bikes you want to mount — this storage rack will put you back $166, but it’s worth the price. One standout feature of the column is that it’s spring-loaded, so it can be positioned anywhere in your home where the ceiling is 7’-10’ high. This means it can be set up without any hardware — and no damage to your walls or ceilings, meaning you won’t get into any heat with your overprotective landlord!

3. Reliance foldable bike stand

$32.78 from amazon

Perhaps the simplest of the rack options, this single-bike solution is inexpensive and elegant. Its four-point design really keeps your bike steady and it features a quick easy in and out locking mechanism. This is a great choice for someone who wants simplicity: put this near the entrance to your apartment, wheel your bike into it and forget about it, until you need it the next time you want to ride.

Bike-storage solutions for small apartments

Bikes are a big part of many people’s lives. We use them for exercise, recreation and to get around. Many apartment dwellers, especially those in the big city, love their bikes but struggle with how to store them in smaller spaces. The right apartment bike rack storage solution — whether you’re mounting on the ceiling or wall or using a rack — can save you space, reduce the hassle and give you peace of mind, securing your bike and making it easily accessible whenever you need it!

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Last Updated: October 17th, 2020