Rated 4 out of 5Â by UnrulyCanuck Good solid rack; arm placement could be an issue
I purchased the Saris Bones 3 from an independent dealer in town, and so far I've been
impressed. The installation was pretty easy and it seems to be much more sturdy than my
previous rack, the Thule 910xt Passage. I like the fact that the legs are much wider
when sitting on the bumper, so there is better weight distribution and making it less
likely that the weight of the bikes will warp the shape of the bumper (something that
the Thule rack did on my Nissan Sentra).
One thing that I was unsure of at first was the fit of the two top arms. In many
videos, the top arms are placed as close to the end of the top of the trunk door as
possible. For my 2009 Nissan Sentra, this is not possible because the arms would extend
out halfway beyond the trunk door and onto the rear windshield. Also, if I installed it
this way, the bottom feet would be in so much that I couldn't easily close the trunk
door. I tried numerous positioning of the top and bottom legs to adapt, but this was
not possible. The best fit for me was to drop the top legs down one notch so that the
top arms are a little less than half way down the top of the trunk. With the 6
adjustment straps tight though, the rack isn't going anywhere. After installation, I
was anxious to take it out for a test drive, so I mounted my bike and drove out on
various road conditions to see how it performed. I would run over bumps on purpose. The
bike didn't move and the rack did not shift at all.
16 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stretch Solid bike rack
Bought a second Bones rack after the first one was stolen from my car. So happy to have this rack. Great design, easy to use, never any issues. We use it all the time.
11 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Oliviasdad Easy to fit and strong
Bought one this week for my family and was impressed as it took two heavy English pashleys and one kids lightweight all nicely strapped on with barely a rattle ,the smaller bikes went in the boot.
The car is a Hyundi Tuscan and the racks soft rubber feet left no scuffs or scratches and the straps felt really secure. We did need the store manager at lake leisure in daventry to set it up (my assistance wasn't that helpful) . Big thanks to Lake Leisure Bikes for making the choice and setting us up for a fantastic weekend peddling around Warwickshire.
05 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by teep Great product for long road trips
A few months before purchase, we borrowed the 2-bike model from a friend for a 1000 mile (1600 km) trip to hold a single bike. During that vacation we added a bike. The return trip had me nervous since the 2-bike model has just 3 anchor points and the fully-loaded rack wobbled considerably. With that in mind, we ordered the 3-bike model for ourselves. The additional anchor point dramatically cuts down on the motion of the rack on the interstate and holds up on windy country roads.
Car is a Mazda 3 sedan.
09 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tranchemontagne Terrific product
I've had this bike rack for 4 years and can say that it is the best solutions I've ever encountered for transporting my bike. It is extremely sturdy, can hold 3 bicycles easily and I love that it is lockable. I used to drive a Camry and when I switched to a Matrix I was concerned that it would not fit, but no problem... a minor adjustment and it works perfectly. I highly recommend this product.
15 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MikenOkc solid
I love my rack...I primarily use it for one or two bikes at a time. But occasionally I do carry three bikes and that's why I purchased this rack. It holds two bikes great and ands three "ok". If carrying three it's a good idea to have some kind of padding between the bikes as it is quite crowded. Thus the reason for 4 stars rather than five. I am very happy with the rack it's fast & easy to mount the bikes and relatively simple to mount the rack on my vehicle. I've looked at & used other racks.....I would DEFINITELY recommend these racks...also...I have purchased a different car since having this rack...I just adjusted it to the new car....simple
20 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JDReinhart Super Easy to Use
We routinely throw this rack on the back of our Ford Freestyle. The rack is robust and stable, and safely accomodates my wife's Specialized crossover, my daughter's Fuji Crosstown, and my old Nishiki road bike. It's an easy rack to both install and store.
19 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Saris owner Very durable!
I have had this bike rack for a year or so now. I have used it approximately 100 times on trips from 15 minutes to 400 miles. It has never failed me. I did super glue bike tube peices to the parts in contact with my vehicle, Subaru Outback. Doesn't fit Honda civic as well, but it did work for a short trip around town. Would buy again if mine wore out. Excellent value tool & much cheaper than a vehicle hitch & bike rack.
19 March 2015