Minoura's DS-2100 bike storage stand (also referred to as the "Tancho Esse") is one of the most versatile and innovative single bike stands produced. This single bike stand stores one bike in three different positions: two horizontal and one vertical. Horizontally, with front wheel in the wheel cradle or rear wheel in the wheel cradle and vertically hung by the front wheel with the rear wheel resting in the wheel cradle. The rack is well built and super-stable when a bike is mounted in any of the positions.
If you own a bike, then you most likely need a storage solution. The DS-2100 offers the easiest way possible to store a bike in different options to meet different space requirements. The wheel cradle is adjustable to any wheel diameter to ensure you get a tight fit for rack stability. When a bike is mounted in the rack in any of the positions, it is a stable and snug fit. It is light and easy to move around and breaks down if you need to store it. Many riders with multiple bikes will purchase a few DS-2100s and line them up for multiple bike storage. The stand also doubles as a cleaning station when in the vertical position. No matter what way you slice it the DS-2100 is a superb product in terms of quality and design and is an asset to any rider who needs a storage solution.
The DS-2100 was purchased a few months ago. It is very easy to assemble; appears well made, but not heavy duty. I use it to store my road bike vertically. The stand allows vertical storage without putting holes in your walls for hooks and others devices. It came with a ring to fit around the vertical tube to anchor to the wall for safety, I guess. As long as it is out of the way and your bike is not heavy, it is not necessary. The stand can be used to hold your bike horizontally for very simple maintenance.
Pros: ease of assembly, nice functional design
Cons: price, because it only holds one bike
Easy to assemble and very well made. This stand can store bikes of variable sizes. It is amazingly sturdy and can even be used to perform some minor bike repair. Very compact. I bought 2 of these and will be buying a third one.
Pros: Excellent construction, compact, sturdy