They say one is the loneliest number, but if you have your bike with you – who cares? Every rider doesn’t need to be able to carry two, three, or four bikes, so RockyMounts is adding a new rack to the mix. The MonoRail Solo is just that – a hitch mounted tray rack that is designed to carry just one bike.
Using the same rack design as other RockyMounts products like the standard MonoRail, the MonoRail Solo uses a ratcheting wheel fork for the front, a flip up wheel support, and a simple ratchet strap for the rear wheel. Able to accommodate tires up to 5″, the rack will fit bikes with 20″ to 29″ wheels, and up to a 48″ wheelbase. It’s also strong enough to support heavy eBikes, yet the rack is super light thanks to the single tray design at 25lbs.
However, should you decide somewhere down the line that you really would like to be able to carry two bikes, Rocky Mounts has you covered. Pop off the black end cap above, and you can install the MonoRail Single Bike Add-on which adds another tray for an additional $169.95.
Should you need to pop the trunk, the MonoRail tilts down with a tug of the blue lever – even with a bike loaded. It also fits 1 1/4″ and 2″ receivers out of the box and cinches tight with an anti wobble hitch bolt.
The rack also ships with a lock for the hitch pin as well as a cable lock for the bikes – both of which use the same key. The MonoRail Solo should be available mid-November, and it will run $279.