Installation Advice

The information on this page will provide you some tips and tricks to get the most from your installation. You can watch our installation video, download our installation manual and check out our guides and tips for spacing and mounting heights below. All of which will help you achieve the optimum performance and best use of your racks.

Installation Instructions

We recommend you measure and mount your Steadyrack's to suit each individual bike following the installation instructions for optimal performance.

Unboxing your new Steadyrack

Included with your Steadyrack

1 x Steadyrack
2 x End Caps
1 x Rear Tire Rest
4 x Hex Bolts - for rack
4 x Masonry* Wall Plugs - for rack *Masonry use only
2 x Screws - for rear tire rest
2 x Masonry* Wall Plugs - for rear tire rest *Masonry use only

In your Steadyrack box you will find fixings to install your rack in either Masonry (brick/concrete) or Timber.

All Steadyrack bike racks can be mounted on any structurally sound vertical surface capable of supporting the weight of the rack and bike.

If you wish to mount your rack on a different surface; such as steel, you will need to purchase additional fixings.

Before you get started

We do not recommend installing your Steadyrack into gyprock, plasterboard or drywall. Doing so will void your Steadyrack warranty. Provided wall plugs are for masonry use only.

Tip: If your wall studs are not spaced how you would like to set out your racks, you can install plywood to the wall to create a suitable strength base enabling you more flexibility with your layout. Scroll down below for more guidance with spacing, layout & design of your Steadyrack installation.

How to measure the mounting height for individual racks

Place the bike on the floor in the rack as shown, leave a gap between the back tire and the wall (A) between 50mm and 75mm is ideal. This will be the distance the bike hangs above the ground when it’s in the rack. Place a temporary mark on the floor in one of the top mounting holes (B).

The two vertical holes are used for installation into timber. The two horizontal holes are used for masonry installation.

Measure the distance between the wall and the mark on the floor (C).

You only need to transfer the one measurement to the wall. Then drill your hole and loosely mount your rack, take a spirit level and make sure the rack is level then mark the rest of the holes.

Mounting the rack to the wall or frame

Transfer the measurement to the wall and drill a hole where you have marked the wall (C).

Hang your rack and install the single bolt or screw loosely. Now your rack is hanging by one bolt.

Take a spirit level and place it on the side of the rack against the plastic body and make sure the rack is level.

Hold the rack firmly against the wall and make sure it doesn’t move, then mark the remaining hole at the top and two remaining holes at bottom with a marking pen or pencil.

Remove the rack and drill all the rest of the holes.

Tips

If you loosely install one bolt first and let it support the rack it’s easier to then insert the remaining three without having to keep the rack from moving around while you insert the rest.

Only 4 bolts are required.

Installing the rear tire rest

Take your bike and hang it in the rack.

Take the rear tire rest and place it behind the rear tire against the wall in line with the rear axle off your bike (G).

Place a mark on the wall through the top mounting hole. This will give you the mounting height for the rest.

Remove the rest and bike.

Take your spirit level and place it in the centre of your rack against the wall. Ensure the rear tire rest and rack are level.

Drill a hole on this mark - see notes below.

Fit your rear tire rest loosely using that hole.

Check the rest is level and mark the second hole.

Remove the rest and drill the hole for the second bolt as above.

Install the rest.

Tips

Once you have placed the rest behind the tire the weight of the bike will hold it against the wall temporarily while you mark your hole.