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    Who carries their MTB's inside vehicle?

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    Was pretty easily able to get a big Kona and a C'Dale in a Forester with other stuff without putting down the seat. I have always carried my bike or up to 3 generally piled in my s-10 blazer or old Volvo wagon fully assembled, maybe put lifejackets in between to prevent scracthes. Also good when I go to places like downtown New haven after a ride. I've even taken my small boat off its trailer, bolt down plywood with eye hooks on it, and load up 4 or more bikes for a greenyway type ride. Once again, I found it works best if they all lay down, padding between, and tightly ratchet strapped. Never had a real bike rack. Anyone else?
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    I carry my bikes inside my Honda Element.

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    I carry my bike laying down wheels-on inside my Escort wagon and transit work van. Even fit tools and supplies around it for work Saves a lot on cleaning and re oiling, also on security...
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    yup, I get mine in the trunk of an Acura with wheels and seat off.

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    Inside my Impreza with the front wheel off, but only because I haven't adapted the fork-mount roof rack to my Boost fork. I'll probably do that eventually, but as it's not secured by the rack locking mechanism, I'll still be transporting the bike in my car some of the time.

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    I can fit my bike in the back of my wrangler 4 door if I let the saddle down and take the front tire off and put a seat down.

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    When I'm only hauling one bike, I drop the rear seats and stuff the bike into my exploder intact. With more than one bike going, I mount the hitch rack and go
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    I have a few times, in a pinch. It'll fit in my Mini. It fits even better in the FJ.



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    another way I've gotten another bike on is to whip it on top of a rack with crossbars like that FJ, with an open glove over the brake lever, bars, then ratchet strap it down flat! Never know its there.
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    In the winter I won't put my bikes outside because of the salt on the road, I have a Honda Element and Fit. I can put my bikes inside the Element by taking off the front wheel, I have to take both wheels off to fit them in the Fit. I have long legs and a dropper post, otherwise it would be tough to fit it in the Element with the back wheel on.

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    I do

    In a Honda Element. They fit with both wheels on, but it is like a puzzle getting the bars to clear the opening.

    I'm thinking of getting a hitch rack though. The inside of the Element gets dirty back there. Plus I have kids so I sometimes need to pick them up and I can't do that with both seats folded up.

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    Wood plank + kuat dirtbag mounts. Cheap and easy, no drag, safe and secure.


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    PVC rack strapped to the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69tr6r View Post
    In a Honda Element. They fit with both wheels on, but it is like a puzzle getting the bars to clear the opening.

    I'm thinking of getting a hitch rack though. The inside of the Element gets dirty back there. Plus I have kids so I sometimes need to pick them up and I can't do that with both seats folded up.

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    For dirt control, I simply pack a small scrub brush in my car and use it to brush off the tires, downtube, and other areas that accumulate lots of dirt before packing-up the bike in the car after a ride. It doesn't work perfectly in mud season, but it still does a decent job. Besides, I usually ride my road bike to give the trails a break if they are that muddy.

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    I like the homemade mount ideas!!! Keep 'em comin! ok anybody ever on a motorcycle??!
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    I bought a hitch rack for my Jeep awhile back and devised a plan to use the hold downs from it in the van. They can be easily swapped back and forth.

    I made a base that I bolted to the floor;

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    I flip the hold down for clearance when not in use;

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    I'll toss my dirt jumper / mtbmx bike in the back of my Forester if I'm heading into the city to do some urban riding. Easier to parallel park on the street than with the bike rack on. The DJ will also fit in my better half's new Impreza with the whee off, too.

    I use my bike rack most of the time, though. It's just so easy to toss the bike on it. Plus, when I get the bike dirty or ride through hidden dog / geese poo (the worst) I don't have to worry about getting that in the car.
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