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Welcome to our big bike stand test 2022. Here we present all the bicycle stands that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best bike stand for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of when buying a bike stand.




Summary

  • Proper parking of your bicycle ensures sufficient security and a good hold for your newly purchased accessory. Therefore, in the following section you will find four bicycle stands with all the details that should support you in your decision to buy a bicycle stand.
  • Basically, you can distinguish between bike racks standing on the ground, bike racks mounted on the bike itself or bike racks for the wall. Depending on the space you have available, a bicycle stand is best suited for you.
  • All of the bike racks you will find here are made of rustproof material, so that cold, wet and snow should not cause any problems. In addition, all models are made of very high-quality materials.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a bike stand

Which bike stand is suitable for a mountain bike?

Bicycle racks differ very little in terms of types and models. Normally, any road bike or bicycle should fit in the standard bike stand. If you have mounted thicker tyres, you must make sure that these tyres fit into the bike stand.

For the bicycle stands for the bicycles themselves, you should make sure that they fit your bicycle model. For this reason, an authorised specialist shop is not a bad idea for initial advice and will make it easier for you to make a purchase decision.


Are there bicycle stands for children's bicycles?

A bicycle stand on the ground or on the wall is suitable for all bicycle sizes. If you choose a bike stand on the bike itself, you need to pay special attention to the size of children's bikes and choose one that is suitable for the model.

How much do bicycle stands cost?

You can buy bicycle stands in any price category. However, remember that the cheapest offer is not always the best. You should be aware of the personal purpose of your bike stand and choose the best price-performance ratio.

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Fixed bicycle racks mounted on the floor keep the communal bicycle storage room tidy. (Photo: Wmope / pxabay.com)

Decision: What types of bike racks are there and which one is right for you?

You can choose between different types of bike racks:

  • A bicycle stand standing on the ground
  • Bicycle stand mounted on the bicycle itself
  • Bicycle stand hanging on the wall

All models and types differ, as you can see, in the way they are mounted. Again, the rule is that there is no such thing as the single, perfect bike stand. This depends mainly on the preferences of each individual and the space available to you.

It is then a matter of making the right purchase decision for you and choosing a good price-performance ratio for the purchase of a bicycle stand. Road bikes never have a bike stand, as this is not necessary for these models due to their sportiness.

In the following we will introduce you to the three main groups to help you with the first basic question, the decision for a bicycle stand as an accessory. We will help you to find out which bicycle stand you should focus on when making a purchase.

Bicycle stands must not wobble and must be strong. Therefore, products made of steel or aluminium are very suitable.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bike stand that stands on the ground?

This bicycle stand is placed on the ground, which results in the following advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages
  • Stable hold
  • Stability
  • Orderly overview with several bikes
  • Rust-free material
Disadvantages
  • Takes up a lot of space
  • Rather unsuitable for small garages / basements

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bicycle stand mounted on the bicycle itself?

These bike racks are either already mounted on the bike when you buy it or you can mount them later. This means you can park your bike anywhere without any problems and it has a secure stand.

Advantages
  • Space-saving
  • Especially suitable for small garages and basements
  • Secure hold
  • Stability
Disadvantages
  • Bracket must be drilled into the wall
  • May be a little more difficult to hang up and take down the bike

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bicycle stand hanging on the wall?

This bicycle stand is attached to the garage or basement wall by means of large, long brackets. This means you can hang your bike on the wall and it is stored away. The advantages and disadvantages are as follows:

Advantages
  • Space-saving
  • Particularly suitable for small garages and basements
  • Secure hold
  • Stability
Disadvantages
  • Bracket must be drilled into the wall
  • Possibly a little more difficult to hang up and take down the bike

Buying criteria: These are the factors you can use to compare and evaluate bicycle racks

In the following we would like to show you which factors you can use to compare and evaluate bicycle stands. This will make it easier for you to decide whether a particular bicycle stand is suitable for you or not.

In summary, these are:

  • Design
  • Dimensions

In the following you can read about the individual purchase criteria and how you can classify them.

A good bike stand has additional rubber on the feet. This provides extra support and ensures a wide standing area.

Design

This is the design of the bike stand, which should often be chosen to match the bike. There are bicycle stands for the ground and for the bicycle itself in almost every colour. However, the colours black and grey are the clear leaders.

Bicycle stands are available in numerous variants. It is therefore easy to find an optically suitable bicycle stand for every bicycle.

Dimensions

This is the size of the respective bicycle stand. This information is crucial for the purchase of these accessories, as they should fit the bike perfectly. Bicycle stands are available for every size of bicycle and should be chosen to match.

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To increase security against theft, not only should the bike be secured to the stand, but the bike stand itself should also be fixed. (Photo: Stocksnap / pixabay.com)

Facts worth knowing about bicycle stands

How do you mount a bicycle stand?

In principle, we only talk about a bicycle stand, but this can refer to the stand on the wall or on the ground as well as on the bicycle itself.

Did you know that bicycle stands can be mounted on different areas of the bicycle?

On the one hand, there are side stands that are mounted on the side of the bicycle. When folded up, the bicycle stand faces the rear wheel. On the other hand, there are also rear wheel stands. These are attached to the lower frame bar at the rear.

If you are looking for a stationary, space-saving method to store your road bike in the garage, for example, wall mounting is very suitable. Special iron rods are inserted into the wall on which you can hang your road bike upside down by the tyres.

If you need a bike stand on your road bike, you can often mount it on the bike afterwards. Unfortunately, it is not possible to mount a bike stand on a road bike because of the materials used.

In principle, it is very easy to mount the bicycle stand on the bicycle, which you can do without any problems if you follow the instruction manual.

Are bicycle stands theft-proof?

No, bicycle stands are not theft-proof. However, you can use chains and locks to attach the bicycle to the bicycle stand in such a way that theft protection is increased.

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