How To Hang Bike On Wall

It’s practical to store your bike on wall to conserve space and protect it from harm. You should use a bike rack or a bike hook to safely hang your bike on the wall. You’ll have more free space and simple access to your bike anytime you’re ready for a ride after using a drill to correctly install the mount for your bike.

How To Hang Bike On Wall

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In this article we have covered the following areas on how to mount a bike on wall:

Effective Way To Mount A Bike On Wall:

Hanging a single road bike by the front wheel in your home, garage, or shed is the ideal approach to place it on a wall. This is the most affordable and practical option, and it should save you room while protecting your prized possession from dents and scratches.

Front wheel hang bike on wall
Front wheel hang bike on wall

Why it’s crucial to understand how to hang bike on wall:

You make the decision one day that the bicycles need to be hung in the storage space. They take up a lot of space and if you unintentionally knock them over, you risk damaging them or possibly hurting yourself. You can’t keep resting them against the wall.

Although safety and making the most of limited space are frequently the driving forces, with the right application bicycle hooks can even turn a bike into a feature of your home’s interior design.

Procedure 1: Installing A Bike Rack:

  1. Purchase a bike rack for the wall either online or at your neighborhood hardware store. Depending on how you wish to keep your bike, pick a vertical or horizontal wall mount. If you want to save wall space, a vertical bike rack is an excellent choice. If you want your bike to hang flat against the wall, pick a horizontal bike rack. If you want, you could even construct one.
  2. Take a tape measure to the bike. If you’re using a vertical bike rack, measure the bike’s length; if you’re using a horizontal bike rack, measure the bike’s height.
  3. Place the bike rack in the desired location on the wall. If the rack is too high, the bike may hang so that it touches the ceiling. Once the rack is in place, make a mark where each screw hole corresponds to a wall stud. Two screw holes are common on bike racks.
  4. Make sure the space between the floor and the horizontal rack, if you’re using one, is greater than the height of the bike.
  5. Make sure the space between the floor and the vertical rack, if you’re using one, is greater than the length of the bike.
  6. At the locations you marked, drill into the wall with a drill. Make sure the holes you drill are big enough to accommodate the entire length of the screws. Use a drill bit that is just a little bit smaller than the bike rack’s included screws.
  7. Power drills are available online here.
  8. Use a 5mm drill bit, for instance, if the bike rack comes with 6mm screws.
  9. Each hole you drilled will now have a wall plug in it. The wall plugs will provide something to hold onto for the screws you’ll use to mount the bike rack. Use wall plugs with the same thread size as the bike rack’s included screws. Wall plugs are available at your neighborhood hardware store.
  10. Screw the rack into place after positioning it over the holes. Put the bike rack’s included screws into the wall plugs using a screwdriver. As soon as the screws stop spinning, keep turning the screwdriver.
  11. On the bike rack, hang your bike. Hang the bike by the front tyre if you’re using a vertical bike rack. Put the top tube of your bike’s frame on the rack if you’re using a horizontal bike rack.
Horizontal vs Vertical mount racks for bike on wall
Horizontal vs Vertical mount racks for bike on wall

Procedure 2: Using A Bike Hook:

  1. Purchase a bike hook that can support the weight of the bicycle. The maximum load capacity should be indicated on the packaging of the hook. Use only hooks designed to support the weight of the bike; otherwise, the hook may pull out of the wall.
  2. Bike hooks are available online here or at your neighborhood hardware store.
  3. If you’re unclear of the bike’s weight, weigh it on a bathroom scale. Weigh yourself alone first, and then weigh you while holding the bike. Your bike’s weight is determined by deducting your weight from your combined weight and the weight of the bike.
  4. To find a stud in the wall, use a stud finder. A stud finder is available at your neighborhood hardware store. When the stud finder shows that a stud has been discovered, place it on the wall and slowly move it around the surface. When they are near a stud, stud finders typically emit a beeping sound or light up. For detailed instructions on how to use your stud finder, read the instructions that came with it.
  5. Measure the bike’s length with a tape measure. From the front tire’s farthest tip to the rear tire’s farthest tip, measure the distance.
  6. Where you want the bike hook to be screwed into the wall should be marked with a pencil. Make sure it’s along the stud you discovered. Make sure the distance between the floor and the bike hook is more than the length of the bike because it will be hanging vertically.
  7. Make a mark, and then drill a hole there using a 3/8 inch (.95 cm) drill bit. Make sure the hole is large enough for the bike hook’s whole screw end to fit.
  8. Once you’ve drilled the hole, tighten the bike hook into it with a screwdriver. Turn the bike hook clockwise until it can no longer be turned after inserting the screw end into the hole. The hook itself should be parallel to the ground.
  9. On the bike hook, hang the bike. Place the bicycle’s front tyre on the hook with the tyres in contact with the wall and the seat facing away from the wall.
Bike on wall - stands and hooks
Bike on wall – stands and hooks


Whether you ride a road bike or a mountain bike, a wall mount is a need for bike storage. Bike racks are among those basic tools for each cyclist.

If you have a small area inside which to store your bike, it is ideal. Only some mounting hardware, drill holes, and screw holes are required to install it to the wall, whether you support it by the front or back wheels.

Mount Racks for bike on wall FAQs:

Is it OK to hang a bike by its wheels?

Hanging a bike up by its wheel is no problem at all. The wheel is designed to take loads far in excess of the weight of the bike. The only potential problem will be if the bike is held upright by the tyre and the tyre goes flat!

How can I hang 2, 3, 4, or even 5 road bikes?

On a wall-mounted bike rack, road bikes can be kept quite near to one another, saving space and preventing damage to the bikes. Starting with a rack for just two or three bikes makes it simple to install hooks for additional bikes using just an Allen key and no further drilling. 5 bikes may fit on the Gear Hooks bike wall mount rack in just 1 meter of wall space. You can swing the bikes left and right to make them simpler to get to or even hang alternating bikes upside down, by the rear wheel.

How can I hang my bicycle on wall?

By far the most affordable option, a screw-in storage hook for your wall or ceiling is a simple yet effective way to hang your bike off the ground and out of the way. Use just one hook to hang your bike vertically or two to hang it horizontally. For the ultimate floor—and wall—space saver, hang your bike up.

Can you damage a bike by hanging it?

Concerned cyclists have pondered this question since the rise of bike theft and the decline of secure storage space for bikes. In short, the answer is no. Hanging your bike by its wheel will not damage it. At least, it won’t hinder your bicycle’s performance, with a few minor exception

Is it OK to store bike vertically?

The ideal storage solution will depend on your available space: garage, house, apartment or storage shed. Each has different applications, but in general, racks that let you store your bike vertically, wheels perpendicular to the wall, ideally positioned in a corner, take up the least space.

Is it OK to hang bikes upside down?

Shimano even recommends against turning the bicycle upside down. In a manual for its hydraulic disc brakes it says: “The disc brake is not designed to work when the bicycle is upside down. If the bicycle is turned upside down or on its side, the brake may not work correctly, and a serious accident could occur.

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