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Bones® 3-Bike

  • Arc-based design fits over most spoilers and separates bikes on different levels.
  • Injection-molded arms and legs are the strongest on the market.
  • Rubberized feet protect vehicle and coated straps protect bike.

Fabio Pedrini Designed

$174.99

SKU: 801BL

Will it fit my car?
Bones 2 on Car

Full Description

More than just a good-looking rack.

There is a place where function and form collide. Where practical becomes practically gallery–worthy. And that has never been more true with the wide array of colors to choose from. Or do yourself one better and pick a car rack that matches your personality and a cause close to your heart. It's the same Fabio Pendrini designed car rack with the same 4.5 out of 5 star rating from Bicycle Magazine. Now, it's just a little more you.

Available in the following colors:

grey, yellow, blue, orange, black, green, red and pink

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Support a Cause.

You can support more than your bike with Saris' cause-conscious Bones racks. We donate a portion of the sales to National MS Society (orange rack), World Bicycle Relief (red rack), and Breast Cancer Research (pink rack).

The three dimensional product configuration of the Bones rack is a registered trademark of Saris Cycling Group, Inc.

Specs

  • Carries 3 bikes (35 lbs/bike).
  • Spring buckle straps with vinyl-coated hooks.
  • Strongest frame on the market.
  • Built with 100% recyclable materials.
  • Rust-free injection molded plastic.
  • Articulated rubber feet to protect paint.
  • Ratcheting anti-sway straps for a secure hold.
  • Arc–based design separates bikes on different levels.
  • Frame fits over most spoilers.
  • Available in grey, yellow, blue, orange, black, green, red and pink.
  • Compatible with most vehicles—consult the Saris Fit Guide for approved fits.
  • Meets European Union regulations. View this product's European certification.
  • Patents issued and pending.
  • Lightweight at 11 lbs.

Warranty

It's no secret that all Saris products come with a lifetime warranty in North America. That means that we cover the product for as long as the original buyer owns it. Why? Because we believe in the quality and durability of every Saris rack. If there is a defect in materials or workmanship (rare as they may be), please get in touch with our outstanding customer service team. If your rack has been damaged due to incorrect assembly, from backing into a wall, or something not related to workmanship, you will not qualify for a replacement.

REVIEWS

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SarisBones 3-Bike Black
 
4.5

(based on 424 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (241)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (163)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (23)
  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Stable (22)
  • Easy to use (21)

Cons

  • Scratches car (5)

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (20)
  • Small cars (17)
  • Large cars (10)
  • Mountain bikes (10)
    • Describe Yourself:
    • Casual/ recreational (214), Avid cyclist (150), Competitive cyclist (16), Fitness enthusiast (14), Casual/recreational rider (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

19 years and still in perfect shape

I bought my Bones rack in 1997 and I've used it on a regular basis for 19 years. It's still in great condition and I haven't had to fix anything. I've used it on...Read complete review

I bought my Bones rack in 1997 and I've used it on a regular basis for 19 years. It's still in great condition and I haven't had to fix anything. I've used it on 3 different cars and a minivan with no modifications. It's been through 5 round trips from Michigan to Florida (over 10,000 miles) and still going strong. All materials -- metal, plastic, rubber, and straps - continue to hold strong. It folds down easily for storage and takes me 3-5 minutes to assemble and mount after storage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome, except for one thing.

Very secure! I have no fear of my bike falling off. However, fitting 3 bikes on this thing is near impossible. My full sized mountain bike, my wife's hybrid, and my daughter's...Read complete review

Very secure! I have no fear of my bike falling off. However, fitting 3 bikes on this thing is near impossible. My full sized mountain bike, my wife's hybrid, and my daughter's bike barely fit together. Needless to say, I'd recommend this to anyone.

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4.0

Ditched another brand and have never regretted the trade up!

By 

from Homewood, IL

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Road Bikes
    • Small Cars

    Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

    We took a trip with what we thought would be a good bike rack, but shortly after starting the highway drive we couldn't take the stress of feeling like the bikes we going to shake lose. So, we found the nearest bike shop and bought a Bones 3. The remainder of the trip we felt totally secure our bikes would make the trip! Well, they travelled the 900 highway miles safe and secure with us. Since then we have also purchased a Bones 2 for our other car. Totally trust these racks and well worth every $.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Avid Cyclist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very flexible and secure

    By 

    from Madison, WI

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Scratches Car

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes

    Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

    Super fast to move from car to car. Use it on an SUV and a sedan.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Commuter
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Bones 3 fits perfectly on car and easy to install

    By 

    from Corpus Christi, TX

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Bikes
      • Road Bikes
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

      Easy to install, fits great and very stable. I have confidence traveling with my bike.

      • Describe Yourself:
      • Avid Cyclist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Easy to install on both hatchback and sedan.

      By 

      from Karachi, Pakistan

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Scratches Car

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Road Bikes
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

      The best thing about bones 3 is it can be installed on both hatchback and sedan. Whether you go off-road or cruise around the city you don't need to worry about the bikes. I got my bones 3 1.5 years ago and ever since I have bought my life has been easier as I used to stash my bike in the trunk of my car. However, despite the rubber grips it has left some scratches on my rear bumper but I still love it.

      • Describe Yourself:
      • Avid Cyclist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Excellent Rack!

      By 

      from Youngstown, OH

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Rust
      • Scratches Car

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Bikes
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

      The Bones 3 is a great rack with only a couple flaws. First after about a year I started seeing rust on the metal clips -even though they came rubber coated when new. The other issue is the rubber feet scuffing/scratching paint. I'm not sure what to put under them to prevent the marking up of my trunk lid and bumper. Those things said, the rack looks great and does a great job of holding bikes while driving -including on hiways.

      • Describe Yourself:
      • Casual/Recreational Rider
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great & Easy to Use on Audi A6 Avant

      By 

      from Cambridge, uk

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Looks great
      • Robust
      • Secure
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Takes time to first set up, but 24th it

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Mountain Bikes
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

      Specified this as it's the only product that meets specs throughout Europe.
      Would purchase again.
      Thoroughly recomend.
      Once set up, easy toinput on vehicle.
      Straps bikes securely.

      • Describe Yourself:
      • Fitness Enthusiast
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Simply superb Saris system

      By 

      from Jersey Channel Islands, (British Isles)

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Road Bikes
        • Small Cars

        Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

        Had to use it for first time to collect cyclist who had punctured and unable to repair. Rolled out on a cold and windy day, not conducive to having to use a piece of kit like this for first time. Within 5 minutes of rolling up, had sorted out correct fitting for Saris Bones 3 onto car and had it fully adjusted and bike fitted on to rack. No fuss, no problem, just simplicity itself. Very impressed thereafter with how stable rack was on car AND how the bike on it did not move once secured.

        • Describe Yourself:
        • Casual/Recreational Rider
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        only 3 bike option for my mustang fits like a glove

        By 

        from nanaimo bc

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Install
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes
          • Small Cars

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

          I run a bike shop so I need a good rack and I have 6 bikes so taking 3 with me is nice.
          this rack is super stable at high speeds the bike stays still no scuffs on the car I can open the trunk with the rack mounted and it comes in red.good rack overall great for the price

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Avid Cyclist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Free to Ride

          By 

          from Foristell, MO

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes
            • Small Cars

            Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

            Finally, I am now able to go to far away locations that were off limits due to not being able to get my bike there! When I want to go, I just strap on my Bones 3, load my bikes, and I'm off.

            • Describe Yourself:
            • Casual/Recreational Rider
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Amazing Quality and Sturdy Design

            By 

            from Madison, WI

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Easy to Use
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Bikes
              • Small Cars

              Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

              We use it to attach to a hatchback. Normally, we roll with two bikes, but occasionally strap on a third. The Bones 3 keeps our bikes snug on the car, and we never have to nervously look out the rear-view mirror to see our bikes shaking and jostling. Impressed with the design and stability.

              • Describe Yourself:
              • Avid Cyclist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                I see that Bones 3 is compatible with Subaru XV 2013 and newer, but can you confirm that it is compatible specifically with 2017 Subaru Crosstrek? Also, my 2017 Crosstrek has the rear bumper cover . Will Bones 3 work with that? Thank you, Stephen Sneeden

                http://parts.subaru.com/p/Subaru_2017_Crosstrek/Rear-Bumper-Cover/63617006/E771SFJ401.html
                Asked on 3/14/2017 by Stephen from GA

                1 answer

                • A:

                  This product is compatible with sedans only.

                  Answered on 3/14/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Will this rack fit a 2012 Honda Fit Sport with rear spoiler?
                Asked on 3/13/2017 by John from Tampa, FL

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Unfortunately not

                  Answered on 3/15/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                I have a full suspension bike now and can't get the post fastener around it, what is my best option as I don't want to drive with just the two straps on the main frame?
                Asked on 3/11/2017 by Anthony from UK

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Use a bike beam (https://www.saris.com/product/bike-beam) to make sure the wheels hang evenly, and if you can get the down tube/post close enough to at least use the scrap you'll be able to use the rack.

                  Answered on 3/13/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                I have a Kia Sportage 2014. Will this rack allow me to access the boot (trunk) if the bikes are mounted?
                Asked on 3/7/2017 by Chase55 from Kerry

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Unfortunately not, opening the trunk with the bikes mounted would void the warranty.

                  Answered on 3/13/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                If the Bones rack can hold 3 bikes, up to 35 lbs each, then can I hang one ebike at 58 lbs, alone, in the close to the vehicle position on the rack? It seems like I would be well under the maximum load for the rack.
                Asked on 3/6/2017 by Tim from Maryland

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Unfortunately not, it changes the engineering of the rack and might affect your vehicle.

                  Answered on 3/8/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Hi, will this fit a Ssangyong Tivoli, 2016.
                Asked on 3/3/2017 by Drakey from New Zealand

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Unfortunately not, there is a soft plastic spoiler that is preventing trunk racks from fitting on your vehicle. You will need a hitch rack.

                  Answered on 3/7/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Will this fit a 2010 Nissan Cube?
                Asked on 2/23/2017 by Reese from Houston Texas

                1 answer

                • A:

                  To check compatibility with your vehicle, please click the "Will it fit my car?" link located directly on the product page.

                  Answered on 2/23/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Will this car fit a Ford Escape 2015 model
                Asked on 2/21/2017 by Juan Carlos from Colombia

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, you will need to make the following modifications:
                  Part #3035 Hatch Hugger required to replace Lower Hooks (detail in the instruction manual).
                  Place lower rack feet into license plate well.
                  Disable/do not use rear wiper when rack is installed.

                  Answered on 2/23/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Will this car fit a Ford Escape 2015 model
                Asked on 2/21/2017 by Juan Carlos from Colombia

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Yes, it is compatible with your vehicle.

                  Answered on 2/21/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                My Discovry Sport doesn't appear to have a boot lip for the bottom feet of the bones 3 to rest on, will it still work for me? Cheers
                Asked on 2/19/2017 by BobbyDazzler

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Unfortunately no racks will fit your Land Rover because of the soft plastic spoiler. You will need a hitch for a hitch rack.

                  Answered on 2/22/2017 by Anonymous
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