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The simplest possible way to store your bike off the floor, flat against a wall
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1,080g
Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post
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If you agree that the best way to store your bike is off the floor and against a wall then the Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post is possibly the simplest way to do that. It's also superbly made, and the action when folding it down is so, so smooth. And it's handy for other things too.

It's a universal given that the chance of your bike toppling over while leant against a wall is directly proportional to the expense and fragility of it/any accessories attached to it, along with proximity of hard, sharp-edged objects for it to fall upon.

So getting your bike off the floor and away from nasties is the way to go. But how to secure it, and how to put in place a solution that will work for any bike, at a reasonable cost? Hanging from a hook by the front wheel is an option, but generally entails access to the ceiling plus willingness to have the bike sticking out a metre or so from the wall – often not an option in a hallway, shed or garage. Maybe you have a workplace basement where there's no more wall space for commuter steeds, but plenty of wall above. Enter the Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post.

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There's really not much to it. The Velo Wall Post is just that – a post, which sticks out from a wall, for your velo. You hang your bike's saddle over it, job done. So far, so £4.99 from your local DIY store, you say – how could such a thing possibly be worth the occasionally online £23, let alone the rrp of £29.99? As with so many things cycling, the value proposition is nuanced.

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post

For the price of half-a-dozen coffees and cake, what you get is Isambard Kingdom Brunel-grade engineering, with features to protect your bike from harm – accidental or deliberate.

The Velo Wall Post secures to the wall using two hefty supplied screws – installation is no harder to do than for a toilet roll holder. It's advisable to first work out how your bike hangs from its saddle, to make sure you have it set high enough off the ground and away from things like doors.

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post - saddle mount 2

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post - saddle mount 2

Of course, you can hang your bike from inside the main triangle as well, if there's no cable obstructing things, or from either wheel. It's even possible to balance a bike under the top tube so it sits level, but you probably wouldn't want to do that any place it could get knocked. Arguably, you could use two Velo Wall Posts to support a frame level, but then there's a better solution from Feedback Sports in the form of the Velo Wall Rack 2D

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post - opened

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post - opened

The post folds down, offering 305mm of useable length. Overall it protrudes 395mm from the wall, and when folded up protrudes 90mm. The arm is lined top and sides with five strips of firm rubber, ensuring nice shiny seatposts, rails or rims won't be marked. There are two 25mm-diameter holes to pass cable locks or chains through to secure bikes or wheels. Of course, if the rack is simply screwed to the wall there's nothing stopping a Philips-armed ne'er-do-well from undoing the rack, so consider using tamper-proof screws if security is a concern.

FeedbackSportsVeloWallPostclosed.png

FeedbackSportsVeloWallPostclosed.png

That 305mm of usable length means there's space to hang two bikes side by side at a pinch, but this is very much dictated by handlebar arrangements, frame sizes and your willingness to stack bikes. Also assuming both bikes won't exceed the 22.7kg weight limit or the capacity of the screws/wall they are drilled into. There's certainly plenty of space for a set of wheels plus a bike on the one post, or multiple sets of wheels.

>> Need a lock to go with your post? Check out our guide to the best here

Value? Yes, you can go cheaper on the simple sticks-out-from-wall bike storage front, but chances are you won't be getting the security option, the folding option, the frame/post protection, a three-year warranty or the sheer brick-outhouse engineering. For the price of a few soon-to-be-forgotten cafe visits, the Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post is a high-quality feature-rich (as much as a post on a wall can be) yet minimalist solution to bike storage.

Verdict

The simplest possible way to store your bike off the floor, flat against a wall

road.cc test report

Make and model: Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post

Size tested: N/A, Black

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?

Feedback Sports says:

Velo Wall Post

Product Description: A quick and easy solution that can hold bikes, wheel sets and tires. Lock port allows for extra security within your home, garage or shop.

Great for holding bikes and wheels

Soft inserts protect bike or wheels finish

Can be folded away for storage

Patent Pending

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

Mounting Area: 7.25in x 2.5in (184mm x 64mm)

Usable length: 12in (305mm)

Load capacity: 50LBS (22.7kg)

No assembly required

3-Year warranty

Weight 2.8 lbs

Dimensions 18.5 x 4 x 3.25 in

Patent pending

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
10/10

Mr Brunel himself couldn't have done a better job.

Rate the product for performance:
 
10/10

It works exactly as required and described.

Rate the product for durability:
 
10/10

With a 3-year warranty and given its manufacture and use case, it will outlast many owners.

Rate the product for value:
 
10/10

It's the price of four to six coffees and cake. And is infinitely more practical to hang a bike from.

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

Perfect. Can't fault it.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The vibe. You know, the whole experience. OK, if pushed – the feel as it folds down. So, so smooth.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your score

As a way to hang a bike flat from a wall, it can't be beat. I cannot think of a single way to physically improve it, and the price is reasonable.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 42  Height: 183cm  Weight: 72kg

I usually ride: Charge Juicer  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: A few times a week  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: club rides, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking and Dutch bike pootling

13 comments

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njmoffat [45 posts] 2 years ago
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Is this an advert?

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KiwiMike [1323 posts] 2 years ago
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njmoffat wrote:

Is this an advert?

Nope, it's a review of a product I simply couldn't find anything to grumble about. It happens.

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STATO [544 posts] 2 years ago
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Good for hanging the bike to clean too maybe. Currently use a bottom bracket stand which is good but get the back crouching down all the time.  Im sure you could find something similar in B&Q (other merchants are available) but this one isnt too expensive and rubber coated so looks good value.

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Zermattjohn [239 posts] 2 years ago
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Often wondered - is hanging a mtb off of it's seat rail (or a heavier bike of any type) a good idea? Seems a lot of weight to be supported by a small area.

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hampstead_bandit [614 posts] 2 years ago
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Its a bugbear of mechanics working in bike shops - when a sales colleague brings a bike into the workshop and hangs it off the workstand by the saddle rails..so easy to knock the bike off and over.

Sales colleagues soon learn to give the bike to a mechanic, or if capable, clamp the bike securely by the seatpost into the workstand. 

 

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Cyclosis [73 posts] 2 years ago
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Zermattjohn wrote:

Often wondered - is hanging a mtb off of it's seat rail (or a heavier bike of any type) a good idea? Seems a lot of weight to be supported by a small area.

Well, I imagine the seat and rails are designed to take a weight far greater than that of the bike alone. 

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Zermattjohn [239 posts] 2 years ago
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Cyclosis wrote:
Zermattjohn wrote:

Often wondered - is hanging a mtb off of it's seat rail (or a heavier bike of any type) a good idea? Seems a lot of weight to be supported by a small area.

Well, I imagine the seat and rails are designed to take a weight far greater than that of the bike alone. 

Never thought of it like that - suppose it makes sense!

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JoshCroxton1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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Construction: 10/10

Performance: 10/10

Durability: 10/10

Value: 10/10

"Perfect, can't fault it"

"It can't be beat". 

 

Overall..? Just a 9/10, of course.

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KiwiMike [1323 posts] 2 years ago
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JoshCroxton1 wrote:

Construction: 10/10

Performance: 10/10

Durability: 10/10

Value: 10/10

"Perfect, can't fault it"

"It can't be beat". 

 

Overall..? Just a 9/10, of course.

It's tricky. When we thought it was £23, it was a 10. When pricing was confirmed at £30, it took a little of the shine off the overall rating. Road.cc ratings take individual criteria so far, then there's an ineffable fudge factor comes into play.

 

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Simmo72 [672 posts] 2 years ago
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Tidy but not so good if you want to lock it up as you will need a very long, expensive chain to reach from a ground anchor to secure the frame and back wheel.

I'm not sure why its £30, its a bit of metal with a hinge, I guess because its being marketed at cyclists.  Add a foriegn bike related word and it would be even more desir.....oh wait, they have.

Personally I am waiting for the Pro Flandrian Super Light Roubaix Rouleur SL bike mount with hydroformed nano flex tubing

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KiwiMike [1323 posts] 2 years ago
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Simmo72 wrote:

Tidy but not so good if you want to lock it up as you will need a very long, expensive chain to reach from a ground anchor to secure the frame and back wheel.

I'm not sure why its £30, its a bit of metal with a hinge, I guess because its being marketed at cyclists.  

As mentioned, if security is a priority, just mount it to the wall with tamper-proof screws and use the built-in holes. Let's face it, no chain/lock is thiefproof, all you're doing is slowing down the amateurs and deterring the drunks.

Also, I'm not sure why {insert product I disagree with here} is £30 either. It may be market forces.

 

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thelimopit [144 posts] 2 years ago
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"It's advisable to first work out how your bike hangs from its saddle, to make sure you have it set high enough off the ground and away from things like doors."

Cannot recommend this highly enough. I left my bike near a thing like a door, and the thing like a door ran off with it.

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Appash29 [5 posts] 2 years ago
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Tidy but not so good if you want to lock it up as you will need a very long, expensive chain to reach from a ground anchor to secure the frame and back wheel.

Ground anchors can be wall mounted too