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Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

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Bike frame adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long. Rubber collars won't scratch your bike. 1-800-940-8924 to order Saris accessories and parts part number SA3040 or order online at Free expert support on all Saris products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Saris Accessories and Parts - SA3040

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Spare Tire Bike Racks
  • Trunk Bike Racks
  • Bike Adapter Bar
  • Saris
  • 19 - 25 Inch Long

Bike frame adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long. Rubber collars won't scratch your bike.


  • Bike adapter lets you carry women's, child's, and full-suspension bikes on your bike rack
    • Attaches to bike to provide horizontal mounting point
    • Ensures safe, level transport of your bike
    • Works with bike racks that mount in a hitch, on a trunk, or on a spare tire
  • Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long to fit a variety of bike sizes
  • Easy-to-use collars clamp around your bike's seat post and handlebar stem post
    • Clamps open parallel with the bar to avoid tangling with seat and handlebars during installation
    • Soft rubber coating helps prevent scratches on your bike's paint
    • Audible click lets you know it's secure
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and rust resistant
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty

3040 Bike Frame Adapter Bar by Saris

Replaces 3037

Installation Details SA3040 Installation instructions

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Saris Bike Beam Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes - SA3040

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (57 Customer Reviews)

Bike frame adapter bar lets you carry a woman's, child's, or full-suspension bicycle on your hitch-, trunk-, or spare-tire-mounted bike rack. Telescoping bar adjusts from 19" to 25" long. Rubber collars won't scratch your bike.


The bike frame adapter is well designed and works easily


this is a solid adapter bar, but sometimes sticks and is hard to open smoothly.


Excellent add-on for keeping your hybrid bikes level and stable in the carrier. My wife and I both ride TREK Verve 2’s and find the the Saris bike beam helps in making loading and unloading our bikes much easier. We use the Saris Bones 2 rack on both of our Hondas.


We recently purchased a step-thru E-bike. We needed an adapter bar to mount the bike on a carrier. This bike beam adjusts to the size we need, is VERY sturdy and well made. The grip ends are big enough to go around other areas of our bike frame as needed to reach the post on the carrier. Very pleased with product.


YHE ITEMS WERE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY As was the Service from e-trailer. you have a lifetime customer. The bike bar adapters work perfectly thank you.

ROGER K - 04/09/2015


Works great--I bought it for my step-through bike, so that we can put it on our bike rack. Does the job.


Easy to use. Has a very sturdy feel and works perfectly when mounting the kids bikes to the hauler.

Still works perfect after many uses and many miles.
Ray L - 04/14/2020


Typical superior Saris quality. These adapter rods are build like tanks and work exactly as expected. Highly recommended if you have odd shaped bikes that can't be mounted on a bike rack.


This product made the bikes fit on the rack like a professional would.


The Saris bike adapter bar works very well on my step through bike. It fits the frame and is rock solid. E-trailer provided excellent service and a quick delivery. Very happy customer.


I have a girls bike and needed this in order to put my bike on the Saris bike carrier.


So far so good, all we used it for right now was to mount the bike during the test fitting of rack. Hopefully we still like after actually using it.


It works great! Far superior to our old one.


Works for what it was intended


Excellent product for use in the bike rack. Great service by etrailer.


Bought Saris Bones 2 bike carrier for our new Honda CR-V to take our bikes to Florida for the winter. Also a support bar for my woman's bike. Received them in two days! Was really impressed not only with the speed of delivery, the quality of the product but also the email follow ups. Watched the etrailer instruction video on line which was most helpful.


I purchased this bike rack for my wife and I. It is very well made and easy to install. I had it unpackaged and on my vehicle within 30 minutes. Ongoing removal and installation only takes me about 5 minutes. I purchased the Saris Beam Bike Frame Adapter for my wife's bike to make it easy to put her bike on the rack. I highly recommend it for transporting a woman's bike. Overall I've found this bike rack and adapter to be great products.


Easy to use. I haven't used them while in transit yet. Makes the bikes easier to lift. I still can't get my daughters bike to fit but the problem is more the bike rake itself and not the beam. Looking forward to using them. I would recommend.


works as advertised!
etrailer staff provided
exceptional customer service.

keep up the good work!!


It is a great addition, however, I realized that I could have used my bike rack without it too. It definitely adds ease to the process though.


Item we ordered was back-ordered and they very quickly communicated this to us and provided us alternatives. Shipping was quick, too. Overall excellent shopping experience. Would definitely purchase through again!


A little finicky to work with, but you get used to it. Very robust. We had zero concerns using it for a 2500 mile road trip.


Item was as Advertised. Adam did an excellent job following up on this order. Kudos to Adam!!


The bar makes loading my woman's bike on the car rack much easier and it is more secure.


So easy to use and adjust to fit on our bikes and bikes rack.

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