Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have done a lot for the cycling industry in the past couple of years. We’ve seen a lot of really great, innovative products pop up. There’s also some pretty bad ones that end up flopping, but it’s still exciting to see the enthusiasm that folks put into these concepts and that they are trying to improve our quality of life.
Today we discovered a product that makes storing your bikes inside of your home or apartment easy and attractive. BONUS: It’s sourced and manufactured in the USA!
The Statement Bicycle Rack is a wall mounted bike storage solution that uses clean lines and when it’s not in use, it looks like a decorative fixture. The mix of birch hardwood and aluminum looks classy and chic. The part that actually holds the bike folds down with a cradle for your top tube.
The rack would make a great solution for someone who doesn’t want their home looking like a shed or garage space. It saves floor space and you’re not having to worry about tipping over bikes sitting in little stands all over the floor!
The minimalist packaging shows off the product nicely vs. the standard picture on the box route that most manufacturers opt for. I’d even consider using these racks in a retail setting to display some high end road bikes on the wall.
Native Standard Collective is the group behind this project and some more Made in the USA products to come. If this is the type of design work they do, they are definitely headed in the right direction. The installation for the Statement Bicycle Rack only requires two stainless steel screws and the bit needed for installation is included.
If you’d like to be one of the cool kids and get a nice, USA make storage rack for your ride, check out their Kickstarter page and donate!
http://kck.st/ZxVox0 <—-Check out their video on how they manufacture the rack AND how it functions while in use. There’s a place to thread a lock through as well as a helmet holder!