First Look: Saris ‘Glow-In-Dark’ Bike Rack

It glows in the dark. It also holds your bike. You may have never thought this something you needed, but Saris hopes to change that.

The Solo Glow is a bike rack that looks like any other during the day — but at night it puts off an iridescent green glow.

The rack design is the same as the brand’s Solo Rack model. It’s built to attach to a car’s trunk and hold one bike.

Black Solo rack in daylight (left) and the new Glow Solo

The to-be-released Solo Glow (available in 2 weeks) uses the sun’s rays to charge its phosphorescent material. Charging it in the sun for one hour equals one after-dark glowing hour, according to the company.

Look for the Solo Glow online stating in early April. The limited edition rack will be available for $70.

While the Solo Glow rack design isn’t revolutionary, its luminescent look might be helpful when loading and unloading a bike at night. At the very least, it’ll be a good conversation starter when traveling at night or heading home from a rave.

—Amy Oberbroeckling is an assistant editor at

Amy Oberbroeckling

Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.