Video: Inno INH330 lightweight hitch rack

Rack is specially designed for smaller cars and tight parking spaces

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Here it is carrying a Jeffsy 29er.

YT’s Jeffsy 29er looks safe and secure mounted on the Inno INH330.

The Mtbr test team has used a lot hitch racks recently. Most are sturdy but heavy beasts (think 50 pounds or more) that are best left on the vehicle. Noting this, Japan-based Inno came up with a different solution. Its racks are specially designed for smaller cars and tight parking spaces.

Their latest offering is the INH330, a rack that folds up compactly and is easy to portage with its comparatively wispy 28-pound weight. It’s also sturdy and holds bikes of all tire sizes securely by the downtube. Price is $399.

However, it is not for everyone, as it doesn’t fold up vertically, stopping at about 45 degrees on most vehicles. And the 74-pound weight limit for two bikes means two eMTBS or DH rigs may max out capacity.

But with its lightweight aluminum construction and built-in carrying handle, it’s easy to install or remove thanks to the INNOvative Quick Mount system. The INH330 quickly installs on 2” or 1 1/4” receiver hitches with an accessible locking torque knob. With the folding wheel trays, the rack can be conveniently removed and stored either in the back of your vehicle or in a corner of your garage. Press play to learn more.

Platform style hitch bike racks tend to be heavy, so although loading and unloading bikes from one is much easier than with a hanging style rack, installing and removing the rack can be a back breaker.

The Inno INH330 rack is constructed of 6053 aluminum and weighs only 28 pounds, so you get the benefit of easier loading and unloading of bikes with the bonus of easy installation and removal of the rack itself.

It folds up for easy  transport and storage.

It folds up for easy transport and storage.

Application: 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (Class I and Class II) and 2″ x 2″ trailer hitch receivers
Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
Weight capacity: 74 pounds
Wheel diameter: 20″ – 29″
Maximum tire width: 5″
Wheelbase: 33-1/2″ – 47-1/4″
Length of cable lock: 57″

Vertical bar holds straps for the downtube.

The vertical bar holds straps for the downtube.

Folded up: 29-1/2″ high x 21-5/8″ wide x 12-1/4″ long
Folded down: 23-1/2″ high x 18″ wide x 55-1/4″ long
Distance from hitch pin hole to closest part of rack: 9-1/2″
Price: $399

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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  • Don says:

    You should probably note that since it clamps to the downtube, it shouldn’t be used on carbon frames.

  • Joe says:

    I wouldn’t say it “clamps” on the tube. It is a strap, so as long as you don’t cinch it down with a crushing force, you should be fine. It wouldn’t be any more pressure than your hand grabbing the tube.

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