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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 402 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (225)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
  • Road bikes (3)
    • Describe Yourself:
    • Casual/ recreational (214), Avid cyclist (141), Competitive cyclist (14), Fitness enthusiast (12), Commuter (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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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5.0

Great Bike Rack!!

By 

from Decatur, Ga

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

      Took a minute to get started on the install but once I figured it out it went on my 2008 Mustang GT with very little trouble and the adjustable bike arms made it very easy to put three BMX bike on it. Once on I85 north the bikes rode stable at highway speeds and didn't wobble or raise up off my trunk until I hit around 80-90mph which i wouldn't recommend.

      Highly recommend this bike rack for BMX riders or people with small framed bikes in general.

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

      Love my Bones 3

      By 

      from Haddenham, England

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

        Brilliant ownership proposition. Every once in a while you find a product where you marvel at the ingenuity and its utility. The Bones 3 is just brilliant, nothing else comes close. Mine hangs on the wall unobtrusively in a very small garden shed, is constructed in a few minutes and works perfectly with the family bikes.

        Everyone I know wants one now....

        Good work Saris!

        • Describe Yourself:
        • Casual/Recreational Rider

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        19 years and still in perfect shape

        By 

        from Orlando FL

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

          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.

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

          Cross-country Rack

          By 

          from Charlotte, NC, USA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

          This is a great rack! I used it to drive two bicycles from NC to MT, then one bicycle on a return trip. Albeit I took the wheels off the bikes for the length of the journey, the rack held stable the entire drive, both ways. Highly recommended for ease of daily use as well.

          It is interesting the two main screws for the bike arms are tiny plastic ones, but they have worked fine so far.

           
          5.0

          Testing

          By 

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Avid Cyclist, Avid Cyclist

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Scratches Car

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

          Yay!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Another superb rack

          By 

          from Chesterfield, MO

          Site Member

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

          Eight years ago I purchased the Bones RS rack and fell in love with it. I was so disappointed when I purchased a new car last fall and the old rack would not fit on it. This summer I did some research and found that the Bones 3-Bike rack would fit my new car. It was so lightweight compared to the RS rack, I was concerned. However, it is amazing also and I already love it. It was fairly easy to install (maybe not quite as easy as the RS but pretty close) and it is solid once it is on. I have not yet placed 3 bikes on it at the same time, but it appears as though this will not be a problem. This company just knows how to make exceptional products.

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Casual/Recreational
           
          5.0

          Versatile & Easy to Use

          By 

          from Ohio, USA

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Green:

          We needed a second bike rack because we did not want to add a hitch to my sons car. This rack works out perfectly for our needs. Saris nailed this one. It is so easy to use and does a great job protecting the car and bikes.

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Fitness Enthusiast

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sturdy rack. Easy to use. Quick setup.

          By 

          from Upstate New York

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Blue:

          I did a lot of research before buying this rack. I'm happy with my purchase. I didn't give it five stars because, while I think this is a great rack, I'm not sure any trunk rack is a five-star bike carrier. My research told me this one is probably the best trunk rack, and after receiving it, I believe that is true. I am using the rack on a 2014 Audi A4. The site said Bones 3 would fit, and it does fit very snugly. When I filtered available Saris racks by ones that would hold my carbon fiber bike (Trek carbon road bike), this one disappeared from the options list. My bike store contacted Saris, and they said it would be fine. However, not all carbon frames will be as snug as they'd like. I have been very happy with how well my bike fits. At highway speeds and over bumps, the rack and the bike both look very secure with very little (if any) sway. I also purchased the cross bar (accessory) to carry my wife's bike (Trek hybrid woman's bike). Her bike sways much more than mine does, but not enough for it to be intolerable. The cross bar doesn't seem capable of giving that tight, secure, no-sway fit that the bike frame itself gives, but it gets the job done, and I'm happy I can carry both bikes. The first time I setup the Bones 3 it took a while to configure. Now, I can easily set it up in five minutes. The bottom line is that if you're in the market for a trunk rack, and you're considering Bones 3, then I do recommend this rack.

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Casual/Recreational
           
          5.0

          Works just fine.

          By 

          from Abilene, TX, USA

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Black:

          I bought this product a month ago and put 4200 miles on my 2013 Honda CRV with it carrying two bikes around the US. It was easy to use once I figured out how to affix to my vehicle. I could never really determine how to affix it to my vehicle based on the enclosed directions. The newer CRVs have rather acute angles on the rear windows and very little bumper space. Thus, I applied it differently than directed and it worked fine. The website suggested I purchase an add-on for $19.99 which I did. Using this product prevented me from easily raising or lowering the back hatch with the bike rack in place. This was particularly annoying if I was leaving the rack in place and needed to get something out of the trunk. I had to go through the back seat. Problematic if
          you need to get out a suitcase.
          The product worked just fine and the minor annoyance was well-worth the savings of installing a hitch ($400+) and purchasing an appropriate bike rack (couple hundred) for it.

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Fitness Enthusiast
           
          4.0

          Does the job as advertised! Great value!

          By 

          from Ohio, USA

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Comments about Bones 3-Bike Orange:

          I bought this over a month ago so that my friends and I could more easily load our bikes and head to a trail. I have a Mazda CX-5 and it was pretty easy to fit to the car. There is not much of a bumper on my vehicle (couple inches) which worried me but it seems to stay stable. I've tested it with one and two bikes. Three bikes will be the ultimate test. My only issue is I find the straps hard to tighten by myself once the bike. It's awkward to try and hold the bike rack tight to the car and tighten the straps (tightening is a two hand job). With help it was no problem at all! For the price, I think this is a great value!

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Casual/Recreational

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          QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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          • 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
          • Bones 3-Bike Black

            Q:

            Will this fit my 2017 BMW X3?
            Asked on 2/19/2017 by New car with no hitch!

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yup, just remember to place lower rack feet on bumper and you cannot use your wind shield wiper while it's installed

              Answered on 2/22/2017 by Anonymous
          • Bones 3-Bike Black

            Q:

            I have VW jetta 2014 and Kia sportage 4 door 2016, I would like to know if your rack fits on the trunk for these cars ? also this rack is for my fat bike
            Asked on 2/10/2017 by Wull from Quebec city

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              All of our trunk racks can carry bikes that are 35lbs or less. The Bones 3 trunk rack is the only one that will fit, just remember to place the lower rack feet on bumper.

              Answered on 2/13/2017 by Anonymous
          • Bones 3-Bike Black

            Q:

            Hi there,
            Would like to confirm, on a 2004 Volvo XC90, can I only use the bones 3 carrier for just 2 bikes?
            Thanks
            Ben
            Asked on 2/6/2017 by Ben

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes you are restricted to a 2 BIKE / 70 LB LOAD LIMIT (bikes must be located in positions closest to vehicle).
              You will also need part #3035 Hatch Hugger required to replace Side Hooks. And don't forget to place lower rack feet on bumper.

              Answered on 2/8/2017 by Anonymous
          • Bones 3-Bike Black

            Q:

            Where to download the manufactures manual?
            Asked on 2/5/2017 by Geko

            1 answer

          • Bones 3-Bike Black

            Q:

            We really need to know whether the Bones 3 is safe to use with our new car - the Seat Ateca (which came out in August 2016). We had a Saris reply a while ago to say it hadn't been tested yet but meanwhile we're in limbo... Come on Saris! We need to know asap.
            Asked on 2/4/2017 by SeatAteca

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Unfortunately we haven't been able to find this vehicle to fit test (we are based out of Madison, WI and do international travel for fit testing about twice a year).

              For the most up-to-date fit tests, visit our website and in the upper right hand corner of the screen is a yellow tab with a fit guide (don't forget to change the flag to Canada for European vehicle fits).

              Answered on 2/6/2017 by Anonymous
          • Bones 3-Bike Black

            Q:

            Will this fit on a 2011 jeep liberty?
            Asked on 1/29/2017 by Joyce Ann from North Carolina

            1 answer

            • A:

              Yes, it is compatible.

              Answered on 1/29/2017 by Community Answer from None
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