Saris Bones 3-Bike car rack £160

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED - Ben C

As­sem­bling the Bones re­quires no tools and doesn’t take long. It’s then an easy job to mount the rack on your car boot us­ing the straps and hooks pro­vided, where it has a re­ally solid fit. The plas­tic ratchet straps at­tached to the arms can se­cure up to three bikes, but they don’t stop them rock­ing back and forth. This meant we had to use ad­di­tional pad­ding and straps, which aren’t in­cluded, de­spite the high price. The large, ta­pered arms and fixed straps mean you have to get creative with how you mount some bikes, and if yours has a hor­i­zon­tally-mounted shock (where there’s lim­ited clear­ance be­tween the damper and top tube) and/or a low-slung frame, this rack may not be for you. On high-booted cars, we also strug­gled to fit bikes with 760mm or wider bars in the po­si­tion clos­est to the boot with­out foul­ing the body­work. www.pali­gap.cc

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