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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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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Design

      By girafferich

      from UK

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Comments:

      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)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Light weight accessory

      By Jake2

      from Cortland County, NY, USA

      About Me Fitness Enthusiast

      Comments:

      I bought this for my wife (X-mas) and she was hesitant about it on her Rogue. The straps do fit over the rear wind draft spoiler and it is light weight not to put undo stress on it. She had trouble the first few times loading it up, but it is an easy to learn system. Perhaps velcro strapping instead of plastic, we'll see how the wear-and-tear hold up over the season

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      4.0

      Good Rack

      By Stevenh

      from NH, USA

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Comments:

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

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      5.0

      Versatile,convenient. and easy to use

      By boyntonbee

      from Delray Beach, FL, USA

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Comments:

      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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy to use

      By joneriffic

      from California, USA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Comments:

      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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      5.0

      Sturdy

      By Pantherfan

      from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      About Me

      Comments:

      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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great but the instructions are missing a key thing

      By alphazulu

      from Santa Monica, CA, USA

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Comments:

      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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