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Inno Tire Hold Roof Bike Rack Review

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Review of the Inno Tire Hold Roof Bike Rack

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Inno's Higher Hold Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number INA389. This Inno Roof Mounted Bike Rack is a perfect solution for caring one bike safely and securely on the roof of your vehicle. It's unique because it holds the bike up by it's tires, having no frame contact and you don't have to take off any wheels. It's versatile design fits most bikes regardless of its size, suspension, or frame style. It's made out of a black aluminum with a black powder coat finish so it's going to be strong and durable, and it's also going to resist rust and corrosion. The pivoting upright arms are adjustable to accommodate a tire size from 20 inches all the way up to 29 inches, including your 650B size tires. It's pretty simple.

To unlock the adjuster, you can just push down and pull it up, re-position it to fit your tire size, push it back in and then push it up to lock it in place. The wheel cradles themselves are designed to fit a tire width from 18C up to a 2.7 inch tire. We've got a cutout groove here for the smaller size tires like a road bike. The rear one is even adjustable along the rail. The whole bike rack folds down for compact storage.

It features an integrated locking lever that slides along the rail of our bike rack. The tire hold comes up, it slides forward, we push down and then we can lock it into place. For additional security, Inno has included a cable lock so we can further secure our bike. The way this works is you'll have your lever open, you'll run your cable lock through the bike. Bring it down, insert it into the side of the locking lever, bring the tire hold up just as before, and push down and then you've got it. Another security feature is that when our rear tire hold is up and in use or in the stored position, it prevents access to our clamp lever.

As you can see with it in use, I can't pick up on it, preventing anyone from removing the bike rack from the roof rack system. It's universal hardware is going allow it to fit most roof rack systems including your round, square, arrow, elliptical and most factory roof rack systems as well. As you can see with our bike loaded up and ready to go, we've still got plenty of room for more Inno accessories. I'm going to go over some of the features and go ahead and show you how to get it installed. You need to make sure that you have a cross bar that's spread between 24 to 36 inches. We've got about 28 here today.

This is going to be the rear of our Inno Roof Mounted Bike Rack and this is the front. We've got one clamp for the front, and then two for the back. I'm just going to go ahead and begin by setting that up there. Then let's go ahead and open up our tire holds. We'll open up our front one and then the rear one. We'll open up our lever there, so do that. The we want to make sure that our levers are opened up like this on both sides of the rear here, and then we'll want to get our clamps ready back here. Just undo those and bring them around. Then we're just going to lower it down on top of our cross bar. Then we'll just swing our clamps back around underneath the cross bar and reattach it to the bolt that we originally had it at. Now, if we need to adjust our clamps down to fit underneath our cross bar we can do so. We just loosen our screws up underneath here and then we can make it fit. The idea to get it nice and secure around the cross bar and still be able to close your lever here all the way down. If you can't close your lever all the way down, you probably have it to tight so you'll need to re-loosen it and then try again. That looks just about right. Now you'll need to close the other one up just the same. Now we can do our front clamp. We've got it in front of the bar here. No big deal. We can just pick up on the front of the bike rack and then rotate it back. We'll lay it back down and then scoot it back underneath. Again, if you need to adjust your screws on the bottom so the screws will go underneath the cross bar, no big deal, you can just do so. We'll just bring it down, meet it up where it needs to be in the clamp and then we can tighten up our wing nut here and then our other screw to get a nice even fit around the bar. Get that nice and secure. No reason to over tighten. Once you've got it nice and secure, it's not going anywhere as you see there. Now we're ready to go ahead and load up our bike. The only thing we need to do is make sure that our tire holds are adjusted to fit our bike. Ours are set up pretty good here for our road bike. We'll grab our bike, we'll bring our front tire up first. We'll set it in the cradle, work it up to the adjusted point there, bring the rear tire around and we can adjust our cradle down here on the bottom. We'll make sure that that sits nice and even on our tire. Then we're going to bring up our rear tire hold. Make sure it fits nicely. You're going to want the front tire hold right in that 2:00, 70 degree position. This one right about the 10:00, 11:00 position. We'll hold that up tight there and then we'll push down our lever here. Get it nice and secure and then we've got it. Then finally we can grab our cable lock and then our bike is secured. Here in our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show us side-to-side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action, such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally on to our solid speed bumps. This is going to show us up and down action, such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Inno Tire Hold Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number INA389.

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