Lightning Review: Delta Rothko Bike Stand

If you are a serious bike rider you are therefore a bike collector. This is a universal truth.

Storing them in a pile is not only inconvenient in the times when you want to get at the one on the bottom, it’s also a great way to chip up your paint job.

For about $30/ea you can pick up a little bike-rack-on-wheels to keep your bikes upright, and easy to get at. I picked up three (as that’s nearly as many bikes as we can fit in our little apartment) and have been pretty pleased with them.

You can assemble them in three widths for three styles of tire: road, hybrid, mountain. I’m currently using them for road and mountain and found them to grip the bikes tight enough.

The wheels are potentially very useful. In our case the bikes are parked in front of our coat closet so it’s easy to roll them out of the way to get at anything we need. This could also be useful if you have your bikes all perpendicular to a wall and want to pull one out for use.

The main design flaw I see is that the arcs use the spokes of the rear wheel as support. This has caused visible skuffing on my Ksyrium SL wheels which use 7075 aluminum for spokes. (see last photo) For others with wheels like this I might go for the “Ultimate Rakk” which uses a different support system (but which doesn’t have wheels)

Bottom Line: 4 stars

Beautifully simple and functional design and low price make this an easy way to improve  fung shui and bicycle wellness.

Delta Rothko Bike Stand
Delta Rothko: A bike stand on wheels
Delta Rothko makes any open space a bike shop
Get that uncluttered bike-shop look on the cheap
Skuffs on Zicral Spokes due to parking
Skuffs on Zicral Spokes due to parking

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