Monkey Bars Bike Storage review
This month we are tackling our long list of home to-do projects and I have to say that it feels amazing! So far we’ve painted our office, installed a new tap, cleaned the carpets, and tackled quite a few things that needed fixing. It feels good.
We also installed this bike rack system from Monkey Bars Garage Storage Systems that was on my husbands Christmas wish list. I can’t tell you the relief at having this bike rack hung…for a number of different reasons really. Mainly that we have SO many gosh darn bikes that are taking over our garage and our basement. My husband is an avid cyclist so clearly he needs at least 4 bikes right (that’s sarcasm btw)?! And the kids too have to have a couple. I only have one. I only need one.
Anyway I digress…our biggest challenge with having all of these bikes is how to store them, so when the team at Monkey Bars Garage Storage Systems asked me if I wanted to review a bike storage rack, I sent over a resounding YES! You will see why in the picture below…and that’s only a quarter of the bikes we have. Yikes.
Monkey Bars Garage Storage Systems have a number of smart garage organization products ranging from bike racks, to storage shelves, storage hooks, garage cabinets, garage flooring…everything you can think of to get your garage in fine organized working form…which would be a dream come true for this house let me tell you. You should see the state of our garage. Actually, no you shouldn’t. 😉
Anyway, we’ve been meaning to get this rack hung long before now, but so many things got in the way…we went away on holidays, then it was the holidays, then we had a blizzard, then it was -40 degrees C every time we went to hang it, then we had to call the fire department for a strange smell in the garage, then my husband went out of town on business, then he threw out his back….gah. But finally, finally we got it hung up and we couldn’t be happier!
We chose to hang our bike rack system in the basement because my husbands bikes are his babies. And in his words “you wouldn’t make your babies sleep out in the cold garage would you?” Seriously. This is what I have to deal with. Hahaha….but honestly in the off season, the basement is where we store our bikes. During the summer our bikes are stored at ground level in the garage so that the kids can have easy access, but for the remaining 8 months of the year the bikes are in the basement taking up so much space. So it just seemed logical for us to hang our bike rack down there. (Having said that though, my husband thinks this system is so great that we’re buying another one for the garage. True story.)
Here’s how they all looked hung and tucked out of the way! We’re really happy with this system: it’s very sturdy, it holds 6 full sized bikes, but at the same time doesn’t take up a lot of space, and it’s SO easy to install (it only takes about 15 minutes)! The instructions that come with the rack are very easy to follow but if you need more visual instruction they have a really good video tutorial on their site.
A big thank you to Monkey Bars Garage Storage for providing us with this bike rack for review! And for all of your patience with me as I tried my hardest to get this installed this century. 🙂