Saris Solo

Saris Solo

Model # (102)
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (16 Reviews)
$64.99
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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 16 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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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

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Bikes
                        • Small Cars

                        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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                        3.0

                        Not bad for the price tag.

                        By Avid Rider 20000

                        from Piedmont, CA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Easy to Install
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Scratches Car
                        • Unstable

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Bikes

                        Comments:

                        For the price it's not that bad. The contact points are hard rubber on the frame and metal on the mounts. You should buy some sort of felt pads so that it doesn't scratch your paint. I didn't do that the 1st time and it scratched my paint. On smaller cars (like my GTI) the wheels sit out enough that the wind carries it away from the car. Lot of tie downs are recommended. Bottom line, it works but take the time to secure it well.

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                        5.0

                        Just what you need for one bike

                        By Bombmeo

                        from Irvine, CA

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Bikes
                          • Small Cars

                          Comments:

                          I have a small two seater car, Toyota MR2 1991 T-top, so roof rack more out of the question. Plus I only need it for one bike. I was looking into the Bone 2 but the store I went to didn't have it. I asked about the Solo, which was not out on their floor, but he said they have them and brought one out. I wasn't thinking about getting it because of the design and build of it. But I think simple is good. I went ahead and bought it hoping it would do the job. Making this long story shorter... it worked like a charm! Though that was just putting it on and testing the bike, not actually on the road. So I hope it sticks!

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                          3.0

                          Works very Good

                          By Wild Bill

                          from Tenaha, TX.

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                                Very lightweight, but hard for an old man too install by himself. It scratches my new VW ESO. Also found out that my delear sold it more than $10 over MSRP. So look out where you buy this...

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                                5.0

                                Good Rack

                                By Anonymous

                                from NH

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                                      Good Product. Pad the pedals so they don't scratch the car.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great rack!

                                      By Al D'Adda

                                      from San Antonio, TX.

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                                            I only needed a rack for one bike, the bones 2 would have done nicely but then I saw this rack. I was hesitant a frist but it tunred out to be exactly what I needed. We drove from San Antonio to Killeen for a weekend and it performed very well. I adjusted the straps, as we had it mounted to our Dodge Journey, but the adjustment was slight if at all really. The only thing I had to do was stabalize the front wheel and pad the pedal facing the vehicle. Once I did that I was good for the trip. Overall this rack is convienient and easy to use and fits a hatchback very well. I have a 2012 VW jetta and the rack fits this vehilce nicely as well. This rack is especially great for local trips and events too, though there is no locking mechanism it is still a smart buy.

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                                            5.0

                                            Perfect for my needs

                                            By broccolimama

                                            from Hoquiam, WA

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                                                  I bought this bike rack because I needed a way to get my bike to and from a local triathlon class. Since I am the only one in the family that has a bike, it didn't make sense to buy a really expensive bike rack that holds multiple bikes. I have a Trek Navigator 3.0, which is a pretty heavy bike. In the trunk mount position, this rack works great for even a heavy bike like this. I've driven with the bike mounted in this rack in town with lots of stops and starts, over rough gravel roads, on the highway at 65mph, and over train tracks and speed bumps. The rack stays secure and the bike does not move. I do check the straps anytime we have a stop planned. I have needed to tighten the straps after the highway driving, but if I hadn't gotten out anyway to check them, I wouldn't have known, because the bike wasn't moving or swaying at all.This is a great rack! I bought it at REI with a coupon, so at [$], I couldn't have asked for a better rack!

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