You’ve got your camping gear, riding gear, your friends, and your bikes all packed – now what to do with your cooler? If you had the new Saris SuperClamp EX 2-Bike + Cargo, it could go outside the vehicle on the new cargo platform – that could just as easily be used to transport storage bins, crates, or any other bulky item that you just don’t have room to put inside the vehicle.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

Saris SuperClamp EX 2-Bike + Cargo

Unlike those poorly made cargo racks that you often see sagging off the back of vehicles on the way to Florida, the Saris version is based off of their impressively durable SuperClamp EX 4 bike rack. Only this time, instead of the two bike positions closest to the car being used for bikes, they’re replaced by a sturdy cargo tray that has a maximum cargo weight of 120lbs. That’s in addition to two 35lb bikes. Already have a SuperClamp rack but want to carry some cargo? The Cargo Accessory will be sold as just the tray for $299 and it can be installed on any Saris SuperClamp or Freedom 4 bike hitch rack.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

The rack itself hasn’t changed much, other than gaining 3″ in length to fit longer wheel base mountain bikes, and will fit anything from road bikes to fat bikes. The rack’s graphics and touch points have also been blacked out, removing all of the yellow (with the exception of a few removable stickers) for a better look on most vehicles. As a complete rack + Cargo, the Saris SuperClamp EX 2-Bike + Cargo will sell for $899 and is available now in 2″ hitch models only.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

Saris Bones EX

In an effort to fit more vehicles, Saris has updated their iconic Bones rack with the Bones EX.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

Specifically updated to fit more vehicles with spoilers, the rack is said to fit 20% more of the most popular vehicles on the road thanks to the arched upper support legs and strap channels.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

It also features the new premium hold down straps from their Glide EX rack which are easier to use and better for frame finishes. Sold in a 3 bike version only, the Bones EX sells for $299.

Saris Glide 2 Bike

Not pictured is the new Glide 2-bike rack which uses the same single handed tilt mechanism found on the Glide 4 and 5. This allows you to easily pivot the bikes away from the vehicle even with the rack loaded. It even works with e-bikes thanks to a 50lb per bike weight limit. The Glide 2 bike sells for $524.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

Saris MTR

If that wasn’t enough, Saris had a production version of their new MTR rack on display which stands for the Modular Tray Rack. This super versatile rack is sold in multiple options including a single bike rack which can be extended into a 2 or 3 bike rack, or a dual bike rack which can be extended into a 3 or 4 bike rack.

Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more Saris SuperClamp EX 2 bike + Cargo makes room for the Yeti, new Bones EX, MTR, more

The rack has a number of features that make it stand out including integrated locks, single handed operation of the wheel supports, and wheel blocks for added stability of the bike when in the rack.

The Saris MTR is sold as a 1-bike ($499 USD) or 2-bike ($799 USD) hitch rack and can use 1-bike add-on ($349 USD) and 2-bike add-on trays ($649 USD). Saris plans to add a modular ramp option for $99 later in the year.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Who are the brave souls going to the trailhead and leaving their $700 Yeti cooler strapped to their $900 rack? Yeah, I dare you to try that in Cali. Then we have the fairly priced $1200 or $1500 MTR that Saris so unimaginatively copies from 1up. Ridiculous elitist pricing that turns people off from cycling.

  2. I really can’t see how the price is justified over the 1-UP USA racks: $319 for Standard Duty Single, $569 for a Heavy Duty Double, $219 for Standard Duty add-on, and $239 for a Super Duty add-on.

    Happy to see competition, but I’d probably stick with the original.

    • Add in locking, fat tire fit kit, and tilt out front. Price gets pretty close after all those “add-in” afterthoughts on the 1Up.

  3. We have a Superclamp EX2 on my wife’s forester and love it because you can open the hatch without lowering the rack. I saw pictures of the MTR a while ago and got excited to buy one for my tuck but at those prices I just can’t justify it. I’m about to pull the trigger on a 1UP instead. The integrated locks and the improved lever to lower it are nice but not enough to justify being more than the 1UP especially considering it’s made out of steel and plastic VS the solid Aluminum of 1UP.

    • MTR is largely aluminum. Steel in the right places where fatigue stresses are a big concern (the aluminum reciever has always worried me on the 1Up…) . Plastic is limited to covers and non structural parts. Seems like a solid option if you want a bit more refinement and a stronger, more stable rack.

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