A one-bike-only Saris rack is ideal for anyone who wants to keep the inside of their car oil-free and who doesn’t want to store a big, ungainly multi-bike rack in the garage.
The Solo rack fits in seconds with the four feet sitting neatly on the rear window and tailgate. We tested it on a hatchback but see no problem with using it equally successfully on a saloon, with the usual adjustable straps to secure it in place.
The bike is held tight with plastic ratchets that clamp the top tube, holding the frame clear of your car’s bodywork, although the front wheel needs tying down separately.
Its soft rubber feet aid a snug fit on the car and prevent scratching, although we had an issue where one would constantly try and jump free and twist round no matter how tight we fixed the rack.
That said, even with only three and a half feet firmly in contact the rack remained firmly in position. It was unnerving nonetheless. Off the car, it fits behind the driver’s seat.