Finding the Perfect Two-Tier Bike Racks

June 17, 2021

When you want to establish as many bike storage areas as possible in your space, a two-tier bike rack is a great option to consider, whether for use in a bike room or a designated outdoor location.

Let’s take a look at some crucial details regarding these bike racks so you can figure out if they’re the ideal fit for your premises. 

Choosing a Bike Rack with Two Tiers

The available space of your bike storage location is an essential factor in determining if a two-tier bike rack will fit your unique demands.

In general, the design of this bike storage rack requires a ten-foot space from the wall that extends beyond the bicycle. Therefore, to properly use this sort of bike storage rack, 72 inches of parked bicycle space is required and 48 inches of aisle space.

It’s possible to get away with less aisle room, but 48 inches is the minimum. Otherwise, loading and unloading the bicycles from racks and manoeuvring them inside the space may become problematic. Therefore, we also recommend that you check your local regulations to see whether they specify a minimum amount of aisle space.

Then there’s the issue of clearance over your head. These racks require an average of eight and a half feet of space above them to function correctly.

Another thing to keep in mind with lift-assist is the extra space it requires. For example, you’ll need 48 inches of aisle space from where the tray sits in the lowered position, not where it sits in the stored position.

Your budget is the last deciding element for a two-tier bike rack. Prices might range from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds, depending on the overall number of bike storage units and the exact style you choose. After that, it’s only a matter of determining where the ultimate cost falls inside your budget.

Tips for Choosing a Two-Tier Bike Rack

The primary reason for selecting a two-tiered rack is to save space, and this is where you should start when comparing different options.

One significant distinction between two-tier bike storage racks is whether the rack parts are at the same height or alternate in size.

Are you looking for a two-tiered bike storage solution for your premises? Then, why not have a look at our best-seller, the Two-Tier Bike Rack – With Gas Strut (BDS), which is a ground-breaking and user-friendly bicycle parking solution that allows you to store twice as many bikes? 

All sorts of bicycles, including mountain bikes and road bikes, can be chained or D-locked to the Two-Tier Bike Rack for extra security. Wheel channels properly support the bike, and the rear wheel is stabilised by a gutter, which allows the bicycle to be locked firmly into position.

Not found what you are looking for? We have many other racks to choose from. So why not explore our range and find the best one for your premises? If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 612 6113 or get in touch via the contact form.

Bike Dock Solutions Team

Bike Dock Solutions is the UK's leading supplier of Bike Shelters, Bike Racks and other Bike Storage. Follow us on LinkedIn.