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Inno Fork Lock III Bike Rack Review

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Review of the Inno Fork Lock III Bike Rack


Today we'll be taking a look at the Inno Fork Lock 3 Fork Mounted Bike Rack part number INA391. This bike rack is going to allow us to transport our bike on top of our vehicle. The universal hardware is going to fit your round, square, elliptical, aero and most factory roof rack systems. At the front of our bike rack we've got a nice locking cover to protect our skewer as well as our clamp lever we'll open that up and get a better look. As you can see we've got a quick release skewer here with an oversize handle to make it easier to tighten down and for somebody with smaller hands and as you can see our lever to tighten down our clamp underneath. We've just got some good security here we know it won't be tampered with when it is all locked up. The front clamp of our bike rack features 3 adjustment options.

We've got these 2 knobs up front here for tightening and loosening to ensure a nice tight fit around our crossbar. Then right here at the back of our front clamp we've got a locking nut that we can adjust to ensure a nice tight fit when we close up our clamp up top. Our tire holder is made up of a strong aluminum construction with a gray powdered coat finish, we know it is going to resist rust and corrosion. It measures about 41 inches long, it will accommodate a variety of bike lengths. The V shape channel is going to allow a variety of bike sizes and fit up to 2 1/2 inches of tire width.

The rear strap is completely adjustable. We can move it in or all the way out depending on what kind of bike we have and it also is able to ratchet down on both sides to ensure a nice tight fit. Now that we have gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how it installs on our vehicle. First thing we want to do is we want to make sure that the top end of our bike rack is opened up just like that and then we'll release our lever and what is that going to do is it going to loosen up our clamp underneath that way we can get it around our crossbar. I'll just unhook that there and as you can see it is loose. We'll bring it up to our crossbars and really quick before we tighten this down is I want to mention that it is a universal clamp and it is designed to fit around a wide variety of roof rack systems. We've got this 2 adjustments on the bottom here which is nice.

It is going to allow us to have a nice even snug fit around our crossbars. I've already got those set up where they need to be. We'll bring our clamp underneath like that and we want to put our bolt in that little groove right there and what we are looking for when we close our lever is a nice snug fit around our crossbar. As you could see it is a little loose right now. What we are going to do we are going to open that back up and we're going to tighten that nut on the bottom if you could see what I'm talking about there.

Then we'll check it again and that actually feels pretty good. We'll go with that and as you could see it is not going anywhere. The next thing we'll do is we'll close our top cap over it and then we can move on to the rear clamp. As you could see it is completely adjustable depending on your crossbar spread. I'm going to go ahead and start by loosening this up and we can actually slide one end of our clamp off of our bolt as you can see like that. That so we can easily get it around our crossbar without having to remove the whole thing. We'll just slide all that forward and then I'm going to set it down on our crossbar and then go underneath with the clamp and then put the thumb screw back in place or our bolt rather. I'm just going to slide that back over and we'll make sure we get that loosen up enough that way we can, there we go. Then once we have it like that, make a small adjustment there to make sure it is even and then we can go ahead and tighten those down. Now if you can and you want to make sure it tightening this down evenly that way we can ensure a nice tight fit around our crossbar. That seems pretty good. Now we can get ready to load our bike up. We''ll take our skewer and a nice thing about this is that we can mount it on this side or we can mount it on this side. As you could see I'm on the passenger side of the vehicle, I want my skewer to be able to open and close closest to me. We will run that through and I want to put my end on. Also making sure to leave enough space for my fork to sit in. All right we'll bring our bike up, we'll set our fork in place around our skewer first and then we'll set our rear wheel down. You'll see our skewer is opened up and what we are looking for is we want to be able to close that skewer all the way up, but let's go ahead and reopen the end cap of our bike rack and let's go ahead and tighten down our skewer a little bit. What you are looking for is to be able to close that up all the way just like that and what is that going to do is it is going to provide a nice snug fit for our front fork and then we can reclose the top end of our bike rack. Then we'll take our set of keys and we'll lock that down. Back at our rear wheel strap, let's pull that back a little bit that way we can get it positioned center with our wheel and go between our spokes and then we'll ratchet that down and pull down on both sides. Get a nice secure fit. Now with our bike all loaded up, let's take it out and see how it performs on our test course. First let's go into our slalom, that is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over uneven pavement or potholes. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps, this is going to simulate pulling in and out of the driveway or going over speed bumps. That's going to complete our look at the Inno Fork Lock 3 Roof Mounted Bike Rack part number INA391. .


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