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  • Rack comes preassembled with 4 attachment straps that secure the rack to the trunk of your vehicle
  • Injection-molded arms and legs are strong and built with recycled, non-rusting materials
  • Integrated, ratcheting, anti-sway straps secure and stabilize your bike
  • Saris Solo bike rack easily fits most vehicle styles: sedans, hatchbacks and mini-vans
  • Cradle design of the Saris Solo bike rack accommodates most bicycle frame designs
  • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)
  • Weight: 2 lbs.; bike weight limit: 35 lbs.

Made in USA.

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Specs

Best Use Cycling
Number of Bikes 1
Weight 2 pounds
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unstable on my car. I have had this rack for a few years now and these comments are specific to its fit on my Subaru Forrester. The rack has a tendency to torque with a heavy bike especially when going over bumps. This can cause one or both of the bottom straps to come unhooked. It is particularly unnerving to see it twist in the rearview mirror while traveling at high speeds on an expressway. To be fair my bike has never fallen off, but I have had to pull over on occasion to re-secure the rack. I am now shopping for a metal frame rack with 6 straps.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Design The plastic frame flexes when you go round corners and roundabouts which makes the feet slip, it's a total nightmare. Also the rubber feet don't look like they'll scratch you paintwork but somehow they do! I regret ever fitting this to my car (Mini Cooper)
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great rack, but one small problem... 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.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great 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.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Me 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.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great rack! 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.
Date published: 2012-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid reliable solution to adifficult challenge 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.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't work for my bike Maybe it's the kind of car I drive (Mazda CX5) or maybe it's the kind of bike I have but this bike rack was very unstable on my car. My bike slid around so I really only used it once to get my new bike home from REI and then returned it.
Date published: 2016-06-29
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Does this model rack come with the bike stabilizer/tie-down that wraps around the vertical seat post?  It's not shown in this photo, but I've seen other photos on other websites that show it.

Asked by: Trinibeens
Yes, the Solo comes with a strap/tie-down that can be used on either the seat tube or down tube of your bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does the Solo work with a 2009 Volvo S40?

Asked by: JDRFrider
​This bike rack is not compatible with a 2009 Volvo S40. The Saris Bones 2 Bike Trunk Rack is compatible. . https://www.rei.com/product/853367/saris-bones-2-bike-trunk-rack
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-26

Hi. Will this fit on a 2011 Jeep Compass?

Asked by: youknowjuneau
Saris does not have a fit for their trunk mounted racks on your vehicle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-16

Does this rack fit a 2002 Beetle?

Asked by: minij
The Solo bike rack will not work on a '02 VW Beetle. The Bones Trunk Mount will work: https://www.rei.com/b/saris/c/trunk-mounted-bike-racks
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-18

does this rack or any other fit the trunk of a 2016 Mustang Convertible?

Asked by: Cdull
​The Solo Bike Rack is not compatible with a 2016 Mustang Convertible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-12

I have a 2000, 2 door Honda Civic coupe. Will this attach/fit my car?

Asked by: Bri17
​Unfortunately, this rack is not compatible with your vehicle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

Can this rack be used on the 2011 Honda Fit Sport? My Fit has a spoiler.

Asked by: Anonymous
If your Honda Fit has a spoiler, then this Saris Solo Bike Rack will not work. Here is a link to Saris' rack fitting guide: http://www.saris.com/catalog/racks
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will this rack fit a 2011 Honda Insight?

Asked by: Recycle gal
​The Solo Bike Rack is not compatible with your 2011 Honda Insight.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-12
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