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AHHA! Is the Toaster the World’s Simplest, Most Portable Bike Rack?

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Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia comes a new cycling equipment company by the name of AHHA Inc and they bring the news of their new bike rack, the Toaster, which they are claiming to be the simplest, most portable bike rack in the world.

AHHA Toaster Bike Rack new rack goofin'
Photo c. AHHA Inc.New Rack Goofin’

Toaster helps solve both temporary and permanent bike parking. It can hold one to five bikes of all disciplines, from skinny road tires, to the fatter tires of some downhill rigs, and everything in between.

This new, portable rack is made from recycled aluminum and can fold down completely flat, and only “weighs as much as a cat”. Also, the rack is powder coated to help keep it’s appearance fresh in both weather and during the rigors of traveling.

Toaster can be stowed in car trunks, truck beds, or other similar small-to-medium spaces. AHHA says it’s constructed with quality materials and should “last a lifetime”.

AHHA Toaster Bike Rack inserts blue
Big Sky
AHHA Toaster Bike Rack inserts pink
Giro Pink

There are color-coded insert Grommets that are available to be installed into the slots to accommodate different tires sizes. Big Sky reduces the slot size to 51mm for gravel tires, and the Giro Pink reduces the slot down to 34mm for road tires.

Toaster works without the grommets as well, it just depends on how snug you want the bike to fit in the rack. And to note: no grommet is needed for mountain bike tires.

AHHA Toaster Bike Rack having beers

Darren Kornas, Founder of AHHA says, “As an active, multi-discipline rider myself, it seemed every event and every ride gathering featured bikes scattered about, leaning on whatever. More importantly, bikes were getting backed over by cars, damaged by falling over, and more.

Even at home the bikes are tough to manage between my bikes, the kids bikes, visiting friends, etc. I don’t like leaving my bikes on the ground, or precariously propped against the nearest stationary object. Toaster came to me in the middle of the night. I got up, and made my first sketch”.

AHHA Toaster Bike Rack in the office

Toaster Retail and Colors

Toaster is available for pre-order on their site now and retails for $429. It comes is three colors, Classic Black, Full Send (red), and Bleached (white)

The Grommets inserts retail for $45.00 and come in Big Sky (light blue), and Giro Pink. Giro Pink reduces wheel slot width to 34mm (road tires), and Big Sky reduces the wheels slot width to 51mm (gravel tires). No Grommet needed for MTB tires.

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Collin S
Collin S
7 months ago

You can’t call something the simplest bike rack then go ahead and charge $429 for it.

Fig Ciocc
Fig Ciocc
7 months ago
Reply to  Collin S

This is a bicycling product so you have to always move the decimal point on the price over one or two places and design it in a way that it breaks after using it for 18 months.

Dustin
Dustin
7 months ago
Reply to  Fig Ciocc

18 months? I think you meant 13 months, because everything has a 12 month warranty. To original buyer, with all proofs of payments and birth certificate.

Jamie
Jamie
7 months ago

This folded sheet metal racks costs more than some trailer hitch bike racks. Nuts.

Jeff
Jeff
7 months ago

Had me until the price, cut that in half and it would have been an easy sell.

VazzedUp
VazzedUp
7 months ago

A-frame racks, simple, portable, doesn’t need grommets, any wheel size, 10+ bikes $300 from Feedback Sports or less if you build.

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
7 months ago

I built a quick model in Fusion and got it quoted at send cut send…

…$139. Plus powdercoat, call it an even $200.

For a one-off.

Made here.

Seems like they’re going to price themselves out of the market.

Collin S
Collin S
7 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Lol, when I saw this, I instantly thought of send-cut-send.

Amelia
Amelia
2 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Care to share the design?

Jeff
Jeff
4 days ago
Reply to  Amelia

Got a design

Kevin Whagner
Kevin Whagner
7 months ago

A couple of 2x4s, some plywood, splash out on some paint and a router to cut the holes, and sturdy hinges. Even with an hour of my time, that’s probably still cheaper than this.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

Half sheet of ply, jigsaw and a few hours, done and it’s more sustainable.

Disappointed
Disappointed
7 months ago

How much?!

Paul Harrison
Paul Harrison
7 months ago

Y’all are missing the point, yes it’s expensive but it is a portable rack that packs flat that you can take to your next race or camping trip. Are there cheaper options, maybe, but none that pack flat and hold as many bikes. Thee things are awesome but not for everyone. Just like ti bikes and custom builds.

WhateverBikes
7 months ago
Reply to  Paul Harrison

Oh please.
They may be awesome (I’d say that’s a bit easy praise imho, but to each his/her own), but even then the price is still completely ridiculous. It’s not warranted by material cost, intense R&D or complicated workmanship or machinery.

syborg
syborg
7 months ago

I made a bike track with pvc pipe I had in the garage and a few fittings that I had to purchase. Even if I bought all the parts and charge for my labor the cost is way less than $429 and it will last forever.

paquo
paquo
7 months ago

$429 … lol

Laxonthree
Laxonthree
7 months ago

$430!?! Lol damn some people got money to blow for sure!

Johannes
Johannes
7 months ago

Really @Bikerumor you can do better! This is not worth reporting on it…. there is no invation, no hack, nothing new and it’s way overpriced.

Joseph Rasero
Joseph Rasero
3 months ago

I took the plunge and recently bought one of the Toasters for my two road bikes. I plan to use the stand on my apartment’s porch or when I travel with my bikes to events or with friends. I called one day to get an ETA and the owner and I had a fairly long and friendly chat about the Toaster and its reception with one of the main sticking points being the price. He fully understands that $400 as of today is really high, but for the volume that they are doing, the item be US built, and the quality of the item there really wasn’t that much room to go lower at the moment. He did mention how larger orders could create the opportunity to scale the price better so the idea that this will always be some $400 luxury niche product will be fluid. The concept for the Toaster is simple, make a portable, sturdy, and light stand that can fit multiple bikes basically anywhere. At the moment I have my toaster slid under my bed in my apartment and setting up the toaster takes literally seconds. The packaging, the instructions, and build quality are all top notch but where I think the Toaster can improve is in the paint job, since my black painted Toaster out of the box came with some uneven paint and some nicks and chips. If this was a $20 bike stand from Amazon no one would bat an eye over a few paint chips but when you are charging $400 before shipping expectations greatly increase. In the end paint doesn’t matter because the Toaster was meant to be used and abused and frankly I will probably just use some of the Ahha stickers provided to cover up and decorate my Toaster. My biggest issue with the Toaster is actually with the one thing it really needs to nail and that’s holding up a bike upright. Granted I am using two road bikes with 28mm-30mm tires, but the wheel cutouts are pretty massive, thus my wheels just kind of flap around and have my bikes standing at a somewhat uncomfortable tilt. Now Ahha has a solution for this in their grommets but these don’t come with your $400 Toaster and they have yet to be released for purchase yet. When I spoke to the owner he claimed they were having troubling getting the right feel for the grommets but they should be sorted by February (Today is 2-19-24), yet no word on when the grommets will launch. My huge issue is that unless you are running some beefy mountain bike tire, the stock Toaster is a fail and in my opinion the bike stand should come with a pair of either the Bike Sky or the Giro grommets, heck even both for $400. I fully understand my review should be ever changing because the product inherently isn’t even fully developed because it lacks the grommets. As of today I would give the Ahha Toaster a 3.5 out of 5 stars because I love the concept, the quality, and the heart behind the product but the price and its ability to excel in the main thing it was built for is lacking. I see myself as a Beta tester because I hope within time this might become a $300 product then $200 product and maybe sub $200 product and I really hope Ahha sees this review and considers shipping grommets with the Toaster

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