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An innovative way to rest your ride in your garage, loft, apartment, home or office. Read more

Bend, OR Product Design
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This project was successfully funded on September 13, 2013.

An innovative way to rest your ride in your garage, loft, apartment, home or office.

Bend, OR Product Design
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All Bike Dock backers now have a choice for their very own lasercut cover theme!....Mountain or Road.
All Bike Dock backers now have a choice for their very own lasercut cover theme!....Mountain or Road.

My name is Dave Custer

Im a cycling enthusiast and designer for Max Mfg in Bend, OR.

The Bike Dock was created to make a cylists life better.

Years ago I moved into a small upstairs studio near downtown Bend.  With no room to park multiple bikes in the single car garage, I needed another way to store them. I wanted more than a generic wall rack, I wanted something that was an integral part of my cycling experience. I enjoy building, riding and looking at the bikes I own and I wanted a storage solution that reflected that enjoyment. The Bike Dock was created to do more than hold a bike on a wall, it was designed to organize ALL your Bike gear.......and look good when it wasnt.

With your pledges, we want to introduce the Bike Dock to as many cyclists as we can.

We have worked hard to get costing down and keep production right here in Bend, Oregon. With your support, we can do just that by getting the production numbers where we need them. With design and testing dialed, and almost 4 years of use and abuse on walls, we are ready to put them into the hands of the public knowing its a quality design. Once we have your 100% funding support, production for 200 units is lined up right here in Bend Oregon. If we need more, our production facility can handle it. We will begin the process of production the week funding is released, with a plan to ship as soon as they come out of the powdercoat oven....all warm and toasty.  We are estimating a late  Sept/ early Oct delivery but are confident it will happen sooner.

Not only storage for your bike, but all your gear.
Not only storage for your bike, but all your gear.
A bike rack shouldnt always look like a bike rack....the Bike Dock has a day job.
A bike rack shouldnt always look like a bike rack....the Bike Dock has a day job.
Road/ Fixie cover option
Road/ Fixie cover option
Outer cover material tests in aluminum and powdercoated steel. we went with the steel for this Kickstarter release...but you never know....we might offer something a little different down the road....
Outer cover material tests in aluminum and powdercoated steel. we went with the steel for this Kickstarter release...but you never know....we might offer something a little different down the road....
This is Jody, he's like a metal forming God (if there was such a thing) shown forming an early test version of an aluminum Bike Dock cover in our shop.
This is Jody, he's like a metal forming God (if there was such a thing) shown forming an early test version of an aluminum Bike Dock cover in our shop.
All racked up and out of the way
All racked up and out of the way
Mounting plate material test in 1/8" alum. Slots on 16" centers. We suggest always mounting into studs, hardware will be provided. We have tested weights to 70lbs when mounted to studs with no problem.
Mounting plate material test in 1/8" alum. Slots on 16" centers. We suggest always mounting into studs, hardware will be provided. We have tested weights to 70lbs when mounted to studs with no problem.
UHMW landing pads protect any frame or finish. Multiple hangers, shelf for shoes and helmet. Some hardware has been changed for ease of assembly and durability....we think you'll like the upgrades!
UHMW landing pads protect any frame or finish. Multiple hangers, shelf for shoes and helmet. Some hardware has been changed for ease of assembly and durability....we think you'll like the upgrades!
Cyclocross Entryway...
Cyclocross Entryway...
PopTop Coaster set,
PopTop Coaster set,

Our overseas backers will be subject to actual shipping charges, sorry.

Risks and challenges

As a fabrication facility in Bend, Oregon... We are aware of production challenges. We have worked closely for years with the powdercoating vendor involved with this project, everything else we do IN HOUSE!! After discussions with all, we dont see any major stumbling spots in the production timeline of Bike Docks. The biggest challenge for us is getting the design in front of the bicycling community so they know something like this is out there as an option.

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FAQ

  • We always suggest mounting directly to studs with the hardware provided.
    We have 1" slots (see picture) on 16" centers, to match construction techniques in the U.S.
    We have mounted dry wall only with the correct Molly type anchors with no problems.

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  • We have tested wood stud mounted Bike Docks to 70lbs, more than even the heaviest of bikes out there.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $25 or more

    7 backers

    For showing interest and support at this level you will receive a full set of custom designed stainless steel Pop Top coasters w/bottle opener, lasercut and emblazoned with our own tire tread design to let you know that we appreciate the support you have given us on Kickstarter! Now enjoy opening a bottle of your favorite frothy beverage with a little something made right here in Central Oregon.

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    Pledge $40 or more

    1 backer

    For the amazing show of support at this level, you will receive a custom designed Max Mfg t-shirt with a Bike Dock tread pattern boldy printed down the front. Available in both Mens and Womens styles and sizes. We'll pick the color and you get to wear us around proudly and know that we appreciate your support....cause YOU ROCK!

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    Pledge $80 or more

    108 backers

    This is where it gets good.
    For kicking down on Kickstarter at this level....you will receive your very own Bike Dock powdercoated in beautiful, textured XTR grey delivered to your door at a pledge level well below the final retail cost of $95. Our way of showing we appreciate your support in getting this product into production. We know it'll be a welcome addition to your cycling experience for years to come!! THANK YOU!!

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    Pledge $90 or more

    12 backers

    For helping Kickstart us at this level you will receive your very own Bike Dock powdercoated in beautiful, textured XTR grey delivered to your door.
    Same as the $80 pledge BUT... you will have the luxury of having yours Monogrammed with your very own lasercut initials in the bottom left corner. An elegant addition to home or garage and it'll also show how much we appreciate your support!

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    Pledge $110 or more

    8 backers

    For helping us create our dream at this level....you will receive your very own Bike Dock. Same as the $90 pledge, BUT...you will have the luxury of having yours Monogrammed with your very own lasercut initials in the bottom left corner AND THERES MORE!!!!!....you also have the added bonus of choosing any of 4 beautiful, textured colors delivered to your door. Black, White, Red or Blue. An elegant addition to any garage, apartment, and our way of showing how much we appreciate your support !

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    Pledge $325 or more

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    Titanium....need we say more?

    Yes, we'll do all the same tricks to your Bike Dock as the $110 level, but the cover will be a bead blasted Titanium instead of powdercoated steel.
    Lets say it together

    TI-TA-NI-UM....
    You my friend, are the god or goddess of pledgsters!....THANK YOU!!

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Funding period

- (30 days)