Is it OK to hang your bike by the wheel?

Are bike hooks bad for bikes?

Some may argue that it’s bad to hang a bike by its wheels, because its putting all the weight on a singular point. But based on my experience and thousands of others, it’s just not true that it will do damage. A hook can definitely hold a bicycle up without bending, breaking or damaging it.

Is it OK to hang a mountain bike by the front wheel?

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For long term storage over winter (depended on where you live) it would be advisable to get a pulley system that will hang the bike from the rafters. You might warp the front wheel if it is hooked for a long period of time.

Is it OK to store bike vertically?

It is possible to store a bike vertically on the wall without needing to lift it at all. What you need is a wall mounting bike bracket or hook that is small enough, and fixed at the right angle, to easily fit between the spokes on the front wheel.

Is it OK to hang a bike with hydraulic brakes?

If a bicycle has hydraulic disc brakes (Shimano XT, SRAM Guide or etc) you shouldn’t hang it upside down or vertically. Hanging the bike upside down causes air bubbles inside the reservoir tank or the cables. This can affect the performance of the brakes until the air returns to the top of the reservoir.

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