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.
Elegant, simple, expensive bike storage that's more penthouse than outhouse
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Cycloc bike storage
Size tested: n/a
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
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
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.