Video: Inno INH-120 bike rack review

A new entry in the tray rack, tire-hold category

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Ready for a new player in the tray rack, tire-hold category? Here is Inno from Japan with a clean design at a lower cost than the competition. Find out what we think after months of use as it has held up well. We tested the two-bike model and it is not expandable but there are other options available here:

  • $349 for the 1 bike(60lbs)
  • $549 for the 2 bike(120lbs capacity)
  • $899 for the 4-bike(160lbs capacity)

A very nice, light-action tilt lever

We love how it looks and how simple it is to operate. But it’s not as sturdy as the new, beefy (and expensive) racks we’ve been using. But we are delighted to see more options in this category of clean, tire-hold racks.

Very clean design and finish from Inno

Strengths:

  • Lower cost than the competition
  • One of the easiest and safest ways to mount a bike, frame is not touched
  • Clean design and great finish
  • Tool-free installation and use
  • 1.25 and 2 inch hitch compatible
  • Locks included with one key for rack and bikes
  • great tilt handle and action
  • 60lb claimed capacity

100 lbs of bike test


Weaknesses:

  • Not as beefy as the competition
  • A bit of wobble even when fully tightened
  • tilted slightly on the hitch
  • 48″ max bike wheelbase is short by today’s standards
  • Rack is not expandable to 4 or 3 bikes

Details on the lock, cam and hitch adapter

Inno INH-120

    Capacity – 2 Bikes with other 1-bike and 4 bike models available
    Fits – 2″ and 1 1/4″ receivers
    Strong and lightweight aluminum – Weighing 64 lbs
    Includes – Key, locking knob and locking bike cable
    Easy – Lever for fold-down arms and Pedal for tilt down post
    Retail: $550

Bottom Line:
Great to have a lower cost option in the tray rack category but not as sturdy or as expandable as the competition.

Rating: 4 out 5 stars


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.



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  • TacklingDummy says:

    It looks like a pretty good rack at a competitive price. I like the design and the tire hold mechanism. However, one feature I like that is lacking, is that you cannot add-a-bike rack to a single or double if you want to transport more bikes. The amount of bikes is set for each rack. On the OneUp rack, you can add additional bikes.

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      Absolutely. The Add-a-tray has been an amazing tool for many. Especially the 1, 2, 3 bike configurable racks

  • messican says:

    Are the trays tiered in height like the saris? How close do the bike sit apart when there are multiple on the rack? I narrowed it down to the Inno and the Saris but like the Inno’s price.

    • Robin says:

      Hey Messican- full discloser- I work for INNO. No, the racks aren’t tiered- if your concern is the rubbing you would get from having the handle bars and run against to saddle- that is an easy fix. With the arms independent you can offset the bikes to the point that it will eliminate any rubbing.

  • Eastcoastpally says:

    Looks like a plastic 1up…

  • chad says:

    The way that leans to one side when folded up would drive me nuts! I do like the price and hopefully this will help drive the prices down a bit but I still don’t think it can compete with the others.

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