Saris Gran Fondo

Saris Gran Fondo

Model # (872)
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4.5 stars
 (4 Reviews)
$349.99
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Saris Gran Fondo

Go the hassle-free route with Saris’ Gran Fondo 2-bike rack. There’s no need to take your wheels off, the bike frame never comes in contact with the rack, and you get an aerodynamic setup for better fuel economy. Your bike is safely strapped into the front and rear wheel cradles, while the rack itself is held tight with grippy rubber feet and six straps, each equipped with coated hooks to protect your car’s finish. Plus, the rack folds down flat to keep out of the way when not in use.

 
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    4.5 stars

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    4.0

    Different

    By Jed66

    from East Sussex, England

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          Wanted something different as did not like carrying bikes across the width of my car. Fits my Citroen C4 very well and gives good visibility to the rear. Easy to build, although did notice that some of the nylocks rotated within the plastic holes they fit in, like another reviewer easily solved by use of a screwdriver. Easy to fit onto the rear of my car. Very easy to fit bikes on to the rack, and for me a bonus that the bikes do not go any where near the bodywork of the car. Have just taken my car out for a test drive with both my bikes on the racks. Rack did not move on the rear of my car at all as I drove around a few country lanes with plenty of corners; although took a little getting used to seeing the bikes wobble from side to side but they remained firmly fixed in place on the rack. In summary I like it; easy to fit on my car, easy to load, bikes secure on the rack. Only downsides for me; is it is expensive and would be nice if it could carry three bikes - there is enough space to fit in a third bike holder.

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          4.0

          Does what it says well.

          By MJC-DEV

          from Devon, England

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                New car didn't have a tow bar so needed a new rack. This lived up to it's advertising in that it was much easier to load the bikes, we didn't need extra bungess cords or lighting board and the bike position is lower drag than across the car. However, the top wheel holder is a bit narrow for 2.2" MTB tyres, a squeeze to get them in and then you have to roll them out. Secure when in though despite only having two clicks of strap available! Plastic bolt handles a bit fiddley during set up & would have preferred plain cap heads. On the road, very secure at the max 70mph tried & normal 65mph cruise. Bumps produce a side to side wobble but quickly damped out. No problem with straps fitting or staying tight, tie them up to prevent flapping around noise (around wheel to back up straps). Overall, very pleased with bike security and loading/unloading. Not as easy to store as tow rack - found hanging from garage roof was best. Conclusion: Excellent, lives up to the advertising. 4 star not 5 due to MTB tyres being a tight fit and storage

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                4.0

                Works for almost everything

                By Tripdippin

                from South Carolina

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                      Amazing product, well planned out! In the first 2 months of owning the rack it traveled over 3000 miles carrying 2 bikes without a single issue. The rack is quicker and easier to load than just about any roof rack, trunk rack, and some trailer hitch racks. There are a couple snags I've ran across carrying mountain bikes. The 26" tire setting only fits tires up to 26x2.2 (depending on tread sometimes 26x2.1) which means you have to use the 29" setting to carry a bike with 26x2.25 or larger tires. That leaves a lot of room for the bike to sway in the wind but the straps keep the wheels securely in place. I've had the rack for 7 months and don't plan on replacing it anytime in the near future.

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                      5.0

                      Fits my Fiat 500 perfectly

                      By robertlendvai

                      from Toronto

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                            So glad I discovered the Gran Fondo. I was getting very frustrated looking for a rack for my Fiat 500. The rack fits my little car perfectly and looks very cool. It's well designed, easy to mount and I love the fact that it's gentle on my carbon fiber frame. On my first trip with the rack I had four people stop to ask about it.

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