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

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

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This hitch-mounted rack carries 4 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Saris hitch bike racks part number SA884 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Bones Hitch Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Saris Hitch Bike Racks

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Frame Mount
  • Saris
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Locks Not Included

This hitch-mounted rack carries 4 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:

  • Hanging bike rack carries 4 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • 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
  • Tilts down with bikes unloaded to access cargo area
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Removable sleeve lets you convert rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • Black powder coated steel construction is rust resistant
  • 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: 4 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): 4-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 20 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 4 On Vehicle

The Bones Hitch lets you carry 4 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.


Adjustable Dual 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.


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 4 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 4 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.



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

Replaces 834B

Item # SA884

Installation Details SA884 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Saris Bones Hitch Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel - SA884

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (244 Customer Reviews)

This hitch-mounted rack carries 4 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.

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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.




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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.




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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.




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Received it before the 3 day mark!




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Great service representitve correspondence. Loved product and excellent delivery time! Would definetly recommentd etrailer!




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GREAT PRICE GOOD UNIT




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


Perfect for my needs. I haul two bikes.
i use velcro straps to keep the bike from swinging. I recommend this rack. I would buy again


Comments
Still performing like new.
Garry - 03/15/2022


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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


The bike rack is sturdy~ to reduce “sway”, be sure to secure all of the clamps as securely as possible~


Comments
It’s been WONDERFUL AND NO ISSUES AT ALL!! I was nervous at first putting in 2 bikes and driving down the highway, but this rack is SOLID and I still love it- even after owning it for a year!!
Leahne - 05/15/2022


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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


Disappointed in this bikerack. I got it specifically for my Prius, as the curved frame fits over the spoiler. Unfortunately there is no where on the trunk or frame of the card where the side straps can attach. The top strap and bottom ones fit tightly but without the tension of these side straps the bike rack will not stay evenly on the car. Almost lost my bike on several occasions After lots of gerryrigging, I discovered if I quickly slammed the trunk with the side straps hanging loosely in the trunk, I should catch the straps and tighten them. This seems to work. Also no matter how hard I tighten it, the center arm (which lies against the rear window) does not stay in place, but slides off center. The rack works fine, with lots of gerryrigging. But should be easier to use given the price. Also be aware, that if your Prius has a rear view camera, this will have to be disengaged eveeytime you back up with the bike rack and bike in place, or your car will automatically brake if you try to backup.


Comments
I reached out to Saris who advised that the Saris Bones EX part # SAR83FR
Saris Bones EX 2 Bike Rack - Adjustable Arms - Trunk Mount
$229.99
would be a better fit on your 2018 Toyota Prius with the factory spoiler. It has a greater curved design that allows more room to accommodate the spoiler.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/21/2021


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While getting a bike rack for a sports car isn't ideal, I really wanted to transfer my bike with my own car instead of borrowing my friend's pickup truck. After hours of trying to find a bike rack that would be good for my 07 Mustang, I decided to give this one a try and I gotta say, it has been pretty good so far. It fits very well over the factory spoiler. One of my biggest concerns I was worried about when ordering a rack for my Mustang was ruining the paint, but the feet on the legs haven't left one scratch. I have used this to transfer my bike at freeway speeds (up to 80 mph) on car rides that typically last an hour and my bike was perfectly secure throughout each ride. For extra security, I wrapped both bike wheels with a ratchet strap so the wheels and pedals wouldn't shift in transit. So far, I am very pleased with this bike rack for the price and quality. I would highly recommend this if you want a rack that is affordable and durable.


Comments
Still holds on to my bike and stays on my car just as well as it did the day I bought it. Would still recommend today.
Adam - 08/27/2020


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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


Super customer service from Etrailer. They kept me up-to-date about my order. My bike rack arrived ahead of schedule. Etrailer is the only retailer that guaranteed delivery of product. Everyone else listed it as out-of-stock.




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


I have been using the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack Trunk Mount for a year now. It is so easy to use. It takes just minutes to put in on my car and load the bikes on. I'm very happy with this purchase.




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


I have used the Saris Bone 2 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms a few times. It was a little confusing initially to figure out where the arms and straps attach but, like anything else, the more I used it, the easier it got. The bike fits securely and I don't have to through the expense of getting a bike rack.




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The illustrated only instructions were a bit vague. Was resent same instructions when asked for technical assistance with detailed questions and photos. Item was shipped with 3 side straps and 1 bottom strap versus 2 of each. I am working on a solution to resolve this with distributor, but now under a time crunch due to need for a trip




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


I have only had the Saris Bones Hitch rack for a week but it was simple to put together and attach to the hitch. The instructions were clear and I easily loaded my bike onto the rack. I have used it twice and I easily transported my bike to local trails to ride.




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I like the light weight and manageable size of this rack. It was a little confusing right out of the box but I had it figured out in a few minutes.
I have a 2018 Honda CRV and was concerned that the bumper is not as deep as most other vehicles - the rack legs stuck out over the edge. Also the "hooks" on the side straps kept sliding up and coming off. I used a 1/2" cork squeezed into the hatch "seam" on each side above the hooks to keep them from sliding. (therefore no 5th star)
I drove 60 miles day one and everything worked out fine!


Comments
The Saris bones 2 bike rack is working great on my 2018 Honda CRV. It fits snugly to the car with no bumps or rattles. Easy to attach and is light weight.
Joan - 08/02/2021


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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


The rack doesn’t seem as a stable as it should be. I only use it locally as I’m concerned about what would happen when driving at highway speed. Every time after driving the bottom strap comes off even though I’ve tightened everything several times beforehand. It’s unfortunate bc this was the only rack I can find that’s “compatible” with my truck. I also don’t like that there’s no lock feature. I often wonder if it’ll be stolen after my bike ride.


Comments
Thank you for the review! I reached out to the manufacturer and they suggested trying to tighten up that strap that keeps giving you trouble after you have loaded up your bike or bikes as the weight from the bikes may create some slack and cause the strap to slip. I hope this helps!
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/24/2021


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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


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.




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I wanted to take my bike to some trails and so this solved the problem! Pretty easy to attach to my car. So far, I’ve transported one bike with it on my 2017 Prius. The side straps don’t really have a place to hook on but I called for assistance and was told the side straps aren’t as essential as the top and bottom ones. I found a spot to attach the side straps just in case; but relied more on the top and bottom ones.

When we got to our destination, it did require a little work to remove the top hooks from my car. Haven’t taken it on a highway yet but it looks like it should be good!




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


Backup sensors alert. Otherwise, This Saris Bone rack mount securely and keeps our bikes secure with two straps for each bikes. We travel around 1700 miles through rain, winds and shine. Secure.




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


This product works very well and is solid. The first couple of times I used it, especially the first, it was complicated to figure out. But now I really enjoy how it folds up pretty small to fit in my trunk. I recommend it.




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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


The rack itself seems to be great. It is up higher than I expected but since you can release it down to open the hatch, it is also a great position to load/unload from. Carrier was not packaged securely and there are a couple nicks on the main stem of the carrier. It will be nice not to have to load my bike in the back of the Outback and also to bring another person along with me on my rides.


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I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/31/2022


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Review from a similar Bones in Hitch Bike Racks


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!



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