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Saris Bones 3 - Kids Bikes?

BigLightsBigLights Posts: 464
Hi there.

Random question, but does anyone have a Saris Bones 3 bike carrier? And if so, do you know if I'll be able to fit a 16 inch wheeled Pinnacle child's bike?

Failing that...any ideas on a bike carrier that will take both adult and kids bikes?

Many thanks.


  • andrewc3142andrewc3142 Posts: 906
    We have one. Bought a couple of weeks ago since we also had to take a roof box (normally we use Thule roof carriers). So far used on a Skoda Yeti to Applecross and back (12 hours each way). Very pleased with it.

    Usual limitation of rear carriers that you can't open the boot and the clips and straps needed a little bit of tightening a couple of times at stops en route.

    Also need to jiggle a bit to align the bikes, eg to avoid the rear mech touching the front axle of the next bike, but not a big deal.

    I used a couple of short straps to fasten the bars to avoid the front wheels moving.

    We carried 2 adult road bikes and a Luath 26.

    The way it is designed I can't see any reason why it wouldn't take even really quite small bikes. 16 inch shouldn't be any problem.
  • BigLightsBigLights Posts: 464
    Thanks Andrew.
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