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Materials & Finishes

Madrax means quality bicycle parking that meets your vision—and with over 40 finishes and color combinations available, we are sure that we have something to meet your aesthetic and project needs.

Review the finishes we offer below, and contact a Madrax bicycle rack expert with further questions at 608-849-1080 or at

Contact us for available custom finishes


Mad Shield Our Mad Shield finish will greatly extend the life of your product, significantly decrease maintenance cost, and is environmentally friendly. We use a duplex system of protection that includes both galvanization and a powder coat for a finish that is superior to either protection system used alone and provides a 5-year corrosion protection warranty. A wide variety of colors is available for application.

Galvanized (-G): Rack is hot-dipped galvanized after fabrication for a utility finish.

Withstanding the elements with little to no maintenance, our galvanized products are durable and weather to a battleship grey. For this finish, the product will have vent holes that will allow draining after a hot-dip in the molten zinc tank. A galvanized product is an economical choice that resists rust. This finish comes with a 5-year warranty.

Stainless Steel (-S): Rack shall be polished to a Satin #4 finish, a rich, mirror-like finish.

Crafted from stainless steel and polished to a rich, mirror-like Satin #4 finish, these racks are a highly durable and attractive option that will last through decades of use. As one of our more resilient finishes, Stainless Steel is perfect for products used in salty ocean air and other tough environmental conditions. Products come with a 5-year warranty.

Electro Polished Stainless Steel (-ES): Rack is electro polished.

Much like our Stainless Steel finish, Electro Polished Stainless lends decades of durability to your rack. To achieve this sleek and polished look, our Electro Polished Stainless Steel finished racks are dipped into an acid bath that removes a small layer of metal and adds a high level of shine. This product is complete with a 5-year warranty.

Black Vinyl Cushion Coating: Rack is dipped with a plastisol coating after fabrication.

For the devoted bicyclist, Black Vinyl Cushion Coating is an easy way to protect the integrity of bicycles. Racks are dipped in plastisol to achieve a 1/8th inch rubbery finish. This added cushion protects high-quality bicycles from dents and scratches. The default color for this finish is black. Other colors are available upon request. Cushion Coated products have a 1-year warranty.

Powder Coat Finishes
For a smooth finish and a refined appearance, select one of our Powder Coats for your product. To ensure powder coat adhesion, the steel for this finish must be free of any scale, paint, varnish, or rust. Substrate preparation prior to powder coating will include a chemical wash and rinse followed by an iron phosphate treatment. See available colors* below.


Super TGIC Powder Coat (-P): Available in 16 vibrant shades*, Super TGIC coated products will stain significantly less from UV light than other finishes, keeping your rack’s custom color vivid longer. Rack is powder coated after fabrication with a 5-6mm thick electrostatically applied super polyester powder coating. This finish has a 1-year warranty.

Thermoplastic Powder Coat: Protect bicycles from dents and scratches with this lightly cushioned thermoplastic finish. Rack is powder coated after fabrication with thermoplastic polyethylene coating, giving the product a slightly soft and protective quality. Thermoplastic Powder Coated products are backed by a 1-year warranty. Limited color selection available*.

Powder Coated Stainless Steel (-PS): Constructed with stainless steel, Powder Coated Stainless Steel racks are highly durable due to the anti-corrosive property of the steel used in construction. Racks are polished and then coated with an electrostatically applied super TGIC polyester powder. These products come with a 5-year warranty due to the durable steel they are constructed with.

Powder Coat Colors
Standard Hardshell Powder Coat™ colors are shown. Contact us at 608-849-1080 or at for additional available custom finishes.

Customize your bike racks with a variety of materials and finishes.

*Due to variations in monitors, colors shown may not be an exact match. Please request color samples from Madrax for accurate color comparisons.


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