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Customer reviews for Saris Locking Bike Track

Saris Locking Bike Track

This versatile system mounts a bike vertically onto just about any surface - walls to studs, pillars, or posts. This makes it perfect for apartments and condominiums, storage rooms, or garages. This slim design is easy to mount anywhere and takes up little space when not in use. It eliminates the excuse, "There's just no room for bicycle parking."
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Saris Locking Bike Track
Review 1 for Saris Locking Bike Track
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Stereojet
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Tough but fiddly

PostedJuly 15, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great, very sturdy, looks unbreakable
Cons: position of bolt holes, fiddly to install
There are both good and bad features of this piece of kit.
The good:
It's really, really solid; seriously well built and I can't imagine anybody breaking it. It's so solid that you'll need two people to install it correctly; it took us about an hour from start to finish. Once the bike is locked to the rack, the weakest link is actually your own lock itself.
The bad:
The rack does not come with bolts or screws, and there isn't a leaflet which outlines what bolts Saris recommends you use to attach it to the wall. I used four masonry bolts (two 1" and two 2") with rawl plugs and washers.
It's actually quite difficult to screw the bolts in easily. Because of the design of the track, you'll need a socket set if you are to do this. Regular spanners are fine to start off but once the bolt head gets lower than the edge of the track, you'll find it pretty difficult. I wouldn't recommend screws, as the torque you'll need to screw into masonry will be too much for the thread (or your screwdriver). My sense is that the track itself would be too heavy to attach to plasterboard!
The bolts themselves are placed in odd positions. The highest bolt sits at exactly the same place as front wheel. The wheelbase of my bike means that my rear wheel also sits on a bolt. To fix this, I've duct-taped some rubber matting and pipe insulation over the bolts; otherwise, the tyres (and perhaps the inner tubes) would have likely deteriorated. I'd have thought that Saris would have worked on the placing of the uppermost bolt.
Still, this is a fine piece of kit, particularly if you need to lock your bike up and want it out of the way on the wall.
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Review 2 for Saris Locking Bike Track
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Crawf
Country:Slovakia
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Simple, secure and practical

PostedJuly 9, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, practical, space saving
Cons: Expensive
Efficient use of space for bike storage e.g. between a wardrobe and a wall. Simple to install, secure and easy to use. It is a bit pricey for what is essentially a bit of steel but given that it can secure bikes in garage or home its a good investment.
One caution is that the hook that the bike hangs from will not accept deep rim wheels ... but you can just put an old standard rim wheel on for storage purposes.
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