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    Which vehicles can carry a full size DH bike INSIDE?

    I know that the Ford Transit connect and the Eurovan can... are there any SUVs or "cooler" looking vehicles that can carry a DH bike upright and inside?

    Maybe even some trucks with shells can do this? Would love to see some more options...

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    Eurovans are cool! These guys pimped mine, Home - TotallyT4
    Probably not much help if you're outside the UK but gives you an idea of the potential - check the gallery
    I have a roof mounted bike rack strapped to the floor inside to keep it upright. Plus you have room to get changed, sleep, etc.

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    Vans are just so practical.





    Even our minivan (2004 Pontiac Montana) allows me to slide my XC bike in upright with the seat jacked way up.
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    +1 on the vans. With a fork mount (do they make these for TAs?) you can fit 6 bikes in the back of a minivan when alternating the way the bike faces. That's with the captain seats still in place, just the removal of the last bench. I know minivans aren't "cool" but you can imagine how much space there will be in a full size van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorSerioso View Post
    I know minivans aren't "cool"
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    Definitely not cool, but most minivans can fit full length DH bikes - with some seats removed, I assume?

    Not bad, those things can be had practically for free.

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    I'm sure the Honda Element can do this. The SC version looks pretty sharp. A plus is the rear seats can fold all the way up and out of the way, can be used as beds, or can be removed to reveal a perfectly flat floor. Thinking this would be cool to keep one rear seat as a bed, and you are all set to camp out somewhere with the bike right next to you. It'll be cozy though.

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    I thought that the element could not fit the slack DH bikes?

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    I guess you'd have to actually try it. But this seems to show some possibilities. Maybe have to turn the front wheel like they did here: The MTB Funhog: Bike Shuttle Review: Honda Element

    Or if all else fails, load the bike in diagonally. I don't own one, but have seen them in person...seemed large enough...but just guessing based on memory.
    Last edited by kameraguy; 02-18-2012 at 04:01 AM.

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