Fiberglass SMC vs. Metal Bike Lockers, how do they stack up?

SMC Fiberglass Bike Lockers

CycleSafe’s high-strength, compression-molded structural composite fiberglass produces a virtually indestructible product with a life span measured in decades, not years.

Fiberglass Composite Bike Lockers

  • Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) is a closed-molded compression process that produces uniform parts forged with heat and pressure for increased impact strength and puncture resistance with molded ribs and bosses for the highest security.
  • SMC offers the structural strength of steel with 30% less weight, has a high surface hardness, and is UV and fire-resistant. Also allows for easy breakdown and relocation.
  • Integral base color. No painting is necessary so color will not delaminate, chip, or fade.
  • SMC uses a closed compression molding process to control VOC emissions, for a greener manufacturing process.
  • SMC is a corrosion-free material that stands up to harsh environments, and will not conduct heat, cold, or electricity as with metal lockers.
  • The extended life of SMC composites gives a high return on investment.

Metal Bike Lockers

  • Metal bike lockers are very heavy, which makes shipping expensive and relocation difficult.
  • On hot days, the interior of a metal bike locker can get very hot, which can harm bicycle components or accessories.
  • Metal bike lockers can have sharp edges which can be a safety concern.
  • Rather than transparent panels, many metal bike lockers come with perforations that can allow water and insect entry.

Bike Locker Comparison

 Metal LockersFiberglass SMC Lockers
Will not rust or dent
Impact-resistant
Lightweight parts
Graffiti/Flame/UV resistant
Will not conduct heat
Drainage
40+ year product life
CycleSafe Bike Locker door and top panels showing structural ribbing
Fiberglass composite door and top panel with structural ribs for strength and security.
Ordinary fiberglass bike lockers can become chalky, dirt will stick to them, and they can grow fungus and algae on surfaces.
Ordinary fiberglass bike lockers can become chalky, dirt will stick to them, and they can grow fungus and algae on surfaces. CycleSafe’s SMC compression molded fiberglass avoids these issues.