There is a place where function and form collide. Where practical becomes practically gallery-worthy. And this is the place where the Bones rack was conceived by Saris and famed Italian designer Fabio Pedrini. Awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars from Bicycling Magazine Bones has proven that it's more than just another rear-mounted car rack it's a tested statement of style design convenience and durability.
Arc-based design fits over most spoilers and separates bikes on different levels
Rust-free injection-molded arms and legs are the strongest on the market
Rubberized feet protect car and coated straps protect bike
I have the Bones 2 installed on my 2013 Mazda CX5. It installs super easy, and remains sturdy through all kinds of weather. The directions say to put the bottom arms in the license plate well, but I find it much sturdier to put them against the hatch with the "nose" resting on the bumper. The directions also say not to use the hatch with this installed, I have found no qualms in using it (with no bike). The straps are both a pro and a con. They are nice and long so this should fit a variety of vehicles. I have found though that I am having trouble managing the extra strap length. I do not want to cut the extra off, but I am about ready to. If there was some sort of tie system to keep them together, I would love that!
The metal body tube is hollow, allowing you to put any size bike chain through it which is awesome. When a bike is put on it, it does not stick out very far, and keeps it very stable. The bike arms are able to be folded down when not in use, eliminating some extra bulk off the back of the car. The design is slim, smooth, and sexy. It is super attractive. If I had to buy this again, I would!
I wasn't happy about returning this well designed rack. I could tell it was a lot more durable and easy to use than previous trunk racks I had purchased over the years. My issue is that the bottom legs that go in the license plate well aren't wide enough to sit on either side of my license plate. The "see the rack on your car" photo of a 3 bike rack on a Maxima one your web site looks good but for one small problem, the test car has no plate on it!,
Let me state from the off that I got mine second hand and when I put it together one of the plastic bolts had strolled it's thread so one outer arm would not lock into place. As the nut in the arm is steel I replaced the bolt with a metal one and screwed it down tight. As the outer arms don't have to be adjusted this works fine and I did the same with the other lower leg. I now have a spare plastic bolt. It fits my new car well and holds my two mountain bikes well but you do need to strap the front wheels to stop them from moving around, done with an elastic strap. Not tried it yet at high speed motorways yet but over the short hops that I have used it for it works well and stores in the boot easy.
EVEN THOUGH YOU DID NOT RECCOMEND IT ,IT DOES WORK. IT IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE FRONT WHEEL AND PLACE IT IN THE TRUNK. I ALSO USED A STRONG BUNGEE FROM THE REAR SWAYBAR TO THE BIKE FRAME TO KEEP THE BIKE FROM 'LIFTING UP' WHEN AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. ALSO USE THE RACK CLOSEST TO THE CAR
I have an 07 Accord with an after market spoiler and the Bones 2 FITS! over the spoiler. The two lower legs fit snugly inside of the license place recess on either side of the plate and the upper arm goes up and over spoiler and rests on the trunk just under the glass. I put a sock over the upper arm to keep it from scratching. Now I just need a locking cable so that I don't have to put it in the trunk while I'm out on my ride. But even if I don't get the cable, it took me only 3 minutes to put it back on in the parking lot. One note, the bottom clips won't got under the trunk edge if you try to put them on down there because of the bumper. I had to slip them under the edges of the trunk to the left and right and then slide them down to the bottom. Easy work around.
Never had a bike rack before and was surprised at how easy this is to install, folds down for easy, compact stitage. It's light too and given its size, very easy to just have in the boot / trunk of a car when you need it.
Fits spoilers, solidly constructed, and easy to figure out.
Use it to ferry around our two bikes on our cars, including the one that we had despaired finding a rack to fit because of it's spoiler. Works great, easy to figure out and use, would definitely recommend!
I bought this bike rack because it fits a variety of cars. It works great on my current, super old, hatchback with a spoiler. I am looking at getting a new car soon, so the bike rack needs to fit my future car too. Also is very light and easy to use.
I had a different type of bike rack installed but I had to use zip cord with it just to stop at Swaying. I never felt comfortable when traveling on the highway with my bike. Those bones 2 was easy for me to install and as I looked in my rearview mirror my bike was very secure. Love the product
Obviously you check if it's suitable for your car before you buy, easy to set up/ take down, I use it for my mountain bike, and an 8 year old child's bike, although this may be wasn't designed for child's bike and they all come in different designs, I can still secure it with the 2 main straps and just add an extra strap for peace of mind. Am really happy with product thus far
Rack is very sturdy, easy to install and fits nicely on the vehicle. After transporting bicycles, it can easily be taken down, folded and stowed. I'm very happy with the quality and function of the rack.
Solid, easy to set up, confident it won't harm my bike
Borrowed a Saris Bones 2-Bike a few years ago and decided to get my own. It's even more stable and solid than I recall. Just used it for a long freeway drive to meet a friend for ride. Very easy to install, was designed for people who care about their high end bike investment, and would recommend it highly (already did once so far).