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Will a Road bike fit with the rear seats up and both wheels removed.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Tampaukfan, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Tampaukfan

    Tampaukfan Member

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    Can anyone verify that a mens road bike with both wheels removed can fit in the rear trunk with the seats up?
     
  2. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    I think it is going to be tight depending on the frame size...
    (I put a tandem in the back with both seats down and both wheels removed)
     
  3. cziegler

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    #3 cziegler, Mar 24, 2015
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    Yes. Details of "yes": I have a Specialized S-Works Venge (road bike), 56 cm, and I am 5'9". Why the details? Because it is a tight fit and if you are very tall, your results may vary.
     
  4. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Removing the seat can help a lot, if you are tall. That is pretty easy; mark your adjusted height with some tape or a sharpie first.
     
  5. Tampaukfan

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    Spent to much on getting fitted to risk removing the seat, I am riding a 51.5 Pinarello which is like a 54 in any other brand. Im 5'09 as well... so sounds like it will fit with no problem. I know the Venge has a lot of top tube slope so there is more seat post exposed than my setup.. Thank you for the replies!
     
  6. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Yes, your bike will probably fit.

    I'm 6'1" so my frame is a little bigger. What I should have said was to remove the seat and seat post as a unit. I do this all the time to put my bike in tight spaces. If you mark the seat post at the top of the seat tube. It's pretty easy to get it back within a fraction of a millimeter; I can't imagine a fraction of a mm upsetting any fit.

    Have fun!
     

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