There’s only one thing that can dampen the excitement of that ‘new bike day’ feeling – and that’s figuring out where you’re going to store it. If you own a couple of bicycles, working out where to put them can actually become quite tricky – even more so when you happen to cohabit with one or more other cyclists with an equal bike count.
Keep em indoors? Bike Storage: Clug Gave Me My Spare Room Back
Enter: Asgard. The master bicycle storage unit creators offer a wide range of options – with units fit for anywhere between one and eight or more bikes. The metal lockers come in a range of ‘safety levels’, and are largely distinguished by size and weight, and of course price. Once you go to six bikes or more with the ‘Centurion’ (£999, reduced from £1,050) you get a dead bolt system, and a pick and drill resistant lock which has been approved by UK locksmiths, insurance companies and police.
We tested the four bike version (£450, reduced from £550), slightly lower down the scale, but still with a shrouded twin lock system, reinforced double door and of course the assurance of tough metal over wood. The metal used is a galvanised steel – which is weather proofed to prevent rust, and features ventilation to guard against condensation causing damage to bikes over time.
The four bike shed itself weighs 18 stone, making it a pretty sturdy unit. You can pay to have it installed, but we decided to put the hard work in ourselves – just to see how hard to could be. Turns out, not so tricky.