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Old 06-26-18, 07:27 AM
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Does a 'easy to disassemble' bike exist?

Greetings friends,

​​​​​​New here and haven't had a bike in years (to put things in prespective didn't even know disc brake bikes existed).

I have a relatively small car and the seats don't fold so I'm in the hunt for a mountain bike with a budget of $300 that I can take the wheels off and fit in the trunk.

Is there such thing as a easy to disassemble bike? Am i adding complexity by getting a disc brake based bike for taking wheels of on trips? Looking at Merax Finiss 26", any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you
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Old 06-26-18, 09:17 AM
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Disc brake wheels are just as easy to remove/install as rim brake wheels. You just have to make sure the rotor is centered in the calliper when installing. If the brakes are hydraulic, don't squeeze the lever with the wheels off.

What car do you have? I have personally fit a bike in my Accord's trunk with the wheels off, but it was much easier in the back seat. The trunk required some manoeuvring to get it through the opening.
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
If the brakes are hydraulic, don't squeeze the lever with the wheels off.
These are handy to help prevent that:

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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
Disc brake wheels are just as easy to remove/install as rim brake wheels. You just have to make sure the rotor is centered in the calliper when installing. If the brakes are hydraulic, don't squeeze the lever with the wheels off.

What car do you have? I have personally fit a bike in my Accord's trunk with the wheels off, but it was much easier in the back seat. The trunk required some manoeuvring to get it through the opening.
Thanks, indeed looking at the videos it seems straight forward. For the rear wheel the consensus seems to move the bike into the smallest chain gear, then remove the wheel.

I have a old 04 bmw 3 series sedan, the rear seat are is rather small and in an effort of keeping things clean I think if I can take the wheels off and have the bike in the trunk that would be ideal.
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Any bike with quick release wheels is awesome, a fellow I know can fit his TWO road bikes AND my Scott 29er into his 2018 Honda Civic!
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Old 06-26-18, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tomjones1 View Post
I have a old 04 bmw 3 series sedan, the rear seat are is rather small and in an effort of keeping things clean I think if I can take the wheels off and have the bike in the trunk that would be ideal.
This is how 2 bikes fit the trunk of my 03 Accord when I tested a few months ago:

The bike on the bottom is a 15" and it was much easier to maneuver in the trunk opening than the 22" that is on top. I could fit them both if I removed the seat post on the top bike.

Here are the same two bikes in the back seat:

It was much easier to transport them this way. I did fasten them with a seat belt so they would not go flying if I had to brake hard.

Edit: I could of probably fit a 3rd bike in the back seat if I put the wheels in the trunk.

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I had a bike that was easy to take apart when I was 9 and boy was my dad sore about putting it back together...

I got better at it, thank goodness.
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Nothing can be easier than QR wheels. Correct order-of-operations is key. About 7-seconds to remove and re-install.

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If price is your top priority the cheapest way to go is to get a trunk rack.

Montague makes folding mountain bikes, they're designed to fold up to fit into your trunk, here's the cheapest one:
https://www.montaguebikes.com/produc...ooper-express/


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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Nothing can be easier than QR wheels. Correct order-of-operations is key. About 7-seconds to remove and re-install.

https://youtu.be/t26gpddRxIU
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Originally Posted by RubenAlonzo View Post
Any bike with quick release wheels is awesome, a fellow I know can fit his TWO road bikes AND my Scott 29er into his 2018 Honda Civic!
I presume the more modern thru axles are also easy enough, although perhaps takes a bit more screwing.

A few of the 20" (406), and perhaps 24" folding bikes are also made for moderately rugged terrain, although perhaps not full BMX style jumping & etc.
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I am going to try a different route than what was asked. What you thought about a bike rack? https://www.amazon.ca/Allen-Sports-D...ords=bike+rack

This way you don't have to get the inside of your car dirty too. You have the option of picking up a friend too.
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Old 07-01-18, 02:14 PM
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All,

Thank you so much for the feedback. I proceeded with a bike with QR wheels and that did the trick. Removing rear wheels for trunk and dumping the frame on rear seats did the trick and it's a painless process with the quick release wheels.

Thanks again for the input.
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