Cyclehoop, a design and architecture firm that is responsible for an invention that turns any road sign or bollard into a bike stand, and has been rolled out this year by the London Borough of Islington, have just launched their latest product, the Bikeshelf.
It’s a minimalist indoor bike rack and is designed to hold your bicycle off the floor as well as providing a shelf for your cycling gear, such as helmets, locks and other accessories. It’s clearly been aimed at cyclists living in flats or houses where space to store a bicycle is at a premium.
The rack is laser cut and folded from a single sheet of 5mm thick steel and will support the down tube of the bicycle in the front section of the rack with a soft rubber lining to prevent scratching. There is a locking hole so you can secure your bike with a D-lock.
Realising that for many space is limited, the rack can also provide some space to store a helmet, gloves, tools and other accessories, with two shelf areas.
Cyclehoop say the rack is compatible with a maximum top tube diameter of 5cm and handlebars no wider than 60cm. They specify a max weight limit of 20kg.
This is the company’s first venture into indoor cycle storage. Anthony Lau, Managing Director says: “With more and more people taking up cycling, the challenge now is to find a good solution for indoor bike storage. Applying our experience in bicycle parking design, we wanted to create a simple and practical bike rack that had multiple functions.”
It’s available in three colours (white, grey or orange) and costs £99 including VAT. Check it out at www.cyclehoop.com
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.