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Saris Bones 3 Bike Trunk Rack

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    Saris Bones 3 Bike Trunk Rack

    This Saris Bones 3-bike trunk rack has a unique arc-based design that separates bikes on different levels and fits over the spoilers of many cars. See details

    • $159.95 - $169.95
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    Item # 724094

    This Saris Bones 3-bike trunk rack has a unique arc-based design that separates bikes on different levels and fits over the spoilers of many cars.

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    This Saris Bones 3-bike trunk rack has a unique arc-based design that separates bikes on different levels and fits over the spoilers of many cars.

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    This Saris Bones 3-bike trunk rack has a unique arc-based design that separates bikes on different levels and fits over the spoilers of many cars.

    • Rack comes preassembled with 6 attachment straps that secure the rack to your vehicle
    • Injection molded arms and legs are super strong and are built with 100% recycled, non-rusting materials
    • Integrated, ratcheting, anti-sway straps secure and stabilize bikes
    • Easily fits a wide range of vehicle styles: sedans, hatchbacks and mini-vans
    • Cradle design will accommodate most bicycle frame designs
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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    Saris Bones 3 Trunk Rack is rated 3.625 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, much better than Yakima I've waited some months before writing this review because I wanted to make sure I was happy with the Saris and no unpleasant surprises crept up after regular use. I originally purchased a Yakima rack and was very happy with for the first six months - until the plastic and rubber parts began to break and Yakima was unresponsive. A friend (who is an avid/competitive rider) recommended the Saris Bones. REI let me exchange the Yakima for the Saris (excellent customer service as always). I was a little wary at first, because of my previous experience and because the Saris was different from the Yakima in several ways, but after using the Saris regularly I no longer have any hesitation in recommending it. It's lightweight yet very sturdy, easily clears a trunk spoiler, and holds the bikes far enough away from the trunk so the peddles can not scrape up the paint (which happened with my first rack.) The straps, with their metal adjusters, hold tight, do not come loose or need regular tightening. The plastic straps that hold the bike frame to the rack are a bit rigid and slightly hard to deal with at first but I got used to them quickly and I think they have become a little more flexible with regular use. Once I learned the trick of how to slide them in and out of the latches everything went much smoother. With the straps pulled tight the bike does not move around at all, and has no chance to rub the finish off the bike frame. The rubber feet work very well to hold the rack in place on my trunk lid, but one word of warning: be sure you brush any dirt off the bottom of the feet before you put the rack on your car. Any dirt stuck to the feet will scratch up your paint. This happened to me once because I was careless and in a hurry. Wipe off the trunk lid and the rubber feet with a wet cloth or detailing spray to make sure it's clean before you put the rack on the car. I've done that ever since and have had no new scratches at all. The Bones did not come with any way to hold the front wheel or handlebars in place so they wouldn't flop around while driving. I simply use the excess length of the lower strap. Loop it through the wheel and tie it to the rack with a simple knot. Hasn't failed me yet. I regularly carry my bike on this rack on the trunk of my car while driving 20 miles on the highway at 70-80mph and have had zero problems with anything coming loose, moving around, scratching or causing any damage to the car or bike. It's very simple to use, quick and easy to mount on the car, and holds everything securely in place without any damage or adverse effects. I am supremely confident in the Saris Bones and extremely satisfied with the purchase. I should have bought this one in the first place, but at least REI made it easy to correct my mistake.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Happy I am really surprised with how much I like this bike rack. I don't know why there are so many negative reviews for this product. Everything that the negative reviews mention (i.e. scratched car, broken arms of the bike rack, etc) can be avoided if the directions were read. Nevertheless, I like this bike rack and think it works just as good as any other trunk mounted bike rack.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works but a few problems The rack has worked fine, but there are several design flaws. (1) The two bottom rubber bumpers that rest on the rear bumper (which hold all the weight of the bikes) also rest against the bottom of the rear hatch of our SUV, and end up scratching the paint and have even dented in the bottom of the hatch a bit in the two places the bumpers rest. These two rubber bumpers need to be larger to spread the weight. (2) If you have an SUV with a rear wiper, the wiper blade will hit the upper rack supports that rest against the rear windshield. Although we've been careful, the wiper has come on several times(the switch can be accidently hit) and we've burned out three rear wiper motors (repairs of almost $350-400 each!). We finally taped the switch so it can't be hit, but have no use of the rear wiper. The upper supports need to be designed to have more space between them so the wiper blade can move without hitting them.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rack This bike rack works well for all kinds of bikes and for long distance trips. The.only addition I make is a Velcro strap to secure the front wheel to the frame to keep it from flopping. Great construction and durability. Once you get it positioned the first time and tighten it down...you are good to go! We enjoy ours and trust our bikes to the "Bones"!
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always awesome. I do recommend that you take care to protect the car contact points. Otherwise, it's easy-on, easy-off, fits a wide range of cars, easily adjustable and very stable.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Trunk Won't Close My boyfriend got this rack as a gift. It was great the first couple of times we used it. We watched lots of videos online on how to install the rack on a standard sedan so we were pretty sure that we had it on correctly. Anyway, about after the 5th or 6th time we used it I could not get my trunk to close (with or without the rack on). I think the weight of the bikes and the torque caused the latch to get messed up. In addition the trunk doesn't seem to be aligned anymore because when it rains, water leaks into the trunk. I've had the trunk readjusted at least 2 times. In the summer months it is not so bad because we end up using a bungee and are still able to use the rack. I have a 2001 Honda Civic and at first the rack fit great but after using it with three bikes a few times it messed up the trunk. Buyer beware!!!!!
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really bad for the price Really bad design for the price. I would pay at-most $25 for this (on a generous day). It is not at all worth the money. I returned it within 45 mins of buying it; after i tried installing it on my car. * Really hard to un-package, install, and stabilize on the car. * Not to be installed on cars with spoilers, it will rest on your spoiler & break it eventually * Not very intuitive design. Very hard to maneuver the legs * Does not keep the bike stable at all
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I've had this rack for several years now. I agree with the previous reviewer about cleaning the feet and trunk/bumper before install. Saris claims the rack has "non marring" feet. Not true. I will have to have some paint work done on my car before selling or trading in. HOWEVER, I like the fact that it comes apart in 7 pieces. Pretty much packs into a duffel bag. We took ours to Hawaii that way, and made a cycling trip there pretty easy. When I replace it, I'll have to compare ease of dismantling and packing. If you don't plan to travel with it, I think I would select a different rack.
    Date published: 2014-04-14

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