First Look: Saris' New Modular Hitch System Bike Rack

Jan 31, 2022 at 14:45
by Sarah Moore  
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The new modular tray-style rack from Saris holds frame without contact and tilts up out of the way when not in use.


Saris was one of the first brands to offer a tray-style rack that holds bikes without frame contact with their Modular Tray System (MTS), and now they've redesigned their system, calling it the Modular Hitch System (MHS). The Saris MHS has options for cars with 1.25" hitches and 2" hitches, and you can mix and match the various products to carry anywhere between one and four bikes behind your vehicle.

The foundation of the Saris MHS is the Modular Base which you can buy in either a one, two or three bike option. The base works in conjunction with MHS trays and accessories, which are purchased separately. The 2-bike set up I've got for my Honda Fit, which has a 1.25" hitch, uses the MHS 1-Bike Receiver Base Universal Hitch ($199 USD) with the MHS Duo 1-bike Tray ($349 USD), and the MHS Duo 1-Bike Add-On ($349 USD).
Modular Hitch System Details
• Accommodates 20 to 29" wheels & 5" wide tires, wheel bases up to 53"
• Max bike weight: 60lb per bike (spots 1+2), 35lb per bike (spots 3+4)
• Options for 1.25" and 2" hitches
• Includes hitch lock plus additional lock cores
• Zero frame contact
• Includes integrated steel cable that stores in tray
• Tilting base
• Rack weight: 76.6lb (31.1kg) as pictured
• MSRP: $899 USD as pictured
www.saris.com


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The Saris Modular Hitch System fits 20 to 29-inch wheel sizes and up to a 5-inch wide tire.


Tech Details

Depending on what size hitch you have on your vehicle and how many bikes you want to carry behind it, you'll either select the MHS 1+1 Base with a universal hitch ($199 USD), the MHS 2+1 Base with a 2" hitch ($199 USD) or the MHS 3+1 Base with a 2" hitch ($249.99 USD).

From there, you will need to purchase trays, which cost $349.99 USD each. There are two types of trays, the MHS Duo Tray and the MHS Duo 1-Bike Add On. The MHS 1+1 Base accommodates 1 Duo Tray and 1 Add-On Bike Tray, the MHS 2+1 Base accommodates 2 Duo Trays and 1 Add-On Bike Tray, and the MHS 3+1 Base accommodates 3 Duo Trays and 1 Add-On Bike Tray. You can run the rack without the Add-On Bike Tray if you don't want the extra capacity.

If you have a 1.25" hitch, you can carry one or two bikes with the Saris MHS, but if you have a 2" hitch you can carry anywhere from one to four bikes behind your vehicle. As for what kind of bikes you can transport, the Saris MHS fits everything from a 20" wheel to a 29" wheel and up to 5” wide tires. The two closest trays to your vehicle can carry up to 60 pounds (27.2 kg) and if you have a third and fourth tray, they can carry up to 35 pounds (15.9 kg) each.

The rack is easy to use, with a simple design that holds the bikes without frame contact. All you have to do to open the arms is push on the silver lever on the bottom of the rack arm and then simply push anywhere on the arm to close them. There's an adjustable front wheel block and a rear ratchet strap to keep your wheels in place for the drive. To remove your bike from the rack, simply undo the ratchet strap and then push the silver buttons on the arms to release your wheels.

When the rack isn't in use, you can tilt it up against the rear of your vehicle by squeezing the handle on the rack. The tilt feature also locks in a downward position so if you need to access the rear of the vehicle when there are bikes on the rack you can tilt the rack below parallel instead of having to remove them.

The rack has integrated cable locks for each bikes that are stored neatly in the middle of the tray, as well as a lock that locks the rack to your hitch so that it doesn't get stolen. Key bolts are secured using the provided tamper-proof Allen key, which should help reduce the chances of your rack getting stolen off your vehicle since they are less common.

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Push on the silver lever on the bottom of the rack arm to open them and then simply push anywhere on the arm to close them.

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You can squeeze the lever to lock the rack below parallel to access the back of your vehicle.



Installation

The rack arrived partly assembled in two giant boxes, plus one smaller one, and I was able to put it together using the clearly printed instructions in under half an hour. Basically, all you have to do is attach the two trays to the base using regular and the provided tamper-proof Allen keys. The Add-On Bike Tray is put on second and is elevated compared to the Duo Tray so make sure to add it second if that's the rack you purchase.

You then install the front wheel blocks and the ratchet straps before using the blank key to install all the locks. Once the rack is on the car, you can adjust the height of the wheel holders to suit the bikes that you will be carrying. You can do this part without any tools. Then you're set to put your bike on the rack using the ratcheting arms.

At 76.6 pounds (34.7 kg), it's not the lightest rack to tilt up and down, move between vehicles, or put into storage, but it feels extremely sturdy.


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Install the trays, wheel blocks, ratchet straps and locks, before adjusting the height of the wheel holders to suit the bikes that you will be carrying.

Comparison

Let's compare the Saris Modular Hitch System to the last tray-style rack I did a First Look on, the Thule Helium. The first thing I noticed is that the Saris MHS is much heavier. The Thule Helium is a featherweight at 43.2 pounds (19.6 kg) compared to the Saris MHS' 76.6 pounds (34.7 kg). That weight does make a difference in how your vehicle drives, gas economy, and how easy it is to move the rack from one vehicle to another, but it also means that the Saris MHS feels sturdier.

The Thule Helium is a super lightweight rack, but it didn't hold up to the rigors of off-road driving. First the ratcheting arms began to move less smoothly after I drove along a dirt road in my Honda Fit, and then one of the arms eventually broke off when I moved it to my partner's Tacoma for a week-long road trip in the Interior that included a rough drive up Mount 7 in Golden, BC. Thule was able to replace the arm, but overall it's a rack that is more suited to drivers that stay on paved roads. In comparison, the ratcheting arms on the Saris MHS are still crisp and smooth after a couple of on-dirt excursions, although I look forward to seeing how they hold up long-term.

A second thing I like about the Saris MHS is where the cable locks are stored. Similar to the fully-featured Kuat Piston Pro X bike rack that Daniel Sapp reviewed in August, they are in the middle of the rack which means it's easy to lock your bike around the frame and they can't fall out of the rack when you're driving. On the Thule Helium, they were stored in the ends of the ratcheting arms and they frequently came loose and dragged along the road. Sure, most riders probably aren't locking their expensive bikes for long with these cable locks, but that doesn't mean they don't need to work.

The most important difference however is that the Thule Helium has a 37.5-pound limit. If you have a heavy downhill bike or an eMTB, you'll be over capacity, compared to the 60 pound weight limit per tray on the Saris MHS and the 67 pound weight limit per tray on the Kuat Piston Pro that will suit most downhill and eMTBs.


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The lock is one of the best I've seen on a rack, since it allows you to secure your bikes through the frame.
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It then stows away securely in the middle of the rack where it can't be dislodged accidentally.

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It's always best to keep eyes on your bike, but the built-in cable lock will deter a thief briefly.


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266 Comments
  • 173 8
 1up anyone?
  • 20 4
 Yea, I think 1up patent ran out a year or so ago. So now we have the bigger companies saris, Thule, etc copying them.
  • 11 97
flag tbubier FL (Feb 1, 2022 at 7:48) (Below Threshold)
 My detest of 1up grows stronger every time another company releases a new rack.
  • 68 4
 This looks a lot like 1up, but more plastic, uglier, and more expensive. Other than that, sweet!
  • 2 0
 @tbubier: just don't like the looks of 'em?
  • 7 0
 @tbubier: Care to explain?
  • 9 3
 On a side note, is that rack loaded with bikes like twice as wide as that car...?



Also... hilarious that they compare this to anything but a 1up rack since that's what it's copying... Smile Smile

But the built in cable lock is nice, and it is actually cheaper. 200+350 for a double tray set up VS 650/770 for a 1up double set up. (though it looks like a single tray set up is cheaper to go 1 up)
  • 6 6
 Blatant rip-off abs more expensive. Try again saris
  • 10 2
 @5afety3rd: Well, if it’s Saris you can be assured it’s a piece of plastic junk. I had a Saris Bones rack years ago before I knew any better. Never again.
  • 2 3
 Well I''m wrong...

I thought "duo tray" meant that version had 2 trays... not that it was just a single tray extension. My bad.

SO the Saris gets you a built in bike lock for a few hundred bucks more then a 1up. Well that's quite the selling point... ???
  • 7 0
 @stiingya: The picture is slightly deceiving, it's pretty much the same width as the car at 65" wide. Small car problems!
  • 2 0
 @tbubier: I'm curious as to why?
  • 8 13
flag nickmalysh (Feb 1, 2022 at 8:50) (Below Threshold)
 I have 1up and I'm not happy with it, Thule and plastic fantastic racks are more superior, the only benefit of 1up roof to hitch same rail conversion;
  • 1 0
 @kroozctrl: they have to, you cant ride with it in Europe, you wouldn't be able to pass through narrow streets...
  • 1 0
 @stiingya:

I see $249 for the base plus $350 EACH for the trays
  • 2 0
 @AckshunW: Yes, I was wrong... I thought the "duo" tray was for 2 bikes... cause that means 2 as far as I know. But I guess Saris is going by their own dictionary?? Smile

They only used "as pictured" like 5 times on the spec's. But apparently it takes at least twice that many times for me to comprehend...
  • 2 1
 Copied sorta, but have not gained the clearance from the ground.... This is still a fail.
  • 12 42
flag tbubier FL (Feb 1, 2022 at 9:51) (Below Threshold)
 @delta5: The obnoxious 1up fanboys. Literally any time there is a mention of any rack system, 1up fanboys cannot help themselves from chiming in. It's quite incredibly that a rack, something that attaches to your vehicle and offers zero performance upgrade to your bike or your riding invokes such a passionate response from 1up owners. I guess I just don't get it.
  • 27 3
 @tbubier: for those that dont own 1up.. sucks to be those nerds
  • 32 1
 @tbubier: What you're describing is zeal for a truly great product.
Imagine having owned a couple racks over past decades which always broke or degraded in some way or another. Then you discover 1up and literally never have rack trouble again. Hard to keep quiet about that when asked by some rando "what rack do you think I should get?"
  • 11 0
 @VtVolk: Also probably not USA made
  • 10 0
 They should include a Harbor Freight coupon. You'll have to go buy a furniture dolly to get it to the car when UPS dumps it out the back of the van.
  • 7 8
 @sarahmoore: if you’re having small car problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems and a small car ain’t one
  • 1 0
 @BartDM: wrong person buddy. I merely talked about a patent running out.
  • 6 0
 @nickmalysh: What aren't you happy with? I've had both and the 1up is far superior.
  • 5 1
 @stiingya: Where you getting your numbers
Quik Rack double $564 in silver
2'' Super double is $595.

So less for no plastic. I used rail against 1Up pricing, but Thule, Saris and the other brands have decided to make them a value. So much so got my first 1Up a few months ago.
  • 3 3
 This guy: @tbubier gets it. I mean if you're fortunate enough to be from the mtb capital of the world, you just start to see things differently.
  • 2 0
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: Sorry, I already apologized twice. Smile

they called it a "DUO" rack and so I thought you got a two tray for 350 plus the mount for 200 for $550 total. BUT that is just for ONE tray. My mistake...

I didn't see a quick rack double listed? heavy, super and equip D 2 trays which were more then $550. But again the rack in this review is $900. (as picture) and so for sure is more expensive.
  • 2 0
 @burnskiez: haha!!
  • 3 0
 @tbubier: So are you're saying you don't want one?
  • 1 3
 Psh. Fuck You.
  • 4 0
 @tbubier: like having a 20 year old Westinghouse washing machine vs a Bosch that breaks every 2 years.

It’s not being a fanboy. It’s the love of not having to buy shit fancy looking product every 2 years because it’s look over function. My 1up is 10 years ild, not rusted, not looking new and still works flawlessly. And it’s not collecting dust in the garage. It probably has over 65k of driven around.

Call me a fanboy, but I’d rather spend my “extra” $600 every couple years on something else bike related. Like my kids bike stuff.

There’s a difference between a fan of a great product and a keyboard warrior. You seem to be the latter…Wink

My second rack is a North Shore. Another one that has seen a lot of reiteration from others.
  • 2 0
 @Grenier41: The company is from Wisconsin, same state as 1Up
  • 3 0
 @sylvainvanier: What bike rack breaks every 2 years? I still have a 16? Year old Yakima hitch TT hanger rack in the garage, that things a tank and if your packing your old hardtail you don't care about getting scratched up, your family's cheap dept store bikes and a couple of kids bikes you can get 6 bikes on that thing to go down to the bike path with the family. My bumper will break before that rack does.

Some of the parts from my rooftop Yakima rack are from college and still work. (sure the red catches on the cobra are pink now), but that's like 30 years old? (at least one of the bars and the locks and the ski rack and one bike tray is that old for sure, still work)

The Kuat rear 2 tray I'm using now is probably 10 years old? It's been broke from a minor car bump and from 4x4'n. But both times I just had to replace one of those "plastic" parts and it's back and good to go. (they are intentionally plastic for a reason because they snap and save the rest of the metal from bending/distorting and being ruined making it quick, easy and fairly cheap to fix)

Don't get me wrong, $900 for this 2 tray set up is friggen nuts IMO. (though when I mistakenly thought is was $550 it wasn't so bad) That last Kuat that came out with the kashima was just F'n stupidly expensive. They should have at least made the electronic light part of it an accessory so they could have sold it a bit lower priced. (maybe it has to be built in to sell in the EU or something??)

Anyway, the last time I bought a rack it was 1up that was more expensive and it looked like an erector set! Smile So maybe don't climb up so far on that soap box...
  • 3 1
 @kroozctrl: bummer they copy the design and not the quality. My 1up is one of those things where everytime I use it I'm so happy with how well it works.
  • 2 0
 This guy bike racks
  • 3 5
 @villaphoto:
- heavy
- rattles, this kinda in general insane
- no built in lock mechanism (neither for securing bike or rack itself), anyone can unscrew it
- it is only 48' ( modern bike became much longer, type to update)
- it is not certified by any road safety standards

that being said - I do not get why everyone hates plastic, car have 100500 external plastic parts that last decades
  • 3 0
 I had an old trunk mount bike rack I got for $7 at a thrift store, replaced the straps and that thing would hold 4 bikes swayed a little but since I put all new webbing it was solid, lasted many years, had a 1 1/4" receiver hanging rack by Thule that lasted as well but was a lot of plastic bits that got brittle in the sun too. And then ab
out 6 years ago I bought a 1up HD 2 tray rack and never need another rack. Now that I have a second shuttle vehicle I need another rack and I will be buying another 1up.
  • 1 0
 @nickmalysh: can you start being happy with it? I mean, just change your emotional state from unhappy…to happy.
  • 2 1
 Is this thing really $900 for a two tray rack? Am I seeing that right??
  • 3 0
 @nickmalysh: Find me an old car where the black plastic isn't faded and looks like shit.
  • 2 0
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: or cracked and need to be replaced instead of being fixed
  • 1 8
flag tmxownrsgrp (Feb 3, 2022 at 7:11) (Below Threshold)
 1up is crap. Over time bolts shake loose and eject over bumpy terrain. Good looks but poor quality.
  • 5 0
 @tmxownrsgrp: And, over time, you check the bolts and torque them down. You know, like you would on your bike, right?
  • 2 0
 @tmxownrsgrp: that is every single piece of equipment that has mechanical vibration.

Every single hitch mount bike rack will shake loose due to vibration. It’s up to you to shell the money for better fasteners. Just like your bikes, if that shit isnt torqued down, it will come loose faster than you think.
  • 2 0
 @chrod: even when you mistakenly ram your 1UP into an all metal postal service truck by mistake.... 1UP takes a licking and keeps on ticking! Still no rack trouble! I doubt a Saris or Thule would have survived the same impact
  • 2 0
 @newenglandrocks: Oh, they will survive it. Lord knows I see most of those pretzels dangling off the back of people's cars around here daily like so many soccer mom's with curb rash.
  • 1 0
 @newenglandrocks: or into a tree while watching fat bottomed girl make the mountain biking world go round.
  • 1 0
 @weebleswobbles: you mean Instagram pics of South American female "road cyclists" with very large framed mirror sunglasses and not a single pic of their eyes Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: no I mean, at my local trails, I backed my 1up into a tree, because of the good scenery riding by at that very moment
  • 2 0
 @stiingya: My first generation Kuat lasted 3000km. The think couldn’t keep tight. Cool features and all but maybe I got a lemon.

Thule and Yakima fork clamps ended up damaging my Fox 36 back then (friends bike racks)

Older Thule and Yakima didn’t have anti rattle hitch mount. Just drive behind someone that has one. Frightening.

Let’s not talk years of use but kilometre being driven.

Find with any other brands trying but you can’t deny the copycat.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery…
  • 1 0
 @weebleswobbles: better than an old friend who chipped his tooth on his open car door looking to see if the ice cream truck coming up the street was the clean one, not the dirty one.
  • 82 6
 So a 1up with plastic shit on it? Hard pass
  • 37 0
 And somehow the One up weighs 30 fewer lbs too.
  • 29 1
 @rustiegrizwold: and $250 cheaper and made in the USA
  • 6 2
 Saris is garbage. I’ve owned one and never will again. Especially not at these prices.
  • 1 1
 @rustiegrizwold: aluminium lighter than this plastic garbage lol
  • 16 2
 The only plastic bit on this rack is the front wheel holder - the rest is sturdy aluminum.
  • 1 0
 @rustiegrizwold:
but steel is real, man!
  • 5 0
 @rustiegrizwold: yeah, 80lbs as pictured? Can @sarahmoore confirm? 80lbs for a 2 bike rack has got to be a record, that is flat out crazy.

We have a 2 bike 1up and we take it on/off the car a lot as it makes the parking assist stuff go bananas and you have to turn it all off every time you start the car, so it's just not practical to leave it on. At 50lbs it's not too bad and my wife can manage as well if needed, but 80lbs? Forget it.

If that's in a mixed out 4 bike configuration that's about typical, though except the 35lb limit is still a bit of a worry if I'm dragging 4 enduro bikes up to whistler and hoping they're still there when I arrive.
  • 8 1
 @KennyWatson: Yeah, I weighed it at home and it is 76.6 pounds as pictured for the 2 trays with the universal hitch.
  • 5 1
 @sarahmoore: Looks like a lot more plastic than that....most of components around the load arms pivot points, the tire blocks seem to be overmolded plastic, the rear wheel strap and carriage - plastic, all the touch points, the lock cover...
  • 2 1
 @gnarlysipes: saris is sorry (sari) shit
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: there is far more plastic on it than just the front wheel holder.

It also looks like the base is steel which will be a rusty mess after two winters
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: this is false. Please go look at the rack and report back truthfully on the plastic parts. For example, the upper arm wheel holders are entirely plastic.
  • 3 0
 @gnarlysipes: hard agree

I've owned 3 expensive Saris products, and they've all been junk, terrible manufacturing defects and design flaws, all arrived with something already broken. CS bad too. I'm convinced they are drinking their breakfasts at Saris HQ
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: the wheel straps, hinge covers, and sliding tire braces all look plastic in the pics. The review (unless I missed something?) mysteriously said nothing about lack of plastic despite that being the typical PB comment / complaint about most racks.
  • 58 1
 My 1UP is 10 years old and still issue free
  • 10 0
 I hate to be a fan boy, but 1UP is pretty solid. Fits long wheelbase bikes, is secure off-road, lightweight, no paint or plastic to fade in the sun, no steel to rust in the winter, replacements parts available for every piece on the rack, plenty of accessories for modifying the rack, made in US. Really is the best tray style rack for everyday use.
  • 48 1
 If they reviewed a 1Up they wouldn't have to keep doing these other reviews
  • 2 0
 It's only dumb until you realize it's genius. Also, 1UP.
  • 4 0
 Maybe we should start a gofundme to raise funds to pay pinkbike to review a 1up rack?
  • 14 0
 Mike Levy did a review of the 1Up rack way back in 2017: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/1up-usa-quik-rack-review-2017.html
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: The quick rack is inferior to the Super/Heavy duty as the SD/HD is shorter tray to tray, lighter, does not sway as much and can carry more weight.
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: Correction, the Equip-D applies to my above comment, not the Quick rack, which is for smaller hitches.
  • 3 0
 Why do a review on 1up when the comments for every bike rack turns into a review for 1up?
  • 1 0
 Right? and 1up should be the standard by which all these copies are compared.

@sarahmoore: with this style of rack, why don't you compare each iterations to the gold standard 1up, instead of the last substandard copy that was reviewed? Anything less seems like marketing, not journalism.
  • 2 0
 @ACree: Because pinkbike is paid to review products.It's marketing, not journalism.
  • 30 1
 I'm loving all the 1UP comments - it's no surprise to see so many competitors trying to "take inspiration" from 1UP's design, but where they're all falling short is where 1UP shines - simplicity. The mechanical design is simple and straightforward, and doesn't use any plastic parts save for a couple of polymer washers used on the arms. There aren't complicated locking mechanisms shrouded by plastic that will fade, crack, trap dust and contaminants or hide their corrosion until its too late. The modularity of the 1UP system is also hard to beat - two bolts and you can add and remove trays (that are really lightweight) in a matter of seconds.
The irony is 1UP was touted as the "really expensive" rack option back in the day, and now racks that will last a fraction of the time as a 1UP are being sold for the same price.
  • 8 0
 I mentioned it below, but it's not even "for the same price". This thing is $300 more than a heavy duty double, and $135 more than the fanciest two bike rack 1up makes, and that difference is only worse as you get into 3 or 4 bikes. I just don't see anything that Saris is bringing to the table here.
  • 1 0
 It's uncanny if you ask me
  • 25 0
 76 lbs and $900? Heavier rack, but lighter wallet.
  • 8 0
 but comes with extra plastic!!
  • 20 3
 Blatant knockoff attempt of a 1UP. Like in a movie where the good guy gets cloned and for a moment you can’t tell them apart, but it’s really obvious who the hero is.
  • 16 1
 Never tried the Saris racks, but it looks good. Had several Thule and while they worked fine, i was always dealing with warranty issues because they use the cheapest hardware available. To their credit, their warranty department is great. Then i got a 1Up - Best rack on the market by a long shot and needless to say, i'll never get anything else.
  • 20 2
 1UP
  • 20 2
 1up
  • 10 0
 And just like that, 1up USA is the undisputed “American made bike rack” champion. This looks like another nice Saris rack but they’re done fighting 1up for the domestic crown. According to our rep, most of the new accessories they released in 2021 and that weird elevator rack are sourced from China (not Taiwan) too.
  • 1 1
 Yep, saris shifted most of its production to China a few years ago.
  • 2 0
 @Misfortune: this is MISinformation. most of Saris product is made in Madison Wi.
  • 1 0
 @joseburke: Old stuff is probably still made here. All the new products I've seen come in are now made in China.
  • 16 2
 My 1Up has worked awesome for many years!
  • 17 2
 1UP is still better...
  • 15 2
 Get a 1up
  • 14 1
 1 UP gang rise (one) up!
  • 12 0
 76lbs, no freakin way. 1UP
  • 8 0
 I'm not particularly a 1up fanboy, but not one word about why I would spend $300 more for this rack vs. one of those is like Microshift rolling out an above XTR priced drivetrain without talking about XTR.
  • 12 1
 1up
  • 8 1
 Ive had several SARIS racks on different vehicles with positive results. Carried bikes all over the country! This newest version is slick. Saris is good people too, lots of jobs in Madison WI.
  • 2 1
 FYI they shut down an American factory in 2021 and have been shipping jobs to China for years.
  • 1 1
 @Misfortune: again...not true. are you paid to be spreading lies? super confused by this.
  • 6 1
 I am kind of sick of reading all the trolls any time Pink Bike reviews a new rack. Are you all the same people? Well...i love my Saris. the plastic wheel holders have saved my car and my rack more than once - true i may not be the best driver. most comments here are about price & material. plastic does not equal bad. price differentiation between 1up and most of its competition are for many reasons (selling thru retail a main one - which is good because bike retailers need to exist and make money, they are the center of local bike communities). another reason I pick specific brands is because of the good they do in the community. I don't see 1up creating bike parks or involved in any kind of bike advocacy. saris is launching bike parks for kids across the country. that is worth something to me.
  • 1 0
 I live my 1up but you sir have some extremely valid points! Well done!
  • 4 0
 I tried the first generation of this Saris rack a couple years ago. I felt like I was going to strain something getting it out of the box. I noticed some play in the arms which required the tightening of some bolts in the ratchet mechanism. Total deal-breaker. I felt like I was going to strain something getting it back in the box. As soon as that box was taped up...I ordered a 1UP.
  • 4 0
 I came across some YT video the other week of a new company that built a rack I guess by two of the guys who left 1UP? Can't remember the name, but the video makers said they waited like 4-6 months for it to show up and the rack looks pretty genius. They took 1UP's design and bettered it.
  • 3 0
 Found it. QuikRack
  • 3 0
 @cmi85: quikrstuff.com

These look really good.
  • 3 0
 @cmi85: This looks amazing!
  • 3 0
 @cmi85: Awesome. @sarahmoore please review this next :-)
  • 2 0
 @joostd: sounds like that by the time she can get her hands on one, it'll be outdated and likely revised
  • 2 0
 @cmi85: f*ckING HEAVY!!!! And insanely longer tray to tray. At that lenght I would rather have a hanging rack! Though I think for 1-2 bike racks it's nice.

I have the 1Up SuperDuty and 4 trays, and I would not do it again. I would buy the single, and a 6 bike hanging rack.
  • 2 0
 @REZEN: which is heavy, the 1Up or the QuikRack?
Why does the weight of the rack matter?
It seems like commenters here b!tch about weight when it's made out of metal and durable. But then also b!tch about quality when it's plastic not metal. Consumers are a fickle bunch.
  • 1 0
 @REZEN: Any recommendations on a 6 bike hanging rack? I have a 2 bike tray rack (kinda crappy hollywood racks, got it for 100$ for a friend though) and plan to replace that if it ever breaks with a 1 up (or maybe quikrack) 2 bike rack, my fiance/friends ride with me just often enough that having 2 bike rack is nice.

What did you like about the 1Up SuperDuty? Just too much weight?
  • 4 0
 I've owned a Saris Superclamp-2 for almost four years now and it has served me well on both short trips to local trails or on six- to eight-hour journeys to the interior of British Columbia. Be it on smooth paved tarmac or unmaintained forest service roads, my bikes have been held secure. Saris make quality products.
  • 3 0
 Hoped these One Up competitors might provoke them to lower their fairly exorbitant prices, but until some of these other companies copying them make a rack that's better, cheaper, or both... it's probably not going to happen.
  • 2 0
 It will never happen. The prices will rise
  • 2 0
 If you want lower than "exorbitant prices" stop looking for "Made In The USA."
  • 6 0
 One Up makes dropper posts and other parts that install onto/into the bike. 1Up makes bike racks and bike rack related accessories.
  • 1 0
 @Dopepedaler: this isn’t made in the USA and it’s still too expensive.
  • 1 0
 @s200s: Must be the "fair" hand of the free market? Fewer sources of cheap labor to exploit?
  • 3 0
 Anyone else notice that if you scrape the back end of that rack on the ground the first thing that hits is that release lever to drop the rack down? On the plus side it's an easy way to trim your bars. Also 1up!
  • 2 0
 DO NOT BUY this rack. I'll start by saying the SARIS support team is top-notch and I have nothing against them. I originally purchased the MTR-2 rack because the 1UP was backordered for 2 months. The MTR rack broke multiple times and SARIS has since discontinued it and replaced it with the MHS. SARIS support sent me a brand new MHS after continued trouble with the MTR and for that, I do give them (the people at the company) 5-stars. So, my very first use with the MHS was a trip to Hurricane, UT. I was driving on a well grated dirt road around 30mph. I got a call from my buddy behind me who said "hey, your bikes back here". When I went back to grab my bike and look at the rack, both arms were open with roughly 6 inches of extra room on both tires. Each tray is bolted on with 4 bolts that SARIS says to torque to 12 or 15 NM. Whatever the spec, I followed the instructions exactly and used a torque wrench. The tray bolts were skewed so much that the tray was crooked to the naked eye from 20 feet away. Now, each tray also comes with a tire block and a strap. I did not install either of these. I'd installed them on the MTR and both rattled off within a month of use. These are by no means something that if not used should cause BOTH arms to open and have your bike fly out of the rack. For instance, 1UP has a similar design and they don't even provide a tire block or strap. In fact, if I had the strap strapped, the arms would've opened and my bike would've been dragging behind my truck. SARIS is not warrantying the parts broken on my bike because I did not use the block and strap. Neither of which were the reason the rack failed. Literally both arms opened AND the tray moved even when torqued to spec. I appreciate the company's attempt to right the wrong of the initial MTR design, but I find it completely unacceptable that my $8k Santa Cruz flew off the bike rack when the arms were tightened to the max on the tires when I left my house. If you plan to drive on dirt roads (which if you mountain bike I'm sure you do), then get a 1UP or similar rack.
  • 6 1
 Yeah yeah the rack looks very functional, can we get some more pics of that chromag?
  • 8 2
 four bikes and that rack makes a honda fit a wheelie machine
  • 2 0
 "We have been abandoned by our bicycle trade and industry groups who have sided with members of the industry who have sent most of their production and manufacturing overseas and outside the United States." — Saris' Chris Fortune

Guess this explains the near $1,000 price tag for this rack...

www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2018/09/07/utah-rack-maker-smiling-about-proposed-tariffs-his-competition#.YflbuOrMKUk
  • 3 0
 Chris and the Saris brain trust took tax dollars as seed money for their outsourcing projects.
www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/12/04/ppp-loans-were-welcomed-are-touchy-topic-industrys-boom-year#.YflkhCVOKEc
  • 4 0
 @s200s: Holy sh** they were the largest recipient on record?! $2,373,000 is insane...
  • 3 0
 @lpat1717: Absolutely nuts, and sickening - I just searched the company I used to worked for (5people) got $100k PPP.....yet my income for the year was down to 30% of previous year
  • 2 3
 In 2020 Saris took the biggest PPP loan in the bike industry and furloughed workers to get that money. In 2021, Saris permanently closed their American factory in MN and shipped production/jobs to China.
  • 2 1
 @Misfortune: I have been unable to find any news that Saris closed their US manufacturing facilities and moved production to China. You got any links to relevant news?
  • 3 0
 @Misfortune: ? Please list source of information.
  • 1 0
 @joseburke: Shockingly accurate details actually. The furlough was to get the WI State version on PPP. Temporary, brazen, and 100% successful theft of taxpayer money. The MN factory used to operate under the name Bike Fixation and employed on of the minds behind cars-r-coffins.
Good sleuthing @Misfortune.
www.bicycleretailer.com/announcements/2021/06/24/sugar-wheel-works-hires-hurl-everstone-industry-veteran-and-cultural-leader
  • 4 0
 $900 for a plastic/metal mix 2 bike rack, with hundreds more for add-ons. What a f*cking time to be alive.

This shit is getting out of hand.
  • 2 0
 So for all that cost, you get the option to add only ONE extra tray (called a "Duo", but holds only _one_?). Kinda limiting.

I know everyone has been yelling "1-UP!!" because it uses a similar bike holding mechanism, but they're missing the real benefit of 1-UP's system:
A single hitch system can go from all the way from 1 to 4 bikes.

Pretty sure no one else has that much flexibility. With the Saris, if you start with 1 then you get limited to 2 max, or you have to start with 3 to even have the possibility of 4. That's where 1-UP is the real game changer.
  • 3 0
 rockymounts.com/products/splitrail-ls.html

This goes out to a 4 bike rack and the weight is 76lbs @ 4x Bike. There is plastic, but damn, I've been using this for near 5 years w no issues. And if you are lucky enough to get a discount... I got the 4x all said and done ~$600 w/ shipping.
  • 2 0
 The 1Up has add on capability to do either go from 2-4 or from 1-3, in increments of 1. I personally have a single and have a second tray I add when brining friends.
  • 2 0
 I’d like to try out a 1up, to check out its durability, stability, and ease of use. For the time being my Thule T2 classic (with add on) has been pretty bulletproof (2” hitch). And Thule maintains their parts catalog, without price gouging, which is pretty awesome. I’ve fully rebuilt the used roof carrier of theirs that I bought and it’s going on 6yrs in full time usage.
  • 1 0
 I loved my T2 classic… until I added the add on. Too much flex and bounce and hangs too low to the ground. The original 2 bike rack was awesome though
  • 1 0
 1Up or Shut up! Have owned one for almost 5 years now. Best hitch mounted system, period! Until this shitty attempt at a copy, 1Up was the only bike rack that you could offset each bike depending on fit, so as to not have rubbing between bikes. Most of my bike damage over the years is from racks like Thule or Yakima with fixed positions with rubbing of a brake caliper against a bar, etc. Buy 'Murican, support a Cheesehead!
  • 1 0
 I get it. 1up.

But if you’re looking for an updated 1up,, check out quikrstuff.

Yes. They’re a bit more expensive, and have a long wait list…

But if you compare apples to apples, the 1 up ends up only slightly cheaper than the quikrstuff. Plus you don’t need to buy multiple handles if you’re carrying 2, 3 or 4 bikes. Nor do you need to invest in a long shackle padlock to secure the hitch expansion bolt.

As a bonus it’s 99% aluminum and made in the good old USA.
  • 1 0
 When will rack companies design a license plate holder along with a light to illuminate it? I was pulled over for that exact reason, that my rack impeded the view of my plate. One up has an attachment, but no light. In Europe racks are sold with not only a license plate attachment, but also tail and turn lights.
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore is your fit running a class 1 hitch or class 2. Both class 1 and 2 use a 1 1/4 receiver but have different weight limits.
Any updates on longevity? Looking at this as a viable option for our Subaru hatch but the rack is heavyyyyy
  • 9 5
 Inexplicably mounted to the rear of an extra long dual cab pick up in every wannabe influencer's videos soon.
  • 13 0
 Don't forget the Salt Life sticker.
  • 4 0
 Not and influencer, but I had a 1up rack on the rear of my Tacoma and it worked great when we actually used the truck to haul non-bike gear along with the actual bikes such as pop up tents tool kits, luggage/travel gear, cooking gear etc. I currently use only a tailgate pad on a daily basis. I don't use it often since I live next to my local trails and can ride there. That said, on an extended trip or when haul more than two people, their bikes + gear the receiver hitch is great.
  • 13 0
 I wish we could photo comment on here. Once had a 4 spot hitch rack and a tailgate pad all full with 3 more in the back seat. The rest of us were in cars without racks. I’ve got 89 followers on the gram, so ya, I’m a pretty big deal.
  • 2 0
 When the truck bed has a tonneau cover with a rack on top prominently displaying a shovel, jack, and fuel can you gotta put the bikes somewhere...
  • 5 0
 @bman33: Yeah, agreed. I just took an 8 hour drive to Sedona with my bikes slung over a tailgate pad. The contact point where the bikes and the pad contact seems like a bad idea if there's any dirt at all on the bike (which of course there is after a long ride). Basically sandpaper on the bike. So I bought a 1up and I couldn't be more excited to mount in on the back of my F150 for long drives.
  • 1 0
 I sure wish you could put a 2" receiver on a small car. I have 1up that used to be on a Tacoma with a 2" hitch, and now it's on a Mazda 3 with a 1.25" and i hate looking in the rear view mirror and watching that thing sway around (with only one bike!_)
  • 3 0
 You can depending on application. I strongly considered a Torklift hitch for my Sportwagon but didn't want to hassle with the USA pick up shenanigans. I wish I had; my hitch and 1.25" Thule are ok but same issues with swaying and always only 99% sure things will be ok.

Here's one that might have worked for you: torkliftcentral.com/2019-mazda3-sedan-ecohitch. And they have stuff for other vehicles as well.
  • 2 0
 Our 2nd car is a Honda fit and there are no 2" receivers made for it anywhere. I just bought a 1 1/4" receiver and a 2" hitch extender accessory, brought it to a local welder and he cut out the original and welded in the 2" receiver. It was like $100 and much more robust than anything I could have gotten. I was sick of having the sketchy 1 1/4" setup you had and highly recommend going the custom route!
  • 1 0
 @EnsBen: This kind is even better. Lives inside the bike rack tube, and bolts the rack to the hitch so it doesn't move at all.
www.amazon.com/dp/B07THC26Y5
  • 1 0
 @Bryanan: what kind of rack do you have? With how many bikes?

I've a nsr-2 on my honda fit with the 1.25" adapter, and the official tongue weight capacity wouldn't allow a third bike on the back. As I understand it, that has less to do with whether the hitch will break off, and more of how well it will handle as the back weight lifts the front up.

I'm intensely interested in this subject because my FIT is getting on its last legs, and I am trying to figure out what to buy next that will work in the city, but still get me, the kids, and our 3 bikes out mountainbiking and camping.
  • 1 0
 @octet: The Honda Fit is an amazing/cheap/utilitarian car, but it's big downside is the weight capacity. We have a 2" OneupUSA rack which handles our two 35-ish pound bikes just fine. We've done big road trips with a bunch of gear and 2 mtn bikes where the rear end sags a lot, but it's never been an issue. I think there's a good chance that 3 full size mtb's on a tray-style rack would cantilever the rear end of a Fit too much (this style rack sticks out far from the bumper with 3 bikes), but a vertical rack like yours is probably fine.
One note about hitch durability-- the center mount for the Fit's receiver is only hanging onto thin sheet metal, but it's mainly there for vertical stability. Our center mount sheared off last year when the rack nailed a steep driveway. I just cut out two rectangles of plate steel to sandwich either side of the car's sheet metal and bolted to that, now it has much more surface area supporting it rather than thin sheet metal.
Sorry for the ramble... the car is a freaking awesome mini utility vehicle, but for much more than 2 people + bikes, you probably eventually want something meant to carry more weight.
  • 1 0
 I have a 2" receiver on my chevy volt lol
  • 3 2
 My experience with Saris has been poor. Customer service and warranty policy is not upto the competition. Basically anything plastic or mechanical is not covered by warranty. Buyer beware. Too bad because it would be nice to support a domestic company.
  • 2 0
 These look good, I wish these were available for euro cars and towbar. Aside from Thule there isn't any decent bike rack available around here and those are eye watering expensive.
  • 2 0
 Have a look at Buzzrack, that's what my next one will be. The old ones were a bit crap, but they seem to have things nailed now from the ones I've looked at - and they tend to be a chunk cheaper than Thule/Atera/etc
  • 3 0
 thule is not good either.
compared to the stuff in USA, its stoneage garbage.
and btw: there are a few other brands on par with thule for less money.
  • 1 0
 @mashrv1: Saris is probably made in the same factory now.
  • 1 0
 @Keepiru: feel free to share those brands, I don't know them.

@mashrv1 Buzzzrack is generik chinese stuff, can be had in our local auto store chain (Norauto) for probably cheaper since it is under their own name.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: that’s interesting, never seen Buzzrack kit under any other brand here (will be keeping an eye out now though!.
The thing is, even if it’s cheaper Chinese stuff, it’s cheaper Chinese stuff that works. I have no issue with that
  • 4 0
 31kg heavy rack for how much? 700$ ? And it carries only two bikes? You mean it really?
  • 1 0
 $900 actually...
  • 6 0
 1 Up
  • 7 2
 An inferior One Up clone at no cost savings.

What’s the point?!
  • 3 0
 Fatbike owner here.. never will *any* of my bikes be on a rack on slushy winter roads. Compromising the rack to fit 5" tires is silly.
  • 1 0
 Was a sad day coming home and looking at my matte black bike covered in 1 hours worth of driving in salt and slush. Bike rack goes away in the winter.
  • 2 0
 Sounds like a product opportunity for a rack-mounted splash guard
  • 3 0
 Plastic bits that will fade and crack over time. Will this rack even be easy to service or serviceable at all? Why not just buy a 1UP?
  • 1 0
 Question for anyone who knows - we have a variety of wheel sizes in our house and I've held off buying a 1up as you need to get a hex wrench out to adjust the rack. This one looks easier to change wheel sizes but I can't tell. Thanks in advance.
  • 3 0
 no tools needed, they unscrew with a lever attached then you slide it to the right spot and tighten it back up...big improvement over the Saris MTR i have and still use.
  • 1 0
 I don't know your range of sizes but I have carried my 26" DJ bike, 27.5" XL FS, 29" L FS and 27.5" XL fat bike on my 1up roof rack without making any adjustments.
  • 2 0
 The 1up just uses a hex nut to hold the through-bolt to change the wheel sizes. I bet you could replace that with a hand-tightened nut and it'd be easy to switch sizes without tools. Just look up "hand nut" (phrasing) on McMaster-Carr or similar place for a replacement.
  • 1 0
 @aaron270: good to know. Thanks.
  • 3 0
 I'll be another voice to ignore this ad copy and just go with 1UP. 1UP products are buy-it-for-life quality in my experience.
  • 1 0
 I had a saris rack beofre I got my thule t2 pro xtr. Couldn't recommend it to anyone, ever, at all. Insanely low quality, very rattly and loud on any road that's not fresh blacktop, and not once, but twice the join where front bikes attach the frame rusted away and snapped (luckily not while there were bikes loaded). 1st time they gave me a discount on a new rack, 2nd time they told me I was SOL and I got it welded and reinforced by a friend. Rack was just the most unholy piece of garbage with questionable construction, bad design, and even worse durability. Wouldn't recommend the brand to anyone after that.
  • 1 0
 My 1Up went from the roof to the hitch and car to car.. If you manage to break it, every part is available. Truly outstanding product. The worst thing that could happen to a rack maker is for a Pinkbike review and requisite comments.
  • 1 0
 Trying to keep an open mind with this one, but with the 1Up and Quick Rack Mach 2 in mind, it gets a pass.

Weight is a problem. Most cars and many CUVs can't take a 2" hitch. A 70-something pound rack takes a big chunk out of what you can safely carry with a 1.25" hitch, and that's assuming the rack stays on the car. Installing this thing looks like a hernia.

Modularity is a problem. It's not low-profile in a single-bike configuration and adding a third tray has a lot of friction. The 1Up's two bolts were already improved to be tool-less in the QRM2. This rack has four bolts to add a second tray holder. It'll be superfluous with a 1.25" hitch because I wouldn't want to try a third bike anyway.

I do like the convenient pull-handle to lower the rack relative to the 1Up's hidden bar, but Thule and QRM2 are also convenient. The tire strap confuses me; why is it necessary? I also don't care for the other plastic parts. On my Kuat NV, the plastic, rubber, paint, and coated pieces all aged poorly with UV exposure. If it's not aluminum, a stainless fastener, or a composite washer to keep the noise down, I don't want it in a rack.

Cost is problem. This is about the most expensive rack available. It needs to be definitively better than everything else to merit that ask, and it's just not. For $1K, I'd get on the waiting list for the QRM2.
  • 1 0
 No rack comes close to the Dovetail Ferst bike rack (dovetailferst.com), 14lbs for a double. Most secure and versatile, any wheel size, any frame style. All aluminum, no moving parts apart the pressure screw that secures the crankarm. Mine looks new after 7 years.
  • 1 0
 Did they go out of business? Nothing is available on their site.
  • 2 0
 @senglebe: My guess is they are overwhelmed by demand surge and need to revise their operation. I think it's a two-men shop.
  • 3 0
 Clearly 1UP needs to up its game and start pumping some ad revenue into Outside.
  • 2 0
 I mean zero frame contact is nice, but it costs and weights twice as much as a normal rack. And you can't really fold it to make it smaller for storage. Hard pass.
  • 2 1
 Oh and it doesn't even have a lightset. So it is not legal in many countries. Also the price is then even a bigger joke.
  • 3 0
 What's a "normal" rack to you? Check pricing on 1Up, Thule, Kuat..."inexpensive" doesn't show up there either. Not sure what rack you're running for $500 that includes a light system and licence plate mount, please let us know.
  • 4 0
 buy a beater pickup and a blanket
  • 2 1
 $899.... buy a car that you can put your bike in the back of!!!

Berlingo... 50mpg and the bike lives in the back of it, no crap off the road hitting my baby and its always there for me when I need it!
  • 3 0
 I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that the Berlingo might be a tough sell into the US and Canada
  • 4 0
 @mashrv1: nah, Canadians love small cars and hatchbacks. Yes, lotsa people love their jumbo trucks here, but Canada has different viws of small cars in that you're not a "failure" if you own one. In the US, station wagons and hatchbacks are denounced, hence some incredibly ugly 4 doors such as a 4dr Yaris being sold, whereas Canadians opted for the 4 door model of the same care ( much more useful and aesthetically pleasing.) The Mazda 2 was sold in Canada, as was the Nissan Micra, both of which were deemed too small for the US.
  • 1 0
 @woofer2609: while you are right, but I’m pretty certain Canada is losing a lot of the compact hatches for the next sales cycle. No Fit, no Yaris, no Golf tsi etc. so get a hatch while it’s hot!
  • 5 2
 @gman3000: I know you're right, but it saddens me. Most people, myself included, just want reliable, cheap(ish), transportation. I'm surprised Ford didn't predict how popular the new hybrid Maverick would be. Especially in Canada where fuel is almost $7 a gallon, why the heck are such behemoths as the f150 seen as "personal transportation"?
Capitalism:1
Common sense and consideration of others:0
  • 1 0
 @mashrv1: why? We have lots of minivans and utility vans here
  • 2 0
 I stand corrected, although I can’t remember seeing anything quite like a Berlingo (much smaller than something like a Dodge Caravan)
  • 1 0
 @mashrv1: I loved my dodge caravan.
  • 1 0
 @mashrv1: I just googled... Berlingo looks like a great vehicle, but its not a tough sell into Canada, its a "cannot be sold" into Canada.... they can only come in if crazy tax is paid, or they are many years old.

The rest of the world gets all the cool cars, and we get American crap. Its brutal. Even the Honda FIT (my own car, with a NSR-2 rack on the back and a thule 1-bike rack and a box on top) isn't available in Canada anymore. FIT was a Honda best seller, but I think they thought it was too cheap, so decided to stop selling them here, just as they started to make a hybrid.
  • 7 3
 1UP for people without taste
  • 1 0
 So you would rather pay more for something that is built worse, is bigger and heavier?
  • 3 0
 Same price and weight as a Velocirax, but not made of steel, and carries less than half the bikes. Nice.
  • 2 0
 I owned the first iteration of this rack. Poorly designed and constructed. I hope they addressed the shortcomings, especially for $9 large.
  • 2 0
 '9 large' is $9,000.
  • 3 0
 seriously...how can that be 900$ worth of metal. This is why I kept a cheap POS rack for so long before I got my truck.
  • 2 0
 It appears to be $875 worth of metal and $25 worth of plastic.
  • 1 0
 @stevemokan: touche`
  • 2 0
 Normally when you copy something, you undercut the people you copied since you don't have any R&D.
Someone at Saris and Thule needs to head back to school.
  • 2 0
 Racks should come with turn signals and brake lights etc. for safety and insurance reasons...One could add their own me thinks.
  • 1 0
 Someone needs to make a theft -proof bike lock that fits into a hitch receiver and comes with bike trays that holds four bikes. It's all about securing the bike these days.
  • 3 1
 The best part of the 1up is the low weight and ease of install. Anything over 50 pounds is a major hassle.
  • 3 0
 Put 4 eMTBs on it and you can do wheelies with the Honda Fit!
  • 1 0
 "35lb per bike (spots 3+4)" Newly redesigned and not even suitable for the current market. Even the mid-level 1up supports 50lbs and the super duty version 75lbs.
  • 1 0
 rockymounts.com/products/splitrail-ls.html

Pretty damn solid rack system here. Converts from a 2-3-4. The 4x weighs in at 76lbs
  • 1 0
 So no lights and no numberplateholder?
Isn't that supposed to be obliged by law?
  • 2 0
 Any these type of racks work with a tow-bar?
  • 1 0
 Different setup to ours. In theory you might be able to import the necessary hitch, but lack of BSi/CE/whatever marks could cause grief if you ever had an issue. My mind is still blown by the fact they don't need a light board!
  • 2 0
 my car is nearly cheaper than that
  • 1 0
 and you live in very nearly the most expensive nation on the planet???
  • 3 0
 @cmi85: Here the rich people travel by trains, poor ones drive cars Smile
  • 2 0
 @ice29: no shit?!?! That's so awesome and progressive, love it. I'd love to know why that is
  • 1 0
 @cmi85: The answer is simple, trains are expensive Big Grin (and gas is SUPER cheap relative to salaries here)

Well it was meant partly as a joke, but it’s true that if you buy a train ticket without any discount it is REALLY expensive (so usually only tourists do that, every local who uses public transport has a 1/2 fare card for appr. 150$ per year)
for approx 3700$ per year you can have a card for unlimited train/bus travel in whole Switzerland (or 6000$ for 1st class on trains)
A car can cost you much less if you have a cheap place to park it and you have a cheap insurance. And it’s an old car without any value Smile
  • 2 0
 Nice looking cable lock! Now hand me that leatherman...
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing the weight on the Saris rack is coming from judicious use of CR steel.
  • 2 0
 Seems like this is more of a PSA.
  • 1 0
 Not a chance you would get that in a tiny UK parking spot. Certified for North American parking only.
  • 1 0
 such a pity all the cool bike racks would never get a permission to be used in the European Union Frown
  • 1 0
 Bike racks are so hot right now it seems. Every week a new one
  • 3 1
 Quickr racks
  • 2 0
 That's the one I was thinking about and saw some vids for the other week. Glad it wasn't just me. Looks pretty slick......but these things being $700+ is sort of ridiculous.
  • 2 0
 @cmi85: yeah it does but that one looks the best by far. I can only wish because I need a 4 bike rack and that would be almost 2 grand
  • 1 0
 @Frank191: I got my NV2.0 blacked out 4-bike setup for total around $800 I think, bought about 4yrs ago the base and then the 2 bike add-on. Only issue occasionally is bars touching.
  • 1 0
 I thought of it versus 1Up, but then saw videos of how much the add on units wobble. I was surprised.
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: the kuat addon units?
  • 1 0
 What?!?!, I can’t load my +35lb Enduro bike on the 3rd and 4th rack?
  • 1 0
 $800 to fit two bikes, why do good bike racks have to be soooo pricey?
  • 3 3
 Mods, can you change the title to : “Expensive 1Up Copycat Rack That Weighs Too Much”?
  • 1 0
 The pictures make the bike rack look bigger than the Honda Fit.
  • 1 0
 At that weight, that Honda Fit is about to start popping some wheelies.
  • 1 0
 1up pricing going up soon - those wanting better order one now
  • 1 0
 Man, that's a massively huge and wide rack!
  • 1 1
 thats what she said
  • 1 0
 @R2J2: The pics were worth more than 1000 words there. The rack is just too wide, even for any SUV!
  • 2 1
 Anyone heard of this little Wisconsin based company called 1up?
  • 1 0
 got stopped at the price...why bother cuz mine works and id recommend
  • 1 0
 Does it have Kashima and will it carry my Sno-Go ?
  • 1 0
 How has no one mentioned 1up?
  • 1 1
 Thank god I live 10 min. from my local trail.
  • 2 1
 $$$ Ouch....
  • 1 1
 This the Pamela Anderson of bike racks, after the plastic surgery. LOL!
  • 1 0
 76lbs! That poor Fit!
  • 2 2
 1UP
  • 3 3
 ugly AF
  • 1 1
 It's not a Kuat.
  • 1 2
 1 up or Kuat NV 2.0?
  • 3 2
 Love my murdered out NV2.0
  • 1 0
 The one with no plastic.
  • 3 1
 @cogsci: and then if they make it all out of metal I'm sure I can find you posting comments bitching about price or weight.
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