- Saris Bones Solo 1 Bike Rack
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Saris Bones Solo 1 Bike Rack
When it comes to transporting your bike it's all about keeping it simple. The Solo is the perfect solution for transporting a single bike, quickly and efficiently without getting dirt all over the inside of your car.
Top Features of the Saris Bones Solo 1 Bike Rack
- Fits in five easy steps
- Weighs only 2 pounds
- Single bike attachment
- Injection moulded arms and legs are the strongest on the market
- Built with 100% recyclable, non rusting materials
- Ratchet and anti-sway straps securely hold and stabilise bikes
- Carries one bike up to 35Ibs
- Compatible with most vehicles — consult the Saris Fit Guide for approved fits
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.
The Saris Solo is so functional it also fits neatly into the boot of your car, or can be tucked away into a closet when not in use.
Please note to use this carrier on bikes with non standard top tubes such as full suspension and women's bikes you will need to buy the Saris Bike Beam Bar. Sold Separately.
About Car Racks
Travelling by car with your bike is much easier if you can carry it on the outside. It doesn't take up any room inside the vehicle and you don't get mud and grease all over your upholstery. The simplest racks to use fit onto the rear of the car. Most grip the vehicle with plastic-coated hooks which must be positioned where they can spread the load. With all these racks, it's vital that the rack is firmly attached to the car and it's best if you then fix the bikes to the car itself, not just to the rack. If you have a tow-ball, use it! That way, the rack won't even touch the car and the whole setup is really secure. If your car has roof rails, you can mount cycle carriers to them. This works well but be careful when entering car parks with height barriers! Whichever type you choose, make sure you lock the bikes to the car if you want to keep them.
About the Saris brand
Home for CycleOps/Saris is in an old farmhouse in bike-crazy Madison, Wisconsin. Their production facilities are behind the farmhouse. Believe it or not their origins are in curtain rods. Two brothers had a company that made window products. After the Graber brothers sold their company they needed something to do. They experimented in their garage and came up with a bike rack. They sold lots of racks under the Graber name and then sold the company. That was sometime back in 1973. Chris and Sara Fortune purchased the company in 1989 when it was selling 80,000 bike racks a year. In 1990 and 1991 Sara and Chris introduced a high end brand of bike rack, renaming them “Saris.” Today Saris is a leading supplier to the bicycle industry in 30 countries. The company expanded in 1999 by acquiring the Cycleops brand of bike trainer. As usual they set out to improve on the design and by 2001 they created a new trainer frame and in 2002 they debuted the world’s first progressive resistance magnetic trainer. It was in 2001 that they heard about a hub that could measure power output and they jumped at the chance to bring this product to cyclists. They bought the company that invented Powertap and started a new round of innovations Dede Demet won the gold medal at the 2002 Montreal World Cup on her powertap.
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I also contacted Saris to confirm fit with Volvo XC-90. Their customer service was very good - what do you expect from a reputable US organisation.
Once attached the rack is very secure. I had no problem with it on the back of a Volvo XC-90 Wagon.
The more weight the better
Would this product fit a bmw 3 series? and if yes would the number plate still be seen?
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