Rounded A Rack
The High Security ‘Rounded A’ rack is a stylish yet cost-effective variation of the standard Sheffield stand. The shape and high security bar encourages correct locking of the frame and both wheels.
The higher security bar means that locks cannot be taken to the ground and broken, so it is difficult to use most common attack techniques here.
The Rounded A is our most popular rack and can be delivered in a variety of finishes and mounting options and holds the bike well.
Features & Benefits
- Simple, sturdy and cost-effective rack
- Parks 2 bicycles, one on each side
- Sleek and rounded design
- Available in a number of finishes and mounting options
- Horizontal security bar to provide extra locking points, enhanced security and additional advertising potential.
Why this product is so good
The Rounded A rack holds the bike well, with the top of the rack between the saddle and front stem which keeps the bike stable. Mountain bikes and smaller children’s bikes in particular benefit from the lower horizontal bar.
The user is encouraged to lock the bicycle frame and front wheel to the rack.
In addition, the horizontal bar makes the rack much less susceptible to cutting through and so provides enhanced security. The bar is also able to carry identification or advertising.
When compared with the standard Sheffield stand, it becomes apparent that the Rounded A takes up less space while not in use, while still supporting the bike well.
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
Racks should be spaced so that users can access their bikes easily, which is usually between 800mm and 1000mm apart.
Each rack parks two bicycles – one on each side.
- 600mm wide
- 950mm high
- Tubing outside diameter 48mm
- Other options are available.
- Horizontal bar 300mm from the top
Racks can be embedded into concrete to a depth of 300mm.
Surface mounted racks are bolted to good quality concrete with 100mm x m10 or m12 bolts, with 4 bolts to each leg.
Toast racks are supplied welded to rails in multiples of 2 or 3 hoops and are bolted to the ground through the rails with 110mm x m12 bolts. Rows can be as long as required.
Materials, Locking Mechanisms & Accessories
Galvanised and powder coated finish
An excellent long-lasting finish that is less damaging to the bike’s paintwork. Powder coating is available in most RAL colours.
Galvanised mild steel
‘Industrial’ looking, but effective protection for 10-15 years.
304 Stainless steel
A non-rusting material that suits modern surroundings. ‘Marine Grade’ 316 stainless steel is also available.
Locking Mechanisms & Options
The security bar allows the cyclist to lock the bike frame and wheels with their own chain or D-lock.
Issues & FAQ
Issues to consider
The Rounded A rack provides many locking points for a bike.
However, the racks are only as good as the user’s lock. The bikes are visible to potential thieves and vandals, and they are open to the elements (unless under a shelter). Accessories, wheels and saddles can be stolen from them.
Please see our product range for more long-term secure bicycle parking.
Damage to bikes
Like all similar racks, the bike just rests against the rack and the opposite bike. We recommend powder coating as this offers some protection for the bike’s paintwork.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sell to private households?
Yes, we are happy to sell to the public in small quantities. We have to add VAT to our prices.
Please contact us for our current price list.
Terms & Conditions
Orders are subject to our normal terms and conditions.