Shed Type And Roof Size
It has been reported that for whatever reason there is an increase in bike theft all over the UK. Is this because of how great and expensive modern bikes are? Or maybe because a bike is a lot easier to steal and move on than a car? No matter what the reason is, the 7′ x 3′ Asgard Access Bike Store will be sure to keep your bike safe. This is one of the most impressive looking bike stores we have ever had the pleasure to check out. Not only is this just incredibly strong, it also offers a lot of space. Most bike stores will let you fit in three adult sized bikes at a push. This one though with its 6 feet 9 inches of width and 3 feet 5 inches of depth will allow you to easily store four adult sized bikes in here. It has a very generous amount of height also with the back of the bike store being 4 feet 5 inches and the back, 3 feet 9 inches. As well as the bikes there is enough room for things like helmets, spare wheels, tools and any number of other bike related items.
Asgard have used a pent style lid on the bike store. This is the perfect design for a structure like this as first of all it allows the rain to flow right off it. This is important as the last thing you want is rain getting inside and rusting up your bikes. This is a very large lid and you may think that you need Thor like strength to lift it up, well it is made by Asgard after all, but actually the lid is a gas lift lid so there is next to no strength required to lift up the lid and once up it stays in place securely and putting it back down is easy also.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The entire body of the 7′ x 3′ Asgard Access Bike Store is made from galvanised steel. This steel is very impressive and as well as not letting any rain get inside, it will be up to the task of taking a bit of a beating as you place your bikes inside or as the kids just throw their bikes in. This is a bike store that has been built to last and last it is certainly going to do thanks to the galvanised steel. The steel has a lovely green paint job and the colour is the same all over the bike store. We personally love this uniform look and think it makes the bike store look even more strong and imposing to potential thieves.
As this is made from extra strong galvanised steel there is not a frame inside. A frame really would just get in the way of placing in your bikes and these steel walls are more than thick enough to do the job on their own.
The flooring, like every other part of this well made and strong bike store, is made from galvanised steel. You would think we would be sick of talking about galvanised steel by now, but actually that could not be further from the truth as the decision to use this material all throughout is what makes this such a secure home for your bikes. This floor has more than enough muscle behind it to take the heaviest of bikes and supplies.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
This is a rather low maintenance bike store and when it is delivered it will not need to be treated by you. This is because Asgard have given it a textured waterproof finish to make it stand up against the elements. While not essential, a little clean of the bike store every once in a while will help keep that green paint sparkling.
This has been built with the best materials and as a result of this Asgard are confident enough to offer you a ten year warranty. We do not think anything would go wrong with this bike store, but having a warranty that lasts for ten years is a great thing to have so be sure to file the paperwork somewhere safe.
Doors And Windows
When we first saw the 7′ x 3′ Asgard Access Bike Store we thought it may have a lid that covers the front of the store also. Well Asgard have gone above and beyond by not only having that large lid, but also by having two huge double doors. Made with galvanised steel and offering you right around 6 feet of width to get your bikes in and out. These doors are large enough that you will have no troubles at all storing your bikes.
The idea of this bike store is to keep your bikes away from thieves. That is why there are no windows here so that it is impossible for anyone to see inside. We actually think windows on a bike store are not a great idea in general so it is very pleasing to see none have been used here.
Security And Privacy
This is one of the most secure bike stores we have ever seen and that is not an exaggeration we actually mean that. To start with this is well built and just phenomenally strong. But it also has two different shrouded locking points as well as a locking bar. In other words when this is all locked up at night no one is getting inside.
Asgard made the right call by not having any windows on here. The lack of windows and how tightly everything is locked up means that it is not going to be possible for someone to see just how great your bikes are.
Customisation Options And Extras
The galvanised steel is strong and we do love the green colour that has been chosen, but there is not really an easy way to customise the outside of the bike store. There are a few places inside where you can put in some hooks to hang up your helmets or other accessories and we do think that you could use these to put a little shelf inside.
You really will struggle to find a bike store that is as high quality as this. We know that price tag at first may seem high, but when you consider just how high quality this is, then the price actually does not seem too bad.
Longevity Of Materials 8.5/10
Galvanised steel with a weatherproof finish is sure to make this a bike store that lasts for a lot of years. Right out of the box, Asgard are confident of ten years, but we think this will last way beyond those ten years your warranty covers you for.
Being able to store four bikes makes this a perfect bike store for a family who love to go on bike rides together as well as a person who just wants a cool looking, but very secure place to store their prized bike.
Ease Of Installation 8.5/10
With a friend there is no reason you should not have this up in a few hours. It has some detailed instructions that one of you can pretend to read while the other goes and gets the coffee and some biscuits.
Clearly, £529.99 makes this at the high end of the bike store spectrum, but we feel that the security this provides makes it well worth the money. Especially if you have an expensive bike you want to protect.
Final Thoughts: Going into this we were not sure what to expect from the 7' x 3' Asgard Access Bike Store, but wow were we impressed. This has very clearly been designed to not just keep rain out, but keep out people who would want to steal your bike as well. The security this offers is just incredible and a huge selling point. We also love how this can fit in four adult sized bikes which is more than what you usually get with a bike store. In all we could not be any more impressed with this bike store and we genuinely do feel that if security is your main concern that you are well worth paying a little bit extra for a bike store like this which offers the best security possible.
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