Does The Bike Fit? - 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long-Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Does The Bike Fit?

July 28, 2011

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Yes, the much-adored "Does The Bike Fit?" segment is back. Copies/variations have shown up on these pages recently, editors wondering whether such things as ladders, surfboards and mattresses would fit into our long-term vehicles. I have yet to see any royalties whatsoever for my brilliant idea. But I'm not bitter.

And I'm not upset that "Does The Bike Fit" finished somewhere south of first place in a recent Inside Line poll question asking readers about their favorite blog topics. Hey, me and DTBF were just happy to be nominated by the academy. I'd be happier still if, of the 34-or-so votes it got, 33 hadn't come from me.

But I digress. So will a bike fit in the Acura TSX Sport Wagon? "Of course, you idiot, it's a wagon," you're no doubt saying.

And yes, it will fit. But there's a catch:

The catch is that the way the TSX Sport Wagon's rear shock absorbers jut into the cargo area greatly hampers the width of the car at the point where a bicycle's seat would like to be resting on the floor.

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In the end, it still wasn't a big deal, as the TSX has such a long/deep cargo area that I just shoved the bike a little further back than usual to slide the seat around the shock. You'd see what I was talking about if this photo were at all legible.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 10,049 miles.

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