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dgasmd 06-03-11 08:17 PM

Prius and Saris Bones RS compatible?
 
I was thinking about getting a trunk mounted rack for the 2011 Prius. Would love to get a Saris Bones RS for its features and simplicity. Went to the Saris site and it does not show it as being compatible with the Prius. However, driving in town the other day, I saw a Prius with one on. It was going the other direction and saw only briefly, so couldn't tell where the legs were resting.

Do you have one of these on your prius? Feedback??

Val23708 06-04-11 10:32 AM

Dont have a prius but i'm pretty sure the Saris Bones can mount on anything... great trunk rack

Makel 06-04-11 10:54 AM

no its not

dgasmd 06-04-11 10:57 AM

I'm asking specifically about the Bones RS. And although it may be a great rack, the back glass and spoiler design of the new Prius does not allow for just about anything to used.

Makel 06-04-11 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 12738949)
I'm asking specifically about the Bones RS. And although it may be a great rack, the back glass and spoiler design of the new Prius does not allow for just about anything to used.

according to the saris vehicle fit guide in the link i provided ^^^ above ^^^, the only trunk racks that are compatible with a toyota prius 2011 are guardian 2 & 3, bike porter 2 & 3, sentel 3 & 2

the T-bones hitch rack is compatible

dgasmd 06-04-11 11:19 AM

Tell me something I didn't already know!! I even said it in my opening post!! Read the post again.:notamused:

Spinz 06-04-11 03:52 PM

Had no effects on my 08 prius. The straps on the racks contact the spoiler and apply downward pressure. That was the only reason the bones 3 was not indicated for use on the Prius ------ per customer service. Lp

lmcq784 06-04-11 08:33 PM

No, I don't think it is... you risk cracking/breaking the spoiler. A friend of mine needed a rack as well, and ended up getting a model-specific hitch & rack for his Prius. I have the Saris T-bones 3 and absolutely love it. It comes with a spare base (for when it's not on the hitch), and that doubles as my workstand.

It's super light, even my gf doesn't mind installing it!

RayfromTX 06-05-11 03:46 PM

This has nothing to do with your question but I love the fact that I can get my 58cm cross bike inside the Prius without removing the front wheel. Everything I try to put in the Prius barely fits but does. I love that car. My wife loves hers to and my next car will be the new plugin Prius next year. Cheers


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