With more than 40 years in the bike industry, and as the company that introduced the first strap-on trunk rack in 1976, the Wisconsin-based bicycle rack manufacturer, Saris, knows that innovation waits for no one. Today they announced noteworthy improvements to their best-selling family of hitch racks, the Freedom and SuperClamp.
Saris is long known for their emphasis on design. The Madison-based company stayed true to this philosophy, as each of the four racks in the Freedom family received aesthetic enhancements.Sleek grey touch points and white decals on gloss black paint ensures that the Freedom and SuperClamp racks look good on any vehicle, and showcase the beauty of each bike it transports. This cool palette is further enhanced by the eye-catching reflectors featured on the SuperClamp EX 2- and 4-bike, along with the Freedom EX 2-bike.
For the SuperClamp racks, the aesthetic upgrades merely scratch the surface on the impressive feature enhancements. The most exciting improvement adds tilting capabilities to the SuperClamp EX 2-bike's signature low-profile, single-bar design with no frame contact. Just like it's big brother, the SuperClamp EX 4-bike, the 2-bike can now tilt away from the vehicle, even when fully loaded, and folds up when not in use. Both platform racks have been outfitted with the new Saris universal wheel tray, a wheel holder that accommodates wheels up to 4 inches. The upcoming Freedom EX 2-bike will also tout these feature improvements.
"When we say we listen to our customers, we mean it," said Product Manager, Sarah Reiter. "From tilting capabilities to making access to the hatch easier to reflectors providing better visibility in day and night to an integrated bottle opener which makes everything about the cyclist's adventure more fun – we heeded the requests of our consumers and worked with our in-house team of engineers to create solutions that not only function flawlessly, they look amazing too."
For up-to-date information on the SuperClamp EX 2-bike ($469.99), SuperClamp EX 4-bike ($849.99), Freedom EX 2-bike ($349.99), Freedom 2-bike ($269.99) and Freedom 4-bike ($539.99), follow Saris on Facebook or sign-up for their newsletter.