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Saris Bones Trunk Racks (3 Bike)
Saris Bones Trunk Racks (3 Bike)
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|Product Length:||22.0 inches|
|Product Width:||19.5 inches|
|Product Height:||8.0 inches|
|Product Weight:||4.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||22.8 inches|
|Package Width:||19.6 inches|
|Package Height:||8.4 inches|
|Package Weight:||6.02 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 106 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 106 customer reviews )
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72 of 73 found the following review helpful:
One of the best racks out there Jun 13, 2006
By Steven E. Field
Google the reviews of this rack and be impressed. No worries about corrosion or rust. Very stable. I got the 3 bike rack even though I have 2 bikes just to make sure I had enough room between the bikes. Easy to install, but one caveat - make sure you do NOT tighten the locking knobs for each leg too tightly or you will strip them and they will be a little loose - not a huge problem, but for peace of mind you want them snug and not loose.
I can also say this for Saris - EXCELLENT customer service. I called to get some replacement knobs, and an extra stabilizer strap since my bike is an oddball and needed an extra length of strap to secure the seat-post tube. I was expecting (and had no problem with) paying for these items. Guess what? No charge - very nice and quick shipping.
33 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Good Basic Rack. Jul 15, 2007
By Amin Abari
Good, solid rack for shorter trips. After the first time you install it, it becomes very easy to install and remove (3 to 4 minutes to install and less than 1 minute to remove). On a sedan you can leave it on, but on a SUV you have to take it off to get access to the back. The instruction talks of S-Hooks, but the two I've bought do not have S-hooks, which makes it harder to remove the hooks after installation. If you want to take your bikes across country look at hitch-racks.
Also, when I bought this rack there was one other review in this space and it was negative. 3 days later and that review has been removed!!
It would leave a bad taste in my mouth if I thought Amazon was removing negative reviews just to sell more products.
41 of 45 found the following review helpful:
Sarius Bones and Prius2006 Jan 11, 2007
By Douglas H. Mcconnell MD
I purchased this rack to use on a new PRIUS. Works as it should. Lightweight, well padded and strong. Carried two bikes without a hitch (pun). No problems with the padded feet on the rear glass.
21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
A little crowded Sep 14, 2009
By M. K. Herman
This was our first bike rack - we chose it based on customer reviews and the reputation of Saris. I liked it before we put it on the car - it's solid and the strap system is very secure. Mounting the rack onto the car was very straightforward. But... it took forever to get all 3 bikes on! The mounts are so close together that pedals were jamming into wheels, handlebars were jamming into seats, etc. One of our bikes is a child bike - if it weren't, I'm not convinced that we would have been able to mount all three. I suspect that this is a common problem. It would have been helpful if the mounting instructions included some tips for positioning things.
We also dented the back of the trunk door the first time we used the rack. Since then, we've positioned it lower so it pushes on the fender, and have not had any trouble. But again, a note about this in the instructions would have been nice.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Rack really good, company really great!!! Jun 18, 2008
After much time spent looking at my options (I drive a 2001 Honda Accord 2-door with a ridiculously short trunk), it became painfully obvious that my only options were the Saris Bones or a roof rack.
I decided to go with Saris because it was significantly less expensive and when I changed cars it would be a sure thing that the Saris would work.
The Bones system arrived disassembled, but putting it together was a snap. The instructions were almost unnecessary, but should you find yourself confused, just head over to [...] and look for the video on how to put it together.
The main piece of the Saris system is an aluminum cylinder with ridges. The ridges basically determine the height of the clearance and the travel distance for the rack. For example, if you have a spoiled on your trunk, you adjust the base accordingly and a standard rear spoiler can be easily bypassed.
The base arms and the arms that carry the cycles are made of some kind of plastic composite. Personally, I think that the composite is kind of lame and it doesn't inspire a lot of confidence (because of this I've not tried carrying three bike). I did, however, carry two bikes a number of times without any issues. If Saris ever makes an all aluminum system I'll be all over it.
There are three straps that tie the system down and they fit my car without any trouble. The Saris also includes bike straps on the carrying arms, as well. They are well made and easy to use.
The reason the Saris bones system is so easy to use is because it is extremely flexible. You can adjust the height of the clearance AND you can adjust the horizontal travel of the support arms, which comes in handy if you have a bike with weird geometry.
The only caveat is the plastic composite of the arms. I will reiterate that so far they have held steady and nothing has broken, but the system would rock so hard if the arms were made of aluminum. Perhaps there is a reason other than cost associated with the existence of the composite arms (maybe the weight of the bikes would help strip the screw taps, or scratch the bikes). But if cost is the primary reason then I beg Saris to consider building an all aluminum system as it would become the best bike carrying system on the market.
Last but not least - one of my screws arrived stripped (they are also made of plastic) but I contacted Saris to ask where i could buy replacement screws. Their support said not to sweat it and that they would mail me two screws. Three days later I got the screws. Saris has a customer for life
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