Bike Store Type And Roof Size
The Protectacycle 7X3 Metal Bike Store is the ideal way to keep your bikes safe and secure from thieves and also safe from getting all rusted up from the rain. Not only is this one very practical solution for storing your bikes it also has a fantastic look to it as well thanks to being made from some very high quality galvanised steel. This is a good bike store as it is 6 feet 4 inches wide and just under 3 feet in its depth. This is enough room to easily store three adult sized bikes and a bunch of other items like helmets, bike maintenance equipment and even a few gardening items if you want. The height is 4 feet 3 inches so even taller bikes will be able to fit inside of here with ease.
The top of the bike store is done in a pent style to make sure that when it rains, the rain will not sit on the roof and look for a way inside. It is a solid roof that is made from the same galvanised steel as the body and it has a very nice silver coloured finish along the edge.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The bike store has a very cool look to it and this is because they have covered the galvanised steel panels with a PVC coating that is in a smart looking green colour. This coating is weather proof and will stand up against the elements very well. The bike store simply does not allow any way for rain to make its way inside so no matter what you put in here it is going to be kept safe from the weather.
Due to being made from that high quality steel there is not actually a need for there to be a big and bulky frame inside the bike store. Actually there is no frame at all and that is because of the way these steel panels fit together so well that they form one very robust and sturdy structure all on their own.
We have seen many bike stores that do not come with a floor and just use the ground as their base. This one though is a bit more high quality than all the rest and it actually comes with a integral metal floor. This means that as long as the surface is flat you could even place this on grass.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The Protectacycle 7X3 Metal Bike Store is very low maintenance as a matter of fact you do not have to actually do anything at all to look after it. There is no painting or treatment required at all. At most you may want to give it a wipe down with a sponge just to keep the dirt off it, but that is the most maintenance you will have to do.
This bike store is pretty much resistant to everything we are talking fire, weather, thief, zombie and pretty much anything that you could imagine. Ok so maybe going a little bit far, but this is so well made that they are actually giving you a 25 year guarantee with it.
Doors And Windows
Now when it comes to the door, we have to go back to talking about the top of the bike store. You see the top of this is connected to the front and thanks to this awesome spring loaded mechanism with a simple little tug the whole front and top of the bike store will open up offering you just a ton of space to easily fit your bike inside or take it out. We love this feature as it means after a long and hard bike ride there is no wrestling with the bike to get it back in the store. If you have kids they will be able to open and close this themselves so they will have no excuse as to why their bike is left on the lawn and you have just tripped over it.
No windows or any other type of clear panelling is on this bike store.
Security And Privacy
Security is what this is all about and we really could not be any more impressed with the immense amount of security this offers. There are two hasp and staple locking mechanisms and three padlocks. But that is not all, you see once you have placed your bikes inside here there are security cables you can secure them to the walls of the bike store with. Also just in case some thief thinks they are smart and that they will steal the actual bike store with all the contents inside, an anchor to securely keep this on the ground is included as well. Impressively this has actually been certified by the loss prevention certification board due to how much security it offers.
We already mentioned about how there were no windows or clear panels on this bike store and that is what makes this such a private structure. When your bikes and other items are inside of here and the lid is closed there is no way for anyone to look inside.
Customisation Options And Extras
There are no customisation options offered with this bike store and to be honest we are fine with that as the look of it is great as it is.
Usually here we would be telling you how you can add a floor as an extra, but this bike store actually comes with a flooring and all the locks you could possibly need so there are no extras that you need to think about.
Honestly this is one of the most high quality bike stores that we have seen. Anything bad about it we say really would be just nit picking.
Longevity of Materials 9.5/10
You know this is built to last as they are giving you a 25 year guarantee with it. The materials used here are very impressive and will last you for more than those 25 years you are covered for.
This is a good size and being able to fit three adult sized bikes inside is great. We are sure with a little clever positioning that you may even be able to sneak another bike in there or a whole load of accessories.
Ease of Installation 7.5/10
This is going to be a bit of a challenge to put together and we feel that saying it could take 6 hours is certainly not an exaggeration. This is most certainly a two person job so be sure to suck up to a friend so they will help, we find the promise of chocolate is always a good way to start.
This is one of the more expensive bike stores that we have ever seen, but the quality is reflected in the price. This is very well made, will last for just an incredible amount of years and offers more security than we have ever seen from a bike store so you are getting a lot of value for your money.
Final Thoughts: The Protectacycle 7X3 Metal Bike Store is the ultimate way to look after your bikes. We know that some people will see that price and be scared off right away, but if you are a real cycling enthusiast who has an expensive bike and wants to make sure it is well protected from the weather and from thieves then this is the best bike store you can buy. It can handle three bikes easily and it makes getting your bike and putting it away very easy. We know this is not cheap, but actually we have no problems recommending this as we honestly feel that it is worth the money as it is so well made and offers just an incredible amount of security.
Prices around: £594
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