Selecting the Correct Bike Rack System for a Cycle Store

Offering a highly configurable design platform, bike stores can accommodate vertical, semi-vertical, and level housing of bikes to meet user requirements. Ensuring that any bike parking system is both safe and secure for all users and correctly spaced is the primary concern, however, with an extensive variety of bikes on the market, combined with an increased need for innovative bike parking products, choosing the right bike rack that is effective for all users can be a challenging task.

What’s the Difference Between Bike Stands and Racks?

The most common example of a bike stand is the traditional Sheffield stand. Named after the city in which it originated, Sheffield stands are cost-effective units offering multiple locking points and suitability for most bike types.

However, it’s worth considering that Sheffield stands are only appropriate for projects where the available footprint is not a limiting factor. If space-efficiency is a primary requirement, bike racks offer a secure solution for users that optimises available space.

What Are the Types of Racks?

Semi-vertical Racks

Two-tier Racks

Specifying Bike Racks With urbanspec

Semi-vertical Bike Racks

urbanspec advanced manufacturing of high-volume bike parking products enables short lead times and capacity format variations, with all types available from stock as standalone or pre-configured to maximise capacity when incorporated into bike stores. Alongside standard product configurations, urbanspec integrated design and engineering methodology make bespoke bike shelter builds possible within proven design formats.

A substantial resource and knowledge base enables urbanspec to simplify specifications for bike stores and bike racks, utilising CAD models, NBS specifications and datasheets available for download. Supporting CPD programmes provide clarity on the optimal approach to aspects such as security considerations and effective space planning.