Melbourne is one of the best cities to see on a bike, be it as a tourist, dedicated commuter, casual rider or an athlete training for a race. If you are the latter, then the need for a secure and efficient bike storage solution cannot be underestimated.

In this blog post, we will delve into the world of bike cages and storage solutions, exploring the types of bike storage solutions, how to choose a durable material for your bike cage and some of the key features.

Why Should You Install a Bike Cage?

Installing a bike cage offers a range of benefits. Firstly, by installing a security enclosure you enhance the security. Bike cages minimise the risk of theft as they usually have efficient locking mechanisms. Bike cages also offer weather protection for your bicycle. Rain and UV can cause rust and corrosion, and that can damage crucial components of your bike. Thus, bike enclosures can save money by avoiding too frequent bike service to fix the damage.

Additionally, efficient bike storage solutions prevent accidental damage. Meaning, accidental bumps on scratches from other objects will be minimised, if not eliminated, and will keep your bike in pristine condition.

Types of Bike Storage Solutions

Bike cages come in various types. Each unique bike storage solution caters to different needs, spaces and preferences. 

Diamond Fence offers various bike cage solutions. These storage sheds are fully enclosed (if required), protecting against weather and theft, just as mentioned above. They are suitable for communal bike storage in apartments or outdoor areas.

However, there are other ways to store your bike if you do not have the space for a storage cage. For example: 

  1. Wall-Mounted Bike Racks
  2. Ceiling-Mounted Bike Hoists
  3. Floor-Standing Bike Racks
  4. Outdoor Bike Lockers
  5. Vertical Bike Storage Towers
  6. Bike Corrals
  7. Bike Locking Posts

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Materials and Durability of Your Bike Storage Solution

When selecting a bike storage solution, the choice of materials impacts the durability, longevity and overall performance of the storage cage.
The most popular choice includes steel. Be it galvanized steel, stainless steel or powder coated steel, it is certain that steel is a robust and durable material. It provides excellent strength and resistance to impact. Galvanizing and powder coating provides extra protection from weather factors, ensuring the cage is protected against corrosion.

Another popular material choice is aluminium. The material is lightweight yet sturdy, corrosion-resistant, and does not rust. However, while aluminium is resistant to corrosion, it may not be as strong as steel.

Some less popular material choices are timber and plastic (vinyl). While cheaper than steel solutions, they are not as durable.

Security Features

Below, you can find some available security features to consider for your storage solution:

1. Locking Mechanism 

    • Integrated Locking System
    • Keyed Access or Combination Locks

2. Heavy-Duty Construction (Durability of the Cage). Storage units made from heavy-duty materials such as steel or aluminium will last longer.  

3. Weatherproofing. A weatherproof storage solution protects bikes from the elements and deters thieves.

4. Ventilation and Visibility. Ventilation prevents the build-up of moisture within the bike storage cage. Additionally, windows or mesh panels will allow you to see inside (or outside).

5. Alarm Systems (Including CCTV) will alert you if unauthorized access is detected. 

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Interested in the bike storage solutions in Melbourne? Ask Diamond Fence!

If you are interested in exploring the steel fencing options provided by Diamond Fence in Melbourne and Greater Victoria, we encourage you to reach out to us today! 

You can contact us by either sending an email to or by placing a phone call to our dedicated line at (03) 9753 4566.

For your convenience, we have also an online enquiry form that offers an efficient means of communicating with us. This form allows you to submit any inquiries or concerns you may have.

We eagerly await the opportunity to assist you further and provide the necessary details regarding your steel fencing enquiry.