Saris Solo 2009



1 Review

Brand: Saris
Category: Car Racks

Description: So easy. So convenient. Solo?. | | Introducing Solo?: the first and only 1?bike trunk rack with 0 mechanical frame adjustments. | | You've been looking for a simple, affordable way to get one bike from A to B. That's why Saris created Solo?. | | Whether you need to safely transport your bike to and from your local bike shop or annual charity ride ? all while keeping the inside of your car clean ? Solo? is a convenient solution. Just place it, tighten the straps, secure your bike, and go! Its compact uni?body frame fits a variety of vehicle makes and models, just like bigger bike racks do, minus the adjustments. It also fits neatly in a trunk or closet, making Solo? as easy to store as it is to use. | | | Weighs 2 pounds | | Bike weight limit: 35 pounds | | Uni?body frame requires no frame adjustment for fast, easy installation | | Ratcheting straps keep the bike stable and secure | | Compatible with most vehicles ? consult the Saris Fit Guide for approved fits

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Filthy Rich Rider

" Simple and Reliable "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 7th Jan 2013 from Singapore

The Review
This is really a neat, compact and light rack. I bought my Fit for its capacity to swallow my bike but it became a real hassle of having to prep the car interior and dismantling the bike everytime. The rack is not perfect but with a few small modification that you can also do relatively easy, I foresee using this rack for quite a while.

Strengths
I can mount it in less than 5 minutes and it takes up very little boots pace compared to other rack mounts. It is light enough to be carried around but I leave it in the car most of the time. The detachable top hooks let me install the rack through my rear bodykit without much problem.

Weaknesses
Well it's a Solo so don't expect to carry more than a bike! The buckles do not prevent the bike from swaying and it is made worse by the lack of clearance from the boot door. I make do by using strips of rubber tube to make the buckle hold more securely and an additional QR buckle to hold the bike close to the car to eliminate the swaying. The straps can come loose so double knots are needed but they become a pain to remove. And the lower hook digs into the car panel when i close my door (i drive a Fit) but this won't affect everyone.

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
Giant Anthem

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