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Old 10-04-12, 07:57 PM   #1
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Trunk-mount 3-bike rack, what is the best choice?

I want a trunk rack for 3 bikes, after reading amazon reviews I haven't decided on anything, it seems they're all good for some and bad for others, or can't handle 3 bikes at once. Which one is the best?
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Old 10-04-12, 08:06 PM   #2
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Two bikes are just simple wal-mart cruisers (aluminium la jolla), one is mountain trek.
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Saris Bones 3 is the best IHMO, however you need to be conscious of the weight restrictions it is limited to 3 35# bikes. I usually put a 40# city bike and a 32# Raleigh 3 speed on mine.

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Saris Bones = Excellent.

Your bikes will need a horizontal top tube to rest properly, though.
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Saris Bones = Excellent.

Your bikes will need a horizontal top tube to rest properly, though.
Or close to horizontal. I do manage to get my wife's step through Raleigh and my slant tubed Redline R530 on without too much trouble.

Saris does make a thing called a Bike Beam that you can use if you need a top tube. My daughter has one that she needed for her German built city bike on the rack they were using. I don't believe her rack was a Saris though.

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