Are you sick and tired of those boring bike stands that don’t deserve to have your beautiful bike tied to it? I’ve scoured the internet looking for the sleekest, the coolest and most outrageous bike stand designs I could find.
Here they are for your viewing pleasure!
1. Giant Squid Bike Rack
Nothing says I’m a totally awesome hardcore cyclist like…a giant squid? Well maybe not but this bike rack will definitely help you remember where you parked your bike. I’m not quite sure how you’d lock the bike to anything other than the front tentacles, but it’s kooky and it’s secure so why not! The design is by Susan Robb.
The PlantLock cycle stand plays double-duty as a planter and a secure method to lock up your bike. Rather than turning cluttered hallways and stairwells into walking hazards, the PlantLock adds a bit of greenery and a lot of security since this hefty (75 kilograms…empty) stand cannot be moved.
3. Yarn-Bombed M Stand
Take a simple M cycle stand and cover it in colorful patterns of yarn, or ‘yarn bomb’ it to make it stand out on your standard dreary grey street. I don’t know who has time to yarn bomb a cycle stand, but it sure looks pretty darn cool, doesn’t it?
4. Rainbow Slinky Cycle Stand
This colorful cycle stand in Denmark reminds me a lot of the infamous slinky, not just because of the rainbow hues but also because, well it looks like a fallen slinky. You’ll never forget where you’ve parked your cycle with this colorful stand.
5. Comb Cycle Stand
This bicycle stand/art weighs in at 181 kilograms and as you can see, is shaped like a gigantic comb. Just slide your wheel between the teeth of the comb and secure it as you normally would. It’s rather fun to look at!
6. Rolling Bike Stand
These letter shaped bike racks were designed by David Byrne and can be swapped around to form different words.
7. Pit In
This super cool “bike stand” by Store Muu may not be the most practical method of storing your bike, but it certainly secure. Simply park your bike right into the table and use your bike seat as your desk seat, and get to work. Imagine how easy it’ll be sliding into your desk after rushing to the office or getting a table without locking away your bike!
Best of all, your cycle never leaves your side.
8. Car Bike Port
For cyclists wishing for motorist-cyclist equality, this bike stand design by Cyclehoop will definitely soothe your sense of righteousness. Shaped like a car, this bike stand takes 1 car space and turns it into parking for 10 bicycles. Now you too get prime parking when you’re out and about.
9. Bike Hanger
If you’re like most cyclists you’re tired of never having any place to secure your cycle when you’re shopping or dining out. But this cool new bike hanger offers vertical storage on the side of buildings, kind of like a bicycle carousel storage facility. We don’t know all the details, but the concept is appealing.
10. Sexy Silhouette
How many times have you wished to use your bike to get close to a sexy lady? It may not be quite what you have in mind, but this sexy silhouette bike stand puts you one step closer. Find an appealing body part, grab your locks and let this beauty keep your cycle save and secure.
If you’ve come across any more crazy designs, please share them below!
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As seen on The Guardian, BBC and The Independent.