Our nearly endless supply of commercial bike racks is sure to exceed your needs. There is a wide variety of bike rack styles available, with each rack providing their own set of attributes. Some bike racks are built to fit into small places, while others are built to accommodate numerous bikes. Some racks are built with a focus on accessibility, wile others are more concerned with bike security. Some bike racks are most effective when mounted into the ground with mounting hardware, while others are most useful when mounted against a wall. With all the different style choices available for bike racks, a closer look at each style choice will help you make a more educated choice.
“Grid” Style Bike Racks – The Classic Schoolyard Bike Rack
You may remember this classic bike rack from the school yard growing up. This bike rack system is known for its rugged construction and durability. This rack will not tire out even against the highest levels of use and abuse. Units are available in single and double sided models, easily fitting into even the tightest of spaces. Individual units can hold from 5 to 18 bikes. You can maximize your bike rack capacity by purchasing an add-on kit. This rack fits a variety of bike sizes and lock types.
Wave Bike Racks- The Big Wave in Bike Racks
In recent years, the trend in bike racks has moved towards wave racks. The distinctive modern look of wave bike racks is fast becoming a standard at malls, parks, city plaza and in front of retail or restaurant establishments. These wave racks are so beautiful; some may confuse them with modern art. In addition to distinctive styling, wave racks offer better utility than grid racks. The trends in bikes have changed, necessitating changes in bike racks. The days of the typical Schwinn 10-speed bike dominating the market are over.
Today, bikes come in all shapes and sizes: from wheel releasing, thin tire racing bikes; to knobby tire mountain bikes; to fat tire beach cruisers and more. Each of these styles has different wheel heights and widths. Some are intended to have the wheels removed when locked to a bike rack. Wave bike racks effectively accommodate all sizes and shapes of bikes because they are designed so that the bike frames are locked to the rack, whereas grid bike racks are designed so that bike tire fits into the grid.
There are two main variations of wave bike racks, those with traditional round tubing, and those with square tubing. Those bike racks made with square tubing add an extra element of security to bike parking because those racks cannot be cut with a plumber’s pipe cutter.
U-Style Bike Racks – The New Standard - Simple, Elegant and Functional
U Style Bike Racks are typically made of strong galvanized steel tubing, and then coated with thermoplastic to prevent rust and scratches. They offer all the functionality of wave bike racks including accommodating all styles and sizes of bikes and the ability for secure bike frames with any kind of bike lock, including the U style bike lock. They look great mounted in rows, or in clusters. These types of bike racks are becoming the standard at many large universities. For example: did you know that the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has over 10,000 U Style bike racks on its campus?
Bollard Style Bike Racks – A Decorative Alternative and a Space Saver
Bollard Style Bike Racks can offer a fun and colorful alternative to standard bike parking solutions, while also serving as pedestrian vehicle deterrents. These striking bike racks are designed to keep your bike looking just as beautiful as the rack itself. The smooth, whimsical design will not damage bikes; and the heavy-duty exterior will keep the bikes in place—creating the perfect blend of security and attractiveness. Also, these bike racks are finished in the finest material, allowing them to retain their beauty year after year.
Low Profile Bike Stands – A Good Alternative for Resorts Where Security is of Limited Concern
Like grid racks, Low Profile Bike Stands hold the bike in place by the front tire. Some of these styles do not accommodate U shaped bike locks, so locking the bike by the frame is difficult. These stands are ideal where many bike are shared and security of the bikes of less concern. Essentially, the main goal of these bike racks is to keep bikes upright, rather than keeping them secure. These racks are great for Resorts, Camps, Military Bases and Country Clubs.
Wall Mount Bike Racks – Great Space Savers and Great for Indoor Use
When outdoor space for bike racks is limited, or it is reserved for customers/visitors, wall mounted bike racks can present an effective alternative to outdoor bike parking. These racks can be mounted on a warehouse wall, factory wall, apartment building wall, in a garage or nearly any other wall strong enough to support the weight. These racks are great on their own, or place them in groups to accommodate many bikes in a confined area.
Double Decker Bike Racks – Ideal for Longer Term Bike Parking and Storage
The “double-decker” configuration multiplies the bike rack capacity by two in any given space. These units are free-standing with deep wheel trays that guide bikes into the rack and allow locking with a cable lock, and vertical wheel trays that keep the bikes upright. Though many bikes will fit into this commercial rack, none are out of reach or blocked in by other bikes. These racks are ideal for indoor bike parking at factories, warehouses, apartment buildings and for overnight storage at resorts, camps and military bases.
Architectural Bike Racks – Functional Art – Bike Racks for High End Properties and Public Spaces
Art inspired bike racks capture the charm and aesthetic values that sets a distinctive property apart from the competition. These designs were developed in response to the historic streetscapes being increasingly recreated by urban planners. Though they are uncommonly beautiful, these bike racks are also top notch in durability, dependability and security. Place these racks with other architectural bike racks or among standard bike racks to add a personal touch to your property.
Custom Bike Racks – If You Conceive It, We Will Build It
Sometimes a project requires distinctive, unique site furnishings to set it apart from the rest. When projects require "special touches" due to such factors as existing site conditions, demanding sight line requirements, or specific architectural amenities contact Highland Products for all of your bike storage and bike security needs. Our experienced staff will take your bike rack vision and make it a reality.
Let Highland's design-team handle your bike rack project from start to finish or work with your architects. Our group of professional bike rack designers and fabricators are unsurpassed in the bike parking and security industry.
Highland Products is the leading manufacturer and supplier of bike racks, benches and general commercial site furnishing. This reputation has made us one of the largest suppliers of bike racks and site furnishings in the market today—with 40,000 satisfied customers and counting.
So, if you don’t see exactly what you need, call or e-mail us to find out how quickly and economically Highland Products can manufacture and deliver a bike rack or bike security product built to your specific needs.
About Highland Products Group:
Highland Products is the leading manufacturer and supplier of commercial bike storage and bike racks for the entire commercial bike parking industry. Highland Products commercial bike racks, bike parking and storage solutions can be seen across the nation at government and military facilities, educational institutions, parks, recreation facilities, fairgrounds, and retail locations.