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Bones 3-Bike Rack

4.515883100381195 out of 5 stars
787 Reviews



Bones 3


  • Lightweight bike rack for cars without hitch or roof racks
  • Arc design uses four rubber padded feet to mount to the car
  • Ratcheting straps secure the rack to the car
  • Three bike capacity separated on different heights for scratch-free transport
  • Item #SRS1WU8
Bike Capacity
3 (35lb each)
most sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, SUVs, and crossovers (consult Saris Fit Guide for approved fits)
Part Number
Manufacturer Warranty
travel, bike

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 787 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 34 reviews
4 Stars - 313 reviews
5 Stars - 440 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2023

Fits nice to my convertible! Strong to hold 2 mtb!

Perfect choice for convertible cars, that can't have bike rack on the top. Didn't tried 3 fully mtbs, but strong enough to carry 2 of them. Relatively easy installation. Very high quality, lightweight. Minus 1 star for necessity to install and removal every time, and for straps, that can scratch your trunk on high speed (because of wind), and for price, too much for plastic rack. Overall very a good device!


Originally reviewed on saris.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 29, 2022

Fitting to Fiat 500

I have had this bike carrier for 8 years. Used it on my mini. Now trying to fit to my fiat 500e. Are the feet on this carrier the same as the bones ex3? Just noticed in the pictures here they rest on the bumper. (Fiat 500e not big enough - the feet are not fully supported by the bumper). However in the Bones Ex3 they rest against the side of the car. Can I rest them against the side of the car with this model?

Black Cat

Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 12, 2021

Genius Design

I purchased the Bones 3-Bike Carrier and could NOT be happier. This Carrier is genius designed product. Thank you for designing a carrier that makes sense and is of top quality.

Captain Joe

Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 2, 2021

Bought Two

My son got one and when I saw it I was so impressed that I had to get one for myself. Very versatile and easy to use.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 15, 2021

Improved Capabilities

I have owned a Saris 2-bone trunk mounted bike rack for a number of years. It has given me excellent service and I have always had confidence in the rack to travel where ever I wished to go for my next ride. Now that my two grandsons have expressed an interest in riding bikes with Grandpa, the 3-bone version became a necessity. I fine that I can carry their bikes easily with my road bike or my FX2 Hybrid. Further, this version seems to allow for easier stowage for those times I am not hauling a bike(s) along. This is an addition I wish I had made a couple of years ago. Very pleased with the results.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

4 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2021

Too good to be true

The whole structure is great and I can see why this is so firm and stable, however, if only the arms can be maneuver with better ideas would be great. Maybe a quick release or something. Overall I'm happy as long as I can ferry my bikes and safely which is my main priority. Lastly, I think the price can be lowered slightly, I don't find the price justified to the product because of what I suggested with the arms. Implement with a quick-release would be great!


Originally reviewed on saris.com

3 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2021

Nice rack but..

This rack is easy to use, fits my car and sort of fits multiple bikes. I've had the team for 5 years now and it's been very solid. With modern mt bikes being the size and geometry they are they take up a lot of space. That being said, it's very difficult, if not impossible, to fit the bikes on the three bike rack. On top of that, the grey "padding", out whatever it is, rubs off and gets all over my bike frame. While this doesn't damage the frame, as far as I can tell, it's ugly and kind of disconcerting that it's coming off at all and makes me wonder when it will start damaging the paint on my frame. I recently replace both the arms (within six months) and the grey stuff started rubbing off almost immediately. I've had to start wrapping some spare cloth around my frame to protect it.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 1, 2021

SO easy to set up, lightweight and very durable

I have had experiences with two other leading brands of bike racks and now happy to have found Saris. This rack fits my Honda Fit superbly and set-up was lightning fast and intuitive to use. The rack is very lightweight and seems very durable. The bike fits very well.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 28, 2021

Easy to use

So far the time I have used it the results have been great


Originally reviewed on saris.com

4 out of 5 stars

June 1, 2021

Easy Mounting - Tough for Women's bikes

This is a well-built bike rack and was easy to arrange for mounting. It fit my chevy cruz hatchback with no problems. My only problem was that it was tough getting my bike on the rack. It's a women's bike with a shock under the seat. It also had a few more poles crisscrossing which all made it difficult to figure out where to fit the rack through. after a little maneuvering, we were able to get it up there, but it wasn't easy.


Originally reviewed on saris.com