Back

Wishbone Bike Rack

By

  • Five at Heart

Description

Bike parking facilities in Australia are required to have a minimum of 20% horizontal parking spaces. However, architects and interior designers looking to create high-end commercial Bike parking facilities shy away from using the classic “Hoop” style horizontal bike rack as it is perceived as a lower quality solution.

Five at Heart’s “Wishbone” rack seeks to build a horizontal parking solution that improves on the functionality and form of the “hoop” style rack, while remaining at a competitive pricepoint.

Key Features

1

The Wishbone demonstrates design excellence through:

1. Enhancement of the product market through improvements to form and functionality
2. Working within the spacing envelopes required of AS2890.3 to store two horizontally parked bikes.
3. Creating a new racking option for Commercial bike parking facilities

2

The “Wishbone” creates a new product tier in the horizontal bike rack market, which is primarily built around low end “hoop” style racks, and high-end double tier dynamic racks.

“Wishbone” proudly takes the functionality of the “hoop” style, and elevates it to a luxury parking option – without reaching the upfront cost of the higher end double tier rack.

3

The “Wishbone” takes the seat mounted concept used in short term “triathlon” style bike racks and applies this to a commercial bike parking setting. It does this by providing lockpoints, and size adjustments to comfortably fit 2 bikes within the spacing footprints of AS2890.3.

Having the Bike hang in this manner prevents it from falling over or coming in to contact with a bike next to it.

In a first for commercial bike racks, it also integrates hard wearing natural leather in key points to further protect bike finishes, and create a luxury feel for higher-end users.