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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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4 out of 4(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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4 / 5
4 / 5
bjp1961
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good quality - but design flaw for multiple bikes

Posted22 October 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Heavy
I have no complaints with rack or quality - it's a simple solution for storing bikes in limited space.
However, if you plan to install a number of racks, please note that the position of the locking bracket prevents you from hanging an adult-size bike from the rear wheel. In that position, the bracket is then positioned on the right side of the bike and the chain-set, chain and chain stay gets in the way.
The instruction leaflet says that you can mount this way (the advantage would be bikes can be hung closer together and so take up less wall space) but I have tried with both adult and large child's road bike and it is not possible.
Only solution, I think, would be to use a non-locking version of Saris rack, at least for those bikes to be hung from rear wheel and then lock that bike to an adjacent bracket.
If you don't need the locking bracket, then use stand Saris rack for all bikes.
 
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Review 2 for Saris Locking Bike Track
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Brianjg

Posted17 October 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Very happy with the rack however as others have said it would be nice if there was some information on what bolts to use for mounting the rack to a wall.
Also I would have preferred the locking mount to be further down the rail simply for fitting a second lock to the frame.
Overall though I'm happy with the item.
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Review 3 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

Posted15 July 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 4 for Saris Locking Bike Track
Overall rating 
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

Posted09 July 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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