The Saris Bones 3-Bike car rack was released a few years ago with a clever design which enabled it to fit a huge range of cars – including many which wouldn’t normally be able to carry bikes externally without expensive one-off modifications. Available in a rainbow of colours, able to carry three bikes and retailing at £156, the Bones is an ideal rack for the driving enthusiast who doesn’t want their two wheeled hobby to limit their car choice.
We put the Bones thoroughly through its paces with a 2,000 mile loop of France, taking in Mont Ventoux, the Massif Central, Col du Tourmalet and a myriad of mountain roads in-between.
Fitting the Saris Bones 3-Bike
The Bones arrived well-packed without any prior assembly required. The initial test fit to the car was something of a trial and error process, my aim being to have the bikes sitting as close to the car as possible in order to avoid compromising its handling.