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.
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).
Wheel bags? 29ers? No problem
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.
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.
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.
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