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MonoRail Solo

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Estimated avalability 1/15/2024


The little brother of the MonoRail, the MonoRail Solo is perfect for those who do not need all of the capacity but still want the versatility of it’s larger brother. Superlight with a 25 lbs rack weight, the solo is our easiest rack to take on and off a vehicle. Out of the box the MonoRail family has the widest carrying capacity of our line up, due to their ability to fit up to a 5” fat bike tire. The solo also has the added versatility of allowing for both 1.25” and 2” hitches out of the box.

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  • Carries 1 bike, up to 60 lbs. Expandable to 2 bikes up to 45 lbs per tray, with Add-On
  • No contact with frame, secures bicycle by front wheel
  • Carries road tires up to 5.0” fat bike tires, and diameters from 20” to 29”
  • Compatible with bicycle wheelbases from 36” to 50”
  • Folds flat against the vehicle and tilts down 30 degrees to allow for hatch access
  • Fits both 1.25” and 2” hitches with adapter sleeve (included) & anti-wobble bolt
  • Includes locking hitch bolt, cable lock, and standard lock pods, keyed alike
  • Not for use with fender equipped bicycles, or on Class I hitch receivers
  • Rack weight 25 lbs (shipping weight 35 lbs)
  • Fit Memo- For cargo vanss, depending on hitch manufacturer, handlebar width, an 8" Hitch Extension may be required for handlebars to clear the door.

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  • 5
    Awesome Rack

    Posted by Jeffrey Saffir on Jul 29th 2018

    I purchased this rack a few weeks ago and I'm very pleased with the quality and function. It is light, easy to use and seems to be made very well. I especially like how it carries the bike higher on my vehicle compared to other racks I have seen. The tilt feature with the bike on the rack is great. I would recommend though that you are careful with the blue handle when folding up the rack on your vehicle. A couple of times the blue handle pinched my fingers when I wasn't watching what I was doing because the handle travels in a cut out on the rack and it is easy for it to not fit in when pulling it. Just pay attention and you'll be fine. Great job of building a great rack!

  • 5
    MonoRail Solo

    Posted by Ryan L. on Jul 2nd 2018

    This rack is perfect. If you only have one bike to haul around and don’t like having your bike up on the roof, this is the rack for you. The lock system is so simple and easy. The tilt is smooth as butter and adjusting it is even smoother with the handle being so accessible. I highly recommend this rack.

  • 5
    Pretty close to perfect

    Posted by dan on May 12th 2018

    I live mere feet from hundreds of miles of trails. I also own an SUV. For years never needed a rack; the few times my 29er needed transporting I simply took the front wheel off and backed the bike in. Then I started transporting my bike across town twice weekly to help a group of beginners learn the sport. Doing the wheel off/back in/deal with dirty bike/back of SUVfull/can't haul more than 1 passenger got old. Researched the usual options and went with the MonoRail Solo. Reasons: lifetime warranty, simple installation, bike held firmly and securely, came with two locks and a big cable. Let's be real: a good thief will cut through any lock, my friends can attest to that, but as a deterrent the included cable and locks are very nice. There is no wobble and the tilt feature is priceless. The SUV hatch opens with the bike on, and the tilt handle is easy to grab and use. My friend's other rack tilt handle is a pain to grasp. I also like the diminutive size and color. Didn't want a giant long industrial looking rack hanging off the back. Purchased mine on sale. Highly recommend; in fact, I recommended RockyMount's swingaway hitch rack to a truck buddy.

  • 5

    Posted by Bill M. on Apr 6th 2018

    The Monorail Solo is all I expected from rockymounts, and more. I travel a fair amount in my 4X4 Mercedes Sprinter and have wanted a quality, sturdy, well-designed and well-built hitch rack for one. The Monorail Solo is by far the best I've found, and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.

  • 4
    good for my commute

    Posted by Ellen K on Feb 14th 2018

    I live outside of Atlanta and drive most of the way to work. I do not want to pay parking in town, so park outside of town and ride the last few miles on my bike. I was looking for a platform rack to carry one bike that was compact and easy to use. This rack fits snugly against the car and carries my specialized globe really well. I had to wait a while for it, which is why i gave it 4 stars, other than that it is 5 star. It was hard to find a good quality one bike rack, and they told me if i ever want to add a second bike mount, it is easy to expand it.