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Just a simple question can you fit a mountain bike in the boot of an up?

I need to do a short one off journey with my bike. I'm planning on removing as much off the bike as practicable (wheels, pedals etc) but was just thinking is it actually possible and if it's an easy fit.

The bike is just a standard 19inch full sus mtb with 650b wheels

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Yes, providing you don't have any passengers other than dwarfs. I find I have to slide the passenger seat as far forward as possible and tilt the seat forward a bit too. (that's with front wheel of bike removed)
Have you tried to get it in yet?
 

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I took my road bike to a sportive a week ago - both wheels off, it went in easily with no need to move either front seat.

Although an mtb has bulkier tube sections than a road bike, I believe the overall outline would be similar.

Just remember, both wheels need to come off.
 

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Cheers. Just wanted to make sure it was t going to be like getting a square peg in a round hole.
 

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I too will have the same issue... Got it in the polo with no issues
(Front wheel removed seat forward routine)

Didn't try it as I just looked at the space in litres compared with the polo...

If I can ever get the wife out of 'her' car I will feed back lol
 

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Well if I do manage it. I'll take photo graphic proof and use it as a master plan for future reference. Lol
 

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Nice one chris...
It was one consideration of buying but i justified the
Daft price by thinking i could always bolt a bar to the
Back of the underside to mount the beast on.

Be interesting to see...
Cant try myself, mrs has nicked the up again!
 

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Well the short answer to if it fits redstar is a yes. But would recommend removing the pedals, seat post and handle bars to make it fit even easier.


Untitled by chris_r582, on Flickr
 

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Great job nicely does it.
Phill.
 

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Cheers chris.
Will try it this week too.
See you have a bay too, bit of a theme there mate.
We are off in the t4 westy this weekend get in!
 

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Redstar said:
Cheers chris.
Will try it this week too.
See you have a bay too, bit of a theme there mate.
We are off in the t4 westy this weekend get in!
I know a kind of got the VW bug (no pun but i use to have a beetle as well)

The bay is my my summer time mtb ride (having a pick up has its uses) but its good to know if all else fails i can relay on the Up!
 

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Update if required. .
My full sized (l frame) full sus mtb
Fits with no issues with only the front
Wheel out.
Surprised to say the least!
Mrs is so happy now as i have christened
The new motor with mud. ......
 

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I managed to fit a fully grown chocolate lab in the boot the other weekend, if that's any indicator.

His little face resting next to the rear head restraint was so cute.
 

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@snes, juat to ensure i stay on the naughty steps, tried another in for good measure... will be no chatting over dinner tonight me thinks.....
 
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