Dimensions: 86″ x 24″ x 24″
Maximum weight – stand: 160 lbs
Maximum weight – gear basket: 15 lbs
How obtained: Company sample
Availability: Online and retail
RBR advertiser: No
Organize Your Bike Storage and Reclaim Space
Delta’s new free-standing bike rack is an excellent option whether you need to store multiple bikes for yourself or the family. It saves space, doesn’t require drilling into the wall or ceiling, is free-standing, and its repositionable hooks fit various bike sizes and styles. It’s perfect for the garage or an apartment dweller where space is at a premium.
The company shipped me the rack, which came in a single box and took less than 15 minutes to assemble. I found the instructions simple to follow, and it was convenient to have all the necessary tools included, except a screwdriver.
The integrated basket sits between the side rails and can hold up to 15 pounds of gear. It’s not a lot of room, but big enough to fit small items you need for a ride. However, if you have four bikes and four riders, the basket isn’t adequate.
Once assembled, I took it out to the garage and played with the adjustable hook arms. These proprietary non-slip rubber-coated arms protect the bike and can be placed anywhere up and down the rack’s rail. It was easy to hang any bike with a straight top tube, but my MTB and fattie with a sloping top tube took a little finagling. But once positioned, it was straightforward to hang each bike.
Notice that the front feet are longer than the back, so you hang a heavier bike on the side with the longer feet. Also, the heavier bikes should hang from the bottom hooks so as not to make the rack top-heavy.
Per the company representative, the rack can hold up to 160 lbs of bikes, which averages 40 lbs per bike. They also said that the hooks could hold up to 60 lbs so that you could hang a 60 lb eBike plus several lighter bikes (not to exceed 160 lbs total).
This wasn’t the first Delta product RBR reviewed, and here’s a link to the others. I’ve always found their products to be high quality, affordably priced, and easy to assemble. The four bike free-standing bike rack is no exception.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.
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