Saris Bike Porter Trunk 3 Bike car rack review

Rear mounted rack

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £110.00 RRP | AUD $220.00 | USD $140.00

Our review

Easy to fit and comes with a lifetime warranty, but there's some movement when driving and you may need a lighting board
Buy if, You value simplicity above all else and don't mind your bike swinging around a bit
Pros: Very easy to install and use
Cons: Not the stablest rack we've used
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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.

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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.

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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.

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This may be less troublesome for saloon cars, but check before buying or budget for a lighting board.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Bike Porter 3-Bike
Brand Saris Cycling Group

Car Rack Type Rear Mounted