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Gladiator GarageWorks GACUXXCAVK Claw Advanced Bike Storage, v1.0, Aluminum

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  • Total weight capacity rating of 50 pounds based on a lab test of 200 pounds
  • Die-cast aluminum base and arms with closed loop design to hold bikes securely
  • Push-lock mechanism for easy opening and closing
  • Soft-touch grips
  • Ceiling-mount installation
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The Gladiator Claw Advanced Overhead Bicycle Storage Device uses heavy-duty aluminum arms to keep your ride up off the floor where it won't be damaged by vehicles entering or leaving the garage. Soft-Touch grips baby your bike, so your rims won't be scratched, either. With one upward motion, the Push-Lock mechanism grabs on to hold your bike securely. Repeat the same motion, and you're ready to ride.
  • Advanced storage solution allows for quick and easy overhead storage
  • Quickly-release or hang a bicycle from the ceiling in one motion
  • Unique design is durable and protective

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Restore order to your garage and protect your valuable bicycle with the Gladiator GarageWorks Claw Advanced Bike Storage System. This innovative storage device--the first of its kind in the world--mounts from your ceiling, freeing up valuable floor space while protecting your bicycle from kids, cars, and other hazards. It features a unique push-lock mechanism that allows you to quickly hang or release your bicycle with one intuitive motion.

The Gladiator GarageWorks ClawTM Advanced Bike Storage System:
  • Frees up storage space while protecting your bike
  • Offers a heavy-duty die-cast aluminum base and arms
  • Uses "soft touch" rubber to protect your rims and spokes
  • Works with bikes up to 50 pounds


"Soft touch" rubber protects your bike from dings and scratches. View larger.


Simply push upward with your bike tire to lock or unlock the arms. View larger.


The Claw Advanced Bike Storage System helps keep your garage organized. View larger.
Secure Your Bicycle with One Easy Motion
The Claw Advanced Bike Storage System device's intuitive push-lock design takes the struggle out of storing your bike. Simply push upward once to activate its plunger-like mechanism, and two rubber-encased aluminum arms will thread through your rim and cradle the wheel securely. When it's time for your next ride, simply push up again to unlock the mechanism and release your bicycle. In a matter of seconds you're ready to hit the road.

The heavy-duty aluminum arms are encased with "soft touch" thermoplastic rubber edges that give your rim a soft, but secure, surface to rest on. You can mount one Claw Advanced Bike Storage System device on your ceiling and hang a bike perpendicular to the floor from a single tire, or you can use two of them to hang a bike from both tires, depending on your storage needs.

When closed, the Claw Advanced Bike Storage System device measures a compact 6 x 9.75 x 3.75 inches (WxHxD), giving you optimum storage flexibility.

Heavy-Duty, Lightweight Construction
The Gladiator Claw Advanced Bike Storage System's versatile design can be used with a wide variety of bicycles, whether your bike is built for the playground, casual weekend excursions, or serious professional competition. Its heavy-duty die-cast aluminum base and arms are lightweight but strong, letting you store various sized bicycle sizes up to 50 pounds without damaging your spokes or rims.

In addition to its superior construction, the Gladiator Claw Bike Storage Device features a striking graphite finish that matches other Gladiator brand storage products and will bring a unique look to your garage.

Superior Workmanship Guaranteed For a Lifetime
The Gladiator Claw Advanced Bike Storage system features a limited lifetime warranty, which means that Gladiator GarageWorks will pay for repair or replacement due to defective materials or workmanship.


What's in the Box
Gladiator GarageWorks ClawTM Advanced Bike Storage v.1.0, two screws, and installation instructions.

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Technical Details
Part Number NULL
Product Dimensions14.2 x 7.7 x 5.3 inches
Item model numberGACUXXCAVK
Sizev1.0
Batteries Included?No
Warranty DescriptionLifetime Limited Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB001G7Q6FO
Best Sellers Rank #354,958 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2008
  
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96 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 21, 2008
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I remember seeing this on the defunct TV show American Inventor. On the show, the college student inventors had a hard time getting the mechanism to open and close properly. This GarageWorks version has taken care of that. The mechanism works with a soft touch, no problems opening and closing as required. I remember the inventors saying the reason they needed this product was because it was so hard to hang their bikes in their apartments. But even though it looks pretty cool, the end functionality is not much different than a plain old hook. The only thing the Claw does is eliminate the need to move the bike a few inches forward and back when you take it off and on a plain hook. The Claw is really just a moveable hook that swings in and out of position when you hit the big button on the top. The wheel of the bike actually rests on just one hook. Yes, it's nicely padded, but my rubber coated hook doesn't scratch, either. And it does form a closed loop, but I think gravity does a pretty good job keeping the bike in place when on a big hook. To be honest, I think this is a solution in search of a problem.

It should have been easy to install except for the incomprehensible positioning of 2 screw holes aligned with the hooks. You cannot position a screw driver or drill to screw the screws in straight. The only way to do it is to angle the screws, but the instructions do not say that. I ruined 4 screws before I got it right. While it has 4 holes and only requires 2 screws, the base was too wide for my ceiling beam and I had to use the inconvenient screw holes. All they need to do is move the screw holes to get a straight shot.

So, in the end, this is a fancy hook that works fine and looks cool on your garage ceiling.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jay Riemenschneider on October 21, 2008
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This may seem a bit pricey for something a large hook mounted on your roof could do seemingly as well. They both hold your bike upright anyway. If you have ever tried to lift your bike up onto a roof mounted hook it is a bit awkward to say the least. Rarely can you get it up there in one smooth motion. The wheels make the whole load very front heavy and I find I have to struggle to gain control and hook the front tire. I've made quite a few black marks on the walls in the process. With the Gladiator it is much easier to do in one smooth motion. You just have to hit the button with the front wheel. A couple of times and I was doing it very easily. Getting the bike down is even easier since the tire is almost hitting the button already.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Adam Wood TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 26, 2008
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I have to admit it. I think that this thing is cool. Granted, I'm an engineer and like mechanical gadgets, but the Claw is pretty neat. It is very lightweight, and the mechanism that changes the claw from closed to open and locks it in place is simple. It looks nice, and it does what it is supposed to do - hold a bike in place when suspended from above.

So, I'll give it four stars for that. Now, here's the reality that has already been written about on here. One thing that I like about the Claw is that it is simple. However, it is not as simple as it could be. Namely, an inexpensive rubberized hook that you can buy at just about any hardware store. People have used those for years, and it's for a reason. They also do exactly what you'd want to do - hold a bike in place when suspended from above.

The Claw uses a lot of plastic parts, and it's activated by having someone push a bike tire against it. If you're considering buying this because it's difficult for you to hold the bike up high and get it on a hook, then it's more likely that you'll probably be banging against the Claw's activator pad with the wheel because you'll be in a hurry to get the weight of the bike suspended. I have doubts about how well these plastic parts will hold up under repeated use.

So, the hardware hooks are cheaper, simpler, and (I believe) more robust - so from a practical standpoint, they win in my book. That said, if you don't mind spending the extra money for the Claw, want something a little more flashy than a regular hook, like gadgets, and are okay with the thought of maybe having to replace it after a couple of years - then it should fit the bill for you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave Millman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 24, 2008
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OK, first the good parts: This is a well designed and well made product that works and looks great. You lift a bike into the open jaws, push the button with a tire, and the jaws close. Push the button again, the jaws open.

The jaws have a thick rubberized insert to protect your wheels. The jaws open wide enough to handle knobby mountain bike tires, and will support a lot heavier load than any bicycle weighs (the package claims 250 pound capacity).

So why only three stars? When I received the Claw, I also had a package of six rubber-coated hooks in the garage. At 50 cents each, these hooks are a strong competitor to the claw. The claw is a lot easier to use, particularly when lifting a bike overhead, and doesn't catch in the spokes like a hook does. But at the price the claw is selling for, I'm not going to buy one for each of the three bikes I want to hang.

Two more details: Regarding the screw holes mentioned by other reviewers, it is true that the two under the claws are difficult to reach without a long extension bit. The easy answer is to use the other two holes, if the stud you are screwing into will allow it. Only two screws are provided, because most people will hang the Claw on a 2x4, which will only handle screws in either the north-south screw holes or the east-west ones. The better answer is for the manufacturer to come up with a more clever arrangement of holes. Also, the directions recommend hanging the bike from the rear tire. I find it simpler to lift the bike to hang from the front tire.

Bottom line: great product that has stiff competition from 50 cent hooks.
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