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 STORAGE 101

We're pleased to present to you the newest feature of our website - Storage 101. This page is intended to help you think through and understand the various zones of storage categories and then to take it a step further and guide you to the products in our line that will best serve your needs.

Storage 101 will take you just a few minutes but will help you to make educated decisions when choosing your next storage solutions whether it be from Gear Up or somewhere else (but we hope it's Gear Up).  Understanding the zones will help you think through your available space and how you'd like to utilize it - Each persons dwelling is about as unique as a fingerprint - and we want to help you keep it that way.

As an added incentive when you finish scrolling through the information we'll provide you with a special coupon code that will be valid for your next purchase here at mygearup.com. Graduation does have it's privileges!

So what are you waiting for? There's no signing up, there's no entering your personal information, there's just free and useful information ahead!

 Understanding the 5 "Zones" of Storage 

VERTICAL STORAGE - this is any type of storage that takes advantage of vertical space in storing bicycles. Typically these types of storage solutions hold two or more bikes one above the other - allowing the consumer to store 2 or more bikes in the floor space of one.

 

Gear Up products which serve this category are:

Bikes up & away (BUA) aluminum floor to ceiling storage rack

Oakrak floor to ceiling storage rack

Oakrak freestanding storage rack

Platinum floor to ceiling storage rack

Platinum two bike freestand

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Positives

Racks can store as many as 4 bikes

Many accessories available for most racks

Aesthetically pleasing

No permanent installation required

Drawbacks

Consumer needs to check tension periodically on floor to ceiling models as homes and garages tend to shift and swell with seasons, weather, and natural events

Consumer has to lift bike up above chest to utilize upper storage area

 

AGAINST THE WALL STORAGE - this is any type of storage device that leans against the wall and uses gravity to help hold it and the bikes in place. Typically these types of storage solutions will hold two bikes.

 

Gear Up products which serve this category are:

Platinum gravity rack

Lean Machine gravity rack

Black 1 bike vertical door mount*

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Positives

Easy to assemble

No permanent installation required

Sturdy design - the more weight the sturdy it gets

Drawbacks

Consumer has to lift bike up above chest to utilize upper storage area

Has to be placed against a wall

Bottom feet stick out - could be a tripping hazard

 

*We've also categorized our hang over the door single bike rack in this category since it is not permanently installed, requires the consumer to lift the bike up, and has to be placed against the door

 

ON THE WALL STORAGE - this is any type of storage device that is permanently attached to a wall. There are several types and styles of storage within this category. Usually will hold one or two bikes max.

 

Gear Up products which serve this category are:

Oakrak solo

BUA solo

Black 1 bike horizontal

Black 1 bike vertical

Black 2 bike horizontal

Black 2 bike vertical

Platinum 1 bike horizontal

Platinum 2 wheel storage rack

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Positives

Low price points

Frees up floor space

Easy to install

Drawbacks

Permanent installation required

Must be installed into wall stud - limits areas of installation

 

OFF THE CEILING STORAGE - this is any type of storage device this is permanently attached to the ceiling.

 

Gearup products which serve this category are:

50 lb hoist

Deluxe hoist

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Positives

Utilizes wasted "air" space

Easy for anyone to raise or lower

Gets bikes out of harm's way

Will store all kinds of different things like shop vacs, boats, kayaks, decoys, ladders, inflatables and more

Drawbacks

Must be permanently installed to the ceiling - requires ladder

Risk of damage or bodily harm if operator doesn't use properly

 

ON THE FLOOR STORAGE - this is any type of storage device the holds up the bike in a "parked" position. This type of storage is always based on the floor.

 

Gearup products which serve this category are:

Grandstand

Deuce - 2 bike folding stand

4 on the floor - 4 bike folding stand

6 bike deluxe stand

Garagesaver

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Positives

Easy for children to use

No permanent installation required

Portable - can be taken to park, races etc.

Drawbacks

Takes up valuable floor space

Might be a tripping hazard

 

 Now you're a Storage Expert so why choose Gear Up? 

1.   WE HAVE THE MOST EXTENSIVE LINEUP OF STORAGE SOLUTIONS COVERING THE BROADEST RANGE OF RETAIL PRICE POINTS. OUR PRODUCTS FEATURE SUPERIOR QUALITY, DESIGN AND FUNCTION AND SEVERAL ARE PROTECTED UNDER U.S. PATENTS

Gear Up believes strongly that quality and function are just as important as price and factor much more into the overall "value" equation than simply being able to supply the cheapest (and consequently lesser quality) products to the market - we leave that to our competitors.

2.   GEAR UP PROVIDES AN UNMATCHED LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT

From our simply stated "Satisfaction Guaranteed" lifetime warranty to our no questions asked free replacement parts policy - when you buy Gear Up branded products we support that sale for the life of the product. We also strive to turn around every order within 24 - 48 hours so when peak demand catches our competitors off guard - we're there to meet your needs.

3.   GEAR UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR SUPPLIER OF STORAGE SOLUTIONS THAT MANUFACTURERS PRODUCTS IN THE UNITED STATES

We believe strongly in keeping jobs in America whenever possible and feel that having domestically made products helps us be a better, more flexible supplier and helps us to  consistently deliver better quality storage solutions. We also pledge that we will continue to explore any and every opportunity to manufacturer additional items in the U.S. whenever possible.

4.   GEAR UP IS NOT JUST ANOTHER SUPPLIER; WE'RE PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Each year Gear Up Inc. donates a percentage of our sales to various organizations and charities as well as products for various events. We proudly sponsor several race teams and race events.  Gear up is proud to be a member of bikes belong and a business partner of carbonfund.org

We are strongly committed to our communities, our environment, and to the advancement of bicycling. By supporting gear up you'll also be helping us support many great charities and advocacy groups.

That's it! Congratulations on completing Storage 101. To honor our newest graduate we'd like to present to you this coupon code for your next purchase here at mygearup.com. Simply enter in the code: 101GRAD during checkout to get free ground freight within the continental United States on your entire order.  If you've got suggestions for additions, subtractions, or alterations to the information provided please don't hesitate to let us know. We want to make this a positive learning tool for anyone considering purchasing a storage solution and your feedback would be much appreciated.  Thank you for taking Storage 101 and congratulations again!
 

   

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