If you have a mountain bike or other bike that uses disc brakes, this is not the stand for you. The reason is that the stand will rub (or bend) your brake rotors if the rotor side of your wheel is leaning in the stand.Don't get me wrong, this is a great bike stand in general, and would work for most bikes without disc brakes, but for bikes with disc brakes, another stand with more clearance would work better.
After looking at this rack online for probably a year or more, I finally decided to buy two of these bike racks and I'm so glad I did. I presented them to my husband as the solution to tripping over our 7 bikes as we get in and out of our van. He was skeptical at first. He put them together, linking the two racks into one fairly quickly. It is very sturdy, holds all our bikes (4 adult, 2 youth) except my 5 year olds, which I expected from reading others' reviews. But that's OK because now I can bring groceries around the side of my vehicle and into the house without risking my life or calling the kids out to move their bikes every time-the garage floor is free and clear! Hallelujah! Added bonus- my husband said, "You were RIGHT." If your garage floor is cluttered with your family's bikes, this will help tremendously!
The bike rack is light weight and can slide around your garage floor if not backed up to a wall or secured to the ground (doesn't come with brackets - you'd have to improvise). It took less than 10 minutes to assemble and holds 3 bikes perfectly (even a tandem). You install the "slots" so you can determine if you want all the bikes on one side or to alternate them. It's a good way for little kids to put their own bikes away. Most other systems required lifting or using techniques that a 5 year old can't handle. My kids can now just roll their bike into the rack instead of dumping it on the garage floor. Over all it has been a great value and solved our bike dog pile issue in the garage. I just ordered another as a gift to a friend.
At first I was skeptical but seeing the other reviews and took a chance; and I'm glad I did. It took less than 10 minutes to assemble. Especially liked the way different base tubes could be snapped together. What made it even special is the part where these things snap together, they have a rectangular slot instead of a hole - making it very easy to adjust and assemble. I have seen other products where you have to spend 40 to 60 minutes just trying to align all parts and holes together. By the way, I had first ordered a 4 bike gravity bike stand which turned out to be hopeless plus when I had the bikes on it, I was concerned what would happen when my young teen children try taking them off and putting them on. Anyway, this three bike Swagman stand really works out great for my family needs. Please note none of our bikes has disc brakes so cannot comment about whether it work with those or not but I have two mountain bikes and one hybrid, it works great with them.
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good solid quality metal
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Free from any manufacturer defects
I purchased two racks, intending to adapt them to ride in my aluminum trailer. Because the racks can adapt to two bike slots, or more if you combine sections, these racks are super convenient. With two racks, I jointed four slots for the adult bikes, and the remaining two for the kids' bike. I'm having a removable bar constructed to keep the bikes stable with bungees on the handlebars. When not transporting bikes, the wheel racks will be removable. Just the thing I needed! I also really like the powder coated finish!
How accurate was the sizing? Size is perfect for both adult and kids' bikes.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The rack is very easy to assemble, lightweight, and has a nice, clean finish
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
we use this for our 3 young bikers (5, 4 and 2) so the bikes are pretty small. it does a fine job holding all 3bikes-you gotta back them in-however it is very lightweight. I kind of wish I had gotten something more substantial, as it will slide around the floor if you put bike in with any force. For the price though, I'm satisfied.
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