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- Hooks are designed with a rubber coating to protect your bicycle from scratches
- Robust engineering allows you to lift heavy bikes--75lbs capacity
- For Ceilings up to 12ft
- Safe locking mechanism prevents accidental release
- Not the same as our competition; we use thicker rope and offer a lifetime warranty
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RAD Cycle Products Rail Mount Bike Hoist and Ladder Lift
Introducing the premium 'Rail Mount' bike hoist by RAD Cycle Products. This all new design makes installation easier, is more stylish, and allows more flexibility once the hoist has been mounted. The unique rail system allows you to mount the system either parallel or horizontal to the ceiling joists--something that cannot be done with standard hoists. In addition, the spacing (distance between hooks) is fully adjustable which allows the user to use the same hoist for different size bicycles. To top it off, it is made of heavy gauge aluminum that won't rust and was designed to last for a lifetime.
Hooks are designed with a rubber coating to protect your bicycle from scratches.
For Ceilings up to 12ft.
Safe locking mechanism prevents accidental release.
Raise your bike to the ceiling with ease.
RAD Cycles exclusive rope is thicker and won't fray.
Premium Bike and ladder lift for garage storage.
Mounts parallel or perpendicular to joists.
Innovating rope lock secures the rope with every pull.
Made of heavy gauge aluminum (Rust and chemical proof).
75 pound weight limit
There's no such thing as not enough room for another bike. Store your bikes overhead and out of the way. The smooth pulleys and latches make lifting even heavy bikes super easy. The innovative rope locking mechanism and mounting system prevents unwanted release and can suspend one bike weighing up to 75 pounds.
Introducing the premium "Rail Mount" bike hoist by RAD Cycle Products. This all new design makes installation easier, is more stylish, and allows more flexibility once the hoist has been mounted. The unique rail system allows you to mount the system either parallel or horizontal to the ceiling joists--something that cannot be done with standard hoists. In addition, the spacing (distance between hooks) is fully adjustable which allows the user to use the same hoist for different size bicycles. To top it off, it is made of heavy gauge aluminum that won't rust and was designed to last for a lifetime.
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I know the instructions show to hoist the bicycle in a vertical hanging position (i.e., tires down attitude); however, I did not want the entire bike hanging down and wanted to leverage the space available above my car. I did some testing prior to installation and was able to identify secure mount points that provide proper balance when hanging horizontally (i.e., on its side). See pics.
Pros: solid overall design and components, flexible hooks, easy lifting/lowering, well packaged, price/value
Cons: screws need to be stronger (I broke 2 of the heads whilst screwing into studs - even after drilling holes), instructions could be clearer with regard to threading of rope through the 'locking' mechanism (trial and error as I've never seen this type of system before).
Suggestions: use slots instead of absolute placement of mount points to allow greater flexibility of placement on studs (I would like to have mounted it a bit more closely to the cabinets but the screw holes would not allow it. Yes...I could have drilled new holes but was not that motivated for the extra effort).
Overall: I recommend this product.
If you follow some of the additional tips for getting the most out of the unit, you can't go wrong. The biggest benefit this unit offered vs the two-piece units out there is that you only have one thing to hang. It really offers alot of flexibility and probably saves time.
Now that my bikes are hanging comfortably in my garage, and since most other reviewers already did a great job capturing the nuances of a real installation, I thought I'd cover a few additional tips you may find helpful. I'll start with tips on operating the unit them back up to installation tips...
Usage Tip 1 - Smooth Out the Operation!
Problem: When operating, I initially noticed the locking cam mechanism would "scrape" against the rope and nothing really sounded smooth. Metal on somewhat cheap rope is a bad combination.
Solution: By standing closer to the middle of the unit (vs at the end the rope comes down) as you raise and lower the bike, this forces the rope a little inward and that smooths out the operation dramatically. Everything is much quieter and just sounds healthier!
Usage Tip 2 - Set a Maximum Lower Position
Problem: If you lower a bike too far, you'll have to A) hold the bike, B) detach the hooks, and C) keep the hooks from flying away (which is what at least one of them tends to once the pressure of the bike is released). It gets pretty frustrating juggling all that.
Solution: Tie a knot in the rope so when you LOWER the bike, once it gets to the "perfect" position, the knot hits the locking cam mechanism and the hooks can't travel any lower. This keeps the perfect amount of tension on the hooks which helps keep your bike from falling. Then, as you remove the hooks, they don't fly away! This is also helpful because the hooks are still in the perfect position when you come back to remount the bike.
My preferred "maximum lowest height" for the hooks is when both bike wheels are on the ground, but the bike is still upright. That keeps just a bit of tension on the hooks. So when you go to hang the bike again, you are "hanging" it and are not fumbling with loose hooks, trying to hold them under your bike while also keeping your bike from falling AND trying to pull the rope to start the bike upward.
Additional Installation Tips
The end caps don't go on well once the unit is fully secured to the ceiling. So by the time I got to installing my second one, here's the best sequence I found....
1. Get one screw through the unit and nearly all the way screwed into the joist. Just enough so the unit is still a little loose.
2. Put one end cap in (should go in easily).
3. Slide all stops, pulleys, etc into the unit in the proper order into the other end.
4. Put other end cap in.
5. Then complete the other screws and tighten all hardware.
Again, when you take in all the great tips, this is really a space-saving, convenient, and kinda cool way to help organize your garage.
I've attached photos of the contents I was simple to install. Tools I would recommend is a stud finder and a cordless drill/screwdriver. the kit comes with on extra screw in case you loose,break or strip the head out. I would recommend drilling a 1/16" x 2" pilot hole for the screws to keep from stripping the screw head or snapping the screws as I did but I had plenty of extras lying around.
Consider staggering the rail about 6" - 8" if you have bikes hanging side by side so the handlebars won't contact each other.
The construction is good. The Pulleys are not as beefy as I would like but the whole system is designed to be lightweight for shipping and is built well enough for the 75lb. max rating. Before I realized the hooks themselves were cast aluminum I tried bending the hook tighter to better attach to the Husky Velcro strap with Carabineer that I used around the seat. One hook seems sturdy enough. I'll write to RAD and seek a replacement.
My garage ceiling height is 10' 6". My bike is a large frame bike with 24" tires so my 6'4" head does bump the front and rear tire a tad bit if I walk underneath. My head clears my wife's bike tires (also 24" tires) since hers has a normal frame size.
I did use the wood screws that came in this kit, but they were a bit of a struggle to drive into the wood rafters. I found that first rubbing them on a bar of soap (candle wax works too) helped me drive them into the wood with less issues.
The string routing is simple once you discover that the manual inside the box has a page missing. The proper PDF manual can be found at:
dtxinternational dot com, then Manuals on the menu bar, then "RAD Manual" from the manufacturer's listing. Click on the link for "2007 Rail Mounted Bike Hoist". I'd link to this, but Amazon forbids external links.
Page 2 in the manual contains the string routing detail. I'll attach a photo of it to this review.
5 Stars due to a happy wife, no bikes in the way anymore, and product ease of use.