Saris Cycle-On Pro Bike Rack

3.54/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $439.99


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Product Description

The Cycle-On Pro offers all of the same great features as the Cycle-On model, with a hassle-free hitch and locking system that eliminates wobble. Folds up when not in use Allows both wheels to be left on bike, 60-pound weight limit per bike, 35-pound per bike for add-ons Features easier to use, hassle-free hitch; eliminates wobble in receiver Bikes lock to rack and rack locks to vehicle Item Specifications Ship Weight 65lbs Hitch Type 1-1/4" Receiver Number of Bikes 2


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AYYGGSS a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2014

Strengths:    no touch clamping mechanism . customer service is amazing .

Weaknesses:    weight fr some 1 1/4 hitches

Bottom Line:   
ive owned this rack for a few years now and although it is not perfect, it works extremely well. the arm clamps down on just the tire and leaves no marks on my bikes. i have put everything on it from road to CX to downhill bikes with no problems . the saris anti wobble works as intended . but the absolute best part of this rack is the customer support . with out any question or challenge they have sent me numerous parts that have worn out due to rust or basic elements and ZERO CHARGE!!. not even shipping . they stand behind their product !00% nomatter what / i will always own a saris rack

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Favorite Trail:   the ones that point down

Duration Product Used:   2-3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   thule t2, thule roof rack

Bike Setup:   26-29in wheels up to 48in wheelbases

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Doug Stoecker a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2014

Strengths:    Overbuilt, all critical components are steel, secure fastening, never a slipped ratchet after 3 years of use, easy to load/unload bike, integrated anti-wobble works well, flip up/flip down system is easy and strong,

Weaknesses:    Will NOT carry two bikes side by side that have wider suspension forks (like two Talas 36, or Fox 40, etc)....the chainstay of one will hit the fork lower of the other preventing it from sitting straight up in the tray. This is a major flaw. Furthermore, you cannot just flip the outer tray and wheel holder to the outboard side of the rail to make more space between bikes by unbolting the components as it appears you can. The mounting plate for the ratchet arm pivot is welded to the rail. I had to cut through the welds, flip the hardware around and re-weld it to the other side of the rail...now I can mount two DH bikes next to each other without touching. However, if you do this, you won't be able to use the two bike extension without further modifications. Other weaknesses: should have just made the front wheel trays and couple other plastic pieces metal also, since it already weighs a ton, should either fold down for rear vehicle entry or swing away considering how much it weighs.

Bottom Line:   
Reasonably priced, basic rack if you need a very strong (heavy) unit and don't have wide bikes....but I gave a poor review because most of us looking for a tough heavy rack have bigger heavier bikes and are transporting them off road...so kind of a mismatch.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Merchant

Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Similar Products Used:   Many Yakimas and Thules over the years (hitch, roof, and truck bed)

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz VP Free - 2009
Specialized 26" Enduro - 2012
Ritchey Super Comp - 1994

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wisemi a Weekend Warrior from Murfreesboro, TN

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2011

Strengths:    Very capable and durable. Easy to load two full suspension Niner bikes for short or long travel. Really takes worry away!

Weaknesses:    I have some fading/delamination on the aluminum arms but Saris is more than willing to take care of me. Amazing service so no other problems or weaknesses.

Bottom Line:   
I had a Xport hitch rack and while carrying my brand new Niner, the wheel tray collapsed and I drug my front wheel for 1/4 mile, bent my rim beyond repair and took some knobs off my brand new Maxxis Ardent tire! After much research I landed on this rack. It is amazing. I have taken it from TN to FL, NC, OH and the bike never moves. It's dummy proof! I would not trust my 4600 bike on any other rack. I normally carry another high end Niner so it's worth the extra $$$ to buy the last rack you'll have to own. Lifetime warranty and in my opinion excellent customer support from Saris. I would Highly Recommend this rack to anyone with a high end road or mountain bike. Protects the finish by grabbing the tire snug. Can't say enough good about this purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   Hamilton Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   maccyclestore.com

Similar Products Used:   Xport, THULE.

Bike Setup:   2010 Niner RIP9 and also a Airborne Spectre Titanium TT bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 11GFHIFI a Cross Country Rider from Kansas City

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2011

Strengths:    sturdy,long neck to the hitch. Secure.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, but your bike is flying around

Bottom Line:   
This rack has been one of the best I have used so far. When your bike is mounted, you can be confident it will not be falling into the highway(Xport). Easy to use and from what I understand is primarily made in the USA. Great customer service and lifetime warranty.

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Favorite Trail:   Landhal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Xport, Performance hitch, Saris Thelma


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pocgnikcuf a Weekend Warrior from denver

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2011

Strengths:    very quick, locks to hitch, holds kids bikes

Weaknesses:    plastic seems cheap but i it is still going...

Bottom Line:   
I had one ratchet fail, called Saris and they sent me a new one, free, no questions asked. Now thats a lifetime warranty. Good job Saris

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Favorite Trail:   mtn lion

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   collins bikes

Similar Products Used:   thule

Bike Setup:   intense 6.6

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Calgary, Alberta

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2010

Weaknesses:    Will not, I repeat will not hold fat tire bikes securely. The goofy plastic sockets for the wheels flex to much and the tire will work its way out. Bungy cords fixed it but shouldn't have been necessary.

Bottom Line:   
If you ride a fat tire make sure that you tie the front tire down with bungy cords or webbing. Otherwise prepare to lose your bike.

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Favorite Trail:   various

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   sport Chek

Bike Setup:   Banshee Legend

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by scrummasterfrank a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore, Md

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2010

Strengths:    Design is nice, and very convenient. But this is really no longer an advantage as other competitors (Thule, Yakima, Softride) have similar designs. But I can load my bike in about 2 minutes.

Weaknesses:    NOT WEATHER PROOF. I leave my rack on the car, and it has essentially completely rusted out. Cheap plastic knobbies and other parts detract from the quality of the unit

Bottom Line:   
Expensive. For this kind of money it should be much better weather proofed with stainless parts, etc.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Bike Setup:   2 road or mountain biles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ric a Weekend Warrior from Buford, GA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2009

Strengths:    Heavy Duty Construction. Good finish. Seems more durable than other Racks. Has Locks for the hitch reciever and cable for the bikes. Very easy to load and unload. Not as heavy as other platform carriers. Is everything you need ease of use strength and secure. Oh yea, no tools needed to take out the wobble.

Weaknesses:    Nothing except maybe- it would be nice to have a reflector on the end of the main tube.

Bottom Line:   
This thing blows away the competition. It costs a little more but is worth every bit of it.

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Favorite Trail:   Mansell Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   Reality Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Hollywood Sports Rider SE 3

Bike Setup:   Giant Rainier Mountain Bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daisydog a Weekend Warrior from Boise, Idaho, USA

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2009

Strengths:    Easy to load/unload, solidly holds bikes (great for full suspension) and is very stable on the vehicle & Saris provides great customer support with a lifetime warranty.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy to load, but worth it as the rack so solid

Bottom Line:   
Solid product and great support by Saris. My rack needed some parts due to wear and Saris shipped them out no questions asked for free.

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Favorite Trail:   East Side

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Reed Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Thule

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse MKIII - Comp

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Oliver a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA USA

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Poor design, will not hold 29ers, as claimed.

Bottom Line:   
The rack moves so much, my handle bars hit the back window of my car, and the upright that holds the front wheel comes lose on the freeway.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $439.00

Similar Products Used:   Sportworks T2


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CHenry a Weekend Warrior from Hagerstown

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2008

Strengths:    Design concept and ease of loading. Keeps bike and car well apart. Good for loading especially if you have a tall vehicle and want to avoid putting a bike on the roof. Exceptional warranty service.

Weaknesses:    Weather resistance. Rusts easily in four-season use. Rust can permanently damage the securing mechanisms the rack uses to keep bike attached.

Bottom Line:   
This is an addendum to my first post. In all fairness to Saris, they replaced my entire rack when rust had caused the rack to deteriorate beyond safe use. I rated them low for durability under what I think of as ordinary conditions in use, but the warranty service has been exceptional. I am up-rating to give a little better balance to this account.

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Favorite Trail:   CCT

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   Under The Sun

Similar Products Used:   Thule.

Bike Setup:   2 bike, 2-inch hitch receiver.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by CHenry a Weekend Warrior from Hagerstown, MD

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2008

Strengths:    Convenient loading, keeps bike away from car and vice-versa.

Weaknesses:    Poor metal finishing and rust-prone hardware; poor durability.

Bottom Line:   
Great concept, poor execution. The loading is easy but at three years' use on one car, this unit is shot. There has been extensive rust on all metal parts including the fasteners, main metal carrier body, rear wheel trays, original bolts (I finally had to replace them with stainless ones, they rusted so badly,) retaining arms, ratcheting mechanisms (which have already been replaced once), and hitch bar. The powdercoating must have been applied without treating the steel or was allowed to form rust before coating. There is extensive bubbling and flaking off of the powdercoat finish revealing deep rust that has compromised the structural integrity of this expensive rack. Needless to say, this has been a disappointment. I can't recommend this unit.

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Favorite Trail:   CCT

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $430.00

Similar Products Used:   Thule

Bike Setup:   2 bike hitch mount carrier, 2-inch mount.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JakeHolmes a Cross Country Rider from Racine, WI

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2008

Strengths:    Quick and easy!!! no more removing wheels and making everything fit in the trunk...

Weaknesses:    none... no joke none...

Bottom Line:   
If you want to be able to gear up and go fast get this rack.

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Favorite Trail:   The Edge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   Racine Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher HiFi Plus

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