Saris Bones bike racks……
Tow bar optioned would be the peferred, however, use will be so infrequent don’t want the cost of having a tow bar installed and the carrier itself.
Yep, that’s understandable. The big downside is you can’t get in the boot with the rack on (tow bar racks normally tilt to allow access) but that’s manageable if you have a hatchback and leave a seat down.
Vertical-ish hatchback + little spoiler = maybe
That’s what I have, and the Saris fitted ok. That said, it only just cleared the spoiler.Posted 4 years ago
ransos – Member
thanks all……….looks like I’m barking up the right tree, for once.
Sadly for you I sold mine last month!
If by any chance you live near Bristol you can have my top tube extender if you need one.
Timing has never been my strong point unfortunately. And also the opposite end of the country eastwards.Posted 4 years ago
…….any real world experiences out there?
I usually just stick the bikes in the car, however, very occasionally we need to fill the car with useless crap like clothes etc for an extended stay somewhere.
Like the look of the Altea Linear but a bit spendy so the Saris 2 bike carrier looks ideal.
CheersPosted 4 years agokumanMember
I use mine on octavia hatch with no issues. Exactly same reason as OP, very infrequent use, so I didn’t want to spend fortune on fitting tow bar and carrier. I use it on occasional trips, when I can’t fit bikes inside the car. Both our bikes fit no problem, small 26er and large 29er.Posted 4 years agoCalamity JamesMember
As above, used on a BMW 3series hatchback and a 5dr Golf without issue. Feels pretty safe and is well made. In my opinion the 2 bike version (which I have) means they are very close together; in hindsight I wish I bought a three bike version and had a little more space between the two bikes that I usually carry.Posted 4 years agohainmanMember
I have the saris bones 3 and ive had 3 ht’s on it at 70mph from from william to Laggan and back with no problem,just tie the wheels so they dont sway,it doest take to kindly to FS though but the beam bar works a treat,as for cars,ive had it on the new Astra and newish Focus,both with spoilers but top straps tighten up fine,Posted 4 years ago
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