What Makes A Good Bike Rack?

April 25, 2019

So, you’re looking into getting a bike rack for your business or corporation. Heck, you might even be considering it just for personal use. Whatever your need, you should know what kinds of different things make up a good bike rack, so you don’t waste time with sub-par materials and things which aren’t going to be right for you. 

Because we want to make sure that you get an experience that you can appreciate when it comes to bike racks, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the different things that you should look for when it comes to choosing a frame for yourself. 

Strength and Stability

Naturally, one of the first things that you’re going to want to invest in is a frame which is durable and long-lasting. There’s nothing worse than taking the time to buy a bike rack only to have it fall apart or be unable to hold the bikes securely in place.

Therefore, you need to look for something robust, and made from a durable material. This will help you to be able to get the most from it and prevents the bikes from being damaged or moved. Ideally, metal is the right choice, but one which will not rust in extreme weather conditions and remains easy to move when you need it. 


Okay, so size is a pretty important consideration when it comes to trying to get the most from any experience. You need to make sure that you’re picking the bike rack which is going to be the best for you in terms of its capacity. 

How many bikes do you need to fit into space? For some, it’s a handful, and for others, it can be two dozen. It’s just about picking the right size, as well as taking a stab at predicting the number of bikes which you’re going to see there. It’s a bit of a guessing game, but it does make all the difference. 


Well, now we’re into the exciting part. When looking at the cost of a bike rack, you have to be careful. No one wants to spend a fortune if they don’t have to, but there is an element of ‘you get what you pay for’. To put it another way, if you buy something cheap, then you’re going to find that you run into problems quickly. As a good rule of thumb, you can’t go wrong with a middle-priced option. 

So, to summarise, these are some of the different things that you’re going to need to think about when it comes to a bike rack. There’s a lot of different things to keep in mind and it makes all the difference for people who want to get a new one for their premises. The only thing to keep in mind is that when searching for a bike frame, you don’t want to spend too much or too little all at once. The overall aim is for a middle product, because that’s the best of every world. 

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.