Saris Bike Porter Trunk 3 Bike car rack review
This compact-folding rack is quick and easy to install, as it comes virtually assembled. Just adjust it to the right angle and strap the hooks onto the back end of your car.
The straps need to be done up extra tight though, because the narrow, three-pointed body has little inherent stability. Even with maximum elbow grease, the rack readily moves from side to side when pushed.
We did have some concerns over licence plates being obscured:
We have some concerns over licence plates being obscured
Installing bikes is easy, thanks to the well-designed bike cradles. They can hold either horizontal or vertical tubes, inhibiting the bikes from swinging fore and aft, and the cradles are well spaced to further deter bikes from colliding in transit. The rubber straps are nice and long too.
When driving, the bike rack swayed laterally when cornering, but not so much as to contact the car or cause damage. Our main issue is the low bike-holding position, which somewhat obscured our hatchback’s number plate, despite removing the wheels.
This may be less troublesome for saloon cars, but check before buying or budget for a lighting board.