Bikes are great when you’re riding them, the rest of the day these two-wheeled machines are just in the way. And that’s true whether you’re a hardcore racer or just a causal rider. Most of us don’t have a team trailer to store a bike either, and whether the ride is kept in the garage, basement or in an apartment it takes room.
This week at Interbike new start-up Steadyrack is showing its innovative solution that can allow for keeping the bike off the ground and getting some valuable floor space. The system was invented in Perth, Australia by cyclist and homebuilder David Steadman and inventor Ron Collicott in 2000, and the pair have been tweaking it over the years to come up with a thoroughly thought out product.
“The beauty of this patented design is that virtually anyone can store the bikes off the ground and out of the way, freeing up valuable floor space and solving a storage problem faced by so many households and workplaces,” says Steadman. This system has been designed to alleviate all of the problems associated with existing racks and storage systems. It saves valuable floor space, it is easy to use and efficient, it suits almost all bike sizes and styles, it fits almost every bike size and it looks great. A common complaint among people with other types of racks on the wall is that it is simply too hard for the family members to get their bikes down. They either never get used or they are left leaning up against a wall or lying on the ground.”
The Steadyrack can be mounted to virtually any wall, and swiveled to either side, and the racks can be mounted side-by-side for those of us with multiple bikes (you mean everyone doesn’t have a half dozen bikes). The rack also handles the lifting and is designed for bikes of all sizes – with version available for bikes with mudguards and those without.
Steadyrack is currently looking for distributors for their products in North America.