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Saris Solo

Saris Solo

Model # (102)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (22 Reviews)
$64.99
Availability: In Warehouse 2-3 day ship delay
 

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Saris Solo

Easy to mount and a cinch to store in the back of your car, Saris’ Solo is a low-profile rack for peace-of-mind convenience. Solo’s uni-body frame has no adjustable parts, which makes it a no-brainer to set up. With its soft, rubber, pivoting feet and four hold-down straps, the Solo safely and securely attaches to your car. Two strong buckles and an integrated anti-sway strap keep your bike in place. As an added bonus, the Solo is built with 100% recyclable, non-rusting materials.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 22 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to install  (6)
    • Easy to use  (6)
    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Stable  (3)
    • Durable  (3)

    Cons

    • Weak Construction  (2)
    • Unstable  (2)
    • Scratches Car 
    • Not made for interstates 
    • Too flimsy 

    Best Uses

    • Road bikes  (4)
    • Small cars  (2)
    • Very short commutes 
    • Large Cars 

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    4.0

    Easy to use

    By joneriffic

    from California, United States

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          Drove across the country with this. Only wish the bottom of the bike could have been easily secured so it wasn't bouncing against my bumper the whole way. A little irritating to try to use the trunk with it attached. For a removable trunk rack, this is all to be expected and this rack worked very well.

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          4.0

          Good Rack

          By Stevenh

          from NH, United States

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                Good light weight rack I bought for my wife. She likes it.

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                5.0

                Sturdy

                By Pantherfan

                from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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                      Just traveled from PA to Florida and back with two bikes. Rack never came loose and kept bikes in great condition

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                      5.0

                      Versatile,convenient. and easy to use

                      By boyntonbee

                      from Delray Beach, FL, United States

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                            I am a working mom on the go whose SUV needs to be ready for kids, clients, or every so often - some me time in the form of a bike ride - all at a moments notice. The Solo fits perfectly in the back of my SUV, or on the back of my SUV - as needed and also at a moments notice. It's compact and stows neatly yet in a few moments can be mounted perfectly with the adjustable straps on the back of my car quickly and easily, with pedals safely away from my car.

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                            5.0

                            Great but the instructions are missing a key thing

                            By alphazulu

                            from Santa Monica, CA, United States

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                                  At first I was ready to chuck this rack in the trash because on longer trips my bike started slowly slipping lower and lower. I nearly had a panic attack imaging my bike scattered all over the freeway. Even though my bike is well under 35lbs, the metal buckles weren't holding the straps tightly enough to keep them from slipping. But I called Saris support and they gave me great advice: Tie a knot in the two upper straps directly below the buckle and they won't slip. The knot is too fat to pass through the buckle so it'll keep everything in place. Apparently this advice is in the manual for other Solo racks, but not this one. Maybe they wanted to keep the little instruction card dead simple, but this tidbit made all the difference for me. Now I love the rack and feel totally confident using it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Simply great!

                                  By Barb

                                  from Undisclosed

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                                        As a novice, I was so impressed with how simple the Solo was to fasten to the car by myself. Would definitely recommend.

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                                        4.0

                                        Works Great

                                        By Mando

                                        from Sparta, WI, United States

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                                              I drive a 1999 Saturn SL1. The SOLO bike carrier works great. It has quick release straps which make it easy to take on and off and tighten down snuggly. Also, mounting the bike and securing it are easy with the plastic straps. Overall, I find it easy to put my bike on and take off. For small cars, you will need to remove the front wheel. Orientation of the bike carrier is such that you have to mount the bicycle with the front wheel on the passenger side (right side of car). The exhaust system is on the right side of the car, so I remove the front wheel to make sure the exhaust does not melt my tire. Also, the pedals will contact the car. I orientate the pedals so that they contact the license plate.

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                                              5.0

                                              Perfect for what I needed...

                                              By SHILOH122

                                              from NYC, NY, United States

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                                                    This is an outstanding bike rack..solo! I wanted a lightweight, EZ rack for my whim excursions, without having to attach my family rack. This suits my needs. Lightweight, FAST to attach and detach, AND fits in my HONDA Civic trunk very easiy! THANKS

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Nice product

                                                    By retired and loving it

                                                    from Rochester NY

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                                                          1. Belt clamps at point of attachment to car will scratch paint over time: I lined them with a 1" stick on weather stripping to solve. 2. Same with material used on rack itself...too harsh on paint 3. Need to tie down rear wheel also and be sure to cover the pedal: if you don't tie it down as you do the front wheel, it will spin and the peddal will scratch the trunk

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Great Lightweight Bike Rack

                                                          By Logyboy

                                                          from Nova Scotia

                                                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Stable
                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Easy to Install

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                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Small Cars
                                                            • Road Bikes

                                                            Comments:

                                                            I use this product on my 2007 Honda Civic coupe and it fits to the back of the car with no problem. The install is extremely simple and the rack was able to handle the weight of my road bike (18lbs). I drove at highway speeds of 110KM/H and both my bike and the rack were stable. I would recommend using masking tape where the hooks attach to the car and where the rubber feet rest on the body. I also recommend using a microfiber cloth on the top tube of your bike to avoid scratches and to use a tie down strap to keep the bike wheels from spinning and handlebars from turning. I was able to use the straps from the two bottom hooks to help keep the bike from swaying into the bumper. Overall this is a great rack for someone going from Point A to Point B and does not plan on leaving their bike/car un-attended for a period of time.

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