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From our bike advocacy work to new product development, here's what's up at Saris.

Next Level Riding: Why Train with a PowerTap Power Meter
05.31.18

Next Level Riding: Why Train with a PowerTap Power Meter

If you’re considering riding with a new power meter, this is why you should consider PowerTap.

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Celebrating Earth: How Made in America is Good for the Planet
04.20.18

Celebrating Earth: How Made in America is Good for the Planet

This Earth Day we’re taking a closer look at the sustainability benefits of American manufacturing.

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How To Buy A New Bike Rack for Your Car
03.16.18

How To Buy A New Bike Rack for Your Car

Five steps to help you find a new car rack for you and your family of bikes.

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Discover Mississippi at These 3 Campgrounds
03.06.18

Discover Mississippi at These 3 Campgrounds

A spotlight on the Magnolia State’s great outdoors.

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7 Fat Bike Getaways: Where to Ride this Winter
02.20.18

7 Fat Bike Getaways: Where to Ride this Winter

Winter riding recommendations from our community of cyclists.

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What Bike Rack Fits My Car: The Making of the Saris Fit Guide
01.25.18

What Bike Rack Fits My Car: The Making of the Saris Fit Guide

Our in-house bike rack fitter and test engineer, Todd, shows you the ropes.

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Yoga for Cyclists: A 40-Minute Sequence for All Levels
12.07.17

Yoga for Cyclists: A 40-Minute Sequence for All Levels

Get the fundamentals to help integrate yoga alongside your bike training.

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Saris Holiday Gift Guide
11.21.17

Saris Holiday Gift Guide

Employees and advocates share their gift choices for this holiday season.

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The Glide: An Innovative Bike Rack Introduced in a New Way
10.15.17

The Glide: An Innovative Bike Rack Introduced in a New Way

This trail blazing hitch rack makes its debut on an unique stage: Kickstarter.

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Road Diaries: 2 Weeks with the SuperClamp EX Hitch Rack
10.12.17

Road Diaries: 2 Weeks with the SuperClamp EX Hitch Rack

An up-close and personal look at testing a new bike rack.

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This Fall’s Top Rated Southern State Campsites
09.15.17

This Fall’s Top Rated Southern State Campsites

Insights on where to pitch your tent this autumn.

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3 Reasons a Car is a Cyclist's Best Friend
08.24.17

3 Reasons a Car is a Cyclist's Best Friend

Your car will take you and your bike where you want to go.

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Project Hero: Saris Gives Back to Those Who Gave Their All
08.16.17

Project Hero: Saris Gives Back to Those Who Gave Their All

A picnic for those on the Project Hero Great Lakes Challenge Ride.

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5 Campsites in the South Perfect for Cyclists
08.02.17

5 Campsites in the South Perfect for Cyclists

Trails, tents and swimming holes. What more could you ask for?

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Which Car Rack is Best for My Bike?
07.19.17

Which Car Rack is Best for My Bike?

A guide to find the best bike rack for your two-wheeled ride.

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3 Packing Tips for a Cycling + Camping Trip
07.10.17

3 Packing Tips for a Cycling + Camping Trip

What you need for a weekend bike-cation.

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4 New Outdoor Activities for your Family this 4th of July
06.27.17

4 New Outdoor Activities for your Family this 4th of July

Explore America’s great outdoors in a new way this holiday weekend.

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Summer Bike Routes: 7 Epic Rides Across the USA
06.19.17

Summer Bike Routes: 7 Epic Rides Across the USA

How to explore America’s great outdoors on two-wheels.

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#bratcakes: A New Record for 2017
06.12.17

#bratcakes: A New Record for 2017

A #bratcakes event for the history books.

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Exciting Updates to the Freedom Family of Platform Hitch Racks
06.07.17

Exciting Updates to the Freedom Family of Platform Hitch Racks

The SuperClamp and Freedom Family (2- and 4-Bike Models) are Better Than Ever

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Miles this Summer
05.31.17

5 Tips to Maximize Your Miles this Summer

How to make the most of every mile on your bike this summer.

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Best Mountain Bike Towns With Even Better Camping
05.15.17

Best Mountain Bike Towns With Even Better Camping

Camping + Biking = The best weekend ever.

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What Bike Rack FIts My Car: Most Popular Vehicles From 2016
05.11.17

What Bike Rack FIts My Car: Most Popular Vehicles From 2016

Did you buy a new car in 2016? Let’s find the perfect bike rack for your new wheels.

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Bike Your Brat to Work Day: The Madison Tradition Continues
05.09.17

Bike Your Brat to Work Day: The Madison Tradition Continues

Bike through the brat-thru and your first brat is free, on us!

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Beyond Strava: 3 Other Apps to Use on Your Rides this Season
05.04.17

Beyond Strava: 3 Other Apps to Use on Your Rides this Season

Shining the spotlight on other great cycling apps.

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Saris Joins Bike to Work Month Celebrations
05.02.17

Saris Joins Bike to Work Month Celebrations

Focuses on Advocacy Efforts at Local, State and National Level

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Brat Fest Memorial Ride: Miles for a Cause
04.19.17

Brat Fest Memorial Ride: Miles for a Cause

Announcing the inaugural Brat Fest Memorial Ride.

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Why You Should Ride Your Bike in the Country this Spring
04.17.17

Why You Should Ride Your Bike in the Country this Spring

Drive somewhere new and bring your bike along for the ride.

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Spring in the Saddle: Taking Winter Training to the Streets
04.07.17

Spring in the Saddle: Taking Winter Training to the Streets

Tips to help you transition to the great outdoors.

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SUPERBones: A Trunk Rack As Functional As it is Aesthetic
02.16.17

SUPERBones: A Trunk Rack As Functional As it is Aesthetic

The ultimate trunk rack wins prestigious design award.

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Car Rack Care: 6 Ways to Help Your Bike Rack Survive Winter
01.18.17

Car Rack Care: 6 Ways to Help Your Bike Rack Survive Winter

Tips to help your bike rack stay in tip-top shape all winter long.

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What Type of Indoor Bike Storage is Best for Me?
10.26.16

What Type of Indoor Bike Storage is Best for Me?

Find the bicycle storage that matches your personality.

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Shred School: High School Mountain Bike Leagues
10.06.16

Shred School: High School Mountain Bike Leagues

One coach shares what it’s like to be part of the high school MTB movement.

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How to Get Ready For Cyclocross
09.07.16

How to Get Ready For Cyclocross

Cross is coming. Here’s how to prepare for this favorite fall sport.

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5 Indicators that it's Time for a New Bike Rack
08.26.16

5 Indicators that it's Time for a New Bike Rack

A look at some common life changes that may warrant a new bike rack for your car.

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Saris Mythbusters: Plastic
08.19.16

Saris Mythbusters: Plastic

Science helps explain the strength of our bike racks.

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A Tale of One Family’s Love of Bicycling
08.03.16

A Tale of One Family’s Love of Bicycling

What’s in a name, really?

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What Car Rack is Best for Electric Bikes?
07.19.16

What Car Rack is Best for Electric Bikes?

A question asked so frequently, we turned it into a blog post.

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The 5th Honor Ride Madison, By the Numbers
07.13.16

The 5th Honor Ride Madison, By the Numbers

A look back at this year’s Honor Ride Madison.

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Saris – Proudly Made in the USA
06.24.16

Saris – Proudly Made in the USA

It all boils down to one thing: a passionate, long-held commitment to American manufacturing.

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Bike Rack Care & Maintenance: 6 Ways to Keep Your Car Rack Happy
06.15.16

Bike Rack Care & Maintenance: 6 Ways to Keep Your Car Rack Happy

Ways to ensure your bike rack is as ready for summer riding as your bike.

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What's the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship All About?
06.09.16

What's the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship All About?

From brake bleeding to basic maintenance, a local scholarship winner shares her experience at UBI’s workshop in Oregon.

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SuperClamp Gets Even More Super
05.25.16

SuperClamp Gets Even More Super

With every new product, we strive to hit the sweet spot where it performs better than intended. The SuperClamp is one of those examples.

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9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race
05.20.16

9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race

From bikes to clothing to transport, these pointers will ensure you're ready for ride on gravel.

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The Benefits of Biking to School
05.02.16

The Benefits of Biking to School

Exercise, bonding, a sense of freedom – the list goes on and on.

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Celebrating National Bike Month
04.29.16

Celebrating National Bike Month

A look at how we observe the best month of the year.

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SUPERBones Released into the Wild
04.21.16

SUPERBones Released into the Wild

Our product manager describes the final step in product development and what it means when we say "made for cyclists, by cyclists."

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Madison Honor Ride: Biking for Healing Heroes
04.11.16

Madison Honor Ride: Biking for Healing Heroes

Join us Saturday, May 21st for the 5th Annual Madison Honor Ride.

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We're Moving!
04.01.16

We're Moving!

Into our new 18,375 square foot expansion.

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The Great Rack Upgrade Comes to Sea Otter Classic
03.31.16

The Great Rack Upgrade Comes to Sea Otter Classic

Trade-in your used bike rack at this year’s Sea Otter Classic in Salinas, CA.

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More Than Style: The Beauty of Proper Bike Rack Installation
03.09.16

More Than Style: The Beauty of Proper Bike Rack Installation

Happy Bike, Happy Life. Let us help you find the right fit for your vehicle.

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From Chris' Garage
01.27.16

From Chris' Garage

There's no one better equipped to talk about our most innovative products than our owner, Chris Fortune.

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How to Prepare for a Fat Tire Bike Race
01.20.16

How to Prepare for a Fat Tire Bike Race

Tips for those brave enough to face winter race conditions on their fat bikes.

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Saris Home Storage Given 2015 Good Design Award
12.30.15

Saris Home Storage Given 2015 Good Design Award

As awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

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Where Art Meets Advocacy
12.11.15

Where Art Meets Advocacy

The National Winner of the 2015 Poster Contest is...

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#LongForTheRide September Winner
10.27.15

#LongForTheRide September Winner

Dave's commitment to riding and community won the New Brunswick Bike Exchange $1,000. Read his story.

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Halloween Costumes for the Bike Lover in Us
10.21.15

Halloween Costumes for the Bike Lover in Us

Trick-or-treat with your favorite ride this Halloween.

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#LongForTheRide August Winner
09.18.15

#LongForTheRide August Winner

Leave no one behind, that’s Camille’s motto. Her passion for cycling just earned Bike Hutto $1,000. Read on for her story.

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How to be a Mountain Bike Mom (or Dad)
08.27.15

How to be a Mountain Bike Mom (or Dad)

This isn't your usual back-to-school shopping list.

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#LongForTheRide July Winner
08.18.15

#LongForTheRide July Winner

Seven years ago Ken Ballard of Aubrey, Texas, wouldn't have called himself much of a cyclist. Now he’s an active advocate for the sport. Read on for his story.

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The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Pink
07.29.15

The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Pink

Helping support cancer research one pink Bones rack at a time.

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#LongForTheRide June Winner
07.23.15

#LongForTheRide June Winner

This month's winner hails from our hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. You cannot attend a bike-related event in this town without running into Peter. His enthusiasm for all things cycling is down right contagious.

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What Bike Rack Fits My Car: Most Popular Vehicles from 2014
07.17.15

What Bike Rack Fits My Car: Most Popular Vehicles from 2014

These 10 vehicles account for one out of every four new vehicles sold. We want to help you find the perfect fit for these popular cars.

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Axis Aluminum: Not Lighter than Air, But Pretty Darn Close
07.02.15

Axis Aluminum: Not Lighter than Air, But Pretty Darn Close

So, how light is the Axis Aluminum? Read on to find out.

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The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Orange
06.25.15

The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Orange

One orange bones rack = $15 for Bike MS.

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5 Rides to Do with Your Dad
06.18.15

5 Rides to Do with Your Dad

Father's Day is the perfect time of year to spend time with your family on two wheels.

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#LongForTheRide May Winner
06.15.15

#LongForTheRide May Winner

The second monthly winner for the #LongForTheRide campaign celebrates youth cycling with Kinetic Loop Training Systems Junior Cycling Foundation.

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You Can Help Make Our Bike Racks Great
06.10.15

You Can Help Make Our Bike Racks Great

Once the products have passed our rigorous standards in the laboratory tests and the theoretical analysis, the last step in our development process is to conduct a user test. And we're looking for some new user testers to help us make our car racks the best they can be. Find out more.

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Ride on Chicago Crew Drops by Madison
05.27.15

Ride on Chicago Crew Drops by Madison

What do bicycle advocacy, a bratcake and professional cyclist Tim Johnson have in common? They'll all be a part of the Ride On Chicago Madison Departure.

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How to Find the Best Type of Bike Rack for Your Car
05.22.15

How to Find the Best Type of Bike Rack for Your Car

We've developed this guide to help you find the right rack for you, your bike and your lifestyle.

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#LongForTheRide April Winner
05.18.15

#LongForTheRide April Winner

The first monthly winner of the #LongForTheRide campaign celebrates the freedom of the bicycle and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition in Bellingham, Washington.

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How Saris Cycling Group Does National Bike Month
05.04.15

How Saris Cycling Group Does National Bike Month

Each year cyclists ditch their car from May 1 – 31st. Here’s what we're doing in May to make the best of this awesome, bike-centric month.

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TÜV GS Certification: What is it?
05.01.15

TÜV GS Certification: What is it?

Saris Test Engineer, Todd, explains the importance of the TÜV GS certification.

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The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Red
04.23.15

The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Red

Here at Saris we believe strongly in the power of the bicycle, and no one understands that better than World Bicycle Relief.

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Saris Makes Appearance at Wisconsin Historical Society
04.13.15

Saris Makes Appearance at Wisconsin Historical Society

We’re proud to be headquartered in a state with a rich cycling history and are honored to be part of the story.

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Ride 2 Recovery: Saving Lives by Restoring Hope and Purpose
04.08.15

Ride 2 Recovery: Saving Lives by Restoring Hope and Purpose

Join us at Saris for the Honor Ride Madison on Saturday, June 20th, to honor our healing heroes.

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What Saris Car Rack Fits Your Personality?
03.20.15

What Saris Car Rack Fits Your Personality?

The connection between a person’s personality and their car has existed since the invention of the car. Just as your car says a lot about you, so does the rack you choose to put on your car. 

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Share the Saris Rack Love and Send us a Review!
03.12.15

Share the Saris Rack Love and Send us a Review!

Review your favorite car rack or bike storage solution and we'll send you a pair of Saris socks!

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40 Years of Innovation, One SUPERBones
03.12.15

40 Years of Innovation, One SUPERBones

Recently we've taken a breath to acknowledge that our position is due to the strong grounding and years of investment and innovation that have come out of these walls for the past forty years.

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Tested. Tundra. Tough.
02.17.15

Tested. Tundra. Tough.

Home to Lambeau Field (aka: The Frozen Tundra) the state of Wisconsin is known for its harsh winters. The upside? A unique, real-time test environment.

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10 Winter Fat Bike Gear Must-Haves
01.12.15

10 Winter Fat Bike Gear Must-Haves

Winter roared back into Madison last week with snow, wind chills worthy of warnings, and near-record low temps. And yet, our winter commuters continued to arrive by bike. So we decided to ask our Saris fat bike enthusiasts what gear they recommended for a fun-filled, tundra-exploring adventure.

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Bones Rack Receives Design Trademark
12.29.14

Bones Rack Receives Design Trademark

We always knew there was something special about the Bones®. Its iconic design has become synonymous with "bike rack" and since its introduction to the market in 1966, we've produced and sold over 1 million.

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Saris Cycling Group's Holiday Schedule
12.22.14

Saris Cycling Group's Holiday Schedule

'Twas the day before Holiday vacation, when all through SCG,

Employees left the old farmhouse, and headed home with glee.

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Spotlight on the SuperClamp 2-Bike
12.10.14

Spotlight on the SuperClamp 2-Bike

It's common for us to receive emails from customers, dealers or reps with various types of product feedback. And with that comes a handful that stand out among the rest, and we wanted to share one of them with you today. This SuperClamp 2-bike rack review comes from a Trek Bicycles rep from the Southwest US:

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Free Your Bike and Your Soul Will Follow
12.03.14

Free Your Bike and Your Soul Will Follow

As I write this post, the snow is quietly falling in our hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Thanksgiving was last week, and will quickly be followed by Christmas and a plethora of holidays.

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A True Saris Ghost Story
10.28.14

A True Saris Ghost Story

This past summer, Saris celebrated its 40th year of existence. Like all companies, we have our own inside stories, or lore. These are the stories that give our company its personality, it charisma, its spirit. In honor of Halloween, we want to share one from the archives. This is a real live ghost story...

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An Innovative Partnership Helps Seattleites (and Their Bikes) Get Around
10.13.14

An Innovative Partnership Helps Seattleites (and Their Bikes) Get Around

Last week we launched a partnership with Uber Seattle called UberPEDAL, where customers can select an Uber car equipped with a Saris bike rack

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#BikeAsArt Photo Contest
09.10.14

#BikeAsArt Photo Contest

Our #BikeAsArt photo contest has ended but the movement continues. The photos we received showed dedication toward the bike, its beauty and the beauty the bike brings to its surroundings.

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#BikeAsArt
08.15.14

#BikeAsArt

We are giving away six pieces of our designer bike furniture to people who enter the #BikeAsArt Photo Contest.

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Saris Home Storage - For the Love of the Bike
07.07.14

Saris Home Storage - For the Love of the Bike

Since the invention of the bicycle, it has proven to be one of the most ingenious, unfettered forms. Even though trends have come and gone in terms of the shape of the top tube, width of the handle bars, height, wheel size, the basic shape of the bicycle has not changed. It's a classic. It's iconic. And, now it's hip. And hot.

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Freedom SuperClamp: The rack of your bike's dreams
05.20.14

Freedom SuperClamp: The rack of your bike's dreams

Born from all the best features of our top-selling Freedom, we added in your bike's biggest request: no frame contact.

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Saris Dealers Get Their Glow On with Video Contest
05.01.14

Saris Dealers Get Their Glow On with Video Contest

We challenged a select number of dealers to submit a 30 second video featuring our Solo Glow. With this challenge came an added twist: dealers had to feature a light source along with the rack. Four Saris dealers heeded our call to action and produced some glowing videos. 

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Behind the Scenes at Saris
11.01.12

Behind the Scenes at Saris

An Interview with Todd Mader, Saris Cycling Group Test Engineer

What does a Test Engineer do at Saris?

In a nutshell, break stuff! I help develop our internal test standards and ensure our products can take the abuse they'll see over their lifetime in the field.

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