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Saris Bones RS 3-Bike

Saris Bones RS 3-Bike

Model # (851B)
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5.0 stars
 (59 Reviews)
$324.99
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Saris Bones RS 3-Bike

Saris’ Bones RS 3-Bike rack might as well be welded to your car—it’s that rock solid. Easy to mount and dismount, the rack has two stainless steel belts that are tightened by leveraged ratchet systems. Plus, two lower leg hooks and six grippy rubber feet mean you can set it and forget it. Ratcheting anti-sway straps keep your bikes in place, the arms fold down to keep out of the way, and a locking mechanism secures the rack to your vehicle for peace of mind.

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    5.0 stars

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    5.0

    Great bike rack

    By Grafx365

    from Hudson Valley, NY

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    I just purchased this bike rack and so far I am pleased. The product comes assembled in the box and is relatively easy to install. It does take some getting used to and only gets easier with practice. It's a little on the heavier side compared to other racks (not a bad thing), so be prepared. The ratchet system definitely secures the rack to the car and is very stable. Just remember to be cautious with the ratchets or you will damage your car. I did put some minor scratches in my bumper but they will easily buff out. I've only gone on a short trip with it (about 10 miles) but at higher speeds and winding roads and the two bikes held fast. My Giant XTC2 went on with no issues and my son's BMX went on will a little more difficulty but it did fit securely. On the way home he had a new mountain bike that fit on just as easily as mine. It seems that three bike will be a bit of a squeeze but I won't know until I try to get my wife's bike on. The only improvements I might suggest are wheel straps included in the box, the left hand key facing outboard instead inboard and maybe cable channels in the cradle. All in all, my initial impression is that this is a quality product and I made the right choice. Hopefully after some use I won't change my mind.

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    5.0

    Best option

    By Sokol

    from Tirana, Albania

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    I bought this product a few weeks ago and had the chance to try it last weekend in a long journey. It worked perfectly, despite the road full of curves.

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    5.0

    Best carrier available

    By Barb81

    from Houston, TX, United States

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    I dreaded going on a 35 hour round trip for Spring Break with 3 bicycles attached to the back of our car, but this carrier worked beautifully! We had no issues, no problems; if you need to transport bikes, this is what you need.

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    4.0

    Easy to install

    By Joew50784

    from Lindenhurst, NY, United States

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    I bought this bike rack approxmately one month ago and found the product to be exceptional with one exception. The buckle on the stablizing straps would not lock into the strap after several uses. Saris was informed and as of this date they are in the process of being replaced.

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    5.0

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    5.0

    Best Customer Service in the industry

    By Brendan

    from Odenton, Md

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    I've had the Bones RS now for a little over 2yrs and only had 2 small issues w/ my bike rack. -both times the anti sway arm has broken off and both times a simple phone call to customer service has resolved the issue w/ them sending the new part out to me within a week. (note to anyone who uses it... 1 bungee cord around the crank to the rack will hold it in place just fine) -both times it's broke is when I'm doing 75+ on the hwy and the wind catches the bike a certain way. ** customer service is truly amazing w/ this company

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    4.0

    Saris Bones RS

    By Hamtaro

    from Massillon, OH

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    I use this rack to carry 3 bikes. It is a little tight for 3 bikes, but if needed I will remove front wheel. For smaller frame bikes must slide the arms to make it narrower for loading. Using it on a 2004 Toyota Camry and love how secure it mounts and carries bikes. The Saris stickers on the sides refuse to stay glued on. Wished it was compatible on some of the newer cars, as it would not fit on my sister's 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, so could not recommend it for her. Overall, a great system (ratcheting) without having all the straps like the Bones 2 and Bones 3, and you can lock it so it won't get stolen off your car, unlike the lesser models. I give it 4 1/2 stars.

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    4.0

    Very impressed with one minor caution.

    By Just a guy

    from SouthWest Florida

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    This is an outstanding rack and well worth the money. Nothing on it will scratch your car. It is easy to install and store. I have just 2 issues and you can solve these on your own. 1.) The rubber pads will leave marks. Not permanent but you will need to scrub clean when done. Solution = use a thin towel or something under the pads. 2.) Because of the awesome ratchet system which I really love, you easily have the ability to over ratchet and dent your vehicle. Be very careful not to over tighten. I use Gel pads under my black pads to help with the disbursement of stress. Works very well. Overall I LOVE this rack and I highly recommend it.

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    4.0

    Almost perfect

    By Moshik

    from Israel

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    Brilliant design. Due to the high holding arms, when placing the bike, it doesn't hide the car number. Would get 5 stars if the locking keys were BOTH face outer side (one of them facing inside that is difficult to lock the device). I've got mine brand new with some molding left over on the plastic arm, at first sight, it looks like a defect at the molding process. so expensive product should be without such defects!!! looks like Saris final inspection limit is very low.

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    5.0

    Great Rack, Great Customer Service

    By Ramzi

    from Minneapolis

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    I bought this rack from Saris and think it's the best thing on the market. Very easy to take on and off and the ratchet system is great. After a year of use, one of the ratchets on my rack took a little bit of elbow grease to detach. So I called customer service and they were incredible. They replaced the part for me and were very responsive and understanding. Great products and great customer service. I put them up with Bose in those categories.

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