The Best Bike Wall Hanger

Bikes can take up a lot of space. Getting a bike rack for your car is a great option that solves the issue of the trailhead, but where do you store bikes when you’re not using them? Indoor bike racks or garage racks are the perfect solutions.

Indoor bike storage like a discreet and practical bike wall hanger is generally simple to set up, takes advantage of unutilized space on your walls, and keeps your bikes safe for the off-season.

Our Pick!

Ibera-Horizontal-Bicycle-Bike-Wall-Hanger

Ibera Horizontal Bike Wall Hanger

The Ibera wall hanger’s arms can be adjusted to a convenient 45-degree range of motion, so I could easily raise or lower both ends of the bikes according to their sizes. The little holders that connect to the frame of the bike are adjustable as well, making it possible to create a wider or narrower fit, depending on the specific bike’s frame.

Our Winners

  • Best OverallIbera Horizontal Bicycle Bike Wall Hanger
  • The Ibera Horizontal bike hanger is a breeze to install, it’s lightweight, has padded arms, and is a fantastic space saver, especially in apartments and smaller spaces. The Ibera wall hanger’s arms can be adjusted to a convenient 45-degree range of motion, so I could easily raise or lower both ends of the bikes according to their sizes.
  • Best Runner-Up – Vibrelli Bike Wall Mount
  • Apart from this wall hanger’s durable and adjustable design, Vibrelli provides a fantastic warranty and a maximum carrying capacity of 55-pounds. What I did like about the Vibrelli’s adjustable arms is that they can be locked into place with the brand’s patented push button locking system.
  • Best Budget Option Stalwart Bike Rack Wall Hook
  • For its price and convenience, the Stalwart bike hook should be on anyone’s radar who needs a quick, affordable solution to a one-bike storage problem. At $12.60 this is a top choice budget-option. Although it lacks in looks, versatility, and adjustability, it sure makes up for it with its practical functionality, durability, and carrying capacity.
  • Best Heavy-Weight Dirza Bike Rack Garage Wall Mount
  • For those with heavy bikes, the Dirza bike rack wall mount is a fantastic consideration. It has a low profile, it’s not bulky, and can hold up to an impressive 65-pounds. This bike hook is the perfect storage solution if you have heavier mountain bikes.
  • Best Space Saver Steadyrack Bike Rack
  • If saving space and economical storage is what you’re after then the bike wall hanger from Steadyrack is a great consideration. t has a 160-degree pivoting design that enables you to swing the bike from left to right and leave it in a position that will save you the most space, especially in areas such as garages and sheds.
  • Best for Multiple Bikes Pro Bike Tool Wall Rack
  • This vertical bike wall hanger makes use of a rail design with multiple hooks to carry up to six bikes at once. The entire rack is made from aluminum that feels quite solid, which is expected since the maximum carrying capacity of this bike hanger is a combined 200-pounds, or around 66-pounds per bike.

Best Overall

This sleek-looking, adjustable-frame bike hanger gets my best overall vote, not only because Ibera is a fantastic brand, but because their products are well-designed and high quality, and it shows. The Ibera Horizontal bike hanger is a breeze to install, it’s lightweight, has padded arms, and is a fantastic space saver, especially in apartments and smaller spaces. 

1. Ibera Horizontal Bike Wall Hanger

Ibera Horizontal Bicycle Bike Wall Hanger

Material:
Aluminum

Item Weight:
2.3 lbs

Dimensions:
6.2″ x 3.8″ x 8.5”

Adjustable:
Yes


The Overall Design

The wall hanger is made from aluminum, making the hanger lightweight. It weighs only around 2-pounds, however, this means that the weight limit of the bikes that can be loaded onto it cannot exceed 39-pounds.

When hanging the bike, it is secured by its frame and supported by two ABS-padded arms holders. Ensuring that these contact points are padded will help to prevent wear and tear to the bike’s frame as you load and unload the bike from the hanger. This is something that I have noticed happen over time with other bike storage racks.

Adjustability

The Ibera wall hanger’s arms can be adjusted to a convenient 45-degree range of motion, so I could easily raise or lower both ends of the bikes according to their sizes. The little holders that connect to the frame of the bike are adjustable as well, making it possible to create a wider or narrower fit, depending on the specific bike’s frame.

The hanger’s beam is also adjustable up to 12-inches. This provides a wall-to-frame distance of around 14.8-inches.

This gives the storage rack some versatility as it will be able to fit both road and mountain bikes, or even bikes that have a non-standard frame design.

Is It Easy to Install?

Installation is quite easy and straightforward. Nothing much more to say about it.

If you’re mounting this bike hanger onto a masonry or concrete wall, I would recommend using anchors. This will secure the hanger better.

I highly recommend not mounting this hanger to drywall without a wooden stud placed behind it. Without it, the drywall will not be strong enough to support the hanger and a bike.

The Price Tag

As far as the pricing for a bike hanger goes, this one isn’t the cheapest. There are more affordable budget-friendly options, however, I feel content with spending $36 on this hanger due to its versatility, quality construction, and my trust in the Ibera brand. This isn’t a fly-by-night product and in my opinion, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

Any Extras?

A nice little addition that comes with the Ibera bike wall hanger is a wheel anchor strap. This is basically just a velcro strap that is wrapped around the front wheel and the bike’s frame in order to secure the wheel and prevent it from possibly swinging to the side.

This isn’t something I would personally use, since I feel it takes away from the overall aesthetic of hanging the bike on the wall and a display piece, however, it is a nice-to-have nonetheless. Especially for traveling purposes.

Liked

  • ABS padded arms
  • Adjustable frame holder for versatility
  • Lightweight

Disliked

  • Provided screws could be longer to ensure a more secure attachment to the stud

The Best Runner Up

The Vibrelli bike hook gets my vote as the best runner-up after the above-mentioned Ibera bike hanger due to its consistent performance across a few metrics. Vibrelli has steadily been building a reputation over the last few years, competing against established brands and holding its own quite well. Apart from this wall hanger’s durable and adjustable design, Vibrelli provides a fantastic warranty and a maximum carrying capacity of 55-pounds.

2. Vibrelli Bike Wall Hook

Vibrelli Bike Wall Mount

Material:
Steel

Item Weight:
3.9 lbs

Dimensions:
9″ x 15.7″ x 6″

Adjustable:
Yes


Overall Design

Compared to the Ibera bike wall hanger, the Vibrelli isn’t as sleek and well-designed from an aesthetic aspect. It looks a bit clunky, however, it has very solid steel construction and is finished off with a black powder coating. This is a nice touch if you will be mounting it to an exterior wall that is exposed to damp or other weather elements, and will help prevent rusting.

The bike hook is larger than I thought would be, but since it is able to support a weight of up to 55-pounds, that is to be expected. The cradles on which the bike’s frame rests seem to be made from a strong, yet semi-flexible plastic. They are compatible with both thin and fat bike frames. One thing that I did notice which isn’t common on many wall-mount bike hangers, is that the bike cradles are designed with gussets that protect the bike’s cables from being crushed underneath the bike’s weight, as it rests on the hanger.

The one design drawback though is that this wall hanger is not suitable for ladies or step-through bikes as it cannot accommodate these bike frame designs unless you have a frame adaptor. Other bikes with a curved frame design, such as fat tire beach cruisers are also a no-go. As far as MBTs are concerned, long wheelbases or steep frames for downhill MBTs won’t fit either. I found this to be a bit disappointing, and exclusive of quite a large part of the cycling community.

Basically, this bike hanger is great for standard road and mountain bikes, but if you have specialized bikes, the Vibrelli wall hook won’t give you the versatility that you need. The Ibera wall hanger would be a better consideration in this case.

Adjustability

The Vibrelli has an adjustable design that enables it to extend up to 15.7-inches from the wall it’s mounted to. This works perfectly if you have wide handlebars of up to 31.5-inches. The arms are height adjustable as well, but unlike the Ibera, the cradles cannot adjust, hence its incompatibility with curved bike frames.

What I did like about the Vibrelli’s adjustable arms is that they can be locked into place with the brand’s patented push button locking system. This is just a nice modernized touch to the bike hanger’s design, instead of the general locking screws or push-down pins.

Is It Easy to Install?

Installation is relatively easy. However, if you’re not DIY-inclined, the included written and video instructions are quite detailed.

Like the Ibera bike wall hanger, I would not recommend installing it directly onto drywall without a wooden stud or beam behind it for additional support. Your safest option would be concrete, brick, or masonry walls.

The Price Tag

Compared to the Ibera, which is my top choice, the Vibrelli is a bit more expensive. For its $45 price tag, I wouldn’t expect it to have so many restrictions on bike frame compatibility. Vibrelli has made a fantastic bike hook, with a heavy-duty design. Personally, I would say that this price seems fair if you have a heavier bike and you’re looking for a hook that would be able to support it. Apart from that, I’d say you can get more value for your money somewhere else.

Any Extras?

As I’ve mentioned, Vibrelli has been successfully holding its ground with other competitors for a while now with its products being known for reliability, high-quality performance, and durability. The Vibrelli wall mount comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. The brand places great value on its products as well as ensuring that its customers receive the best quality gear.

I also received a stabilizing wheel strap, that keeps the bike’s front wheel steady and prevents swinging to the side.

Liked

  • 55-Pound carrying capacity
  • 10-Year manufacturer warranty
  • Quick and easy assembly

Disliked

  • Cradle arms aren’t adjustable
  • Not suitable for curved bike frames

Best Budget Option

For its price and convenience, the Stalwart bike hook should be on anyone’s radar who needs a quick, affordable solution to a one-bike storage problem. The mounting is easy, the bike hooks are sturdy, and the price is less than half of what most other bike hooks go for. Everything considered, if you’re on a tight budget, this is a solid solution.

3. Stalwart Bike Hook

Stalwart Bike Rack Wall Hook

Material:
Stainless Steel

Item Weight:
2 lbs

Dimensions:
12” x 11.5” x 13.2″

Foldable:
No


Overall Design

First off, don’t judge a book by its cover. The Stalwart wall hook doesn’t look like much, but it gets the job done surprisingly well. This bike hanger is made to be practical and functional, so if you’re looking for something where the emphasis is on looks and aesthetics, then this isn’t the wall hook for you.

The hanger is made from stainless steel; it’s lightweight at around 2-pounds. The two hooks are covered with a soft EVA foam that protects the bike’s frame from scratches and prevents the bike from sliding around on the hooks. The foam covering isn’t too thick, so it might wear out after a while of regular use.

When it comes to weight capacity, this little wall hanger might surprise you. It has a maximum weight capacity of up to 50-pounds. I was quite surprised and impressed at how solidly it held up a heavier bike.

The bike hooks extend outward to 13.25-inches. Keep this in mind if you have bikes with wide handlebars.

A truly ingenious design, that is so practical and simple, yet makes such a difference is the ability to fold this bike book upwards, so that it is parallel to the wall. This is brilliant as it prevents the hooks from being bent or damaged. Since the cradle arms are quite thin and stick outward if the bike is taken off the hooks, it is easy to miss them and bump into them. I really appreciate this design feature.

Similar to the Vibrelli bike hanger, this wall hanger can’t accommodate curved bike frames.

Adjustability

Unfortunately Stalwart has made this bike wall hanger to be functional in the sense that it is merely a wall-mounted hook on which to place your bike. No extra frills. The hook offers no adjustability in terms of bike frames. So specialized and curved bike frames won’t work well with this wall hook.

Is It Easy to Install?

Installation is a breeze. There isn’t much to it. All the necessary mounting screws are included. Again, I would not recommend mounting this to drywall without a proper wall stud in place to use as an additional anchor and support.

The Price Tag

At $12.60 this is a top choice budget-option. Although it lacks in looks, versatility, and adjustability, it sure makes up for it with its practical functionality, durability, and carrying capacity. The Stalwart bike wall hook offers complete value for money for those on a tighter budget.

Liked

  • Great value for money
  • Fold up feature
  • 50-Pound carrying capacity

Disliked

  • No adjustability
  • Not suitable for bikes with curved frames

Best Heavy-Weight

For those with heavy bikes, the Dirza bike rack wall mount is a fantastic consideration. It has a low profile, it’s not bulky, and can hold up to an impressive 65-pounds. These bike hangers are designed to do some heavy lifting, and I would highly recommend these as a trustworthy wall-mounting option to store your larger bikes.

4. Dirza Bike Rack Wall Mount

Dirza Bike Rack Garage Wall Mount

Material:
AAA Metal

Item Weight:
4.93 lbs

Dimensions:
13″ x 8″ x 5.8”

Foldable:
Yes


Overall Design

I like the industrial presentation of the Dirza bike hanger. It immediately feels sturdy due to its solid metal construction. Unlike the previous bike wall hanger I mentioned, the Dirza is a vertical storage system and is secured to your bike’s front wheel. At a length of around 1.5-inches, it’s quite discreet once installed on the wall, taking up very little space.

The wheel J-hook has a very practical design and weighs around 1.25-pounds, however, the wall hanger has a weight-carrying capacity of 65-pounds. This bike hook is the perfect storage solution if you have heavier mountain bikes. Although, I would strongly advise against storing e-bikes or fat tire bikes that exceed a 2.5-inch tire width or the 65-pound weight limit on this wall hanger.

When the wall hanger isn’t in use, the J-hook can be folded flat so do not to protrude outwards and possibly hook onto something in passing. This is not only a compact and economical function but also a general safety feature. Similar to the above-mentioned Stalwart, Dirza’s hook itself is covered to prevent scratching the bike. However, Dirza has covered their hook in thick rubber material, which feels a lot more sturdy and durable than the Stalwart’s EVA foam covering.

The steel track hold that support’s the bike’s wheels is powder coated which I find brilliant as I’ve seen bike racks form unsightly rust due to wet tires. The surface of the holder has slights grooves that provide additional grip to the wheels, as well as a small inclined rail to help hold the front wheel steadily in place.

The Dirza bike hanger’s vertical design makes it perfectly suitable for both road and mountain bikes with a tire width that doesn’t exceed 2.6-inches.

Adjustability

This bike wall hanger’s adjustability is limited to only the wheel hook being able to fold up or down in order to securely fit around a specific bike’s front tire. Other than that, there’s not much more to it.

Is It Easy to Install?

Again, the installation for this wall-mounted bike hanger is simple and to the point. As advised with the previous wall hangers, do not install this bike hook to drywall or plasterboard without a stud behind it to add extra security.

Installing it to a masonry or concrete wall is safe, however, I would just add a small stud for additional support.

The Price Tag

For a 4-piece combo, the Dirza bike rack has a price tag of about $27. Comparing this to the Ibera which has a price tag of $35, I think the Dirza is quite fairly priced. Considering its overall design, build quality, and functionality, I’d say that you’ll definitely get value for your money.

Liked

  • 65-Pound carrying capacity
  • Well priced
  • Fits most bikes

Disliked

  • Limited adjustability
  • Not suitable for e-bikes or fat tire bikes

Best Spacesaver

If saving space and economical storage is what you’re after then the bike wall hanger from Steadyrack is a great consideration. It has a 160-degree pivoting design that enables you to swing the bike from left to right, and leave it in a position that will save you the most space, especially in areas such as garages and sheds.

5. Steadyrack Bike Rack

Steadyrack Bike Rack

Material:
Steel

Item Weight:
5 lbs

Dimensions:
 26″ x 5″ x 5”

Foldable:
Yes


Overall Design

Steadyrack does not have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to their bike wall hangers. They have a specific design for most bike types, such as classic road bikes, mountain bikes, fat bikes, and bikes with fenders. This can be a good or bad feature, depending on how you look at it.

Aesthetically this is quite a good-looking bike hanger. It has a similar design to the Dirza bike hanger, however, Steadyrack has elevated its design a bit more with sleek finishes. The rack is made from steel while the track hold for the wheels is made from a strong plastic that is UV treated. The rack feels quite sturdy and strong. Its quality is undeniable.

The wheel holder can fold completely flat and out of the way when the bike isn’t loaded. I like this feature as it saves space.

Vertical bike racks can sometimes be tricky to load since you have to lift the heavy bike up vertically against the wall in order to attach the front wheel to the wheel holder or hook. With the Steadyrack wall hanger, you don’t have to lift the bike in order to attach it to the hanger. Loading the bike is done by simply lifting the bike onto its back wheel and pushing the front tire into the handle. This was quite easy to do and I didn’t have to lift the bike at any point.

The front tire sits quite snug in the handle, however, unlike all the other above-mentioned wall hangers, the Steadyrack is covered with a protective foam or rubber layer, which might end up scratching some bike frames.

This design is great if you have a heavier bike since its maximum weight capacity is around 77-pounds.

Adjustability

The one feature that sets the Steadyrack apart from its competitors is the 160-degree pivoting design of the front wheel handle. This enables you to hang your bikes vertically onto a wall and then turn them 160 degrees to either the left or right side so that they are almost flat with the wall.

I really like the organizational and space-saving aspect of this feature.

Unfortunately, that’s about how far this bike wall hanger’s adjustability goes. The steel wheel handles cannot be adjusted to accommodate different wheel sizes, so if you want to go bigger, you’ll have to buy the appropriate specialized Steadyrack separately.

Is It Easy to Install?

Installation is pretty easy and straightforward. Again I would advise against mounting this bike wall hanger onto drywall without a proper stud as additional security and support. Loading heavy bikes onto wall hooks should only be done where proper attachment and reinforcements have been made.

The Price Tag

This is my only major gripe when it comes to this bike wall hanger. It is quite expensive considering the functionality it provides and comparing it to some of the other bike hangers, such as the Ibera.

Although this wall hanger looks great and can support an impressive weight of 77-pounds, personally I don’t feel that it is worth spending short of $100.

Liked

  • 77-Pound carrying capacity
  • Patented pivoting design to save space
  • Smooth and easy mounting

Disliked

  • Expensive

Best for Multiple Bikes

This vertical bike wall hanger makes use of a rail design with multiple hooks to carry up to six bikes at once. The oversized hooks are designed to handle a wide variety of bike sizes, and each hook can impressively support up to 65-pounds.

This bike wall rack’s neat and minimalist design gets my vote as the best option for multiple bikes. Storing multiple bikes on one rack can easily become an entangled mess, so keeping the storage space neatly organized with a simplistic approach is the way to go. And Pro Bike Tool definitely gets it right.

6. Pro Bike Tool Bike Wall Rack

Pro Bike Tool Bike Wall Rack

Material:
Aluminum

Item Weight:
5 lbs

Dimensions:
3.8″ x 4.3″ x 33.5″

Foldable:
No


Overall Design

Storing a singular bike is one thing, especially if your intention is also to use your wall-mounted bike as a showpiece within your home or apartment. However, when it comes to storing multiple bikes you want to keep things clutter-free and organized. And in my experience, the Pro Bike Tool wall hanger does this very well. It has a simple, yet practical design. With a length of around 33-inches, it can comfortably accommodate up to 3 bikes without them searching and banging into each other.

The entire rack is made from aluminum that feels quite solid, which is expected since the maximum carrying capacity of this bike hanger is a combined 200-pounds, or around 66-pounds per bike. Although this bike wall hanger has quite an impressive weight capacity, I would not recommend using it to store e-bikes.

The hooks are quite huge, with an angled design that makes it easier to mount bikes as well as take off some pressure from the rims, spokes, and wheels. The oversized design is intentional in order to accommodate a large variety of bikes. The hooks will comfortably fit tires of up to 5-inches, which compared to other competitors is quite impressive, as most bike wall hangers can only accommodate tire widths of less than 3-inches. The hooks are rubber dip coated to provide grip and to protect the bikes’ wheels from scratching while mounted.

Adjustability

My favorite feature of this bike wall hanger is the adjustable track system which enables hooks to be moved and spaced in order to fit bikes with different handlebar widths.

Unfortunately, the hooks cannot be folded away, such as with the Steadyrack or Dirza bike wall hangers.

Is It Easy to Install?

The Pro Bike Tool wall hanger is easy to install, but due to its heavy-weight carrying capacity, I advise you to only mount it to a very solid stud, wooden beam, concrete wall, or masonry.

On a side note, for optimal storage and use of space, mount bikes top-to-toe. This just better accommodates the different handlebar widths.

The Price Tag

At $40 this multiple-bike wall hanger is extremely well-priced. Considering that it is able to accommodate the standard road and mountain bikes, as well as beach cruisers and fat bikes, I’d say that this is great value for money.

Liked

  • Combined weight capacity of 200 lbs
  • Oversized hook that can fit up to 5″ tires
  • Rail design enables bike hooks to be spaced out to accommodate different handlebar widths

Disliked

  • Bike hooks cannot be folded flat

Things to Keep In Mind With a Bike Wall Hanger

Bike hangers are fantastic pieces of equipment and are relatively inexpensive. However, they are mostly for one bike per mount unless otherwise specified. If you need to support multiple bikes, you’ll need to buy multiple wall mounts or a high-capacity option.

Additionally, for the best mounting support, it helps to have a stud finder. Drywall won’t be able to support some of the heavier bikes and could lead to wall damage. Make sure you set the bike wall hanger in a way that can support all the bike weight you plan to put on it. 

Bike Wall Hanger Buyer’s Guide

Before deciding on a bike wall hanger, keep the following points in mind; they’ll help you narrow down the options to one that fits your specific needs.

How Many Bikes Do You Have?

Most of the bike hangers and individual hooks hold just one bike. This isn’t a deal breaker as you can simply purchase more, but setting up three separate mounts requires multiple separate points on a wall that can support a rack. If you’d rather get one bike wall hanger to fit multiple bikes, consider the rail design of the Pro Bike Tool bike hanger, which can hold 3 or 6 bikes. 

The orientation of the bike hanger matters too. Horizontal bike racks take up more horizontal space on the wall than vertical racks.

The Weight Carrying Capacity

Not all bikes are the same. Consider the weight of your bike weighs and look at bike hangers that can support that weight. The more heavy-weight options can hold anywhere from 60-80 pounds. However, that may be overkill if you’re looking for a budget option that can perfectly support anything up to 40-pounds.

Do You Want to Hang Your Bike Vertically or Horizontally?

This is a great aspect to think about when you consider spatial issues. Horizontal placement bike hooks can be great for elevating a bike off the floor to utilize a blank area of the wall. Vertical placement takes up less width, but the bike will stick out farther from the wall. Think about what kind of space you have to work with and select the bike hanger that best fits your needs.

Budget

While the prices for bike hangers don’t vary as much as other items, there is still a big difference between the most and least expensive options out there. Budget bike hangers can cost less than $20 but may not have the maximum weight capacity of sturdier options. Studier bike wall hangers can hold more, both in terms of overall weight and the number of bikes. However, they are often more expensive. 

Steadyrack bike hanger

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Safe to Hang a Bike by Its Wheel?

If a bike hanger has hooks that can wrap around the wheel or a grip that pressed the tire to hold it in place, then yes, it’s perfectly safe. Not all hooks and wall mounts work this way. Always check the user manual.

Are Bike Hooks Safe to Use?

Yes, but if you are unsure, check to see if the hook arms are rubberized. Rubber or plastic hook arms will cause much less friction and wear on the bike and hanger over time.

How High Should a Bike Wall Hanger Be?

Check your user manual. Bike wall hangers can usually be mounted fairly high, given a proper stud or anchor point. The higher it is, though, the harder it will be to put on and take down.

Can I Hang Bike Hooks on Drywall?

It’s not recommended as the safest method, but with drywall anchors and drywall-specific screws, there are ways to make drywall work for you. It’s best to keep the overall weight around 25-pounds or less; the drywall-specific hardware you use should have weight limits written on them.

Will Drywall Anchors Hold a Bike?

Yes, but only if you find a solid stud. Without one, you risk ripping the drywall and creating damage to your walls.

Our Pick!

Ibera-Horizontal-Bicycle-Bike-Wall-Hanger

Ibera Horizontal Bike Wall Hanger

The Ibera wall hanger’s arms can be adjusted to a convenient 45-degree range of motion, so I could easily raise or lower both ends of the bikes according to their sizes. The little holders that connect to the frame of the bike are adjustable as well, making it possible to create a wider or narrower fit, depending on the specific bike’s frame.

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