My new years resolution for 2013 was to get more organized. Thankfully, Racor is helping homeowners “Reclaim Their Garage” by offering a variety of bike storage solutions which help create safe, organized places for the family’s bikes while also freeing up much more garage space.
5 of the bike storage units that can be purchased at Walmart include:
- Racor Bike Lift – retails for $25
- Racor Wall Bike Stand - retails for $60
- Racor Floor Bike Stand - retails for $40
- Racor Single Folding Bike Rack - retails for $15
- Racor Bike Hanger - retails for $9
And the following bike storage solutions can be purchased online @ RacorStorageSolutions.com/p/list/bike-storage:
- Racor Bike and Ladder Lift - retails for $70
- Racor Double Bike Rack - retails for $70
- Racor Gravity Bike Rack - retails for $70
- Racor Freestanding Bike Rack - retails for $120
- Racor Double Folding Bike Rack - retails for $25
- Racor Horizontal Folding Bike Rack - retails for $60
- Racor Single Bike Rack - retails for $20
I was given the opportunity to review the Racor Bike Lift which is the perfect way to store a bicycle overhead. The Bike Lift uses a rope and pulley system that is mounted to the ceiling. Raise and lower a 50-pound bike up to 12 feet by simply latching the hooks to the seat and handlebars and pulling the rope. When you’re ready to ride, unlock the rope and lower the bike, no ladders needed. The Bike Lift pulleys do most of the work, making a 50-pound bike feel like it’s only about 12 pounds. A unique lockingmechanism holds the rope securely in place to prevent accidental release.
I was able to install the bike lift pulley system to my garage ceiling all by myself so I think most people should have no problems. It was actually very easy to do and the instructions that they provided were so easy to follow. They came with good pictures along with good text descriptions. Pulling the bike up was also super easy (it felt really light) and it locked securely in place once it was raised in the air (you just pull the cord away from the bike to lock it). Bringing the bike back down was also simple, you just pull the cord towards the bike to loosen the lock. Since they give you a bracket to attach to a wall for you to wind the extra rope around, make sure you attach the pulley system to the ceiling near a wall.
I totally love this and its easy enough that even my kids (ages 11 and 15) can do it by themselves !!!
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Now onto the giveaway…
One reader is going to win their choose of either a Racor Bike Lift (like the one I reviewed), a Racor Floor Bike Stand or a Racor Wall Bike Stand (see pics above of the last 2 options).
To enter, leave a comment stating which of those 3 bike storage units you like best for your garage.
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I will end this giveaway on 1/16 at 5 pm EST
Disclosure: I was given a Racor Bike Lift to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.