With a solid connection to a part of your car that usually has handy electrical connections for lights, a towball rack is a very convenient way to carry bikes. If you have a car with a trunk that is large enough you might be able to get away with this, but usually a bike trip requires all kinds of other equipment and items as well which will leave very little room for the bike. They also carry a fear of coming adrift from the car. She was sending it out today so i may even get it next day. Turn the bike upside down and rest it on the bars? Fitting a bike, or a couple of road bikes inside a car boot isn't that hard. Although we don't mind people ordering parts to make up their own solutions. Transporting your bike safely by car. For fastening bicyles with through axle forks on the Extender at the fork mount and for even more variable vertical and horizonal mounting of bikes in confined spaces. That reminds me. Watch out for your derailleur hanger. Should work on cramming drop bar bikes into even the smallest of hatchbacks. I am looking at this for our new car (xc90) and volvo do do one for ht ecar but they put it over the back seats where as i would like to do some thing that leaves some of the seats in place so the above solution may work well just need to get some fork holders. The car was just big enough to allow a full suspension 26" bike. I plan on removing this QR mount, cutting a hole in the board & mounting the QR coming up from the underside. You can get 15mm, 9mm or 20mm. The only hatches that I dont think it would work with are base Mini, fiat 500 and smart car obviously. I own a Toyota Prius C and have no issues putting in a large 29er Trek mountain bike. Dunno about a Mazda but in my Zafira it's just: Both back rows of seats down. it was great if i needed to carry three i clipped the two in the mounts and slid one the other way round between the two meant i could have three adults and all bikes and kit inside. Lay the assembly across the back of car/van/pick-up/trailer deck and you have QR mounting point for forks to support your bike upright. Not the whole clamp/bracket. The Saris Traps Triple Track (got to love the alliteration) means can be mounted to the floor inside your station wagon, hatchback or SUV, or to the truck bed of your pickup. Think I will return the adapter and see what I can muster together myself. A new landscape appeals to you, a beautiful excursion destination should be explored, or you would also like to enjoy exciting bike tours on vacation. Pros: The interior … Pros: Space inside the car is maximised, bikes are separate and there are minimal contact points with other metal and hard plastics – and that means the bike’s paintwork is protected. Happy cycling! The bike is a great means of transportation: It is environmentally friendly, offers you mobility, keeps you fit and is also a lot of fun. Had a Crosstrek...roughly same interior size and fit bikes in with front wheel removed. Latest Stories. Classifieds Rules Front wheel out, In this video we show you some basic tips on how to load your road or mountain bike into your car on the back seat. 2021 Team News: Veronique Sandler moves to Santa Cruz! Carrying the bikes inside the car. Just received the pendle attachment – it isnt what I expected – basically i just got the green cylinder (but its gold) thats in that pic above. Tow-bar bike beaks are priced from about $120 (Buzz Rack), $400 (4-bike Yakima) and $649 (Thule Reece-hitch bar). 25 years of bicycle transport in the car. I used to fit two hardtail mountain bikes in the back of my 2008 civic sedan, but I did have to fold down the back seats, take off the front wheels and alternate the bikes. There is a choice of roof racks to carry your bike (a) without removing the front wheel or (b) with the front wheel removed. Then the back fastening would be via a QR as well rather than blocks supporting the chainstays…. You may need to modify the above with some tarpaulin/old sheets to keep the interior nice but this approach has worked fine in every car I've owned (except the Mondeo estate where I can put two bagged bikes and a weekend's kit under the load cover in the boot). cookeaa – looks like a Pendle clamp/mount – http://www.pendle-bike.co.uk, Agree, yours would be a neat engineered solution but I dont want the faff of connecting another piece of kit into and out the car if it can be avoided. There are numerous types on the market but all have an outer nylon cover much like a backpack. My 2010 Ford Focus sedan fits my large Diamondback Release. The Best option I’ve found In the winter the last place you want your nice bike is on a hitch mounted rack. I would like to put my bike in the back upright, Mazda do a kit for this but it's stupid money. The salt will quickly destroy the gears, chain and rotors. (its only a 206 estate). If you drive a vehicle that has sufficient cabin or boot space, and you are prepared to partly dismantle your bicycle, such as removing the wheels, you might prefer to carry your bicycle inside your car. The first thing you need to do is remove the front wheel. Take both wheels off, lay the bike on the back seats with the drive side facing the windshield, left pedal sitting on the edge of the seat. Then just rang them and they processed it over phone. The bike is protected to a certain point but if you drop the bag or it has another bag placed on top then the bike or wheels may be damaged. You open the Element from the back, probably push some rear seats down, and roll your bike right in. source:motortrend.com Also, you will avoid taking children abroad as this may cause injuries to them. I know my Golf Estate has a sort of False floor in the boot, a rigid carpeted cover that lifts up to give access to further cubby holes and the spare wheel, I could if I wanted whack a couple of holes into place a front axle adaptor of some sort like you’re suggesting I think, then fold one of the rear seats forwards to allow the back wheel to go in…. According to the Velominati, the "Keepers of the Cog," they who wrote all "The Rules" that apply to the hard life of road cycling, the bike (s) on top of your car should be worth more than the car (Rule … >you can weld a turbo trainer to the floorpan <, Dead easy to fabricate something with alu section / machine bolts and use a hollow rod up front the same width and dia as your front hub to lock the forks down with a QR. Bit of foam between window and any metal The amount of room also depends on the type of bike which you don't say, road bikes generally need quite a bit less room than mountain bikes. Plus with a house full of rugby players and battle scarred bikes I'm beyond caring about the car interior and a few more scratches. FULL MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST £2.50. Just wondering if hatchbacks are the way to go? Fits two bikes, front wheels off. One Reddit user shows such a configuration. Contact Us Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. Reading this thread perhaps there is a market for a more general solution that fits plenty of cars. Premier Club so takes up little room. If you are traveling by car, there are a few different options for transporting your bicycle. Agree that it's just something else to faff around with…, My systems dead simple: flip the seats, throw a blanket down, throw the bike in. The simplest way to transport your bike without any extra equipment is basically by stowing it inside the car. But every now and then it has to be transported. It is characterized by its simple and flexible operation, and the tool-free assembly without modifications to the vehicle. I got a bigger vehicle just to make it easy to toss the bike in—but if you're leaving the bike overnight, that's a big risk, so think about concealing/locking it if you do. As soon as the DVLA get their fingers out with my reg transfer I'm picking up a new Mazda 5. I consider the test to be the "bicycle test". Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. Login/cookie issues? I then screwed in a block the same width as the front dropouts & stuck a QR through it. Drive off…. Strap-on racks cost from about $100 (Allen) to $250 (Saris Bones). i just havent bothered my arse yet ;-0, Just found this on a Mazda forum….this is exactly what I am after, if you could make the bar adjustable to squish it up to the cars insides to keep it tight that would be great, i will see if i can find a pic of my renault bit its great, one on ebay here actually ( not mine lol) it could be made to fit other cars no doubt. A Volvo S40 fits the bike in the boot as long as the wheels & seat are removed (from the bike, not the car). Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Kona Rove Ti, Lynskey Viale, Cooper CX, Trek 1.1, X-Caliber 6, WI, Cannondale Hooligan, Gunnar Roadie, Trek Stache and Fuel EX, Ontario, Canada (Trek Remedy9.8, Synapse Carbon 105), (NW Indiana) Spec Roubaix Force 1 & DiamondBack Release. No movement. Put first bike against side of car To those above talking about web ordering – we tend to limit spare parts to phone sales so we can make sure that you are ordering the correct parts. I fi get it tomorrow i will email you pics of my setup. Not every great bike ride starts from your front door, and if you want to go riding further afield than normal, you'll need something to transport your bike safely by car, or by air. Put the seat bottoms up, I can put bike right behind the driver and passenger seats, with the front wheel off. Ollie shows you how to remove the wheels and safely store the bike inside a car. i.e. )- BTW; if anyone starts making these and flogging them I want a cut !! …not sure how you'll hold the bike up off the floor with no wheels in. Close boot This will gain me about 15mm, which doesn't sound much, but will just make it that little bit easier. Remove front wheel. thats what i intend doing anyway put your bags either side if that helps it stay upright. In the second pic you can see the QR mounted above the base. Cookeaa – I just emailed pendle at their main email on their site. Bike racks on cars are one of the best ways of transporting your bike from point A to point B, so we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right one. Place both wheels between frame and back of seat. It's still upright. I don't like stacking bikes on top of each other. The vehicle has five doors, so you can fit your bike in several ways. I had a couple of wagons in the past that fit bikes great, but currently I drive a car like this and bikes fit in the back with wheels on no problem because it's longer than most compact hatchbacks. Done in a minute or two. [Edit - or a bigger car to fit the bike … With the front wheel removed, there are racks that come with an optional fork grabber that can be locked to avoid possible theft. It's a tight fit but with the front wheel off I can get it in...bike rack is in my near future. My girlfriend has a Fit, it's ridiculous how much that stupid little car can carry. The bars offer some support and you can either bungee it or just pack stuff around it to stop it falling over under any wild maneuvers. I like the look of that Pendle attachment, but for my current car it would be way too high. You simply use a dirt bike carry rack like the one pictured above, which you can check out on Amazon here > Dirt Bike Carrier . Line the boot and back of the seats with a mat or newspapers. As for cutting up a brand new Mazda 5's interior/bodywork… I can't imagine welding/bolting stuff to the car will do much for its warranty. Strap in to door handle / luggage eyes / seat back fittings as needed A large proportion of mountain bikes these days have a quick release, which makes it easy. We put our bikes upside down in our Octavia and lash them down using the eyelets that usually lock the seat backs in place. Using U bolt/clip attach the hub to the unistrut and thats it! upright, front wheel out possible on a slide in board or similar, anything that saves time/effort pre/post ride is a good idea in my book…, P.S. How to transport a dirt bike with a car This is probably the cheapest way of transporting a dirt bike, and is the perfect solution for those who don't wish to buy a van. After all, you don’t want to scratch either the bike or the car. Drop (split) rear seats. still have the rack but no scenic lol i keep meaning to try to fit it in the mrs zafira somehow . Inside The Car. Just ordered this at £11.50 secure it to a wood/metal base plate and Bobs your uncle. EDIT – this is obviously with the wheels off, which I stick in wheel bags to keep the car clean. The Bikeinside interior bike rack is the reference product for bike transport in the car. How to properly transport your bike inside your car. Put the seat backs down, I can lay bike in the back. id like a bar that could be extended/reduced to hold itself in the rear of the car with movable fork mounts on. Not bad. Take both wheels off, lay the bike on the back seats with the drive side facing the windshield, left pedal sitting on the edge of the seat. We welcome bicyclists of all skill levels including those who don't yet own a bike. i used to unclip two of the rear seats and had an internal bike rack that clipped in their place that had two fork clamps on it . Roof racks utilize the space on top of your car to transport your bike. Although they where mountain bikes rather than road bikes. Lol or is it really an anything will do type thing. I used to transport my bikes inside a car a bit smaller than a SUV. It sits along the foot well space between the rows of seats. An unrestrained bike can quickly become a dangerous object I don’t care about front wheel removal or not, I just want to transport my bike inside the car and store it there when needed as well. I plan on doing a few refinements to this at some point, as the new bike is slightly taller at the front & so only just goes in – I need to lower the QR mount as much as possible. It worked on the old bike, but the new Stumpy has asymmetric chainstays so they need some adjustment. Old curtains deployed to keep car clean. Ask us your questions or meetup with other redditors in your area for local rides. Privacy Santa Fe owner here. If you can leave the wheels in you can weld a turbo trainer to the floorpan and that'll hold the bike upright. Drop or remove seatpost. I put a blanket down to protect the bike/seats and we are good to go….way the need to have the bike upright. At the back, there's 2 blocks that the chainstays sit on, with holes in to pass some webbing through & secure the rear of the bike to the blocks. @Heather bash – currently that is my approach but it’s actually not he most efficient use of the space and and time wrestling a muddy bike (both wheels off) in and out of the car each time is a pain in the arse, blankets never cover everything so a pedal always snags something, ideally I don’t want to have to fold both rear seats so I can leave the nippers mounted on the 40% split and still get a bike in comfortably with the rear wheel still fitted, plus a boot full of riding kit/spares/food and just Go, not too much to ask is it? Even if the bike rack’s arm touches the fork a bit, generally the contact point on the arm is also soft rubber, meant to degrade before your bike does. Does it really need to be more complicated than this? Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. 2021 Team News: Loris Vergier Joins Trek Factory Racing, This topic has 42 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated. Use bungees to keep the bike from sliding. Ford fiesta hatch. upside down with the rear wheel still on works a treat for me. The most common way of transporting a triathlon bike is the soft bike bag. Sick of faffing with carriers and want to upgrade to a car that can fit me and the hubby and 2 bikes inside the car. Also need to use a large uninterrupted area for other things so I've got a Mazda 6 Est and large blankets . New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Ideally want a car that sells an approved kit to hold the bikes. Two wheels, or three, sometimes one, but never more than twenty. good for 3 people and 3 bikes and riding gear in realtive comfort. Get a Roof Rack. Search online for local shipping companies and get a few quotes for shipping your motorcycle. Enclosed shipping trailers will offer better protection from the elements, but open trailers might be a bit cheaper. Fold down the rear seats It helps free up more space lengthwise for longer bikes. Through-axle adapter For direct attachment of bicycles with through axle forks on the fork mount. I need to take that off, cut a slot in the base & get a new mount made up that fits in below to lower the height of the mount for the new bike. I've got an Outback wagon and I can fit my bike in there without removing the wheels and leaving some space in between the back of the front seats and the front of the front wheel. Recommend any good blankets for bikes? Motor Bike or two-wheeler transportation is one of the parcel services provided by Indian Railways, which are less expensive than other parcel services.It is one of the preferred ways to transport the bike from one place to a new city. 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