Whether you have one or more bikes at your disposal, if you live in a loft or have a garage, you most likely do as I do, and that is to lean your bike against the wall or against your other bikes. This of course leads to unwanted scratches, falling bikes, pedals in spokes, the list goes on and on.
For over 15 years Feedback Sports has been manufacturing bicycle repair stands, storage stands, display stands and measurement tools with award winning design, ease of use and built to last. A perfect example of their quality, design and the answer to the leaning bike dilemma is the Rakk.
The Rakk is a versatile storage stand that can accommodate a bmx, road or mountain bike tire from 20″ to 29″ and 700c, having a maximum width of 2.4″. The Rakk comes powder coated in either black, white or silver and holds up to everyday use and abuse. You can connect two or more Rakk’s together to create a multiple bike storage or a great bike shop display, you can as well purchase spacers to accomodate 12”, 13.5” & 15” widths between stands. This comes in handy with the mountain bike that have the wider handlebars or bikes that require a little more breathing room. The Rakk works well in the garage, loft or even in an office and when not in use, it can fold flat and be tucked under a desk or in a closet easily. To do so, you depress the locking pin and viola, folded. Both positions are locked with the pin.
The Rakk is exceptional in its ease of use. Once unfolded you can guide your bike simply into its three point contact with either your front or rear wheel, without touching the Rakk. The spring loaded arm holds the bike by the tire thus avoiding any unwanted scratches or nicks to your spokes or rim. Once the bike is placed it stays very stable and removal is simple, just pull your bike off.
I found the Rakk to work perfectly for both my road bike and mountain bike. It holds them upright with no problem and being parked next to my kids bikes, my bikes have not fallen over due to the occasional, accidental bump or nudge. My mountain bike tire is a 2.35″ and fit well in the cradle and I must be honest I didn’t think it would hold it very well, but it does. I also found the Rakk to be a nice tool for doing minor maintenance and cleaning. It weighs about six pounds so moving it is simple and cleaning it is a breeze. Taking out on the lawn for a good bike cleaning is a great use and I would recommend drying it prior to storing or using it again, just to play it safe.
Feedback Sports offers a one year warranty on the Rakk and at a price of $35 you can’t beat it. I would recommend the Rakk because I am one of those that has a few bikes and always lean them up against something and regret finding it fallen over and scratched or dinged. We all need order in our lives and especially with our bikes, the Rakk can bring that order and confidence that it will be upright and ready for your next ride. You can find the Rakk online or use Feedback Sports dealer locator to find your closest bike shop.