Question - Can I hang my bike by carbon wheels?

Answered by: Henry Turner  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-06-2022  |  Views: 504  |  Total Questions: 6

Yes, you are being paranoid. Don't hang a bike with the hook on a spoke if it keeps you up at night. Otherwise, remember that your carbon rims can handle your body weight hitting things at speed. Most experts believe that there is no risk of hanging your bike by its wheel. But, a few argue that hanging a bicycle on a hook by only one wheel may put a lot of pressure on the rim. That pressure could add a slight risk of damaging the bike. The biggest concern is with bikes that have hydraulic disc brakes. Storage Space Each has different applications, but in general, racks that let you store your bike vertically, wheels perpendicular to the wall, ideally positioned in a corner, take up the least space. Some mounts have brackets that fold flat against the wall when not in use—a nice space-saver in close quarters. One of the easiest and least expensive ways to store you bike is with good old-fashioned heavy-duty rubberized hooks made to screw into a stud or rafter. Hang bikes with one hook for vertical bicycle storage, and two hooks placed a bike's width apart for horizontal storage. If excessive air is present in the brake and it is time for a bleed, and the bike is hung from the front wheel, any air in the system will travel up to the master cylinder and impair brake function. We do not recommend hanging a bike with hydraulic brakes by the rear wheel or upside down.

You'll need at least 20 linear inches of wall for every bike you want to hang. It may require even more space if your bikes have especially wide handlebars, which is the main determining measure.

The versatile Heavy-Duty Bike Hanger can be used to hang more than just a bike. It can hold up to 50 lbs., so it can help to organize the garage, attic or storage shed by storing lawn chairs, yard and sports equipment out of your way.

Some suggest hanging them by the front or rear wheel or even upside down and claim to have no issues. If you have hydraulic disc brakes, the recommendation is that you never hang them upside down or vertically. When you hang the bike upside down, the air bubbles inside the reservoir tank could move to the calipers.

Tires and tubes should be stored in a dark, cool, ventilated area. Heat, UV light, Ozone, and time degrade the rubber compound. The tires keep their performance level for about three years. Then the aging agents and softeners have dissipated enough to let you feel the difference in grip and suppleness.

Here are 7 tips for storing your bike inside your apartment or small home. Hang it up. The simplest solution is to install hooks from the ceiling and hang your bike when you are not using it. Put in on the wall. Get a bike dock. Use a display shelf. Slide it out of sight. Go for a bike rack. Hide it under the stairs.

To save even more space, especially with garages with higher ceilings, hanging your bikes from the ceiling is optimal. Most often, the best way to hang bikes in the garage is with a ceiling-mounted bicycle hanging system.