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Christos2010-08-18 05:09:29 +0000 #1
Here a couple pics on my new Saris Bones Rs bike rack. This is one hell of a design, sturdy, easy to install and remove, looks good. Plus you can open the trunk while it is attached.

Paid $185 off a site on Ebay
Christos2010-08-18 05:20:41 +0000 #2
Another Pic
Steve Kaudle2010-08-18 05:21:38 +0000 #3
A good friend has one of their hitch mount designs [not that I'd recommend such a thing for a 3].

Like the trunk mount, it's a very well made rack that he's quite pleased with.
BMWDAD2010-08-18 06:25:49 +0000 #4
I work in a bike shop. This is the best trunk mount available. It is expensive.
iheartsole2010-08-18 06:49:56 +0000 #5
Sick!
Steve Kaudle2010-08-18 07:02:35 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWDAD

I work in a bike shop. This is the best trunk mount available. It is expensive.

Sounds like you've got some experience with Saris. How time consuming is it to take on/off the car? I'm overly anal about preserving the finish on my frame [Colnago CT-1, FWIW]...any idea how easy they are on the bikes paint?

How do you think it compares to a more traditional roof rack? I've always been concerned about roof racks holding [and therefore stressing] the wheels and/or fork as opposed to the frame. Any opinions about whats best for the bike?
Christos2010-08-18 07:06:05 +0000 #7
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Kaudle

Sounds like you've got some experience with Saris. How time consuming is it to take on/off the car? I'm overly anal about preserving the finish on my frame [Colnago CT-1, FWIW]...any idea how easy they are on the bikes paint?

How do you think it compares to a more traditional roof rack? I've always been concerned about roof racks holding [and therefore stressing] the wheels and/or fork as opposed to the frame. Any opinions about whats best for the bike?

Takes less than a minute to put on or take off. All the hold down straps are soft rubber lined. No marks what so ever on a bike frame
2006e904Me2010-08-18 06:43:44 +0000 #8
Very nice. When you mount that rack, make sure your trunk is clean without any dirt. Any dirt as slight as it is will make hairline scratches on your paint where the rack touches it.
BMWDAD2010-08-18 07:55:14 +0000 #9
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Kaudle

Sounds like you've got some experience with Saris. How time consuming is it to take on/off the car? I'm overly anal about preserving the finish on my frame [Colnago CT-1, FWIW]...any idea how easy they are on the bikes paint?

How do you think it compares to a more traditional roof rack? I've always been concerned about roof racks holding [and therefore stressing] the wheels and/or fork as opposed to the frame. Any opinions about whats best for the bike?

I know your bike. In order of preference, for bike and car. (I have three very nice bikes.)

Calfee Dragonfly, Fuji Superlight, SantaCruz Superlight

1. In the car w/the front wheel off. (back seat if seat does not fold down)

2. Rear hitch and Yamaha hitch rack.

3. Roof rack (do not be concerned about the front fork, but driving into

a garage!)

4. Trunk rack

PM me for more info if you would like.
zamboni2010-08-18 07:16:25 +0000 #10
Not a big fan of trunk mount rack you should go for the OEM roof rack instead.
Cliffj2010-08-18 07:06:20 +0000 #11
I'm looking at getting a bike and was looking at bike rack options for my 08 E90. Have you been happy with this product?

I really don't want to install the OEM roof rack.

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