What’s the better way to stay healthy and maintain social distancing than biking. Biking appears to have become the outdoor activity of choice for many Americans amid nationwide shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic, as evidenced by the recent surge in bike sales. The use of a bike may become a significant mode of transportation in large cities as people look to place less reliance on public transportation.
Bicycle makers report spikes in sales so dramatic as people look for ways to get outside and to safely commute that they are struggling to keep up with demand and are now grappling with inventory shortages.
All these new added bikes, means owners need a place to store them. The best way to do this is to either store or park a stationary bike rack.
To choose the best bike rack, you need to consider many things. The look is essential, no doubt; however, more importantly, it is the material used, which helps fulfill the security and convenience of those who are going to use the bike rack. The material and the Company you use are the things that are critical to your bike rack purchase. We have found that the Company that meets these criteria is Krosagro.
The Company has a wide variety of bike racks to meet your needs. At the end of this post, you will some of the racks they have to purchase.
There are several materials that can be used to make the rack. Which one is the best?
Steel Tubing is commonly used for structural purposes, making it the preferred material for manufacturing bike racks. Tubing size is specified by the outside diameter (OD) and the wall thickness and is stated as a gauge. The lower the gauge, the thicker the tubing.
All must use steel tubing for each part of the process. For example, when you mount the bike rack in the ground the In-ground mounts are the most secure way to mount your bike rack because the steel tubing of the bike rack base is vertically planted 10″ into the ground, and is stabilized by a 3/8″ perpendicular anchor pin. In-ground mounts are most beneficial if you’re looking for a permanent installation with maximum defense against theft and vandalism.
Steel is also the material used to complete the bike rack and provide the finish. For example, Stainless Steel is low carbon steel containing chromium, which gives the steel a distinctive stainless, corrosion resisting property. The steel can be polished to Satin #4 or electro polished for an extremely glossy, mirrored metal appearance. Its antimicrobial finish is exceptionally resistant to fire and heat and is highly durable in harsh weather conditions.
Bike racks that are made of recycled plastic material or coated with a matte polyethylene are both not strong enough to last and can pose a health risk to both humans and the environment. Below are examples of different stationery bike racks using the material and Company we recommend to you.