With winter weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your bike from ice and snow without taking up too much space in your home. Fortunately, this Crawford-LeHigh $11 mount is the super simple, super affordable solution. Here are 5 reasons you need this bike mount in your life.

1) The price is right.

If you’re looking for a cheap bike mount that feels like an expensive bike mount, this is the rack for you. While some horizontal mounts run up to $100, this affordable $11 option does the job just as well for a fraction of the price.

2) It’s a serious space saver.

Whether you’re trying to keep your garage tidy, or you need to store your bike in a tiny studio apartment, this rack is the solution. The horizontal mount holds your bike close to the wall for maximum space saving, and flips up against the wall when not in use.

3) It’s easy to install.

You don’t need to be handy to install this bike rack. All the mounting hardware is included, and the rack is designed to mount to a single wall stud for simple installation. Users loved that it took five minutes or less to hang.

4) It’s sturdy enough for bigger bikes.

With some mounts, you risk your bike crashing to the floor in the middle of the night, but this Crawford-LeHigh flip up rack is sturdy. Whether you have a small hybrid bike, or an extra-large mountain bike, this bike mount gets the job done.

5) It protects your bike.

This bike mount’s arms are covered in a no-mar vinyl cushion to protect your bike from scratches while storing it all winter long.

Crawford-LeHigh Flip Up Storage Rack available from Amazon