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post #1 of 31 Old 03-15-2013, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Trunk space for road bike

I have not purchased and don't plan until early summer.
I have a road bike however and wish to use the trunk to keep it locked up.
Can I easily fit a road bike (front tire off ) in the trunk with the seats folded down? I keep hearing that the opening is pretty narrow and I thought it may not be wide enough to accommodate a bike.
Thanks in advance.
i have no interest in a roof rack since my setup will eventually be me bringing my bike into work where there is only garage parking and I plan on having the bike locked up when I am not there.

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I wonder this too.

Anyone have a measuring tape?

what's the height and width of the opening in the sedan?

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I had my sisters snowboard in my trunk without the back seat down. I think her board is 147cm. Hope this helps lol

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id say just take your bike to the dealer and see if it fits. id put money on it that youd have room!

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I had my sisters snowboard in my trunk without the back seat down. I think her board is 147cm. Hope this helps lol
^That doesn't help.

But I have a feeling it should fit. As long as you don't have wide handlebars then you are good.

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I have not purchased and don't plan until early summer.
I have a road bike however and wish to use the trunk to keep it locked up.
Can I easily fit a road bike (front tire off ) in the trunk with the seats folded down? I keep hearing that the opening is pretty narrow and I thought it may not be wide enough to accommodate a bike.
Thanks in advance.
i have no interest in a roof rack since my setup will eventually be me bringing my bike into work where there is only garage parking and I plan on having the bike locked up when I am not there.
Are you planning to buy a sedan or coupe? What size is your bike? I have a sedan and ride 53-54cm road bike. I will take pictures if you are looking for a sedan and your bike is about the same size. In general, a coupe is easier for holding a bike.
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I plan on buying a sedan. My bike is 58cm and the seat stem is up some. I originally thought that it should fit easily, but I keep hearing about how small the opening is these days. That is not a lot of info, but I appreciate the advice.
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My wife took the car up to the grocery store just now, but when she gets back, I can throw my 56cm road bike back there and see if it fits. It could be 1-2 hours though, so maybe someone else will be me to it.

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I appreciate it but there is no hurry as it will be months before I buy the car. Thanks again.
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Ok, went out and tried. Sometimes I run at lunch, but now maybe I'll take my bike. Anyway, I have a 56cm Diamondback Podium2 and it will fit if I take off the front wheel, AND seatpost. My wife has a 48cm Rocky Mountain, and she can fit hers with only taking off the front wheel. They will NOT fit together, it's only one or the other. I know your a little bit out, but perhaps it can help someone else looking as well.

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Ok, went out and tried. Sometimes I run at lunch, but now maybe I'll take my bike. Anyway, I have a 56cm Diamondback Podium2 and it will fit if I take off the front wheel, AND seatpost. My wife has a 48cm Rocky Mountain, and she can fit hers with only taking off the front wheel. They will NOT fit together, it's only one or the other. I know your a little bit out, but perhaps it can help someone else looking as well.
Does that include folding down the rear seat (of the car) too?

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Probably won't be able to put that in a trunk with the seatpost intact...

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Does that include folding down the rear seat (of the car) too?
Yes, the seat needed to be folded down, as part of the rear wheel sticks through.
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Probably won't be able to put that in a trunk with the seatpost intact...
depends on the size of the bike. My 56cm needs to have the seat post removed, but wife's 48cm does not.

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Yes, the seat needed to be folded down, as part of the rear wheel sticks through.

depends on the size of the bike. My 56cm needs to have the seat post removed, but wife's 48cm does not.
OP is on a 58cm...with the seat raised some.

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I have not purchased and don't plan until early summer.
I have a road bike however and wish to use the trunk to keep it locked up.
Can I easily fit a road bike (front tire off ) in the trunk with the seats folded down? I keep hearing that the opening is pretty narrow and I thought it may not be wide enough to accommodate a bike.
My bike fits in the trunk, don't even need to drop the back seat, but I do have to take both wheels off and lower the seat, but I've been doing that on my other car for 12 years so removing the back wheel is no biggie for me. BTW, bike is 63cm.

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