Saris Bones 805 (2-Bike) Trunk Mount Rack

Saris Bones 805 (2-Bike) Trunk Mount Rack

Saris Bones 805 (2-Bike) Trunk Mount Rack
@ With ratchet straps that keep your bike secure to the rack arms, exclusive anti-sways and articulated rubber feet to protect the finish on your vehicle, bones ensures that nothing gets damaged in transport. The vinyl-coated hooks strap securely to the car with spring-buckles, which makes installing bones quick and easy. The arched design fits practically any vehicle-from sedans to mini-vans-even most Cars with a spoiler. And because it’s a trunk-mounted rack, your bikes are accessible and easy to put in place. No overhead lifting, twisting, balancing or hefting required, so you can save your energy for the ride. Constructed from heavy-duty, 100% recyclable plastic, bones is the strongest rack on the market. Injection-molded arms and legs will never rust and can support up to three bikes with ease, separating them on different levels for the ultimate assurance that they won’t rub or touch during transport. All of saris’ racks are built in madison, wi. Covered by a limited lifetime warra

  • Injection -molded arms and legs are the strongest on the market
  • Built with 100% recyclable, non-rusting materials
  • Ratcheting hold downs are easy to adjust
  • Ratcheting anti-sway straps secure and stabilize bikes.
  • Arc-based design fits over most spoilers, and separates bikes on different levels

List Price: $ 149.99

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Saris Bones 805 2Bike Trunk Mount Rack

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  1. 148 of 153 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This sturdy bike rack is easy to use, stylish, and functional, September 6, 2006
    By 
    LT Beasimer (Dallas, TX) –
    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: Saris Bones 2-Bike Trunk Rack (Sports)
    The Saris Bones 805 2-bike trunk mount rack stylishly mounts on a cars trunk, securely holding two bikes. Made of curved adjustable plastic arms and legs, this rack will mount over most spoilers and holds each bike at slightly different levels. When not in use, the rack will fold up into a compact block.

    To secure the rack to the auto’s trunk, position the arms and legs, and place the largest clip hooked around the top of the trunk. The medium sized clips hook along the sides and the smallest clips hook on the bottom of the trunk. Once in place tighten the straps to secure.

    Now the rack is ready for the bikes. Each bike is secured to the rack with three quick fasten ratcheting straps. One strap wraps around the seat tube while the other two secure the top tube. The next bike goes on in the opposite direction with the same fastening straps in reverse. Women’s bikes may require a crossbar adapter for proper fastening.

    This sturdy bike rack is easy to use, stylish, and functional. Saris is so confident in the quality of this system, that they provide a lifetime warranty.

    PROS:

    Simple to install and remove

    Designed for all weather use

    Lifetime warranty

    CONS:

    Front tire is permitted limited movement

    Does not secure to the auto in a way that can deter theft

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  2. 102 of 104 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent, June 14, 2009
    By 
    T. Whitaker (Two Harbors, MN United States) –
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    This review is from: Saris Bones 2-Bike Trunk Rack (Sports)
    I did a lot of research and agonizing over which rack to get. I’ve been very happy with this. I was a little nervous at first because of my brand new bike ‘hanging out’ in the open with concrete flying by at 60 miles per hour, but my anxiety has been relieved. I even called Saris after I got it to make sure I had it on correctly and had the right adjustments. I own a 2000 Honda Civic 4 door sedan and this fits just fine. When I first put it on, I had it strapped so tight that the top leg kept sliding up the trunk and then on to the back window as I was tightening the straps. After speaking to a Saris representative, I realized I had it on too tight. Once you get it on where the straps aren’t loose, put your bike on and then re-check your straps. There will still be a some ‘give’ when you push down on the middle of the strap, but gently push the entire rack back and forth. If it doesn’t slide and your entire car is moving, you can be certain that it’s on tight enough. I was also nervous about it sitting on my back bumper because it’s just plastic, but it has been just fine. The rack weighs all of 10 pounds and one bike is only about 35 pounds. When you consider the weight distribution between the 3 legs, it really isn’t that heavy at all. A suggestion that was offered by Saris was to keep a small bottle of Windex and a clean towel in the trunk. Whenever you put the rack on, just spray the areas on your trunk and bumper where the feet rest and make sure there isn’t any debris on the rubber feet and you won’t have any scratches. Great suggestion and works like a charm. I take my rack off after each use and haven’t had any problems with my paint. Once you get the arms in the right position, there are little stickers you can use on the tube itself to help you find the correct alignment the next time. I’ve gotten used to just leaving the legs locked in their correct positions and then throwing it in the trunk. I also keep a ripped T-shirt that I use to tie my front wheel to the frame of my bike. Otherwise, your front wheel might bang around and hit the bumper. Perhaps that wouldn’t cause any problems, but I at least feel better. I’ve not had 2 bikes on the rack, so I can’t say how that would work. There is a sway strap that wraps around the frame under your seat that works great as well. I forgot to strap it once and noticed my bike moving in the rear view mirror. After attaching the strap, I had no problems. One other observation….I’ve read comments from people who complained that the screws are made of plastic and that the holes were eventually stripped. I could see how that would be a problem for those who over tighten the screws to compensate for their fear the rack is going to collapse. The fix is to simply not over tighten them. I use just 2 fingers to tighten the screw until it firmly stops. I could probably put another couple of turns into the screw if I used my entire arm, but then I would eventually be one of those complaining about the ‘cheap screws’. Replacing them with metal screws would allow you to over tighten them and perhaps even damage the aluminum tube. Perhaps that is the reason Saris made them with plastic. At any rate, I have been very happy with the rack and would highly recommend it.

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