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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

              Wondering if this rack will fit your vehicle?

              View Our Fit Guide

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              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Hello, I was wondering if the bones 3 will fit my subaru forester 2016?? And do I have to put the lower feet on bumper or door?

                Thanks a lot
                Asked on 4/18/2017 by Jeff from Montreal, Canada

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Yes, it fits (as long as you do not have a spoiler) and you would want to place the lower feet on the bumper.

                  Answered on 4/18/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                is this product suitable for a carbon frame bike?
                Asked on 4/11/2017 by Martin

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Yes, the bike rack is suitable for a carbon frame bike.

                  Answered on 4/11/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                I am using Mazda CX5 year 2013 model. I have questions about the VEHICLE FIT NOTES:
                - Place lower rack feet into license plate well.
                - Disable/do not use rear wiper when rack is installed.
                - 2 BIKE / 70 LB LOAD LIMIT. Bikes must be located in positions closest to vehicle.

                My questions are:
                1. For CX5, I cannot put the lower rack feet on to the bumper, is that correct?
                2. I can only carry 2 bike at max 70LB load although Bone 3 can carry three, is this correct?
                3. If 2. is correct, then would it be better for me to get Bone 2 if my vehicle is CX5?

                Thank you very much.

                Pat
                Asked on 4/6/2017 by Pat from New York, NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  1. Yes, your bumper is not strong enough
                  2. Yes you will be restricted to a 2 bike at 35lbs each load limit
                  3. It's totally up to you, but to not have that temptation it might be better for you to get the Bones 2

                  Answered on 4/18/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Would the Bones 3 be suitable for a Mercedes B class ?
                Asked on 4/4/2017 by Jeef from Leeds UK.

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  If it's 2011 or older, the Bones 3 will fit. If it's a 2012 or newer, no trunk racks will fit your vehicle, you will need a hitch rack.

                  Answered on 4/18/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Hi, will the Saris bones 3 fit on a Jaquar X type (it has a boot)?
                Thanks in advance.
                Karen
                Asked on 4/2/2017 by Kaz from Hong Kong

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Click the "Will It Fit My Car" link provided on the product page to confirm this item is a match for your vehicle.

                  Answered on 4/3/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Hi I have a Hyundai Tucson 2011 model will the Bones 3 be the correct product?
                Asked on 4/2/2017 by Leigh from Toronto Canada

                1 answer

                • A:

                  The Bones 3 will fit.

                  Answered on 4/2/2017 by Community Answer from None
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Will this fit women's electra beach cruiser bikes? Also, how much is it to replace a torn strap and replace 4 plastic screws to tighten the arms to the center hub?
                Asked on 4/1/2017 by Leslie from CALIFORNIA

                1 answer

              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                Hi there,

                I have reserved one from a local store and would like to check that it will fit my kids bikes: one 4-year old and one 6-year old.

                Appreciate any guidance.

                Thanks

                Jamie
                Asked on 3/30/2017 by SJamG from West Kilbride, Scotland

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  It depends on the top tube of each bike; the max distance between the arms is 14 inches/35cm. You may need a Bike Beam if the kids bikes have an unusually shaped frame: https://www.saris.com/product/bike-beam

                  Answered on 3/31/2017 by Anonymous
              • Bones 3-Bike Black

                Q:

                will this fit my 2009 Honda crv?
                Asked on 3/21/2017 by tlash from lancaster, pa

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes with some modifications:
                  You will need part #3035 Hatch Hugger required to replace Lower Hooks.
                  Place lower rack feet into license plate well.
                  Disable/do not use rear wiper when rack is installed.

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

                Q:

                I am considering this rack to mount on my Toyota Matrix 2005. I believe it will fit?

                Also, we would be pulling a trailer behind while carrying the bikes. My question is: What is how far out does the rack come as we obviously have limited space while pulling the trailer.
                Asked on 3/20/2017 by Kathryn from BRITISH COLUMBIA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  It does fit, put the lower feet on the bumper. And the rack from windshield to outermost bike position is about 33" at the most

                  Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
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