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Bicycle wheel storage hook that keeps your wheels protected and off the ground (and looks good, too).
Bicycle wheel storage hook that keeps your wheels protected and off the ground (and looks good, too).
Bicycle wheel storage hook that keeps your wheels protected and off the ground (and looks good, too).
371 backers pledged $17,432 to help bring this project to life.

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Offset-Bicycle Wheel Storage

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The Problem                

You're a cyclist, triathlete, or shop owner (or someone you love is) and you have several pairs of wheels — training wheels, race wheels, broken-wheels-you-need-to-get-fixed wheels. Some might say you have too many wheels, but basically, you just don’t have a good way to deal with them. You leave them leaning up against a wall, stashed in closets, or cluttering your office, living room, or garage. You need a better storage solution.

Sure, there are some wheel hanging options out there, but they're cumbersome. Usually you've got to take a DIY approach. Some are successful, some not so much, but they generally only work so-so, and don't look much better.

Our Solution

The hanger we've designed is better than existing wheel hanging options for a number of reasons. First, it offsets the wheels so the hubs and skewers are out of one another’s way, which means they can lie parallel to the wall, out of the way. It protects your wheels by getting them up off the ground, and the wheels rest on a soft pad to guard against possible scratches.

It also looks, well, good. Way better than a hook from the hardware store — which won't even work if you've got deep dish, aero wheels. The Offset looks at home whether it's mounted in a hallway, office, or a garage. It's made of sturdy aluminum, and is super easy to install (it even fits on pegboard).

Pegboard Compatible
Pegboard Compatible
There is never enough space...never.
There is never enough space...never.

 Wheel bags? 29ers? No problem

Dirt don't hurt
Dirt don't hurt

Colors

Foothill Products will now be offering two additional color options for the Offset hook! You'll be able to customize this after the campaign finishes. 

How to install it

The Offset is simple to install -- we didn't want to reinvent the wheel...or reinvent how people mount things to the wall. It uses two simple mounting locations for screws, wall anchors, or bolts. 

General Dimensions
General Dimensions

How we did it

Lots and lots of 3D printing. Here at Foothill Products, we are big advocates of mocking up and using prototypes until they fail, break, or need to be upgraded to production materials. 

Here is just a small peek into all the mock-ups and prototypes we made. 

Pre-production prototype
Pre-production prototype

Timeline

Risks and challenges

As with developing any new product, there are always schedule risks associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics that could delay its release.

I have successfully delivered numerous other products to market. I understand the unique challenges of the manufacturing processes we are working with and how to avoid and mitigate any issues that arise. I am working closely with manufactures in the USA to ensure quality and that everything will be delivered as planned

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    You don't need a wheel hanger, but you get it. Thanks for your support!

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    Early bird. 1 Offset wheel hook, holds two wheels.

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    1 Offset wheel hook, holds two wheels.

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    Tour of California 2 pack special.
    2 Offset wheel hooks.

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    2 Offset wheel hooks.

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    Early bird 3 pack. You love wheels, and bikes.

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    3 pack. You love wheels, and bikes.

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    Bike Shop Pack, 6 Offset wheel holders

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Funding period

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