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Customer Reviews for Racor 1-Bike Ceiling Mount Bike Lift

Internet #100464777

Model #PBH-1R

  • Rope pulley function eliminates any need for ladder
  • Lift reduces strain on body when lifting heavy bikes
  • High quality and good value (see reviews)

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 177 reviews
  • 99% recommend this product
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Bike Ceiling Mount Lift
The product came with very clear instructions and was very easy to install (30 minutes for the 1st and 15 minutes for the 2nd and 3rd). Very sturday, easy to lift the bikes.
by Mike
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Great product
Does what I expected it to do. That is the best thing I can say.
by FISH
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works great but not for intended use
I saw this bike lift on line and thought to myself, this would work great for my two 8 foot personal pontoon boats. I installed them in my backyard shed and now the boats are up and out of the way. I had to add a few additional 2x4's to the roof joists but other than that the installation was really simple.
by Hubb
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Hung 4 Bikes, EASY
Easy and clear instructions. Hung 4 of these in less then one hour. Easy project and saves garage space for us and reduces car dings.
by SBLiveWell
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    Give it plenty of room.
    The product was easy to install. The biggest challenge for me was finding studs on which to install it, which is vital to the safe use of the product. It lifts and lowers easily, but the cord is far too long. The instructions tell you not to shorten it, but that may get ignored in the near future. Give the product plenty of room for smooth operation. Don't allow the natural hang of the bike make contact with a wall. If the front wheel of the bike touches the wall, the slight drag will cause the bike to raise and lower unevenly.
    by MustangHouse
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    3 people found this helpful
    Wow - this is a great product
    Our beams run perpendicular to the way we wanted the bikes to hang, so we took other reviewers' advice and mounted the mounts on 2x4s. It took several hours to install hangers for 2 bikes, but that was due to our 12 foot ceilings and strange readings from the stud finder. The pulley mechanism and brake works great. There's so much rope, though, that I think I'm going to buy a couple of stick-on hooks to loop the extra rope on the wall; the rope only needs to be wound around the cleat a few times, leaving a lot of rope left!
    by Diane
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    2 people found this helpful
    Nice storage option, Not just for bikes
    I purchased 2 of these to hang bicycles from the ceiling of our garage, with the hope that I could also rig them up to use for 2 kayaks we needed to hang. The weight limit is rated for 50 lbs, so I wasn't sure they'd be up to the challenge of hoisting our 52 lb kayaks. When the units arrived, I was pleased to see that the pulleys and hooks are solid and up to the challenge. The weak link is the automatic locking mechanism on the unit. It works great for bikes, but due to the angle that you need to pull on the rope to lower them, it was not set up well for a kayak. So I just rigged an additional pulley on the wall of our garage and mounted a cam cleat on the wall to hold the kayaks in place. For bike storage, the only issue I've had is when the hooks slid off the back of the seat, dropping the back of the bike. Fortunately, the hooks holding the handlebars held fast and the bike didn't hit the floor. Installation is straight forward. They main key is to either find a ceiling truss to bolt the pulleys directly to, or mount 2x4's to ceiling trusses and bolt the pulleys to the 2x4's.
    by JWF7699
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    12 people found this helpful
    Works well
    I am using the Racor Bike Ceiling Mount Lift to lift a recumbent tricycle in a garage with limited storage space. Here's the bottom line. I can now get a car into the garage AND I have no worries on the security of the trike on the lift. This product works as advertised. In a perfect world, I would have liked the pulley wheels to be a bit higher quality, but then the price would have gone up as well, so I think this is an excellent value for the money.
    by YogaO
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    1 person found this helpful
    Up and away
    For ten foot ceilings like mine the Racor Bike Lift works perfectly. The bikes (I bought two) are up and out of the way and I can walk under them without stooping. The lift is of good quality and comes with two inch screws for mounting. I would have liked two and a half inch, but the two inch do the job adequately. Overall, it's a good product.
    by Bikeit
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      1 person found this helpful
      As advertised.
      Product works as advertised. Easy to install. I had it up in less than 30 minutes. Bike is easy to retrieve and easy to store.
      by bikergeorge
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      Good hoist for a kayak
      Installation was easy. Be careful when mounting because the brackets will bend. I'm using the hoist for a kayak, so lifting motion is not as balanced as it might be for a bike, but it's easy to re-balance the kayak while hoisting. This hoist is a cost-effective way to store kayaks, especially compared to wall-mounted brackets.
      by GusA
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      Works well if your garage cooperates
      The product works well. You do have to find the cross beams in your ceiling/attic - and I found out that the slope of my house coming to the front meant that the beams run perpendicular after a certain point. Had to do some adjusting in the attic - but very pleased with the lifts. Keeps our bikes out of the way.
      by Sunrise317
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      Ceiling Bike Mount
      Works great no issue with the rope, easy to install.
      by Bikerrtn
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      Works as advertised
      Bikes are up and out of the way. Just what I needed.
      by Utahbass
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      4 people found this helpful
      just what I wanted
      The bike lift was just what I was hoping for. It was easy to mount and secured my bike well. It does a very good job of storing the bike but easy to use when needed. Nice product!
      by JohnnyB
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      Product works as advertised
      Mount was made to only install parallel to the ceiling stud. could not adjust the distance between the two pulleys to reach across 2 different studs to install it in a perpendicular orientation. Had to attach a 2x4 to the ceiling across the ceiling studs in order to attach the pulleys.
      by GeneralG
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      2 people found this helpful
      Easy D.I.Y. bike ceiling mount. Saves lots of space!
      I installed two bike ceiling mounts, which were very easy to install (about 30 minutes total for both). I was very pleased at how much space is saved with the bikes up in the air. The lift, with a safety device to keep the bike from slipping, is operable by my wife and pre-teen son. For anyone looking to create extra space in your garage, this is the way to go.
      by KJ97lhber
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      9 people found this helpful
      Space saver
      Not that easy to install. Moly bolts are not recommended. Need to find studs in garage ceiling. Mine are positioned the wrong way for this rack. Need to reinstall using boards screwed into ceiling...then install rack brackets into the boards.
      by Boomer
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      Racor an underrated company!
      Why aren't these products sold in store??? This is a great bike mount, very easy installation and simple, yet, very precise instructions included. Racor also makes a wheel barrow/ladder hook that is simple as well, but solid as a rock. Not sure why Racor items are only available online, but they are an excellent company!
      by Jvan
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        2 people found this helpful
        Great product
        Easy to install and price was a lot better than Amazon!
        by BaggerV
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        2 people found this helpful
        My Bike lifts
        The lifts were very easy to install and work as advertised. Very handy if the bikes spend more time stored than ridin.
        by Danny
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        Pretty cool solution
        I have a bike that is seldom used, but is too expensive to get rid of, so this turned out to be the answer for me. The materials and design are firs-rate, and I was able to install it myself in about half an hour (including breaks for soda refills). It does exactly what I need it to do, and on those rare occasions when I need the bike, it's easy to lower and raise.
        by
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        Easy bike storing product
        The product stores bikes easily. No need to flip bike, simple attach hooks to handle bars and seat and lift. Handle bars are high and out of the way. When the bike is lowered it is ready to go. Also, easily handled by women.
        by Team1
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended Product
        Excellent product for my use
        Easy to install and meets my need as I thought it would.
        by Bobby
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended Product
        Was exactly as advertised
        Easy to install with a tall latter. Pulling it up took a few minutes to get used to but works well. Saved me some critical space in my garage.
        by John
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        Gr8 Bike Lift--Racor
        Racor Bike Lift is much easier to use than lifting the front wheel of a bike onto a U Bracket in the garage ceiling--saves back injuries too!
        by Louise
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        2 people found this helpful
        So far, so good
        Neither of us is very handy but we managed to install all 4 bike lifts in the garage with no problem. We installed along the joist as recommended. So far we have encountered no problems with the operation of the lifts. Will report back at a later date since we have only had to take a bike down one time so far. We ride often in the spring and early summer. Not so much in the fall.
        by Pryorgal
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        • Recommended Product
        Space saver and easy to use
        I purchased two of these for my wife and I's bikes. It took me maybe 20 minutes to mount them both. They are very durable and easy to use. The rope is nice and long to give me enough rope for our 12' garage ceiling.
        by Df1212
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        Pleased with these Bike Lifts
        These bike lifts were professionally installed because we have someone working on our garage already, but no doubt my husband could have installed them by himself with ease. Seem to hold up the two bikes and such a breeze lowering and lifting them. Pleased with the purchases. 4 stars only because product has to earn the 5 stars in terms of durability and how long it lasts.
        by HomeDepotCustomer
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          2 people found this helpful
          Not overly complicated to install
          The ceiling bike mount was not overly difficult to install, but pay close attention to the directions in regards to the distance between the two pulley mounts which must match your bikes handlebar/gooseneck and the rear of the seat. Also you will need a solid ladder to stand on as you install the mounts, other than that, not too tough and it's a great way to get bikes off the floor or hanging on the wall.
          by Garry
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          4 people found this helpful
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