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    Good job! INNO Tire Hold, Subaru Imprezza Sport & ORS Racks

    Hello everyone,

    I bought my Subaru last month and needed to switch from a hitch rack to a roof rack. Roof racks were foreign to me. That and the fact that I research every possible detail befor making a 'big' purchase decision led to many nights of reading reviews, watching videos, scouring sites, etc... I finally ended up choosing the Inno Tire Hold roof rack. Here is a pick:

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    As you can see, I have two INNO racks mounted to my roof. Factory Subaru crossbars are in use. I had to mount the racks in opposing fashion due to the bike handlebars getting in the way with both bikes facing forward. I blame this on the Subaru factory set-up. I see other crossbars that allow mounting to take place right up to the edge of the bars. The Subaru factory bars are not mountable on the very edges due to how they connect to the rack system. About 4 inches of bar is lost on each side.

    I am also able to fully open the hatch of the car without any clearance issues. This is a big plus for me.

    I am super happy with the INNO Tire Hold bike rack. It serves my purposes very well. It's easy to use and seems to be made of top quality materials. I encountered zero issues with how the product was packaged or built.

    The INNO mounted nicely to my factory rack system. The instructions were actually decent and straight forward. Each rack is lockable and comes with two keys. So far, I have mounted 3 different 26' bikes and one 700c bike with no issues. I'm still dealing with somewhat of an uneasy feeling regarding having my bike on the roof of my car, but that is getting better and better with every use.

    I chose this system because I liked the design. I wanted a tire hold style rack versus a fork mount. The product got great reviews. The INNO also comes with locks that would cost extra when it comes to the competition.

    Lastly, I would like to add that I purchased these racks from ORS Racks and I was very satified with the service I received from them. My racks were shipped within 24 hours of my purchase via UPS and my entire buying experience was very enjoyable. I did request a price match from them and within the same day I received a response that they would not only meet the price, but BEAT IT! I have requested price matches from other companies before and had mixed results, usually success, but I have never had a site actually beat a price. ORS has my business from here on out. ORS, if you are reading... Thank you!

    Thanks to anyone reading this review/info, hope it is found to be usefull for someone-

    J.

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    I ditto what you've said. I've had mine on my Subaru for a month now. Works great. Used with 26" and 650b wheels. Seems very secure. Decent price too. Got mine on line at Sports Chalet.

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    Are you still happy with the Inno rack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit4earth View Post
    Are you still happy with the Inno rack?
    Hello. Yes, I actually am still very happy! I now have a total of 6 bikes with 4 different wheel sizes (24" - 700c) that all get carried using these racks. The locking mechanism has stayed true and everything remains very secure. At least one rack stays on my car pretty much all the time and they have both held up well to the Florida weather.

    All I can say is that I would buy them again.

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeljack View Post
    Hello. Yes, I actually am still very happy! I now have a total of 6 bikes with 4 different wheel sizes (24" - 700c) that all get carried using these racks. The locking mechanism has stayed true and everything remains very secure. At least one rack stays on my car pretty much all the time and they have both held up well to the Florida weather.

    All I can say is that I would buy them again.

    Hope that helps!



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    That's great to hear! REI has them at a good price, plus I have a discount coupon, so it's worth a try. I have a Yakima rack on my Honda Fit, with a Rocky Mounts Pitchfork. I do like the Pitchfork, but I'm tired of taking off my front wheel. I'll try the Inno Tire Hold. Thanks!
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    How is it on 27.5 wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ts View Post
    How is it on 27.5 wheels?
    I haven't tried it with 27.5 wheels, but it works great with my 26" and 700 wheels. It's adjustable for any wheel size up to 29". I'm really happy with mine. Secure, stable, and not a huge mpg hit. I really like the fact that it has an arm for each wheel----that just makes me feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ts View Post
    How is it on 27.5 wheels?
    It works great with 27.5 wheels. The same position holds 26. 27.5, 29 and 700c. You only drop it down to new positions for 24' and below. The only size I haven't tried is 29 but I wouldn't see that being a problem.

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    Any chance you could post a close-up pic of how the Inno bike tray attaches to the factory crossbars? I'm just trying to get an idea for how quick/easy (and secure) it is to mount. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmoney View Post
    Any chance you could post a close-up pic of how the Inno bike tray attaches to the factory crossbars? I'm just trying to get an idea for how quick/easy (and secure) it is to mount. Thanks!
    I can do that on Monday if no one has posted any by then. It's really easy to take off and put on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeljack View Post
    It works great with 27.5 wheels. The same position holds 26. 27.5, 29 and 700c. You only drop it down to new positions for 24' and below. The only size I haven't tried is 29 but I wouldn't see that being a problem.
    29ers are a different position on an INNO.
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    Great. I Guess. I'm sold.

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    I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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    Instructions for the INA388 are here:
    http://innoracks.com/support/instruc...388_ENFRES.pdf
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    Thanks for the link.. It appears that this tray is pretty easy to attach to the crossbars given the diagrams of the levers used to clamp them down. What isn't totally clear is the security aspect of it.

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    It's no less secure than most other racks. The two rear levers must be lifted to release the rack. These levers can't be lifted unless the rear arm is raised, and it can't be raised if the arms are locked. So, a key is ultimately needed to remove the rack.
    Here are some pics:
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    The top two pics show the outboard lever----there is also one on the other side. Two attachment points in the rear, which are secure, and one in the front, which isn't secure. I sometimes use the included cable lock and wrap it around the front end and cross bar.
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    Great. Thanks for good reviews



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