Note: Fender Racks are also designed to store bikes with tight tolerance between the down tube and tyres such as aero and time trial bikes.

Not sure which bike rack to choose for your bike?

Not sure which bike rack to choose for your bike?

With many different bicycle racks for sale, where to start? Are you looking for a universal bike rack or perhaps the exact bike rack for your type of bike? When choosing a bike rack, it’s ideal to match your rack to your bike. When deciding between our different types of bike racks, it comes down a few small things - tyre width, wheel diameter and fenders (mud guards).

Follow the steps below to work out which of our Steadyrack bicycle hanging racks is right for your bike.

Step 1

Tyre and wheel size

Wheel size is the diameter of your wheel from edge to edge (A).

Tyre width is the width of the tyre on the wheel (B).

It’s the combination of these two numbers that determine which type of bike rack to choose.

Similar to car tyres, all bike tyres have markings on them. These will almost always give you the tyre width and the wheel diameter you need to match them to the correct Steadyrack cycle rack.

If you can't find the markings on your tyre you can simply use a tape measure to get measurements A and B.

Match your tyre markings or measurements to our bike rack types above, under the 'bike specs' section. Combine this with the below steps to find the best Steadyrack to suit your bike.

Step 2

Narrow space between the downtube and wheel

For the most appropriate type of bike rack for bikes with tight tolerance between the downtube and tyre, use our Steadyrack Fender Rack.

These include bikes such as time trial bikes, aero bikes and some newer road bike designs such as Specalized S Works.

If your bike has less than 15mm or 1/2” gap it may be better suited to our Fender Rack.

Step 3

Does your bike have fixed fenders or mudguards attached to the front forks?

The Steadyrack Fender Rack and eBike Rack are the only type of vertical bike racks that you can roll your bike in and out of, if it has permanent fixed fenders or mudguards.

If your bike has fenders or mudguards, you will still need to match the tyre and wheel size to our Fender Rack or eBike Rack specs to ensure it will fit - see step 1 above. You will also need to confirm the space between your fender stays and wheels is suitable - see step 4 below.

MTB fenders - Please note many mountain bikes with small fenders or mudguards will not require the Fender Rack or eBike Rack - being much smaller they will not interfere with the function of our Classic Rack or Mountain Bike Rack.

Step 4

Fender 'stay arms' with tight tolerance

Also known as fender arms, U Stays, mudguard holder or fender brace - some bikes with fenders or mudguards which fit tightly to the wheel/tyre will not fit our racks.

The Steadyrack Fender Rack and eBike Rack work by sliding between the fender/mudguard and tyre when rolling the bike onto the rack. Before you purchase, take a moment to make sure your bike will fit safely and securely.

If the stays on your bike are very close to the tyre or rigid with no flexibility, there may not be room to fit the rack arms in between and you will not be able to mount the bike into this type of bike rack.

We recommend a minimum 20mm or 3/4 inch clearance between the tyre and stays to enable the bike rack to flex and fit between.

Need help choosing the right Steadyrack bike rack for your bike?

As there are many different types of bikes available on the market, it can be difficult to select which bike rack is suitable for your bike. Whether you’ve got a bike with fat or small tyres, our Steadyrack bike racks are ideal for a wide range of bike brands and styles. If you need any more help choosing the right Steadyrack, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

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