I have a Saris adapter, along with the Saris Solo rack. I'm using the rack on a 2009 Jetta and the adapter with an Electra Townie. The setup works well. I like the Solo rack because a) I only need to carry one bike at a time; b) it's lightweight and easy to attach; c) it doesn't shift or seem unstable; d) it's easy to put away and store in the trunk. I just wrap the pedal that touches the car in a towel so the car paint doesn't get scratched and I tie the front wheel to the frame so it doesn't shift and hit the car.
As far as the adapter goes, it does the job well.
- The length can be adjusted depending on your bike.
- One clamp is wider than the other (to accommodate thicker bars)
- The ends are rubberized so your bike's paint doesn't get damaged.
- Easy to put on and take off
- It's heavy and feels very solid. Some say that it seems "weak" but I don't find this to be the case at all.
- This largely depends on the height of your seat and the bike itself, but I find that in order to get the bike level, I have to raise the seat up from the normal position
- The large clamp doesn't seem like it'd fit on thick bikes like the Nirve beach cruisers. It fits around my Townie with not much room to spare.
- Clamp size is not adjustable.
For some reason the rack looks tilted and/or the beam looks like it's bending, but it's just the photo.
Last edited by Maybeiloveyou; 03-13-11 at 05:27 PM.