The 15 Best Indoor Bike Racks

Apr 9, 2020

Category: Gear

After shopping for months and dropping some serious coin on the bike of your dreams, it is a true shot to the gut if you do not have an adequate stable to keep your steed its cleanest. While usually not at the front of mind when embarking on a life on two-wheels, finding the right indoor bicycle rack is fundamental to making sure your whip stays scratch free and out of the way.

Whether you have just one bike in a cramped apartment or a whole quiver of rides in a sprawling mansion, you are going to want to find the perfect storage solution for your needs. Although you don’t have to break the bank to get this job done, there are a wide variety of fixtures that have secure mounts to walls or ceilings, and some that are free-standing and do not require any power tools to get the job done. There is no right or wrong way to achieve storage greatness, so feel free to let your inner interior creative go to work and take a look at what we think are the best bike racks for inside your home.

Hornit CLUG

Less is more is always a great approach when it comes to interior fixture selections, and especially in this case where it is nice to not have a bulbous protrusion in the room when the rack is not being used. With the idea of using the very least amount of materials and hardware, the Hornit CLUG is a simple clip that applies just enough pressure to the bike’s front tire to balance it vertically or horizontally against the wall. The basic anchoring hardware only uses two small screws, so there is minimal impact on the mounting surface, and the bike rests with the rear wheel on the ground, so there is no extra track necessary to keep the bike from tipping over. Grab a CLUG in one of five sizes to match your ride’s tire width, drill a couple of holes in your wall, and you will have your bike up and out of the way in no time.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: None, when mounted horizontally
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $20

The Container Store Ceiling-Mount Bike Lift

In settings where square footage is at a premium but there is a more than ample overhead room, lifting the bike to new heights is a novel way to free up some space. With a conventional block and tackle style rigging, The Container Store Ceiling-Mount Bike Lift hoists your bike from the floor to hang it high up in the room. A metal pulley system mounts to the ceiling of the room, then hooks are attached to the seat and handlebars whenever your bike is ready for liftoff. The design of this simple machine helps to reduce the force required to lift the load, making easy work of getting most any bike up and out of the way. Once the lifting rope is secured to the wall anchor, your bike will quickly be living the high life.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 50 lbs.
Mounting: Ceiling

Purchase: $20

Gladiator Advanced Ceiling Mount Claw Hook

As it is almost always a two-handed job to lift a bike vertically towards the ceiling, it is definitely an opportune time to receive a helping hand, especially when that comes as a smart design built into your rack. With a self-activating plunger system, the Gladiator Advanced Ceiling Mount Claw Hook is a ceiling-mounted rack that uses a push-lock design feature to open and close the claw. Attach the two included wood screws directly into a ceiling joist and your real-life version of the claw machine arcade game is ready to pluck your bike and hang it like a winning prize. If any extra headroom is needed, use a second Claw Hook to hang your bike completely upside down.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 50 lbs.
Mounting: Ceiling

Purchase: $28

Ibera Horizontal Wall Hanger

From the infinite list of unique mountain bike suspension styles to the dropping top tubes of more comfortable step-through models, the struggle to get a unique bike on a rack can be like putting a round peg into a square hole. With the intent to serve these unruly rigs, the Ibera Horizontal Wall Hanger features adjustable levers that can be articulated to fit your bike’s frame just right. The solid aluminum construction has two rotating arms that adjust to cradle the bike and keep it level while hanging horizontally on the wall, while the adjustable main beam allows you to tune in the rack’s distance from the wall to be the perfect fit for your particular bike.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 40 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $29

Portland Design Works Hooptie Hook

For those that find the industrial look of a simple wheel hook a bit too raw for their abode, Portland Design Works has this classic idea packaged with a bit more flair, while keeping to a no-nonsense approach of attaching a bike to a wall. The Hooptie Hook is a beefed-up steel hanger that has been powder coated then dipped with a rubberized tip, so you will never have to worry about damaging rims or spokes when attaching your bike. Mount the wheel hook to almost any vertical surface and the hook will support up to a 2.5-inch mountain bike tire. Also included is a track for the rear wheel to make sure you do not do any additional damage to your wall.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 33 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $35

Willworx Superstand

We all know there will be a time when our design tastes change and we are going to want to introduce new energy to the room, even if that just means rearranging the furniture. For those that can never decide which end of the foyer to put the credenza, the Willworx Superstand is an excellent way to keep your bike storage solution untethered. The straightforward construction is easy to put together and provides wheel-in-wheel-out accommodations for children to adult size bikes, all without the need to drill any holes in the wall or ceiling because it just sits on the floor. At less than 5-pounds, the Superstand can easily be thrown in the car to keep your bike off the ground when you head out to the trail.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: None
Mounting: Free-standing

Purchase: $39

Delta Cycle Pablo 2-Bike Storage Rack

Chances are you have more than one bike at the house that needs to find a permanent home, either for a partner’s ride, or your own insatiable lust for two-wheelers. Designed to do double-duty, the Delta Cycle Pablo rack provides a wall-mounted hanger that will get two bikes off the floor and out of your way. The lightweight wireframe construction has vinyl-coated arms to cradle traditional toptubes and an integrated shelf is on deck for keeping necessary accessories on-hand. When not in use the clever rack can also fold flat, making sure to keep efficient use of space, and also preventing an unexpected poke to the groin.

No. of Bikes: 2
Weight Limit: 65 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $40

CB2 Wood Bike Storage

While a bicycle is an inherently industrial object, the storage solution that is right for your home does not have to feel like a factory-made widget. If your decor dictates a natural material for your interior bicycle rack, the Wood Bike Storage Box from CB2 has a craftsman style design and handcrafted finish that will complement an organic look. Constructed from solid acacia wood and resembling an attractive piece of furniture, the wall-mounted shelf is roughly one half of a cubic foot in volume, presenting a handy valet tray for cycling peripherals. After installing the three mounting screws, you will have quickly elevated your bicycle storage to align with the curated look of your home.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 40 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $50

Topeak OneUp Bike Holder

In a dwelling that has a more gearhead influenced motif, you might be looking for an aesthetic the mimics the bike itself. With a hook reminiscent of a motorcycle shifter knob, the Topeak OneUp Bike Holder has a mechanical appeal that will split the lane between you two-wheeled obsessions. Aluminum construction for the molded rubber hook is shrouded by a plastic wheel cup, with a second cup included to protect your wall from rear tire marks. In the spirit of keeping the room organized, the rack also sees two additional storage hooks that are well placed for hanging helmets and outer layers, ensuring you will never have trouble locating your lid.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 35 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $50

Delta Cycle Michelangelo

Sometimes the most elegant solutions are quite simplistic, as we have all learned that if we are forcing it, we are probably doing it wrong. In a situation where you cannot make any holes in your wall to mount your bicycle storage, the Delta Cycle Michelangelo is a masterpiece of architectural design…that basically just leans against your wall. With a two-up horizontal stacking layout, the steel tubing construction assembles in minutes and requires no hardware, which means no tools either. Just slide the rack up to some vacant wall space and load your bikes for safe storage. Rubber bumpers on the rack make sure that both your wall and bikes stay scuff free while tucked away.

No. of Bikes: 2
Weight Limit: 80 lbs.
Mounting: Free-standing

Purchase: $59

Cycloc Endo

If your space is more of a Mondrian setting and radiant color blocks are the correct flavor, don’t feel like you need to ditch your style to have a highly contrived cycle cache. A winner of numerous design awards, the Cycloc Endo is a low-profile hinged hook cast from glass-filled polypropylene that folds flat when not in use. Wall anchors are capped for a no-show appearance and rubber contact points throughout keep the fixture and your bike looking clean. Snag a few of these hooks then stagger the orientation of your bikes to achieve the ultimate high-density storage situation.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 33 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $70

Minimal Wooden Bike Hooks

It is often said that good design goes unnoticed, as the best products are intuitive and feel natural, just the way they were intended to be. While a lot of the bike storage solutions on this list can feel overcomplicated, the Minimal Wooden Bike Hooks are just that – minimal wooden bike hooks. Spun from American Black Walnut and available with a beeswax finish, the uncomplicated storage system will blend seamlessly with nearly any existing furnishings as they appear to be pieces of furniture themselves. The pegs need to be mounted in a solid material though, so be sure to install the included hardware into concrete, masonry, or brick.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 28 lbs.
Mounting: Solid Wall

Purchase: $93

Feedback Sports Velo Cache 2-Bike Rack

Some bikes appear to be more museum pieces than functional road warriors, and while there is nothing wrong with that, it is also necessary that those steeds are corralled in a stable fitting of their pedigree. With a rack that looks like an art piece itself, the Feeback Sports Velo Cache is a monolithic 2-bike perch poised to display your rides in their finest glory. An anodized extruded aluminum mast is set on a three-legged base to provide a solid structure, and soft-rubber coated cradles accept most every style of bicycle frame. Keep this rack up throughout the year and it can even be decorated to be the most expensive Christmas tree you’ve ever seen.

No. of Bikes: 2
Weight Limit: 80 lbs.
Mounting: Free-standing

Purchase: $176

Hiplok Airlok Secure Bicycle Hanger

Though most of us consider the interior of our houses a “safe space,” there is nothing wrong with the piece of mind that your most prized possession is in no danger of ever being listed. While one idea can be looping a steel chain and padlock to the radiator, a slightly more appealing approach to security is the Hiplok Airlok Secure Bicycle Hanger. This robust hanger mounts a hardened steel inner core to any wall then covers the hardware with an impact-resistant plastic cover, so the would-be crooks will be enamored with the beautiful storage design, not knowing they never have a chance of getting off with your bike. Leave your bike securely locked and beautifully on display at all times.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: None
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $180

Artiforx RACK

As bicycle design and architecture are often rooted in similar ideologies, there is no excuse to settle for a storage rack that does not compliment the interior lines of your home. Being designed and manufactured by a firm largely known for its modern office essentials, the Artifox RACK is a vertical bicycle hanger that does not sacrifice polished appearances for its utilitarian purpose. Available in three hardwood choices, the proprietary mounting system is completely unseen, leaving no hardware visible for a full floating look. Simple, clean, and sturdy – all of the necessary attributes bundled for your viewing pleasure, this storage solution will have you buying a second bike just to add another RACK.

No. of Bikes: 1
Weight Limit: 40 lbs.
Mounting: Wall

Purchase: $200

The 10 Best Folding Bikes

If you get through this list and it is apparent that you do not have enough space in your home to store a full-size bicycle, check out our picks for the best folding bikes and grab one of these compact cruisers that will occupy much less space.

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