Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Swartz Creek, Mi
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Epic Expert, 2005 Giant TCR C3, 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper M2Comp, 1986 Raleigh Capri 10spd, 1982 KHS Turbo 12spd, Wife's: 2010 Specialized Safire Comp Komen, 2007 Specialized Dolce Elite, 2005 Giant OCR3, 2000 Trek 6000 WSD
IF you fold the Saris Bones up for storage, just take a sharpie & mark on the "tube" where the arrow on the "arm" is. IF you move more than one set of "arms",use 2 different color sharpie's!
I have a Bones 3 myself, & the ONLY complaint is that when I carry 2 of my buddies bikes that are F.S., they are a PAIN to put on it! But it works & we get to the trail & back. I never have had any compliants with 2 hardtails on it though.
& you can even open the trunk with 2 hardtails as well, but it is kinda tuff!
As for the straps, I wrap them around the arms & tie them off. I also use one of the straps to keep the front wheel from moving when I have only my bike on the rack!
Edit: Liftime warranty as well!