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Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel

Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 3 Bikes
  • Saris
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included
This hitch-mounted rack carries 3 bikes. Arched arms with ratcheting anti-sway cradles adjust for optimal spacing and fold down for storage. Tilting mast with convenient pull-handle provides easy cargo area access. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin. Call 800-298-8924 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SA883 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Saris Hitch Bike Racks - SA883

This hitch-mounted rack carries 3 bikes. Arched arms with ratcheting anti-sway cradles adjust for optimal spacing and fold down for storage. Tilting mast with convenient pull-handle provides easy cargo area access. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 3 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • Soft cradles with dual-molded plastic ratcheting straps secure bikes top tube to rack
    • Ratcheting anti-sway straps attach to seat tube or down tube to prevent lateral motion
  • Arched dual arms provide excellent bike support and optimal ground clearance
    • Allow bikes to hang at different levels to prevent tangled handlebars and pedals
    • Fold down when rack is not in use
  • Tilting upright mast allows easy access to your rear cargo area
    • Operates with convenient pull handle on front of rack
  • Anti-rattle threaded hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Removable, aluminum adapter sleeve converts rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • Strong, lightweight construction
    • Rust-resistant, black powder coated steel base and mast
    • Injection-molded plastic arms are made of 100-percent recycled materials
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 3 bicycles
  • Weight capacity (per bike): 35 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of mast: 9-1/2"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 11-7/8"
  • Distance between cradles along arms (center to center): 6-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 19 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Saris Axis 3 On Vehicle

The Bones Hitch lets you carry 3 bikes on the back of your vehicle. This sturdy steel bike rack has anti-sway cradles, a tilting design, and can fit both 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" hitches.


Dual Adjustable Arms

Saris Axis 3 Arms

The Bones Hitch has arched dual arms that ensure optimal ground clearance and provide better bike support than single-arm racks. They are designed to accommodate women's, children's, and alternative bike frames better. The arched design also allows your bikes to hang at different heights to prevent handlebars and pedals from tangling. These injection-molded plastic arms are extremely strong and are constructed of 100-percent recycled materials.


Saris Axis Arm Adjustment Knob

The adjustable arms are mounted on a smooth horizontal tube with grooves at each end. To raise or lower an arm, loosen the plastic twist knob and slide the arm off the grooved section and onto the smooth, inner part of the tube. Rotate the arm to the desired position, slide it back onto the grooves, and tighten the knob back down to lock the arm in place.


Saris Axis 3 Folded Up On Vehicle

The arms also fold down when the rack is not in use.


Soft Cradles and Anti-Sway Straps Keep Bikes Stable

 Saris Axis AntiSway Cradles

There are 2 soft plastic cradles with dual-molded plastic ratcheting straps that secure your bikes to the rack by the top tube. The lower anti-sway strap pivots to grab your bike's seat tube or down tube to minimize lateral motion, preventing your bikes from hitting each other and your vehicle during transport.


Tilting Mast for Easy Access to Cargo Area

Saris Axis 3 Tilted Away From Vehicle

The Bones Hitch's mast can be tilted forward when your bikes are unloaded for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Just pull the yellow handle at the base of the rack to tilt it away from your vehicle, providing clearance to open and close the hatch door. When you return the rack to the upright position, you will hear an audible click to confirm that the mast is locked in place.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin and Adapter Sleeve

Saris Axis 3 Adapter Sleeve and Hitch Pin

The threaded hitch pin helps prevent the rack from moving and rattling around in your vehicle's hitch receiver. And the included aluminum adapter sleeve ensures that the Bones Hitch will fit both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. An anti-rattle hitch lock (SA3022 - sold separately) and cable lock (SA981 - sold separately) are recommended to deter theft of the rack and your bikes.



883 Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Hanging Style Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitches - Tilting

Replaces 833B



SA883 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details SA883 Installation instructions


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Video of Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Saris Bones hitch mounted 2 bike rack part number SA882. This sturdy lightweight rack is ideal for carrying 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The arched arms allow for optimal bike spacing and ground clearance. They secure our bike in 3 spots. We have 2 straps for the top tube and then 1 for the down tube. This one is going to be our anti sway strap. We've gone ahead and removed our 2 bikes so we can get a closer look.

Our soft plastic straps are ratcheting and our dual arms fold down for compact storage. This is ideal for pulling in a close corner parking spot or in a garage overnight. When our bikes aren't loaded the whole bike rack tilts away so we can gain access to our rear hatch. It's made from a 100% recycled injection molded plastic and a black powdered coated steel so it's going to stand up to the elements. It's got a weight capacity of 35 pounds per bike and features a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over the features I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed.

Now this can be used for either 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. We've got our adapter sleeve on there to accommodate our 2 inch receiver here today. Let's go ahead and load it up. We'll start by raising the shank up in position and the lining up the pin holes. Once the pin holes are lined up we'll take our included anti rattle bolt and thread that through.

Once that's hand tightened we can take a wrench and finish tightening it down and you will have to provide your own wrench. Once it's tightened down, we'll take our clip and put that on the other side. Now to get ready to load up our bikes we'll need to rotate our dual arms up. The way we do that we'll come over here to this black thumb screw, we'll loosen that up, bring the whole arm in, rotate it up realigning the notches here, pushing it back out and then tightening it down. We'll repeat that same process for this side. Now we can undo our straps.

Now we'll go ahead and load up our bike. We'll just come up over the arms work our way to the back and position it just like that. We want to position our bikes so that this strap here goes around our down tube this is going to help prevent bike to bike contact as well as bike to vehicle contact. Bring that around get it nice and tight and then for our last 2 just over the top. We've gone ahead and loaded up our second bike. Some bikes such as women's, children's and bikes with alternative frame styles may require the need for a bike adapter bar to sit evenly in the cradles. Saris makes one and that's part number SA3040. Now with both bikes all loaded up let's go ahead and take it on our test course and see how it performs. Here on our test course let's go into our slalom, this is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternative speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over pot holes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps, this is going to show up and down action such as pulling in and out of the driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Saris Bones hitch mounted 2 bike rack part number SA882.


Customer Reviews

Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel - SA883

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

This hitch-mounted rack carries 3 bikes. Arched arms with ratcheting anti-sway cradles adjust for optimal spacing and fold down for storage. Tilting mast with convenient pull-handle provides easy cargo area access. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.

- SA883
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Purchased this Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack approximately one year ago. It continues to work perfectly for my needs (transporting one or two high-end road bikes). Bikes have been transported for thousands of miles without issue. The vertical piece on the rack can occasionally become slightly loose at the bottom, but cab easily be tightened with an appropriately sized socket and hex wrench. 565789



- SA883
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Lightweight and easy to install. Folds away from vehicle for access to rear of the vehicle. 657229



- SA883
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Nothing but good things to say. Minimal setup time. The product is extremely well made, easy to use and rugged. It was strong and light and very easy to install. Also after shopping around, it turned out to be very reasonally priced. Last but not least, it is made in the USA so I can be proud to own it. I would not install anything else on my Chevy truck. Thank you Saris for such a high quality product, I will certainly recommend it to my other bike riding buddies. 613816



- SA883
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Excellent overall build quality and usability. Durable enough to get thrown around a bit, but very solid support for our bikes. Great mechanism for allowing the hatch lift gate to clear. 490505



- SA884
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Holds 3 light bikes comfortably. Adjusting semi rigid straps a bit difficult for me, depending on angle. Hitch rattles some tho I imagine it needs this amount of "give." Recommded by a friend I trust. 366583



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THIS PRODUCT SUITS MY NEED FOR WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. HITCH MOUNTING IS VERY LOOSE IN THE FRAME MOUNT. HAD TO MAKE SHIMS TO ADJUST FIT. TILT IS ALSO VERY POORLY MADE. MORE SHIMING INVOLVED TO SECURE BETTER. COULD USE A STRAP TO HOLD FRONT TIRE TO UPRIGHT POLE. I HAD TO USE A NUMBER OF VELCRO STRAPPING TO MAKE ALL ADJUSMENTS. BOTTOM LINE.. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.. 425960



- SA801BL
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The Saris Bones-3 bike carrier is very solid and also configurable. It fit both my Subaru Forrester (mid-size SUV) and Honda Accord (sedan with trunk) well. Installation was pretty straightforward -- though read the clips to understand which goes where. The bike weight, in both cases, rested mostly on the rear bumper. I have used it for both 1 and 2 bikes, and found each incident of mounting the bikes went smoothly and that they were quite well secured. There appeared to be no swaying or bouncing of the bike mount, even on some pretty rough roads. You will want to have a strap to secure the front wheel of at least the first bicycle on the rack (not included with the Saris mount, I used the recommended Softride Velcro Tie-downs). 634824



- SA801BL
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So far, so good. We've used it once and had no problems. Yet to use it with three bikes. Easy to install--instructions are clear. Very impressed with the customer service (especially shipping speed) of etrailer.com. 126479



- SA805BL
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Very well constructed, very good design, easy to install. Arms easily fold down when bikes removed. Good fit on 2016 Subaru Forester (without a rear wind spoiler). Also etrailer price 15% below others. 604321



- SA805BL
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Fits well on my 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Nice, well protected strap clamps for my mountain bike. I really like the two additional stabilizing clamps for the bike to prevent swaying. Light and strong rack. No rust possibility either. Bike holder extensions swing out of the way easily allowing garage door closure without removing rack. 609197



- SA805BL
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Carrier is good buy for bikes with narrow or limited suspension space to put on bike carrier. Goes on easy with quick setup. No metal parts to touch car. Only drawbacks: 1. Antisway straps don’t cinch down enough to prevent bike sway when in motion. 2. Cinch straps are somewhat difficult to loosen when taking bike off carrier. 512539



- SA805BL
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The 2-bike SUV carrier 2 model is a sturdy, easy to use product. However, it is made for male bikes only, and using the top bar on the male bike is crucial to using this carrier. My wife's bike does not have this top rail, making it difficult to mount both bikes. This distinction was not mentioned in the advertising information 242378



- SA882
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I like the bike rack; but the rack seems to be made more for bikes with cross bars; my wife's bike does not have one and its a challenge loading her bike securely to the straps on the rack. I also wish there was a quick disconnect of the rack from the hitch. The rack comes with a threaded bolt, nut and cotter pin. I also purchased the security lock that locks onto the threaded bolt. However I don't keep my rack on the car all the time. When I reach my destination by car I take the rack off and lock it into my trunk. Threading and unthreading the bolt is time consuming; A quick discount to and from the hitch would be ideal for those times I lock the rack in my trunk; which is most of the time. 268259


Comments

I still feel the same about what I wrote a year ago. The only difference is I dont take the rack off my car as much. I like the rack overall. The difficulty of loading my wifes bike with no cross bar is still a challenge.

Courtland G - 07/10/2017

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Thanks for the follow up. For easier loading of your wife's bike I recommend using an adapter bar like part # SA3040. This adapter will allow you to load her bike easily and safely.

-- Rachael H - 7/10/2017


- SA805BL
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Arrived in just 2days. Product seems to be sturdy and well made. I installed onto my 14 Chrysler 200 in just a few mins. I did put tape on the hooks so it didn’t scratch my trunk . I put two bikes a full size hybrid mountain/road bike and my sons bmx bike. It worked great would recommend to any one needing a bike carrier. 560593



- SA884
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This is the first bike rack I have ever owned. The rack will be used primarily for me to transport my bike to training rides and triathlons. Occasionally, we will transport 1-3 additional bikes if my husband or sons want to go on a ride. In the past, I had to remove my front wheel in order to fit my bike inside my 2013 Toyota Highlander, and we weren't getting more than one bike in there. I went with the Saris based on the recommendation of a triathlon coach/mountain biker. My husband and I mounted the rack onto the car without difficulty. It is easy enough to get on or off by myself, which is useful since we will not be leaving on the car permanently. Thankfully, with it mounted, and the arms folded down, my 2013 Highlander fits into the garage with no problem. One useful feature that I discovered is the ability to position the arms closer together for my shorter bike. I attached photos of the arms attached all the way wide, or a little narrower. I noticed just a minor amount of movement of the rack while I drove, but it was mostly while I went through a construction zone that has a lot of bumps. Even then, it didn't seem unstable. Additionally, I used a small bungee cord to strap the front tire to the cross bar of the bike, to reduce the movement of that tire. I would recommend the Saris Bones Hitch without reservation. 466438



- SA801
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We love this rack. It works great and is very well made. Can't wait to stay busy biking now that we can take them with us. 302006



- SA801BL
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WOW... Outstanding product, well-engineered, quality materials, easy to install, works as advertised, and a perfect fit to my 2016 KIA Forte5. Not cheap... but, you get what you pay for... can't imagine a better bike rack out there. Great bike rack! 360102



- SA801
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Perfect fit to my car! 445540



- SA805
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Used the Saris today for the first time. My previous carrier was a Yakama that slips into the trailer hitch. The Saris is a big improvement in my opinion. I hauled my one to the American River bike trail. There was. O swaying or movement when turning or going over speed bumps. The bike is easy to fasten to and remove from the rack. Once the bike is removed, I loosened the top and side straps and it was easy to remove and reattach. I recommend this carrier over any other carriers I have used. 369536



- SA805BL
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This is quite a nifty rack for a quite small car (I have a Mazda3). It even folds down and fits in the small trunk of my car. Initially I was worried it would be time-consuming to take it out, set it up etc but it's pretty quick and the straps are labelled. I worry a bit if I would try to take 2 bikes on a long trip involving freeway. While it is "pretty" solid, obviously you don't want bikes coming loose at 70 mph. The other real frustration, and it's not just hypothetical, is the stupid cheapo plastic roll straps that cinch the bike tightly to the rack. They simply don't work as intended, very hard to explain, but look at the rack photo. See the circular straps. They have teeth on them and a side button that should allow you to tighten or release the teeth. But that whole apparatus is quite flimsy and the button doesn't work. Bike shop, kids, everyone notices this flaw. Otherwise, and despite the strap, I'd buy it again- it does what I need it to do. 468164



- SA805BL
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Excellent Customer service and prompt delivery! The bike rack is very good quality for the price! It carries two bikes easily once you figure out how it attaches to the vehicle. 552101



- SA805BL
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This has turned out to be a superb product. After pulling it out of the box, I was a little concerned about how long it would take to attach to my CRV. Turns out, it didn't take long at all. I have a 2015 Honda CRV, with a spoiler, and I was able to attach it and not have a problem. I have to lift the tailgate to attach the lower clips, but it connects just fine. I'll give it a test on the road this weekend with a 3 hour drive, but I'm pretty confident it'll do the job. Very pleased with the purchase. 254736



- SA805BL
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The item was shipped within minutes after the order was placed online. (Thanks etrailer.) When the bike carrier arrived and I took it out of the box, admittedly I was a little intimidated by all the straps, etc. But after looking it over and reading the instructions, it was a snap to assemble, mostly because of the large and clear-to-understand images. The Saris Bones 2 bike rack with optional hatch hugger straps fits my 2016 Honda CR-V snugly and exactly as advertised. I'm very satisfied and ready to ride. 235601


Comments

Could not be more pleased with it.

hgheiss - 01/15/2017

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- SA805BL
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So far so good but I haven't used them that much. We are using them on a Honda CRV (in combination with a bike rack we also purchased from here); it's a little awkward setting the system up but once it's in place they work great. It may be me, but we needed to use these on the bottom of the hatch not the top as indicated but we made it work. Secures nicely. We drove from New England to South Carolina without a single problem. Actually the only problem was the rear wiper on the car that apparently won't shut off and got snagged on the rack itself. Otherwise 100% happy with the product - can't fault the product for the car issues. 418762



- SA805BL
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Bought Saris Bones 2 bike carrier for our new Honda CR-V to take our bikes to Florida for the winter. Also a support bar for my woman's bike. Received them in two days! Was really impressed not only with the speed of delivery, the quality of the product but also the email follow ups. Watched the etrailer instruction video on line which was most helpful. 328873



- SA805BL
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I purchased this bike rack for my wife and I. It is very well made and easy to install. I had it unpackaged and on my vehicle within 30 minutes. Ongoing removal and installation only takes me about 5 minutes. I purchased the Saris Beam Bike Frame Adapter for my wife's bike to make it easy to put her bike on the rack. I highly recommend it for transporting a woman's bike. Overall I've found this bike rack and adapter to be great products. 375956



- SA882
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Once I watched the Setup Video provided by etrailer.com I was confident in my purchase. Upon receiving my bike rack I spent a few minutes reading the manual and then went out to my garage to install it. It took minutes. After reading the manual I realized that I would require "straps" to keep the front tire in place during transportation. Overall I am happy with my purchase and quick delivery. 145103


Comments

After a year I am still completely happy with the product.

Rafael - 08/08/2015

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- SA805BL
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It took a little while to get the arms where they needed to be and straps for the first time to make sure it was secure. But now that we have it set we just put it on tighten the straps and off we go! It's amazing and sturdy a little pricey but it's worth the money, I don't feel like our 2 bikes will fall off. I love It! Just make sure u get a bar adjuster for women's bikes or kids. Etrailer is the way to go, free shipping and it was here in 3 days! 398506



- SA805BL
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The Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier is a great product. It took some maneuvering to get the right hold on my 2002 E39 BMW, but it sits and rides well. The product is well designed and should hold up for a long time. My only concern was the feet might rub on the paint, but the rubber endings do a good job of preventing that. I tie the excess ribbon from the straps to additionally secure the bike's wheels and pedals, but I'm also going to get some Velcro straps to keep them from flapping at high speeds. Great Product. 196400



- SA805BL
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Installation photos 520450



- SA884
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Saris bones hitch bike rack: Service representative who took my order was very good and made sure that I got the product within 3 business days. nice sturdy product, but the directions to put it together were a bit confusing. Got it wrong first try. I would recommend it to a friend. 476480



- SA801BL
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So far so good, only tested it out for the fit to the car. 455340



- SA801B
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So happy with our decision to purchase this product! Easy to install on back of our Honda CRV and was exactly what we were looking for. 690206



- SA805BL
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Site was extremely helpful is identifying bike racks that would fit my car. Product descriptions helped identify the the best selection. The package arrived quickly and the directions were great. I was able to install the bike rack and head out on a ride within 15 minutes. Highly recommend etrailer.com. 683734



- SA805BL
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We've been very happy with our Saris bike holder. Good features: It is very light and well designed, so it is very easy to get on and off the car (Subaru Impreza), and the straps stay tight even over long trips. It is very sturdy and doesn't sway. It keeps the bikes far enough from the back of the car to prevent scrapes (except the foot pedal that slightly touches the bumper. The separation between the two bikes on the bike holder is also good; this prevents brake/shifting levers, cables, etc., from being damaged by the other bike. Not so good features: You can't use the rear window wiper when the bike holder is on the car. You can't really use the rear cargo door at all when the bike holder is on because the bikes are too heavy to lift up easily and the door doesn't stay open. Visibility out the rear window is greatly reduced, although not entirely blocked. The backup camera is also partially blocked. The bike holder, with bikes attached, could easily be removed from the car by simply cutting the straps, so there is risk by theft. 680530



- SA801BL
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Just installed my new SARUS Bones 3 bicycle carrier on my Honda CRV. I purchased it from www.etrailer.com - - - prompt UPS tracking delivery cross-country. It helped for installation to watch a brief YouTube video first.) All went quick and easy. High quality construction and intuitive design features. The carrier is snug, strong and SWEET looking! My mountain bike fit perfectly. I am ordering two “accessories” . . . wheel straps and a bike beam to properly secure my wife’s soon to be purchased new bike. HAPPY Trails ahead! (:-) 679757



- SA805BL
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This is a great bike rack. Easy to attach and remove and works wonderfully. The people at etrailer worked with me to find the best one for my needs. Thanks. 672788



- SA805BL
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This is a great bike rack for cars without a hitch. I looked at dozens of bike racks and the Saris Bones bike rack is the best bike rack for the price. It is easy to put on, take off and store. Attaching and removing the bikes is easy too. I like that they give you long straps so you can use it on a small sedan or a minivan. At first, I used the rubber bands that came with the packaging to control the excess straps, now I use small Velcro straps to prevent the excess straps from blowing in the wind. I have recommended this bike rack to friends, family and now to you. Enjoy 661772



- SA805BL
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Arrived super fast & took only minutes to install. It works great on our Honda Civic Hatchback Sturdy enough to support two large treks. Saris came recommended by a local bike dealer - looking for a good price and quality bike adjustable bike rack.? Look no further. Can’t wait to hit the open road this summer. 661335



- SA805BL
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Very satisfied with our bike rack from eTrailer. Don't use it frequently, but it safely transported our two bikes a 1000 miles for summer vacation, will use again this year. Only thing that would make it better is if came with strap or something to secure front wheels. I think we innovated some sort of add on to secure ours. 659751



- SA805BL
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Excellent product and service 656352



- SA805BL
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Easy to install, Product works great. 653774



- SA801BL
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It came in excellent conditions, without issues at all, i appreciate your responsibility. 636592



- SA805BL
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Prompt deliver of the item. We used it almost immediately to drive about 45 minutes on the highway and it held up well without issue. It was easy to install and bikes were easy to secure. We're excited to use it more! 634463



- SA805BL
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Works well on my Jetta Sport Wagon. Easy to mount bike and remove and a very stable ride. The ratchet holders are spot on. 624253



- SA801BL
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This trunk bike rack was perfect for our 2018 Toyota Camry. It is well engineered and is sturdy. I had some questions about mounting it and etrailer was great about answering them, and was a big help to us before, during and after the purchase. 617876



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We’ve used the bike rack on our Ford Edge several times. Sometimes with 1 bike & sometimes with 3. It’s been easy to use & has held up well. I would recommend it. 617536



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I just got it out of the box and the outside top arm appears to be stripped. The plastic bolt works in the other arms and those screws don't work in just that arm. I am hoping the manufacturer can fix it. It's not really that adjustable on the fly, but it appears to be solid. The bolts seem flimsy and easy to strip. I haven't been able to use it though due to being unable to secure that one arm. 616565


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Easy to set up and use. Seems well mad e. 606932



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Installs easily to the Saris Bones 2 trunk mounted rack and fits well under hatch door of 2016 Subaru Forester. Two concealed steel cables under durable fabric sleeve. Another good recommendation on ertrailer site when purchasing the bike rack. 604384


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  • Install Instructions for Saris Bones 3 Bike Rack SA883
  • I attached a link to this page that has the install instructions for the Saris Bones 3 rack part # SA883 that you have. There isn't a torque spec listed though for the bolt you mentioned. You'll just want to get it hand tight while using the correct wrench. Please don't use a crescent wrench like the pictures show though! Those notoriously strip bolts.
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  • Can Straps of Saris Bones Bike Rack Arms be Replaced
  • I spoke to my contact at Saris and the straps on the arms of the Bones 3 bike racks like the # SA883 cannot be removed. If a strap breaks with this rack you'd have to replace the arms with part # SA21752 for the left arm or part # SA21753 for the right.
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  • How Much Does the Kuat Transfer 3-Bike Rack Weigh
  • The Kuat Transfer # TS03G for 3 bikes weighs 52 pounds. The lightest 3-bike rack we have is the Saris Bones # SA883 at just 19 pounds. I have included a link to a video review of the Saris Bones for you.
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  • 3 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Mazda 6
  • If there only Class I hitches available for a vehicle there's no way to use a hitch bike rack to carry more than 2 bikes. Class I hitches cannot handle the additional weight and leverage of any more than 2 bikes. That being said a 3 bike trunk rack like the Thule Archway part # TH9010XT can be used on your vehicle as it has been confirmed as a fit and can carry 3 bikes. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Compatible With Lowered Tailgate On Ford F-150
  • The Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel # SA883 will not allow your Ford F-150 to drop the tailgate completely. The tilt will allow you to access some of the items in the far back of your truck without completely dropping the tail gate, but you will need to manuever around the angles to protect your tailgate and your bike rack. If you choose this rack, I recommend the anti-rattle hitch lock # SA3022 along with cable lock like # SA981. This is a very...
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  • Can Bikes be Locked to Saris Bones Bike Rack and Can the Rack be Locked to the Hitch
  • To lock the Saris bike rack # SA883 to the trailer hitch you can add lock # SA3022. And to secure the bikes you can add cable lock # SA981. These items are not included with the bike rack and are sold separately. I have linked videos for both of them for you.
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  • Best Bike Rack for a BMW 3 Series?
  • The Saris Bones Hitch 3 Bike Rack, Part # SA883, is an good choice for the BMW 3-Series. It is capable of holding less than 3 bikes. Given that the BMW 3-Series only has Class I hitches, if you go this route, I would recommend keeping the bikes in the closest two positions to the rack to decrease the amount of stress put on the shank of the rack. A third bike will cause leverage to be applied to the shank and make it bend, damaging the rack. If you'd rather not take the risk, I'd recommend...
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  • Hitch Mount Hanging Rhino-Rack Bike Rack on a 2015 Scion xB
  • I may have a solution for you but Rhino-Rack does not have a 3-bike hanging hitch mount bike rack. Since you're going to be carrying three bikes you'll need the Class II Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490. It's confirmed to fit your 2015 Scion xB and a Class I hitch cannot carry more than two bikes. With the Curt hitch you will also need the support strap # 18050. It's required by Curt when using the hitch for any non-trailer loads like a bike rack. For a 3-bike rack I recommend...
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  • How Much Does the Rola TX-103 Bike Rack Weight
  • The Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack # 59403 has a shipping weight of 34 pounds. The rack minus the packaging is slightly less than that; around 32 pounds. The lightest 3-bike hitch mount bike rack is the Saris Bones # SA883 at 19 pounds. We also have the Thule Helium Aero # TH9043 at 19-1/2 pounds. I have linked videos of these bike racks for you.
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