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Saris Bones 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Saris Bones 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

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This sleek and sturdy, trunk-mounted rack lets you carry 3 bikes on your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has adjustable arms and anti-sway straps that keep your bikes stable during transport. Great Prices for the best trunk bike racks from Saris. Saris Bones 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms part number SA801BL can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Saris Trunk Bike Racks

  • 3 Bikes
  • Adjustable Arms
  • Hanging Rack
  • Locks Not Included
  • Saris
  • 6 Straps
  • Does Not Fit Spoilers
  • Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
  • Non-Retractable

This sleek and sturdy, trunk-mounted rack lets you carry 3 bikes on your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has adjustable arms and anti-sway straps that keep your bikes stable during transport.


  • Trunk-mounted rack carries 3 bikes on the back of your sedan, hatchback, or van
    • Not compatible with most spoilers
  • Anti-sway cradles with ratcheting straps hold bike frames at 3 points
    • Prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike's finish
  • Individually adjustable, arched arms support bikes and provide level transport
    • Allow bikes to hang at different levels to prevent tangled handlebars and pedals
    • Fold down when not in use
  • 6 Adjustable nylon straps with ladder lock buckles secure the rack to your trunk
    • Vinyl-coated hooks won't scratch your paint
  • Articulated rubber feet on base legs will not scratch your car's finish
  • Injection-molded black plastic is lightweight yet durable
  • Fold flat for compact storage
  • Made in the USA


  • Carrying capacity: 3 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs per bike
  • Distance between bikes: 6-1/2"
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.

Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier

The sleek and sturdy Bones lets you carry 3 bikes on the back of your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has arched dual arms that keep your bikes separated and an adjustable base. 6 Nylon anchor straps let you quickly remove it from your vehicle and store it in your trunk or garage.

Individually Adjustable Arched Arms

Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier with adjustable arms

The Bones has dual injection-molded plastic arms that provide excellent support for your bikes. The adjustable arms accommodate women's, children's, and alternative frame bikes and keep them level on the rack. The arms are arched to allow your bikes to hang at different heights for optimal ground clearance and to prevent your handlebars and pedals from tangling.

Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier with adjustable arms close up

The adjustable arms are mounted on a horizontal tube with grooves that allow the arms or legs to lock in place. To raise or lower an arm simply slide it to the center of the horizontal tube where it's smooth, rotate arm to desired position, and slide it back along the grooves to the edge of the rack.

Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Carrier with adjustable arms folded down

You can fold the arms down when the rack is not in use. This lets you free up space to park in your garage without removing the rack from your vehicle.

Ratcheting Anti-Sway Cradles

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Rubber, anti-sway cradles with ratcheting straps firmly grip your bike's frame at 3 points, helping to prevent front-to-back sway. This minimizes bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact during transit.

Easy Installation

Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier

The rack is easy to set up on your trunk or hatch. First, use the black turn knob at the end of each support leg to loosen them from their positions on the center bar. Then, slide them from their place on the integrated grooves out to the smooth section of the bar. Adjust the legs to a position that will best fit your trunk. Then slide them back over the grooves to hold them in your desired position. Use the black turn knob to tighten them down.

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Place the lower padded legs above your bumper and the upper padded legs on your upper trunk or hatch. These pads protect your paint and are slip-resistant to help prevent the rack from shifting during transit.

Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier with adjustable arms

6 Extra-long nylon straps anchor the rack in place on your trunk or hatch with vinyl-coated steel hooks. They are vinyl-coated to prevent scratches and scuffs and are individually labeled to indicate where each hook should be placed for a proper install. Each strap has an easy-to-use ladder-lock buckle to tighten it in place.

801BL Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier - Adjustable Arms - Trunk Mount - Black

Item # SA801BL

Installation Details SA801BL Installation instructions

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Saris Bones 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms - SA801BL

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (258 Customer Reviews)

This sleek and sturdy, trunk-mounted rack lets you carry 3 bikes on your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has adjustable arms and anti-sway straps that keep your bikes stable during transport.


So far I have driven about 400 miles using the Saris Bones 3 bike rack on our Honda CRV and it has worked very well. There were some reviews from people who had bad experiences but I think it is because they didn't purchase the hatch huggers for the upper straps as recommended. Also on the side straps the hooks need to go between the plastic molding and the metal of the lift back otherwise they don't seat all the way. We drove though so rough road construction and the straps didn't loosen a bit. I'm very happy with this rack.


WOW... Outstanding product, well-engineered, quality materials, easy to install, works as advertised, and a perfect fit to my 2016 KIA Forte5. Not cheap... but, you get what you pay for... can't imagine a better bike rack out there. Great bike rack!

Honda Accord

The Saris Bones-3 bike carrier is very solid and also configurable. It fit both my Subaru Forrester (mid-size SUV) and Honda Accord (sedan with trunk) well. Installation was pretty straightforward -- though read the clips to understand which goes where. The bike weight, in both cases, rested mostly on the rear bumper. I have used it for both 1 and 2 bikes, and found each incident of mounting the bikes went smoothly and that they were quite well secured. There appeared to be no swaying or bouncing of the bike mount, even on some pretty rough roads. You will want to have a strap to secure the front wheel of at least the first bicycle on the rack (not included with the Saris mount, I used the recommended Softride Velcro Tie-downs).

2011 Honda CR-V

Just installed my new SARUS Bones 3 bicycle carrier on my Honda CRV. I purchased it from - - - prompt UPS tracking delivery cross-country. It helped for installation to watch a brief YouTube video first.) All went quick and easy. High quality construction and intuitive design features. The carrier is snug, strong and SWEET looking! My mountain bike fit perfectly. I am ordering two “accessories” . . . wheel straps and a bike beam to properly secure my wife’s soon to be purchased new bike. HAPPY Trails ahead! (:-)

2021 Toyota Camry

We have used this a lot, and it performs well. Best thing is that it fits on my Honda CRV and my husband's Toyota Camry, so we can use either car for our bicycle excursions.


This rack is easy to attach to the car and is very stable! We’ve had it for a year and it seems pretty durable. The things that I don’t like about it is that it’s hard to load the bikes, and the way it’s set up it seems like it’s made for one particular size or style of bike. We have different size bikes and it’s tough to load them. Also, there’s no way we could fit three bikes on this rack even though it’s supposedly made to carry three. Would get a different rack if shopping again.


I’ve owned this product for one year and it’s still going strong. Able to easily connect and disconnect to multiple cars including a Subaru Outback and VW hatchback with ease. It can take a few minutes to get the bikes on and off especially if you have smaller children bikes, adult bikes have no issues. Overall this product has been great.

2018 Toyota Camry

This trunk bike rack was perfect for our 2018 Toyota Camry. It is well engineered and is sturdy. I had some questions about mounting it and etrailer was great about answering them, and was a big help to us before, during and after the purchase.

2008 Honda CR-V

I love it! What an amazingly clever design. It feels solid on my Honda 2008 CRV and looks very smart. The materials are of excellent quality and well made. I feel very confident this happy purchase will carry my grandkids 3 mountain, bikes as designed safely with features easy for use. It was a breeze to attach to my vehicle and not heavy and awkward with my arthritic granny hands. Watching the video for my CRV helped install quickly. Questions with customer service were handled with courteous, friendly, helpful speed. It was a pleasure doing business with this most professional, responsive company. Sorry no photo. Will supply later if you still want?


I just received the bike carrier and haven't had a chance to use it yet. Seems well made but I don't like the clips on the straps because they are not rubber coated. Can't wait to try it out


This is an excellent bike rack. Easy to install on the car and easy to put up to 3 bikes on it. We've used it on both short and long trips in 2019.


So far, so good. We've used it once and had no problems. Yet to use it with three bikes. Easy to install--instructions are clear. Very impressed with the customer service (especially shipping speed) of


I just got it out of the box and the outside top arm appears to be stripped. The plastic bolt works in the other arms and those screws don't work in just that arm. I am hoping the manufacturer can fix it. It's not really that adjustable on the fly, but it appears to be solid. The bolts seem flimsy and easy to strip. I haven't been able to use it though due to being unable to secure that one arm.

Youll be hearing from one of our Customer Service folks soon, were sorry that happened!
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/03/2019

2017 Toyota Prius

Very informative videos. So many options. Reviews were helpful also.


So far, the product appears great. Its simple adjustment to my vehicle is a plus. The quick delivery of the product was amazing. I can't wait until this Spring to test it with my bike, we have a lot of traveling to do.


Easy hook up ...handles two bikes very well.. good quality



2016 Honda CR-V

It came in excellent conditions, without issues at all, i appreciate your responsibility.

2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

So far so good, only tested it out for the fit to the car.




Review from a similar Bones in Trunk Bike Racks

It has been pretty stable when using the Saris Bones 2. A little bit of a learning curve to use, but once you understand, it is very easy to use. It is very well made and I am very happy with the quality of service from

Thank you Patrick, It is still working well. Bought a new car and it fits on it nicely. It is still rugged and sturdy. Thank you for your quality service!
Josh - 12/02/2022


Review from a similar Bones in Trunk Bike Racks

It is well designed, relatively intuitive (the installation videos on their webs site are a great help), and very stable when mounted on our car (We have a Volvo station wagon). I wish it had better strap management. When mounted on our car, there are four long lengths of unused strap that need to be coiled and stored so that don't flap around. I don't want to cut off the spare strap lengths because that would preclude using it mounted on a conventional trunk.

Yes. It is simpler and easier to use than the roof rack I had been using. However, my grandson’s mountain bike has a curved down tube, leaving a very narrow space between the top tube and the down tube at the steering tube, making it difficult to get onto my Saris carrier.
William - 08/25/2022


Review from a similar Bones in Trunk Bike Racks

This product works very well and is solid. The first couple of times I used it, especially the first, it was complicated to figure out. But now I really enjoy how it folds up pretty small to fit in my trunk. I recommend it.

Still good!
Morrris - 10/24/2022

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    Spoiler clearance is a very important thing when it comes to trunk mount bike racks because, as you mentioned, if there isn't enough clearance you could damage the spoiler. We have determined that the Saris Bones 3 bikes racks, like part # SA801BL, on a 2015 Toyota Prius is a confirmed fit. I can also say that Saris has tested and approved their bike rack for use on your vehicle. I have added a review video of this bike rack for you to check out.
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Toyota Camry
    I do have options for you but Thule has not confirmed any of their trunk mount bike racks to work on a 2018 Toyota Camry yet. If you would like to wait for the release of Thule bike racks confirmed to fit the 2018 models then you are more than welcome to do so but as the 2017 and 2018 model years are so different I would not be able to speculate fitment. With that being said the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier # SA801BL is an excellent option for your vehicle. It can carry up to 3 bikes weighing...
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  • Mounting Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount to 2016 Mazda CX-5
    I spoke with my contact at Saris and he confirmed that for your 2016 Mazda CX-5, the proper mounting location of the lower feet on the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier # SA801BL is in the rear license plate well. I have attached an image with a different model Bones Bike Carrier on a CX-5, but the fitment is the same.
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  • How to Make Sure that the Feet of the Saris Bones 3 # SA801BL Sit Properly on a 2018 Toyota Camry
    When installing the Saris Bones 3 # SA801BL on your 2018 Toyota Camry the best way to tighten down the straps is to alternate a little at a time with each set of straps. If you initially really tightened down the bottom straps then that would explain why your top straps were not as secure. You also need to make sure that the feet are oriented properly. You can put your heavier bike in the spot nearest your car and the lighter bike at the spot furthest away, but bike manufacturers always...
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  • Does Saris Bones 3-Bike Rack Fit a 2006 Ford Focus
    Yes, the 3-bike Saris Bones, part # SA801BL, is a cofirmed fit on the sedan, wagon, and both 3- and 5-door hatchback models of the 2006 Ford Focus.
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  • Methods to Avoid Trunk-Mount Bike Carrier from Damaging Paint Finish on Vehicle
    Any trunk-mount bike carrier will rest on part of the vehicle, primarily the bumper cover which supports most of the loaded rack's weight. Most trunk racks install in a similar manner, also using 4 to 6 straps to grip the outside edges of the hatch, which help distribute the total weight across more surface area and stabilize the rack when you are in motion. Since the Saris Bones 3 # SA801BL is among the lightest available racks it is a good choice for your 2014 Juke. The clips that grip...
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  • Does Saris Bones Bike Rack Fit a 2010 Volvo C70 with the Top Up and Down
    The top straps on the Saris Bones bike rack # SA801BL are meant to attach to the front lip of the trunk lid on the 2010 Volvo C70. There has to be a gap for the hooks to attach to so as long as that is present with the top up and down on the vehicle then you can use the bike rack in either vehicle configuration. You will want to remove the rack prior to opening or closing the roof. The configuration of the rack should not be different with the top up or down.
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  • Will a Saris Bones Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Fit a 2016 Subaru Forester
    Yes, your Saris Bones 3 bike carrier part # SA801BL is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Subaru Forester. We confirmed this with Saris.
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  • Will the Saris Bones fit my 2017 Chrysler 300S with Spoiler?
    I checks Saris's web site and they do confirm the fit for the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier part # SA801BL on your 2017 Chrysler 300S.
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    The Saris Bones 3 trunk rack part # SA801BL that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Honda CR-V and the upper arms to rest against the back windshield. We actually had the chance to test fit this rack on a 2015 Honda CR-V which I attached a link to a video of. You can see how easy it is to setup and how it attaches to your vehicle.
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  • Heaviest Weight Bike Can Be With use of Trunk-Mount Bike Rack
    The most a bike can weigh with the use of any trunk-mounted bike rack, including the Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier # SA801BL is 35 lbs because heavier bikes are unable to be properly supported. For a bike that weighs 42 lbs you will need to use a trailer hitch and hitch-mounted bike rack; if you let me know the year, make and model of your vehicle as well as how many bikes you are looking to carry I will be happy to help you find the best solution for a bike rack.
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  • Recommended Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class
    Yes. The Saris Bones 3 Bike Carrier # SA801BL is a confirmed fit on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and is a great choice to carry up to 3 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Saris was the pioneer in the car mounted bike rack back in the 1970s and they really make a great product that also looks good, too.
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  • Will Saris Bones Trunk Bike Rack Fit 2009 Toyota Saris Hatchback and are There Color Options
    Yes, the Saris Bones 2-Bike Rack # SA805BL will fit your 2009 Toyota Yaris. The 2-bike version of this rack is not available in other colors; this rack can currently only be had in Black # SA801BL. I have added a link to a video review of this rack for you to take a look at as well.
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