Cycloc bike storage  £59.99

6/10

Elegant, simple, expensive bike storage that's more penthouse than outhouse

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by Dave Atkinson   June 22, 2009  

Cycloc Bike Storage

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The Cycloc is a simple and ingenious cycle storage solution that's easy to fit and simple to use. It doesn't do enough to justify the fairly hefty price tag, but if you're displaying your bike as well as storing it, the Cycloc is elegant and practical.

The Cycloc is a conical plastic affair with a hooked section at either end. You fix it to the wall using three screws (which are hidden by a push-fit cover) and the top tube of the bike goes over one hook and under the other, the natural rotation of the bike holding it in place. Most bikes only work one way round so it's worth doing a dry run if you have a limited amount of space. Once it's up getting the bike in and out is as simple as it could be, really. you can stash mitts and small items in the Cycloc itself and rest your helmet on top, and there's a hole to thread a cable lock through for a bit of security, though I certainly wouldn't rely on it as secure outdoor storage.

The Cycloc is available in white, green, orange and recycled black plastic. I'm sure there's a lot of design hours involved but it's difficult to see how Cycloc can justify charging you sixty quid for something that must cost literally pence to produce. In terms of actual functionality it's not so different to a couple of those vinyl-covered hooks from the hardware store, so you really have to want your bike to make a statement, and not just be out of the way, to be in the market for one.

Verdict

Elegant, simple, expensive bike storage that's more penthouse than outhouse

road.cc test report

Make and model: Cycloc bike storage

Size tested: n/a

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
5/10

Did you enjoy using the product? yes, it's really handy

Would you consider buying the product? not really, it's more for display

Would you recommend the product to a friend? possibly, if they had a nice bike and a large feature wall

Overall rating: 6/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 190cm  Weight: 98kg

I usually ride: Schwinn Moab, urbanised with 700cs  My best bike is: Trek 1.5 with upgrades

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

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sloped top tubes aren't a problem really, although with one bike it was necessary for the bike to be at a slightly odd angle in order to hold it securely. the shape of the hooked sections means that top-routed cables can get caught against the frame, but it depends on the shape of the top tube: if it's wide the hooks contact the sides of the tube and there's a little bit of space for the cables.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7228 posts]
22nd June 2009 - 12:19

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I remember being impressed with these when they were launched, a few years ago, until I saw the price. Still ridiculous money and then they have the cheek to add £7.40 postage on top! I guess they're not aimed at cyclists at all, but arty installations with more money than sense.

posted by amazon22 [150 posts]
22nd June 2009 - 13:09

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Struck me that this might interact badly with cables on the top tube. Not sure how well it would work with bikes with a steeply sloped top tubes either.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1321 posts]
22nd June 2009 - 13:21

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Going down Homebase now....
to buy a plastic stool,
three screws
and a coping saw.

;]

posted by lludwell. [9 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 12:03

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