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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.