I use a few of these in my garage to hold the bikes i use regularly. It's easy and fast getting bikes in and out of the stands and, because these stands hold the bikes vertically (no leaning that would cause the front wheel to turn), the stands allow me to store the bikes closer together, saving space.
This stand is well designed in that it is sturdy, holds the bike securely, folds up when not in use to save space and not get in the way, plus with the addition of additional units, its expandable to hold the entire fleet. After all Who reading this has only one bike?
It's great to have these as a temporary place to keep your bike upright, or permanently if you have the floorspace. The racks fit together easily, but my only negative is that they disconnect from each other very easily as well.
These are the best racks that I have used to date. Every rack that I have used on a 29er will not hold a bike up with just one rack. This has been the only exception!!! I would highly recommend this rack to anyone who wants a high quality rack and doesn't mind spending the money, this rack is for you. By the way I liked these racks so much I bought six of them!!!
Too many stands out there hold the bike up by the spokes. This one doesn't and is very easy to use. One thing to watch out for is if you have fenders, the stand will only work front wheel in first. Works fine this way though.
We have two road bikes and two cruiser bikes...these racks are so simple...either roll in front or back tire...holds bike upright...easy to fit almost anywhere.
These stands don't take up much room. Hubby and I have cruiser bikes which have kick stands...handle bars on those...one direction...road bike (no kick stand) handle bars fit very close in opposite direction in the stand. I back my road bike rear tire next to the handle bars of my cruiser bike...so this stand makes for very good use of a narrow space.
These racks are just what I was looking for portable, lightweight, and modular. Very well made. The only modification I would suggest is the one I have made The (rear) wheel is cradled in a pair of brackets on the bottom frame (and held in tension by the spring loaded roller arm). These brackets ultimately only support the rear tire with their edges. I affixed some pliable foam to form a cradle to prevent deformation or damage to the tubular tires mounted on my bikes. Everything else is perfect for my purposes.
I've had one of these for a few years. Some of the smartest money I've spent on cycling. It goes in the car with everything else for training rides and event rides so I always have a place to park the bike. No having to lay it down, find a tree to lean it against or leaning it against the car and risk scratching it. As long as the stand is on level pavement it's very stable.
Bought 3 of these to replace slot-style bike stand. They work very well if you ease wheel into stand and keep the bike relatively straight (perpendicular) to the stand. I intended to connect the three stands to make it more secure, but found there wasn't enough clearance between bikes for handlebars. But even without connecting them, the stands stay put - unlike our old stand, which was always sliding out of place. All the same, it'd be nice if Rakk made an extended connector for these that put another 3-4 inches between each bike. I don't worry about this stand bending the wheel out of true because wheel really is held at verticle by spring arm.
If you are using this for a road bike you'll want to put something under your tire. The metal edges on the bottom bracket are sharp enough to cut a tire. It seems they could put a small layer of rubber over the sharp edges.
I four of them contacted together. Makes a nice neat rack for my bikes. There nothing about these rack that I don't like. Western Bike Works has the best price that I have found for these racks. Paid a lot more for my first two.