Josta® 2-tier Rack

Overview

Josta® 2-tier racks are designed to fit the maximum number of bikes into a limited space.

The racks are safe and easy to use, mainly due to the big low handles and the special gripping mechanism. This mechanism stops the bike from rolling back and injuring the user – a unique patented safety feature that is particularly important for heavy bikes.

The racks are also designed for a long tough life of constant heavy use, with minimum maintenance.

Cycle-Works installed the first Josta® 2-tier racks in the UK in 2001 for Transport for London. Since then, we have installed the racks at many UK sites. This includes railway stations such as London Euston and Liverpool Street Stations, plus approximately 1500 racks at over 50 Merseyrail stations. Sites also include prestigious new office blocks, town centre locations and residential developments. For these, we worked with most major contractors to find the best possible solution for what is often very limited space.

Features & Benefits

  • Space efficient – it stores two bikes directly above each other
  • Custom-made for specific sites
  • Easy-to-use, safe and organized parking
  • Individual racking – one bike per space
  • Each bike can be locked to its own security bar
  • Patented gripping mechanism keeps the bike securely in place
  • German design and quality

Why this product is so good

This space-efficient racking system stores one bike directly above the other. It therefore increases the amount of bicycles parked (or reduces the size of the site) by up to 50%.

Safety – the unique Josta® wheel holding device

The Josta®  gripping mechanism has been crucial to the success of this 2-tier system around the world. This device holds each wheel firmly in place, stops the bike from rolling back or bouncing out of the rack. This is especially important if the top rack is dropped by mistake. Without the patented wheel holder, the bike could ‘bounce’ dangerously and become unstable. This is a serious liability issue, as well as one of ease of use. Only the Josta 2-tier system has this patented device.

We now also offer a new 2 Tier Rack with Gas-Assisted Lifting.

This cycle rack can be used to help demonstrate compliance with BREEAM and achieve a high BREEAM rating.*
This cycle rack can be used to help contribute towards gaining your 2 ENE8 Cycle Storage Credits when used in an appropriate situation, under the Code for Sustainable Homes.

*Cycle-works and its products and services are not affiliated, endorsed or certified by BRE Global or its affiliates. All rights are reserved.

 

Layout & Space Requirements

This racking system is designed to fit your exact space, so rows can be as long as required. It can be used in conjunction with our other cycle parking systems to give the maximum capacity for your site.

To design your site, please follow these guidelines:

  • The headroom is the most important factor for this racking system. A minimum of 2600mm is required for maximum capacity.
  • Please leave 300mm to any adjoining side wall to give space for the handlebars of the first bikes on either side.
  • The racks are then spaced at between 400mm and 500mm apart. We have found 450mm to be a good planning spacing, giving capacity as well as ensuring ease of use.
  • These racks can also be installed at a headroom of 2400mm, but for this, the racks need to be spaced at 600mm minimum.
  • Please allow 2000mm for the rack itself. For access, the manufacturer's minimum requirement is 1700mm. However, we have found that 2000mm works well.
  • The racks can also be installed from a central spine. For this option, please leave 1700mm-2000mm for access on both sides. The 2-sided unit is 3100mm wide.
  • Racks can also be installed at a 45 or 55 degree angle.
  • We are happy to give advice with your site planning. Please let us know if your require dwg files. If you send us your draft site plan (dwg or pdf format), we can check that the layout works well and suggest changes if necessary.

Capacity

This system parks one bicycle per rack. Two racks are installed as one unit - one rack at the top, one at the bottom, directly underneath. Please note that we quote per bike space.

Dimensions

The actual rack is 2000mm long and requires between 400 and 500mm width per bike space. 300mm are required at each end to give space for the handlebars of the first bikes. For further details please see our design and layout guidelines above.

Mounting/Installation

A level concrete base is required - not screed! This racking system is then installed by our team of experienced installers. Special supporting legs for non-concrete sites are available at an extra cost.


Materials, Locking Mechanisms & Accessories
Material Options

These racks are usually supplied in a galvanised finish. The framework can also be powder coated.

Locking Mechanisms & Options

A security bar allows the cyclist to lock the bike frame and wheels with their own chain or D-lock

Accessories

Reflective 'Mind your head' stickers: For added security, reflective 'mind your head' stickers can be provided for the racks.

Issues & FAQ
Issues to consider

Ease of use

The Josta racks are quick, safe and easy to use. There are thousands already in daily use across Europe and North America.

Cost

A major issue with the 2-tier racks is often the initial expense. They are obviously far more expensive than single level racks. Nothing will be cheaper than a Sheffield stand – a simple bent bar! However, the extra cost is usually outweighed by the increase in cycle parking capacity that they provide. We can normally double the capacity in a limited area. There are also many other advantages as each person has their own, individual space.
In addition, the provision of high capacity bicycle parking often means that fewer car parking spaces need to be allocated for the required cycle parking. This means that some of the initial cost of the racks can be retrieved by profitable use of car parking space, which can be either rented or sold to users. This system may allow customers to meet building requirements, at far lower cost than building additional exterior shelters or installing lockers.

Space

Users need a 2 - 2.5m access area in front of the racks, if the racks are installed at 90 degrees. This can be reduced if the racks are angled. Please contact us to discuss your exact site requirements

Headroom

The racks really need 2.6m of headroom in order to get the maximum capacity. There is still a considerable benefit if the headroom is less. We make the framework to order, so can take allowances of lower pipes, ducting, sprinklers etc. Please contact us to discuss options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell to private households?

Not really for this product, simply because we have found that other products are more suitable and cost-effective for home storage.

What about people who do not want to use the top level?

We have found that this is usually not a problem. As most people prefer to use the top row, there is generally plenty of space on the bottom row.

What about maintenance?

There are very few moving parts, and the nylon bushes have an extremely long life. Replacement components are readily available if the rack is damaged, e.g. by cars or trucks.

What if there are areas with less than 2.6m headroom?

We make the racks for the specific site, so can easily accommodate lower areas.

Customers & Sites

We have done many sites with these products, including some of the following categories:

Councils Hospitals & Healthcare Schools, Colleges, Universities Architects & Construction Companies
We also supply plans and give assistance to architects and planners on request.

We have worked directly for most of the major construction companies, or as a subcontractor.

We have worked directly for:

Transport Operators - Train/Bus /Air Major Employers Bike Stations

Bermonsdey Square, London, for Sarah Wrigglesworth Architects (an award winning project)

Residential
  • Barratt Homes, Centro Development, Northampton
  • Therese House, London Albion Riverside Development, Battersea (Fosters and Partners) Strata/Castle House, Elephant and Castle, London (400 + spaces)
Price Requirements

The prices of the Josta 2-tier racks depend on the number of racks ordered - please contact us for a quote.

Prices include delivery and professional installation by our own trained staff.



Delivery
Current lead times are 4 - 8 weeks, but it would be beneficial to be involved in planning the site as soon as possible.

Terms & Conditions
Orders are subject to our normal terms and conditions.