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Saris Solo

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Solo

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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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4.0 stars

(based on 34 reviews)

91%

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (6)
  • Easy to install  (5)
  • Easy to use  (5)
  • Stable  (4)
  • Durable  (3)

Cons

  • Unstable  (3)
  • Scratches car  (2)
  • Poor quality 

Best Uses

  • Road bikes  (6)
  • Small cars  (4)
  • Mountain bikes 

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2.0

not so sure

By Rogorma

from Nashville TN

About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Weak Construction

Best Uses

  • Road Bikes

Comments:

Have only used it 4 times so far but fear ir will not hold up. Plastic straps seem hard to operate and I fear they may break

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not fallen off yet but it worries me

By DWamble

from Cambridge UK

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Road Bikes

Comments:

I bought this to mix my commute between bike and car but every time (~6 trips) I have attached my road bike to the car via the Solo, it has never seemed very secure. I've tighten the straps but every journey I'm watching the bike in the rear view mirror inch slowly down the window. The feet don't seem very "tacky" which I feel would improve the grip somewhat. It was fairly cheap in comparison to other racks but I think for peace of mind I'd be tempted to look at something more sturdy

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this product !

By where in the world is KitKat

from Waukesha, WI

About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes
    • Small Cars

    Comments:

    I have a Toyota Scion IQ. This product is terrific! It converts my economy car into a utility vehicle! I can take my bike anywhere.

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    5.0

    Love this product !

    By where in the world is KitKat

    from Waukesha, WI

    About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars
      • Road Bikes

      Comments:

      I have a Toyota Scion IQ. This product is terrific! It converts my economy car into a utility vehicle! I can take my bike anywhere.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easiest installation ever!

      By Felipe Welsh

      from Santiago, Chile

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Easy to Install

      Cons

      • Unstable
      • Scratches Car

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars
      • Mountain Bikes

      Comments:

      I bought this rack for a Mini Cooper and like it was a small car and I'll be only transporting my enduro bike (it weights 34lb) I get this single bike rack. The installation process is dead easy, I've use Thule and other Saris products and non could match the Solo easy installation. It holds the bike pretty well but you've to be aware the pedals don't have direct contact with your hatch, otherwise you'll have some serious scratches. So far so good, no problems with the bike rack. I only have to complains with it: 1. Like my bike it's heavy, it rattles a lot and if you don't tight it up, you'll go really scare and 2. The bottom supports (the ones that goes in the metal and not the glass) hasn't scratched the paint but you can totally tell they were there I recommend it anyway if you're a solo rider and if you've a light bike and small car

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great rack, but one small problem...

      By jdizzle

      from parts unknown

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Comments:

      I bought this rack for my 2005 Scion xB. Wanting to center the rack on the hatch, I mounted it so that the two upper contacts were on the rear window and the two lower contacts were between the rear wiper and the license plate. To what I attribute to the effect of having no side straps to prevent lateral movement, the lower contacts have created marks on the paint that I going to try and buff out. I was hesitant to mount the racks will all four contact on the rear glass, but I don't want any further damage to the paint. I use the rack for my carbon fiber road bike so I don think the weight should be an issue. My main hesitation is that the rack does bounce a bit on uneven roads and potholes that I try my best to avoid, but not all are avoidable, and I don't want to risk breaking the rear window. For that reason, I give the Solo 2 stars.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A solid reliable solution to adifficult challenge

      By LesD

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Comments:

      All of my bike carrying chores to date have been solved by a Saris bike rack that mounts to a frame mounted receiver. However, my new car, electric, does not accept a receiver mount because of the battery. The Solo solves the problem. It is easy -- well straight forward -- to install and holds a single road bike rock solid.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not bad!

      By Prairielander

      from Kansas, USA

      About Me Fitness Enthusiast

      Comments:

      I haven't had the chance to use it for a real road trip yet but the first thing I did when it came in was to install it on my car, load my bike on it and take a little spin. I chose some of our rougher roads to travel and the bike seemed very secure. It takes a little effort to fit to my Rendevous but once on it hangs tight and keeps the bike away from the car far enough to save my paint.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for Me

      By 4ahouston

      from Boston, MA, USA

      About Me Fitness Enthusiast

      Comments:

      I was extremely worried that my bike was going to hit my car (I have a 2014 Jetta sedan and didn't see to purchase the buffer pads until after the fact). The pedal hits the license plate (no problem for me), and the tire touch point is the brake light, so no bike to car paint contact -- phew! Super light and small -- easy for me to stow in the trunk when not in use. For the price, highly recommended. Definitely tie knots close to the strap buckles to prevent slack.

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      4.0

      Very Happy With It

      By John

      from Oakton, VA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Bought this to drag my daughter's bike back to college. An 1100 mile trip and the bike was remarkably stable as was the rack. I did remove the left pedal because it would have scratched the car (I could have put an old sock on it instead), but the mounts are stable and the extra frame strap made the bike even more stable. The rack did NOT damage the paint. It is small enough to remove and throw into the trunk of her Mazda 3 sedan with lots of room to spare.

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