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  • My bike in my car.
  • zippykona
    Full Member

    Before we bought our new car I scoured the web to find out how well a bike fits with no luck. Thought I’d address that for the next person.
    So it’s a grand cmax with a 26er in the boot

    bearnecessities
    Full Member

    A nuke’s just gone off to your right.

    D0NK
    Full Member

    shit dude, I can manage a 26er, with saddle (dropper post) and rear wheel fitted, in my matiz with the seats down. I hope you had other reasons to choose that fat biffer of a car than a reluctance to drop the rear seats

    ;-)

    zippykona
    Full Member

    I’m 50. I live in a 3 bed semi in suburbia. I am what I drive!

    D0NK
    Full Member

    but on a more serious note can you get 3 or more bikes in the boot? (with wheels/saddles off)
    2 people and 2 bikes is feasible in most normal cars IME, 3 people (no dropped seats) and their bikes is where it gets tricky.

    zippykona
    Full Member

    2 I’d reckon no problem. 3 if you were clever. 6 wheels takes up a lot of room.

    Northwind
    Full Member

    D0NK – Member

    but on a more serious note can you get 3 or more bikes in the boot? (with wheels/saddles off)

    I don’t know how many bikes I can get in my mondeo. Ran out of bikes at 6, that’s probably enough though. But if not I can get 4 on the roofrack. And a trailer for the riders I suppose.

    hammyuk
    Free Member

    3 people and 3 bikes front off in the Maxi Life is a doddle.
    3 bikes with all wheels off and you can leave the bench seat in there too giving the full 7 seats for crap kit.
    Took all the seats out in the summers and had 2 bikes, 2 lots of kit, spares, 2 sets of climbing kit (wall and trad), bouldering mat, ropes, double mattress the OH’s suitcase and my duffel and she still wanted to fill the free space.
    With the twin seat out – the two kids and three bikes go in without removing any wheels with room for kit.

    luddite
    Free Member

    57 plate Seat Alhambra two rear seats removed, still a 5 seater, four bikes in the boot!
    I love my “crappy” car!

    mcj78
    Free Member

    There should be a statutory thread on here with exactly that sort of information, step by step instructions & photos to prove it – this could even be it :wink:

    I’ll chip in with the fact I can get a medium sized Chameleon wearing 26″ x 2.2″ shoes in the back of a 2000 VW Beetle without removing the front wheel if you fold the back seats down & rotate the bars upon entry (sorry, no photos)

    j

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    I’m 50. I live in a 3 bed semi in suburbia. I am what I drive!

    Funny,I always thought you were older :P

    firestarter
    Free Member

    Full on fatty just casually laying in a berlingo :)

    Dickyboy
    Full Member

    We once managed 3 bikes (including one fat) + 3 people + 2 lots of camping gear all inside an Insignia hatchback – but it was under duress & involved some serious amount of dismantling after the fatbike rider confessed that cycling 80 miles home after a 24hr solo race was not going to be an option.

    core
    Full Member

    Nice fatty up there ^

    I can get a 26″ soul, wheels and seatpost on inside my MK2 focus with the back seats down. Generally take front off though as it’s no more faff.

    I’m looking for a new car, something rugged, reliable, with decent ground clearance, possibly 4wd, and easy to get a bike into, all whilst doing high 30’s to the gallon, if petrol. It’s not proving easy……….

    thenorthwind
    Full Member

    I worked out last weekend that I can get an XL 650B full sus in the boot of my Volvo V40 (old style estate, not the new hatchback) with both wheels and the bars off (removed stem clamp) and the dropper right down. Necessary for some stealth overnight city centre parking.

    I used to get two bikes with both wheels on in my old 240 :(

    hammyuk
    Free Member

    Core – fancy a Maxi Life?

    munrobiker
    Free Member

    I raise you a Tandem in a Skoda Fabia.

    Then three people and a tandem in a Skoda Fabia, with 2 bikes on the back.

    bigyinn
    Free Member

    Im quite looking forward to seeing how easy it is to get my bike in the back of the newly acquired scenic.

    big_scot_nanny
    Full Member

    Not a surprise, but 4-5 bikes, bike seats, kit, dog, 2 adults, three kids, plenty of other stuff… goodness I love the T5!!!

    bikebouy
    Free Member

    26er

    #ubercoolnichefestical

    Great idea for a thread Sir.

    lunge
    Full Member

    No pics sadly bu you can get 3 bikes, 2 of which are XL in size, and 2 adults in a Nissan Micra. It’s tight but it’s possible. Wheels off, stacked up and no space for anything else.

    medoramas
    Free Member

    No pics sadly bu you can get 3 bikes, 2 of which are XL in size, and 2 adults in a Nissan Micra. It’s tight but it’s possible. Wheels off, stacked up and no space for anything else.

    What about the driver? :wink:

    Bez
    Full Member

    3 people (no dropped seats) and their bikes is where it gets tricky.

    Pfft, I’ve had three bikes, three people, and their luggage inside a Jazz…

    I raise you a Tandem in a Skoda Fabia.

    …and a tandem. (Not at the same time, obvs…)

    We managed four people, three week’s worth of luggage and a large bike once, too.

    I seem to recall we used to cram quite a lot inside a Renault 5, too. Square cars FTW :)

    maxlite
    Free Member

    I give you a Citroen 2cv take all the seats out except the drivers and slide Tandem in…..wife sat on a stool for 200miles.

    That was a long time ago!!!!

    carlosg
    Free Member

    I managed to get 2 medium GT I-drives/kit and a weeks camping stuff into the back of a Fiat Siecento once . It was tight and I couldn’t see much in the rear view mirror !!

    johnny63
    Full Member

    Just the thread I’m looking for – anyone got pictures with 2 bikes upright (assuming minus front wheel ?) in any of these:-

    Mazda 5 (11)
    X3 (07)
    Picasso

    would be very much appreciated.

    iainc
    Full Member

    some great flying weapons of injury inside the cars in case of an accident there….

    kayak23
    Full Member

    3 bikes and kit for 3 people for 3 weeks driving around Europe just casually laying in a Berlingo….ahem.

    ghostlymachine
    Free Member

    2 people, 4 bikes, 2 spare sets of wheels, complete tool kit, camping kit (including half a kitchen and 2 burner hob + bottle, we knew how to live) and food for a long race weekend in a fiesta 3 door.

    The fiesta (much to my horror) had been *pimped*, so the sub and the parcel shelf (inc huge speakers) remained in the car……..

    breadcrumb
    Full Member

    I’ve had a 29er and a 26″ in the boot of an Accord Tourer, even had the cover over the bikes- stealthy.

    arogers
    Free Member

    A large 26er slips very comfortably into a mk. 1 MX-5. Sadly, I had to replace the car when I went 650b…

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xzpk5kff5b3fd4r/2013-08-25%2016.32.34.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4eav206fo7f00fw/2013-08-25%2016.32.56.jpg?dl=0

    timber
    Full Member

    Mk1 Mondeo estate achieved 6 bikes and 5 riders, all inside.
    Mk3 Mondeo estate, only 5 bikes and their riders, all inside.
    Volvo V50, rubbish.
    Octavia estate fits a tandem, lawn mower and some other junk. Not attempted a max load yet.

    Core – if you aren’t looking for new, I am achieving those requirements with a Mk1 Octavia 1.8t 4×4, admittedly the fuel thing requires some restraint. Farmer friend has just got the newer diesel one, far more economical (but mine cost a lot less).

    spooky_b329
    Full Member

    4 bikes, 4 adults and gear for a week in Austria in a Mondeo estate. Cavernous.

    shifter
    Free Member

    Jeez, OP has started a thread to show what A bike looks like in their boot. If we all did it, it would be a great resource for when we’re looking at a new car.
    A pic of your car packed to the gunwales isn’t the point of the thread.

    thepodge
    Free Member

    I’ve had 2 people, 2 bikes & 2 lots of camping gear for 4 night in a 10 year old 1.2l Clio from Sheffield to Belfast and back via Anglesea and it was fine.

    I dunno what some of you are playing at with your spacious cars.

    ghostlymachine
    Free Member

    TBH I could take my bike down to the benchmarking workshop and get pictures of 40 or 50 cars with a bike in the boot. But I’d get sacked. So I won’t.

    timber
    Full Member

    Despite fitting the tandem, not managed to fit the Patrol in with wheels on yet, but then it only just fitted in the gondolas when out in Verbier

    Grupper205
    Free Member

    My large Alpine 160 fits into my Toyota GT86 a treat. Wheels have to be removed first though! LOL

    HansRey
    Full Member

    An xl trek rumblefish with both wheels still fitted into a Dodge Charger. That car was cavernous.

    Also, on two occasions I had 3 mountain bikes, camping gear, armour, luggage and 2 passengers in a 2000 Fiesta. Needed the wheels off. Was bloody uncomfortable!

    DT78
    Free Member

    Anyone tried with a new shape Audi tt? (Flame away)

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