I fit a 29er and a 27.5” in my Model 3 and only remove the front wheels. Both are hard tail Mountain bikes with 120mm and 100mm travel front forks. I leave the seat posts in their riding positions.Man, I can't see fitting a road bike inside for most adults. The height of the seat post makes it really difficult. The only videos I've found of people getting bikes inside are like 26" mtb or tiny road frames with seat post almost all the way down. If you're able to make it fit would be interested in knowing how!
Man, I can't see fitting a road bike inside for most adults. The height of the seat post makes it really difficult. The only videos I've found of people getting bikes inside are like 26" mtb or tiny road frames with seat post almost all the way down. If you're able to make it fit would be interested in knowing how!
Around here it's definitely not legal to obscure your plate, but I see numerous cars with rear mounted bike racks everyday. The police obviously do not care enough to stop people for it. But if they pull you over for something else there is a very good chance they will tack on some extra fines for obscuring the plate.I live in the UK, where making the lights and number plate invisible would be illegal. Have you had a legal opinion from a local traffic policeman..?
Model 3 with 5 bikes.
Tesla factory roof rails (Model 3 Roof Rack).
Two Yakima HighSpeed bike carriers on the roof (HighSpeed | Fork Mount Bike Rack | Yakima Racks).
A Stealth Hitch (stealthhitches.com) installed on the back (DIY) with a 1 Up 3-tray Heavy Duty bike carrier (1UP USA | OFFICIAL SITE). View attachment 538195View attachment 538196View attachment 538197
When I was younger and would go windsurfing at the Outer Banks, in NC., we'd stick our boards backward, that way the tailfin would catch on the straps, if for some reason the boards slid backward.All these rides look awesome with a board, box or bike on the roof! Get outside and have fun!
How do you like that Yakima roof bike rack? I just got the same as well. Do you take the Yakima bike rack off the roof after you are done riding since it is so large or leave it on all the tine? Your car looks a lot like mine except I haven’t gotten sport wheels yet!
How do you like the 1up rack? I need to buy a 4 bike set up, for my wife’s SUV and have been shopping around. I like the Kuat, but the price is steep just to haul the kids bikes around here and there.
Range now 60 miles... Jk
I like the stealth hitch carrier. I will prob do that eventually much better solution than the roof.
Yes, this setup affects efficiency. I was seeing wh/mi in the 450s with the 5 bikes. Highway driving, temps in the 50s.Nice, how's your mileage?
The stealth hitch is great. I installed it. Not too complicated. There's a nice video demonstrating the installation on etrailer.com (https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Stealth-Hitches/391TES317T.html). It took me a few hours to install the hitch and electrical wiring. You can't see anything when the receiver/hitch is removed. See the stealth hitch website to see how it is concealed. I have a 2019 model 3 that has a panel, otherwise the instructions show you how to cut a small hole in the panel. There is also a 3rd party panel door that you can add to cover the hole you make.that's an awesome setup! I am ordering a stealth soon. Did you do install yourself? Is it complicated? Is it visible when not racked/hitched up? Does it involve cutting the molding?
You can easily fit a bike in the back of the model 3 with the back seats down. I have no problem getting a fat tire mountain bike inside the back of the car with the rear seats down (front wheel removed). I've actually gotten two fat tire mountain bikes inside the back of the car with the rear seats folded down.Very nice. I'm hoping (and will try soon) to get my Specialized road bike in the back seat with the front wheel and right pedal off and towels on the seat and the back of the armrest area. I have a bike rack from my previous Subaru Legacy and now for my Subaru Ascent. Roof racks for bikes are tough for shorter people (about 5' 8"), but might be OK on a shorter car like the M3. They are also difficult with weightier objects that need to be kept pretty straight to get them in (ie. bikes).
Enjoy the biking with your family! Don't omit the helmets.
Yes, the rear sensors show a constant red line detecting the hitch mounted bike rack. No alarms when driving but continually beeps when the car is in reverse (detecting a near object, the bike rack). Autopilot seems to work okay, but I assume there is some limitation and drive with caution.Fabulous!
A question about the rear rack… any considerations for the sensors in the rear bumper and/or camera? Something must be impaired...
I easily fit a fat tire mountain bike (27.5 inch wheels) inside the back of the car with the front wheel removed. The rear seats are folded down. I actually fit two fat tire mountain bikes inside the car with gear on one trip.Man, I can't see fitting a road bike inside for most adults. The height of the seat post makes it really difficult. The only videos I've found of people getting bikes inside are like 26" mtb or tiny road frames with seat post almost all the way down. If you're able to make it fit would be interested in knowing how!
Yes, I think this could draw some additional fines. There is a license plate holder that can be fitted to the end of the 1 UP rack (License Plate Holder 2.0 – 1UP USA | OFFICIAL SITE), and even one with an additional LED light.I live in the UK, where making the lights and number plate invisible would be illegal. Have you had a legal opinion from a local traffic policeman..?
good to know.I had the StealthHitch installed a few months ago. Love it!
I use a Kuuat two-tray bike carrier.
Always loosen the rear tire strap FIRST and the front tire bar LAST -- I learned this the hard way when my electric mountain bike tipped over onto my Model 3 and the handlebar cracked the rear windshield