Its that time of year when we bust out the skis and retire the bike for season. Parkis Bikes ($253) wants to make that transition a little easier with their revolutionary automatized vertical bicycle parking lift, which allows you to vertically park your bicycle without breaking your back. It’s easy to use and and doesn’t use electricity, operating on mechanical equipment. According to Parkis, the device saves 40% more of the floor space and can be used by the elderly or pregnant women.
Impressed but wondering if it’s compatible with your bike and will fit in your space…here’s the specs:
This vertical bicycle lift is designed so that it can be used with the most popular bikes. Only these criteria apply:
* tire width from 38 mm (1,5″) to 51 mm (2,0″)
* wheel diameter 61 cm (24″) or more
* weight on front axis up to 15 kg (33 lb)
* mud flaps ends must be above the wheel axis
PARKIS dimensions: 170 x 25 x 16 cm (67 x 10 x 6 in), weight 6 kg (2,2 lb)
With 19 days left on their successful funded kickstarter project (delivering December 2016), Parkis is coming to market December 2016. I definitely think their is an application for these in urban enviroments…think Citi-Bikes in NYC tucked up against a wall.
Whether you’re a design geek or just looking to free up some space in your house by getting you bike off the ground, this innovative storage solution deserves consideration.