Cycloc Endo bike storage  £39.99

7/10

Nicely made bike storage that's easy to install and looks good

Weight 434g   Contact  www.upgradebikes.co.uk

by Shaun Audane   April 7, 2014  

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Many city dwellers can only dream of dry, secure garages and similar storage space. Enter the Cycloc Endo which continues the marque's penchant for stylish, yet practical solutions for keeping one's pride n' joy indoors without flouting health and safety regulations, detracting from the décor and/or inducing acute domestic disharmony.

The Endo is a hinged hook that cantilevers to accommodate different rim and tyre diameters and will support bikes with tyres up to 2.3 inches in its generous, rubberised channels, defending walls from unsightly marks.

Like most good engineering, simple design and clever materials are recipes for minimal strife and most of us will have it firmly attached to the wall in thirty uninterrupted minutes, allowing a further five or so to fully (though not literally!) digest the instructions. Thoughtfully the kit includes a drilling template, minimising error and moreover, faff.

However, it's worth noting the design has a maximum 20kg payload. Bikes up to 15kg can supposedly be hung as loftily as ceilings and rider stature allow, but anything heavier must rest with its rear wheel on terra firma. Personally, my limit's nearer 13kg, especially if the Endo is used in conjunction with a slender U lock since my fully equipped Univega felt as if it could rip free with costly consequences.

Chunky composites look stylish and keep strain to an absolute minimum, making it a better choice for partition walls so beloved of house conversions or walk-in cupboards for those lucky enough, or needing to hide bikes from prying eyes.

Ours was an off-white, which blended nicely with calico walls, though it developed a grimy patina within a matter of days. Thankfully, there are several vibrant alternatives including green, orange, blue, red, violet, yellow and matt black.

The Endo is well-engineered and very easy on the eye but there are more secure solutions for sheds, garages and outbuildings. This is definitely attractive indoor bike hanging rather than attack-proof outdoor storage. Leaseholders should read the terms of their tenure very carefully and experience suggests those renting privately on assured short hold tenancies would be ill-advised to install one without their landlord's consent.

Verdict

Nicely made bike storage that's easy to install and looks good.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Cycloc Endo

Size tested: Blue

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

"Fold flat vertical storage

Attractive, vertical cycle storage, for home, office or retail

applications.

Ideal for high density installations with little space,

secure four point fixing, fixings included.

Protect your wheels and wall with wide rubber contact

points, front & rear wheel pad included.

Hollow hinge accommodates a conventional bicycle

lock.

Discrete fold flat facility, only 3.2cm thick when folded."

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Composite construction, maximum 20 kilo payload, hollow hinge locking function, composite construction, "rubber" contact points, accommodates wheel sizes between 16 and 29 inches, 650-700c. Includes screws and rawl plugs.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

Composites should live long and happy lives.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

Surprisingly light, yet reassuringly robust.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

Nice to use so long as it's installed at a convenient height.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Overall, the Endo is an excellent solution to indoor storage in homes/offices. Easy to install and on the eye, there's really nothing to dislike, though some caution's required when partition walls host heavier bikes and gamekeeper type systems are better options for owner occupiers in rougher areas.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Lovely design, aesthetically pleasing, nicely made.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing but keep an eye on the payloads and there are better options for garages, sheds and similar outbuildings.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 1m 81  Weight: 70 kilos

I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset  My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

 

6 user comments

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Thanks for the review. Seems an odd decision not to include a picture of the hanger in use though. Just a thought...

posted by ourdave [32 posts]
7th April 2014 - 9:57

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I bought one of these a few months ago as I have to store my bike in my flat and away from the 'helpful' hands of my amatuer mechanic 18 month year old son. Looks very unobtrusive on the wall, holds the bike well and most importantly even passes the aesthetics test from my wife! Very well thought out design.

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posted by rhif7 [2 posts]
7th April 2014 - 12:45

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posted by stuartp [58 posts]
7th April 2014 - 12:51

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Thank you, kind sir. I was trying to picture how it would work.

posted by Quaternions [3 posts]
7th April 2014 - 14:19

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what's the "Sold Secure" rating then? I need silver or above to combine with my D-Lock to comply with the insurance company requirements.

posted by Paul_C [171 posts]
7th April 2014 - 14:41

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apologies, forgot to put the pics in D Oh

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7315 posts]
7th April 2014 - 15:27

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